I’ve been looking at a few Italian films of late and now I’m taking a look at a few of director Michele Soavi’s offerings. It’s time for my Dellamorte Dellamore blu-ray review. The film is a kind of quirky comedy horror from 1994 starring Rupert Everett. Let’s find out if it’s worth your time.
- Dellamorte Dellamore (1994)
- Genre: Horror
- Directed by Michele Soavi
- UK Rating 18
- Discs: 1
- Released By Shameless
- Blu-ray Released: 15 October 2018
Francesco Dellamorte works at the local cemetery making sure everything runs smoothly. Aiding him is his friend and colleague Gnaghi. There’s something strange going on, the dead are coming back to life and its Dellamorte job to put them back in their graves.
Style / Direction
The film was directed by Michele Soavi whilst Mauro Marchett handled the cinematography. Make no mistake this is a well made film with a creepy cemetery location. The style is very much a silly surreal horror and I loved it!
Music / Audio Effects
The music is provided by Manuel De Sica.
Acting / Characters
Rupert Everett takes on the lead role of Francesco Dellamorte, the man in charge at the cemetery. This is a kind of spoof quirky horror and he plays it perfectly. There are lots of odd characters that pop up many coming back from the dead. All of these fit wonderfully into the style of the movie with François Hadji-Lazaro as Gnaghi playing a co-starring role.
- Rupert Everett as Francesco Dellamorte
- François Hadji-Lazaro as Gnaghi
- Anna Falchi as She
- Mickey Knox as Marshall Straniero
- Anton Alexander as Franco
- Fabiana Formica as Valentina Scanarotti
- Clive Riche as Dr. Vercesi
- Stefano Masciarelli as Mayor Scanarotti
- Alessandro Zamattio as Claudio
- Katja Anton as Claudio’s girlfriend
- Barbara Cupisti as Magda
- Patrizia Punzo as Claudio’s mother
- Renato Doris as She’s husband
Conclusion: Dellamorte Dellamore (1994) Film Review
I really enjoyed Dellamorte Dellamore, its strikes the right balance between horror and humour. It’s incredibly quirky and I appreciate what the director was attempting to do. The film is entertaining, weird and of course rather silly.
I recommend giving this one a look I think you will find it entertaining.
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Conclusion: Dellamorte Dellamore Blu-ray Review
The picture quality on this blu-ray release of Dellamorte Dellamore is excellent, in fact there nothing really worth mentioning here. On the extras side there interviews with the writer / producer and the person responsible for the films special effects. Both are worth a look but note they are in Italian with English subtitles.
- Audio Commmentary
- Writer/Producer Gianni Romoli Interview (39 mins)
- SFX: Sergio Stivaletti Interview (30 mins)
On to my movie rating for Dellamorte Dellamore (1994)
- Movie Rating: WELL WORTH WATCHING
- Blu-ray Picture: EXCELLENT
- Extras: EXCELLENT
Amazon UK Links
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For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…
Clip may not be representative of the blu-ray version
That concludes my Dellamorte Dellamore blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more horror movies soon. What’s next? Check back soon to find out!
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Summary: Dellamorte Dellamore (1994) Blu-ray Review
Movie title: Dellamorte Dellamore (1994)
Duration: 103 mins
Director(s): Michele Soavi
Actor(s): Rupert Everett, François Hadji-Lazaro, Anna Falchi, Mickey Knox, Anton Alexander
Genre: Horror, Comedy
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
Incredibly quirky comedy-horror that strikes the right balance between horror and humour