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Hansel e Gretel (1990)

| Crime, Fantasy, Horror | TV Movie
A farming community make their money through kidnapping children and selling their vital organs on the black market.

Directors:

Giovanni Simonelli, Lucio Fulci (uncredited)

Writers:

Giovanni Simonelli (story), Giovanni Simonelli (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Elisabete Pimenta Boaretto Elisabete Pimenta Boaretto ... Silvia
Lucia Prato Lucia Prato ... Lina
Gaetano Russo Gaetano Russo ... Fred (as Ronald Russo)
Giorgio Cerioni Giorgio Cerioni ... Mario
Sandro De Luca Sandro De Luca ... Stanko (as Mario Sandro De Luca)
Renzo Robertazzi Renzo Robertazzi
Silvia Cipollone Silvia Cipollone ... Gretel
Massimiliano Cipollone Massimiliano Cipollone ... Hansel
Paul Muller ... Procurer
Maurice Poli ... Commissioner Roy
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A farming community make their money through kidnapping children and selling their vital organs on the black market.

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Also Known As:

Die Saat des Teufels See more »

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Cine Duck See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of six films that director Lucio Fulci edited into his very own feature A Cat in the Brain (1990). The other ones are Bloody Psycho (1989), Il fantasma di Sodoma (1988), Massacre (1989), Non aver paura della zia Marta (1988) and Touch of Death (1988). See more »

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Version of Hansel y Gretel (1969) See more »

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Cool idea, mediocre result
9 February 2002 | by rundbauchdodoSee all my reviews

This film, which is identical with "Hansel & Gretel" (which is listed in the IMDb as a different movie), is one of five films Lucio Fulci "presented" and "supervised" towards the end of the 1980s (the others are "Non Avere Paura Della Zia Marta" aka "The Murder Secret", "Snake House" aka "Bloody Psycho", "Massacro" and "Fuga Dalla Morte" aka "Luna di Sangue"). From these four films, Fulci later used most of the gore effects again in his "Un Gatto nel Cervello" aka "Nightmare Concert".

The idea is a good one: Two children get abducted by villains who take their organs to sell it illegally for transplantation. The ghosts of the kids return and take revenge, forcing the bad folks to suffer more or less nasty deadly accidents. The problem is that Giovanni Simonelli brought too much insignificant dialogue into this film, so it early loses most of its pace and goes on rather slowly. The budget obviously was quite low, therefore, even though the villains suffer mostly ghastly demises, only few of them are really gory (especially an accident involving the victim's eye, which is the only scene Fulci used again for "Nightmare Concert").

Although the film isn't really good, it's still quite interesting and entertaining, mainly because of the good idea. I just don't understand why this film never was released even in Italy (the same fate suffered "Fuga Dalla Morte", while "Snake House" got a release in Italy and Germany, "Massacro" at least in Germany, and "The Murder Secret" in France), because compared to many other (mostly direct-to-video) low budget horror, "Non Si Seviziano i Bambini" is an okay film.


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