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Die! Die! My Darling!, a review by KinkyCyborg

Title:Die! Die! My Darling!
Year: 1965
Director: Silvio Narizzano
Rating: NR
Length: 97 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles: English

Tallulah Bankhead
Stefanie Powers
Peter Vaughan
Maurice Kaufmann
Yootha Joyce

Directed by Silvio Narizzano ('Georgy Girl,' 'Loot') and produced by Hammer Films, the infamous British studio known for gothic horror classics, DIE! DIE! MY DARLING! stars the legendary Tallulah Bankhead ('Lifeboat,' TV's "Batman") in her final film performance. She plays the psychotic Mrs. Trefoile, a demented mother who terrorizes and imprisons her dead son's fiancée Pat (Stefanie Powers, TV's "Hart to Hart," 'Stagecoach') to avenge her son's tragic death, with the help of her bumbling gardener (Donald Sutherland, 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers,' 'Klute,' 'Don't Look Now').

A domineering religious fanatic, Mrs. Trefoile grows obsessed with her late son's spirit, who died several years earlier in an auto wreck. When her son's former lover pays an unexpected visit, Mrs. Trefoile kidnaps the beautiful young woman, holding her hostage in the basement to "cleanse" her soul, so she can be reunited with her son in Heaven. Trapped and tortured, Pat must fight for her life to escape. DIE! DIE! MY DARLING! is a campy, classic thriller fueled by Bankhead's over-the-top turn as the ultimate Mother from Hell.

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My Thoughts:

Hammer Film production from the mid 60's that was Tallulah Bankhead's last movie appearance. Playing a religious fanatic trying to redeem her dead son's soul by cleansing the sins from his former fiancee while holding her captive.... she was perfect in the role! Stephanie Powers played the unfortunate girl caught in the old hag's grasp and she did a credible job as well. She was quite the cute little minx! Donald Sutherland played the retarded, but good natured gardener who had no clue what was going on most of the time... he looked like a teenage kid in this movie.

All in all I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would.  :clap:



(From KinkyCyborg's Random Reviews 2010 on August 27th, 2010)

Member's Reviews

The Grudge, a review by RossRoy

The Grudge

It's odd. Last time I watched this, I remember liking it and being scared here and there. Either I'm confusing it with something else, or it's lost its effectiveness since. Either way, I was disappointed this time. I found the story lacking, the ghosts too obvious and predictable. Guess it's true that tastes change with time.


(From RossRoy's Random Viewings on January 24th, 2010)

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Pete's Pilots, a review by addicted2dvd

The Cisco Kid
This classic western series was the first to be filmed in color, even though the majority of television sets in the country were black and white. The show presented the tales of The Cisco Kid (Duncan Renaldo) and his trusty sidekick Poncho (Leo Carrillo) as they traveled about the West, coming to the aid of those in need of it. One of the most interesting aspects about this program is the fact the main characters were Hispanic and presented in a positive manner, making it unique since most programming on television at the time featured Caucasian performers presenting shows geared toward a Caucasian audience.

Pancho and the Cisco Kid are wanted by the law. A real estate broker hired two men to impersonate them and rob the Mesa Verde Bank.

My Thoughts:
This is the very first taste of The Cisco Kid I ever had. While not a bad show... the pilot episode wasn't great. they do nothing to introduce the characters to try to tell you who they are and what they do. The episode felt more like any old episode that could have run anywhere in the middle of the season or series. From what I understand this was a radio show before going to Television. And at the time they probably figured there was no need for introducing the characters all over again for Television. Which I am sure made sense at the time... but coming here now... so many years later it is of no help what so ever. While I have low expectations for quality on such old shows. I was a little disappointed in the quality of (at least) this episode. The picture looked washed out. Granted this is a cheap set from Mills Creek so I shouldn't be surprised. The show itself was ok... I think I need to watch a few more episodes before I can get hooked on it. I thought Poncho was to be the comedic sidekick of The Cisco Kid... but at least in this episode I didn't find him all that funny. I mean I can see where they tried... but they just didn't do it for me... at least not in this episode.

My Rating:

(From Pete's Pilots on November 23rd, 2009)