“The Devil on His Pelvis” (1989)

“The Devil on His Pelvis”

    The international lust for gun violence proved a heavy influence on the 6th John Brames John feature from Cinema NonnaFascina.        

   Stallone’s Rambo and Rocky franchises pushed others like Steven Seagal and Jean-Claude Van Damme into a veritable one-uppery of who can have more guns and deaths on-screen like some gaggle of death-crazed comics trying to last on a stage. And our man Brames wasn’t one to be left in the dust.

   What resulted was a 2 hour bloodbath of sex and murder where Luigi Conte as our hero spent every frame he appeared on-screen with a gun in hand, sex and expository scenes included. “Il Diabolo sul suo Bacino” still remains one of only three films with as many as 60,000 appearances of guns on-screen, joined by Starship Troopers and Disney’s The Rescuers Down Under.