Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Father of the Flying Car 2022

- Ten Doors 2021

- Fair Game 1986

- H.P. Lovecraft's Witch House 2021

- American Werewolves 2022

- Corpse Control 2021

- The Legend of Santa 2021

- A Town Full of Ghosts 2022

- When Darkness Falls 2022

- The Expat 2021

- Potato Dreams of America 2021

- Orangutan 2021

- Don't Sell Me a Dog 2021

- The Policeman's Lineage 2022

- The Tortured Soul 2022

- Death Count 2022

- Project Skyquake 2022

- Erzulie 2022

- Spin State 2022

- The Fall of the Queens 2021

- The Spinning Man 2018

- Seduction of Distance 2021

- The Prey: Legend of Karnoctus 2022

- Eyes Upon Waking 2022

- You Like to Draw? 2021

- Double Threat 2022

- Bodies Will Tumble and Roll 2022

- Slapface 2021

- Goons 2022

- Decline 2021

- Tales from the Other Side 2022

- Scare Zone 2009

- London Bridge is Falling Down - Build it Up Again! 2022

- Rondo and Bob 2020

- Mascarpone 2021

- They Talk 2021

- Motherly 2021

- A Little Dead 2022

- Sewer Gators 2022

- Machination 2022

- Alpha Code 2020

- Guilt 2022

- Shadows 2022

- Disorienting Dick 2022

- We Need to Talk 2022

- Pavilion 2022

- Solutions 2017

- Friend of the World 2020

- Breath 2022

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Quando Alice Ruppe lo Specchio

Touch of Death
When Alice Broke the Mirror

Italy 1988
produced by
Antonio Lucidi, Luigi Nannerini for Alpha Cinematografica
directed by Lucio Fulci
starring Brett Halsey, Ria De Simone, Pier Luigi Conti (= Al Cliver), Sacha Darvin, Zura Ulla Kessler (= Zora Kerova), Marco Di Stefano, Maurice Poli
written by Lucio Fulci, music by Carlo Maria Cordio, special effects by Angelo Mattei

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Deerslayer

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Edgar Wallace made in Germany

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Three Supermen

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!


Flix.com

Lester (Brett Halsey) is a modern Bluebeard, he meets (mainly bizarre) women, all wealthy widows, through dating agencies, courts them for a while and when he has gained their trust, he kills them - and more often than not in the most ghastly fashion. Then he gets rid of the bodies and sees to it that he never leaves a trace.

Why does he do it ?

Because he has a gambling habit that grows worse and worse, but not only that, at gambling he also is the born loser, and he constantly owes his bookie (Al Cliver) money, to a point where the bookie threatens to kill him.

The real problem about all of this is though that Lester is highly schizophrenic, he is by far not as clever a criminal as he thinks himself to be, leaves clues for the police all over the place, talks to the tapedeck of his stereo and thinks someone is trying to do him in - and even gets imaginary phonecalls from that guy ...

Then, out of pure coincidence, Lester, who thought of having reached the end of the line, meets another rich widow, Virginia Field (Zora Kerova), a woman with a harelip, and suddenly he feels himself on top again - until he has to realize that she only lured him into a trap and the police is already close by. She even threatens him with a gun, only he believes she will never shoot - until, bang bang, you're dead ...

 

By and large, director Lucio Fulci's films from the late 1980's are vastly inferior to his masterpieces from the early years of the decade, especially his gothic trilogy. Touch of Death however seems to be the exception to the rule, as he gives up his usual, all-out horror stories for black comedy for once, and tells a weird and also violent tale full of bizarre setpieces - the most bizarre probably the scene where Ria De Simone plays his latest girlfriend who constantly sings arias - and almost ironic gorse scenes. And at times the movie is really funny (which should not be too surprisning since Lucio Fulci got his start in comedy back in the 1960's).

That all said however, Touch of Death is less than perfect, somehow Fulci, while directing great isolated sequences, fails to get a proper grip on the actual storyline, and time and again too, the film turns into a routine but not very thought-through thriller, forgetting its macabre overtones.

Still, in all the film is a refreshing piece of gore-cinema, certainly not for everyone's taste of course but if you don't take your gore too seriously, this one is definitely for you.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Touch of Death
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find Touch of Death here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Touch of Death at adultvideouniverse.com


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!

 

 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD