Quentin Tarantino Presents
This year, we have the great privilege of presenting a very special program conceived by Mr.Tarantino, beginning with three Spaghetti Westerns directed by Sergio Corbucci: The Mercenary (a.k.a. A Professional Gun, 1968), Vamos a Matar, Compañeros (1970) and What Am I Doing in the Middle of the Revolution (1972). The films, which are set in the midst of the Mexican revolution, represent a rare opportunity to appreciate the work of one of the masters of the Spaghetti western.
The program also includes films which were distributed by K. Gordon Murray, an American producer famous for re-dubbing and re-releasing a host of Mexican horror, sci-fi, and fairy tale films in the U.S., and whose legacy as one of icons of cult cinema is indisputable: The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy (1957), Vampire’s Coffin (1958), Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy (1965), and the cult-classic Tintorera (1977).
Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Tarantino, who is lending our festival film prints from his personal collection, we are able to bring these film gems to our audiences.