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Author Topic: The Etruscan Kills Again / L' Etrusco uccide ancora (Armando Crispino, 1972)  (Read 12750 times)

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I have just finished dubbing an English VHS track to the excellent German DVD release of this underrated giallo.  The quality is an immense improvement over the Eurovista release which had very poor picture and sound quality, was missing footage and the DVD would skip to the main menu during the all important final scene. 

I do not know why people look down on this film.  Okay, it does have some terrible dialogue ("does an Etruscan burial ground turn you on?") but I really like the supernatural undertones and it is certainly different to other gialli from this particular period.  Ayone else notice how Riz Ortolani's music is reminiscent of his main theme from CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST?  Alex Cord, future star of AIRWOLF, is a little bit wooden in the title role and his tash became an annoying obstacle when trying to synch the audio.

I have included some screenshots from my fandub and also from Eurovista release so that you can see the difference in quality.





















My next composite will either be ANIMA PERSA (16x9, Italian audio with English subtitles) or I will continue the Etruscan theme with MURDER IN AN ETRUSCAN CEMETARY (English audio).
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vigilanteforce

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his tash became an annoying obstacle when trying to synch the audio.

That's very funny Oli, I am not a huge fan of the movie but I would certainly give it another chance by watching your fandub! Looks excellent.
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Never seen it Oli, really looking forward to seeing your version though mate.



Is the grey haired guy in this grab the same guy who wakes up with a horses head in his bed in 'The Godfather'? looks just like him.
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Yep, that's the one.  He is really good in this, really over the top.
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Just looked him up, it's John Marley  :'(
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I interviewed Mr. Cord for the '70s Tough Guy encyclopedia I started writing (but am now kinda-sorta on hiatus with).

He didn't have much to say about this film, as he seems to recall his Western roles most fondly of all (he's a big equestrian enthusiast).

I know Alex Cord was perhaps not a major player on the '70s action-star scene, but damn if he doesn't have a cool voice and oddly cool screen presence. And if anyone needs convincing of his acting chops, see his maniacal performance in THE LAST GRENADE opposite Stanley Baker.
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Mike, you got any cool interviews or bits of fluff you'd care to share with us mate?
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I interviewed Mr. Cord for the '70s Tough Guy encyclopedia I started writing (but am now kinda-sorta on hiatus with).

He didn't have much to say about this film, as he seems to recall his Western roles most fondly of all (he's a big equestrian enthusiast).

I know Alex Cord was perhaps not a major player on the '70s action-star scene, but damn if he doesn't have a cool voice and oddly cool screen presence. And if anyone needs convincing of his acting chops, see his maniacal performance in THE LAST GRENADE opposite Stanley Baker.


Well he does have an on-screen presence, that is for sure, but perhaps it is the poor dialogue that lets him down in this film.  Always thought he was cool in AIRWOLF with that white suit and eye patch.

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Mike, you got any cool interviews or bits of fluff you'd care to share with us mate?

In general, or about Alex Cord in particular?

I'm trying to save most of my anecdotal gold -- at least the stuff that's never been uttered before -- for the book.

But I interviewed Bo Svenson for the project, and when he checked in with me a few months ago, I told him of the book's postponement and suggested we go ahead and run his intvw in SHOCK CINEMA magazine. So Bo's intvw should be in the next SC, and he's got some good revelations. Is that mag distributed in the U.K.?
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Looking forward to this one, I wonder what happened to the CRIMES OF THE BLACK CAT disc you sent me....
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Has it not arrived yet Magnus?  Lefteris got his a few days ago so you should have yours by now.
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No unfortunately not... so it might be lost...
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I will send again Magnus.
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Great, many thanks - please include your new release as well!!  ;)

I have started working on Che fanno i nostri supermen tra le vergini della giungla? using the Italian DVD and Swedish VHS. It seems to be a silly film but I have special place in my heart for superheroes.  :-X
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This might be a silly question, but regarding the fandubs you guys make, is there any way I can get my hands on some of them? ;D
Unfortunately I don't have much to trade (pretty much all my dvds are commercially available DVDs), the rare films I owned were mostly in VHS and I gradually lost pretty much all of them during the years (that's what happens when you have a younger brother that deletes your italian horror tapes to record Dragon Ball Z episodes... ???).

Also, any tips you might want to share with a newbie (software used, ...)? I would like to try and make something myself one of these days...  ;)
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