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Discussion in 'Euro Horror' started by Crystal Plumage, Sep 25, 2004.
They probably won't release it until early next year.
Hey Jason, Is Fulci's Murderock a cool BLOODY giallo?
I'm not Jason - but.... I do have the film in question.
I'd say.......... No, it's not overly bloody. It does have a cringe factor, but in relative terms to say..... The Beyond.... it doesn't compare, imo. Fun flick though.
At last...an update...
At last,after waiting for more than a year,here they are:
The Big Racket
The Heroin Busters (with a Goblin score!)
I think it's about time I delved into some Eurocrime .Still a genre I'm not really familiar with...
On STREET LAW, notice it said all the violence uncut for first time, but unless they found something new, I have seen the short US cut and the longer Euro cut, and all they cut out was 20min of a rather mundane subplot where Franco becomes a "crime solver" instead of a pissed off vigilante in the U.S cut, due to major plotline being cut out.
That being said, I like the shorter cut better, non stop violence and action, as the longer cut makes Franco a "crime fighter do gooder" instead of "I am pissed so will kill you all!"
i'm a big castellari fan, and i am really looking forward to these releases. the big racket is the only one i've seen so far and it is a great poliziesco, with a great score by g. & m. de angelis.
since i am also a franco nero fan i'm most eager to see street law.
now that tarantino is planning a (sort of) remake of inglorious bastards, i hope more castellari movies will be released on dvd.
Reviews for The Big Racket and Heroin Busters here:
Here's another for Heroin Busters:
Street Law,Heroin Busters and The Big Racket here:
The Big Racket again:
I haven't had time to read all these reviews yet but some of these movies (Eurocrime in general) really look interesting.
Thanks for the update, Crystal. I was looking for some reviews a couple of days ago but didn't find too much.
I anyway just wanted to read about the technical aspects of the discs (transfer, extras...), I love "Poliziotteschi" so these are a definitive buy.
I'll certainly pick all of these up. I've been getting into Eurocrime films a bit more lately and these sound great. Not to mention I'm also a big fan of Franco Nero and I'll buy just about anything of his that gets put out. Especially if it's done by BU.
The trailers are up on the BU page.
The Big Racket:
Thanks man,I'm downloading them now!
Judging from those trailers, The Big Racket looks the most interesting, but The Heroin Busters is the one I want to see the most because of the Goblin score and David Hemmings.
I just read this review:
And one thing made me a bit :nervous: :
So,although this is a great release,it could be better.
This is indeed not the best news, as the tough, non-pc language and one-liners are pretty vital elements to the charms of these movies.
My discs arrived today, so I'm looking forward to checking out at least one of them tonight.
Wow, I can't believe I didn't update you guys, but I thought The Big Racket was fucking amazing. I also saw Street Law a couple of months back and it was awesome, too. Easily two of my new favorites. The latter film has made me a Franco Nero fan for life.
Now I need to check out The Heroin Busters. I guess the consensus is that it's the least of these three films, but I can't see how one can go wrong with Fabio Testi and David Hemmings in the same film, with a Goblin score to boot!
Street Law was a tad more political and is more story than action (final scene is awesome) but I liked it
Big Racket is much more action film and has some amazing sequences (like the shoot-out between the trains) but somehow Testi isn't intensive enough for the role, even though I thought he was good
both are highly recommended!
Well for the reason mentioned in my earlier post I didn't buy Big Racket (though I am interested enough).
I knew about the profanity sanitation and I hardly noticed it. Doesn't really affect the quality of the film, imo. See it ASAP!! If you love Italian crime, I know you will love The Big Racket.