Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Death Has Blue Eyes (1976)

Director: Nico Mastorakis

Starring: Jessica Dublin, Maria Aliferi, Peter Winter, Hristos Nomikos

More info: IMDb

Plot: Bob and Ches are two bachelors on the make. They are hired by Geraldine to guard her and her daughter, Christine. It seems Christine is psychic, and knows all the details of a political murder. The bad guys are after the ladies, and Bob and Ches try their best to protect the women, when they are not sleeping with half the female population of Greece. The climax tells us that Geraldine and Christine are not the helpless damsels in distress we think they are, and Bob and Ches race to stop another assassination.

My rating: 4/10

Will I watch it again? No.

#43 on 42nd Street Forever Vol. 1 (part of the TRAILER TRASH PROJECT)

Not much to say about this one. It's not a good time waster. There's plenty of nudity and the story is OK but it's just kind of boring. It's the first movie of Nico Mastorakis who one year later brought us the line-crossing exploitation horror flick, ISLAND OF DEATH (1977). That film was amateurish but not as much as this one. He was definitely getting better. Still, for a first time flick it's not too shabby, it's just too long and the action scenes could have used some punching up. The two male leads are likable in a buddy cop sort of way. I really like how they dispensed of the older woman who controlled the younger one. That was pretty damn cool (they pushed her off a roof when she wasn't looking). Other than that it's supposed to be a thriller that lacks the thrills.

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