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Death Smiles on a Murderer (1973)
"La morte ha sorriso all'assassino" (original title)

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A man discovers an ancient Incan formula for raising the dead, and uses it for a series of revenge murders.

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Franz, Greta's Brother
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Gertrude - the Maid
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A man discovers an ancient Incan formula for raising the dead, and uses it for a series of revenge murders.

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11 July 1973 (Italy)  »

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Great story but dated film.
30 April 2001 | by (2950 Lowery Dr. Oviedo FL 32765 USA) – See all my reviews

This is a peculiar film made around the time "Dark Shadows" was popular. Its a great story, but the only versions available in America are badly dubbed English ones with Japanese subtitles (?!!). Still this movie about Incan formulas bringing back the dead is fascinating. It is the fledgling effort of Joe D'Amato, and anyone who knows about this director knows that any film from him would be worth a peek. I'd like to see some smart apple remake it with a bigger budget, so the story could be done better justice. Until then this version will have to do.


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