Enzo G. Castellari and Blue Underground

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  1. hell ya!

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    They probably won't release it until early next year.
     
  2. DeathDealer

    DeathDealer I Inhale Horror

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    Hey Jason, Is Fulci's Murderock a cool BLOODY giallo?
     
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    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.
     
  4. Crystal Plumage

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    At last...an update...

    At last,after waiting for more than a year,here they are:
    Street Law
    The Big Racket
    The Heroin Busters (with a Goblin score!)

    I think it's about time I delved into some Eurocrime :D.Still a genre I'm not really familiar with...

     
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    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!"
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. Crystal Plumage

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    Reviews for The Big Racket and Heroin Busters here:
    http://www.mondo-digital.com/castellari.html

    Here's another for Heroin Busters:
    http://www.eccentric-cinema.com/cult_movies2006/heroin_busters.htm

    Street Law,Heroin Busters and The Big Racket here:
    http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/n-s/streetlaw747677.htm

    The Big Racket again:
    http://www.dvdmaniacs.net/Reviews/A-D/big_racket_bu.html

    I haven't had time to read all these reviews yet but some of these movies (Eurocrime in general) really look interesting.
     
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    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.
     
  9. Crystal Plumage

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    KillerCannabis Slow, Deep & Hard

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    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.
     
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  12. Crystal Plumage

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    Thanks man,I'm downloading them now!
     
  13. RyanPC

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    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.
     
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  14. Crystal Plumage

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    I just read this review:
    http://www.eccentric-cinema.com/cult_movies2006/big_racket.htm
    And one thing made me a bit :nervous: :
    So,although this is a great release,it could be better.
     
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    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.
     
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    :) My discs arrived today, so I'm looking forward to checking out at least one of them tonight.
     
  17. RyanPC

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    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!
     
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    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!
     
  19. Crystal Plumage

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    Well for the reason mentioned in my earlier post I didn't buy Big Racket (though I am interested enough).
     
  20. RyanPC

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    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.
     

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