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SOME GREEK VHS (AUSTRALIA)

stratagakis
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May 7th, 2008, 1:09 pm #1

Hi Miltos and other lovers of Greek VHS. Need some info on these movies. Picked them up at a local video store last year and forgot I had them. Anyway, just need the titles and whatever additional stats you may offer. Cheers ...

PS ... This is my first time using photobucket. Hope the photos are linked correctly.

GREEK VHS:

1. TO HAMOGELO TIS PITHIAS aka La Trombata



2. STIN PAGIDA TOU SEX KAI TOU EGLIMATOS



3. FILAKES ANILIKON



4. MIRELLA, I SARKA TIS IDONIS



5. I EROTOMANIS



6. I NERAIDA TIS MANIS



7. O VIASMOS MIAS MONACHIS



8. EDO INE VALKANIA!



9. STEFANIA



10. GLIKIA SIMMORIA

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May 7th, 2008, 2:27 pm #2

Excellent photos and ....excellent titles, overall.

In order of appearance:
1. To Hamogelo tis Pithias (aka La Trombata) (1979), Italy/Greece, dir. Sergio Bergonzelli (& Soulis Yeoryiadis) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0195363/ (action/erotic adventure)
2. Stin Pagida tou Sex kai tou Eglimatos (1975), dir. Chrissostomos Liambos http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0289489/ (action/erotic thriller)
3. Filakes anilikon (1982), dir. Dimis Dadiras http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0230231/ (action/youth problems)
4. Mirella, i Sarka tis Idonis (1973) dir. P. Paraskhakis http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0265326/ (sexploitation)
5. Ekpempo SOS Narkotika (video release title of I Erotomanis (1971), dir. Omiros Efstratiadis http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0257636/ (crime/drama)
6. I Neraida tis Manis (1961), dir. Ilias Macheras http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0265398/ (adventure, B/W)
7. O Viasmos mias Monachis (1983), dir. Yiorgos Milonas http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0292330/ (nunsploitation)
8. Edo ine Valkania! (1984), dir. Vassilis Boudouris http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0255979/ (drama)
9. Stefania (1966), dir. Yiannis Dalianidis http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145491/ (erotic drama)
10. Glikia Simmoria (1983), dir. Nikos Nikolaidis http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085599/ (action thriller)

Thematically, you should group together:
- the titles Nr 1-2, 4-5, 7 & eventually 9 (if you are focused on action films mixed up with Erotica).
- the titles 3, 5 & 10 (for some serious efforts on juvenile delinquency or youth problems)
- the titles 6 (a "film d'epoque") & 8 (a bitter approach to modern Greek society) are really cases apart.

Titles Nr 9 & 10 are -rightfully!- considered as major classics of Greek Cinema.


Long live Stavros Video Center in Australia! Has done more for Greek Cinema than a lot of locals.... :angry:

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May 7th, 2008, 2:43 pm #3

skatschko wrote:


Long live Stavros Video Center in Australia! Has done more for Greek Cinema than a lot of locals.... :angry:
Yes, excellent label, I have many of its releases and I always wonder why these films had never a Greek VHS release!
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May 7th, 2008, 3:42 pm #4

stratagakis wrote: Picked them up at a local video store last year and forgot I had them.
I take it you're in OZ? So do they have subs?


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May 7th, 2008, 6:46 pm #5

These Australian tapes were released from Greeks for Greeks who live there...so most of them haven't English subtitles.
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May 7th, 2008, 6:53 pm #6

cinehound wrote: These Australian tapes were released from Greeks for Greeks who live there...so most of them haven't English subtitles.
No I didn't think they would have. Miltos, did you know that Melbourne is the biggest Greek city after Athens? It is.


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May 7th, 2008, 8:28 pm #7

Yes, I know. One of my closer friends here in Greece has come from Melbourne!
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May 8th, 2008, 3:54 am #8


Wow. Thanks Skatschko for the information. Excellent stuff.

The funny thing about Stavros Video Centre is that the old sign still looms above the entrance of the building. Its located in a suburb called Northcote (Melbourne). What's even funnier is that I used to go to an acting studio back in 2002/2003. My friend used to run that school with an industry director, and the studio they built (inside the building) was the same place that was once Stavros Video Centre. Back then I knew very little about Greek Exploitation or the whereabouts of all those tapes. I had no idea that I was coming to the one place that could have secured my fortunes had I'd taken an interest in those films a little earlier on. I have no idea what happened to Stavros Video Centre. I imagine all those tapes got distributed to other video stores and private collectors. Shame. They did provide a great service.

Many, if not most of the Greek VHS in Australia have no subtitles. Which sucks for me.

I recently watched an Italian version of To Nisi tis Amartias. That scene at the end when good old George S. is jumping up and down, beating his chest like a monkey has to be one of the funniest scenes in history. Anyway, i know this is a bit off topic, but at the start of this movie, the title sequence is a montage of several scenes that take place during the movie. In a couple of these short scenes is actual hardcore, but only, very briefly. But, to my mind, it is from the actual movie and not just some fake insert. Is this the same for the Greek version? Perhaps, this enquiry should be posted somewhere else.

Thanks again ...
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May 8th, 2008, 6:22 am #9

And just a few more VHS ...

11. I ANAMETRISSI



12. RACHAMIS



13. ATHINA, I KLOPI TIS ODOU STADIOU

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May 8th, 2008, 7:44 am #10

Has anybody seen this one?

1. To Hamogelo tis Pithias (aka La Trombata) (1979), Italy/Greece, dir. Sergio Bergonzelli (& Soulis Yeoryiadis) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0195363/ (action/erotic adventure)
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