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The Third Eye (1966)

Il terzo occhio (original title)
A young count who lives with his dominant and jealous mother, begins in a downward spiral into madness after his fiancée dies in an accident - or it wasn't an accident?

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Mino Alberti (as Frank Nero)
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Marta
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Laura / Daniela (as Diana Sullivan)
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Mino's Mother (as Olga Sunbeauty)
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Loredana
Richard Hillock ...
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A young bachelor Mino Alberti (Franco Nero), lives in an old manor with his overprotective mother and his faithful maid, is just a few days before getting marry, his fiancee dies in a mysterious car crash. Soon afterwards Mino begins to lose his sanity and lures young women into his house with nefarious intentions. Written by jairhcastillo

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11 June 1966 (Italy)  »

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Italian censorship visa # 46555 delivered on 21-3-1966. See more »

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Remade as Beyond the Darkness (1979) See more »

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Unkown original version of Buio Omega
25 March 2004 | by (cologne, germany) – See all my reviews

I was extremely astonished to find out that this virtually unknown italian Giallo is actually the original version of the famous BUIO OMEGA. No book on italian horror movies has written anything about this movie and it certainly holds a lot of surprises for those interested in the history of italian exploitation cinema. First, it was made in 1966, black and white, 1:1,66 widescreen. Second as gore goes it's on par with Bava's Sei Donne, so it`s pretty brutal and has an uneasy sadistic subtone. Third Franco Nero (here credited as FRANK Nero) plays the lead role, the necrophil count who has lost his wife. Fourth, theres animal snuff in there. Fifth, a quite explicit rape scene. Anyone who knows Buio Omega will be very familiar with the plot. It's virtually the same. So it is a hidden gem? Yes, absolutely. Is it a classic? Hm ... the acting ranges from wooden to ridiculous and the whole movie looks and sounds and moves more like a teleplay. So it's not really a technically good one (unlike Sei Donne). But anyway, if you have the chance to see this film, get it. Out on DVD currently in Germany with a nice, crisp print (das dritte Auge), but language only in german...




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