At long last Bill Barounis of Greece's Famous Onar Films has finished the long and hard work of assembling the TURKISH HORROR DOUBLE BILL!
(Well, not here yet, but you get the idea).
And to remind you what it's all about here's the full specs again:
1) OLULER KONUSMAZ KI (THE DEAD DON'T TALK): Sometimes the dead DO talk
if ONAR gives them a chance, like this God-forgotten 1970 Turkish Gothic
Horror gem. A haunted house in the forest, a ghostly zombie-like
bogeyman, a curse, pretty ladies meeting horrible deaths, endless
macabre boo-ha-ha's, gloomy suffocating atmosphere, Aytekin Akkaya(3 DEV
ADAM'S Captain America), pretty ladies, stolen music from Space
Odyssey(well, Richard Strauss, that is) and giallos, exorcisms and other
goodies guarantee a hair-raising experience. This is another worldwide
premiere, never seen before on any kind of media. Luckily, the master
was found in satisfactory condition so the picture is close to great.
2) ASKA SUSAYANLAR SEKS VE CINAYET (THIRSTY FOR LOVE SEX AND MURDER): If you are thirsty for a genuine giallo with lots of blood, sleaze, mystery
and twists, this one is for you. It could be a Sergio Martino film, like
STRANGE VICE OF MRS WARDH, but it comes straight from Turkey! Here, a
maniac (or two?) with a sharp huge razor is after pretty girls. A woman
is suffering a youth trauma and is haunted by the nightmare of her past.
The only remaining master was found in good condition so the picture is
not great but good enough for a Turkish 70's film.
Year: 1: 1970, 2: 1972
Director: 1: Yavuz Yalinkilic, 2: Mehmet Aslan
Actors: 1: Aytekin Akkaya, Dogan Tamer, Giray Alpan
2: Yildirim Gencer, Kadir Inanir, Meral Zeren, Eva Bender
1200 numbered copies
English & Greek subtitles
B/W (1), Colour (2), 4:3, DVD9
3 Interviews with AYTEKIN AKKAYA , METIN DEMIRHAN (horror director and
author of the cult book TURKISH FANTASTIC CINEMA) and GIOVANNI
SCOGNAMILLO, actor and co-author of above book. Turkish audio with
Galleries (TURKISH HORROR GALLERY & AYTEKIN AKKAYA GALLERY)
Filmographies OF DIRECTORS
Biographies OF DIRECTORS
This is a real winner folks, I've seen ASKA SUSAYANLAR SEKS VE CINAYET and it is absolutely incredible. And OLULER KONUSMAZ KI is super, super obscure, and is here making it's Worldwide Home Video Premiere. Famed for it's atmosphere and utter irrationality, this one's been high on our "Must-See" list for quite some time.
This is what it's all about for us here at Worldweird Cinema, rare, odd and poverty-ridden celluloid treasures, available on nice affordable Digital Video Discs.
Highest Recomendation Possible! Make sure you pick this one up soon. You can grab directly from the source here and here.
AND COMING SOON FROM ONAR FILMS!
BY THE END OF APRIL (we hope)!
And after that KARANLIK SULAR aka THE SERPENTS TALE!
An arty-horror Turkish film from the early 1990s that ought to be an interesting change of pace. The description in Tombs' MONDO MACABRO book make it sound rather mouthwatering, describing it as a "mix (of) East-West politics, fundamentalism, vampire mythology, and stucturalist discourse" and ramarking that it "comes across as an Argento script directed by (Alain) Robbe Grillet".
Sounds weird. But not in the usual Turkish weird way. We are very much looking forward to that one as well, it's slated for the end of April at or around the same time as the SUPERMAN DVD.
(NOTE this is NOT the cover art for the Onar DVD, just an old DVD cover which was the only image connected with the film that I could find, still looks pretty cool, though.)
Keep independent DVD boutiques alive! Buy copies for yourself and your friends!