Ultimo Deseo, L' (1976, SPA) C-82m. ** D: Leon Klimovsky. Starring Nadiuska, Albert Mennen (=Alberto de Mendoza), Tony Kendall, Paul Mackey (=Naschy), Maria Pershing (=Perschy), Teresa Gimpera. During a secret ceremony honoring the Marquis de Sade, a sudden fall-out shocks the prominent guests at a remote villa. It seems there has been a nuclear explosion and everyone who was outside is contaminated and now blind. Apocalyptic horror is too cheap and neglects characterization, although the plotting is appropriately vague and the general idea thrilling. Original version runs 94m. English title: THE PEOPLE WHO OWN THE DARK.

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