(333) FANTAGHIRO 5 [Cave of Golden Rose 5] (1996) Lamberto Bava
Italian title FANTAGHIRO 5 also known as CAVE OF THE GOLDEN ROSE: THE SEQUEL
starring: Alessandra Martines · Brigette Nelson · Kim Rossi
Stuart · Ursula Andress · Remo Giron · Luca Venantini
story of Princess Fantighiro continues in this major sequel from director
Lamberto Bava, released in 1996. Fantaghiro is captured by the Black Witch
who wishes to kill her to regain the power she lost. During her incarceration,
Fantaghiro encounters a creature made entirely from fruit who claims to
come from another world where an even more dangerous enemy exists. Meanwhile,
in that faraway land, a cannibal pirate [known as "Nameless"]
attacks a peaceful kingdom with his army, intent on devouring the village
children. The good witch, Asteria, saves Fantaghiro from the Black Witch
in a desperate attempt to save the kingdom with the princess' magical
powers. Fantaghiro agrees but then discovers that she has lost her ability
to return to her own kingdom.
probably obvious from the description that this movie is part of a larger
story started with FANTAGHIRO
1. While this movie can be enjoyed without seeing the earlier
episodes, it is recommended that the series be seen in chronological order.
Lamberto Bava learned his craft working as an assistant director
for his father Mario Bava [VENUS
OF ILLE was co-directed by both of them]. After Mario's death
in 1980, Lamberto joined Dario Argento's stable and was given the opportunity
to begin directing on his own. He made 40+ movies since 1980 and has delivered
numerous memorable films including the DEMON
IN THE DARK, FOTOS
(Photos of Giola), YOU
WILL DIE AT MIDNIGHT, MAESTRO
OF TERROR, et al. The FANTAGHIRO
1 & 2, Parts
3 & 4] is generally
considered his masterwork.
Italian Film, with English subtitles; widescreen,
uncut (200 min.),
in DVD format, encoded for ALL REGION, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include "A Stubborn Princess" featurette.
Sexual Brutality, Assault, Sexual Situations
Recommended For Mature Audiences