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PAID IN BLOOD (1971) Original title: "Quelle Sporche Anime Dannate." Violent spaghetti western starring Jeff Cameron, Donald O'Brien, Alfredo Rizzo, Krista Nell, and others. Directed by Luigi Batzella. Dubbed in English. (B/B-).
PALIO, IL (1932) Alessandro Blasetti directs this light drama centering around annual horse races in Siena, Italy. The plot involves one racer who's put out of commission by jealous rivals, only to recover his health just in time to enter the competitions and win first prize. Stars Leda Gloria, Guido Celano, Ugo Ceseri, Umberto Sacripante, and others. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (A-/B).
PANHANDLE CALIBRE .38 (1972) Original title: "E Alla Fine lo Chiamarono Jerusalem L'Implacabile." Bandits try to steal a precious cargo in this rare spaghetti western starring Keenan Wynn, Scott Holden, Delia Boccardo, Giorgio Trestini, and others. Directed by Antonio Secchi. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
PANIC IN BANGKOK FOR OSS 117 (1964) Upgrade!! Secret agent 0SS 117 (played by Kerwin Mathews) sets out to stop an evil scientist who is about to unleash on the world a virulent biological strain he has developed during experiments on rats. Lots of action. Also starring Robert Hossein, Pier Angeli, Dominique Wilms, and others. Directed by Andre Hunnebelle. Dubbed in English, with Greek subtitles (A/A-).
PAPAYA (1978) English-subtitled print of this voodoo horror flick starring Melissa Chimenti, Maurice Poli, Sirpa Lane, and others. Tropical enchantress seduces men and kills them. Contains authentic voodoo footage. Directed by Aristide Massaccesi (alias Joe D'Amato). Dubbed in German, with English subtitles. (B/B-).
PAPPAGALLI, I (1955) Comedy starring Aldo Fabrizi, Alberto Sordi, Maria Fiore, Cosetta Greco, and others. Directed by Bruno Paolinelli. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (A-/B).
PATTUGLIA ANTI-GANG (1966) Also known as: "The Friday Man." Rare French crime starring Robert Hossein, Raymond Pellegrin, Gabriele Tinti, Ilaria Occhini, Pierre Clementi, and others. Directed by Bernard Borderie. Letterboxed. Dubbed in French, with no subtitles. (A-/B).
PENNE NERE (1952) Also known as: "Black Feathers." Well-photographed war flick set in Italy during the last crucial two years of World War II, after the Badoglio government had signed an armistice with the allies. Alpine soldier returns home, faces more conflict. Stars Marcello Mastroianni, Marina Vlady, Guido Celano, and others. Directed by Oreste Biancoli. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (A/A-).
PERFUME OF THE LADY IN BLACK (1976) Original title: "Il Profumo della Signora in Nero." Interesting giallo from director Franesco Barilli, which stars Mimsy Farmer as a girl who seems to be slowly going insane, while a series of puzzling events happen around her. Also stars Maurizio Bonuglia, Mario Scaccia, Lara Wendel, ad others. Dubbed in English, with Greek subtitles. (B/B-).
PERVERSION STORY (1969) Original title: "Las Trompetas del Apocalipsis." Brett Halsey plays a police inspector hired to investigate a series of bizarre killings in this crime/giallo entry from Spain. Also starring Marilu Tolo, Fabrizio Moroni, Gerard Tichy, and others. Dubbed in English. (B/B-).
PHARAOH (1966) Here's an unusual item- a Polish sword-and-sandal film. A critic states: "The film is a lovingly rendered meditation on the dissolution of a an ancient dynasty. The slow and stately pace matches centuries of the oppressive weight of tradition bearing down on a dying culture, symbolized by the dead stone colossi and gargantuan architecture. There are moments of great beauty, such as the lovely sequence of fowling from a punt in the marshes, and the opening scene of divination on the battlefield by means of observing the movements of the sacred scarab dung beetles. Without a doubt, the most convincing depiction of those fascinating past people to date on the screen." Directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz. Letterboxed at 1.85:1. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
PHENOMENAL AND THE TREASURE OF TUTANKHAMEN (1968) Ruggero Deodato directs this swingin' 60's adventure. A masked superhero searches for a magical golden relic while trying to prevent the plundering of an Egyptian tomb. Stars Gordon Mitchell, Lucretia Love, Mauro Parenti, John Karlsen, Carla Romanelli, and Giuseppe Terranova. Dubbed in English. (A-/B)..
PIA OF PTOLEMY (1958) This rarely seen film takes place during the Middle Ages, in Siena, Italy. Nello Della Pietra (played by Arnoldo Foa), lord of the Ghibbelines, holds hostage Pia (Ilaria Occhini), the daughter of his rival, in a mad lust for power. A young painter (Jacques Sernas) who has fallen in love with Pia, vows to destroy Pietra. Another good low-budget epic from director Sergio Grieco. Dubbed in English. (B/B-).
PIACERE E IL MISTERO, IL (1964) One of the more high-scale and well-directed "mondo" films, which explores different regions of the world, exposing some of the mystical, cruel, and sensual elements of mankind. Directed by Enzo Peri. Letterboxed. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (A-/B).
PIACERE DI RIVEDERLA, AL (1976) Rare giallo starring Ugo Tognazzi, Francoise Fabian, Miou-Miou, Claudio Bigagli, and others. Directed by Marco Leto. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (B/B-).
PINCHCLIFFE GRAND PRIX (1975) Norse puppet animation. A bicycle repairman named Reodor Felgen decides that he will enter a car race to defeat his former friend who has stolen his plans for a car. Directed by Ivo Caprino, this one is an obvious take off of the muppets adventures. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
PIRATE SHIP (1949) Also known as: "The Mutineers." Mobster Thomas Nagle and his gang take over a ship to use running guns and counterfeit money into Lisbon. Fast-paced adventure starring Jon Hall, George Reeves, Adele Jergens, and others. Directed by Jean Yarbrough. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
PIRATE'S CAPTIVE, THE (1959) Also known as: "Pirate and the Slave Girl." An incorrigible Spanish nobleman (played by Massimo Serato) is assigned to infiltrate a vicious band of pirates (led by Lex Barker), in order to retrieve a nobleman's daughter. Unusual costume adventure also starring Chelo Alonso, Graziella Granata, Luigi Tosi, and others. Directed by Piero Pierotti. Dubbed in English, with Greek subtitles. (A-/B).
PIRATES OF THE BLACK HAWK (1958) When Duke Manfred (played by Andrea Aureli) illegally usurps the throne of Monteforte and employs Moorish pirates to sack and destroy villages along the coast, Richard (Gerard Landry) and his trusty crew of the Black Hawk go out for vengeance. Also starring Ettore Manni, Mijanou Bardot, Germano Longo, Giulio Battiferri, and Pina Bottin. Directed by Sergio Grieco. Letterboxed. Dubbed in French, with no subtitles. (A/A-).
PIRATES OF THE COAST (1960) A brave Spanish commander (played by Lex Barker) battles ruthless pirates for the love of a beautiful young woman. After being double-crossed, he is thrown into prison, but later escapes and plots revenge. Also stars Estella Blain, Livio Lorenzon, Liana Orfei, Loris Gizzi, John Kitzmiller, Ignazio Balsamo, Enzo Fiermonte, and Gerard Landry. Directed by Domenico Paolella. Dubbed in English. (B/B-).
PIRATES OF THE MISSISSIPPI (1964) Also known as: "Agguato sul Grande Fiume." Great sauerkraut western, featuring several lively characters against some colorful settings. Sheriff of a small town battles against river pirates who terrorize the region. He seeks help from the local Cherokee tribes. Brad Harris, Horst Frank, Hansjorg Felmy, Tony Kendall, and Luigi Batzella. Directed by Jurgen Roland. Letterboxed at 1.78:1. Dubbed in English. (B/B-).
PIRATES OF THE SEVEN SEAS (1964) Also known as: "The Pirates of Malaysia." Shot on location in Singapore, this is the story of a Malaysian rebel, Sandokan (played by Steve Reeves), who, with his group of fanatic renegades, tries to thwart an evil British general from forcing the good king Hassim to resign in favor of the Imperial crown. Also stars Jacqueline Sassard, Mimmo Palmara, Andrea Bosic, Nando Gazzolo, Leo Anchoriz, and Giuseppe Addobbati. Directed by Umberto Lenzi. Upgrade!! Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
PISTOL PACKIN' PREACHER (1971) Original title: "Posate le Pistole, Reverendo." Leopoldo Savona directs this off-the-wall spaghetti western starring Mark Damon, Veronika Korosek, Rosario Borelli, Carla Mancini, and others. Dubbed in English, with Dutch subtitles. (B/B-).
PLANETS AGAINST US (1961) Original title: "I Pianeti Contro di Noi." Cool Italian sci-fi thriller. An alien race creates cyborgs made to look like the son of a famous scientist, and sends them to Erath to pave the way for an invasion. Starring Michel Lemoine, Jany Clair, Peter Dane, and others. Directed by Romano Ferrara. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
PLAYGIRLS AND THE VAMPIRE
POLICARP, UFFICIALE DI SRITURRA (1959) Mario Soldati directs this stylish comedy which takes place in the late 19th century. Renato Rascel plays Policarp, a scrivener who works for the wealthy Don Cesare. For many years he's been expecting an increase in pay which he never gets, and finally despairs, until one day the son of Don Cesare falls in love with his daughter. Policarp sees in this affair the solution to all his problems, and so he does everything he can to make sure the relationship culminates in marriage. Don Cesare, however, frowns upon his son's choice, deeming the girl too lowly for his high standing. Also starring Peppino De Felippo, Carla Gravina, and others. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (A/A-).
POLIZIA BRANCOLA NEL BUIO, LA (1975) Seedy and low-budget giallo about a series of deaths occurring at a country motel. Starring Joseph Arkim, Halina Zalewska, Erika Fisher, Elena Veronese, and others. Directed by Helia Colombo. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (B/B-).
POLIZIA ORDINA: SPARATE A VISTA, LA (1976) Also known as: "Special Squad Shoots on Sight." Good Turkish-Italian crime drama, which stars Irfan Atasoy as a reporter blackmailed into working for some small-time crooks, who are out to steal a precious artifact. Also starring Gordon Mitchell, Jean Pierre Blanchard, Beba Loncar, and others. Directed by Giulio Giuseppe Negri. Dubbed in Italian, with Greek subtitles. (B/B-).
PONTIUS PILATE (1962) Politics abounds in this big-budget sword 'n' sandal involving the career of Pontius Pilate, procurator of Judea. Pilate attempts to build an aqueduct in Judea but the scribes and Pharisees, along with the rebel Barabbas, try to hinder him. Christ and Judas are also worked into the story. Starring Jean Marais, Jeanne Crain, Basil Rathbone, John Drew Barrymore, and others. Directed by Gian Paolo Callegari. Dubbed in Italian, with English subtitles. (A-/B).
POPSY POP (1971) Also known as: "The 21 Carat Snatch." The real Papillon (Henri Charriere) stars in this French-Italian-Venezuelan crime-action film, as head jewel thief operating in a small South American mining village. Popsy Pop (played by Claudia Cardinale) is a celebrity hired by the thieves to entertain the locals, while the jewels are being stolen. However, Popsy Pop ends up taking off with the diamonds, leaving the irate Charriere and the local police inspector thirsting for vengeance. They go after her. Also starring Stanley Baker, Georges Aminiel, Joachim Hansen, Marc Mazza, and others. Directed by Jean Hebert. Straight from Greek pre-record. Dubbed in English, with Greek subtitles. (A-/B)..
PRATO MACCHIATO DI ROSSO, IL
PRIEST'S WIFE, THE (1971) Original title: "La Moglie del Prete." Discovering her boyfriend is married, Valeria (played by Sophia Loren) attempts to take her life, but her attempt is frustrated when she phones a help line. Finding herself very much alive in the hospital, she meets the priest who took the call and tries to date him. He in turn succumbs to her charms, and they soon realize their major problem in view of his vow of celibacy. Entertaining fare, which also stars Marcello Mastroianni, Venantino Venantini, Gino Cavalieri, and others. Directed by Dino Risi. Dubbed in English. (A/A-).
PRIMA NOTTE, LA (1959)
PRINCESSA DESNUDA, LA
PRINCIPE DELLA MASCHERA ROSSA, IL (1955) Also known as: "Prince of the Red Mask." Extremely rare swashbuckling adventure, which casts Frank Latimore as a masked freedom-fighter who leads a band against a treacherous and tyrannical duke. Also starring Maria Fiore, Livio Lorenzon, Yvonne Furneaux, and others. Directed by Leopoldo Savona. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (A-/B).
PRISONER OF SHARK ISLAND (1936)
PROFESSIONAL KILLER (1966) Also known as: "Tecnica di Una Omicidio." Late-night crime thriller from director Franco Prosperi. Hit-man Clint Harris has one more job to do before he can retire. The corporation which hires him demands that Harris "erase" an ex-employee who has become a snitch for the police. Starring Robert Webber, Franco Nero, Jose Luis de Villalonga, and others. Dubbed in English, with Greek subtitles. (A/A-).
PROTAGONISTS, THE (1968) Original title: "I Protagonisti." Taddeu, a Sardinian outlaw, organizes fake kidnappings for the tourists who go for strong emotions. The police, however, are informed, step in, and a shootout begins. Rare Italo crime starring Jean Sorel, Sylva Koscina, Pamela Tiffin, Lou Castel, and others. Directed by Marcello Fondato. Note: superior picture/ sound quality. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (A/A-).
PROVINCIA VIOLENTA (1978) Richard Harrison, Al Cliver, Alicia Leoni, Calogero Caluana, Antonella Dogan, and Spartaco Battisti, star in this crime thriller from director Mario Bianchi. A ritzy hotel resort serves as a home-base for a criminal operation. A tough cop is called in to break it down. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (B/B-).
PSYCHOUT FOR MURDER (1969) Rare giallo directed by Rossano Brazzi. A young heiress (played by Adrienne Larussa) is committed to an insane asylum after being caught in a brothel with her sleazy boyfriend (Nino Castelnuovo), who actually set the whole thing up in order to blackmail Larussa's rich father. Upon her release, she seeks very twisted revenge. Also starring Rossano Brazzi, Alberto de Mendoza, and others. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
PYJAMA GIRL CASE (1978) Also known as: "Case of the Girl in Yellow Pyjamas." Stylish and suspenseful giallo about the tragic murder of a young woman, and the events leading to it. Ray Milland, Mel Ferrer, Dalila Di Lazzaro. Directed by Flavio Mogherini. Dubbed in English, with Dutch subtitles. (A-/B).
QUEEN OF BABYLON (1955) Original title: "Cortigiana di Babilonia." Nicely filmed peplum, which was once critically acclaimed, but has practically vanished over the years. A beautiful goatherd helps a Chaldean rebel escape imprisonment by the tyrant king Assur. Stars Rhonda Fleming, Ricardo Montalban, Roldano Lupi, Tamara Lees, Carlo Ninchi, and others. Directed by Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia. Dubbed in English. (B/B-).
QUEEN OF THE PIRATES (1960) Wonderful costume swashbuckler, which is quite rare these days. In the 16th century, a sea captain and his daughter escape a false charge by running away to become pirates. They are then pursued by the count of Della Croce, who realizes the daughter is the legitimate heiress of the kingdom. Stars Gianna Maria Canale, Massimo Serato, Scilla Gabel, Moira Orfei, Paul Muller, Andrea Aureli, and others. Directed by Mario Costa. Upgrade!! Dubbed in English, with Greek subtitles. (A/A-).
QUEEN OF SHEBA (1952) Original title: "La Regina Di Saba." The Queen of Sheba falls in love with the King of Israel. The King of Israel, however, is in love with someone else. The Queen, royally ticked off, invades Israel. Pietro Francisci directs this big budget spectacular starring Gino Leurino, Leonora Ruffo, Gino Cervi, Marina Berti, Franco Silva, and others. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
QUEEN OF THE TARTARS (1961) Also known as: "The Huns." Action-packed sword-and-sandal extravaganza from director Sergio Grieco. Warring Tartar hordes attempt to conquer an indestructible city. They are led by a female. Stars Chelo Alonso, Jacques Sernas, Folco Lulli, Philippe Hersent, and others. Dubbed in English, with Dutch subtitles. (B/B-).
QUELLE STRANE OCCASIONI (1976) Also known as: "Strange Occasion." Good episodic comedy starring Nino Manfredi, Alberto Sordi, Stefania Sandrelli, Olga Karlatos, Beba Loncar, and others. Directed by Luigi Comencini and Nanni Loy. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (A/A-).
QUELLO STRANO DESIDERIO (1979) Also known as: "That Strange Desire." Rare comedy starring Nico Salatino, Marina Hedman, Antonella Antinori, Vanni Materassi, and others. Directed by Enzo Milioni. Dubbed in Italian, with no subs. (A/A-).
QUELL GRAN PEZZO DELL'UBALDA.. TUTTE NUDE E TUTTE CALDA
QUESTI FANTASMI (1968) Also known as: "Ghosts Italian Style." Entertaining "haunted house" flick from director Renato Castellani. Pasquale and Maria, husband and wife, live in a palace supposedly haunted by ghosts. When Pasquale finds some food in the cupboard, he thinks the ghosts are at work. Actually it's Maria's lover, a very rich man. Stars Sophia Loren, Vittorio Gassman, Mario Adorf, and others. Dubbed in English. (A/A-).
QUICKLY, SPARI E BACI A COLAZIONE (1967) Also known as: "Quickly, Shoot and Kiss Before Dinner." Extremely rare war thriller/ comedy, which seems to take place in South America. Starring Antonio Casale, Magda Kanopka, Claudie Lang, and others. Directed by Alberto Cavallone. Dubbed in Italian, with no subtitles. (A/A-).
QUIET PLACE TO KILL (1969) Carroll Baker plays a down-on-her-luck race car driver, who accepts an invitation to her ex-husband's villa courtesy of the ex-husband's new wife. As both women share a love-hate relationship with this man, it is not long before the current wife is pulling the ex-wife into a plot to murder the man. Great giallo also starring Jean Sorel, Luis Davila, Alberto Dalbes, and others. Directed by Umberto Lenzi. Letterboxed. Dubbed in English. (A-/B).
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