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A Bear Named Arthur Add to Shopping Cart
Sergio Martino 1992
Carol Alt, George Segal
A composer who's given an impossible deadline to write his next score. He meets a beautiful
woman (Carol Alt) who professes to be his biggest fan but it soon becomes apparent she's not
what she appears to be. Being very proficient with a gun, it turns out Alt is an Israeli secret
service agent who ends up getting kidnapped. She tells them Segal has the titular bear and so
the only way he can save her is to somehow locate it and bring it to the bad guys. An
entertaining action-comedy by Sergio Martino.
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A Nun At The Crossroads Add to Shopping Cart
Julio Buchs 1967
Riosanna Schiafino, John Richardson in english with greek subs
Letterboxed print. Directed by Julio Buchs, this violent (for its time) action drama stars Rosanna
Schiafino as a nun who is raped and beaten by African mercenaries (who kill everyone else).
She returns home pregnant and must decide what to do with the child. John Richardson co-
stars
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Africa Express Add to Shopping Cart
Michele Lupo 1976
Ursula Andress, Giuliano Gemma, Jack Palance widescreen print
Ursula Andress, Giuliano Gemma and Jack Palance star in this adventure film with lots of thrills
and skin by you know who! Gemma plays a drifter in Africa who discovers Jack Palance dealing
in illegal poaching. Yet he also wonders why Palance is so determined to kidnap and kill Ursula
who at first appears in a nun's habit (a disguise that would never work on her! Michele Lupo
directs
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Born Winner Add to Shopping Cart
Aldo Lado 1978
Joe Dallasandro, Marissa Mell, Eleonora Giorgi
Joe Dalleandro stars as guy who loves women, money and motorcycle racing. He figures out a
way to combine all three and commit the perfect crime. marisa Mell and Eleonora Giorgi co-star
and Aldo Lado directs
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Brancaleone's Army Add to Shopping Cart
1966
Vittorio Gassman, Barbara Steele, Gian Maria Volonte, Maria Grazia Bucelli
In italian with english subtitles. Fans of Barbara Steele will want this one as she plays a haughty
rich woman who enjoys being whipped (and she has some rare brief nudity too!!)! The film
stars Vittorio Gassman as a wandering knight in search of a mission in this very bloody satire
on medievil times. Gassman is very much a reluctant hero who stumbles along until he is
entranced by Catherine Spaak as a naive innocent that he feels he must protect at all cost.
Very witty and violent. Gian Maria Volonte and maria Gracia Bucelli co-star.
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Candy Man Add to Shopping Cart
Herbert Leder 1969
Leslie Parrish, George Sanders in english with greek subs
Incredibly obscure American film shot in Mexico by director Herbert (THE FROZEN DEAD)
Leder. Leslie Parrish plays an actress working south of the border but it's George Sanders, a
the sleazy pervert drug pusher who hands out candy to all the school children! The LSD acid
trip sequence has to be seen and the sixties acid rock score by THE FORUM QUORUM has to be
heard
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Desert Of Fire Add to Shopping Cart
Renzo Merusi 1972
Edwige Fenech, George Wang, Peter Martell, Carla Mancini in english with greek subs
Edwige Fenech, George Wang, Peter Martell, and Carla Mancini (whose main contribution is a
nice nude scene!!) star in this offbeat action film by director Renzo Merusi. George Wang plays
a desert marauder who is tormented by an unseen phantom. After a successful raid on 4 men
in a jeep where he recovers a bunch of American money, he sees his men slaughtered and his
rifle disappear to this unseen phantom and is tortured by the mystery.Fenech shows up in
Wang's tent to see if he has the money and is promptly raped for her trouble! Martell shows up
looking for the treasure and of course he promptly meets and beds Fenech and then decides to
bring her with him as they and Wang himself all go into the Sahara in search of the treasure
(and just wait until you see what that treasure actually is!). Fenech is incredibly sexy looking in
her short dress which is of course low cut as well. I doubt this one is going to turn up on DVD
anytime soon
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Esmeralda Bay Add to Shopping Cart
Jesus Franco 1987
George Kennedy, Robert Forster, Ramon Sheen in english with greek subs
Well made action film by Jess Franco starring George Kennedy, Robert Forster, Ramon Sheen
and Fernando Rey. Kennedy is working behind the scenes to overthrow a corrupt regime and
swears revenge when his daughter is murdered
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Cannabis Add to Shopping Cart
Serge Gainsborough 1972
Jane Birkin, Serge Gainsborough, Paul Nicholas in french with english subs
Jane Birkin sure gets naked in this French crime film starring and directed by
her husband, Serge Gainsbourg. He plays a corrupt cop who is involved in a huge scam to steal
a large shipment of drugs. He and Birkin are soon on the run from a tough cop (Curd Jurgens)
and is old partner (Paul Nicholas). Birkin is stunning to look at and oh yeah, nude a lot too in
this violent crime thriller.
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Gold Add to Shopping Cart
1992
Franco Nero Victoria Belvedere
In Italian with English subtitles. Franco Nero stars in this epic adventure film set in a foreign
land where gold has been discovered. Violence erupts as several different factions converge to
try and make their claim. Victoria Belvedere is the main reason to get this film. Man is she hot
stuff (she is also in the thriller CRAVING DESIRE which is still available) and has no problem
with nudity. She has some great sex scenes and you can tell Nero is having a ball, er a great
time!
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I'll See You In Hell Add to Shopping Cart
Piero regnoli 1960
John Drew Barrymore, Eva Bartok
Here's an excellent B&W thriller by Piero (PLAYGIRLS AND THE VAMPIRE) Regnoli that stars
John Drew Barrymore and Eva Bartok! A diamond robbery goes bad and so the 3 men involved
go on the run. Even more bad news is the femme fatale (Bartok in a role that is a nice lead in
to her part in BLOOD AND BLACK LACE!) they get involved with! One of the better noir thrillers
made in Italy in the early sixties.
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Istanbul Express Add to Shopping Cart
Richard Irving 1968
Gene Barry, Senta Berger
Gene Barry and Senta Berger co-star in this slick detective/murder story set on a fast moving
train. Directed by Richard Irving and written by the creators of COLUMBO.
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Knights Of The Quest Add to Shopping Cart
Pupi Avati 2002
Edward Furlong
In Italian with English subtitles, letterboxed print. Here's a real coup, the newest film by PUPI
(HOUSE WITH THE WINDOWS THAT LAUGHED) and it's a great bloody fantasy/adventure film
about the Knights Templars! 5 young men band together to travel to Thebes to find the sacred
Holy Shroud of Jesus. They encounter witchcraft, fantasy and of course plenty of bloody
swordfights and battles. Edward Furlong heads the cast and at 140 minutes, it's sure to be
chopped up if it ever gets a US release. An amazing film from one of Italy's master of horror.
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Le Mans Shortcut To Hell Add to Shopping Cart
1970
Lang Jeffries, Edwige Fenech, Erna Scheurer in english with spanish subs
Letterboxed print. Lang Jeffries, Edwige Fenech, Erna Schurer, Jeffries plays a washed up
driver who decides to return to the Le Mans racing circuit.
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Magnificat Add to Shopping Cart
Pupi Avati 1993
In Italian with Yellow English subtitles. Pupi Avati's startling slice of life, circa 926 A.D. A
travelling executioner takes on an apprentice (he will have to eventually learn how to draw and
quarter one poor bastard) and how a young girl adapts to being sent off to life inside a
convent. Riz Ortolani provides the sparse score and the print is letterboxed.
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No Secrets Add to Shopping Cart
1978
Peter Cushing, Oliver Reed
Here's one of Peter Cushing's rarest films, shot in South Africa. When a US space probe lands
in Africa, a crazy dictator holds it for ransom. He has a solar powered ray that he threatens the
world with. Oliver Reed and his superior (played by Keenan Wynn) are sent in to recover the
satellite and knock off the madman. Cushing plays an eccentric local
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Safari Express Add to Shopping Cart
Duccio Tessari 1977
Ursula Andress, Giuliano Gemma, Jack Palance widescreen print
Here's an official sequel to AFRICA EXPRESS as the same cast of Ursula Andress, Giuliano
Gemma and Jack Palance return for a sexy adventure film set in the jungle. Duccio Tessari
directs this time
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The blonde Add to Shopping Cart
Sergio Rubino 1992
Natassia Kinski, Sergio Rubini
In Italian with English subtitles. A crippled young man (director Sergio Rubino) accidentally hits
a beautiful blonde (Nastassia Kinski) with his car. She's disoriented and begs him to help her.
She moves in and a relationship develops. However, as quickly as it started, it ends with her
disappearing. He becomes obsessed with finding her and using a series of clues, he discovers
she's not what she appeared to be. She's involved with a man who dominates her every
moment and has forced her to participate in a complicated money scam. When the young man
re-enters the picture, it all goes horribly wrong and murder is the result. Nastassia Kinski is
beautiful but deadly in this pessimistic thriller
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The French Conspiracy Add to Shopping Cart
Yves Boisset 1972
Jean-Louis trintignant, Gian Maria Volonte, Roy Scheider, Phillipe Noiret, Jean Seberg
Jean Louis Trintignant plays a journalist who's in trouble with the police. They want him to help
them set up a meeting with the dangerous Sediel, (Gian Maria Volonte) a man involved in
radical 3rd world politics. The French government plans to use Trintignant to get rid of the
troublemaker but he has other plans. A top notch French thriller by Yves Boisset. Ennio
Morricone provides the score and Jean Seberg, Roy Scheider, Philip Noiret, Michel Piccoli and
Bruno Cremer co-star.
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The King Of Ads Add to Shopping Cart
1993
What a terrific idea this tape is. Take over 80 commercials, made for European TV by some of
the greatest European filmmakers ever, and put them altogether. Like eating only one potato
chip, you can't stop after only watching one commercial. So, who are some of the directors?
How about Dario Argento, Roman Polanski, Claude Chabrol, Federico Fellini, Jean Luc Godard,
Giuseppe Tornatore, Just Jaeckin, David Lynch, Martin Scorcese and many many more!! Of
course nudity occurs and the one with Vanessa Paradis is especially scandalous.
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The Lady With Red Boots Add to Shopping Cart
Juan Bunuel 1971
Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Emma Cohen
Directed by Juan Bunuel and starring Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, and Emma Cohen.
The icy blonde actress plays an author who's able to make magical and strange things happen
(wait till you see her nude shot in a crowded restaurant!) so as to help her and those around
her. Quite surreal and strange.
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The Last Mercenary Add to Shopping Cart
Mel Welles 1976
Ray Danton, Pascale Petit, George Rigaud in english with dutch subs
Mel (LADY FRANKENSTEIN) Welles directs and Ray Danton, Pascale Petit and George Rigaud
are the stars. Danton is an ex-mercenary who ends up in South America. He saves some
miners at a cave-in and earns the respect of the mine's owner who hires him to help out. You
see the mine is under siege by a corporation that wants to control it. They are sending an
armed squad of thugs to kill everyone and take over the mine. Danton ahs to arm what few
men are there and train them to be ruthless killers. Needless to say it isn't going to be easy.
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The Madonna And The Dragon Add to Shopping Cart
Sam Fuller 1986
Jennifer Beals, Luc Merenda in english withjapanese subs
I doubt many Sam Fuller fans have seen this rare film starring Jennifer (FLASHDANCE) Beals
and Luc (TORSO) Merenda. Beals is a news photographer covering the strife in the Phillipines.
Along with her ex-husband (Merenda), they meet up with anti-government guerillas who want a
roll of film that exposes government atrocities. It turns up missing and many lives are at stake
if it's not found. Fuller has a cameo as Beals boss.
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The Rum Route Add to Shopping Cart
Robert Enrico 1969
Brigitte Bardot, Lino Ventura
In french with English subtitles, letterboxed print. Brigitte Bardot, Lino Ventura, and Hunt
Powers star in this French action film by Robert Enrico. Ventura is a tough rum smuggler who
crosses path with Bardot and then really discovers what trouble is
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The Scalawag Bunch Add to Shopping Cart
Giorgio Ferroni 1970
Giuliano Gemma, Mark Damon, Silvia Dionisio letterboxed
Tongue-in-cheek action adventure film starring Giuliano Gemma as Robin Hood, Mark Damon
and Silvia Dionisio as his beautiful and sexy Maid Marian. Helga line co-stars and the film was
directed by Giorgio Ferroni.
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The Shark's Cave Add to Shopping Cart
Tonino Ricci 1978
Janet Agren, Andres Garcia, Arthur Kennedy letterboxed
Italian/Mexican JAWS ripoff starring Janet Agren, Arthur Kennedy and Andres Garcia. They are
all in Santo Domingo where they run into a killer shark.

VULTURES OVER THE CITY (1980)-In Spanish with English subs. Maurizio Merli plays the part of a journalist investigating the Mafia, and Hugo Stiglitz is his photographer sidekick. Despite a number of fights, car chases and explosions, for the first half of the film, the action is not at the usual level of Italians police flicks, with little blood spilled and punches thrown that look more like badminton serves. The last half of the movie is decidedly more interesting, with several brutal scenes. The journalist gets savagely beaten while elsewhere his girl is captured and raped. Merli then switches into action hero mode. In one scene he comes busting right through a wall, gun blazing, and eventually resorts to kidnapping and torture to get his revenge against the bad guys. The tone of reactionary vigilantism in the film almost seems to wish for a return to the old Fascist regime, when at least organized crime could not get a foothold.  Vultures Over the City was evidently shot back to back with Umberto Lenzi's Incubo sulla città contaminata (Nightmare City), and features many of the same actors, crew and locations, plus a familiar sounding score from Stelvio Cipriani.

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Calibro 70 and 2 Italian crime film documentaries. Here is a hell of a bunch of Euro-Crime! The first is a new 40 minute tribute to the Italian crime films of the 70s, A short film that is not only a tribute to those days but that also intends to reinterpret, with a bit of irony, a great cinema genre that has characterized the Italian movie scene of the 70’s: il poliziesco. The other 2 documentaries feature interviews with actors and directors  from those 70s films. Over 2 hours of eurotrash goodness!

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COLD SWEAT (1970_Beautiful widescreen uncut print! Based on a novel by Richard Matheson, Joe Martin, a quiet American, lives a quiet life in the South of France renting boats to tourists. He is happily married to Fabienne and has a twelve-year-old daughter named Michèle. But the quiet man has a past: ten years before, Joe (then Moran) had escaped with four other convicts, among them, the sadistic ex-mercenary Katanga .  Seeing the latter brutally kill an M. P., Joe had abandoned his accomplices and left with the car. One night, Captain Ross, Katanga, Whitey and Fausto re-appear...

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ALL COPPERS ARE… (1971)- This grim and gritty action thriller pits two friends - one a policeman and one a criminal - against each other in this early 1970s examination of the relationship between players on both sides of the law. The plot consists of the two men vying for the affections of a an attractive young lady living in a council flat. One a rather obnoxious criminal type and one a copper (married as well). Excellent British crime film by Sydney (BURN WITCH BURN) Hayers starring Martin Potter, Ian Hendry and Julia Foster.

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THE COP (1970)-In French with English subs, letterboxed print. Yves Boisset's "Un condé" (from the French slang for cop) is a sort of Gallic "Dirty Harry", a police thriller that raises awkward questions about how far across the line the good guys can step in order to clear up society's mess. Inspector Favenin (Michel Bouquet) undoubtedly goes too far. When his idealistic but ineffectual partner is killed pursuing the culprits of a gang revenge attack (a pursuit instigated by Favenin himself), the embittered cop, realising that conventional police methods won't work, takes matters into his own hands. Just a kick ass film co-starring Gianni Garko, Francoise Fabian and Michel Constatin.

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Slap the monster on the front page (1972)-in Italian with English subs, letterboxed print, directed by Elio Petri. After a punchy start, the political banners of a coming election across Milanese streets and a leftist demonstration that leads to fire bombing the news paper office where editor Gian Maria Volonte is quick to take advantage of the story, this one weaves through what looks like it will be a complicated account of class warfare but ends up being a simple minded polemic. It's hard to swallow an editor personally intimidating the guilty party into silence for his own purposes. However this is the Volonte of L'ATTENTAT and INDAGINE SU UN CITTADINO, dominating the screen with a stops out performance and just watching him is worth the ticket price. Laura Betti, as the party faithful he makes look as if she has betrayed her cause, can go head to head with him. No one else stands much of a chance. There is a great Morricone sounding score and expert camera-work - zooming down passage ways to provide menace. The use of a working newspaper as background is particularly effective.

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Cobra (1971)-in French with English subs, letterboxed print. Fast-moving, exciting, violent crime thriller which can be considered as the French equivalent of GET CARTER (1971): the sole survivor of a gangland family, living in Bangkok, goes to Marseilles to exact revenge on the perpetrators of his two siblings' murder. Having a military background, he proves incredibly tenacious (unlikely action hero Jean Yanne is terrific in the role). The film also stars Senta Berger, Gordon Mitchell, and Sterling Hayden, directed by Yves Boisset.

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Don’t shoot at children (1978)-Here’s a rare Italian crime film (and you have to appreciate the title’s advice!) starring Giancarlo Prete. Dino (Giancarlo Prete, STREET LAW) and Marco (Marco Gelardini, CONVOY BUSTERS) are two brothers who live alone with their sick father (Giampiero Albertini of ROME ARMED TO THE TEETH).  Marco is on drugs, and Dino becomes involved with a gang of dangerous criminals and is roped into pulling a bank heist with them.  The heist goes bad, the criminals flee, and they hide in a nursing school and take the children hostages, directed by Gianni Crea.

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Cannabis (1970)-in French with English subs, letterboxed print. I love this chaotic film and that was based on a shitty vhs sourced release as FRENCH INTRIGUE. Now, here is a perfect quality print that makes the film even better! Serge Morgan is a killer working for the American Mafia. After performing a contract in New York for his employers in , he takes the plane back to Paris and, during the flight, he gets to know Jane, the rich daughter of an ambassador. Once in Orly Airport he gets seriously wounded by the men of Frrench drug kingpin Henri Emery. He manages to escape them though and takes refuge at Jane's. Passion sets in between the killer and the young lady. As of then, sex will be intertwined with blood and death. Stars Jane Birkin, Serge Gainsbourg, Curd Jurgens, and Gabriele Ferzetti.

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Detective Extra Large Miami Killer(1991)-Bud Spencer returns as the Detective working the murder scene in Miami. Agent Blake finds the corpse of a child. It is one of a long chain. The murderer is called The Miami Killer by the newspapers. Extralarge assists the police in their investigation. All the murdered children suffered from some kind of ailment and the murderer knew his or her victims very well. The successive victim appears to be Elsie who is asthmatic and Extralarge suspects father Marthy and Elsie's teacher. Then Elsie is kidnapped. Can she be saved? Enzo Castellari directs and Phillip Michael Thomas and Christopher Atkins.

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Super Bitch  (1973)-Finally available in english and a beautiful widescreen print! stablishment has a particular scam that it likes to play; secretly filming it's VIP clients in potentially embarrassing situations and then blackmailing them into carrying narcotics across the border. The main purchaser of their goods is Marco (Giacomi Rossi-Stuart); the representative of an American outfit who is involved in a complex turf war with Mamma The Turk (Patricia Hayes). Cliff is actually attempting to manipulate the situation so that all of the crooks can be caught in the act - not an easy undertaking given that they seem to be intent upon obliterating each other. His plan involves a shipment of cocaine hidden in a statue, Morell's right-hand girl (Stephanie Beacham) and ensuring that any other competition in the supply department is wiped out. However, his superiors are becoming concerned about the overly-enthusiastic way in which he has adapted to the lifestyle of the underworld, fears that are exacerbated when his boss is shot in the head after threatening to take him off the case. Extremely well done and lots of great nudity by Beachum make this Italian crime film magnificent entertainment.

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POLICE  SERVE THE CITIZEN (1973)-In Italian with English subs for the first time! This violent Eurocrime film from director Romolo Guerrieri (The Sweet Body of Deborah, Young, Violent, and Desperate, Ring of Death etc.) stars Enrico Maria Salerno, Daniel Gelin, and John Steiner. Delinquents without mercy, a corrupted policeman, traps in the hospitals and high ranking people controlled by the racket. The film combines these classic Poliziotteschi elements with the aspect of a French potboiler, steeped in the melancholy of a lost friendship.

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MAD TO KILL (1975)-In French with English subs. It's the story of Julie (Marlène Jobert), an ex nutcase who's reinserted in society as a guardian angel for the young Thomas, a spoiled brat who appears to be a very rich orphan. As always in Boisset movies, trouble isn't very far ahead and takes the form of a cold blooded Tòmas Milian who kidnaps the child and Julie and asks for a ransom.

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THE KILLER (1972)-In French with English subs. A minor yet solid film from a minor yet experienced director (from Denys de La Patellière, try to see Un taxi pour Tobrouk, probably his best movie) who has the significant interest of confronting Jean Gabin to Fabio Testi. The old star of french crime films versus the future icon of italian crime film. Also with a young Gérard Depardieu in a small part. The movie is quite a bit reactionary, as plenty of other crime film made at that time. You'll heard plenty of times speak about those poor cops who doesn't have the means they need to work properly. On this aspect, "Le tueur" is the exact opposite of the clearly left-sided Revolver that Testi will make with Sollima the next year. Strangely, you can feel some empathy for Testi's character anyway and his relationship with the prostitute played by Uschi Glas - who knows there's no future for the two of them together but needs to believe there is one - is seriously told.

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FOUR FOR ALL (1975)-Italian/Turkish trash starring Richard Harrison and Gordon Mitchell. A bunch of criminals try to hide in a rich man's house. They rape & kill his wife in front of him and kick his child like a ball. Then they go away. Our hero will findthree old friends and the four together they get a bloody revenge!! Very violent thriller starring Irfan Atasoy, Gordon Mitchell, Erol Tas, Richard Harrison and Olga Petrova. Cheesy and highly entertaining Turkish-Italian co-production produced by Bruno Vani.

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THE PROTECTOR (1974)-In French with English subs. A man's daughter is kidnapped, and sold into prostitution in Paris brothels. The old man doesn't take too kindly to that career move, and makes his objections well know. Not wonderful, but certainly worth a watch. Watch out for Beppo Manzoni, a particularly nasty slimy shit. Directed by actor Roger Hanin, who also co-stars, features Georges Geret, Robert Hossein, Helga line and Bruno Cremer.

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WITHOUT WARNING (1973)-In French with English subs, interesting French thriller from the early 70s. Sans Sommation" is one of the movies classified as neo noir -movies which started to show up after the Hollywood golden age. 70's were the time when the dark movie landed to Europe and among Francois Truffaut and Jean-Pierre Melville - just to mention a couple - some other smaller directors made their versions of the moody atmospheric stories. Bruno Gantillon's adaption is very faithful detective story where an old detective gets a new chance as he's been stuck between a bottle and bored wife for a long time. The writing is good and Gantillon successfully finds the old dark times mixed with some political lightning. The final conclusion is almost perfect, pure genre movie. This is a tense and under acknowledged French/Italian co-production, co-written by  Roberto Infascelli who directed La Polizia Sta a Guardare - and features a dynamite headlining cast of Mario Adorf, Bruno Cremer and Maurice Ronet.

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DEFEAT OF THE MAFIA (1970)-Crazy 70s Italian crime film with a strange structure, the film is narrated by a woman murdered by the mob! An American cop is assigned to investigate a Mafia drug smuggling operation transporting drugs from New York to Rome. He discovers that the drugs are being hidden in corpses packed in coffins that are shipped to Italy. The drug runners discover this nosy cop and want to use his body as a smuggling vessel. An occasionally brutal example of this genre. Stars Victor Spinetti, Maria Pia Conte, and Luciano Pigozzi.

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THE VALLANSCANZA GANG (1978)-In Italian with English subs, crazy Italian crime film by Mario Bianchi. This grimy crime-thriller begins as convict Roberto (Enzo Pulcrano) murders a guard and escapes from jail with his cellmate. Roberto joins a group of gangsters and, after his cellmate is killed in a police shootout, becomes a professional hitman. The bulk of the action involves the gang's abduction of pretty Antonella (Stefania D'Amario) and the resultant psychological games between her and the gangsters. When a particularly depraved criminal named Pino (Franco Garofalo) attacks Antonella, Roberto shoots him and takes his captive to an abandoned farm house, only to die along with Antonella in a shootout with the vengeful mob. Director Mario Bianchi's typical low-budget entry is filled with sadistic psychosexual innuendo, repulsive characters, and a bad disco.

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The Sicilian Cross (1976)-Beautiful widescreen print. Roger Moore, Stacy Keach. This very nice action packed gangster movie of 1976 directed by Maurizio Lucidi and Guglielmo Garroni , starring: Roger Moore , Stacy Keach and Fausto Tozzi. It is about a cross from a sicilian church brought to america with heroin inside , the drugs get lost and Roger and Stacy are after the men who get the stuff waiting  to their client who wants to sell the drugs . Shootouts , car chases , and fistfights the way we like italian gangster movies so much are the point of the deal here . Uncut !!!

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The Detective (1969)-Throw away all those shitty versions under the title RING OF DEATH , this is a beautiful widescreen print. Commisssario Stefano Belli (Franco Nero) is looking to make some easy money by helping lawyer Fontana (Adolfo Celi). Fontana wants Belli to get rid of his son Mino's golddigging girlfriend Sandy (Delia Boccardo) and to check out Romanis, one of his son's potential business partners. But Romanis is found dead and Belli finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation...

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High Crime (1973)-Very nice quality letterboxed print of this seminal Italian crime film by Enzo Castellari and starring Franco Nero. An Italian police inspector matches wits with a powerful European drug ring. As he comes closer to the top of the underworld organization, his odds of survival decrease. James Whitmore, Fernando Rey, Delia Boccardo, and Edy Galleani.

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4 BILLION IN 4 MINUTES (1976)-Letterboxed print. Obscure, action-packed euro-crime yarn about an imprisoned genius who organizes a bank robbery of 4 billion Lire from behind bars. It's up to superhunk Antonio Sabato to save the day, foil the baddies and bed the chick. There are great car chases and wrecks, and an occasionally enjoyable synth score. John Richardson and Lea Lander co-star.

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LUCKY LUCIANO (1974)-In Italian with English subtitles, Letterboxed print. Rosi's characteristic dossier on power and corruption tracks the enigmatic figure of repatriated Mafioso gangster Luciano through the web of political/criminal complicity that set the course of Italy's post-war 'recovery'. While specific judgment on Luciano himself is open-endedly reserved, the evidence adduced from a variety of sources (mosaic-style, with Siragusa, for instance, playing himself as a US Narcotics Bureau investigator) is damningly clear on the way the Americans established the Mafia as a 'friendly' buffer against communist influence, only to later have the worm turn vengefully with a flood of drugs back to the States. Film noir meets the conspiracy thriller in a flurry of masterful set pieces, operatic intensity segues into documentary-like observation of the complex machinery of manipulable power, and Rosi provides a context for the Godfather films which threatens to outdo their own cinematic forcefulness. Gian-Maria Volonte, Rod Steiger, Vincent Gardena, and Edmond O’Brien co-star.

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Manhunt in the city (1975) Director Umberto Lenzi, Henry Silva, Luciana Paluzzi finally available in a nice widescreen print with English subs. Silva’s daughter is killed during a robbery so He goes apeshit and hunts down all involved and kills them. Nice twist at the end!

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The iron commissioner (1978) ltbx and eng subs. Finally the last Maurizio Merli/Stelvio Massi film now available in English with Janet Agren. This Film seems to be some kinda sequel to the Hunted City. Comissario Ferro comes from Rome to Milan. The violence is at a all time high. Gangsters dress up with some bizarre Carnival-masks. They use this outfit to liquidate some opponents. Ferro is no friend of such behavior and so he uses his gun the traditional way and lightens their masses a little bit. Even though the ending is a bit disappointing, the film contains a great fight in a plastic-factory with lots a white plastic bottles. Visually nice!

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NAPOLI SERENADES VIOLENCE (1977)-In Italian with English subs, letterboxed print. For fans of Italian crime films, here is an obscure title now accessible via English subs. Mario Meroli is the former Don trying to breakaway from the mob with vicious results. Directed by Al Brescia. Ria De Simone co-stars.

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CRAZY JOE (1974)- Rare Italo-crime film by Carlo Lizzani starring Peter Boyle, Paula Prentiss, Fred Williamson, Fausto Tozzi. Boyle plays Joey Gallo, a psychotic New York mobster who crashed and burned spectacularly. 

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PALERMO MILANO  ONE WAY (1995)- Here was the Italian crime film of the nineties and it moved director Claudio Fragasso into the big leagues. As a latter day crime film, this one of the best - building on credible Italian crime dramas such as La Piovra and La Scorta. This is a bit more exploitative though, lots of violence, melodrama and action as Bova heads an escort team gone wrong from Palermo to Milano. A kind of crime road movie ensues, with likable and engaging characters along the way. Giannini is great as the corrupt banker being escorted, and Ricky Memphis is great as a police sidekick. Also features Stefania Sandrelli and a score by Pino Donaggio. 

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TOUGH GUYS (1974)-Eurotrash meets Blaxploitation in this great crime film by Duccio Tessari. The film stars Lino Ventura, Fred Williamson and Issac Hayes.  Isaac Hayes stars as Lee, a framed Chicago ex-cop who teams up with Father Charlie played by Lino Ventura. Together they fight for answers and revenge in a million dollar bank heist. Fred Williamson in a rare villain role plays Snake. This is a very entertaining film. While set in Chicago and the mob playing second fiddle to the plot, the film is very Italian. It has the feel of an Italian poliziotti film with in your face action and seedy locales. There are many veterans of Italian action films including Jess Hahn and William Berger. Lino Ventura is great as Father Charlie, the priest who can fight and does not hesitate in resorting to violence. 

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I RAGAZZI DELLA ROMA VIOLENTA (1976)-In Italian with English subtitles for the first time! Based on a true shocking story about a gang of rich boys who kidnap a girl and submit her to repeated rape and torture. The leader of the gang indulges in violent sexual fantasies, which ultimately leads to rape and murder. This inspires a teen gang from the streets, whose members are poor kids from the ghetto. They are doomed to repeat the same crimes. 

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LIKE A RABID DOG-english subs 1977 italo crime directed by Mario (MY WIFE HAS A BODY FOR LOVE) Imperoli film with Paola Senatore. Young rich but bored kids decide to go on a violent robbery spree, killing all who get in their way. These people are like Hess and company in LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT! They kidnap, torture and kill a prostitute just for the Hell of it and the sickest part is the lead sadist is a oung woman. Great obscure Eurotrash that must be seen.

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I’M SCARED (1977)-In Italian with English subtitles, letterboxed print. An excellent Italian crime film by Damiano Damiani, starring Gian Maria Volonte, Erland Josephson, Mario Adorf, Bruno Corazzani, and Laura Trotter. Gian Maria Volonte' gives one of his best performances, playing the scared policeman who unwillingly becomes aware of secrets which he knows might lead him to his death. Morricone's score is as usual perfect. Damiano Damiani’s direction is secure as the movie never drops its rhythm and the ending is tough, but it fits.

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summertime killer (1972)-nice upgrade of this Spanish thriller with Chris Mitchum, Olivia Hussey and Karl Malden. A six-year-old boy witnesses mobsters beat his father to death. Twenty years later, the now-grown boy begins to track down and eliminate the men who did it, determined to wipe out the entire gang. A police detective investigating the killings, and the Mafia boss who heads the gang, are just as determined to stop him.

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bandits in Milan(1968)-Finally an excellent version of this Carlo Lizzani crime film with gian maria volonte, tomas milian, ray lovelock, don backy and Margaret Lee. It’s widescreen and available dubbed or subtitled in English, you decide. Milian is a cop after volonte and his gang who are ruthless as hell as they terrorize the city.

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MACHINE GUN McCAIN (1968)-A very nice letterboxed print of this seminal Italian Gangster film with John Cassavettes, Peter Falk, Britt Ekland and a host of Italian character actors. Hank McCain (John Cassavetes) is the imprisoned gangster who gets out of jail with the help of the mob. The syndicate wants him to take part in a heist of a Las Vegas casino. The plan is discussed and soon abandoned by the mob, but Hank decides to go ahead with the robbery. Disguised as a fireman, he pulls off the daring crime with the help of his current flame Irene (Britt Ekland). The angry mobsters want him dead and they soon close in on his old girlfriend Rosemary (Gena Rowlands) for information that could lead to Hank. She would rather commit suicide than give them information about her ex-boyfriend as she obviously still carries a torch for her old flame. Even without her help, the dragnet closes in on Hank as the mobsters systematically figure out his whereabouts.

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A SPECIAL MAGNUM FOR TONY SAITA (1976)-Finally a beautiful letterboxed print of this Alberto De Martino starring Stuart Whitman, Carole Laure, Martin Landau, John Saxon and Tisa Farrow. With a great cast featuring Stuart Whitman, John Saxon, Martin Landau, AND Tisa Farrow this film glides with the greatest of ease. It is sort of a cross between the Italian crime/police potboiler and your average giallo thriller. An interesting and fun blend it is. I'd rather not give too much of the film away since it's better going into it knowing next to nothing. Let's just say there's murder, mystery, car chases, blood, funky 70s music, karate-kicking drag queens.

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TWISTED DETECTIVE (1977)-Letterboxed print. The film stars Alain Delon, Ornella Muti, Klaus Kinski, Stephane Audran, and Mirelle Darc, directed by Georges Lautner. The film begins with, well, the death - or more accurately the murder - of a corrupt man. Only this corrupt man was keeping a detailed journal of his illegal activities and transactions, implicating a lot of the top politicians of Paris. The killer steals the journal and comes to the house of his best friend and president of a company (Alain Delon), in the middle of the night, asking for help. Delon agrees to provide him with an alibi, but there are plenty of people who will be ruined if the journal falls into the wrong hands, and they will stop at NOTHING to get it back.

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Malavita attaca…poliza risponde  (1978)-In Italian with english subs ltbx,Mario Caiano crime film first time in English! Leonard Mann, John Steiner, and Maria Rosario Omaggio. Balls to the wall italo-crime film with Mann hunting down Steiner, the mad dog thug on a killing spree.

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Highway racer (1977)-Letterboxed print! Maurizio merli stars in this film, a cool little gem for car chase fanatics. Many interesting stunts and action scenes including some very wild shots. A man who wants to become the ultimate driver of his police force fails horribly until he's given driving lessons by his chief. He then goes out to stop the chief's ex-rival bank robber. A little like National Velvet set with Ferrari's. One scene is guaranteed to shock some viewers near the end but I won't dwell on. Never ending car chases and stunts are packed in this rare film. Directed by Stelvio Massi,

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CRIME IN A FORMULA 1 (1980)-in Italian with English subs for the first time. The 10th entry in the Nico Giraldi series finds him investigating a suspicious death that occurred during a Formula 1 race. While keeping an eye on his small time crook brother in law, Inspector Nico Giraldi (Tomas Milian) gets involved in a murder case set in the world of Formula One racing. Giraldi is suspended for trying to cover up for his brother in law and becomes afraid his wife and son may be targeted next. Therefore he calls in the help of his childhood friend and chief informant, Venticello (Bombolo). Probably the most over the top of the entire series, the film features a hilarious Flashdance inspired aerobics/dance sequence in which Milian (and an obvious stunt double), dressed in rainbow colored winter gear, is performing a dance routine complete with backflips and other slow motion absurdity. There is also an entertaining Formula 1 car chase through the streets of Italy, as well as the usual Bombolo face slappings. This one is the best of the later Giraldi films.

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RANSOM! THE POLICE ARE WATCHING (1973)-Finally a beautiful letterboxed print of this prime piece of EuroCrime! Enrico Maria Salerno, Jean Sorel, Lee J Cobb, and Luciana Paluzzi star in this Roberto Infascelli. The police are stumped by a series of violent kidnappings and start to use some very violent methods of their own!

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SMILE OF THE SPIDER (1971)-in Italian with english subs, letterboxed print. After assisting the great Lucio Fulci in PERVERSION STORY, director Massimo Castellani shot this obscure giallo in Greece. An international crime syndicate absconds with over $5 million in precious jewels. Police are baffled. The insurance companies are outraged. When dashing Tony Driscoll--private investigator--is called in, the robbery investigation quickly becomes a murder case. And Driscoll is suspect number one. Dodging cops as well as criminals, Driscoll steps into a subterranean world. The film stars Gabriel Tinti, Marilla Branco, and Thomas Hunter.

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CRAZY KILLER (1991)- An amazingly bad french film, starring Charley Boorman, son of John... But this ain't THE EMERALD FOREST, guys! The people behind this are the same people behind LA REVANCHE DES MORTES VIVANTES only this time Pierre B.Reinhard is only editor and Jean Claude Roy directs the flick himself. You still got gore FX ( not enough ) from Benoit Lestang too. The plot, about a small time hustler turning into a crazy killer shooting snuff movies and messing with the Corean Mafia, is quite appealing if you're a trash movie lover. Unfortunately, on this one, J.C Roy forgot that he was not such a good director and focused too much on boring talks instead of delivering the goodies. Don't get me wrong, you got plenty of T & A in this flick ( that's the least you can expect when all the actresses are strippers ) and even a few sickening scenes ( especially the acid torture scene).

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DAY OF THE COBRA (1980)-Letterboxed for the first time! Franco Nero and Sybil Danning star in this Enzo Castellari crime film. An American narcotics agent is murdered in Italy. The head of the department decides to hire Larry Stanziani, 'The Cobra'. Larry, a former agent and now a third-rate private detective, uses the opportunity to get even with an old enemy, but soon he finds out he's facing a relentless organization.

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A MAN ON HIS KNEES (1978)-In Italian with English subs.Directed by Damiano Damiani, the film tells the dramatic ups and downs of Nino Peralta (played by Giuliano Gemma), father of two sons and constantly pressured by his economic situation, not least because of a history as a jailbird and ex-con. Peralta manages a bar kiosk opened with the money of his wife, and together with his small son he operates it himself, along with an equally impoverished friend named Colicchia. One day, near the kiosk he comes to the assistance of a woman (Eleonora Giorgi) who escaped after having been kidnapped by a mafia band. The woman is wife of one of the more important heads Mafia than of the city of Palermo, don Vincenzo Fabbricante. The things are complicated finally when the police find a cup belongs to the bar managed by Peralta, because he made deliveries in the premises of the kidnapping. Neither the cops nor the mafia knows the dramatic truth, or that Peralta is actually the hero in this scenario. With the discovery of the cup, Fabbricante adds also his name to the "omerta" list, condemning to death those he believes were accomplices of the abductors, and thus sending the order to kill. Michele Placido plays the reluctant hitman.

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SICILIAN CHECKMATE (1972)-Letterboxed print. Finally a beautiful print of this underrated Italian crime film! This version is 12 minutes longer than previous versions. Mario Adorf, Enrico Maria salerno, Gastone Moschin, Mariangela Melato, and Silvia Dionisio. Taking place almost entirely during a murder trial, the film details in significant detail the deep roots sunk by organized crime in the business and political life of Sicily. There are a few flashbacks which include what little 'action' the film includes, but the vast majority of the film is a lengthy, but interesting, indictment of mafia corruption.

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BLOODY FRIDAY (1972)-Letterboxed print. Once again I can say, FINALLY A BEAUTIFUL LOOKING PRINT of this rare German/Italian crime film with a great score by Francesco De Masi.  An extremely violent German-Italian police thriller. When psychotic criminal Heinz Klett (Raimund Harmstorf) escapes police custody, he promptly sets out to commit the biggest bank robbery in the history of Germany. Storming heavily armed into the bank with his accomplice Luigi (]Gianni Macchia), his pregnant girlfriend Heidi (Christine Böhm) and her reluctant brother (Amadeus August), the hold-up quickly deteriorates into a hostage situation, resulting in horrendous bloodshed.

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L’ARME A GAUCHE (1964)-In French with English subs. Lino Ventura, Sylva Koscina, and Leo Gordon star in this French gangster film directed by Claude Sautet. The plot is a flimsy affair. Cournot/Ventura finds himself implicated in the theft of a yacht belonging to a beautiful widow. Eventually the yacht is found, stranded on a sand bank, and hijacked by gunrunners.  The last forty minutes is  a suspenseful, virtually mano-a-mano between Ventura and the head-honcho of the gun runners.

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ROME THE OTHER FACE OF VIOLENCE (1976)-In Italian with English subs, letterboxed print.  This is one of the last great Italian crime films to finally appear with English subs. Classic but seldom seen Euro Crime gem from Marino Girolami (Violent Rome, Zombie Holocaust). This one has it all - pensioners being thrown down stairs, women getting pistol whipped, great car chases and funky score. Stars Marcel Bozzuffi (French Connection, Stunt Squad etc) and Italian genre regular Antony Steffen.

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COMMISARIO PEPE (1969)-In Italian with English subs, letterboxed print. Awesome film starring Ugo Tognazzi, Silvia Dionisio, Tano Cimarosa, and Rita Calderoni. A police commissioner in a little town in the Italian Venetian province investigates a prostitution ring run by two pensioners; during his investigations he also learns that a former manicurist shacks up with ten students, the prefect's daughter prostitutes to keep her pimp, a famous doctor has sex with his young patients, a headmaster has his eyes on the pupils, a noblewoman organizes orgies in her villa, the local convent is run by a dyke and his actual girlfriend poses for a hardcore magazine. He wants everything to come out in the open but his superiors try to put obstacles in his way.

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SARDINA KIDNAPPED (1968)-Letterboxed print. Franco Nero and Charlotte rampling star in this excellent example of Italian Crime. Struggles over Sardinian grazing land have long been a tradition in the interior of the island where shepherding is a main economic force. This violent tale of kidnapping, extortion and murder finds a family victimized by the abduction of their college-student son. The student's girlfriend runs into a stone wall of silence from the residents before she finally goes to the police. When property rights are signed over to the mastermind of the abduction, he orders himself to be kidnapped to collect on the insurance and property monies. A friend of the family uncovers the real estate scheme linked to the crime, as the family tries to get enough money to see their son returned safely.

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A MAN…A CITY (1974)-In Italian with english subs, widescreen print. Beautiful and longer version of the Italian crime film CITY UNDER SIEGE starring Enrico Maria Salerno, Francoise Prevost, and Luciano Salce. Scenes of everyday crime fighting of a Commissioner situated in Turin. Michele Parrino investigates the death of a young girl, a gang of rich kids spreading terror among civilians by way of robberies and drug dealing, and also the death of a jeweller at the hands of a gang of armed robbers.

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RAZZIA LA CHINOUF (1955)-In French with English subs. Jean Gabin and Lino Ventura star in this noirish thriller. Henri, the Man from Nantes, comes back to his country after a successful stay in the United States, where he was working for Liski, the drug dealer. With the fame of being a tough guy preceding him, he sets himself to the task of knowing why the French operations were not so profitable - and soon he is master of all links of the organization. He can now get it honed to perfection - or destroy it. Only... the Police is following his every step! Is Henri what he says he is, or an undercover detective from the French police?

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SERIE NOIRE (1979)-In French with English subs, widescreen print. Franck Poupart is a slightly neurotic door-to-door salesman in a sinister part of Paris' suburbs. He meets Mona, a teenager, who's been made a prostitute by her own aunt. Franck would like to change his life and also save Mona from her aunt. Murder is the only solution he finds to achieve his goal... A very gloomy movie, exuding despair and uneasiness, with pathetic characters. Patrick Dewaere stars as the murderous Travis Bickle type character. Directed by : Alain Corneau. Starring : Patrick Dewaere, Myriam Boyer, Marie Trintignant, Bernard Blier, Jeanne Herviale, Andreas Katsulas, Charlie Farnel, Samuel Mek, Jack Jourdan, Fernand Coquet

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STUNT SQUAD (1977)-Finally a beautiful widescreen print of this great eurocrime film! This time is Bologna, already plagued by drug racket, to be hit by a ruthless gang of pillaged, that make difficult life for the retailers. Commissioner Grifi organizes a very special team and began his action against the impregnable Valli and his gang. Director: Domenico Paolella Cast:  Marcel Bozzuffi ...  Grifi , Vittorio Mezzogiorno ...  Valli , Riccardo Salvino ...  Brogi, Nello Pazzafini ...  Tunesian

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CRIME ON A SUNDAY MORNING (1965)-In French with English subs, letterboxed print. Jean-Paul Belmondo stars and Jaques Deray directs this excellent French thriller. An ill-assorted group of international criminals executes a tightly-planned ransom sting in Spain. Things go along swimmingly until various tensions within the group come to the fore. A somewhat predictable, but enjoyable crime melodrama, enhanced by a cool soundtrack, a sustained atmosphere of sunlit unease and a touch of incest. Geraldine Chaplin's film debut in which she gives the insanely sexy Sophie Daumier a run for her money. Based on a novel by James Hadley Chase.

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DAY OF THE OWL (1968)-aka MAFIA letterboxed print. Beautiful print!Franco Nero, Claudia Cardinale and Lee J Cobb star. Based on the Leonardo Sciascia novel of the same title, this story deals with the difficulties facing a northern police officer investigating a Mafia murder in a small Sicilian town in 1961. Salvatore Colasbena, a construction supplier, was murdered # and buried under a blanket of tar # because he refused to join the Mafia-controlled roadbuilding group. His widow, Rosa, is investigated by the police, but honest Captain Bellodi comes to suspect Mafia boss Don Mariano Arena when he can find no witnesses, no evidence, only hostile obstruction by corrupt government influences. Captain Bellodi has no idea that his pursuit of the truth will stir up a hornet's nest. Powerful figures have a vested interest in ensuring that the very existence of the Mafia can be denied. The movie dramatizes the hold that the Mafia has on Sicilian life: the police, the judiciary, politics, and the Catholic Church. Everyone in the village is afraid to talk to Bellodi for fear they will be silenced forever

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DEATH OF A HOODLUM (1975)-In Spanish with English subs. Paul Naschy plays Marcos, a criminal who takes refuge in a house peopled by a wheelchair-bound, impotent man and his horny wife and daughter. Before long Marcos is pitting one family member against the other as he pleasures himself with the females. Marcos' immorality is caused by his own family tragedy, the murder of his mother by his father, which he witnessed when a child. He is a man who out of psychological necessity must debase the family unit and rage at anyone who says a bad word about his deceased mom. Marcos also lost his hearing during this traumatic incident in his childhood (the father hits him in the head before he does the deed), so besides the emotional scars left on Marcos, there is a physical one. Thus Naschy creates a novel villain who carries a framed photo of mom in his suitcase and wears a hearing device in his ear.

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HEROIN (1980)-In Italian with English subs. Directed by Massimo Pirri and featuring the notorious scene of Corrine Clery injecting heroin into her crotch! Helmut Berger and Corinne Clery are a couple of junkies finding their lives spiral into a world of sleaze and crime as their addiction gets out of control...

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NIGHT OF HATE (1968)-Obscure crime film shot in San Antonio Texas! A Retired safecracker agrees one last Job to protect his son (Tomas Milan) , Filled with Double cross , Excitement and Knife Fights in the Dark Anita Ekberg, Claudio Camasso and Fernando Sancho star.

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PASSPORT FOR A CORPSE (1962)-Letterboxed print in English with some scenes subbed in english. One of the best well kept secrets of Italian genre cinema!  Italian film from 1962 that is part crime thriller, film noir, and  horror film. When a robbery goes wrong the only survivor tries to smuggle himself across the border by hiding in a coffin. When he gets out of the coffin he finds himself locked in a morgue freezer with three dead bodies. While trying to escape the morgue and his isolation he slowly starts going mad and hallucinating. Throughout the film he is haunted or menaced by a woman who may or may not be real. Unique and strange film that gets more and more weird as it goes along.

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BATTLE OF THE GODFATHERS (1973)-Beautiful, Letterboxed print. Henry Silva stars in this badass example of EuroCrime. An Italian/German co-production starring Henry Silva as mafia hot shot Luca Messina who comes to Hamburg with the main intention of taking it over. However, the local German crime lord isn't particularly down with Mr Messina's plan and a bloody gang war ensues.Patrizia Gori co-stars.

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CASE IS CLOSED…(1971)-In Italian with English subs, letterboxed print. Damiano Damiani directs, and Franco nero stars in this excellent Prison film (also a bizarre score by Morricone). Because of a violation of traffic regulations an architect is put in prison. There he witnesses the grim reality of life behind bars: corrupt staff, corrupt inmates, an inhuman judicial system and the power of the Mafia.

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LES HOMMES (1973)-In French with English subs, beautiful letterboxed print. A hell of a French gangster film with henry Silva, Marcel Bofuzzi, and Michel Constatine. The movie is about a succession of settling of scores and the revenge of a mobster who think he has been framed. It's set in the 1950's in Corsica, Marseilles and Paris and it's based on real events. France was producing a lot of crime films back in this time and this one is one of the few that really resembles more to some poliziotteschi flick than to the regular french film noir. The Corsican setting, with a culture and a local language seemingly pretty closed to italian ones maybe explains that.

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MURDER INVESTIGATION OF A STUDENT (1972)-In Italian with English subs, letterboxed print. One of the greatest things about this movie is Ennio Morricone's soundtrack ,as gorgeous as ever. Martin Balsalm investigates a murder that points to a student rebel. Balsalm discovers he’s being used and set up to get rid of a politician’s enemies. He gives a great performance as a nobody who refuses to be manipulated by the system. Directed by Mauro Bolognini

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OEDIPUS ORCA (1977)-In Italian with English subs, letterboxed print.  Former German playboy centerfold rena Niehaus stars. This is an unusual Italian movie in that it is a sequel to "La Orca", a film made only one year earlier (Italy in the 70's was infamous for cheap rip-offs, but not really for sequels). "La Orca" was a rather notorious film about a spoiled teenage girl (Rena Neihaus) who is kidnapped and has to use her sexual wiles to survive. This movie picks up right afterwards when she is taken back to her family and boyfriend. Her family is a little odd. Both her mother and father come in the bathroom, for instance, while she's in the tub after her ordeal (or maybe that was a normal thing to do in 1970's bourgeois Italy?). Her boyfriend insists on feeling her up on their first date after the incident, which triggers a sexual flashback from the first movie. But she is herself is obviously disturbed--she gets her boyfriend to take her back to the shack in which she was held in the previous film where, unable to persuade him to have sex, she masturbates (and further pads the running time with more flashbacks from the first movie). The film then takes another strange turn when her parents take her out to their country estate. There she tries to seduce an old family friend (played by the director himself) after she finds out he and her mother were lovers many years back (you can probably see where THIS might very well go). There is some strange and seemingly gratuitous footage of a slaughterhouse floor, perhaps in a bid to make this as sleazy and notorious as its predecessor

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THEY PAID WITH BULLETS (1969)-Letterboxed print. Peter Lee Lawrence, William Bogert, and Ingrid Schoeller star in this Prohibition era gangster film. Country bumpkin Frank runs into a gangland shooting, driving the victims to the gang's headquarters. He soon earns a place in Erik's mob. Syndicate head Big John wishes to unite the four gangs in Chicago, but Erik defies them, wishing to remain independent. An assassination attempt forces him to reconsider, and his gang isn't impressed with what they take for his cowardice. This is the point that allows the ambitious Frank to muscle in on Erik's mob, and his moll, Lucie. Frank's first move is to hire outside pros, and shoot up a casino of Big John's, challenging the entire syndicate. Erik, meanwhile, harbors feelings of revenge.

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COP’S HIDE (1981)-In French with English subs. French cinema of nineteen eighties was known for its numerous popular films which gave a new dimension to box office collections. COP’S HIDE is one such film which is not so much known by ordinary film viewers both in France and elsewhere.This might have something to do with the manner in which this film was distributed. It is sure that loyal Alain Delon fans would be aware that this film marked the beginning of his directorial career in 1981.Alain Delon gives one of his career's finest performances as a detective who would go to any length in order to bring cold blooded criminals to justice.As a film director he has not fought shy of portraying what ails police forces in France.In "Pour La Peau D'Un Flic",policemen are shown as real human beings with their fair share of weaknesses.Alain Delon's acting performance has too many shades of similarities with American actor Al Pacino although it would be politically incorrect to suggest such a comparison.This is a good film for all those people who would like to see Alain Delon both as an actor as well as a director in a same film.

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GO GORILLA GO (1976)-Finally a beautiful widescreen version of this Fabio testi crime film. The film focuses on Marco; an undercover police officer who is also working as a body guard for a shady underworld figure. He's also got a brother who is not exactly squeaky clean and has contacts with a few other 'Gorillas' who are in the same line as he is. It's not long before our hero gets involved in a kidnap plot along with his brother and his underworld boss and this plot is ran parallel with a load of others and the whole thing gets rather complicated. Directed by Tonino Valerii and co-starring Renzo Palmer and Claudia marsani.

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MAURIZIO MERLI AND 2 HOURS OF EUROCRIME TRAILERS! (2010)-Documentary with Merli is in italian with english subs. Ok a great feature about Merli with a lot of interviews and clips from his films and as a bonus, over 2 hours of EuroCrime trailers.

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COUNTERFEITER OF PARIS (1961)-In French with English subs, letterboxed print. Le Dabe" retired many years ago and now he lives in the Tropics where he owns stables and horses. He is a very rich man. He was the king of all money counterfeiters. He is contacted from Paris to organize a new job. He says no. But when he finds out the the currency that should be counterfeited is the Holland Forint, he accepts immediately. He retired after having counterfeited 100 Forint notes just before the Queen Wilhelmina retired them from circulation. He flies to Paris. But the gang is not to be trusted, at least not all of them...The film stars Jean Gabin and Martine Carroll, directed by Michael Audiard.

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SAN BABILA ORE 20 UN DELITTO INUTILE (1976)-In Italian with English subs, letterboxed print. Directed by Carlo Lizzani. Somewhere between a political crime thriller and a horror movie, this in an ultra-obscure and savage gem by Carlo Lizzani, the prolific director of Storie di Vita e Malavita, Banditi a Milano and Requiescant. Although virtually unknown, it’s among his very best films, with superb direction, cinematography and acting, and an unforgettable soundtrack by Ennio Morricone.  A group of neo-nazi youngsters, usual customers of a bar in the famous Milan public square, live through one day of madness passing between assaults, rapes and homicides.

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THE SUSPECTS (1974)-In French with English subs, letterboxed print. Candice Strasberg, a young American tourist, is found dead in the south of France. The possible culprits are many and the police investigates to discover what she's done during the five weeks she spent in France before to be murdered. Great French thriller starring Mimsy Farmer, Michel Bouguet, Michel Lonsdale, and Bruno Cremer.

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AND HOPE TO DIE (1972)-In French with English subs, letterboxed and UNCUT at 135 minutes for the first time! Robert Ryan, jean-Louis Trintignant, Aldo Ray and Lea Massari star in this Rene Clement crime film. In this decidedly offbeat and rather arty crime drama, a French fugitive heads for Canada and ends up joining a gang of desperate criminals who have been plotting to kidnap a crimelord's retarded daughter. Things go well until she accidentally dies. Despite the unfortunate turn of events, the crooks decide to keep on as if things were fine. The English language version was retitled to And Hope To Die and cut to 95 minutes.

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THE BABY SITTER (1975)-In French with english subs, uncut version! Maria Schneider fresh from Last Tango in Paris and Sydne Rome, (Polanski’s What!) star alongside Robert Vaughn who plays a washed up cowboy actor. Vic Morrow is a psychotic stunt man and there are also Italian and Austrian actors in this multinational co-production set in Rome. The plot concerns the kidnapping of a rich industrialist’s son. Schneider, the babysitter, gets kidnapped as well and the two of them battle to get help and ultimately survive.

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COP’S HONOR (1985)-In French with english subs, beautiful letterboxed print. Alain Delon, Jacques Perrin, and Fiona Gelin. This is for me the best movie Alain Delon ever did, look at his physical condition at the age of fifty, there's a lot of Action in it with great stunts performed by Delon himself! It also is a violent movie , but you'll only see that in this uncut french version. The story is a kind of revenge for my daughter story written by Alain Delon himself who also produced the movie and sang the song over the credits!  

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DEAD IS DEAD (1972)-In French with English subs, letterboxed print. Jean-Claude Brialy, Stephane Audran, Catherine Spaak, and Robert Hossein (who also directed). "In this French suspense drama, Paul (Jean-Claude Brialy) is a decent man in an ugly situation. His wife (Stephane Audran), who was crippled in their second year of marriage, has become a bitter and unpleasant virago. Though he keeps company with a lovely mistress (Catherine Spaak), the wife is still a considerable burden. When she dies in an automobile accident, he is relieved. That relief is short-lived, however, because his sister-in-law (Stephane Audran, again) comes to live with him immediately. For reasons of her own, she re-creates his wife's shrewish persona and even uses her wheelchair. At the same time, someone tries to blackmail him by suggesting that he killed his wife...

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THE LONER (1987)-in French with English subs, letterboxed print. Directed by Jacques Deray and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo. Belmondo is looking for his friends' killer and chases cars, beats up and kills people in the process. All in all it seems like a tough and nasty version of a 60s Eddie Constantine film. It is interesting though that if you watch the film closely you'll notice that props and cast also feature in some other 80s Belmondo movies.

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LE MATAF (1973)-In French with English subs, letterboxed print. When intruders interfere in the robbery of Le Mataf (Michel Constantin) and his gang and a girl is murdered, they are set up for blackmail by an underworld figure who wants them to do a job for him...Fantastic Eurocrime film by Serge Leroy. Michel Constatine, Adolfo Celi, and Anne Cordy star. Great score by Stelvio Cipriani.

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MAFIA WARFARE (1972)-In French with English subs, letterboxed print. Awesome crime film with jean-Paul belmondo, Claudia Cardinale and Michel Constatine. Excellent French crime movie from writer/director Jose Giovanni. Episodic portrait of a criminal, from 1934 until after the war. Roberto Borgo is tough, cool, sardonic, loyal, and deadly. He comes to Marseilles to help his friend Xavier Saratov get out of jail, first killing a local brothel and casino boss to take over the businesses, and, with the help of Xavier's sister...

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THIEF OF CRIMES (1969)-In French with English subs, letterboxed print. WOW! Jean-Louis Trintignant, Robert Hossein and Florinda Bolkan star, directed by Nadine Trintignant. An unhappily married man with two children watches a beautiful woman kill herself when she ties herself inside a car and drives off a cliff. Jean (Jean-Louis Trintignant) tries to save the woman but is too late. After hanging out with his bohemian friends, he writes a letter to the local newspaper saying that he killed the woman. Jean is galvanized by the sensationalism of the headlines and becomes intoxicated with thoughts of murder...

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CRIME AT THE PORT OF ROME (1980)-In Italian with English subs, letterboxed print. Police Inspector Nico Giraldi is on vacation with his pregnant wife. His holiday is suddenly interrupted when Nico is urgently called to Milan where a well-known Roman crook, Venticello, has been arrested and accused of murder. In spite of the fact that Nico and Venticello are antagonists, they respect each other. Nico is convinced Venticello would never have committed murder, and sets out to prove it. Nico Giraldi unearths several clues, but each time he follows them up another person is mysteriously murdered.

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DEATH OF A KILLER (1964)-In French with English subs, letterboxed black and white noirish print directed by Robert Hossein. When Massa (Robert Hossein) is released from prison, he's sure that Luciano (Simon Andreu), an old friend, is responsible for his incarceration. Massa proceeds to keep watch on Luciano, who has been living with Massa's beloved sister Maria (Marie-France Pisier). Feeling doubly betrayed because of his unhealthy adoration for Maria, Massa is determined to get back at Luciano.

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PIG WITH A P.38 (1977)-In Italian with English subs, letterboxed print. Marc Porel, Laura betti, and Raymond Pellegrin star, directed by Gianfranco Pagani. Cops are even more sadistic than the criminals in this sleazy violent police thriller.

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THE WARNING (1980)-Beautiful letterboxed print! The Warning is a very serious film dealing with police corruption from Marxist filmmaker Damiano Damiani, who also co-wrote the screenplay. Best known for his contribution to the spaghetti western genre, Damiani has always had an interest in the corrupting tendencies of power, and this film is no exception. Guiliano Gemma and Giancarlo Zanetti play Baressi and Prizzi, a pair of honest cops looking to solve the murder of a fellow officer who may have had his hand in the till. The crooks repeatedly try to grease Baressi's palm in an effort to get him off their trail, with no success. Martin Balsam is also on hand but doesn't have a lot to do other than look grim faced, beautiful Laura Trotter is impressive as the widow of the dead policeman, and Alota Vagina herself, Fabiana Udenio, appears as a small time hoodlum.

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IL CAMMORISTA ((1986)-In Italian with English subs, letterboxed print, uncut 164 minute version. Giuseppe Tornatore's debut (Cinema Paradiso was still two years away), a sprawling biopic on the life and times of Il Professor Raffaele Cutolo, a resourceful and cruel capo of the Neapolitan mafia (the Camorra). Ben Gazzarra (The Killing of a Chinese Bookie) plays the title role.

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DEATH RAGE (1976)-Uncut version, letterboxed, a few scenes in Italian only. I found Death Rage to be a fun little Euro-crime movie that's much better than it's reputation would suggest (or at least better than many of the reviews I've read). Yul Brynner plays Peter Marciani, an aging hit-man hired to go to Italy to kill a mob boss. At first he refuses until he learns that his intended target is responsible for his brother's death. Along the way, he meets and befriends a young, overly helpful, wannabe mobster and a beautiful showgirl. Can these three pull off the job? Quite simply, Yul Brynner is the man! He brings a certain authenticity and coolness to Marciani and makes most of the film a blast. I bought into his hit-man persona completely. When confronted by two hoods wanting to take him to see their boss, Marciani calmly says "If I were you, I'd shoot." One of the hoods tells Marciani that he's worth more alive. Marciani's response – "If I were you I'd still shoot". How classic is that! Death Rage also features a number of exciting car chases and gun battles in the narrow street of Naples. Barbara Bouchet contributes plenty of nudity!

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HO (1968)-In French with English subs, letterboxed print. Jean-Paul Belmondo stars as an ex-racing driver who has subsequently become a getaway driver, and acquires a taste for the fame criminal life can bring. Between robberies he romances fashion model Joanna Shimkus, starring in the third of her three films with director Robert Enrico. From the book by Jose Giovanni.

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THE TRUE AND THE FALSE (1972)-Letterboxed print. Luisa Latin, betrayed by her husband, is imprisoned for the murder of her husband's mistress - who is still alive. When Luisa is released from prison, she kills her. Lawyer Manin (Terence Hill) fights for her in court. After all, a person can't be condemned for the same crime twice...Martin Balsalm co-stars and directed by Epriando Visconti.

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POLICE PYTHON 357 (1976)-In French with English subs, letterboxed print. A cop accidentally involved in the murder of his chief's mistress, decides to start his own investigation and discovers soon that the real murderer is his own boss. However, all the evidences and clues of the case are against him. Yves Montand, Stefania sandrelli, and Simone Signoret star and Alain Corneau directs.

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KIDNAP (1974)- Stars: Henry Silva, Rada Rassimov and Philippe Leroy, directed by Giovanni Fago. This crime drama follows Italian police commissioner Caprile (Henry Silva) as he races to rescue the 6-year-old daughter of an important businessman. Also hoping to save her is Frank Salvatore (Gabriele Ferzetti), the old-school Mafia don accused of the crime. Caprile leans on a low-level thug (Philippe Leroy) for information and is led to Salvatore, who considers children to be off-limits as targets and hopes to restore his reputation.

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COP OR HOOD (1980)-In French with English subs. When the local police inspector was found dead in a prostitute's house, police division commissioner Stan Borowitz (Jean-Paul Belmondo) is sent to investigate the situation. Posing as the prostitute's long-lost brother "Antonio Cerruti," he discovers a mare's nest of police corruption. In fact, in this comedy thriller the whole town is corrupt. If they were closely examined, Stan's methods for pursuing this investigation might embarrass the police. For instance, he drives into a criminal's house in a fancy, expensive race car. In another incident, he callously blows up a casino owned by Musard (Georges Geret), one of the town's crime bosses. On that occasion, he first forces Musard to remove his clothes, and the poor criminal watches his casino explode from across the square while standing naked in a phone booth. Meanwhile, Stan seduces the lovely Edmonde (Marie Laforet). This box-office smash was the first of four wildly successful collaborations between Belmondo and director Georges Lautner.

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125 RUE DU MONTMARTRE (1959)-In French with English subs, letterboxed print. Lino Ventura gives one of his legendary tour de force performances in this intricate mystery-thriller, a compelling film which appears to have been influenced by both American film noir and the work of Alfred Hitchcock.  This is one of the better films to be directed by Gilles Grangier, who is perhaps best known for his light-hearted comedies – such as Le Gentleman d’Epsom (1962) and La Cuisine au beurre (1963) - although his crime dramas probably have greater merit.  

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THE BODY OF MY ENEMY (1976)-In French with English subs, letterboxed print. Jean-Paul belmondo, Betrand Blier and Marie France Pisier star. Francois always despised the textile barons who ruled his local town. But he fell in love with the family heiress Gilberte. Ten years ago, he would have married her. Now only hatred holds them together. Francois is accused of murder. A hooker and a football star lie slaughtered. He thinks he has been framed by the mob...

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MEAN FRANK AND CRAZY TONY (1974)-Full uncut widescreen version (some scenes eng subbed)-Awesome crime film with Lee Van Cleef, Tony lo Bianco and Edwige Fenech (incredibly sexy and some awesome nude scenes here!). There's trouble in Frankie Diomede's criminal empire in Genoa. A French gangster has moved into Frankie's territory, so Frankie flies home to take care of business. He promptly has himself arrested so that he'll have the perfect alibi when his top local associate dies, but then Frankie's life gets complicated: his enemies have enough juice to keep him in prison for awhile, his associates and allies are killed one at a time, and attempts on his life start. Help comes from an unlikely source: Tony Breda, a wannabe wiseguy who's a Milanese raised in Hoboken. Tony designs a plan to spring Frankie from jail, and then all roads lead to Marseilles. Is Tony a future Mafia don?

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SPEAKING OF MURDER (1957)-In French with eng subs.Jean Gabin and Lino Ventura star. Louis Bertain, a respectable garage owner by day, is the head of a band of notorious crooks by night.  When a hold-up goes badly wrong, Bertain’s younger brother Pierre is suspected of having sold them out to the police. He was, after all, recently picked up by the police and then released after questioning. When he is finally caught by Commissaire Pluvier, Louis discovers that he has been betrayed not by Pierre but by another member of his gang…

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BLOOD AND DIAMONDS (1974)-BEAUTIFUL LETTERBOXED PRINT. One of my all time favorite Euro Crime films! Guido Mauri (Claudio Cassinelli of MILANO VIOLENTA) is a professional robber who gets busted when a job goes wrong. A few years later he gets released and discovers it was a setup. Soon afterwards his wife (Olga Carlatos of ZOMBIE) is gunned down. His old boss (Martin Balsam) seems to be the guilty one and Guido sets out on a mission of revenge! Also involved in the case is a beautiful club disco dancer (Barbara Bouchet).

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DEATH ON MONTMARTRE (1957)-IN FRENCH WITH ENG SUBS. An art dealer in dire straits (Paul Frankeur, in a rare lead part), after being ripped off by two crooks, one of whom owns a genuine painting by Gauguin while the other is an expert copyist, finds them again and, instead of killing them as he originally intended, joins in their game – with ultimately disastrous results. A very fine noir with no big names (the exception being Annie Girardot, but she was still very young – and pretty – and not a big name then) but a clever script, and efficient direction by Gilles Grangier. All the actors are perfect for their parts, with Frankeur as the guilt-ridden art dealer, still likeable in spite of his crimes, Gianni Esposito as the reluctant, drunken copist and a suitably obnoxious Michel Auclair as the main crook. Look for a young Marcel Bozzuffi in a very small part.

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FRENCH DETECTIVE (1975)-IN FRENCH WITH ENG SUBS, LETTERBOXED PRINT. Awesome French thriller starring Lino ventura, Patrick dewaere, and Francoise Brion. In the French city of Rouen an election is overshadowed by a fight between the supporters of two of the candidates. In the fracas, a man is beaten to death and the killer then shoots a passing police officer.  The latter has time to warn his colleagues that the killer is Portor, a well-known thug whose brother is campaigning on behalf of law-and-order candidate Lardatte.  Commissaire Verjeat’s pursuit of Portor is hampered by Lardatte, for whom he has a personal dislike and misses no opportunity to humiliate. As a result, he finds himself with very little time to capture Portor, since he faces a promotion and a posting outside Rouen, which will take him off the case. Verjeat is certain that this is courtesy of Lardatte and his police contacts.  As if this was not bad enough, his sidekick, the eccentric Inspector Lefevre, implicates them both in a case of police corruption... With its exciting action sequences, compelling plot and stellar cast, headed by two veritable icons of French cinema, it is not hard to see why Adieu, poulet remains one of the most highly regarded polars of the 1970s.  Heavily influenced by American crime-thrillers of the time - notably the Dirty Harry films - the French polar had by this stage acquired much greater realism than in previous decades, which meant far more graphic violence and more overt references to contemporary concerns over police corruption and political interference in the legal system.  The film’s depiction of a incorruptible maverick cop fighting against his superiors, who are all implicated in seedy political intrigue, closely resembles that seen in the second Dirty Harry film, Magnum Force (1973), with the superlative Lino Ventura proving beyond any doubt that he is France’s answer to Clint Eastwood.

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BLOOD BROTHERS (1974)-In Italian with English subs, letterboxed print. Franco nero, Claudia Cardinale and Fabio testi star in this tale about the origins of the Mafia. In this period piece set in Italy, Nicola Bellizzi dreams of becoming a lawyer. However, when he seeks the reason that people are reluctant to help him in his goals, he discovers that some of his blood relations are high-ranking members of the Mafia. He tries to break away from his family obligations, but falls into a life of crime and violence

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DARKER THAN AMBER (1970)- Professional beach bum and 'knight errant' Travis McGee goes up against psychotic body-builder Terry Bartell. McGee pulls out all the stops when he joins a Carribean cruise to bring the killer to justice. Rod Taylor, Suzy Kendall, William Smith and Jane Russell star. The knockdown drag-out fight between Taylor and Smith is amazing.

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MURDER AT 45 RPMs (1960)-In French with English subs, letterboxed print. This print is 12 minutes longer than English dub version!  As a fan of murder mysteries, I must give this thumbs up. You are provided with a small group of suspicious characters, an interesting mystery that goes way beyond "who killed whom", and the usual French technical virtuosity and spiritual malaise. Serious mystery fans will probably place this on the same shelf with PLEASE MURDER ME and THE NIGHT WALKER, and it's as clever as either of those gems. I also like the fact that the writers of the film have constructed it in such a way that you really don't know if the victim is even dead until the film's final scene...which is AFTER the "resolution" of the crime! There are nice ironic twists throughout, but in unexpected ways. Overall, a nice little genre film that the serious murder mystery fan is sure to enjoy. Director: Etienne Périer, Danielle Darrieux ... Eve Faugeres, Michel Auclair ... Jean Le Prat, Jean Servais ... Maurice Faugères, Raymond Gérôme ... Le commissaire, Mathilde Casadesus ... Elsa

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A MAN NAMED ROCCA (1962)-In French with eng subs, letterboxed print. Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Christine Kaufmann, Pierre Vaneck, Béatrice Altariba, Henri Virlojeux. Roberto La Rocca (Jean-Paul Belmondo) is an ex-gangster whose friend Xavier (Pierre Vaneck) has been unjustly thrown in prison. Indeed, local gang leader Villanova is the one who framed Xavier. La Rocca confronts the mobster and kills him. Later, while helping his mistress (Beatrice Altariba) to fight off an American gang of racketeers, Roberto is caught by the police and is put in the same prison with Xavier. Then the two volunteer to clear land mines left from the last war, hoping to receive a pardon and to buy a quiet farm. The same novel by José Giovanni was later filmed by the author himself as MAFIA WARFARE, again starring Belmondo. 

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BLOOD FEUD (1988)-In Italian with english subs. Rare Gordon Mitchell and tano Cimarosa Mafia film! One of the components of a mafia gang is killed by a young man whose sister was raped by them. Don Salvatore, head of the gang, he considers it a personal insult, an affront to her honor that can not tolerate without losing face in front of his men and the village of Aspromonte that dominates with terror.

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CALLING SHERIDAN 22-22 (1960)-In Italian with English subs. Director: Giorgio Bianchi, Cast: Ubaldo Lay, Umberto Orsini, Tilde Damiani, Carlo Alighiero. Very Obscure Italian thriller filmed in atmospheric Black and White. Cathrine has been sentenced to the gas chamber but Police Lieutenant Sheridan does not believe she is guilty of the murder she has been accused of. He has twenty-four hours to prove her innocence.

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GAME OF CRIME (1964)-In Italian with English subs, letterboxed print. Another one of the rare, early black and white gialli made before the genre had really established itself. A Game of Crime was released not long after the superlative Death on the Fourposter (1964) and even re-uses John Drew Barrymore and Luisa Rivelli, two of the stars from the previous film. But the similarities end there as A Game of Crime turns out to be a rather different sort of thriller altogether. Unlike other early black and white gialli such as Libido (1965) and the aforementioned Death on the Fourposter, A Game of Crime is more traditional and straightforward in its approach – playing out like a thriller in the Hitchcock vein – but there’s enough atmosphere and good twists to make this an enjoyable experience. Certain parts play out like a psychological thriller, with Anna growing increasingly nervous and frightened by having to live in the house where her husband died – a fright that is strengthened by the presence of the monster-brother. As such, the film anticipates the early gialli of Umberto Lenzi in some ways, but there are also touches that seem inspired by contemporary Italian horror films. For example, the large, old Lugani mansion makes a nice, gothic backdrop to the wicked shenanigans while the old, ramshackled wine cellar full of rats comes into play during the memorable climax.

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NAPOLI : 5 FROM THE SPECIAL SQUAD (1978)-In Italian with English subs. In Naples, gangsters have seized the American ambassador. The authorities respond by assembling a special squad; to command it is Borri, a former commissioner who has a personal vendetta against the racket.Director: Mario Bianchi (also screenplay & story), Starring Richard Harrison, Enrico Maisto, Lina Polito, Franco Marino, Tommaso Palladino, Gianni Diana & Edmondo Mascia.

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SPECIAL SQUAD SHOOTS ON SIGHT (1976)-In Italian with English subs, letterboxed print. La Polizia ordina: sparate a vista AKA Special Squad Shoots on Sight is pretty rare and totally wild Italian/Turkish co-production. It stars Irfan Atasoy under his alias Tony Tiger (yes, that's right), a reporter/cop/hypnotist (woohoo!) blackmailed into working for criminals who are out to steal a precious artifact. The boss he's working for is played by Gordon Mitchell. The babe is Beba Loncar.

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THE GANG (1977)-In French with English subs, letterboxed print. Jacques Deray directs Alain Delon and Laura Betti. In 1945, as World War Two comes to a close, five small time crooks unite to form a gang. After several bold robberies they become notorious as "the front-wheel drive gang". The police attempt to stop their crime spree with little success, but how long will their luck last ?

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THE NIGHT AFFAIR (1958)-In French with English subs, letterboxed print. Director Gilles Grangier adapted the screenplay of Les Desordre et la Nuit from his own novel. Jean Gabin stars as Vallois, a vice inspector for the Paris police. Vallois takes special interest in the plight of drug-addicted Lucky (Najda Tiller), whom he considers to be more victim than criminal. Taking it upon himself to wean Lucky away from narcotics, Vallois also wins her love -- and, incidentally, smashes the dope ring responsible for her addiction...

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 LE PACHA (1974)-Letterboxed print, available eng dub or eng subbed. Six months before his retirement from the criminal police, inspector Joss finds his colleague Gouvion dead, in a poorly faked suicide attempt. Joss loses his temper, and investigates on his own, which leads him through the bas-fond of Paris...fast-paced, action-packed, cynical, violent, funny, a pretty damn exciting flick which can be seen as a forerunner of the hard-boiled European crime films of the 1970's...One of my favorie films by Georges Lautner, it stars jean gabin at his finest don't fuck with me attitude!

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MAIGRET SEES RED (1963)-IN FRENCH WITH ENG SUBS, LETTERBOXED PRINT. Maigret (Jean Gabin) is the detective who investigates a murder conspiracy. Gangsters from the United States try to kill a key government witness whose testimony could help land an influential mobster in jail. Maigret deals with the FBI and a series of shady underworld figures to save the life of the imperiled witness. The main character is a popular French detective taken from a novel by Georges Simenon. Francoise Fabian co-stars.

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BLACK TURIN (1974)-LETTERBOXED PRINT. Mino and Lello, two sons of a worker wrongly accused of murder, try to find out evidence of his innocence and begin to investigate mafia business in Torino. Marcel Bozzuffi, Bud Spencer and Francoise Fabian star.

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CRIME ON THE HIGHWAY (1982)-IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBS, LETTERBOXED PRINT. Tomas Milian and director Bruno Corbucci team up again for another installment of the Nico Giraldi series of films. Milian goes undercover to try and bust up a crime ring who are plaguing travelers along a major highway outside of Rome.

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KILLERS GOLD (1978)- Sergio Garrone (SS EXPERIMENT CAMP) directs this low-budget tale of a safecracker (Robert Widmark) who double-crosses a local gangster (Víctor Israel) after stealing some jewels for him. A really sleazy outing, with Daniela Giordano getting repeatedly fondled by Victor Israel - a disturbing sight - and former stuntman Widmark having the crap energetically kicked out of him every five minutes. 

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MAIGRET AND THE ST FIACRE AFFAIR (1959)-In French with english subs, letterboxed print.Jean Gabin returns for the final time as the titular Inspector. Inspector Maigret is traveling to the French countryside to visit his friend, the duchess of Saint-Fiacre. She has received a letter recently stating that she will die soon. A few days later she does so by an heart attack, but Maigret does not believe in this..

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A Black Veil for Lisa (1968)-When a narcotics detective finds out that his beautiful wife--who is an ex-criminal--is cheating on him, he hires a professional hitman to bump her off. However, things don't go quite according to plan. So few Euro directors have done more to exile themselves from the arthouse pantheon than Massimo Dallamano. His work is slick, trashy and stylish in the manner of a fashion supplement in one of the cheaper Sunday newspapers. Yet at least three of his films are compelling studies in morbid sexuality and erotic obsession. A Black Veil for Lisa is nowhere near as famous as Venus in Furs or Dorian Gray, but it's still an intriguing brew. Imagine a giallo version of Proust's La Prisonniere with sex, drugs and serial killings thrown into the mix. Like the other two films, it has a protagonist whose physical beauty and sexual magnetism leave her immune to the qualms of everyday good behaviour. Lisa is played by Luciana Paluzzi - a voluptuous, flame-haired tigress who's best remembered as the bad girl in Thunderball. Like almost every Bond girl since Ursula Andress, she somehow failed to become a great star. Bitterly unjust, as Paluzzi in this film is a femme fatale to rival Rita Hayworth in Gilda. We can well understand the anxieties of her drab and dreary husband (John Mills) who obsessively polices her every move. The mystery, of course, is why Lisa married this old dolt in the first place. Suspecting his wife of sleeping around, Mills commits a grave breach of professional ethics (he's a police inspector, no less) and blackmails a hunky hitman (Robert Hoffmann) to kill her. Naturally, Lisa and said hitman fall in love...and there are plenty more twists where that came from. A Black Veil for Lisa could never be mistaken for Art. Still, it's a potent reminder that Trash is often more fun!

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The Falling Man (1968)-Beautiful widescreen print! This is one of the lesser-known films by Emilio P. Miraglia and deserves to be seen. Henry Silva is a police inspector. A gang of robbers killed his son and he is accused of having killed a police informer and is kicked out of the Department. He will have to do all by himself to discover the truth. Despite a rather mundane plot this film is valid, there are some nice intriguing and violent scenes and anticipates the italian wave of the bad cops of the 70s. Stars Henry Silva, Beba Loncar, Keenan Wynn, Carlo Palmucci, Pier Paolo Capponi, Luciano Rossi, Larry Dolgin, Charlene Polite, Bob Molden.

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THE BLUE EYED BANDIT (1980)-Letterboxed print. Director: Alfredo Giannetti, Cast: Franco Nero, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, and  Dalila Di Lazzaro. This also has an awesome Jazz score by Ennio Morricone! Excellent crime thriller starring Franco Nero as a middle-aged, brown-eyed cripple who works as an accountant for a bank. Little do his employers realize it's a disguise that he has perfected so that he can rob them blind and in the process flashing his natural blue eyes to throw them off the track. Unfortunately for him his plan isn't quite perfect and suddenly several people start to catch on. Very well executed plot twists with Nero turning in a top-notch performance.

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DATE FOR A MURDER (1967)-Letterboxed print. Two American friends coincidentally meet each other in the Italian countryside and agree to get back together again a couple of days later in Rome, after they both settled some private affairs. When one of them doesn't show up, the other one gets concerned and fears that something suspicious happened. He investigates the case himself and it doesn't take long before he's entangled in a network of industrial espionage, blackmail and even cold-blooded murder. The story, especially towards the finale, is rather predictable and the obligatory love-story is completely pointless. The heroic duo (the American and a local police commissioner) are likable characters and all the villains look effectively menacing, most notably the creepy guy in motorized wheelchair! Made around the same time as DEATH LAID AN EGG, both films seem influenced by each other's crazy directorial style.  Directed by Mino Guerrini and starring Giorgio Ardisson and Haline Zalewska.

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DEADLY CHASE (1978)-Letterboxed print. Directed by Franco Prosperi. Luc Merenda stars as a womanizing, gambling addicted cop who gets mixed up in a murder-mystery. doesn't quite live up to it's title, but there is enough chase scenes and panty-hose-headed goons to keep things lively. also with Luciana Paluzzi, Janet Agren and Chris Avram and a swank disco score.

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GAME OF TRUTH (1961)-In French with english subs, letterboxed print.Directed by and Starring Robert Hossein, this B&W Noir thriller is a great watch! Another Robert Hossein little gem that should be restored to favor. It might be ,relatively speaking, his discreet charm of the bourgeoisie. A dozen of elegant people are gathered in a writer's desirable mansion .In the grand tradition of Agatha Christie, they all have got something to hide. They begin a cruel game of truth ,a game where you're not supposed to tell lies. As the questions become more and more intimate and precise, the tempers rise ,while outside the storm is raging. Enter a hateful person (played by Paul Meurisse ,the nasty headmaster in "les diaboliques") who seems to know a lot about them. He's murdered. Whodunit? Hossein creates a stifling atmosphere and although the characters do not move outside of the apartment, he avoids stage filmed production traps. Good cast including Jean-Louis Trintignant ,Jean Servais and Robert Hossein himself. Cast and credits come at the end only ,like in many films of today

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CLOUZOT AND CO. VS BORSALINO AND CO. (1977)-In Italian with english subs, letterboxed print. Ultrarare Film really curious, in the wake of Antonio and Placido mixes noir and comic Nello Pazzafini  has an unusual  role(in a good part!) and Roberto Dell'Acqua play two mechanics that after having screwed Inspector Clouzot  will try to sabotage the plans of Borsalino to earn a rich reward ...Richard harrison and Stelio Candelli play the titular characters.  It's notable for its rarity and for being one of the few films with Pazzafini in the role of principal actor.

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THE CRIME (1993)-In French with english subs, letterboxed print. Director: Jacques Deray, Cast: Alain Delon, Manuel Blanc, Sophie Broustal, Maxime Leroux. Jacques Deray’s Un Crime, which was co-written by Alain Delon opens in the midst of a trial. For three days the jury has been deliberating on whether Frédéric Chapelin-Tourvel (Manuel Blac), a young bourgeoisie is guilty or innocent of a double parricide. Tourvel’s lawyer is Maître Charles Dunand (Delon), who believes his client is innocent.  When the jury acquits Tourvel of the double crime, the press and public in the court are outraged and Tourvel indicates to Dunand, that perhaps he wasn’t so innocent after all. Tourvel later in the day decides to see Dunand, instead of leaving France with his girlfriend, to better explain his motives. What follows is a series of flashbacks which may explain Tourvel’s actions, as Dunand tries to understand his young client. This is an interesting, well paced drama and the set-up of the lawyer and the unreliable young client draws parallels to Primal Fear (1996).

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JEFF (1969)-Extremely rare Alain Delon gangster film co-starring Mirielle D'arc.  Many people at the time thought that Delon played "Jeff" (the posters were deceptive);he actually plays Laurent ,a young gangster who, after a holdup, is searching for his boss who has left the gang and of course has taken all the dough. The runaway's lover, Eva accompanies him. This is a moderately entertaining detective film.It was not the first time Delon had worked with Jean Herman. The previous year, they had made a thriller "Adieu L'Ami" also starring Charles Bronson. Here, Delon played opposite Mireille Darc who was his girlfriend at the time .But the best is once again, François de Roubaix's tuneful delicate score.

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PIZZA CONNECTION (1985)-In Italian with english subs, letterboxed print. This is the uncut 3 hour version!! Another slice of quality Eurocrime from director Damiano Damiani, Michele Placido and Mark Chase are two brothers with some rather tough decisions to make. Mario (Placido) is a Mafia hitman trying to scale the ranks while his brother, Michele (Chase) , is an honest citizen trying his hardest to do what's right. As is par for the course with any Damiani flick, the characters have depth and there's a strong element of realism in his directing.

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ROME LIKE CHICAGO (1968)-Finally a nice LETTERBOXED version! After professional stickup man Mario Corda (John Cassavetes) gets sent to the slammer, his young, ambitious partner -- who covets both Corda's life and his wife -- cuts loose, leaving a trail of dead bodies in his wake. Gabriele Ferzetti, Anita Sanders and Nikos Kourkoulos also star in this brisk Italian crime thriller from director Alberto De Martino. Awesome score by Ennio Morricone.

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POLICEMAN OF LITTLE IMPORTANCE (1973)-IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBS, LETTERBOXED PRINT.Starring Robert Hossein and Marc Porel (who also wrote the screenplay), Camille, Dov and Joëlle live on the edge of society and are involved in petty theft helping them to buy their drug doses and to survive as best they can. One day, while attempting to rob a movie theater, they activate the alarm signal and it is Pierre, Camille's brother, who is doing a heist in the same building, who is arrested red-handed. The three young people decide to kidnap a police officer and exchange him for Pierre.

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HUNTED CITY (1980)-Letterboxed print. This film seems to be some kind of sequel to "Comissario Di Ferro". There are much parallels to it. Commissario Paolo Ferro (Maurizio Merli) stars as a (typical) tough cop again. This time he returns to the city of Milan to go after a murder corporation. Acampora (Mario Merola) is believed to be the prime suspect although he later proves to be one of the mafia's targets. As if all that wasn't enough, Paolo has to face his own nephew who seems to be involved in all sorts of dirty business. This is even better than CONVOY BUSTERS, thanks to the unexpected plot twists, robberies, shootouts, car chases and explosions! HUNTED CITY benefits from excellent direction and cinematography and a funky Stelvio Cipriani score. A Stelvio Massi's violent crime masterpiece.

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IN THE NAME OF THE ITALIAN PEOPLE (1971)-In Italian with english subs, letterboxed print. Director: Dino Risi, Cast:Ugo Tognazzi ...  Mariano Bonifazi, Vittorio Gassman ...  Lorenzo Santenocito , Ely Galleani ...  Silvana Lazzorini , Yvonne Furneaux ...  Lavinia Santenocito. An obscure Italian magistrate suspects that a well-known industrialist commited murder, and decides to investigate him, and bring him to court, whatever it takes. But - will the magistrate have it in him to go against impossible odds, in the name of the Italian people he represents? A neat thriller in the vein of INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION.

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YOUNG, VIOLENT AND DANGEROUS (1976)-Letterboxed print. This is an interesting movie. It is a tendency of Italian exploitation movies in general to eschew logical plotting and character development to focus on elaborate cinematic "set pieces". While this usually works with gialli (and some would say cannibal and zombie films)it is often problem in the Italian crime films where the set pieces usually involve shoot-outs and overlong car chases, two areas where the Italians had NO chance of outdoing bigger-budget Hollywood films (although they often did their damnedest). This film is interesting therefore because it DOES have a lot of character development especially among the villains, three privileged youths that become desperate criminals after their clean-cut but increasingly psychotic leader, "Blondie", starts a gun battle during a botched gas station robbery. One of the other youths is a more obviously deranged thrill seeker, while the third youth, the "wheel-man" is decidedly non-violent but loyal to a fault to his two friends. Rounding out the cast is the girlfriend of the wheel-man (Eleanora Giorgi) who ironically sets the whole thing in motion by reporting the robbery plans to the police (and mistakenly telling them that the trio only have toy guns). The head cop meanwhile is played by Tomas Milan, usually the psychotic heavy in these type of films. Milan lends an iconic presence and is an interesting character in that he is not unsympathetic but is also not the usual borderline-fascist "rebel with a badge" often seen in these movies. Mostly he just proves tragically incompetent at stopping the rampaging youths. The plot is mostly pretty believable except for a scene where they hook up with another group of youths and shoot-up and rob a grocery store, even killing their own accomplices for no good reason. There's some pretty gratuitous nudity including a pretty sorry excuse to get Giorgi topless (but who's gonna complain about that too much?). The ending is typically cynical, but that's one thing I admire about these films over the violence-glorifying Hollywood versions. See this if you like Italian crime thrillers--or even if you don't.

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BOYS FROM A VIOLENT ROME (1976)-In Italian with english subs, letterboxed print. This extremely obscure Italian production tells the story of a modern day neo-Nazi youth gang that meets in a place decorated with swasticas and a poster of the "Führer". The members of this gang are all bored teenagers from rich families. One of the gang prefers playing pin pall to getting a girlfriend, because playing pin ball literally gets him off. The leader of the gang indulges in violent sexual fantasies, which ultimately leads to rape and murder. This inspires a teen gang from the streets, whose members are poor kids from the ghetto. The film precedes some of Larry Clark's issues in his films "Kids" and "Bully" for about two decades. Inspired by the Circeo onslaught, happened in the summer of  1975, where two girls were kidnapped and one of them was killed after many days of sex, violence and torture.The actress Cristina Businari sued the director because, according to her, he concentrated his attention on her pubic area!!

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THE BURNING BARN (1973)-In french with english subs, letterboxed print. Cast:Alain Delon - Le juge Pierre Larcher , Simone Signoret - Rose, Miou-Miou - Monique. In an isolated, snow-covered region of France, Rose lives with her family on a remote farm. When the body of a young woman is found nearby, suspicion falls on Rose’s two sons, Paul and Louis, who were away from home at the time of the murder. Pierre Larcher investigates the murder, but as he does so he uncovers some secrets about Rose’s family which were best left untouched…

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DEATH HUNT (1977)-Letterboxed print. Tano Cimarosa plays grieving father of his baby daughter who was ran over by a car full of violent criminals.So he decides to avenge death of his child by  killing them one by one .Al Cliver plays violent Maurizio Merli-like inspector who tries to get rid of the thugs from Messina. Pretty good and sleazy vigilante thriller with several nasty scenes of violence and rape/rape attempt plus a healthy dose of full-frontal nudity. The film looks extremely cheap and is so trashy and exploitative that it truly has to be seen to be believed. I must say that I enjoyed this one more than Cimarosa's giallo "Reflections In Black". Good to see Paola Quattrini as the rich kidnap victim. So if you are in the mood for Italian "Death Wish" give this exploitation classic a look. Favorite kill scene: Tano stabs to death gang's leader during the shower.

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CAMORRA (1985)-In English with Greek subs. Italo-Crime film by Lina wertmueller starring Angela Molina, Harvey Keitel, and Paolo Bona celli. The vicious drug-related killings of young pre-teen boys are the fuel that moves this mystery-actioner into high gear. After Annunziata (Angela Molina) opens up a hostel with her friend Antonio (Daniel Ezralow) she is saved from being raped by a Camorra (organized crime) boss when the gangster is suddenly killed. The killer escapes before Annunziata is able to see who it was. Following this murder are several others and always with the same "signature" -- a needle through one of the testicles of the victims. Everyone suspects a drug war is on because the slain men are cocaine-heroin pushers. In a subplot, Annunziata's young son is forced to run drugs (underage children cannot be prosecuted), making him the next candidate for murder. As the drug dealers continue to be killed off, the identity of the killer -- or killers -- slowly becomes obvious.

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SOUNDS OF THE SHOTGUN (1968)-In Italian with english subs, letterboxed print. Director: Luigi Petrini, Actors: Lang Jeffries, Annabella Incontrera,and  Femi Benussi. Lang Jeffries is a tough Mafia thug who uses a shotgun to settle his differences. Incontrera and Benussi are his women in this early Eurocrime obscurity!

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 SEAGULLS FLY LOW (1978)-Letterboxed print. Downbeat suspense thriller starring the one and only Maurizio Merli as an ex-Vietnam vet who is forced to become a hitman and gets caught in the middle of a conspiracy. The violence that one can expect from a Merli movie is missing although he gets the chance to unfold his unique acting talent. This obscurity is a must-see for fans of Maurizio. Excellent funky score by Roberto Pregadio. Nathalie Delon, Dagmar Lassander and Mel Ferrer co-star.

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SMILING MANIACS (1975)-Letterboxed print. 3 minutes longer than the US release. Franco Nero, Fernando Rey, Gabriele Ferzetti, and Martin Balsalm co-star. During an inquest, an ambitious judge finds out that a lot of high-rank politicians are corrupt to the core. Very much in the vein of HOW TO KILL A JUDGE and ILLUSTRIOUS CORPSES. Nero soon learns he can trust no one! 

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