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  • The Return of Count Yorga

    The Return of Count Yorga 1971

    ★★★ Watched 26 Sep, 2016

    This begins well enough at an isolated orphanage with talk of strange winds advancing and there is an amazing and extensive attack not very far in. The ending is only okay, however and somehow in between the director looses the plot (what there is of it). Unlike the rather charming and effective original Yorga this one clearly has a larger budget and is well shot but horror, comedy, romance ooh, lets have a bit of one and then the other…

  • Count Yorga, Vampire

    Count Yorga, Vampire 1970

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Sep, 2016

    Surprisingly enjoyable, helped enormously by splendid central performance from Robert Quarry as Cont Yorga. Unconventional but convincing and helped by the fact that almost until the end, everyone is still very sceptical, even when we have seen the ladies on the slabs. The sexy ladies help, as does the whole late 60s/early 70s low budget but earnest and well dressed film making. I thought this began to slow just before the final denouement but with the ladies in full flight…

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  • The Duke of Burgundy

    The Duke of Burgundy 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 18 Mar, 2015 1

    This is a profound and engrossing film. Peter Strickland is clearly less a fan of cinema than a fanatic for film and there is a difference. He believes that film does not depict reality but is a reproduction of reality and therein lies his fascination. He is excited by this process and through his films similarly excites us. In this film, ostensibly about a couple of ladies living out a BDSM relationship in a rambling old mansion, his filmic inspiration…

  • Strip Nude for Your Killer

    Strip Nude for Your Killer 1975

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Feb, 2013 1

    I didn’t think much of this when I first saw it and don’t think much of it now. It’s terrible really because the girls are great and it looks good most of the time with plenty of sexy kills. The title, salacious though it is, is pretty accurate, but the predictable tale plods along and in the end produces a killer we have not only not seen but did not know existed! Distortion on the soundtrack doesn’t help this one.…