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Rip director Rino Di Silvestro; exclusive interview clip

12 October 2009 4:30 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Severin Films sent along the sad news that Italian genre director Rino Di Silvestro died of cancer on October 3. The news is especially bittersweet for the company, as it has been gearing up to give his 1984 shocker Hanna D.: The Girl From Vondel Park its DVDebut October 27. A new on-camera interview will be included on that disc, and we’ve got an exclusive clip from it below.

Best known for helming 1976’s Werewolf Woman (a.k.a. La Lupa Mannera, The Legend Of The Wolf Woman, etc.), Di Silvestro was also behind such sordid titles as Women In Cell Block 7, Red Light Girls and Deported Women Of The SS Special Section. Hanna D., on which he used his occasional pseudonym Axel Berger, was produced in the wake of the German hit Christiane F. and follows a Dutch schoolgirl on a descent into drugs and depravity. Severin’s disc will »

- (Michael Gingold)

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