[quote=“Bad Lieutenant, post:6, topic:1144”]Dremmler wasn’t much of a director to be honest. I’ve seen some of his James Bond parodies and he also did dreadful sex comedies, all of them with alcoholic Michael Fräser as the leading man. It is rumoured that Fräser was paid in booze, which seems likely as Dremmler’s film look cheaper than $2 whores. He also shot jungle flicks in Bavarian forests, probably back to back with this entry in his Laredo series, starring Wulfgar Von Schnautzer. (Fräser died because of an alcohol related falling incident). At least that’s what I assume as the cast lists are entirely the same. There is a Spanish print of this though. A little less rare, but still pretty unfindable is the supposedly horrendous Von Laredo kam der Tod, also shot in 1968. A sleeper of a horror western, or so it says in the encyclopedia of German b films written by Harald Weisser. Dremmler died tragically in 1981 in Mexico. He was mistaken for a bigtime Hollywood hotshot and kidnapped. When the bandits found out he was only the German Ed Wood, and one of the kidnappers actually had seen one of his terrible films, he was gangraped and repeatedly shot in the face. Dremmler’s wife Eva inherited a lot of debts and all of the original prints of her husband’s films. She went on to become romantically involved with Demofilo Fidani, who was inspired by Dremmler’s work a whole lot. It is rumoured that Fidani carbon copied a lot of story lines and camera angles directly from Dremmler. In order to remain credible as a director, Fidani urge Dremmler’s widow to burn the prints. It is unknown if she did so. Maybe somebody can pay her a visit, as she lives in Münich today, where she caretakes the Dremmler museum of obscure movies. In case you’re wonering, yes he is related to former football player Wolfgang Dremmler. They were twin brothers. As no one could keep them apart, it is hard to say who did what and who actually died. Fact is that Wolfgang played some terrible matches, where as it looked as if he had never even kicked a ball. However, it is safe to say that neither of the brothers were good film directors.
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