3 Men To Kill
Alain Delon, Dalila Di Lazzaro
Here's another excellent French thriller starring Alain Delon. The real treat however is his co-
star, Dalila Di Lazzaro who plays his girlfriend and has several topless scenes. Delon innocently
helps a car accident victim without realizing the man was shot. The two men who killed him are
now after Delon and make his life a living hell as they kill off all those he comes in contact
with. If you want to know who came up with the bullet through the keyhole shot Argento used
in OPERA, well Jacques Deray did it here 10 years earlier. A tale of paranoia, mixed with sex
7 Hours Of Violence
Michele Massimo Tarantini1977
George Hilton, Rosemary Dexter
George Hilton is a former hitman who's blackmailed into performing one last job. It doesn't go
well and he ends up hiding out at a young woman's (Rosemarie Dexter) place. Not only are the
police looking for him, but a group of Chinese killers are too (this leads to Hilton and George
Wang getting into a kungfu fight that was obviously influenced by the HK films of that time).
Hilton becomes more desperate as all sides close in on him. An offbeat thriller with many
changes of direction along the way. Hilton plays a real SOB in this one which makes for a nice
change of pace. Directed by Michele Massimo Tarantini.
A Man On His Knees
Giuliano Gemma, Michele Placido, Eleonora Giorgi
Nino (Giuliano Gemma) is a hard working guy who has somehow pissed off someone important
enough that a hitman (Michele Placido) has been hired to kill him. Turns out a rich woman was
kidnapped and all who were involved are being brutally murdered. Nino has no idea why he's
considered as one of the guilty. Gritty crime film with Eleonora Giorgi and directed by Damiano
A Man to Respect
Kirk Douglas, Giuliano Gemma, Florinda Bolkan
This was released here as THE MASTER TOUCH and was cut. This version restores 13 minutes
to the film's running time. Kirk Douglas is an ex-con whose old boss wants him to pull off a
million dollar robbery. He teams up with an acrobat (Giuliano Gemma) to help him pull off the
job. Too bad he falls for Douglas' wife (Florinda Balkan) and together plan to double cross the
old guy. Bad mistake as Kirk will not be denied his revenge. The last 40 minutes are virtually
free of dialogue giving Ennio Morricone to go nuts with his music.
Bandits Of Milan
Gian Maria Volonte, Tomas Milian, Ray Lovelock
Previous versions of this film (reviewed in ETC #15) looked like shit and were fake letterboxed
to boot!! Gee, I wonder who would do such a thing? Well, here's a great looking english
language copy that is letterboxed for real!! Carlo Lizzani's epic crime film starring Tomas Milian
as a cop in charge of a massive manhunt for 4 violent bank robbers. Gian Maria Volonte and
Ray Lovelock co-star.
Claudio Cassinelli, Silvia Dionisio
Letterboxed print. By the director of WEAPONS OF DEATH (Mario Caiano), this brutal crime film
is about a robbery gone horribly wrong. Claudio Cassinelli and John Steiner are two thugs who
kill innocent people and take hostages during their escape. Steiner and his buddies try and kill
Cassinelli which turns out to be a BIG mistake as he hunts them down and kills them like dogs.
Silvia Dionisio provides the nudity in this seventies crime classic.
Blue Eyed Bandit
Franco Nero, Dalila Di Lazzaro
Franco Nero stars as a old man (actually he's not, he uses make-up to fool his fellow co-
workers) who plans on robbing his workplace but the plot is discovered by a fellow worker
(Dalila Di Lazzaro) which certainly complicates things. A great jazz score by Ennio Morricone.
Lina Wertmuller1986 IN ENGLISH WITH GREEK SUBS
Harvey Keitel, Angelina Molina, Francisco Rabal
Rare english language copy of this very bloody crime film by of all people, Lina Wermuller!!
Harvey Keitel (who plays a violent bastard who, when he's not screwing his women, he's
beating the crap out of them!) and Angelina Molina star. She's trying to get Harvey to break
free from crime and he of course wants no part of that. Francisco Rabal co-stars.
City Under Siege
Enrico Maria Salerno, Francois fabian
Letterboxed print. A string of violent jewel robberies force a police Inspector (Enrico Maria
Salerno) to get rough with the city's criminal scum. Things take a turn for the worse when he's
confronted with the murder and necrophilic violation of a 16 year old girl. He tracks the jewel
robbers to a train where they are in the process of looting the passengers when things go
wrong and a massacre ensues. He then enters a gay bar, picks up a patron and threatens to
beat him up if he doesn't reveal who the murderer of the 16 year old is (she was a prostitute
who might talk about her important clients). Lots of nudity in this crime film by Romolo
Color Them Dead
Excellent French thriller by Georges (THE ROAD TO SALINA) Lautner. Beautiful blonde Mireille
Darc stars as a dead gangster's girlfriend who knows where he hid $100,000. The only problem
is all his old gangster buddies want to know too and are willing to do whatever's necessary to
get that information.
Robert Ginty, Charles Napier
Excellent Italo-Cop film by Umberto Lenzi (who proves he's still the best when it comes to nasty
and violent action films). Robert Ginty stars as a cop hired by a woman to escort her and her
kids to a fancy awards party. Of course things go wrong and the woman's daughter is
kidnapped. He is told to back off the case which of course just pisses him off and causes him to
start kicking personal ass!! The film co-stars Charles Napier, Barbara Bingham, and Franco
Counteragent Against The Organization
Howard Ross, Karin Schubert, Stephen Boyd
Here's another offbeat crime film by director Sergio (STREETKILLERS) Grieco. Howard Ross
stars as a guy who's out to screw the Mafia out of drugs and money. He does so but they
capture his girlfriend (Karin Schubert) and beat her up and rape her to force him to return the
goodies. Ross teams up with a American DEA man (Stephen Boyd) to turn the tables and
rescue his girl.
John Saxon, Lino Cappaliccio
Excellent Italo-Crime film starring John Saxon as a tough cop out to rid Italy of its violent
element, you know, the dregs of society. And if he has to use violence himself to do this, well
what the Hell! Lino Cappaliccio co-stars and Stelvio Massi directs.
Darker Than Amber
Rod Taylor, William Smith, Ahna capri, Suzy Kendall
Incredibly violent detective film by Robert Clouse featuring Rod Taylor as Travis McGee, based
on the novel by John D MacDonald. Not only is sexy Suzy Kendall featured, but there is one of
the most violent fist fights between Rod Taylor and Big Bad William Smith ever portrayed on
the screen! This the uncut version and not an edited TV print. Ahna Capri co-stars.
Date For A Murderer
Vince (Giorgio Ardisson) meets Wally, an old friend from high school, and they decide to hang
out together at a hotel in Rome a few days later. Vince shows up but Wally has disappeared
and the more Vince searches for Wally, the his life is in danger. This is sixties mixture of a Spy
and Giallo film, complimented by a jazzy score. Director Mino Guerrini's technique certainly
influenced Giulio Questi when he decided to make DEATH LAID AN EGG a year later.
Day Of Violence
Paolo and Joe decide to go on a rape and murder spree. They start with an old woman and her
nubile neighbor before moving on to bigger and better things. It gets completely out of hand
when they hold a restaurant full of people hostage and start killing off the patrons until they get
a sizeable ransom. This film is like a cross between LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT and DOG DAY
AFTERNOON... Italian style! Ely Galleani from 5 DOLLS FROM AN AUGUST MOON stars.
Luc Merenda, Janet Agren
Letterboxed print. Excellent Italian crime film by Franco Prosperi starring Luc Merenda as a
tough cop who goes nuts when his hooker girlfriend(Janet Agren) disappears. Lots of violent
shootouts in this one.
Tano Cimarossa, Al Cliver
Letterboxed print. Al Cliver does his Maurizio Merli imitation in this violent crime/revenge
thriller. He's a tough cop who bends the long arm of the law to send criminals to jail (or Hell if
need be). Three of the worst criminals alive escape from prison and begin an unbelievable
crime spree involving robbery, kidnapping and rape. When they run over the young daughter
of a decent man, he goes psycho and vows revenge. An all out mix of DEATH WISH and the
usual nilhistic Italo-crime film elements.
Luc Merenda, Tomas Milian, Katia Christine
Letterboxed print. Luc Merenda plays a cop who opens the film by massacring a gang of
kidnappers (I guess in Italy you don't have to read them their rights before you mow them
down). Then, when he discovers the Police Commissioner was murdered, he really goes off the
deep end! He teams up with an underworld figure (Tomas Milian) and together they track down
the ones responsible. Stelvio Massi directs and Katia Christine plays the love interest.
From The Police With Thanks
Enrico Maria Salerno widescreen print
Want to know where Clint Eastwood got the idea to make MAGNUM FORCE? Look no further
than this film which stars Enrico Maria Salerno.
Gang War In Naples
Fabio Testi, Jean Seberg wdescreen print
Tonino (Fabio Testi) gets out of prison and returns to the old neighborhood. In no time he's
working for the local mobster as a truck driver. Being ambitious he soon graduates to being a
strongarm enforcer and finally the owner of a local casino. he crosses the line when he starts
screwing the boss's girl (Jean Seberg) which sets up an all-out war between the two.
Goodbye And Amen
Tony Musante, John Steiner, Claudia Cardinale
In Italian with English subtitles. John Steiner plays a maniac who starts shooting people from a
hotel balcony. He takes a cheating wife (Claudia Cardinale) and her boyfriend hostage while an
FBI agent (Tony Musante) knows that Steiner is not what he appears to be. Excellent thriller by
Maurizio Merli, Lili Carati widescreen print
Marco (Maurizio Merli) is a cop who is always in trouble for his daredevil antics behind the
wheel. When his recklessness kills his partner, Marco is demoted to a desk job. Meanwhile,
superstar criminal and race car driver Jean-Paul is making the police look like fools. Marco's
boss decides to send him undercover to join Jean-Paul's gang where he hopes to bring the
bastard down. This Stelvio Massi film features some spectacular stunt work. Lili Carati co-stars
(and it's probably the only time she kept her clothes on in a film!).