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PanchoPancho Member Posts: 583 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
Hey gang!

I like putting little collections together within my collection using a variety of labels, and posters by director is one of them.

The Italian director, Lucio Fulci, released some great stuff from the last 60s to the mid 90s and I have endeavored over the years to grab as many of his daybills as I could. In my collection I have daybills for the following films (I tend to stay away from his non-horror films):

* Operation Saint Peter's (Operazione San Pietro) 1967
* One On Top Of The Other A.K.A Perversion Story (Una Sull'altra) 1969
* A Woman in a Lizard's Skin A.K.A Schizoid (Una lucertola con la pelle di donna) 1971
* Zombie Flesh Eaters A.K.A Zombie (Zombi 2) 1979
* City of the Living Dead A.K.A The Gates of Hell (Paura nella città dei morti viventi) 1980
* The Beyond ( ...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà) 1981
* The House by the Cemetery (Quella villa accanto al cimitero) 1981
* Possessed A.K.A Manhattan Baby (L'occhio del male) 1982

There are several of his better known films - such as: The Black Cat 1981, The Psychic 1977 and Don't Torture a Duckling 1972 - that I've (so far) been unable to locate Australian paper for. Nothing with Aussie censors makes sense, but the absence of some of these 70s films does seem odd.

I'd love to hear from anyone who might have some extra information of Australian Fulci posters.

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  • RickRick Member Posts: 746 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    edited December 2017
    I didn't realise Operation St Peter and and One on Top of the Other were Fulci titles. Can you post an image for Woman in a Lizard's Skin? Sorry I don't have the others.
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,923 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Pancho said:
    Hey gang!

    I like putting little collections together within my collection using a variety of labels, and posters by director is one of them.

    The Italian director, Lucio Fulci, released some great stuff from the last 60s to the mid 90s and I have endeavored over the years to grab as many of his daybills as I could. In my collection I have daybills for the following films (I tend to stay away from his non-horror films):

    * Operation Saint Peter's (Operazione San Pietro) 1967
    * One On Top Of The Other A.K.A Perversion Story (Una Sull'altra) 1969
    * A Woman in a Lizard's Skin A.K.A Schizoid (Una lucertola con la pelle di donna) 1971
    * Zombie Flesh Eaters A.K.A Zombie (Zombi 2) 1979
    * City of the Living Dead A.K.A The Gates of Hell (Paura nella città dei morti viventi) 1980
    * The Beyond ( ...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà) 1981
    * The House by the Cemetery (Quella villa accanto al cimitero) 1981
    * Possessed A.K.A Manhattan Baby (L'occhio del male) 1982

    There are several of his better known films - such as: The Black Cat 1981, The Psychic 1977 and Don't Torture a Duckling 1972 - that I've (so far) been unable to locate Australian paper for. Nothing with Aussie censors makes sense, but the absence of some of these 70s films does seem odd.

    I'd love to hear from anyone who might have some extra information of Australian Fulci posters.
    It certainly appears that The Blact Cat, The Psychic and Don't Torture A Duckling were never imported into Australia, for whatever reason. Lots of films from the 1970's and 1980's never made it to our shores.
    Lawrence
  • PanchoPancho Member Posts: 583 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
  • PanchoPancho Member Posts: 583 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    edited December 2017
    I agree with you Hondo, insomuch as that many films never reached Oz, for whatever reason. I guess we all like to chase the unicorn - so I never give up hope, even if there hasn't been anything even resembling proof of a poster!

    For example, at least 2 of Jean Rollin's films were released here in Australia, but 'traditional' research wouldn't tell you so!

    For example, his 1971 film 'The Shiver of the Vampires' was released locally in 1977 as 'Terror of the Vampire'. Apart from the fact that the film is not known by that title anywhere else in the world (as far as I know) - so you'd never search for it under that title - to compound matters it was passed for classification by the OFLC under its original FRENCH title 'Le Frisson des Vampires'! AND the OFLC has NO director listed in its entry for the film!

    So a search for the film by title OR director would give zero results - but it exists!



    It's only because I found the poster that I decided to find out its story. I'm sure more poster mysteries like this one are out there - hopefully there's a Fulci find in there!

    For those of you playing at home, the other Rollin film is 'Demoniacs'; released in Australia as 'Demoniacs: Revenge of the Virgins' and listed in the OFLC under its original French title 'Les Demoniaques'. It was also released by Regent Films in 1977 with an almost identical poster, so - apart from chasing Fulci paper - hopefully there are more Rollin daybills out there waiting to be discovered!
  • RickRick Member Posts: 746 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    Thanks Mark. i have that terror of the vampire, didn't know it was Fulci
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,923 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    I am looking into some of the  information provided by Mark and I would love to see an image of the Australian Regenr films daybill for Demoniacs Revenge Of The Virgins, please. 
    Lawrence
  • PanchoPancho Member Posts: 583 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    Rick said:
    Thanks Mark. i have that terror of the vampire, didn't know it was Fulci

    Hi Rick. It's not Fulci, it's Jean Rollin :-)
  • PanchoPancho Member Posts: 583 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    HONDO said:
    I am looking into some of the  information provided by Mark and I would love to see an image of the Australian Regenr films daybill for Demoniacs Revenge Of The Virgins, please. 

    I know Rick and I both have a copy. I'll have a dig around over the weekend - I don't think there's an image online.
  • PanchoPancho Member Posts: 583 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    edited December 2017
  • PanchoPancho Member Posts: 583 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    Oh wait - no it isn't! The normal insert picture option is missing :-(


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  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,923 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    edited January 4
    First of all a thank you to Charlie for the ''Demoniacs'' daybill image.

    I have looked into the three films Pancho is hoping to Australian daybills of, and I have come up with the following.

    The Black Cat ( 1981 ) was only released in the U.S.A. and the U.K., according to IMDB, in1984. This wouild have to be the English language version of the film one would think.This film is only credited as being passed for videotape exhibition in 1984 for applicant Filmways. This would lead me to believe the film was never passed for exhibition in Australia on 35mm for whatever reason. I found this on IMDB '' ''The Black Cat'' is the only Lucio Fulci's film not released in theatres in Spain of his best period dedicated to horror movies ( 1979-1984)''.

    Don't Torture A Duckling ( 1972 ). After extensive research absolutely nothing to support a theatrical release in Australia.

    Finally some good news in that The Psychic ( 1977 ) should possibly have a daybill out there somewhere, but you will not find it under this title.This film was passed for 35mm public exhibition in Australia in 1979 under the title of Murder To The Tune Of The Seven Black Notes. Now this is where a problem may arise as the applicant was Flikkas & Company, who I don't believe was a film distributor.If this is the case did they manage to obtain a distributor to release the film in Australia or not ? One would think probably yes. There is also a possibility the film title was altered for release to either Seven Notes In Black or Death Tolls Seven Times, being more commercial alternative titles. 
     
    On the subject of the two Jean Rollins films Terror Of The Vampire & Demoniacs - Revenge Of The Virgins '' I will comment on these two films soon.
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    Lawrence
  • PanchoPancho Member Posts: 583 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    Great research Hondo! So there might just be another daybill out there!
  • HONDOHONDO Member, Wizard of Aus Posters Posts: 7,923 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector

        

    Both films originated from the same source around the same period so most likely this is the reason for the usage of the red background.The inverted commas around  ''Demoniacs''  suggests to me was the official name of the film when it was first released in Australia,as it was overseas in some countries, and the Revenge Of The Virgins was added to spice up the film's appeal here in Australia. The early 1980's videotape release in Australia curiously used Les Demoniaques ( Revenge Of The Virgins ) on the video cover.



    Tanya's Island ( 1980 ), also released by Regent Films later on received the red background treatment. Curious to know if there were any other red background Regent Films daybill posters printed ? 




    Terror Of The Vampire was released in the U.S.A. as The  Shiver Of The Vampires and also Strange Things Happen At Night.

    Lawrence
  • PanchoPancho Member Posts: 583 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    The numerous re-titlings make things hard - but fun!

    I'll have a look for any other red Regent daybills I might have.
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