STRANGE SHADOWS IN AN EMPTY ROOM
UNA MAGNUM SPECIAL PER TONY SAITTA
1976, Park Circus/MGM, 99 min, Italy/Canada, Dir: Alberto De Martino

Stuart Whitman stars as an Ottawa police captain looking for the person who poisoned his sister. But when the constraints of the law restrain his investigation, he goes rogue using brutality to get answers. Featuring appearances by Martin Landau, John Saxon and Tisa Farrow, this shot-in-Canada giallo-poliziotteschi hybrid showcases one of the all-time great movie car chases.


FRANKENWEENIE
2012, Walt Disney Pictures, 87 min, USA, Dir: Tim Burton

This stop-motion animated salute to the 1931 classic FRANKENSTEIN is based on a live-action short that director Tim Burton made while working at Disney in the 1980s. When his dog Sparky is hit by a car, young Victor Frankenstein (Charlie Tahan) puts his science lessons to work, reanimating the deceased pet - the first of many creatures unleashed when the boy’s classmates copy his work. With Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau and Winona Ryder. An Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature.


ED WOOD
1994, Disney, 127 min, USA, Dir: Tim Burton

Director Tim Burton’s unabashed love for his subject makes this 1994 biopic of the director of "the worst movie ever made" (that would be PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE) a perversely uplifting experience, although in reality its title character’s life was anything but happy. Johnny Depp portrays legendary schlock director Ed Wood as an enthusiastic hero of the cinema, a man whose love for moviemaking is so intense that it almost makes the quality of his work irrelevant. With an Oscar-winning performance by Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi, and an alternately hilarious and poignant screenplay by Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander.


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