(244) HIGH TENSION (1972) Marisa Mell | Julio Buchs thriller
original Italian title DOPPIA COPPIA CON REGINA:
ALTA TENSION [Double Play with the Queen: High Tension]
also known as HIGH VOLTAGE
starring: Marisa Mell ∑ Gabriele Ferzetti ∑ Juan Luis Galiardo
∑ Helga Line ∑ Patrizia Adiutori
A young mechanic named Josť arrives in Madrid, hoping to make it
big by gambling on a 'hot tip.' But after getting conned, he loses his
entire savings. Josť is taken in by Elisa, a photographer who feels
sorry for him. She introduces him to an eccentric couple, Pablo (Gabriele
Ferzetti) and Laura (Marisa Mell), resulting in Laura making an unusual
offer. But then Josť's problems truly begin.
Julio Buchs was a promising Spanish director who specialized in Spaghetti
Westerns (i.e.,Django Does Not Forgive, Bullet For Sadoval,
et al) but he's probably best known for the quirky Giallo HOT
LOVE OF THE YOUTH
[akaMurder by Music]. Sadly, he died from a
heart attack in January 1973 at age 46. This would be his last movie.
††††Here is a major film for Marisa Mell (her first
top-billing), followed by the Western WHERE
THE BULLETS FLY
[akaMiss Dynamite]. For most of her career,
Ms Mell was dangerously addicted to cocaine, resulting in severe health
problems. After 70 movies, she died from throat cancer at the early age
of 53 in May 1992.
Italian/Spanish co-production with English subtitles;
widescreen format, uncut (85 min.),
in DVD format, encoded for ALL REGIONS, playable on any American DVD machine.
Note: the print has a small logo in upper
right corner [see pic above, right]
Extras include Marisa Mell bio.
Intended For Mature Audiences