Thursday, June 4, 2020

By the Gods!

Massimo Serato and Livio Lorenzon in CAVALIER IN THE DEVIL'S CASTLE (1959)

I recently got a great copy of this, in widescreen and in color. It was from a TV broadcast (I removed the logo in the corner). There is a nice copy in Italian on Youtube from an unscrupulous channel I won't name but this TV broadcast one is much better. It's a really a fun film that's good looking as well. The story is pretty simple and sorta predictable but the quick pacing keeps it moving, even though the many melodramatic scenes of Massimo's evil character dealing with two beautiful women, played by Irène Tunc and Luisella Boni. I already wrote a mini-review of this here. Suffice it to say, this color version blows the once ubiquitous Black & White copies that circulated everywhere.

Co-written by Sergio Corbucci.

Irène Tunc is miserable with Massimo

Massimo is about to marry Luisella Boni, a popular PEPLUM cliché!

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