Monday, May 21, 2007

Bruno Mattei R.I.P.

Some coincidence. Just a day after watching and blogging about STRIKE COMMANDO, I learn that its director, Bruno Mattei, has died at the age of 75. Mattei was quite the stalwart in the trashy Italian cinema game, helming such films as S.S. EXTERMINATION LOVE CAMP, EMMANUELLE AND THE EROTIC NIGHTS, THE SEVEN MAGNIFICENT GLADIATORS, RATS: NIGHT OF TERROR and the amazing ROBOWAR with Reb Brown, the star of his STRIKE COMMANDO.

Unlike many of his peers, Mattei was still swinging the bat, cranking out junky flicks. His latest, ZOMBIES: THE BEGINNING, is due out later this year. Here's the trailer. It's a tad gory, so you may not want to watch it at work.

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