Welcome back to the ol' Arcana for another round of Grab Bag Goodies!
As outlined in previous installments, I purchased a few hundred promotional stills that have had their title captions trimmed off. Some I recognize, most I don't. It's up to my faithful readership to help me decipher what they're promoting. Hell, solve enough of 'em and maybe I'll send you some of the duplicates I received!
For those not familiar with promo stills, they occasionally carry a helpful hint or two. Some are branded with a cataloging code of letters and numbers which usually signify an abbreviation of the title (sometimes a retitling) and, if you're especially lucky, maybe the year of release (not to be confused with year of production). And that's pretty much all we have to go on...
The eighteenth batch is below; let's see what you've got!
Naschy.com's Mirek Lipinski knows his gothic Eurohorrors, and quickly ID'd Renato Polselli's The Vampire and the Ballerina (1960)! A group of photogenic dancers (reportedly including a young Femi Benussi?) get trapped in a castle and are menaced by the titular ghoul. Periodically things are interrupted by cheesecakey jazzercise routines, much to the audience's delight. It's currently a little tough to get this one; most copies are sourced from '90s cable screenings, but there was a more recent Italian-only DVD from NoShame that provided a visual upgrade. I'm sure some entrepreneuring fan has created a composite by now. (See also: #111.)
Like what you see? Be sure and check out our previous Grab Bag Photos, some of which are still unidentified. And don't forget, our Upcoming Releases List (the best on the 'net) is constantly updated, so stop by and pre-order some cool stuff!
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