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Title: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 12 Oct 2007 - 10:15
Just came across this at the Midnight Media site,A5 format with a full interview and available soon on pre-order for £6.95.
Anyone got anymore details?

http://www.midnight-media.demon.co.uk/CASTELLARI.html (http://www.midnight-media.demon.co.uk/CASTELLARI.html)
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Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Jonny on 12 Oct 2007 - 10:23
First I've heard of it.

I'll definitely be buying a copy though I'm not keen on the cover.
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 12 Oct 2007 - 13:08
Fucking great! They must do one on Lenzi as well! The cover could be better but I will be happy to own a copy. Will you be carrying this one on your store Johny?
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Jonny on 12 Oct 2007 - 13:25
I hadn't planned to get any of these but I suppose I could do, I'll email Paul about it and let you know.
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: death_proof_reg on 12 Oct 2007 - 13:49
Cover is a bit iffy but thats something I'd happily read.
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Jonny on 12 Oct 2007 - 15:04
I've just heard back from Paul and can confirm that I'll be getting a small supply of these books.

Price for forum members will £5.95 inc P&P

They're currently at the printers so should be with me pretty soon.

PM me if you want a copy putting aside.  :'(
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 12 Oct 2007 - 18:04
Is it a book or another magazine masquerading as a book?
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Jonny on 12 Oct 2007 - 18:07
Same as Blazing Magnums, a booklet  :D
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Jonny on 26 Oct 2007 - 09:23
The books have arrived! I've literally just opened the parcel so haven't had chance to read the whole thing. As usual it's full colour throughout and chock full of posters, DVD, VHS art work. Out of the 43 pages in the book 35 are taken up by the interview with Castellari, the rest is an introduction and a filmography.

Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 27 Oct 2007 - 14:09
I've got 1 left if anyone else wants one. £5.95 including P&P to forum members.

Can paypal you the money if you still have one left- you can send it along with the rest of my stuff!
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Richard C on 27 Oct 2007 - 14:49
Damn I missed out on this one - damn job getting in the way of my Internet browsing.....   ;D
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 27 Oct 2007 - 15:56
Just sent you payment, Jonny.
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Jonny on 27 Oct 2007 - 18:43
Lefteris and Kev are covered.

Richard that spare copy has your name it if you want it?
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Richard C on 28 Oct 2007 - 10:41
Lefteris and Kev are covered.

Richard that spare copy has your name it if you want it?
Yes please. I'll sort out payment asap.
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 02 Nov 2007 - 08:52
Got mine this morning(along with Nick the Sting,cheers Jonny :P) and it's a great little read,good main interview with Castellari and plenty of cool poster art,video covers and stills.Recomended.
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Jonny on 02 Nov 2007 - 09:04
It's not bad is it? I read it in one go yesterday morning whilst having a brew, one thing that I did find invaluable was the fact that the interview took place in Fabrizio De Angelis' steak house in Rome! You can bet good money the wife and I will be having a meal there next time we visit Rome  :P
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Paul on 02 Nov 2007 - 09:06
I didn't know about De Angelis' steak house. I'd love to go bac to Rome - I was saying to Mia, it was one of my favourite holidays we've had. Such a magical city.
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Jonny on 02 Nov 2007 - 09:15
Elaine and I have discussed going on holiday to other countries/cities over and over and every time we both end up agreeing that we only want to go back to Rome. It's possibly the only thing we both agree on and we both love it, when I retire I'm going to go and live there.
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Jay on 04 Nov 2007 - 23:13
Just returned from San Sebastian and was delighted to meet one of the organisers of Fantasporto. In conversation, he mentioned that Castellari may be attending and I asked for Keoma to be screened, if at all possible. Anyway, that's the Jay News Flash.

Jay
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Paul on 05 Nov 2007 - 07:53
Just returned from San Sebastian and was delighted to meet one of the organisers of Fantasporto. In conversation, he mentioned that Castellari may be attending and I asked for Keoma to be screened, if at all possible. Anyway, that's the Jay News Flash.

Jay

Jay - any talk of Catellari's long-mooted new Western with Nero?
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 19 Nov 2007 - 20:06
Just skimmed through this one and it's a nice read and a great layout. Hope there's more like this. ;)
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Jay on 19 Nov 2007 - 20:07
No word on the western as of yet. I'll drop Enzo a line and ask.

Jay
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Paul on 19 Nov 2007 - 22:27
No word on the western as of yet. I'll drop Enzo a line and ask.

Jay

Cheers, Jay. There was talk of a plethora of people being involved a couple of years ago. Rutger Hauer, Christophe Lambert, Quentin Tarantino, Ethan Hawke and Liam Neeson. But there hasn't been any word for ages.
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Jonny on 19 Nov 2007 - 22:36
Not heard anything about this western from Jay lately...
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: The Hunchback on 20 Nov 2007 - 05:21
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Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 20 Nov 2007 - 08:01
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Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 20 Nov 2007 - 11:23
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I did see what it originally said but was so tired I've forgotten.
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 20 Nov 2007 - 14:19
He was wanting one of the books but I told him there probably weren't any copies left so I sent him the link to xploited. They have them there, too.
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: The Hunchback on 08 Dec 2007 - 07:39
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Sorry, I've forgotten what this was all about. ???
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: K August on 03 Feb 2008 - 01:17
Midnight Media had great intent, but I was disappointed with this.

The interview barely touched many of Enzo's westerns and my favorites of Enzo's output.  That's not to say that portions weren't interesting, but I was expecting a lot more depth in regards to Enzo's work.

Oh well.

Anyway, if anyone wants to trade for my copy...just PM me. I'm looking for Ivan Rassimov stuff (particularly gialli/westerns era).
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Paul on 04 Feb 2008 - 11:07
I think a career-spanning, all-encompassing book on Castellari would be most welcome. The Midnight Media book is okay, but nothing more than an interview padded out with stills and coverart.
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 04 Feb 2008 - 13:11
Wish FAB Press would have a go at something this rather than that Satanic Sluts stuff  they recently put out,i remember a rumor a few years back that they were going to do a book on Lenzi but nothing came of it or their repress of the Deodato book which would've been a winner if released at the same time as the Grindhouse SE.
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Paul on 04 Feb 2008 - 13:15
It would be great if a decent publisher like Fab did a series of books on Italian directors. I'd buy them, and I know most of you lot would too. A book on Lenzi or Martino would be the logical place to start, as the ir work covers so many different genres, there'd probalby be a lot interest.
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Andrew Monroe on 04 Feb 2008 - 16:42
It would be great if a decent publisher like Fab did a series of books on Italian directors. I'd buy them, and I know most of you lot would too. A book on Lenzi or Martino would be the logical place to start, as the ir work covers so many different genres, there'd probalby be a lot interest.

Oh yeah, I`d be thrilled to see a series of books on Italian directors, as well as an ongoing series on some of the character actors like the Rossi book. As far as directors go, Lenzi and Martino would be most welcome, as well as folks like Mario Caiano who also worked in several genres. Appreciations of people like Luciano Pigozzi aka Alan Collins for one would be nice too.
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 04 Feb 2008 - 16:48
As far as directors go, Lenzi and Martino would be most welcome, as well as folks like Mario Caiano who also worked in several genres.
Matt Blake was telling me the other day that he interviewed Mario Caiano awhile back and that interview will be included in his new upcoming book on obscure cult cinema 'The Wild Eye',there's also an Italian lannguage interview with him in Cine 70 #2 with some pictures of him at work.
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Paul on 04 Feb 2008 - 16:53
The Rossi book was great and a very brave book for Fab to get behind, when you consider how obscure a character actor he was. I really hope they managed to shift enough to make similar books a viable proposition for them.
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 04 Feb 2008 - 17:01
Yeah it was great they took a chance on it,really well designed and put together as well.
As Andrew said something on the prolific Luciano Pigozzi (Alan Collins) would be most welcome,this guy seems to have turned up in just about every genre Italian cinema had to offer.
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Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 04 Feb 2008 - 17:03
Luciano Pigozzi (Alan Collins) would be most welcome,this guy seems to have turned up in just about every genre Italian cinema had to offer.
especially in Margheriti films. :-\
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Andrew Monroe on 04 Feb 2008 - 19:15
Thanks for the Pigozzi photo Stephen! That`s great news about Matt Blake`s next book - I had seen a vague mention that he is working on one but didn`t know what it was about. Looking forward to the Caiano interview - Eye In The Labyrinth is a fave of mine. I`ve been reading his blog, great stuff. Here`s a link for anyone who doesn`t already know about it: http://thewildeye.co.uk/   I only recently decided to take a deeper look into Eurospy films so I picked up Matt`s Eurospy Guide and highly recommend it.

I agree, Paul, it was brave of FAB to do that Rossi book. It`s gotten some fairly mainstream notices too, the Canadian horror magazine Rue Morgue gave it a positive review only recently. Not a big fan of this gore`n`metal type magazine but still, it`s great they`re helping get the word out on that book.
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: K August on 05 Feb 2008 - 23:16
I think a career-spanning, all-encompassing book on Castellari would be most welcome. The Midnight Media book is okay, but nothing more than an interview padded out with stills and coverart.

Agreed.   ::)The Italian only book wasn't so great either (I don't understand more than a few phrases/words in Italian) but I got rid of that pretty quickly.

It would be nice to have something a la Glittering Images with at least English and Italian (and Spanish would be nice).

Andrew, I like your idea about FAB press doing books on a series of directors (I'd vote for actors too, like the Rossi book which I've seen but don't own).

I'd love to see a book on Sergio Martino as well as Castellari.
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Andrew Monroe on 06 Feb 2008 - 13:11
Yeah, Kim I`d love to see a study on Martino or Lenzi, but since dvd interviews do exist with those 2, I`d be even more interested in seeing in-depth appreciations of folks like Luigi Bazzoni, Massimo Dallamano, etc...
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Jay on 08 Feb 2008 - 12:30
I did start a book on Castellari and got round to working on complete credits for all his movies. I must finish it after I... finish book two.
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Paul on 08 Feb 2008 - 12:34
I did start a book on Castellari and got round to working on complete credits for all his movies. I must finish it after I... finish book two.

Finish it, Jay.  ::)
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: K August on 09 Feb 2008 - 13:45
I did start a book on Castellari and got round to working on complete credits for all his movies. I must finish it after I... finish book two.

I second that request. Please finish it Jay. If anyone can do Enzo guistizia it's you.
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Jay on 09 Feb 2008 - 15:04
Thanks guys! I haven't given up yet. Book two is completed and with the publisher so I need something else to do!

Here's a typical credit for the book:

1975

Italian theatrical title: LE AVVENTURE E GLI AMORI DI SCARAMOUCHE
West German theatrical title: Scaramouche  Der Teufelsker
US theatrical title: The Loves and Times of Scaramouche
GB video title: Scaramouche
alternative titles: My Name is Scaramouche, La Grande Debandade

countries of origin: Italy, West Germany & Yugoslavia
Avco Embassy Pictures presents a film produced by Federico G. Aicardi. a Zephir Film Productions (Rome) / Lisa Film (Munich) / Jadran Film (Zagreb) co-production
copyright: [Elv] ©1975. Epee Films Productions.

directed by 'Enzo Castellari' i.e. Enzo Girolami

produced by Federico G. Aicardi. production manager: Beniamino Sterpetti. story by Tito Carpi. screenplay by Tito Carpi & 'Enzo G. Castellari'. director of photography: Giovanni Bergamini. music by [Franco] Bixio - [Fabio] Frizzi - [Vince] Tempera. title song "Scaramouche" composed by Dammico - Bixio - Frizzi - Tempera is sung by Daniel Sentacruz Ensemble and recorded by EMI. film editor: Gianfranco Amicucci. art director: Enzo Bulgarelli. set decorator: Riccardo Dominici & Tihomir Piletic. costume designer: Luciano Sagoni. assistant directors: Roberto Pariante & Vanja Aljinovic.  sound: Pietro Spadoni. stunt director: Roco Lerro. dialogue coach: Ian Danby. titles: Nedelco Dragic. colour [IT/US] by Telecolor.

cast: Michael Sarrazin (Scaramouche). Ursula Andress (Josephine de Beauharnais) <in> "The Loves and Times of Scaramouche" <co-starring> Aldo Maccione (Napoleon Bonaparte) <co-starring> Giancarlo Prete ([IT] Fischio [Elv] Whistle). Michael Forest (Danglar). Sal Borgese (Chagrin) <also starring> Nico Il Grande (Napoleon's secretary). Gisela Hahn. Karin Fiedner.Vera De Oliveira (Josephine's maid).
Romano Puppo, Massimo Vanni & Alex Togni (royal bodyguards). [+uncredited on Elv] Damir Mejovsek (Cossak general). Luciano Pigozzi (Father).

note: Music composer Frizzi, can be seen on Rai Uno’s ‘Piu Sani Piu Belli’, a daytime television show.

Italian theatrical distributor
Cineriz
(released in September 1976)
rating: none
running time 101 minutes

US theatrical distributor
Avco Embassy Pictures
(released in March 1976)
rated PG
running time 91 minutes

Dutch video distributor
Video for Pleasure
rating: none 
running time 89' 14" minutes
catalogue no. 505.

References: Rivista del Cinematografica, April 1976, p.320 [brief credits]. Cinematografica ITA, Ja/Feb. 1976, p.89-90 [credits & synopsis]. The Hollywood Reporter, 18/07/1975 p.12 [in production listing]. Variety 17/03/1976 [brief credits & review by 'Murf']. 'Screen World 1977' by John Willis, p.204 [brief credits].

1976

Italian theatrical title: KEOMA
GB theatrical title: The Violent Breed
GB video titles: The Violent Breed, Keoma
alternative titles: Keoma... The Violent Breed, Violent One, Django Rides Again, Django's Great Return, Django 2, Reglement De Comptes A Blackstone, Mon Nom Est Keoma, Keoma Il Vendicatore

country of origin: Italy
Manolo Bolognini presents... an Uranos Cinematografica S.r.l. production
copyright: none

directed by 'Enzo G. Castellari' i.e. Enzo Girolami

executive producer: Manolo Bolognini. production manager: Stefano Pegoraro. story by Luigi Montefiori. screenplay by Mino Roli, Nico Ducci, Luigi Montefiori & Enzo G. Castellari. director of photography: Aiace Parolin. music by Guido & Maurizio De Angelis. film editor: Gianfranco Amicucci. assistant director & stunt co-ordinator: Rocco Lerro. art director: Carlo Simi. recorded in English by Technosound for Cinitalia, Rome. dubbing editor: Nick Alexander. re-recording: Romano Pampaloni. camera operator: Gianni Bergamini. unit manager: Carlo Giovagnorio. script continuity: Vivalda Vigorelli. make-up artist: Alfonso Gola. hairstylist: Giuseppina Bovino. assistant cameramen: Maurizio Cipriani & Massimo Carta. set decorator: Carlo Gentili. sound recordist: Bernardino Fronzetti. boom operator: Benito Alchimede. make-up assistant: Gilberto Provenghi. action stills: Ermanno Serto. production co-ordination: Nicolo Forte. production accountant: Luigi Scardino. 1st assistant editor: Cesarina Casini. 2nd assistant editor: Roberto Amicucci. set dresser: Silvano Natali. seamstress: Maria Castrignano. key grip: Guglielmo Maga. gaffer: Bruno Pasqualini. special effects: Giovanni Corridori. set construction: Gilberto Carbononaro. sound effects: Tonino Caciuttolo. costume house: Cinecostume. footwear: Pompei. wigs: Rocchetti - Carboni. sets: SET. processing laboratory: Technospecs. [colour by] Eastmancolor.

cast: Franco Nero (Keoma). William Berger (William H. Shannon, Keoma's father). Orso Maria Guerrini (Butch). Gabriella Giacobbe (old woman). Olga Karlatos (Lisa, the pregnant woman). Woody Strode (George). Donald O'Brien (Caldwell). Wolfgang Soldati. 'Leon Lenoir' i.e. Leonardo Scavino (doctor). Victoria Zinny (saloon woman). Alfio Caltabiano. Giovanni Cianfranglia. Antonio Marsina (Lemmy). 'John' i.e. Gianni Lofreddo (Sam). [+ uncredited] Riccardo Puzzuti (Colt).

production: filmed on location and at R.P.A. - Elios Studios

GB theatrical distributor
Intercontinental (released in September 1977)
rated: X
running time 85 minutes

GB video distributor
[as "The Violent Breed"] Hokushin Audio Visual Ltd.
rating: none
running time 85 minutes
catalogue no: VM 33 [letterboxed]

GB video distributor
[as {print} "Keoma" {video box} "Keoma - The Violent Breed"]
Aktiv (released in 1994)
rated: 15
running time 96 minutes
catalogue no: 0007 [letterboxed - ratio 2:35]

references: 'Monthly Film Bulletin', vol. 44, no. 526, November 1977, p. 235 [credits, synopsis & reviw by Colin Pahlow].

Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Paul on 09 Feb 2008 - 19:45
Perfect. There's probably more info in those two entries than there was in the whole of the Midnight Media book  ::)
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 09 Feb 2008 - 23:45
Perfect. There's probably more info in those two entries than there was in the whole of the Midnight Media book  ::)
He He! :-\

i read the whole thing sitting on the throne!
Title: Re: Castellari:Action Italian Style (Midnight Media)
Post by: K August on 11 Feb 2008 - 17:20
Thanks guys! I haven't given up yet. Book two is completed and with the publisher so I need something else to do!



Yes, you are the man for the job Jay. Go for it. Great entries.