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Cemetery Man (1994)

Dellamorte Dellamore (original title)
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A cemetery man must kill the dead a second time when they become zombies.

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(as Giovanni Romoli), (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Francesco Dellamorte
... Gnaghi
... She
... Marshall Straniero
... Valentina Scanarotti
Clive Riche ... Doctor Verseci
Katja Anton ... Claudio's Girlfriend
... Magda
... Franco
Pietro Genuardi ... New Mayor Civardi
Patrizia Punzo ... Claudio's Mother
Stefano Masciarelli ... Mayor Scanarotti
Vito Passeri ... 1st Returner
Alessandro Zamattio ... Claudio
Renato Donis ... She's Husband
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This movie is based on a novel of Tiziano Sclavi, and it always reflects the "sclavian philosophy" diffused by the most succesful comics in Italy: Dylan Dog, the detective of the nightmare. There is the duality between love and dead (in Italian "dellamore" means "of love" and "dellamorte" means "of death"), a duality that Dellamorte feels in a really hard way. He is the guardian of the cemetery of Buffalora, a little town in the north of Italy, in which, we don't know why, corpses rise from tombs and Dellamorte has to destroy them. Dellamorte seems not to ask to himself why this happen, he shoots and loves. But at the end he wants to leave Buffalora... Written by Bruno Iannazzo <iannazzo@cibs.sns.it>

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Zombies, guns, and sex, OH MY!!!

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for macabre violence and gore, strong sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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26 April 1996 (USA)  »

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Cemetery Man  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,459, 28 April 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$253,969
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1.66 : 1
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In the late 90's when Rupert Everett gained some popularity in America, he approached Michele Soavi about doing an Americanized remake of 'Dellamorte Dellamore'. It never materialized though. See more »

Goofs

During the scenes where characters are being bitten by the "returners", make-up lines are clearly visible on their skin around the bites. See more »

Quotes

Valentina Scanarotti: With your consent, I'd like to marry Gnaghi.
Mayor Scanarotti: This - horrible - thing?
Valentina Scanarotti: I'm not such a great catch either, Daddy.
Mayor Scanarotti: Not as long, dear, as I've got a breath in my body.
Valentina Scanarotti: All right. We'll fix that right away.
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A dream within a dream
10 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

For those who don't know Soavi, this guy has directed 25% of Gilliam's "Munchausen". So if you loved the final "Death" sequence, this film features the same imagery - laced with poetry, wit, humor, romance, sheer cinematic beauty, satire, onirism. This is the best Italian fantasy since "Suspiria"by a genius of a director. And if you want something completely different, it's all in here. Michele, where are you ? We need you.


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