Tag Archive: ruggero deodato

Jun 04

Ballad in Blood

balladinbloodGenre: Horror
Year: 2016
Country: Italy

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Starring: Carlotta Morelli, Gabriele Rossi, Noemi Smorra, Edward Williams, Roger Garth






Ballad in Blood (2016) - Movie Review


Oct 28

Cannibal Holocaust

cannibalholocaustGenre: Horror
Year: 1980
Country: Italy

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Starring: Robert Kerman, Carl Gabriel Yorke, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen, Luca Barbareschi


The most controversial movie of all-time


An American film crew has gone missing while shooting a documentary on the cannibal tribes deep in the deep rainforest of South America. The team of four will do anything to get their footage, even if it means they have to stage it. This time they go too far though and they never return from the jungle…

An anthropologist from the New York University, Harold Monroe, agrees to go on a rescue mission to find the lost film crew, or whatever is left of them. What he find and is able to get with him home is the footage of the lost crew, footage that will leave everybody shocked and disgusted.

Cannibal Holocaust. Perhaps the most controversial movie of all time. The movie stirred up so much trouble that the director Ruggero Deodato had to meet up in court to prove that what was shown in this film wasn’t actually real murders! The mixture of real animal violence and the realistic special effects used for the violence against humans might have fooled people back when this was released, but (thankfully) no humans were seriously harmed during filming of this movie.

Oct 04

Live Like A Cop, Die Like A Man

livelikeacopGenre: Action
Year: 1976
Country: Italy

original title: Uomini Si Nasce Poliziotti Si Muore
aka: The Terminators, Vanishing

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Starring: Marc Porel, Ray Lovelock, Adolfo Celi, Franco Citti, Silvia Dionisio


Fred and Tony are a duo of violent cops that will let nothing stand in their way of taking down the dirty criminals of Rome. They usually leave a big mess behind them and even though their police department appreciate their hard work, they also have to be constantly reprimanded due to the damages they leave behind them.

They are brought into a special unit with the focus of taking down the Roberto Pasquini, the crime boss of everything illegal that goes on in the city. The best friends will be put to the test and they have to use all their skills (legal or illegal) to succeed on this mission.

Live Like A Cop, Die Like A Man sees genre hero Ruggero Deodato dabble into the poliziotteschi genre. He teams up here with the more experienced crime movie filmmaker Fernando Di Leo, who came up with the story and wrote the script to this film. They also get some great help by Ubaldo Continiello who provides the film with some awesome music.