Saturday, November 22, 2014

Antonio Margheriti Film Review

On Saturday 22 November 22 2014 there will be in PISA a review of some of the most significant films made by my father, ANTONIO MARGHERITI.
 
The exhibition will take place at the Red THEATER P.zza Carrara to Pisa, the program would be as follows: a first projection at 18.00 in "and God said to Cain" western Gothic atmosphere with a wonderful KLAUS KINSKI who plays a character between the ghost and the executioner; to follow a apericena and a meeting with the public debate to speak to me of the long film career by Antonio Margheriti; at 21.00 "THE OUTSIDER-IL CINEMA DI ANTONIO MARGHERITI" the documentary I made on the occasion of the tenth year of his passing and his Gothic masterpiece: "DANSE MACABRE" with one of the most intense and sensual interpretations of BARBARA STEELE; followed by a midnight screening with "COMMANDO LEOPARD" an action movie with those that have been called the best special effects that my father and I have ever made.

Spaghetti Western Locations

We continue our search for locations for “A Few Dollars for Django”. Following the opening credits we see Regan riding into town slowly passing a man being dragged behind a horse. He stops at the sheriff’s office, ties up his horse, and goes inside.
 
 
The town is the same that appears in “For a Few Dollars More” where the Man with No Name tells the men outside the sheriff’s office the town needs a new sheriff at Colmenar Viejo a region 30 kms north of Madrid off M-607. The town site is now part of a military helicopter base and a cow pasture. Plenty of foundations and building materials can be found among the many berry bushes and vegetation that cover the site.
 

For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi Yasuda’s location site: http://y-yasuda.net/film-location.htm and Captain Douglas Film Locations http://www.western-locations-spain.com/

WHITE COMANCHE

Comanche blanco – Spanish title
Rio Hondo – Spanish title
E viene l’ora della vendetta – Italian title
Den onde dubbelgångaren – Swedish title
White Comanche – English title
Hour of Vengeance – English title
White Comanche – U.S.A. title
 
A 1968 Spanish production [Producciones Cinematograficas A.B. (Madrid)]
Producer: Sam White
Director: Gilbert Lee Kay (José Briz Méndez)
Story: Manuel Gómez Rivera, José Briz Méndez
Screenplay: Frank Gruber, Robert I. Holt (Robert Irwin Holt)
Cinematography: Francis Fraile (Francisco Fraile) [Eastmancolor, widescreen]
Music: Jean Ledrut
Running time: 93 minutes
 
Cast:
Sheriff Logan – Joseph Cotton
Johnny Moon – William Shatner
Noah – William Shatner
Kelly – Rossana Yani (Marta Paxot)
White Fawn – Perla Cristal (Perla Lijtik)
General Garcia – Vidal Molina (Mariano Molina)
Jed Grimes – Luis Prendes (Luis Estreada)
Mayor Bolker – Bart Barry (Bernabe Barri)
Ellis – Vincent Rocca (Vicente Rocca)
Kah To – Luis Rivera (Luis Melgarejo)
Coor Garcia – Xavier Maza (Javier Maiza)
Carter – Victor Israel (Josep Vilannova)
Quincy – Ferdinand Lewi (Fernando Lewis)
Parson – Héctor Quiroga
Comanche – Gene Reyes
Comanche squaw - Diana Lorys (Anna Vega)
Comanche/towsman – José Terrón
Blacksmith - Cris Huerta (Crisanto Brieva)
Dennis – Ian Castelli (Gian Castelli)
With: Dick Adams (Richard Adams), Simón Arriaga, José Bastida, José Canalejas, Ricardo Costa, Martín Díaz, Rufino Inglés (Rufino Garcia), José Jaspe (José Rivas), Joseph Lluck (José Lluch), Soledad Miranda (Soledad Bueno), Emilio Rodríguez, Aldo Sambrell (Alfredo Brell), Amalia Velázquez, Elsa Zabala
 
 
Notah and Johnny Moon, twin brothers ​​of an Indian mother and white father, look alike physically to the point that Johnny is often blamed for criminal activities and atrocities performed by Notah the “White Comanche”. Tired of this situation Johnny Notah decides to confront his brother which can only be solved in a duel to the death. In the meantime, Johnny becomes an assistant sheriff, where he tries to puts an end to the clashes between rival groups of the owner of the saloon and a general fanatical bounty hunter. On the day of the duel with Notah, Johnny confronts his fearless, murderous  brother, though wounded Johnny, manages to kill him. Hopefully he can live a peaceful life as he rides off into the sunset.
 

 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Guess Who I Am


I was born in the small village of Leskovac, Serbia/Yugoslavia in 1940.
 
I was a physical education teacher before becoming an actor.
 
I was typecast as an Native American in all my West and East German Euro-westerns.
 
Guess who I am.
 
No one guessed this week's photo of Gojko Mitic.
 
 

New DVD Release

Sein Wechselgeld ist Blei
(Days of Violence)
(1967)
 
Director: Alfonso Brescia
Starring: Peter Lee Lawrence, Rosalba Neri, Luigi Vannucchi
 
Country: Germany
Label: MVL
Region: B, PAL
Blu-ray
Audio: Dolby Digital German, Italian
Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Running time: 104 minutes
Extras:
ASIN: B00NA8TOJC
Available November 21, 2014

Who Are Those Guys? - Drogomir Bojanić (aka Anthony Ghidra)

 
Dragomir Bojanić was born in Kragujevic, Serbia, Yugoslavia June 13, 1933. After the Second World War, he lost both of his parents and was orphaned. Gidra’s mother Novka, died of tuberculosis, when the actor was nine years old, while his father Jeannot who was an officer in the Serbian army was shot and killed. The loss of his family failed to break his spirit, and he graduated from high school and while working in a meat processing plant, and a produce packing plant, later jokingly calling this his educational institution and conservatory. After graduation, he worked a year in the Red Star cannery, but a love of art and a change of scenery was stronger than anything else in his life.
 
He joined an amateur theater group, Sveta Mladenovic and appeared in the Kragujevačko National Theatre. He continued to save what money he could and enrolled in acting class taught by the famous Raše Plaovića at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Belgrade. During the first year of his studies he appeared at the National Theatre. At this point, the he was one of the most promising young artists in the history of the Yugoslav theater. In 1955 he started his film career in a supporting role in the film directed by Žike Mitrovića “Ešalon doktora M”, followed by a rich cinematic opus. He continued in supporting roles, and played a significant role in more than thirty domestic films. Along with a respectable career in Yugoslavia, his name became well known beyond. Specifically, under the pseudonym Anthony Gidra he appeared in more than ten Westerns and action films in Italy during the 1960s. His greatest fame came in the role of Zika Pavlovic in the ten part movie “Crazy” which was filmed from 1978-1992. Ghidra became one of the unsung heroes of the Euro-western. He appeared in six Euro-westerns, starring in five and was the perfect silent older gunfighter in these films.
 
During his film studies he met actress Ljiljana Kontić [1931-2005] whom he married in 1966. The couple had a daughter Jelene in 1970. About his family Dragomir once said, “I never thought I could be so hooked. When I was young, I could not even imagine that one day I would be so attached to my family.” - said the artist. The couple had their difficulties and separated twice but always came back together. As a true Montenegrin, Ljalja was the pillar of the home, and at the expense of her career she decided to focus more on the preservation of domestic peace and stayed home to raise Jelene.
 
Dragomir died on November 11, 1993 of liver cancer. Ljiljana died twelve years later in 2005 and the two are buried side by side in the New Cemetery in Belgrade, Serbia.
 
BOJANIC, Dragomir (aka Dragan Bojanic, Gidra, Gidra Bojanic, Drgomir Bojanic-Gidra, Anthony Ghidra, Antonio Ghidra, Anthony Ghidra, Anthony Gidra, Dragomir Bojanic Gidra, Antony Guidra) (Dragomir Bojanic) [6/13/1933, Kragujevic, Serbia, Yugoslavia - 11/11/1993, Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia (liver cancer)] – stage, TV actor, married to actress Ljiljana Kontić [1931-2005] (1966-1993), father of Jelene Bojanić [1970-    ].
Frontier Hellcat - 1964 (Joe)
Ballad of a Gunman - 1967 (Rocco/Blackie) [as Anthony Ghidra]
Django, the Last Killer - 1967 (Raza/Rezza/Rocco/Django) [as Anthony Ghidra]
A Hole in the Forehead - 1968 (Billy/John Blood) [as Anthony Ghidra]
God May Forgive You, Not Me - 1968 (Dick Smart) [as Anthony Ghidra]
Tequila Joe - 1968 (Sheriff ‘Tequila Joe’ Donnell) [as Anthony Ghidra]

Thursday, November 20, 2014

WHITE APACHE

L’Apache Bianco – Italian title
Apache Kid – Spanish title
Valkoinen apassi – Finnish title
Der weiße Apache - Die Rache des Halbbluts– German title
O lefkos Apachi – Greek title
Apache Branco – Portuguese title
White Apache – English title
 
A 1985 Italian, Spanish co-production [Beatric Film (Rome), Multivideo S.A. (Barcelona)]
Producers: José María Cunillés, Isabel Mulá
Director: Vincent Dawn (Bruno Mattei)
Story: Roberto Di Girolamo
Screenplay: José María Cunillés, Franco Prosperi
Cinematography: José María Cunillés, Julio Burgos [Telecolor, widescreen]
Music: Lugi Cecarelli
Running time: 100 minutes
 
Cast:
Shining Sky – Sebastian Harrison
Rising Sun – Lola Forner (Maria Forner)
Governor – Albert Farley (Alberto Quaglini)
Ryder/Redeath – Charley Bravo (Carlos Bravo)
Isabella – Cinzia de Ponti (Cinzia Fiordeponti)
Crazy Bull – Charles Borromel (Carlo Borromeo)
White Bear – José Canalejas
Cribbens – Luciano Pigozzi
Dueña – Benny Cardoso (Beni Cadoso)
Indian – Ignacio Carreno Carreño (Ignacio López)
With: Emilio Línder, José Moreno
 

Deep in the Old West a small wagon train is attacked by bandits who kill the men, women and children, but just before they kill the last survivor, a group of Apaches arrive on the scene and kill the bandits. They rescue a woman who has survived and take her back to camp where she gives birth, but dies of her wounds. Her son is named Shining Sky and he is raised by White Bear the Apache Chief as his own son, alongside his son Black Wolf. The boys are inseparable as youngsters, but fall apart over the love of Rising Sun and as they fight for her, Black Wolf is accidentally killed. Shining Sky leaves the tribe to live with the white men but discovers that they are a vile bunch who plan to kill off the Apaches who are stopping them from settling in the territory. Finding rejection and persecution by the Whites he returns to the Apaches where he joins them in their fight against the white man’s intrusion of their tribal lands.
 
YouTube film clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7Lli34hgWg