(296) DEATH UNCERTAIN (1973) Jose Ramon Larraz / Rosalba Neri
original Euro title LA MUERTE INCIERTA [Death Uncertain]
also known as UNCERTAIN DEATH
director: Jose R. Larraz
starring: Mary Maude · Rosalba Neri · Yelena Samarina · Antonio Molino
landscaper named Clive Dawson lives with his son in a remote area of India.
Clive has been having an affair with native girl Shaheen. Just before
heading back to England, he abruptly ends the indiscretion. She is embarrassed
and ashamed. While in London, Clive and girlfriend Brenda marry; but back
in India, the native girl commits suicide. On his return, the agent is
seized by an uncontrollable superstitious fear [having to do with the
spirit of a tiger], while his wife and son become romantically involved.
However, above everything else, Clive is obsessed with the idea that Shaheen
is still alive and will take revenge on him.
Italian cult queen Rosalba Neri plays the exotic native girl Shaheen.
Wife Brenda is Mary Maude, best known for her role of schoolgirl Irene
in Narciso Ibanez Serrador's RESIDENCIA
(The House That Screamed) a couple years before.
extremely rare movie from Jose Ramon Larraz [some sources insist it is
a 'lost film'] was shot the year before he made SCREAM
AND DIE and VAMPYRES.
It is his attempt at a ghost story, exotically set in India [although
it's doubtful that the movie was actually shot there]. Euro filmmaker
Larraz fought diligently in the '60s and '70s to loosen censorship restrictions
in his Spain. Often, he would make movies outside the boundaries of his
home country. Jose was known for pushing the limits of cultural acceptability
RITES OF THE DEVIL, COMING
OF SIN and STUDENTS
OF MADAM OLGA. Towards the end of his career, he ventured to North
America where he made numerous films, usually under the alias Joseph Braunstein
OF THE AXE, REST
IN PIECES, SAVAGE
LUST. Director Larraz died September 3, 2013 in Andalucía,
Spain at age 83.
with optional English subtitles, fully uncut 86 min, widescreen,
encoded for ALL REGION, playable on any American DVD machine
Extras include Larraz theatrical trailers.
Sexual Brutality/Gore/Graphic Violence
Intended for Mature Audiences