Daily Archives February 13, 2018

077: Fury in Marrakech (1966)


FURY IN MARRAKECH (1966)


Furia a Marrakech (original title)

Fury in Marrakech (Worldwide)
La mort paye en dollars (France)
Ölüm saçan dolarlar (Turkey)
Death Pays in Dollars (USA TV title)

1966 Italy | France
Direction: Mino Loy, Luciano Martino
Actors: Stephen Forsyth, Dominique Boschero, Jack Ary

An American CIA agent must find the whereabouts of Top Secret microfilm that was smuggled over by two Russian scientists who had been hoping to defect.

Follows Secret Agent Fireball (1965)
Follows Killers Are Challenged (1966)


FURY IN MARRAKECH (1966) OPENING CREDITS



FURY IN MARRAKECH (1966) POSTERS


 


Music: Carlo Savino
Cinematography: Floriano Trenker
Edited by: Eugenio Alabiso
Production companies: Radius Productions, Zenith Cinematografica
Running time: 90 minutes (95 minutes in West Germany)

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Electra One | With Death On Your Back (1967)


ELECTRA ONE | WITH DEATH ON YOUR BACK (1967)


Con la muerte en la espalda (original title)

Con la morte alle spalle (Italy)
Typhon sur Hambourg (France)
Operation Taifun (Germany)
With Death on Your Back
Electra One

1967 Spain | Italy | France
Direction: Alfonso Balcázar
Actors: George Martin, Vivi Bach, Klausjürgen Wussow

A criminal organization led by a man named Elektra has found a serum capable of unleashing aggression. Aware of the news, the Soviet and American governments decide to join forces to stop the dangerous threat.

A cunning, elusive thief proves to be too much for the world powers in the 1960’s. Gary gets interrupted on a jewel heist as three world powers’ representatives examine a chemical that means life or death, chaos or peace. Gary sees there is something valuable, even if he doesn’t know what it is yet. He kidnaps (and sort of saves) the now dead doctor’s assistant and the case she is clinging to for the safety of the world. With agents of Electra One hot on their trail and with US and Russia trying desperately to get the formula for themselves… the two are in for one wild chase.

It was originally shot in an experimental 70mm 3D filming technique

“Jazzy score, beautiful women, good car chase in a Eurospy action flick.”


ELECTRA ONE | WITH DEATH ON YOUR BACK (1967) TRAILER



ELECTRA ONE | WITH DEATH ON YOUR BACK (1967) POSTERS



Music: Claude Bolling
Cinematography: Victor Monreal
Edited by: Carmen Fàbregas
Production companies: Balcázar Producciones Cinematográficas, Comptoir Français du Film Production (CFFP), Francais du Film, Producciones Cinematográficas Balcazar, West Fides Comptoir, West Film
Running time: 86 minutes

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Danger: Diabolik (1968)


DANGER: DIABOLIK (1968)


Diabolik (original title)

Diabolik (Italy)

1968 Italy | France
Direction: Mario Bava
Actors: John Philip Law, Marisa Mell, Michel Piccoli

Based on the Italian comic series Diabolik by Angela and Luciana Giussani. A criminal named Diabolik (John Phillip Law), who plans large-scale heists for his girlfriend Eva Kant (Marisa Mell), is pursued by Inspector Ginko (Michel Piccoli), who blackmails the gangster Ralph Valmont (Adolfo Celi) into catching Diabolik for him.


Danger: Diabolik was released on DVD by Paramount Pictures on June 14, 2005. The DVD includes an audio commentary by John Phillip Law and Mario Bava biographer Tim Lucas, as well as the music video for “Body Movin'” by the hip-hop group the Beastie Boys. Reviews of the disc by Cinefantastique, DVD Talk and Video Librarian praised the release, noting a high-quality digital transfer and the plethora of extra features. The DVD is now out of print.

Two English-language dubs of Danger: Diabolik were produced, both featuring the voices of Law, Mell and Terry-Thomas. The original English version, used for the film’s theatrical and DVD release, presented the remaining cast dubbed with predominantly British accents. The second version, used for the film’s VHS and LaserDisc release (as well as its showing on Mystery Science Theater 3000), was created when the original sound elements for the dubbed version (aside from those of the three aforementioned performers) were believed to be lost; the non-English-speaking actors were dubbed with American accents. This version also greatly remixed the audio levels for the sound effects and music, and dropped the Danger: from the original English version’s title due to using an Italian print. The audio masters for the original English version were eventually recovered by Kim Aubry of American Zoetrope, who produced Paramount’s DVD release.


DANGER: DIABOLIK (1968) TRAILER



DANGER: DIABOLIK (1968) POSTERS



Music: Ennio Morricone
Cinematography: Antonio Rinaldi
Edited by: Romana Fortini
Production company: Dino de Laurentiis | Marianne Productions
Running time: 105 minutes

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