TARZAN Rip-Off by DEMOFILO FIDANI


(tomobea) #1

Does anybody seen or have this Tarzan Rip-Off by Demofilo Fidani!?

http://www.europeanfilmreview.co.uk/euromiscellanea/jungle_master.htm

Tom,


(Bad Lieutenant) #2

I´ve seen the first 20 minutes or so, but the sound quality was so bad I turned it off. It had a vhs release in several countries and I reckon they´re of better quality than the cheapo dvd.


(Silence) #3

Karzan? That must be the record. I’ve heard about this film I think.


(Søren) #4

I posted a comment after viewing this movie, in the movie watching thread nearly a year ago. Here were my thoughts:

Also sat through Demofilo Fidani's Karzan: Jungle Lord which is a rip-off of, well, you take a guess. Not an original thought in this one but pretty entertaining all way through nonetheless. At one moment one of the characters has a fight for his life with one of the smallest pythons I've ever seen. Hilarious :) The soundtrack (or part of it anyway) by Coriolano Gori was obviously borrowed from a spaghetti western. Forget which one but probably a Fidani.

Version watched: DVD from Retromedia in barely acceptable quality but in OAR. Is a double feature with Luana on the other side. Again recommended.

Actually I have the Danish VHS-release sporting this fantastic cover:

The cover photo is borrowed from another site, my copy doesn’t have the corner of the cover cut off.


(autephex) #5

interesting

curious now to see what a non-western Fidani is like


(Stanton) #6

Maybe worth a look for Simone Blondell dressed in fur (the less fur the better)

And to see the Italian cheapo SW locations impersonating a jungle.


(tomobea) #7

When this film was released in Theatres in Sweden (1974) it was cut in 4 places (52m) about 2 minutes. And another version for children up to 11 years cut: (195 m) 7 min.

http://www.statensbiografbyra.se/hemsida.htm

Tom,


(Silence) #8

How do you know all this?!


(tomobea) #9

TARZAN OCH DJUNGELNS DESPERADO

Originaltitel:
KARZAN, MASTER OF THE JUNGLE

Regissör:
DEEM, MILES (= FIDANI, DEMOFILO)

År och land:
1972 Italien

Distributör i Sverige:
CORONA FILM AB

Beslut:
Från 15 år

Beslutsdatum:
1974-06-13

Längd i tid:
1:25:20

Format:
Film Spelfilm Cinemascope Färgfilm

Antal klipp:
5

Klipptid och beskrivningar:
0:00:27 - Nedskjutningar av infödingar
0:00:11 - Dödandet av infödingar
0:00:27 - Dödandet av infödingar
0:00:40 - Slagsmålet
0:00:11 - Slagsmålet

Skådespelare:

KISSMÜLLER JR, JOHNNY
BLONDELL, SIMONE
BROWNE, ROGER
MANNI, ETTORE

Granskningsnummer: 113419

http://www.statensbiografbyra.se/hemsida.htm


(tomobea) #10

And here is another censor card from Fidani`s Showdown For A Badman first banned
twice and the third time cut by the censors: (Before cut by the distr. Company)
Alltogether: 12 min 42 sek.

NEVADA KID

Originaltitel:
SHOWDOWN FOR A BADMAN

Regissör:
DEEM, MILES (= FIDANI, DEMOFILO)

År och land:
1971 Italien

Distributör i Sverige:
CORONA FILM AB

Beslut:
Från 15 år

Beslutsdatum:
1974-07-24

Längd i tid:
1:15:39

Format:
Film Spelfilm Vidfilm Färgfilm

Antal klipp:
5

Klipptid och beskrivningar:
0:00:32 - Slagsmål och skjutning
0:00:57 - Skottlossning
0:00:09 - Nedskjutning av man från tak
0:00:46 - Skottlossning
0:00:25 - Slutscenen

Skådespelare:

KINSKI, KLAUS
POWERS, HUNT
CAMERON, JEFF
MITCHELL, GORDON
SAUNDERS, RAY
BLONDELL, SIMONE

Granskningsnummer: 113576


(Silence) #11

Vart hittar du de här censur korten?


(tomobea) #12

På denna Adress: (on this adress).

http://www.statensbiografbyra.se/hemsida.htm

Tom,


(Silence) #13

Bra sida.


(Canisius) #14

I’ve got the US tape on Force Video:

http://img51.imageshack.us/i/karzanus.jpg/

The atrocious Danish cover remains unmatched though… :wink:


(Søren) #15

The US cover looks great too… Karzan fighting a humongous snake … As far as I remember the movie sports a fight with the smallest snake in movie history… More of a worm really … I can see I mentioned it in my comment to the movie above also… Hilarious.


(Canisius) #16

Yeah, the flick is hilarity in its purest form from start to finish… ;D


(magnus) #17

haha, Karzan, stupidity turned into celluloid! It takes excactly 45 minutes for Karzan to turn up, just when you are about to give up on the endless jungle wanderings.
One thing i´m curious about is that i´ve heard there´s supposed to be an alternative ending of this, the one i´ve seen ended with Karzan and wife swinning across a river and then running around happily on a sunset beach after beeing set free by the hunters, but i´ve heard about an ending in which Karzan ends up on display in a zoo! Anyone seen that? Sounds to good to be true…
Speaking of good old Fidani, he did make a porno as well, called BURNING LIPS, i haven´t managed to see it, can´t even imagine how dreadfull it must be…!