An Evening with Terence Stamp

Last Friday I had the pleasure of attending an event titled "An Evening with Terence Stamp" that took place during the 2011 San Francisco International Film Festival at the Castro Theatre. Regular Cinebeats' readers are probably well aware that Stamp is one of my favorite actors so I was overjoyed to get the opportunity to … Continue reading An Evening with Terence Stamp

Jodorowsky at Severin

Severin has recently released my favorite Alejandro Jodorowsky film on DVD, the magnificent Santa Sangre (1989). Santa Sangre has been one of my favorite films since I originally saw it on video back in 1990. It had an extremely limited theatrical run and hasn't been available on DVD in the US until now. Severin did … Continue reading Jodorowsky at Severin

Seduced by Pierre Clémenti

Pierre Clémenti in Listen, Let's Make Love (1967) Regular Cinebeats' readers are undoubtedly familiar with my fascination with the French actor and filmmaker Pierre Clémenti. I've written about him enough that he's earned his own blog category so you can imagine my surprise when I came across one of the little seen films that he … Continue reading Seduced by Pierre Clémenti

The Enchantress and The Hag

Rosanna Schiaffino and Sarah Ferrati in The Witch (1966) There are few witches as beautiful and beguiling as Rosanna Schiaffino or as sinister and threatening as Sarah Ferrati in Damiano Damiani's The Witch (or more correctly, The Witch in Love) aka La strega in amore (1966). In this leisurely paced Italian horror film based on … Continue reading The Enchantress and The Hag

Clint Eastwood in Swinging London

Clint Eastwood during the '67 promotional tour in London for A Fistful of Dollars Over the last few years I've come across various photos taken during the promotional tour that Clint Eastwood did in London for the release of A Fistful of Dollars (Sergio Leone; 1967) and recently Cinema Retro uncovered an interview that Eastwood … Continue reading Clint Eastwood in Swinging London

The Devil with Seven Faces (1971)

Top: Carroll Baker has just seen the final cut of The Devil with Seven Faces (1971) Bottom: Even a cheap gorilla mask couldn't make the movie any better. Normally I neglect to write anything about movies I dislike. I never have enough time to write about all the films I like so why waste my … Continue reading The Devil with Seven Faces (1971)