Browsing the archives for the EuroCrime tag

The Amsterdam Kill (1977)

The Amsterdam Kill promises ‘the meanest Mitchum movie yet.’ That may be so, but he’s only mean because he’s so damn incompetent.

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Giorgio Ardisson: The Italian James Bond

Fans of Eurospy films may want to check out Matt Blake’s new book Giorgio Ardisson: The Italian James Bond. Matt was one of the co-authors of the Eurospy Guide and really knows his stuff. Here he presents an overview of one of the most popular Eurospy stars, Giorgio Ardisson. As a refresher, here are my […]

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Le Doulos

Like any film fanatic I have a huge mountain of films that I need to watch. I have a stack of Spaghetti Westerns that I haven’t even gotten close to, along with piles of Eurocrime, Eurospy and Eurosleaze films that are all crying out to be reviewed. I try, but a man can only squeeze […]

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McGrave

Author: Lee Goldberg Publisher: Adventures in Television Published: February 2012 McGrave is a quick fire novella from Lee Goldberg, based on a pilot script for a television show, which never eventuated. And its humble beginnings are very evident as you read it. It is written in present tense as a script would be, and the […]

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Oasis of Fear (1971)

Country: Italy Director: Umberto Lenzi Starring: Ray Lovelock. Ornella Muti, Irene Papas, Michel Bardinet, Jacques Stany, Umberto Raho, Antonio Mellino Music: Bruno Lauzi, Claudio Fabi AKA: Dirty Pictures, An Ideal Place to Kill Original Title: Un posto ideale per uccidere On multiple occasions I have extolled the virtues of the movie Flash Gordon, starring Sam […]

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Hunter Will Get You (1976)

Country: France Director: Philipe Labro Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Bruno Cremer, Jean Negroni, Patrick Fierry, Jean-Pierre Jorris, Victor Garrivier Music: Michel Columbier Original Title: L’Alpagueur One of the first movies I ever ordered from France, was L’Apagueur starring Jean-Paul Belmondo. I was going through a Belmondo phase at the time and wanted to get hold of […]

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Violent Rome (1976)

Country: Italy AKA: Roma Violenta, Forced Impact, Violent City Director: Marino Girolami Starring: Maurizio Merli, Ray Lovelock, John Steiner, Richard Conte, Luciano Rossi Music: Guido De Angelis, Maurizio De Angelis The man with the moustache, Maurizio Merli is back, as another hard-hitting, no holds barred police officer, in this the first of a trio of […]

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Circus of Fear (1966)

Director: John Moxley Starring: Christopher Lee, Margaret Lee, Leo Genn, Anthony Newlands, Heinz Drache, Eddi Arent, Klaus Kinski, Suzy Kendall, Cecil Parker, Victor Maddern, Maurice Kaufmann Screenplay: Peter Welbeck Producer: Harry Alan Towers Music: Johnny Douglas AKA: Psycho Circus What we have in Circus Of Fear is a British (rather than German) Edgar Wallace Krimi, […]

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Kriminal (1966)

Country: Italy Director: Umberto Lenzi Starring: Glenn Saxson, Helga Line, Andrea Bosic, Ivano Staccioli, Esmeralda Ruspoli, Dante Posani, Franco Fantasia, Susan Baker Music: Raymond Full, Roberto Pregadio The character Kriminal has a rich history, which is a bit out of my depth to discuss at length. Put simply, Kriminal began in a series of adult […]

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Fear in the City (1976)

Country: Italy Director: Giuseppe Rosati Starring: Maurizio Merli, James Mason, Raymond Pellegrin, Silvia Dionsio, Franco Ressel, Cyril Cusack Music: Giampaolo Chiti Original Title: Paura in Citta AKA: Hot Stuff, Street War When it comes to giving crime a right proper kicking, no one kicks harder than Maurizio Merli. And he’s back in another hard-hitting poliziotteschi. […]

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