View Full Version : Blazing Magnum!
03-04-2002, 07:43 AM
I was just flicking through my copy of Delirium and read about this cool sounding crime thriller, with John Saxon and Tesa Farrow entitled `Blazing Magnum` (sounds familiar) id just like to know if theres any chance of getting it via VHS or DVD (i doubt its out on DVD?) Maybe its namesake might have a few ideas? :)
03-04-2002, 02:23 PM
There was a VHS release (I think from Vestron) a while ago of Blazing Magnum under its US release title of "Strange Shadows In An Empty Room".
03-04-2002, 05:34 PM
Besides it's US release noted above I know the film was released on VHS in the UK and Japan as Blazing Magnums.
03-04-2002, 07:04 PM
and it is a fucking blinder of a movie. Stuart Whitman's best film IMHO, the car chase has to be seen to be believed, well worth seeking out!
03-04-2002, 10:02 PM
I remember that one, didn't Whitman's character drive this big metallic green car ?. Back in the 70s they really knew how to make violent and good cop action thrillers. I think it's a 2.35:1 movie, so they better get it right if it's ever released on DVD. Whitman was kind of an idol of mine back then (together with Doug McClure), and he was also good in "Shatter" (due out from AB soon) with Peter Cushing and Anton Diffring, the best story in "The Monster Club" with Vincent Price, Richard Johnson, Donald Pleasence and John Carradine, the rare gem "Signpost To Murder" (plays on TNT/TCM) with Joanne Woodward and good old Alan Napier, and as the Marshal in the late 60s werstern series "Cimarron Strip" on TV.
03-06-2002, 08:12 PM
Blazing Magnum is my favorite cop thriller. Fucking awesome stuff, and as unreasonably violent as possible - it's worth tracking down. Following in the footsteps of movies like Bullit & Dirty Harry etc, it's an Alberto De Martino (The Tempter, Holocaust 2000) blast, featuring Stuart Whitman, Martin Landau, Tisa Farrow (before she was driving a New York cab) & John Saxon - and the best transvestite brawl ever on film.
I dunno what ratio it was shot in, but in any case - I'd buy any version that came along. Mine's a Greek pal VHS - and I'm waiting for the disc. The Vestron version was cut - the uncut version contains scenes like hot curling tongs stuck up asses, people being fed through car crushers & such like.
Stuart Whitman plays hard boiled cop Tony Siatta, who's dead-by-poisoning-sister is a real cooze, & somehow involved in a robbery.
Pretty soon, Tony 'leans on' just about everybody in sight to get to the bottom of the deal. Seriously good violence, a monster car chase & more hard nosed dialogue than you can shake a stick at - this is a must for any serious Italian movie fan - horror or no horror.
If you like this one - check out Ruggero Deodato's, 'Live Like A Cop - Die Like A Man / The Terminators / Uomini si nasce poliziotti si muore ' - one of the best Italian cop movies, with Ray Lovelock & Marc Porel.
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