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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The VHS Archives: Silvio Amadio's ALPHA CITY (1970)


Silvio Amadio's Disperatamente l'estate scorsa (1970)

The VHS Archives Factsheet
Label: Mogul Communications, Inc.
Catalog: MOG1040
Box Type: Clamshell
Year of Release: 1987
Runtime: 83:33
Print: 1.33:1 / English / No subs
Extras: None

About the Film
Director: Silvio Amadio
Year of Release: 1970
Country of Origin: Italy
Stars: Paola Pitagora, Nino Segurini, Umberto Raho, Loris Bazzochi, Mirella Pamphili
AKAs: Desperately Last Summer

Verbatim Box Synopsis
As an ex-member of the security service he knows too much.
For a time they leave him alone in peace, but now they are after him again... He knows things he should not know.
Lisa, his girlfriend manages to warn him of the immediate danger and helps him escape. 
They find his car in a ravine.
To all concerned, he is dead.  In reality, he is safe, but...

U.S. Mogul Communications sleeve, which advertises a totally different film!

As you can see by the above trailer, Mogul actually stole its campaign from Eckhart Schmidt's Alpha City (1985)! Being a huge fan of the director's Trance (aka Der Fan), I was pretty bummed to see the company had pulled another bait & switch.

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