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Mondo Macabro: Weird and Wonderful Cinema Around the World

4.55 of 5 stars 4.55  ·  rating details  ·  82 ratings  ·  3 reviews
The author of Immoral Tales now brings readers into the exotic, erotic, and eccentric international film scene. Fully illustrated, this book includes an Indian song-and-dance version of Dracula; Turkish version of Star Trek and Superman; China's "hopping vampire" films, and much more.
Published April 15th 1998 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Mike Lester
Every time I watch a film adaptation of Dracula, one thought always pops up in my mind: You know what this movie needs? Mariachi music. Well, thank God for Mondo Macabro! Never thought I would get to see, let alone own, a Pakistani Dracula film that endlessly plays "La Cucaracha," and where Drac's vampire bride breaks out in Bollywood-style song and dance before seducing Johnathan Harker. Or the Turkish version of Star Wars; the mind reels. All this, and much much more, awaits the adventurous fi ...more
Mike Jensen
Want to know about Turkish Star Trek and Superman movies? How about martial arts films that do not make it stateside? Foreign soft-porn? This book goes boldly where sane people shun to trek, and for good reason. These films look awful.

A legitimate question is, are these movies worth writing about? The answer is a resounding, NO! On the other hand, they are a curiosity and the only way to be informed about them is to read about them (god knows, you could never watch them), so the other answer is
Apr 28, 2008 Steve rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: the bizarre cinephile
Recommended to Steve by: R. Perkins
I love this book and its video company. The most outrageous, insane, offensive, titillating and strange movies from around the world are reviewed here. Tracking them down would be a full-time job if Mondo Macabro, the video company, wasn't rescuing them from obscurity.
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