I've been a fan of Luigi Cozzi since I found an x-rental of Contamination at a second hand store as a young man. Cozzi is a truly unique Italian director, in many ways going his own ways - taking the most commercial idea and transforming it into something incredibly corny - just look at Starcrash and his Hercules flicks, all of them wonderful entertainment and very deliberately made to invoke a certain retro-feeling, mostly referencing Ray Harryhausen, Mario Bava, Georges…
I wrote this when Nightmare City first arrived on DVD years ago. It's brilliant and very touching.
"For the love of Nightmare city"
Oh God, how I love Nightmare City
The cast, the script – so witty!
Watching Hugo Stiglitz sleep through his role
Less inspiration than the sleepiest mole!
Maria Risarua Inaggui beautiful and nude
Hey, Francisco Rabal, what a horny dude!
See how the monsters from the plane leap
(and at the same time watching Hugo sleep)