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The Climber Starring Joe Dallesandro Now Available on Blu-ray From Arrow Video

The Climber (1976) is now available Blu-ray From Arrow Video

After shooting cult favorites Flesh for Frankenstein and Blood for Dracula in Europe, Joe Dallesandro spent much of the seventies making movies on the continent. In France he worked with auteurs like Louis Malle and Walerian Borowczyk, and in Italy he starred in all manner of genre fare from poliziotteschi (Savage Three, Season for Assassins) to nunsploitation (Killer Nun).

The Climber follows in the tradition of gangster classics such as The Public Enemy and Scarface as it charts the rise and inevitable fall of small-time smuggler Aldo (Dallesandro). Beaten and abandoned by the local gang boss after he tries to skim off some profits for himself, Aldo forms his own group of misfits in order to exact revenge…

Written and directed by Pasquale Squitieri (Gang War in Naples, I Am the Law), The Climber is a prime example of Italian crime
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Death Waltz Announces The Guest, Killer Nun & Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers Vinyl

Announcing an April 28th release, Death Waltz has revealed stunning packages for soundtracks to last year’s The Guest, Giulio Berruti’s Killer Nun and Fred Olen Ray’s Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers. The terrific scores from Steve Moore (The Guest), Allesandro Allesandroni (Killer Nun) and Michael Perilstein (Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers) are paired with art from Alan Hynes, Gilles…

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Criterion Collection: Don’t Look Now | Blu-Ray Review

Criterion brings British auteur Nicolas Roeg’s most famous title to the fold, 1973’s enigmatic Don’t Look Now, a title that has influenced generations of filmmakers since its successful reception, and marks the director’s fifth title to be included in the illustrious collection. A refracted dreamscape of symbols and motifs, the film is a brooding jigsaw puzzle that doesn’t insist on answering all your questions, and happens to feature an unforgettable finale that’s lost none of its affect (despite providing iconic fodder for famed parodies, ranging from memorable bits in “Spaced” to “Absolutely Fabulous”).

After the drowning of their preadolescent daughter, Christine, in the backyard of their estate, John and Laura Baxter (Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie) take off for Venice, where John accepts a job to restore some mosaics in one of the city’s many dilapidated churches. However, once there, the couple is introduced
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Clip joint: nuns

Get back in the Clip joint habit and help us identify the saints and sinners of the cinematic sisterhood

This week's Clip joint is by writer Nia Jones, who blogs at serenwibglambassador.wordpress.com.

Think you can do better than Nia? If you've got an idea for a future Clip joint, send a message to adam.boult@guardian.co.uk

Films portrayals of nuns usually play on stereotypical perceptions of the holy sisterhood. Some forays have been comedic, some intensely dramatic, some inspiring, gruesomely nightmarish or even musical. Why are film-makers in the habit of making nuns the subject of their movies?

1. The Devils (1971)

The Devils tells the story of Father Urbain Grandier (Oliver Reed), a 17th-century French priest who falls prey to the sexual obsessions of a nun, Sister Jeanne (Vanessa Redgrave). Containing gratuitous violent sexual acts, The Devils is a journey to the pits of depravity and a censorship minefield.
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