Eurocrime...for me?

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  1. DeathDealer

    DeathDealer I Inhale Horror

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    I love Contraband, so violent and COOL. Fulci LIVES!
     
  2. Crystal Plumage

    Crystal Plumage Dig me..but don't bury me

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    Yep,have that one.It's great.Great DVD too.
    I also enjoyed Suspected Death of a Minor which has some of the same plot elements.

    Yes I've seen it and it didn't do anything for me.Quite a boring film IMO.
    I sold it.
     
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    DrHerbertWest For Your Health

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    Watched Contraband today. Enjoyed it.
     
  4. Crystal Plumage

    Crystal Plumage Dig me..but don't bury me

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    I love Revolver!
    Very good movie with great acting and a basic story at first wich developes in a very intricate political game in the end.
    I didn't see the the ending coming but it was the only way to end it wasn't it?
    I did have the feeling the ending was a bit rushed though.
    Recommended!

    I also watched Grand Slam which is a highly entertaing heist movie.
    I enjoyed it all the way.It's funny and has some memorable scenes.Some tense scenes as well.
    I saw Massimo Dallamano's name as a producer and I had the feeling he did some camerawork too.

    Next up:Almost Human
     
  5. Crystal Plumage

    Crystal Plumage Dig me..but don't bury me

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    OK,watched Almost Human.
    Not sure what to think of it yet.
    It wasn't as nasty as I thought it would be.Not that I was disappointed or anything but I was expecting more nastiness.
    I think I'll have to rewatch it to give my final verdict.

    Funny,Lenzi talks about it as if it were Film Noir...Yeah right.
    I would say it's a Spaghetti Western in a different,modern setting.
    I thought it had many similarities to movies like Django for instance.

    So,with that in mind I'll revisit this one and let you know what I think.

    The DVD by No Shame isn't perfect.It's very good but not perfect.
    I know it has some ghosting but that didn't bother me.
    There are two or three frames missing (or was it bad editing??) and the subs are censored.At least in two instances.
    I haven't listened to the English audio yet but I fear it's even worse.


    If these are really the "best" in the Genre,I think I'll only buy Violent Professionals next and let it be.
     
  6. DeathDealer

    DeathDealer I Inhale Horror

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    The sound on the DVD gave a annoying hiss throughout on the italian track. :(
     
  7. eric_angelus

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    I have gotten into these movies in a big way recently. I loved The Big Racket, Revolver, Heroine Busters, Contraband, Almost Human, and The Man Called Magnum.
    Right now from netflix I have Gambling City and Double Game, probably will try and watch them by the time the weekend is over.

    I also have a big box VHS (hosted by Sybill Danning) of a Lenzi movie called Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Great cover art! I picked this up used at a rental store over a year ago, but I have never gotten around to watching it. I was going to watch it on a double bill with Almost Human (which I got for my birthday) the other night...but never got around to it. Has anyone seen this?
     
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  8. Crystal Plumage

    Crystal Plumage Dig me..but don't bury me

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    After some time and watching some more of the Crime flicks I guess I'm hooked..
    I now love Almost Human!I also really enjoyed DiLeo's Manhunt.Very good and powerful film.
    Will I like more of his work?I guess I will.
     
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    Good to hear and yes you will!
     
  10. Crystal Plumage

    Crystal Plumage Dig me..but don't bury me

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    Will check out the cheap Raro DVDs next..
     
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    I think you'll like what you find. Raro can be hit and miss with their DVD's but they are still worth a look if you are a fan of some of they films they have released.
     
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    wago70 Surviving on nostalgia

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    I'm hooked as well. I've been slowly being them as I see them (and at some great prices online!). I'm trying to get all the No Shame ones first. I just love their quality.
     
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    I just ordered Lucio Fulci's Contraband off of Amazon, so I figured now was as good a time as any to resurrect this thread. Anyone been watching any Eurocrime lately? Or have any new Eurocrime releases come out lately that I should check out?
     
  14. Crystal Plumage

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    Being short on cash (as always..) I haven't bought many DVDs lately.
    I hope to be able to buy some in the near future and I'll definitely include some of the Euro Crime classics by Deodato, Lenzi, Di Leo et al..
    The last one I watched (some time ago) was Rome Armed to the Teeth. The German limited release (#324 :D) with English subs:
    http://shop.dtm.at/product_info.php?products_id=35029

    Highly recommended and almost OOP I think.
     
  15. Crystal Plumage

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    Watched the Raro disc of Deodato's "Live like a Cop, Die like a Man" today. Great fun!
    Very nice. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
    The disc has some flaws though. Non-anamorphic and the English audio is screwed.
    Luckily there are subs for the Italian audio.

    Recommended!
     
  16. Buio_Omega

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    Poliziotteschi films are pretty entertaining with Fernando di Leo and Umberto Lenzi being the Kings of the Genre. Watched recently:

    La Mala Ordina aka Manhunt (Raro) - great, great, great film! Splendid role of Mario Adorf and twosome Silva/Strode. Plenty of action, humour and brutal scenes. One of the best examples of the genre! Definitely recommended!

    Il Boss (Raro) - another wonderful flick by Di Leo showing that being an assasin ain't easy :) Great Henry Silva ("Jesus doesn't watch porn flicks") and lots of action. Highly recommended!

    I Padroni Della Citta (Raro) - hilarious yet strong film about some small gangster from Rome using an unusual vehicle. Plus young and clearly shaven Al Cliver + always splendid Vittorio Caprioli! Great fun!

    Milano Calibro 9 (Raro) - a little bit of disappointment to me, however it was quite entertaining following Ugo Piazza and his "friends" especially Mario Adorf. A bit overrated for me, but check it out.

    Almost Human (NoShame) - no special recommendation needed. Probably the best Lenzi's movie and one of the best italian crime films ever! Tomas Milian is a god!

    Contraband (BU) - a disappointment. Crime movies weren't definitely a Fulci's trademark or speciality. Small plus for some gory scenes, but I considered this film rather dull.

    Milano Rovente (Dagored) - quite entertaining, but a little bit out-of-date polizi with Antonio Sabato about gangs war in Milan. Irritating "15-seconds looped" music theme by Carlo Rustichelli (imho a very very bad composer). Image is terrible, and the best thing about the DVD edition is small but nice poster.
     
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    Just watched The Heroin Busters last night. I'm a little late to the Eurocrime genre, having only seen Gambling City and not finding it very compelling. But I've been lurking at the DVD Talk B-movie Challenge, and seeing a ton of suggestions for my Netflix queue.

    Like almost everyone says, Heroin Busters takes a little time to get going (and I don't mind slow, but there's really not a compelling plot, so patience is a must with this one), but once it does, wow! A 30 minute chase sequence that never gets boring or repetitive. Absolutely fantastic stunt work, and actually some clever writing as the chaser and chasee swap roles several times as the sequence goes on.

    I liked the Goblin music too. Similar to their work in Deep Red.

    Fun movie. Highly recommended. Some more of these will be on their way in little red envelopes.
     
  18. Erick H.

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    Wish some label would release a legit version of STRANGE SHADOWS IN AN EMPTY ROOM.That was a Eurocrime film with a bit of giallo thrown in.The good cast included Stuart Whitman,John Saxon,Tisa Farrow and Martin Landau.I think it's also known as A SPECIAL MAGNUM FPOR TONY SAITTA .Saw this one at the drive-in many years ago.Some very good car action and a memorable fight scene between Whitman and a trio of drag queens !
     
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  19. Crystal Plumage

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    Fun clips ! Sergio De Martino directed.
     
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