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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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Deadly Inheritance

Release Year: 1968 Country: Italy Director: Vittorio Sindoni Starring: Tom Drake, Feni Benussi, Virginio Gazzolo, Ernesto Colli, Isarco Ravaioli, Andrea Fantasia, Ivo Garrani, Valeria Ciangottini, Jeanette Len Music: Stefano Torossi Original Title: Omicidio Per Vocazione Omicidio Per Vocazione, or Deadly Inheritance as I’ll call it due to my inability to speak Italian is a weird [...]

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