27 August, 2006

THE EUROSPY FILES: YPOTRON


A favorite example of the 1960's Eurospy genre, this 1967 item casts Janine Reynaud, the star of Jess Franco's SUCCUBUS, as a sexy blonde secret operative out to put the make on Super Agent 077 Luis Davila, credited as "Luis Devil" on the English language print. This is a high octane, tongue in cheek medley of amusing gadgets, bikini clad sirens, exotic tropical locations and prominent Jess Franco character actors such as Alfredo Mayo (ATTACK OF THE ROBOTS), Jesus Puente (EL CONDE DRACULA), Alberto Dalbes (EROTIC RITES OF FRANKENSTEIN; it's a kind of Pop Art action painting powered by Nico Fidenco's delightful Ventures-style surf score. Remember The Ventures?...



2 comments:

GREG HILLABRAND said...

HI BOB, HOPE YOU GET THIS. YES I REMEMBER THE VENURES. IN FACT I WAS A BIG FAN. I REMEMBER GETTINGB THEIR "WALK DON'T RUN" ALBUM WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL. THIS EUROSPY MOVIE SOUNDS COOL BUT I HAVEN'T SEEN IT. ANY WORD ON "RITES OF FRANKENSTEIN" B&W VERSION?--GREG

Robert Monell said...

Glad you could make it, Greg! Thanks for your memories of THE VENTURES, who bring back memories of "Telstar" for me... We're investigating that B&W version of RITOS you mentioned.