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Fantasy Island: Vampire / The Lady and the Longhorn

1978, regia di Arnold Laven


Scheda: Nazione: USA - Produzione: Spelling-Goldberg Productions, Columbia Pictures Television - Distribuzione: s - Soggetto: Ron Friedman, Daniel B. Ullman, Robert Vincent Wright - Sceneggiatura: Ron Friedman - Fotografia: Sherman Kunkel, Irving Lippman - Art Director: Robert Purcell - Effetti speciali: Ken Speed, Bill Millar - Formato: Color, serie TV - Durata: 45'.

Cast: Ricardo Montalban, Lloyd Bochner, Jack Elam, Eva Gabor, Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes, Noah Keen, Vicki Kriegler, Tammy Lauren, Charles Macaulay, Lillian Müller, Robert Reed, Julie Sommars, Ray Stewart, Erica Yohn.





Trama e commenti: - - - - «Fantasilandia è una serie televisiva statunitense trasmessa dal canale ABC dal 20 gennaio 1978 al 19 maggio 1984. Anticipata da due episodi pilota (divisi in due parti), in Italia ottene visibilità grazie a Canale 5, e Rete 4. ... La serie narra di un'isola-vacanze particolare su cui gli ospiti possono realizzare i loro sogni grazie a situazioni create ad hoc con attori. La serie ha anche una morale in quanto non sempre le vacanze con le situazioni immaginate si svolgevano come previsto dai protagonisti che finiscono col preferire la realtà. "Tenutari" dell'isola il signor Roarke (Ricardo Montalban) ed il nano Tatoo. ...».

Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - - - - - «...Fantasy Island was a series that ran through 7 seasons in the late 70s and early 80s (it was revived briefly in the 90s with a different lead in the form of Malcolm McDowell) and featured the island owned/run by Mr Roarke (Ricardo Montalban) where guests would pay a sum to have their fantasies come true – though not always in ways expected. At the beginning, when the prop plane arrived with the guests, his assistant Tattoo (Hervé Villechaize) would ring a bell and exclaim “Da Plane! Da Plane!” There were always two stories – hence the somewhat strange title for the episode – the story we are interested in is, of course, Vampire. Now didn’t I tell you that vampires get everywhere? Off the plane come Leo (Robert Reed) and Carmen Drake (Julia Sommars) he is, explains Roarke to Tattoo, a method actor and has come to Fantasy Island in order to immerse himself in his next role, in which he will be reprising Count Dracula. Tattoo looks wary when he checks that the fantasy is to become a vampire. Roarke drives the couple through the island, they pass through a village and Roarke explains that the villagers are not that friendly and that they should remain at the castle – which the villagers believe is evil. At the inn a curtain twitches. A young girl, Magda (Vicki Kriegler), comes out and Drake seems quite drawn to her. Roarke drives on and in the inn Erica (Erica Yohn), the girl’s grandmother, states that he is back – pointing to a portrait that actually bears a slight passing resemblance to Drake but to me looks more than a little like Tom Selleck or maybe even Burt Reynolds. Roarke explains that the village was founded by Romanian immigrants (who have never abandoned their peasant ways) and mentions Transylvania – truly you can find anything on Fantasy Island! Drake states that his ancestors were from Transylvania and some say they included Dracula himself...».

Approfondimenti: Movie Review


Episodio 13 della stagione 2 della serie tv Fantasy Island (in Italia: Fantasilandia), conosciuta anche con il titolo: La isla de la fantasia.




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