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Name  Sergio Martino
Siblings  Luciano Martino
Children  Federica Martino
Parents  Lea Righelli
Role  Film director

Sergio Martino Torso Horrordigitalcom

Born  19 July 1938 (age 77) (1938-07-19) Rome, Italy
Occupation  Producer, film director, writer
Grandparents  Gennaro Righelli, Maria Jacobini
Movies  Blade of the Ripper, Torso, All the Colors of the Dark, Your Vice Is a Locked Room an, The Mountain of the Ca
Similar People  Edwige Fenech, Luciano Martino, Claudio Cassinelli, Lino Banfi, George Hilton

Le Interviste di Frusciante: Sergio Martino & Luc Merenda

Sergio Martino (born 19 July 1938 in Rome, Italy) is an Italian film director and producer, notable for his contributions to the giallo genre.


Martino is the brother of the late producer Luciano Martino (who died in 2013). They collaborated frequently in their respective professions. Their grandfather was director Gennaro Righelli.

Sergio Martino worked for both the big screen as well as for Italian television where he does most of his current work. He often worked with actress Edwige Fenech who in the 1970s was married to his brother Luciano. He also worked with a lot of genre actors such as George Hilton (who was married to Sergio's cousin), Ivan Rassimov and Claudio Cassinelli, as well as famed Italian screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi.

Martino's pseudonyms include: Julian Barry, Martin Dolman, Serge Martin, Christian Plummer, George Raminto.

Torso (1973) Sergio Martino - Lesbian tension scene...

Giallo films

  • The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh / Lo strano vizio della signora Wardh (1970) a.k.a. Blade of the Killer, Next!, The Next Victim, starring George Hilton, Edwige Fenech and Ivan Rassimov; written by Ernesto Gastaldi
  • The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (1971) a.k.a. La coda dello scorpione / Tail of the Scorpion, starring George Hilton and Anita Strindberg; written by Ernesto Gastaldi
  • All the Colors of the Dark / Tutti i colori del buio (1972) a.k.a. Day of the Maniac, starring George Hilton, Ivan Rassimov and Edwige Fenech; written by Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key / Il tuo vizio è una stanza chiusa e solo io ne ho la chiave (1972), a.k.a. Eye of the Black Cat, Gently Before She Dies, Excite Me!, starring Edwige Fenech and Ivan Rassimov; written by Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Torso (1973) a.k.a. I corpi presentano tracce di violenza carnale / The Bodies Bear Traces of Carnal Violence, starring Suzy Kendall, written by Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Too Young to Die (1975) a.k.a. Morte sospetta di una minorenne/ The Suspicious Death of a Minor, starring Claudio Cassinelli, Mel Ferrer and Lia Tanzi
  • The Scorpion with Two Tails (1982) a.k.a. Assassinio al cimitero etrusco / Murder in the Etruscan Cemetery, starring Claudio Cassinelli, Marilù Tolo, John Saxon and Van Johnson
  • Mozart Is a Murderer / Mozart È un Assassino (1999) starring Enzo De Caro, Daniela Scarlatti and Augusto Fornari
  • Exploitation and sci-fi works

  • Mondo Sex (1969) (Italian: Mille peccati... nessuna virtù/ A Thousand Sins, No Virtue) narrated by Edmund Purdom
  • The Mountain of the Cannibal God / La montagna del dio cannibale (1978) a.k.a. Slave of the Cannibal God, a.k.a. Primitive Desires, with Ursula Andress and Stacy Keach (featured real animal mutilation)
  • Island of the Fishmen / L'isola degli uomini pesce (1979) starring Barbara Bach, Claudio Cassinelli and Richard Johnson; U.S. prints were retitled Something Waits in the Dark or Screamers, and were heavily re-edited with extra added American footage from a never-released amateur horror film called Tales That Will Rip Your Heart Out.
  • The Great Alligator River (1979) a.k.a. Il fiume del grande caimano / River of the Great Alligator, starring Barbara Bach and Mel Ferrer
  • 2019, After the Fall of New York / 2019 – Dopo la caduta di New York (1983) starring Michael Sopkiw and Luigi Montefiore
  • Hands of Steel (1986) a.k.a. Vendetta dal futuro/ Vendetta From the Future, a.k.a. Fists of Steel, a.k.a. Atomic Cyborg, starring Luigi Montefiore, John Saxon and Claudio Cassinelli. (*Note: Claudio Cassinelli was killed in a helicopter crash during the making of this film.)
  • Queen of the Fishmen / La regina degli uomini pesce (1995) a.k.a. Queen of the Fish Men, a.k.a. The Fish Men and their Queen, made for Italian TV; never shown in the USA
  • Spaghetti westerns

  • Arizona Colt Returns (1970) starring Anthony Steffen and Rosalba Neri
  • Mannaja (A Man Called Blade) (1977), starring Maurizio Merli and John Steiner.
  • Crime dramas

  • The Violent Professionals (1973) a.k.a. Milano trema—La polizia vuole giustizia; starring Luc Merenda and Richard Conte
  • Chopper Squad (1975) a.k.a. Silent Action, a.k.a. La polizia accusa: il Servizio Segreto uccide; starring Luc Merenda and Mel Ferrer
  • Gambling City (1975) a.k.a. La città gioca d'azzardo, a.k.a. The Cheaters; starring Luc Merenda and Dayle Haddon
  • War films

  • Casablanca Express (1989) starring Glenn Ford, written by Ernesto Gastaldi
  • Comedies

  • A Bear Called Arthur (1992) a.k.a. Un Orso Chiamata Arturo; starring George Segal
  • References

    Sergio Martino Wikipedia