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Release Date:
31 December 1972 (West Germany) See more »
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There's No Place To Hide When ... THE DEAD ARE ALIVE!
Plot:
A photographer on an archaeological expedition digging up Etruscan ruins in Italy begins to suspect that not all the Etruscans buried there are actually dead. | Add synopsis »
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Stylish and suspenseful giallo See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Alex Cord ... Jason Porter

Samantha Eggar ... Myra Shelton

John Marley ... Nikos Samarakis

Nadja Tiller ... Leni Samarakis
Enzo Tarascio ... Inspector Giuranna
Horst Frank ... Stephen
Enzo Cerusico ... Alberto
Carlo De Mejo ... Igor Samarakis
Daniela Surina ... Irene
Vladan Holec ... Otello (as Vladan Milasinovic)
Christina von Blanc ... Velia (as Christiane Von Blank)
Mario Maranzana ... Sgt. Vitanza
Wendy D'Olive ... Giselle
Pier Luigi D'Orazio ... Minelli
Ivan Pavicevac ... Policeman
Cinzia Bruno ... Motorcyclist's girlfriend
Rodolfo Bigotti ... Motorcyclist
Carla Mancini
Rosita Torosh (as Rosa Toros)
Alessandro Angeloni
Pietro Fumelli
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruno Bertocci ... Servant (uncredited)
Carla Brait ... Danzatrice (uncredited)
Aristide Caporale ... Muratore (uncredited)
Nestore Cavaricci ... Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Armando Crispino 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lucio Battistrada 
Armando Crispino 
Lutz Eisholz 
Bryan Edgar Wallace  short story

Produced by
Artur Brauner .... producer
 
Original Music by
Riz Ortolani 
 
Cinematography by
Erico Menczer 
 
Film Editing by
Alberto Gallitti 
 
Art Direction by
Giantito Burchiellaro 
 
Set Decoration by
Giovanni Natalucci 
 
Costume Design by
Luca Sabatelli 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Victor Tourjansky .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Bruno Zanoli .... sound mixer
 
Editorial Department
Edoardo Romani .... assistant editor
 

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Also Known As:
"L'etrusco uccide ancora" - Italy (original title)
"Overtime" - Europe (English title)
"The Etruscan Kills Again" - International (English title)
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Runtime:
105 min | Germany:99 min
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Certification:
Germany:16 (re-rating) (2006) | Iceland:16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | USA:R | West Germany:18 (nf) (original rating)
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Stylish and suspenseful giallo, 20 March 2000
Author: rundbauchdodo from Zürich, Switzerland

Even though this film is entitled under its German title, 'L'Etrusco Uccide Ancora' - how it is called in Italian - is overall a typical Italian thriller of the Seventies. Directed with style by Armando Crispino, who also directed the breathtaking 'Macchie Solari' (aka Autopsy, The Victim), the film suggests supernatural forces involved in the plot. That makes the whole thing even more atmospheric and will keep you on the edge of your seats. The German video versions are heavily cut concerning the plot (one version is also cut concerning the violent killings), while only the Danish video version appears to be complete (according to the excellent English book 'Blood and Black Lace'). Nevertheless, if you are able to get this gem on video, get it: This giallo truly delivers!

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