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Sharing All’Italiana – The Reproduction and Distribution of the giallo on Torrent File-Sharing Websites

I have recently had a chapter published in the Italian book The Piracy Effect, edited by Roberto Braga and Giovanni Caruso, that looks at how the giallo, a cycle of popular Italian, is reappropriated and distributed by fans on torrent file-sharing … Continue reading

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Making European cult cinema

After a long seven years I have finally submitted my PhD thesis titled: Making European cult cinema: fan production in an alternative economy.  The abstract for my thesis is as follows: This study gives attention to the fan production surrounding … Continue reading

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Tenebrae in Lego

An interesting fan interpretation of one of the iconic scenes from Dario Argento’s Tenebrae in Lego.www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d2Qa1Ve4sA Continue reading

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Fan DVD: Manhunt in the City (L’uomo della strada fa giustizia, Umberto Lenzi, 1975)

Due to my work commitments I rarely get the time to build fan DVDs anymore. This is my most recent effort. Manhunt in the City is one of Lenzi’s little known poliziesco films. Like Enzo G Castellari’s excellent earlier film Street Law (1974), this… Continue reading

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Top Sensation (Ottavio Alessi, 1969) T-Shirt

Jonny over at Lovelockandload has made yet another Euro-Cult inspired T-Shirt. His design is inspired by the Euro-Cult filmTop Sensation and features Euro starlet Edwige Fenech. Great quality as usual. Continue reading

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Euro-Cult Fan Art

Thanks to Simon for bringing this to my attention. Italian artist Frederico Mancosu has designed a number of ‘minimalist’ posters for a number of classic Euro-Cult films, and other cult films. These minimalist posters draw on the iconography of th… Continue reading

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Deep Red (aka Profondo Rosso, Dario Argento, 1975) on Blu-Ray

It is fitting that my first Blu-Ray purchase of 2011 is my all time favourite film. Early reviews of this Blu-Ray have been positive, mentioning the welcome presence of grain and the extra detail offered. I will be giving it a spin shortly. Though… Continue reading

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Peeping Tom on Blu-Ray

A welcome surprise. On 22 November, Optimum will be releasing Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom on Blu-Ray. Early reviews suggest that disc is a winner, featuring high quality video and two documentaries. I have just ordered the Blu-Ray from MovieMail,… Continue reading

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Profondo Rosso (Dario Argento, 1975) Locandina Poster Restoration

When I turned thirty last month, I decided to have my Locandina poster for my favourite film Profondo Rosso (Dario Argento, 1975) restored and framed. When I purchased it off of eBay I was a bit disappointed to find that it had more damage than I … Continue reading

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New Euro-Cult Blu-Ray/DVD Label

This news came as something of a surprise. The ‘grey market’ company Midnight Video appear to have gone legit and have started up a label called Midnight Legacy that will specialise in releasing uncensored Euro-Cult films in limited editions on Bl… Continue reading

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