Saturday, October 31, 2015

RIP Hans Teuscher

German stage, film, TV and voice actor Hans Teuscher died in Berlin, Germany of cancer on October 31, 2015. He was 78. Born in Dresden, Saxony, Germany on April 10, 1937, Hans became a stage actor while still a child. He appeared on stage in Leipzig, Berlin and Dresden. He worked in films in both East and West Germany on TV series such as Tatort but was known to most western fans as a voice ac tor. He was the German voice of David Huddleston in the Lucky Luke TV series (1991), George Kennedy in “Don’t Come Knocking” (2004) and Barry Corbin in “The Homesman” (2014). 

Halloween 2015

New DVD Release - Dango Collection

Django Collection
Django spricht das Nachtgebet (1968), Djangos blutige Spur (1972), Django - Unersättlich wie der Satan (1967)
(The Man Who Cried for Revenge, The Long Revenge's Ride, Rattler Kid
Directors: Tanio Boccia, Mario Caiano, León Klimovsky
Starring: Anthony Steffen, Richard Harrison, Richard Wyler

Country: Germany
Label: Koch
# 84653 Box set Blu-ray,
Discs: 3                
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1, 16:9, Widescreen
Languages: Dolby Digital 2.0 German
Subtitles: German
Running time: 261 minutes
Available: October 30, 2015

Fagioli – Trinity Fighting Game

The guys from IoChiamavanoTriniTeam have been working for some time on a retro fighting game for "They Call Me Trinity". Finally, a first demos of the non-commercial fan project was published. An English translation of the Italian dialogue is downloadable. The game, however, is self-explanatory, so it is no problem to play it in Italian. Now you can fight alone or  in pairs by in a Western setting.

Thousand Pieces of Gold (TV)

American Playhouse: Thousand Pieces of Gold – English title
Mil monedas de oro – Spanish title
Thousand Pieces of Gold – U.S.A. title

A 1990 British, U.S.A.  television co-production [Channel Four Films (London), American
    Playhouse, Filmcat, Maverick Picture Company (Hollywood)]
Producer: Nancy Kelly, Kenji Yamamoto
Director: Nancy Kelly
Story: “Thousand Pieces of Gold” by Ruthanne Lum McCunn
Teleplay: Anne Makepeace
Photography: Bobby Bukowski [color]
Music: Gary Remal Malkin
Running time: 105 minutes

Lalu/China Polly – Rosalind Chao (Chao Jyalin)
Charlie Bemis – Chris Cooper
Hong King – Michael Paul Chan
Jim – Dennis Dun
Jonas – Jimmie F. Skaggs (Jimmie Neumier)
Miles – Will Oldham (William Oldham)
Ohio – David Hayward
Berthe – Beth Broderick
Li Ping – Kim Chan
Sailors – Chris Evans, James Lortz
Sayan – Weili Fan
Shun Lee – Evan C. Kim
Ah Ling – Freda Foh Shen
Watkins – John M. Hosking
Francoise – Mary Matvy
Parker – Albert J. Kalanick (A.J. Kallan)
Li Yuan – Mary Lee
Chen – Jianli Zhang
John Span – Ron Dorn (Ronald Dorn)
Lung On – George Kee Cheung
Miner – Gordon Malis
Li Mia – Saachiko
McFee – Brien D. Sankey
Buyer – Danny Wong
Soldier – Kerry Yo
A Cai – Gu Xing Zhong

Set in the 1880s, this film chronicles the journey of Lalu, a Chinese woman whose financially desperate family sells her as a bride. She is sent to the United States, where she is bought by sleazy barkeep Hong King, who plans to make money off of Lalu by forcing her into a life of prostitution. Unwilling to submit to his demands, she begins her own successful business venture and captures the attention of the troubled but kindly Charlie.

This film was shown on PBS stations in 1992.

Birthdays Then and Now

Sigfrit Steiner (actor) 1906 – 3/21/1988
Carlo Pedersoli (aka Bud Spencer) (actor) 1929 -
Torben Bille (actor) would have been 70 today, he died in 1993.

Maria Gustafsson (actress) 1946 -
Roberto Malone (actor) 1956 -
Dermot Mulroney (actor) 1963 –