Italy – 1969
Director – Ruggero Deodato
Wizard Home Video, 1984, VHS
Run Time – 1 hour, 26 minutes
It is no exaggeration to say that Wizard Video’s 1884 big-box version of Phenomenal and the Treasure of Tutankamen is the most shocking of VHS disappointment in recent memory. Wizard was Charles Band’s first distribution enterprise specializing in graphic exploitation films. Ruggero Deodato may not be one of the finest directors that Italy has offered up, but without regard to the quality of his work, he is one of the more interesting. As I slowly work my way through Wizard’s and Deodato’s respective catalogues (which only overlapped here,) I have come to expect at the very least banal entertainment.
|Although theis scene was in the movie, all nudity has been cut from the Wizard cassette.|
A slightly different version of this review originally appeared in Paracinema # 12. Lost Video Archive appears in each issue of Paracinema. Number 16 is coming out soon, with a new installment of LVA, we of course recommend that you pick it up ASAP
The two smaller images come courtesy of Tele Port City whom was also rather disappointed with this film..