Elif Roth, directed by Manlio Gomaraska and Massimiliano Janine, who is known for his passion for Italian B-cinema, helped promote the biographical doc “Inferno Rosso: Joe D’Amato on the Road to Access” at the Venice Film Festival. Where the chariot is featured as a talking head.
Doc, known as Joe D’Amato, Aristide Massacresi, which premiered as a special screening in Lido, produced 200 films in the late 1970s and late 1990s. Spaghetti ranges from Western to horror to erotic / exotic to porn. The chariot spoke Diversity What sets D’Amato apart is that Indonesian-Dutch actress Laura James, starring in her “Emanuel” franchise, will not be confused with the French “Emanuel” film. Edited citations.
How did you discover Joe de Amato and his films?
I first got a lot of experience of these movies only on TV and video. But I didn’t understand the difference between budget or film stock. Part of it was that Joe D’Amato’s movies, especially Laura James’s ‘Emmanuel’ movies, were all in Cinemax, or ‘Skinmax’, as we said. So will they Sylvia Crystal “Goodbye Emanuel” and then at 1am the movie was “Emanuel in Bangkok” (aka “Emanuel Nera”). Now the main difference we had was that one Emanuel had one meter and the other had two. But tThe difference between the French and the Italians was that we liked the Italians. All I knew was that the ‘One Me’ people were Laura James and the others were Sylvia Crystal!
De Amato also knew exactly how great James was. Doc shows how he sees her, he rushes to get her under contract. They have made dozens of films.
I’m really sorry that Gemser wasn’t in the document. I hope he knows how great he was. It’s just that she was beautiful and sensual and not sexual. He was great at these movies.
Laura James is truly one of my all time favorite actors. I think she’s probably one of the most beautiful; Her and Monica Vitti. There are a handful of people who are by far the most beautiful iconic women to please on screen, she is there for me. And I know he was fired for that [B] Movies made by him.
But of course Joe de Amato wasn’t just the ‘Emanuel’ movie.
No. But I didn’t look for the D’Amato movie until the DVD came out and I started to realize how many of his films I saw that he was involved with. It was Probably many of Joe D’Amato’s movies, such as “Absurd” (aka “Rosso Sangu”) and “Anthropophagus” were released for me after I did “Cabin Fever”. They were ‘video nasty’ and they were banned, so they couldn’t get it into the VHS circuit in the US but then The more I read about her, the more I realize: ‘She’s interesting’!
What impressed you the most about her?
I have a passion for movies. But D’Amato also takes that obsession to a whole new level. He lived it and breathed it. The only other director I can think of is Takashi Mike. Tarantino survives and breathes in the movie, but he doesn’t necessarily make the movie the way Joe de Amato and Takashi Mike do. I had a reason to keep Mike in the “hostel,” so I could see him and talk to him.
Does Joe Damato have any movies that you mentioned in your film?
The closest is “Emanuel and the Last Cannibals.” I was entering the cannibalistic horror canon when I made “The Green Inferno” and Italian cannibal films were considered under the barrel by critics and even ghost fans. They have a very specific taste, but I love them because they are completely gonzo. I have compliments for the directors who just went to the forest and the real, true natives who lived in the forest, living in the trees, were able to stay in the film. And I have the utmost respect for the perfect madness of doing it in the service of a horror movie.
I forgot about “Emanuel and the Last Cannibals”, I saw it many years ago. But then it was actually Tarantino who pointed out that Green Inferno arrives in the village, at that moment – the only other of these two man-eating films. [chilling] The moment, when the person realizes that their ‘village’ is being brought “Emanuel and the last cannibal.”
So I wasn’t doing it consciously, but I would say that one comes closest.