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As someone who has recently begun delving into the genre of exploitation movies of the 70's and 80's I must say this ranks as one of the best I've seen. The sleaziness in this movie is excellent! Three gorgeous babes that bare it all! A erotic masturbation scene that is more arousing than 99.9% of the porn seen today! A truly exotic death sequence! A sexy catfight! A sexy babe in love with dogs! Hilariously funny dialogue (see Patrick's fathers' explanation of the first death) and scenes (see Mr. Lewis' death by hook). All this makes up for a truly outrageous and entertaining movie for any fan of the sleazy exploitation genre. The filmmakers here fully achieve what they set out to do and deserve congratulations.
Italian 'sequel' to the 1978 sleeper hit Patrick isn't so much a sequel
as it is a very lurid remake.
Road-side prank leaves young man in a coma. Now, his doctor father has lured a band of suspects to his isolated house so that the comatose victim's telekinetic powers can reek some bloody revenge upon them.
To say that this film is trashy is simply an understatement. Patrick vive ancora drives both sleaze and gore to extremes that are rarely seen in the genre. In fact the story and the cast take a back-seat to some of this ballsy action! Our cast is obviously not afraid to show some skin. The telepathic murders are gruesome indeed - who could ever forget that scene with the fire poker, talk about your phallic imagery!! Need I say more?
For those seeking an intelligent and brooding lost thriller, watch the original Patrick (1978), but those that enjoy sleazy B horror must see this film to believe it! Adults only, and I mean those that are exploitation fans!
** out of ****
Mario Landi's PATRICK STILL LIVES is a weird little film that is weak
on pretty much every level - but still manages to be entertaining and
pretty fun to watch...
Patrick is the victim of an unfortunate (and kinda hilarious...)accident: while standing by the side of the road, he's randomly hit in the face with a bottle that a passing motorist chucks out of his window, leaving poor Patrick in a coma, but with telekinetic powers (!!??!!) Patrick's scientist father owns a villa with a lab in the basement where he conducts experiments to strengthen Patrick's mind powers so that he can one day seek revenge for his condition. Dad lures several people to his villa with the intention of letting vegetable-boy wreak some havoc. This eventually does happen and the results are pretty rewarding...
PATRICK STILL LIVES is a pretty good example of classic 70's/80's exploitation sleaze. Plenty of tits and ass (including a pretty hot masturbation scene from a sexy - if a little too "bushy" for my taste - blonde), and some decent gore, including: a man hung by his throat from a hook, a woman eaten by dogs, another woman decapitated but a car window, and the "famous" graphic vaginal-impalement-via-fire-poker. This one in particular is a keeper, as I was surprised that they showed this scene as "up-close and personal" as they did. PATRICK has some of the most ridiculous dialog ("It's obvious that Mr. Cough's cause of death was from a fatality..." (?????)), a retarded and threadbare plot, pretty stupid FX (the "floating-hypnotic-eyeballs" come to mind...), and atrocious acting. Regardless, or possibly because of these things, I still got a kick out of this one. I have a soft spot for these types of 70's/80's shock/schlock films - and this one is another perfect example. If you're looking for high-art, you can leave this one on the shelf. If you like tit's, ass, furry bush, and gore - I'd recommend this one pretty highly. 8/10
This inofficial sequel to the "über-boring" Australian wannabe-thriller "Patrick" is one of the sleaziest movies ever made. Hardly surprising if you take a look at the director's name: Mario Landi, the director of the even sleazier "Giallo a Venezia". Landi delivers lots of naked (female) flesh, lots of senseless dialogue and plenty of gratuitous gore-scenes. The dubious highlight: A woman gets impaled from her genitalia upwards through her mouth. Sounds sick, eh? But the effects - the afore mentioned one in particular - are so badly executed that their impact equals zero. All in all a tedious waste of time, even in the rare uncut version. 3 out of 10, though.
Mario Landi's "Patrick Still Lives" has to be one of the sleaziest exploitation sickies ever made in Italy.It's filled with incredible amount of nudity and masturbation.Gianni Dei plays Patrick,a young man who is sent into coma as the result of the random act of violence.He lies in his bed looking into space for the most part and killing people with his telekinetic powers.The script is pretty bad,but the gore is mildly shocking.Still the scene where Maria Angela Giordano has a long metal pole pushed into her vagina is a real jaw dropper...Another offensive murder scene involves a lovely black-haired Anna Veneziano killed by her own dogs:they chase her all over the grounds before biting,licking and chewing her around the genitals,eventually killing her.The masturbation scene of stunningly beautiful Andrea Belfiore is also worth mentioning.Like earlier Mario Landi's sleazefest "Giallo a Venezia"(1979),"Patrick Still Lives" is cheap,shoddy,misogynistic and gleefully disgusting.It's just a pure exploitation film,so you should enjoy it as such.Highly recommended,if you like sleaze and extreme gore.
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I bought this DVD having absolutely no idea what the movie was about. All I knew was that it was about a guy with telekinetic powers and that it was supposed to be sleazy. I don't need to know much.
Patrick is in a coma. He has telekinetic powers. A bunch of people end up at the wellness center where Patrick is staying. We get the impression that they were invited there by someone with an ulterior motive. I use the word impression because the plot is a bit hazy. There's a scene about an hour into the movie where the head doctor explains the plot to Patrick and to the audience. It then becomes clear why these people are here and what Patrick has to do with it. He wants to hurt these people who have come to the center. There are three men and four women. All the women are hot. I had a good feeling they were going to get naked. I was not disappointed.
I sat there wondering how this movie was going to earn its sleaze reputation. Was Patrick going to zap off the ladies clothes? Was he going to make them get naked with each other? What nasty tricks did Patrick have up his comatose sleeve?
There are three sleazy scenes. One scene pole-vaults over the top bar and earns a 10 from this sleaze judge. It involves a naked woman and a horny fire poker. Bravo! Another scene involves a Patrick induced masturbation. I'd rate that one an 8.5. The last sleazoid scene has a couple of dogs becoming famished when they smell a naked woman. Score that scene a six.
"Patrick Still Lives" is certainly not a good movie. There is no hero, no likeable characters nor does the flick make much sense. But it has three scenes of sublime sleaze. There are some other gory scenes as well which makes this flick worth watching once.
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There really is no hope for coma patient Patrick Herschell (Gianni
Dei): if he doesn't snap out of his catatonic state while gorgeous
blonde secretary Lydia Grant (Andrea Belfiore), the object of his lust,
feverishly masturbates mere inches from his face, then he never will!
For several years now, poor Patrick has been a prisoner of his bed, unable to do anything but stare at the ceiling; he's been that way ever since a careless litter-lout threw a bottle from the window of a passing car, hitting him squarely in the face. While caring for his son, Patrick's father (Sacha Pitoëff), eminent professor and owner of a posh health clinic, has devised a system that allows his son to project his thoughts and move objects at will. With this incredible power, Patrick is able to vent his frustration and anger on the group of people currently staying at the clinic, one of whom may be the person responsible for his inability to do anything but perspire while a total babe is frottering against his bedstead.
Although often referred to as an 'unofficial sequel' to 1978 Aussie psychic chiller Patrick, the plot for this exploitative, gory and sexually explicit trash-fest from director Mario Landi is completely unconnected to that movie; Landi simply borrows the basic premise and central character to tell his own twisted story. Not that I'm complaining, mind you, because I love a really sleazy Italian trash-fest, and they don't come much deviant than this unapologetically OTT sucker!
From the word go, Patrick Still Lives delivers the goods in terms of quality female flesh, with plenty of nudity from what must be the finest collection of Italian crumpet ever assembled for a low-budget knock-off of a minor Aussie horror flick. Working alongside the lovely Lydia is the equally sexy Meg (Anna Veneziano), whose only responsibility at the clinic seems to be to pet the guard dogs; the female guests are also real crackers, with politician's wife Cheryl (Carmen Russo) possessing a magnificent set of breasts and the gorgeous Stella (Mariangela Giordano) also being the owner of a mighty impressive set of curves (and an equally hairy mingenatch!).
For over half an hour, viewers must be content with this constant display of nekkidness courtesy of these fine fillies, after which Patrick finally begins to rack up some kills: first to go is Carmen's hubby, boiled alive in a swimming pool (or frozen by the dry ice that is used to achieve the crap bubbling water effect); the next victim is hung up on a hook, the point piercing under the chin; the third victim arguably suffers the worst fatea roasting spit rammed up her vagina and out of her mouth (with no gory detail spared!!!!); one of the women has her head sliced off by an electric car window; last but not least, the guard dogs turn on Meg and eat her alive (man's best friend, but apparently not so nice to women).
Despite Landi's focus being on the sex and violence, the film also boasts some startlingly effective imagery along with all the blood, boobs and bush: garish coloured lighting transforms many an otherwise mundane scene into a macabre cartoonish nightmare, and although the effect might be considered laughable these days, the repeated image of Patrick's eyes multiplied over the action is certainly very memorable. A Goblin-style synth score from Berto Pisano lends a soupçon of class (where none was really needed).
A pointless blackmail subplot is never resolved, and once Patrick has sated his desire for revenge, Landi wraps up his film in extremely abrupt fashion without revealing the real identity of the bottle-thrower, but since most people who check out this film will be be doing so purely for the nudity and splatter, this lack of exposition is excusable.
7.5 out of 10, rounded up to 8 for IMDb.
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Sleazy, campy spaghetti sexploitation/horror gem that's a lotta trashy
fun. The beautiful Mariangelo Giordano struts her bare box around as
does every other woman in this thinly plausible supernatural giallo
about a comatose boy whose scientist father has given him telepathy and
telekenesis in his altered state of consciousness.
The women in this film are mostly gorgeous and great to look at naked. There's also some very campy effects illustrating Patrick's (the telekinetic one) use of his mind's eye, a lame score, and about four really nicely gory deaths of the sleazy variety--including a bitchen power window death and the implausible spit through the snatch scene. Recommended--8/10.
Ah, the wonders of exploitation cinema For reasons incomprehensible to the normal-functioning human mind, director Mario Landi decided to make an extremely gory and sleazy Italian sequel to a tame and almost bloodless Australian thriller. "Patrick Still Lives" hence became one of the poorest and most pointless movies ever, with an ultra-thin and laughable storyline, absolutely no tension and secondhand sets & scenery. The good news, however, is that it also ranks as one of the sickest and most misogynistic productions ever, which then again makes the ultimate "wanna-have" for avid cult collectors. That's horror fan logic for ya! Professor and private-clinic owner Herschell is looking for the person responsible for his son's eternal coma and therefore he lures a bunch of weird people to his estate. Patrick lives like a vegetable but he can still count on his telekinetic powers to violently kill everyone within a close range and thus all the guests die in horrid ways, whether they're guilty of anything or not. These murders are clearly intended to come across as nasty and extremely mean-spirited but the make up effects are cheap, so the movie never at one point feels disturbing. The goofiest thing definitely is the complete lack of structure! The male character of which I thought he'd be the surviving hero is one the first to die and there isn't even a real ending to the story. In case the clinic location looks familiar to you, it means you watch way too many crappy movies like this! The same mansion was used in Andrea Bianchi's "Burial Ground". Both movies were scripted (if you can call it that) by Piero Regnoli and they also share a lead actress! Mariangela Giordano, who has a poker stuffed up her vagina, is the same woman whose boob got bitten off in "Burial Ground". Somehow, her entire career seems to revolve on her intimate parts! "Patrick Still Lives" is warmly recommended to all you sick puppies out there.
Patrick the comatose invalid with mind powers is back in this
in-name-only sequel to the Austailian telekinesis snooze-fest
"Patrick". This one starts of as boringly as the original, but
thankfully the sleaze of this film's final hour has replaced the yawns
of the first one. Not for the squeamish, but gore wise it's definitely
no worse than the atrocious "Gunia Pig" movies, although one scene in
particular is hard to stomach even for more seasoned gore-hounds. I'll
put it this way, if you find yourself slumming for low-grade horror,
you could do worse. But you could do a lot better as well.
My Grade: C+
DVD Extras: Interview with Gabriele Crisanti; interview with Gianni Dei; Slide Gallery; Theatrical Trailer; Trailers for "Else Freuline SS", "Eaten Alive", and "Lizard in a Womans' Skin"
Eye Candy: Mariangela Giordano, Carmen Russo and Anna Veneziano each bare all
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