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Bikers and cinema lovers, 'I fidanzati della morte' is back! Help us to restore and distribute this 1957 motorcycling film masterpiece!
Bikers and cinema lovers, 'I fidanzati della morte' is back! Help us to restore and distribute this 1957 motorcycling film masterpiece!
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First days of restoration and... a huge surprise!!

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After a few days of celebrations for the success of this Kickstarter campaign, we started working at the film restoration! Last week we had our first BIG SURPRISE!! We found a box, in Rome, with the words "Discarded materials", containing a small reel of film, partially burned. We were amazed to find out that....it's the ENGLISH opening titles of the movie! The english title of "I fidanzati della morte" was "TORNADO ON WHEELS"!!! We ignored the movie had a british distribution too! Has any of you british supporters ever heard of this title?

Dopo qualche giorno di festeggiamenti per il succeso della campagna, alla Rodaggio Film è partito il lavoro di restauro del film, al laboratorio "L'Immagine Ritrovata". La scorsa settimana abbiamo avuto la nostra prima grande SORPRESA!! Abbiamo ritrovato a Roma una scatola con la scritta "SCARTO", contenente un piccolo rullo di pellicola, con alcune parti bruciate. Beh, si tratta dei titoli di testa INGLESI del film! Il titolo de "I fidanzati della morte" in inglese era "TORNADO ON WHEELS"! Ignoravamo esistesse una versione inglese... Chissà se qualcuno dei nostri supporter britannici ha mai sentito nominare questo titolo!

 

 

 

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    1. Rodaggio Film Creator on

      The negative was partially burned... we'll include this material among the dvd extras.

    2. Kevin Sebesky on

      Was only the box burned, or was the negative burned as well? Do you plan on offering the alternate English opening on the DVD release?

    3. Peter Tosi on

      Very interesting

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      fenlandclassics on

      This is very exciting. A quick search shows nothing for "Tornado on Wheels" we are very proud to be associated with this Project. Fenland Classic Motorcycles www.fenlandclassics.com