Sergio Martino

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Sergio Martino
Born (1938-07-19) 19 July 1938 (age 84)
Rome, Italy
Occupation Producer, film director, writer

Sergio Martino (born 19 July 1938 in Rome, Italy) is an Italian film director and producer, notable for his contributions to the giallo genre.

Martino is the brother of producer Luciano Martino. They collaborated frequently in their respective professions. Their grandfather was director Gennaro Righelli.

Martino worked for both the big screen as well as for Italian television where he does most of his current work.

He often worked with actress Edwige Fenech who in the 1970s was married to his brother Luciano. He also worked with a lot of genre actors such as George Hilton (married to his cousin), Ivan Rassimov and Claudio Cassinelli, as well as famed Italian screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi.

Martino's pseudonyms include: Julian Barry, Martin Dolman, Serge Martin, Christian Plummer, George Raminto.

Selected filmography

Giallo films

Exploitation and sci-fi works

  • Mondo Sex (1969) (Italian: Mille peccati... nessuna virtù) narrated by Edmund Purdom
  • The Mountain of the Cannibal God / La montagna del dio cannibale (1978) aka Slave of the Cannibal God, aka Primitive Desires, with Ursula Andress and Stacy Keach (featured real animal mutilation)
  • Island of the Fishmen / L'isola degli uomini pesce (1979) starring Barbara Bach, Claudio Cassinelli and Richard Johnson; U.S. prints were retitled Something Waits in the Dark or Screamers, and were heavily re-edited with extra added American footage from a never-released amateur horror film called Tales That Will Rip Your Heart Out.
  • The Great Alligator River (1979) aka Il fiume del grande caimano / River of the Great Alligator, starring Barbara Bach and Mel Ferrer
  • 2019, After the Fall of New York / 2019 – Dopo la caduta di New York (1983) starring Michael Sopkiw and Luigi Montefiore
  • Hands of Steel (1986) aka Vendetta dal futuro/ Vendetta From the Future, aka Fists of Steel, aka Atomic Cyborg, starring Luigi Montefiore, John Saxon and Claudio Cassinelli. (*Note: Claudio Cassinelli was killed in a helicopter crash during the making of this film.)
  • Queen of the Fishmen / La regina degli uomini pesce (1995) aka Queen of the Fish Men, made for Italian TV; never shown in the USA

Spaghetti westerns

Crime dramas

War films

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