Dellamorte Dellamore (1994)

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Looks good, sounds nice, has characters that you sympathize with.

Eye pleasuring special effects, the most wicked motorcycle – bus-horse-witnessed crash scene on Italian film, and 22-year old Anna Falchi.

The only thing to dislike, is the story line that feels out of sync, it’s like somebody shuffled comic strips from various Dylan dog  stories and spliced them into one movie.

The segments perfectly work separately, but as an unified film they are rather confusing. At the end of the film you find yourself, same as the main characters, at the end of a beautiful road to nowhere.

‘Dellamorte Dellamore” is not bad if a  cinematic-cemetery-one-night-stand is what you’re looking for.

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Anna Biller: The Short Film Collection

The short film collection on vimeo is a watch worth,

my personal favorite: ‘ A visit from the Incubus’

‘The Hypnotist’ is not written and directed by, but made it into the collection for some reason.

Anna Biller: The Short Film Collection from Anna Biller on Vimeo.

 

Silk (1986) / Dune Warriors (1990)

Silk (1986) – Cec Verrell is Jenny Sleighton aka Silk, the smoothest cop in Honolulu,  she shoots, climbs, kills and loves. Unfortunately not so much stuff typical to a female characater.

‘ When the heat’s on no one’s smoother than ….’
The theme song is a typical ‘CH Santiago’ soundtrack ‘smash hit’
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Dune Warriors (1990) – a Mad Max 2  like post apocalyptic dessert adventure. Swords meet motorcycles and machine guns (the opening scene says it all), felt a bit like ‘7 samurai’ ; and David Carradine is in it.
Lets not forget Rick Hill, who was in ‘The Devastator’.

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R.O.T.O.R. (1987)

I needed 5 attempts over the last year  to make it through the first 10 minutes of ROTOR, but the worst was still ahead of me.

Crazy dialog with weird punchlines, illogical scene placement and length,  a funny tinfoil robot in a tiny police hat, sound great…

…unfortunately all that is painful to watch.

The digital remaster on BD does not make it better.

One of the movies that you have more fun talking about than actually watching it.

The guy who player ROTOR played also 3 more characters (according to IMDB).

RLM made an episode of BOTW about it.

R.O.T.O.R.-1989-VHS-tape

cover found on http://bmoviebffs.com/

Viva (2007)

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Haven’t seen all these elements in such a combination. Well drawn characters, even Rick who is mostly on a ‘business- trip’ is quite important to the story.

Written, directed, edited, starred, scored, produced, costumes and music by Anna Biller.

This film has very intense moments, the ending is quite flat if you compare it to the roller coaster, the rest of the movie has been (70’s style ending ?)

Such a shame I missed the Anna Biller guest screenings at Cinenova.

‘Anna Biller collection bluray-set’ comming soon ?