U.S. cult film label, Mondo Macabro, has confirmed the release of Director Kostas Karagiannis’ Dangerous Cargo (1977) on a newly remastered Blu-ray. Stars Kostas Karagiorgis, Deborah Shelton.
In this wild and rarely seen example of Greek exploitation cinema, Deborah Shelton – former Miss USA and star of TV’s DALLAS – plays the wife of a ship’s captain whose vessel is taken over by pirates. After her husband is brutally killed she is alone with a crew of rough, tough seafarers. When the pirate leader takes an interest in her she has to use all her cunning and skills – not to mention her sexuality – to stay alive and take revenge for her husband.
The film is a tense and brutal story of lust and treachery on the high seas. Set entirely on a huge ship that is carrying an illegal cargo of dangerous nitroglycerin, the film racks up the tension to almost unbearable levels as cross and counter-cross takes place between the warring parties. When a powerful cyclone threatens to sink the ship and kill all aboard, the former enemies must collaborate to save themselves.
Directed by Kostas Karagiannis, the crazy genius behind such films as THE WIFE KILLER and TANGO OF PERVERSION, DANGEROUS CARGO is exploitation cinema at its finest. Deborah Shelton, in her raunchiest role ever, is by turns scared, seductive, and scheming as she take control of the situation and springs more than a few surprises for the viewer.
Release date: February 11, 2020
Genre: Crime / Thriller
Disc and film details
- Director: Kostas Karagiannis
- Cast: Kostas Karagiorgis, Nikos Verlekis, Deborah Shelton
- Country: Greece
- Production Year: 1977
- Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
- Region: Free
- Run Time: 90 minutes
- Formats: Color
- Audio: Greek
- Subtitle: English
- AKA: Anomalo fortio
- New HD transfer from original negative
- Greek language track with newly translated English subtitles
- Mondo Macabro previews
- Exclusive new cover art from Justin Coffee
- Region Free