Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Cannibal Apocalypse and Bond


We watched Cannibal Apocalypse with the always wonderful John Saxon last night. It's an odd little movie. Quite entertaining really.

Clearly marketed as part of the cycle of cannibal movies that includes Cannibal Holocaust and Cannibal Ferox, it's actually a much more accessible movie than those, featuring only three really vile moments and keeping a rather general '70s action movie tone, although its peculiar Italian genre qualities would escape no one. It's otherwise close to Bob Clark's Deathdream or George Romero's Martin, although not as good as either of those.

My point isn't really to review the movie, however.

The DVD includes and interview with Giovanni Lombardo Radice (aka John Morghen), who plays the distractingly named Charlie Bukowski in the movie. Watching it, I was struck how much more compelling he is in the interview even than in the films I've seen him in.

With the possibility that with the Kevin McClory situation supposedly resolved, I have to say Radice would make a fine choice for Blofeld. Someone should get his name into the right hands.

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