Thursday, December 5, 2019

New Blu-ray Release “Once Upon a Time in the West”


Spiel mir das Lied vom Tod
(Once Upon a Time in the West)
(1968)

Director: Sergio Leone
Starring: Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale

Country: Germany
Label: Paramount /Universal Pictures
Discs: 2
DVD, Blu-ray
Region: B, 2, PAL
Language: Dolby Digital 2.0 German, French, Italian, English
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish; English
Aspect ratio: 1920 x 1080, 2.35:1
Running time: 166 minutes
Extras: ?
ASIN: B07Z76Y18N
Released: December 5, 2019

New Film Release ~ Colombo Legend


Colombo Legend – Italian title

A 2019 Italian production [Lorebea Film (Rome)]
Producer: Maurizio Macelloni
Directors: Rosario Neri, Vito Colomba
Story: Maurizio Macelloni
Screenplay: Maurizio Macelloni
Cinematography: Rosario Neri [color]
Music: Ciccio Piras, Rino Marchese
Running time: 95 minutes
 
Cast:
Vito Colombo – Vito Colombo
Bill Nelson Jr. – Francesco Russo
Fra Bernardino – Maurizio Bologna
Clarissa – Roberta Tranchina
Sheriff Cisko – Gioacchino Poma
With: Alessandro Spada, Francesco Capizzi



Story: Parker and Nelson, 20 years after the death of their fathers, find themselves having to face a new threat: three masked bandits who plunder and attack unfortunate citizens of Custon City.

The film, the sequel to Quattro Carogne in Malopasso, a western film made in full autonomy in 1989 by Vito Colomba, sees the sons of the historical characters, namely Parker and Nelson, who, after 20 years after the death of their fathers, find themselves having to face a new threat: three masked bandits who plunder and assault unfortunate citizens of Custon City. Bill Nelson Junior, obsessed by his father's death, is convinced that the four sons of Parker are responsible, three males and a female who have been abandoned on the day of their birth in front of a convent of friars, fight for their ability to discover the truth. But will they really be the culprits? Or is there something else below? It's up to Bill Nelson Junior to find out.




BACK HISTORY

Colomba Legend: the enigma of appearances

The events inside “Colomba Legend” follow Nelson and Parker , the sons of the homonymous characters, the fulcrum of “Quattro carogne a Malopasso”, 20 years after the death of their fathers.
In the 1989 film Nelson, having returned to his native town of Malopasso, discovers that his parents have been killed and that the only clue at the crime scene is a horseshoe with a P engraved on the metal. The film is not interested in making the investigative process particularly central to the plot and Nelson discovers the identity of the murderer, the fearsome bandit John Parker , almost immediately. After all, who else could have committed such a horrible action if not the powerful gangster who dominates the whole area, terrorizing the population with his own power and cruelty?
Rosario Neri sports a different approach in "Colomba Legend". Bill Nelson Jr. is immediately led to suspect Parker's four children, abandoned at birth in front of a friar's convent, but the question remains whether his assumptions have a truth fund or whether they are instead derived only from his personal prejudices.
Colomba Legend: cast and production

Vito Colomba, former director of "Quattro carogne a Malopasso", returns to try his hand in the role of director after a break of decades. In fact, Colomba has not shot other films since 1989.

For Rosario Neri, on the other hand, "Colomba Legend" represents a deviation from his favorite themes, namely Sicily and all its facets. Among the films Neri worked on, "Erba Celeste" (2016) stands out, the story of a quiet group of people living together in the Sicilian hinterland; "The voice in the eyes" (2017), a film that denounces the bad health of Catania and Messina and " Born in Xibet " (2019), a melancholy look to the past that explores depopulation and the loss of identity.

"Colomba Legend" is distributed by Ahora! Movie.

Gillian Bray Tempo article from August 29, 1970


"A meter and a half of bunny"

”They were looking for a tall, very tall actress or the movie couldn't begin. The director had seen an infinity of girls from the size we say were extraordinary, but none was fine, because each was either oily, or too old, or wooden, while it needed a type that was also sexy, half woman and half child, half a giant by fairy tale and half earthly creature. Able to fall in love, be used as an object, being killed in the end as too bulky a presence. One day I happened in the production offices and in a flash they engaged me and the role was mine. That's how I made my debut in the cinema”, says Gillian Bray. The film she talks about is "I milanesi ammazzano il sabato", directed by Duccio Tessari and her role was that of the female protagonist, alongside Raf Vallone and Frank Wolf.

The "giantess" really has something extraordinary. Extraordinarily long are the trained legs of a dancer, the talking arms that protrude themselves like helices in the air, their hands strong and slender.

”In Italy, everywhere I go, they all look at me in awe and I don't understand why’, she says. “I'm getting used to it now, but in the beginning I was a little annoyed. Basically I’M not a freak show. Without cotton and without shoes I measure one meter eighty-two. Sure, With heels and with toupees on my head, I grow again, But it's just centimeters stuff”.

A river of gold

She is 23 years old and is of English nationality. She has lived in Rome for a year and does not speak a word of Italian. She too belongs to that large group of foreigners who happened to be here perhaps by chance and who then chose not to leave. They talk about climate and human relationships. But it’s also a question of love, which is revealed to her here as never before, and of the possibility of working, which here, more than elsewhere, is granted. She came to Rome at the invitation of an entrepreneur who saw her in London and had her come to dance in a little show. "Luci di Trastevere", with which a new theater was inaugurated. But, between tests and replies, everything lasted only two months. When the doors of the theater closed, she remained anyway. Meanwhile she had met the man who did it for her, a Greek actor who has lived and worked in Italy for years.

”In Rome, in short, I was born as an actress, and I hope that Rome now makes me a star”, she declares sincerely. Without even a modicum of modesty, she does not lack work and the money she earns seems to her a river of gold that, unexpectedly, flows in front of her. She spends it in the most insane ways - she takes a plane and goes to London to buy herself a suit: “Because it costs less in London”; she fills the house with trinkets and souvenirs, and then shoves them under the sofa - piled in a suitcase - because the house still lacks furniture on which to place them; assailed by indecision, between the purchase of a jewel and that of a swimsuit, both of them are bought; if she manages to put aside a nest egg, she immediately sends it to her mother not because she needs it. But so, because she will know that I am well and want to know she is happy. The days unfold for her in a continuous party. There are party calls from friends, job offers, swimming in the pool, horse races, the parties that she never misses, the travel plans on which spasmodically is allocated, even if the journey is no longer done because a work commitment has occurred for her or her partner.

The most frequently used adjectives are "exciting", "fantastic", "wonderful", "terribly dramatic". "Horrible" was the boredom that troubled her as she was forced to live in the province. "Anguished" is the shyness that afflicted her in her adolescence, when her body began to grow - after twelve years - so far out of the ordinary. The "jealous" jealousy she felt when the sister she loved married and she came to want to kill her brother-in-law. A sort of childish candor has remained in her character, and surrounds her with a mythical aura the experiences she has made and the memories of her past.

Until she was eighteen she remained in Yorkshire, a country of farmers and fishermen. She goes to school, but the studio doesn't like it at all and just waits to be able for her to stop. She has a lot of friends, but in the end the greatest fun is listening to records. At home a certain hubbub reigns: Her father is a fisherman and her mother has to look after a real tribe. There are five brothers, all very tall - one is a royal guard, one is a model, another is an athlete - all of them by age are very lively and arrogant. At the age of sixteen she saw London for the first time and was enchanted by it: “There is something to enjoy”; but for two years she still has to obey her parents, "who were not entirely wrong, because I was as big and developed as I am now, but I still had a brain like a child". At eighteen she is in London. She lives in a room furnished with a sister, they have very little money, but it is still better than the one they left behind. The first job they find is in a very elegant private club in the West End, where they serve customers in the gambling hall, “It was a shock to see so much money wielded, to lose huge sums without flinching. The stench of the nose and the snobbery of those people was also a beautiful lesson”, she says. Obviously it couldn't last. In fact, she read an advertisement that required girls to be hired among the Bluebells, she introduced herself and signed a contract for eighteen months.


Too much boredom

She went to Las Vegas. “For a while everything was wonderful. Absolutely chic people. Guys like Elvis Presley or Frank Sinatra who’d invite you to drink with them at their table. But then you realize that nothing new ever happens and people like that all look alike”, she recalls. In short, she starts to get bored. Taking advantage of the preference that the director of the complex has for you and breaks her contract. Back to England. Also because she believed she could not live without a guy she had fallen in love with. Instead she realizes that she can do very well without it and finds another job. This time she becomes a bunny, a bunny from the "Playboy" club. “An indescribable effort. Hours and hours of standing. A discipline that that of the school, in comparison was nothing. Penalty for a stretch mark in stockings. For a broken nail, for not perfect makeup. And when to gains, there was little to be happy: all appearance and no substance”. Obviously this work would also end.

The beautiful Gillian Bray scratches, and finally makes her choice. She is no longer the provincial girl who gets excited before the money of others and the beautiful clothes of the ladies she serves. She want money and nice clothes. From appearance she wants to become the protagonist. From a figure that acts as a background, she wants to come to the fore. “I could no longer bear to be called by name”, she says reflexively. “Both among the Blue-Bells and the bunnies, I was a Bluebell or a bunny, not Gillian. It was a very bad thing. For this reason, at a certain point, I realized that I wanted to become an actress, to use my face and my body to represent how I could be a character. With the cinema I look for money. It's true. But I also try to be myself, to affirm myself for what I am, beautiful or ugly, regular or unusual, silly or intelligent”.

Special Birthdays


Aldo Lado (screenwriter) is 85 today.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

RIP Claudi Rodriguez


RIP Claudio Rodriguez. The voice and dubbing actor Claudio Rodriguez who was the voice of actors like Burt Lancaster, John Wayne and Anthony Quinn, has passed away December 4, 2019 at age 86, it was confirmed by Adoma, the association of dubbing artists in Madrid. Born in the Zamora town of La Bóveda de Toro in 1933, Rodríguez gave his voice in Spanish to well-known characters such as Albus Dumbledore, from the Harry Potter movie saga or to the Willy Fog of the eighties cartoon series “The Return of the World of Willy Fog.  The actor also read the text of characters played by Max von Sydow and Charlton Heston, who once told Rodriguez that he was known in Spain thanks to him. The doubler, who also worked as a dialogue adapter and dubbing director, gave voice to other iconic characters such as the Dracula of the Francis Ford Coppola film version. He was the voice of Lee Van Cleef, Robert Hundar, Rod Cameron, Fernando Casanova, Cameron Mitchell and Luis Induni to name just a few.

RIP Manuel Tejada


Spanish theater, film, TV actor Manuel Tejada died in Madrid on December 3, 2019. He was 79. Born Manuel Tejada de Luna in Puente de Génave, “a small town in Jaén about an hour from Linares,” the actor recalled in an interview; “but my first representative told me that it was better to give a better known birthplace and I ended up being born in Linares”. Moving to Madrid he became a theater actor and then branched off into films and television before returning to the theater to end his career. He appeared in three Euro-westerns; “One by One” (1968) as Sheriff Blackie; “Death Knows No Time” (1969) and “Cut-Throats Nine” (1972) as Dean Marlowe.

New Book Release ~ ~ Pierre-Brice-Edition…und plötzlich war ich wieder Winnetou"














Pierre-Brice-Edition…und plötzlich war ich wieder Winnetou"
Author: Hella Brice

Country: Germany
Publisher: Karl-May-Verlag GmbH
#60007
Language: German
Pages: 224
ISBN: 978-3-7802-3102-4
Available: November 27, 2019


The 2nd volume of the Pierre-Brice Edition has been released: "... and suddenly I was Winnetou again!"

Hella Brice shows the actor's private photographic material, which has been preserved and largely unpublished for over 50 years, focusing on his appearances as Winnetou on stage.

The first volume "... and overnight I was Winnetou" is also available.
The photos published here were taken during the filming of the Winnetou films.

Aldo Maccione today


Aldo Maccione is 84 years old. A resident of France for several years, he was part of the Brutos comic-music quintet. After years of work in the music hall, he established himself as a valuable comedian in many Italian and French films.

Aldo Maccione is 84 years old. He has been living in France for several years and is  part of the I Brutos comedy-music quintet . After years of work in the  music hall, he established himself as a valuable comedian in many Italian and French films. After winning a radio competition at the end of the fifties, he joined the cabaret-music group from Turin de I Brutos, with which he achieved great international success, performing among other things triumphantly at the Olympia  in  Paris. In the mid-sixties he left the group and founded a similar one, known as Los Tontos, with which he performed for six years in a row at the Emporium of  Barcelona. Sacha Distel accompanies the tour of London and Paris (still at the Olympia), who coined the nickname "Aldo la Classe" for him. In 1970, Claude Lelouch, who had known Maccione since the Brutos era, having directed him in some  scopitons, had him debut as a soloist with the film La rogue, and recalled him in 1972 in  L'avventura è l'Aventura  where he was one of the four protagonists alongside Lino Ventura,  Charles Denner and  Jacques Brel. The following year he returned (after the unfortunate Brutos films) to Italian cinema with two films related to the character of Colonel Buttiglione. Between the seventies and the early eighties, Maccione divided his time equally between Italian and French cinema, preferring in both cases brilliant roles. In Italy his greatest popularity comes thanks to some films played in tandem with Renato Pozzetto  (Due cuori, una cappella,  Sono photogenic,  Fico d'India,  Porca vacca) and to some scoffed comedies, in France thanks to the films starring alongside Pierre Richard (Sono timido… ma lei mi curaC’est pas moi, c’est lui).

In the eighties, Maccione's activity is increasingly concentrated in France: these are the years of his final consecration in the French box office as the protagonist in modest comedies (often directed by Philippe Clair and mostly unreleased in Italy) where he perfects his character of “Aldo la Classe” (already celebrated in 1972 also in a homonymous song by Maccione himself), a typical caricature of the Italian seducer and a bit of a Gascon, with an unmistakable speech and a characteristic way of walking (the “marche du séducteur"). The success is such that some old Italian films are also distributed where the Turin actor has only supporting roles and that are passed off as Maccione's new films. At the end of the eighties, following a couple of failures, he abandoned this character to try to move into different roles. Between 1991 and 1995 he plays in four films for the TV series Aldo tous risques. In 1994 he returned after twelve years to star in an Italian film, playing a layman in Perdiamoci di vista by Carlo Verdone. In 1997 he worked with Bigas Luna for The Image of Desire  and in  2002 he was a godfather for Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo (The legend of Al, John and Jack). He returned to acting in a wholly French production after more than three decades in 2005, in the film Home Works - Travaux.

In 2010 he took part in the reality show La Ferme Célébrités  (lett. "The Farm of the Famous"), from which he retired due to health problems. In November 2010 he received the 2010 Career Award  at the  MonteCarlo Film Festival. The actor appears, portrayed in his typical walk, as a  guest-star  in the 29th album of the series AsterixLa rosa e il gladio (La Rose et le Glaive, 1991), in the role of a Roman legionnaire who would like to serve in a legion of women. His walk is imitated by the character of Toni, a fan of "Aldo la Classe", in a beach scene of the movie Mektoub, My Love: singing one of Abdellatif Kechiche in 2017. He currently resides in Saint-Paul-de-Vence.



Who Are Those Gals? ~ Pilar Clemens



Pilar Clemens was born in Malaga, Spain sometime in the late 1930s or early 1940s. Clemens studied at the Royal Conservatory of Dramatic Art in Madrid. She began he film career in 1959 with an appearance in "Diez fusiles esperan". She married Paraguayan Gustavo Diaz de Vivara and moved to Paraguay. In the 1970s, she played in the theaters of the capital of Paraguay, Asuncion. She taught acting at Colegio Teresiano and was a member of the Council of the Paraguayan Institute of Hispanic Culture and the Council of the Paraguayan Theater Association for Children and Youth. During this time she raised a family consisting of a boy and a girl who later became a journalist.


CLEMENS, Pilar (aka Pilar Clement) [194? Malaga, Andalucia, Spain -    ] – theater, film, TV actress, married to Gustavo Diaz de Vivar, mother of a son and a daughter who is a journalist.
The Sheriff Won’t Shoot – 1965 (Colet)

Special Birthdays


Victor French (actor) would have been 85 today, he died in 1989.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

New Book Release ~ Spaghetti Westerns! Volume 2


Spaghetti Westerns – Volume 2
Author – Michael Hauss

Publisher: Amazon
Color cover with black and white pages.
Color cover with color photos
Language: English
Pages 140
ISBN-13: 978-1083084958
ISBN: 108308495X
Released December 2, 2019

Welcome to Spaghetti Westerns! A series of books devoted to the Italian westerns. Within each volume, we will have a look at the Italian western genre. This series of books will go beyond the Sergio Leone films to celebrate the genre as a whole. After the success of Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars in 1964, a sputtering western genre exploded and helped changed the cinematic landscape forever. After over five hundred films, the genre finally died an unceremonious death in 1978. But for a genre that was so maligned during its initial life, its critical appreciation has found newfound heights in recent years. Join me as we peel back the surface layer and dig deeper into the Italian western genre! This book is not a genre encompassing book. This series of books will be quite random and will have varied subject matters. This series of books will be quite random and will have varied subject matters.

Harvey Keitel: ‘I’ve never played a violent character’


The actor, 80, on childhood stuttering, not doing Twitter, keeping his powers and filming The Irishman

The Guardian
By Francine York
Sat 16 Nov

‘If I hadn’t been an actor, I’d have been a philosopher’: Harvey Keitel. Photograph: Yann Rabanier/Camera Press 

Success isn’t about awards. Success is continuity, a process of discovery. I’ve been very lucky to be a part of movies that were widely appreciated, but there are lesser known movies I’m just as proud of.

A lot of people ask me why I’m always playing violent characters. I feel I’ve never played a violent character; I’ve played characters that were in deep conflict, despair and chaos.

I don’t know where I got the idea to act from. My father used to say, “Where do you come to be an actor? No one in the family is an actor. You can’t sing. You can’t dance.” That’s the way it was in Brooklyn, where everyone was from a family of immigrants. My parents were smarter than me. They knew what it was to be poor. They knew I was heading for danger.

If I hadn’t been an actor, I’d have been a philosopher. As defined by Mel Brooks in History of the World: “Oh, another bullshit artist!” I don’t really know what else I would have done.

When I was a little boy I had a real champion stutter. In time it faded away, for the most part.

I tried Twitter, but I don’t really do that kind of thing. Technology is wonderful. But as innovative as Silicon Valley has been, it’s a runaway train and we need to get a grip.

Fame is a funny thing. The upside is easy access to good restaurants. The downside is the bill! “Movie star” is a nice term, because it’s poetic and fairytaleish, but it has no truth about it.

I don’t do “normal” stuff so much, like going on the subway. I sort of miss it, because you can have interesting experiences. The last time I rode on the subway a man lifted his shirt to show me the bullet wounds he suffered in Vietnam.

Making The Irishman was a bit like a school reunion without the booze! I’ve worked a lot with Martin Scorsese. We have a lot in common in our growing up – me in Brooklyn, him in Lower East Side. That bonded our friendship.

Friendship has been one of the most important things in my life. That love, regard, caring for, being amused by… that something ethereal in friendship is the ultimate.

If I could tell my younger self anything, it would be to broaden my field of study to include more art outside of acting. Writing, for example. In my mind I’m always writing, but I don’t really.

Retirement? No, not really. I don’t think anyone loses their powers as they get older. As long as you’re involved and interested, then you can’t lose it. That’s how I keep being surprised. Old age is actually infused with youthful things. I eat properly, I exercise and I don’t abuse anything. I take care of myself.

Monday, December 2, 2019

New Film Release ~ "Day of the Stranger"


Day of the Stranger – English title

A 2019 British production [Carnie Film Production (London)]
Producer: Thomas Lee Rutter
Director: Thomas Lee Rutter
Story: The Mysterious Stranger Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Screenplay: Thomas Lee Rutter
Cinematography: Thomas Lee Rutter [color]
Music: Craigus Barry
Running time:

Cast:
Loomweather – Gary Shail
The Stranger – Gary Baxter
McGonagal – Richard Rowbotham
Lurg – Bazz Hancher
The Bounty – James Taylor
Father Bullock – Jim Heal
Caine Farrowood – Dale Sheppard
Christina Farrowood – Mayam Forouhandeh
Torture victim – James Underwood
With: Shelley Krasnowski


Caine Farrowood is a bounty hunter who works under the control of ruthless kingpin Loomweather. One day a bounty retrieval goes awry and Caine is left for dead. Just when he thinks his life is over he mysteriously awakens back home to the comforts of his wife Christina. Baffled and confused by how he got home Caine insists on finding answers, but before long he is enlisted in the retrieval of another bounty. This one is huge and may cost Caine not his life, but his sanity when he finds himself pitted against somebody who may very well be the fallen angel himself.




New DVD, Blu-ray Release ~ “A Fistful of Dynamite”


“A Fistful of Dynamite”
(1971)

Director: Sergio Leone
Starring: Rod Steiger, James Coburn

Country: U.K.
Company: Eureka Entertainment
#219 
DVD / Blu-ray
Discs: 2
Transfer from the 2K restoration completed by Cineteca di Bologna in 2009
Aspect ratio 1080, Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Language: Mono English
English subtitles
Running time: 157 minutes   
Limited Edition Hardbound Slipcase [3000 copies]
A limited edition 60-PAGE Perfect Bound Collector’s book featuring new and archival writing on the film
Extras: Audio Commentary by filmmaker Alex Cox; Audio Commentary by film historian Sir. Christopher Frayling; A brand new and exclusive interview with film critic and writer Kim Newman; A brand new and exclusive interview with Austin Fisher, author of Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western: Politics and Violence in Italian Cinema; The Myth of Revolution [22 mins] – Sir Christopher Frayling on Duck, You Sucker!; Sergio Donati Remembers Duck, You Sucker! [7 mins]; Sorting Out The Versions: An Analysis of Duck, You Sucker! [12 mins]; Once Upon A Time… in Italy [6 mins] – featurette; Restoration, Italian Style [6 mins]; Location Comparisons [9 mins]; Radio Spots; Trailerö still galleries.
ASIN: B07X37TG6R
Release date: December 2, 2019

European Western Comic Books ~ Albi Salgari


This comic strip was published by Editrics Star (E.G.L.A.) in Milan, Italy, under the direction of Tristano Torrelli and Giusto Vaglieri and consisted of 41 issues beginning with issue #1 on 12/12/1948 and ending with issue #41 on 9/20/1949. It was a weekly comic book consisting of 12 black and white pages and color covers.

The original material and stories had appeared in the newspaper Salgari and was then published as a comic book. Drawings were done by  Walter Molino, Rino Albertarelli, Raffaele Paparella, Paolo Piffarerio, Camillo Zuffi, Dino Attanasio, Dario Natoli and others. Covers were furnished by Franco Paludetti (Palù), except those of numbers 9 and 10 which were made by Paolo Piffarerio.

From number 7 (January 25, 1949) changes in the design of the heading and from number 15 (March 22, 1949) the title became ALBI SALGARI. A weekly comic book of great adventures. The comic book story begins on the back cover and is spread over several numbers. Some of these stories were of Western adventures.

Titles
01 (12.12.48) - “Sulle frontiere del Far West” (I) (Molino) (On the Frontiers of the West
                           I)
02 (19.12.48) - “Sulle frontiere del Far West” (II) (Molino) (On the Frontiers of the West
                           II)
03 (26.12.48) - “I Misteri della Yungla Nera” (I) (Albertarelli) (The Mysteries of the
                           Black Yungla I)
04 (02.01.49) - “Misteri della Yungla Nera” (II) (Albertarelli) (The Mysteries of the
                           Black Yungla II)
05 (09.01.49) - “I Misteri della Yungla Nera” (III) (Albertarelli) (The Mysteries of the
                           Black Yungla III)
06 (16.01.49) - “I Misteri della Yungla Nera” (IV) (Albertarelli) (The Mysteries of the
                           Black Yungla IV)
07 (25.01.49) - “Le stragi delle Filippine” (I) (Paparella) (The Mysteries of the
                           Philippines I)
08 (01.02.49) - “Le stragi delle Filippine” (II) (Paparella) (The Mysteries of the
                           Philippines II)
09 (08.02.49) - “Alla conquista di un Impero” (Piffarerio) (Conquering the Empire)
10 (15.02.49) - “Alla conquista di un Impero - La Tigre Nera” (Piffarerio) (Conquering
                           the Empire – the Black Tiger)

11 (22.02.49) - “Alla conquista di un Impero - La confessione del fachiro” (Piffarerio)
                           (To the Conquest of an Empire - The Confession of the Fakir)
12 (01.03.49) - “Alla conquista di un Impero - La libreazione di Surama” (Piffarerio) (To
                           the Conquest of an Empire – The Liberation of Surama)
13 (08.03.49) - “Alla conquista di un Impero - Una caccia emozionante” (Piffarerio) (To
                           the Conquest of an Empire – An Exciting Hunt)
14 (15.03.49) - “Alla conquista di un Impero - Il trionfo di Yanez” (Piffarerio) (To the
                           Conquest of an Empire – The Triumph of Yanez)
15 (22.03.49) - “Il Corsaro Nero” (Albertarelli) (The Corsair Nero)
16 (22.03.49) - “Il Corsaro Nero - Il giuramento del corsaro” (Albertarelli) (The Corsair                
                           Nero – The Corsairs Oath)
17 (05.04.49) - “Il Corsaro Nero - L’attacco a Maracaybo” (Albertarelli) (The Corsair
                           Nero - Attack on Maracaybo)
18 (19.04.49) - “Il Corsaro Nero - La sconfitta di Wan Guld” (Albertarelli e Natoli) (The
                           Corsair Nero – The Defeat of the Wan Guld)
19 (26.04.49) - “I minatori dell’Alaska ” (I) (The Miners of Alaska)
20 (12.04.49) - “I minatori dell’Alaska - Un terribile duello” (II) (The Miners of Alaska –
                            A Terrible Duel)
21 (03.05.49) - “I minatori dell’Alaska - Il tradimento di Tanana” (III) (The Miners of
                           Alaska – The Betrayal of Tanana)
22(10.05.49) - “I minatori dell’Alaska - Il paese dell’oro” (IV) (The Miners of Alaska –
                          The Land of Gold)
2317.05.49) - “I briganti del Riff” (I) (The Brigands of Riff)
24 (24.05.49) - “I briganti del Riff - La strega dei Venti” (II) (The Brigands of Riff – The 
                           The Witch of the Winds)
25 (31.05.49) - “I briganti del Riff - La conquista del Gurugù” (III) (The Brigands of Riff
                           The Conquest of Gurugu)
26(07.06.49) - “Il Leone di Damasco - La sfida” (Paparella) (The Lion of Damascus –
                           The Challenge)
27(14.06.49) - “Il Leone di Damasco - Il gigante Domoko” (Paparella) (The Lion of
                           Damascus – The Giant Domoko)
28 (2106.49) - “Il Leone di Damasco - L’impresa di Muley” (Paparella) (The Lion of
                           Damascus – Muley’s Undertaking)
29(28.06.49) - “Il Leone di Damasco - La disfatta di Haradya” (Paparella) (The Lion of
                           Damascus – The Defeat of Haradya)
30(05.07.49) - “Il fiore delle perle - Il tradimento del malese“ (Paparella) (The Flower of
                           Pearls – The Betrayal of Malay)
31 (12.07.49) - “Il fiore delle perle - Le astuzie di Than-Kiù” (Paparella) (The Flower of
                           Pearls – The Tricks of Than-Kiu)
32 (9.07.49)- “Il fiore delle perle - Pandaras l’insidiatore” (Paparella) (The Flower of
                           Pearls – Pandaras the Intruder)
33 (26.07.49) - “Il fiore delle perle - I cacciatori di teste” (Paparella) (The Flower of                        
                           Pearls – The Headhunters
34 (02.08.49) - “Il fiore delle perle - Salvati nella foresta” (Paparella) (The Flower of
                           Pearls – Saved in the Forest
35 (09.08.49) - “L’uomo di fuoco” (Zuffi/Cremonini) (The Man of Fire)
36 (16.08.49) - “L’uomo di fuoco - Il marinaio di Solis” (Zuffi/Cremonini) (The Man of
                           Fire – The Sailor of Solis{
37 (23.08.49) - “L’uomo di fuoco - Sotto la minaccia degli Eimuri” (Zuffi/Cremonini)
                           (The Man of Fire – Under the Threat of Eimuri)
38 (30.08.49) - “L’uomo di fuoco - L’assalto dei Tupinabi” (Zuffi/Cremonini) (The Man
                           of Fire – The Assault of the Tupinabi)
39 (06.09.49) - “La perla sanguinosa - La fuga dal penitenziario” (Attanasio) (The 
                           Bloody Pearl – The Escape from the Penetentary)
40 (13.09.49) - “La perla sanguinosa - La principessa di Karnikobar” (Attanasio) (The
                           Bloody Pearl – The Princess of Karnikobar)
41 (20.09.49) - “La perla sanguinosa - La valle dei pitoni” (Attanasio) (The Bloody
                           Pearl – The Valley of the Pythons)