Weird and Wonderful Cinema Around the World
Written by Pete Tombs.
Paperback - 192 pages (May 1998)
Published by St. Martin's Press
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.
Over 300 illustrations and color photos.
"Sometimes it feels like there's nothing left to discover.
Bookshelves bend under the weight of tomes devoted to all things
'cult,' 'B,' or obscure. Films you might once have crossed town
to see now turn up on new video labels every week. [But] for
those who still value the shock of the new, the special kind of
thrill that comes from confronting previously unsung greatness,
... there are plenty of strange new worlds left to explore ...
"Mondo Macabro" is a peek into the treasure trove of fifty years
of film from around the world. We've sifted through the dross and
picked out the dusty jewels."