Thursday, June 25, 2020

By the Gods!

Béatrice Altariba and Brett Halsey in THE SEVENTH SWORD (1962; Le sette spade del vendicatore)

This won't be a review or even an overview. It's just a mention. Directed by Riccardo Freda so you know this will be good. And it is. Certainly the climatic swordfight which is stunning. It's difficult to take a screengrab of it since the print I have is very dark but wow, even as dark as it is, the whole sword fight is a stand-out. Freda was really a great filmmaker. This, btw, is a remake of Freda's first film, DON CESARE DI BAZAN (1942) starring Gino Cervi.

And just by coincidence, I acquired the biography called RICCARDO FREDA: THE LIFE AND WORKS OF A BORN FILMMAKER by Roberto Curti. It took forever to arrive and it cost a lot of money but I can't wait to read it. 

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