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Re: Quick Identifications

Post by Johan Melle » 07/04/2021, 19:48

Okay, about the Dell'Acquas as zombies in Zombi 2 (1979), many of them are hard to identify, and as always, the Bluray is annoyingly dark compared to the old DVDs.

Anyway, we know that Ottaviano is the famous worm-eyed zombie that rises from the grave and kills Auretta Gay (the image of him is used on a lot of posters). Not at all recognizable under the heavy make-up, but we know from interviews with Ottaviano that this role was played by him
Zombi 2 - Ottaviano Dell'Acqua2.jpg

Then there's this zombie on the right that the protagonists encounter at the house of Olga Karlatos. He's definitely a Dell'Acqua. I'm thinking maybe Roberto...?
Dell'Acqua Zombie01.jpg
Dell'Acqua Zombie02.jpg
Dell'Acqua Zombie03.jpg

The zombie in the window who gets a shovel in the head is another obvious stunt role and should be a Dell'Acqua too
Dell'Acqua Zombie04.jpg
Dell'Acqua Zombie05.jpg
Dell'Acqua Zombie06.jpg

And here's a zombie who gets a good close and who has clear Dell'Acqua features
Dell'Acqua Zombie07.jpg

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Re: Quick Identifications

Post by Johan Melle » 07/04/2021, 19:51

This burning zombie is also definitely a Dell'Acqua. Is this Roberto again?
Dell'Acqua Zombie08.jpg
Dell'Acqua Zombie09.jpg

And maybe this is Ottaviano again, but the shot is hopelessly dark
Dell'Acqua Zombie10.jpg

And some of these zombies that the protagonists encounter while escaping are surely Dell'Acquas. Two of them get close-ups as they are killed
Dell'Acqua Zombie11.jpg
Dell'Acqua Zombie12.jpg
Dell'Acqua Zombie13.jpg

And then there's this one killed outside
Dell'Acqua Zombie14.jpg

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Re: Quick Identifications

Post by PeplumParadise » 07/04/2021, 20:00

Johan Melle wrote:
07/04/2021, 19:51
This burning zombie is also definitely a Dell'Acqua. Is this Roberto again?
Dell'Acqua Zombie08.jpg
Dell'Acqua Zombie09.jpg


And maybe this is Ottaviano again, but the shot is hopelessly dark
Dell'Acqua Zombie10.jpg


And some of these zombies that the protagonists encounter while escaping are surely Dell'Acquas. Two of them get close-ups as they are killed
Dell'Acqua Zombie11.jpg
Dell'Acqua Zombie12.jpg
Dell'Acqua Zombie13.jpg


And then there's this one killed outside
Dell'Acqua Zombie14.jpg
I would say that this one is definitely Roberto and I agree about your second ID for Ottaviano. As for the others I'm not too sure.
Dell'Acqua Zombie13.jpg

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Re: Quick Identifications

Post by FatmanDan » 07/04/2021, 20:16

And here is the result from the Mannheim jury:-))) Boscariol no, Artemio for sure, Dell'Acquas like said one above me...

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Re: Quick Identifications

Post by FatmanDan » 07/04/2021, 22:46

Another Giuseppe Marroccu sighting trying to crack the 400 border: Is it him, second from left, in ´Il colonnello Buttiglione diventa generale` (from 27:38 on, front shot beginning 28:03)? https://ok.ru/video/889142446719 .... and possibly one down: I doubt that it is him in ´Un ombra nell'ombra`...
I was wondering if this could be Marrocco in Un ombra nell'ombra (1979) - doubling for Ian Bannen for a brief second?
By the way, the screenshot is from Johan's excellent write up on this great film originally posted at Lovelockandload forum!
Un ombra nell'ombra (1979).jpg
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Re: Quick Identifications

Post by Johan Melle » 07/04/2021, 23:43

So no one thinks the zombie at Olga Karlatos' house and the one on fire is Roberto Dell'Acqua, then? I can't for the life of me understand which Dell'Acqua he is then. Certainly not Arnaldo or Ottaviano. Alberto!? Hmm... I guess we're not getting anywhere with trying to figure this out then. Not unless there exist any on-set photos of them or something like that.

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Re: Quick Identifications

Post by PeplumParadise » 07/04/2021, 23:47

Johan Melle wrote:
07/04/2021, 23:43
So no one thinks the zombie at Olga Karlatos' house and the one on fire is Roberto Dell'Acqua, then? I can't for the life of me understand which Dell'Acqua he is then. Certainly not Arnaldo or Ottaviano. Alberto!? Hmm... I guess we're not getting anywhere with trying to figure this out then. Not unless there exist any on-set photos of them or something like that.
Well it could be him, but the make-up artists have done their job well and he is not really recognisable, but then again surely not all the zombies can be Dell'Acquas.

The last one from the first batch could maybe be Arnaldo, but I can't say I'm at all certain

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Post by Johan Melle » 07/04/2021, 23:54

PeplumParadise wrote:
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Well it could be him, but the make-up artists have done their job well and he is not really recognisable, but then again surely not all the zombies can be Dell'Acquas.
No, no. Of course not. There are plenty of other zombies too, who don't have any obvious Dell'Acqua features.

Anyway, I'll give other a chance to weigh in, and if no conclusions can be reached, I'll just leave it, except for the Ottaviano role that we have confirmed through various interviews, of course.

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Post by FatmanDan » 07/04/2021, 23:56

Having compared the pics again, intensively, with the other images of the Dell'Acqua brothers, I can't decide whether it's Alberto or Roberto. Tending to Roberto... don't ask me why

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Re: Quick Identifications

Post by Johan Melle » 07/04/2021, 23:58

FatmanDan wrote:
07/04/2021, 22:46
Another Giuseppe Marroccu sighting trying to crack the 400 border: Is it him, second from left, in ´Il colonnello Buttiglione diventa generale` (from 27:38 on, front shot beginning 28:03)? https://ok.ru/video/889142446719 ....
Certainly it's him. There's also Nestore Cavaricci and Fausto Beffa. This is probably another title Emiliano can help out with.

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