Wednesday, February 18, 2015
SEE HELL ON EARTH! AN EARLY ITALIAN 'SHOCK DOC'
This Avco Embassy Pictures Release is not to be confused with the 47-minute UK "mock-umentary" of the same name. Instead, this 93-minute "authentic" little obscurity appears to be in the style of the "shock docs" made popular by films like MONDO CANE. Released on 28 March 1970 in Italy as RITI SEGRETI, the US poster ad claims it to be produced and directed by Ramiro Arango. However, IMDB lists the same credits to Gabriella Cangini (who also has the writing credits) with the production company as Arango Films Italiana.
In any event, this movie looked weird enough for me to cut out the ad from the Los Angeles Times, probably around the same time it was released in Italy in 1970.