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Lover of the Monster (1974)

Le amanti del mostro (original title)
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Dr. Alex Nijinski
Katia Christine ...
Anijeska Nijinski
Marzia Damon
Stella Calderoni
Romano De Gironcoli
Alessandro Perrella
Carla Mancini
Luigi Bevilacqua
Bruno Arié
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Polanski (as Osiride Peverello)
Amedeo Timpani ...
Il giudice
Pasquale Toscano
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Dr. Igor Walensky (credited on Turkish prints only)
Erol Tas ...
Boris (credited on Turkish prints only)
Roberto Messina
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Often confused with The Hand That Feeds the Dead (1974), which was released only a month before this film. Both films are directed by Sergio Garrone and feature the same cast - except Carmen Silva who appears only in The Hand That Feeds the Dead (1974). The two films also share some of the same footage but they *are* entirely different films with different plots. See more »

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Referenced in Due bounty killer per un massacro (2007) See more »

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Moderately diverting horror feature
23 October 2004 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

One of the better films from director Sergio Garrone, Le Amanti del Mostro benefits from star Klaus Kinski, who delivers a surprisingly subtle and nuanced performance as Alex Nijinksi, a doctor who stumbles upon a secret experimental laboratory when he returns to his wife's ancestral homestead. Work in the lab turns the curious Kinski into a Jekyll and Hyde split personality, with the evil alter ago going on a killing rampage blamed on a pair of tramps--one of whom bears the name Polanski. Whether this is a tribute to the great director or a commentary on 19th century anti-Semitism isn't made clear, but the film DOES feature an amusing cinema in joke in the early going, when co-star Katia Christine (the Nicole Kidman lookout playing Kinski's wife) visits her father's grave, which bears the name Ivan Rassimov! A surprisingly bloodless late period example of Italian Gothic cinema, Le Amanti del Mostro is available on a grey area Shoarma DVD which also features a generous stills gallery of Kinski performances, and the crown jewel: a 1985 German television interview featuring a reticent Kinski and some amusing outtakes from his then current production, Commando Leopard.


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