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Last Stop on the Night Train (1975)

L'ultimo treno della notte (original title)
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A pair of psychotic hoodlums and an equally demented nymphomaniac woman terrorize two young girls on a train trip from Germany to Italy.

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Aldo Lado
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Flavio Bucci ... Blackie
Macha Méril ... The Lady on the Train
Gianfranco De Grassi Gianfranco De Grassi ... Curly
Enrico Maria Salerno ... Dr. Giulio Stradi
Marina Berti ... Laura Stradi
Franco Fabrizi ... The Voyeur on the Train
Irene Miracle ... Margaret Hoffenbach
Laura D'Angelo Laura D'Angelo ... Lisa Stradi
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Storyline

Margaret and Lisa, high school friends, take the night train from Germany to Verona to spend Christmas with Lisa's family. They flirt mildly with male passengers, including two randy delinquents in their 20s, Blackie and Curly. The four of them end up in a first-class cabin with a well-dressed woman of about 30 who has pornographic photographs in her valise. Egged on by the woman, the thugs and a male visitor to the cabin menace and then assault Margaret and Lisa. Meanwhile, we also see Christmas Eve and morning scenes at Lisa's home, where her parents are polite to each other while discussing divorce. On Christmas morning, they go to the station to meet the girls. Will they be on the train? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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You can tell yourself IT'S ONLY A MOVIE - but it won't help! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | West Germany | Austria

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

13 August 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Xmas Massacre See more »

Filming Locations:

Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was rejected for a UK cinema certificate in 1976 by the BBFC and later ended up listed as an official video nasty. It was released fully uncut (as "Night Train Murders") in 2008 on the Shameless DVD label. See more »

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Quotes

Lady On The Train: What's that matter? Have you never made love before?
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Alternate Versions

Banned by the BBFC for 1976 cinema release under the title 'Late Night Trains'. Released uncut in UK on pre-cert VHS under the title 'Night Train Murders' in November 1981 and banned as a video nasty in July 1983. Also released cut in UK on pre-cert VHS under the title 'Late Night Trains'. This release was missing about 1 minute of violence and nearly 2 minutes of non contentious material. Remained as a video nasty since 1983 and finally granted 18 certificate uncut by BBFC in UK in 2008 for DVD release, released uncut on all US and UK media since 2004 . Uncut and R rated in the US. See more »

Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

A Flower's All You Need
Sung by Demis Roussos
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The Lady is the star
19 May 2001 | by analoguebubblebathSee all my reviews

Macha Meril, as "The Lady On The Train" is the star of this seasonal, fun for all ages, thriller.

Yes, it rehashes the plot from "Last House On The Left" but it's done effectively and brutally. Lisa and Margaret don't stand a chance against Blackie, Curly and beautiful, sexy Lady. I particularly like the inventive use of the phallic knife. The final third of the film, where the killers meet the victim's parents is predictably implausible but gratifying nonetheless.

Demis Rusos' epic song which accompanies the opening and closing credits is wonderfully insensitive and inappropriate.

I'd love to see this on Christmas Day television.

7/10


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