Title: DEATH SMILES AT MURDER
Description: Death Smiles at Murder Review
Joe D'Amato Jr. - September 26, 2007 01:32 AM (GMT)
Death Smiles at Murder
Directed by Joe D'Amato (Aristide Massaccesi)
Starring Klaus Kinski, Luciano Rossi, Fernando Cerulli, Carla Mancini
Directed by Aristide Massaccesi (Joe D'Amato). DEATH SMILES ON MURDER (Death Smiled at Murder)(1972) is the only film that directer Joe D'Amato acually used his real name as the director. Before Joe D'amato began filming softcore and hardcore films he was a cinematographer and director for a couple very effective Gialli (WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO SOLANGE, THE KILLER IS ON THE PHONE) and Horror films (THE DEVIL'S WEDDING NIGHT).
Joe D'Amato (Aristide Massaccesi) was born on December 15, 1936, in Rome and died in Rome, Italy because of a heart attack. Here he directs Klaus Kinski and gorgeous Ewa Aulin in this wild story of a man who uses an ancient Incan formula to raise the dead and uses it for his own series of revenge murders. Bizarre, surreal and at times incomprehensible, this D'Amato film (which he also scripted) is full of hypnotic scenes and strong scenes of violence. B)
Mario - September 26, 2007 12:51 PM (GMT)
Do you actually own this DVD edition? Does it worth to get? Could you give details (extras, audio, aspect ratio, etc)?
Joe D'Amato Jr. - September 26, 2007 07:43 PM (GMT)
I do own this version of the DVD. It is in my mind worth getting. Details would be the following:
You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada. LANGUAGES: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), Dutch (Subtitles)
SPECIAL FEATURES: Uncut, Trailer(s), Scene Access, Production Notes, Photo Gallery, and an Interactive Menu.
stephen grimes - September 28, 2007 01:17 PM (GMT)
My only problem with this great dvd is the sound isn't too good,very crackly and low-infact the trailer sounds better!
Joe D'Amato Jr. - September 28, 2007 07:34 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (stephen grimes @ Sep 28 2007, 01:17 PM)|
| My only problem with this great dvd is the sound isn't too good,very crackly and low-infact the trailer sounds better! |
It is crackly because it is a yellow film, some yellow films have that old record sound in the background in them.
stephen grimes - September 28, 2007 08:08 PM (GMT)
What's a 'yellow' film?Do you mean a giallo?
I know these old European/Italian films have hiss and crackle in the background this just seems to be worse than most,obviously the English track was in a bit of a bad state and they did the best they could with it.Just a shame as the picture quality is excellent,fingers crossed we might see another edition this time with both the English and Italian dubs.
Joe D'Amato Jr. - September 28, 2007 08:48 PM (GMT)
giallo is referred to as yellow. Plus the version above is also cut.
stephen grimes - September 28, 2007 08:50 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Joe D'Amato Jr. @ Sep 28 2007, 08:48 PM)|
| giallo is referred to as yellow. Plus the version above is also cut. |
Giallo is Italian for yellow.
What's missing from the Dutch disc?
Joe D'Amato Jr. - September 29, 2007 12:29 AM (GMT)
Well, looking at the back of my DVD the time it shows doesn't match the time on IMBd and exploited.
stephen grimes - September 29, 2007 08:33 AM (GMT)
|Well, looking at the back of my DVD the time it shows doesn't match the time on IMBd and exploited. |
Xploited have this and the German language disc as being uncut.It's just under 85 mins, has anyone seen a longer version of this?How long is the Greek tape(s)?
Joe D'Amato Jr. - September 29, 2007 03:57 PM (GMT)
Italy runtime for the uncut version is 92?
stephen grimes - September 29, 2007 04:40 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Joe D'Amato Jr. @ Sep 29 2007, 04:57 PM)|
| Italy runtime for the uncut version is 92 |
Can you/anyone confirm this?If this is correct i'd love to see the extra footage missing from the English version,never heard about a longer version.I know about the Avo Film and LF tapes from Italy but have no details of their running time,anyone got dvd-r's of these or this uncut/longer Italian version for trade?Thanks
stephen grimes - October 11, 2007 06:26 PM (GMT)
From Nocturno magazine 1998
Joe D'Amato Jr. - October 11, 2007 11:32 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (stephen grimes @ Oct 11 2007, 06:26 PM)|
From Nocturno magazine 1998