Kendra Steiner Editions

August 14, 2011

Das Geheimnis der gelben Mönche (aka Target For Killing—Germany/Austria/Italy 1966)

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendrasteinereditions @ 2:24 pm

TARGET FOR KILLING, directed by Manfred R. Kohler, starring Stewart Granger, Karin Dor, Rupert Davies, Klaus Kinski, Adolfo Celi.

Combines the best qualities of the sub-Bond eurospy genre with the crazed atmosphere and odd production design of the later, color Edgar Wallace films…listen to the incredible Marcello Giombini soundtrack (perhaps one of the 5 best psychedelic Italian 60s genre-film soundtracks, as if the Blow-Up era Yardbirds moved to Rome) here:     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYYR6AhResI          Like Tom Tryon in “The Narco Men” (which also has a killer soundtrack), Granger projects a jaded, pissed “I don’t want to be in this film” attitude, which fits the character and the film perfectly…

Sinister Cinema offers a DVD-R of TARGET FOR KILLING  from an American TV print (an RKO General tv release–where I first saw it in the early 70s) which is good, and the same print from the old SC vhs tape I’ve had for 20 years…by the way, it’s cheaper if you buy directly from Amazon in the US rather than from SC…about half the price…

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no Youtube link for The Narco Men, alas, but you can get an OK quality copy of it on dvd-r from Something Weird and hear it for yourself while watching this downbeat Euro-crime gem…unfortunately, SW’s print (again, the same one used on their old vhs copy) is missing the first few frames, so we don’t get to see “Tom Tryon in…” before the title     😦

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