Browsing the archives for the Umberto Lenzi tag

Superseven Calling Cairo (1965)

Country: Italy / France Starring: Roger Browne, Fabienne Dali, Massimo Serato, Dina De Santis, Rosalba Neri, Antonio Gradoli, Mino Doro Director: Umberto Lenzi Music: Angelo Francesco Lavagnino Original Title: Superseven chiama Cairo There are heaps of styles of spy films, but I think the ones I enjoy the most are the jet-set globe trotters from […]

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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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Liner Notes: Kevin Pyrtle

Everyone loves movie music, don’t they? That fusion of images and sound can create true cinema magic regardless of genre. Maybe you’re old school, and love the swelling, bombastic scores of Max Steiner and Wolfgang Maria Korngold – or perhaps you’re a rocker and have King Creole or The Girl Can’t Help It constantly on […]

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Superseven Calling Cairo (1965)

Country: Italy / France Starring: Roger Browne, Fabienne Dali, Massimo Serato, Dina De Santis, Rosalba Neri, Antonio Gradoli, Mino Doro Writer: Umberto Lenzi, Piero Pierotti Director: Umberto Lenzi Cinematographer: Augusto Tiezzi Editor: Jolanda Benvenuti Music: Angelo Francesco Lavagnino Producer: Fortunato Misiano Original Title: Superseven chiama Cairo There are heaps of styles of spy films, but […]

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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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From Corleone To Brooklyn (1979)

Country: Italy Director: Umberto Lenzi Starring: Maurizio Merli, Van Johnson, Biagio Pelligra, Mario Erola Music: Franco Micalizzi From Corleone To Brooklyn is slightly different to most of Merli’s poliziotteschi – but not too much. Firstly he is still one tough cop, who’ll go to extreme lengths to stop crime dead in it’s tracks. He is […]

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