Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Cosa Nostra Asia article 1975

Here's a rare on-the-set report from Bobby A. Suarez's 1973 kung fu actioner Cosa Nostra Asia, written by Chris Mitchum's co-star Michael Keys (the actor who plays Don Angellini!). Source: CLASH! KUNG FU magazine, UK, 1975, pp1-6

2 comments:

NicoGiraldi said...

Hello from Spain:
the release rights of this movie can be bought to Joseph Lai's IFD & ARTS LIMITED. They have it on 35mm in their catalog.

Best wishes

Don Gordon Bell said...

In 1980 or 81, I was working on "American Commandos" (released on DVD 1985) with Christopher Mitchum and John Philip Law. When I met John Philip and Christopher both of them were looking to meet "the real Don Gordon" of Papillion fame! John Philip said, "you ain't Don Gordon!" I replied, "Well, I am really Donald Gordon Bell, I used Don Gordon for a screen name the last five years." They then told me about the "REAL Don Gordon" and I was like "Fuck Me, now what do I do?" Christopher suggested that I use Don Gordon Bell, sort of like John Philip Law. We all thought that had a good ring to it.
Then in sometime late 1981, Don Gordon played the assistant of the Anti-Christ Damien Thorn in "Omen III: The Final Conflict". Hell, he had second above the Title Credits and all over Manila was BillBoards/flyers/advertising with Don Gordon. Writers that I actually paid monthly put out that it was ME. I tried without success to deny and even had some articles written. But everyone said, "we saw you, with a beard, congradulations...When did you do the filming. I finally just agreed with folks, yeah, that was me. Hey did you notice several of my films were accredited to the REAL DON GORDON. Fair is fair I guess. I wish you could send his agent this story!
Soon after Sid Furie came back to film, "Purple Hearts" (Filming 1982) and HE knew me in "Boys of Co. C" as DON BELL (1977 filming). So there was all sort of confusion on the Filipino staff, who knew me as Don Gordon, and Sid as Don Bell. I had to make an announcement to one and all that I was to be known thenceforth, as DON GORDON BELL.

Don Gordon Bell