Title: CIRIO SANTIAGO R.I.P.
Jack J - September 28, 2008 06:22 PM (GMT)
The headline sadly says it all. :(
Cirio Santiago died yesterday. He had cancer.
There's an obituary here:http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadl...iago-dies-at-72
Believe it or not but he was actually working on a NEW post-apocalypse film!!! Who else but Santiago would even think of doing one of those 20 years after the genre died. Well, except Bruno Mattei and he also left the building not long ago.
RIP old buddy.
BELOWaverage - September 28, 2008 06:25 PM (GMT)
thats really sad, especially his son dying 6 months before him. His legacy will never be forgotten, thats for sure. Rest in peace.
Jack J - September 28, 2008 09:28 PM (GMT)
I'd like to bring to your attention a new Santiago review section over at Fred Adelman's (also a member here) eMag Critical Condition. Fred wrote this in tonight's memorial thread over at Dvdmaniacs (and I hope he doesn't mind my posting it here):
I've made no secret of my love for everything Santiago, but his death really hit me hard because I am in the middle of creating a page on my site devoted to all of the films he made with Roger Corman. While the page is nowhere near completed (I have at least 20 more films to post), I decided to release it "as is" and add reviews as I type them in. This is my tribute to Mr. Santiago and the hours and hours of enjoyment he has given me:
Michael Gustavsson - September 28, 2008 09:47 PM (GMT)
Very sad news :( Santiago was one of the most enjoyable directors in the action field.
Lars Jacobsson - September 28, 2008 09:52 PM (GMT)
Sad news indeed. RIP, Cirio, thanks for the entertainment :(
I always had a soft spot for his post apocalyptic actioners. Hell, i'll take WHEELS OF FIRE over MAD MAX any day...
DarkMaze - September 29, 2008 05:44 AM (GMT)
Holy cow, I was watching FUTURE HUNTERS the night he died... :(
I had heard he got sick during the making of ROAD RAIDERS, and I got an email from Jim Wynorski earlier this summer mentioning that he was flying out to Manila to help him finish it. Sounds like Santiago was more than just sick.
Man, that's just awful news.