Browsing the archives for the EuroCrime tag

The Boss (1973)

AKA: Murder Inferno, Wipeout Director: Fernando Di Leo Starring: Henry Silva, Richard Conte, Gianni Garko, Antonia Santilli, Howard Ross, Marino Masé, Claudio Nicastro, Andrea Aureli, Pier Paolo Capponi Music: Luis Enríquez Bacalov Based on the novel “Il Mafioso” by Peter McCurtin Does any other actor do ‘menace’ like Henry Silva? Sure there were some good […]

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Manhunt (1972)

Producer: Armando Novelli Director: Fernando Di Leo Starring: Mario Adorf, Henry Silva, Woody Strode, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi, Sylva Koscina, Franco Fabrizi, Cyril Cusack Cinematography: Franco Villa Music: Armando Trovaioli Original Title: La Mala Ordina AKA: Manhunt In Milan, The Italian Connection, Hired To Kill, Black Kingpin, Hitmen One of Permission to Kill’s favourite actresses […]

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Rome: Armed to the Teeth (1976)

Country: Italy AKA: Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Brutal Justice, Tough Ones Director: Umberto Lenzi Starring: Maurizio Merli, Arthur Kennedy, Giampiero Albertini, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Tomas Milian, Ivan Rassimov, Luciano Pigozzi, Stefano Patrizi Music: Franco Micalizzi Here’s a quick look at another cop thriller from Italy. This poliziotteschi (as Italian cop thrillers are called), features […]

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The Nest (2002)

Country: France Director: Florent Emilio Siri Starring: Nadia Farés, Samy Naceri, Benoit Magimel, Pascal Greggory, Sami Bouajila, Anisia Uzeyman, Richard Sammel Music: Alexandre Desplat Original Title: Nid De Guépes The Nest, in some ways could be considered a companion piece to District 13. Why? Both are very tough, modern French action films. They also share […]

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Light Blast (1985)

AKA: Colpi di luce, Neon Killer Director: Enzo G. Castellari Starring: Erik Estrada, Thomas Moore (Ennio Girolami), Michael Pritchard, Peggy Rowe, Bob Taylor Music: Guido De Angelis and Maurizio De Angelis “It’s maggots like you that make me like my job!” Light Blast is a trashy B-grade cop thriller starring Erik Estrada who was swept […]

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Satanik (1968)

Director: Piero Vivarelli Starring: Magda Konopka, Julio Pena, Umberto Raho, Luigi Montini, Armando Calvo Music: Manuel Parada Because of the marketing of this movie, a masked girl in a black or red catsuit, Satanik is often compared to Danger: Diabolik. It’s an unfair comparison because they are totally different styles of film. Satanik is in […]

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Ten Little Indians (1965)

AKA: Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians Director: George Pollock Starring: Hugh O’Brian, Shirley Eaton, Daliah Lavi, Wilfrid Hyde White, Fabian, Stanley Holloway, Leo Genn, Dennis Price, Mario Adorf, Marianne Hoppe Music: Malcolm Lockyer I am a simple man with simple tastes. And if you put Shirley Eaton and Daliah Lavi together in a movie then […]

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Blazing Flowers (1978)

Country: Italy Director: Gianni Martucci Starring: Marc Porel, George Hilton, Anna Maria Rizzoli, Guido Leontini, Al Cliver, Barbara Magnolfi Despite what has to be one of the silliest English re-titlings of a EuroCrime film, Blazing Flowers, or Milano…Difendersi O Morire is a fair little action film without being remarkable in any way. The film stars […]

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Destruction Force (1977)

Country: Italy Original Title: La Banda del trucido Director: Stelvio Massi Starring: Luc Merenda, Tomas Milian, Elio Zamuto, Franco Citti, Katia Christine, Rosario Borelli Music: Bruno Canfora Destruction Force is another poliziotteschi, and despite the title, there really is no “force” involved. By that I mean, it’s not a tough band of men within the […]

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The Hand of Power (1968)

Country: Germany Original Title: Im Banne des Unheimlichen AKA: The Zombie Walks Director: Alfred Vohrer Starring: Joachim Fuchsberger, Siw (Siv) Mattson, Wolfgang Kieling, Pinkas Braun, Claude Farell, Peter Mosbacher, Siegfried Rauch, Lillemor ‘Lill’ Lindfors Music: Peter Thomas “The Space of Today” Performed by Lillemor ‘Lill’ Lindfors Based on the novel, ‘The Hand Of Power’ by […]

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