Ready For Some Great Mob Action?
Great gangster films should be cherished and saved for future generations to discover…and guess what? Some of the best have been!
Looking For An Italian “Dirty Harry”?
There is a genre of Italian mobster film that has been pulled out of obscurity for movie lovers to enjoy!
Want A Sexy Strip Tease?
Yes, they are filled with campy fun like this as well!
We’re headed to Italy to celebrate a unique movie genre that kicked some serious ass in the 70’s, some terrific new blu-rays that bring them back to their “bullets, blood and babes” glory, and a new documentary that celebrates them all!
Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the ’70s!
A documentary concerning the violent Italian ‘poliziotteschi’ cinematic movement of the 1970s which, at first glance, seem to be rip-offs of American crime films like DIRTY HARRY or THE GODFATHER, but which really address Italian issues like the Sicilian Mafia and red terrorism.
Check out this incredibly entertaining trailer:
This is a fascinating look at a wildly entertaining genre of film, and a great way to dip your toe into these 70’s italian crime thrillers….
And here is the master of the italian crime drama! If you haven’t heard of Director Fernando di Leo, you have missed out on great movies from an Italian crime master!
The Fernando Di Leo Crime Collection!
Director Fernando di Leo made some of the best italian gangster movies ever, and now you can own them all on blu-ray! Let’s get started with his most famous film:
Take a look at this trailer and you’ll get an idea of the tough, gritty world that Di Leo has created:
“Caliber 9” has great action sequences, tough-as-nails criminals, ruthless cops and includes the legendary strip club dance by sex symbol Barbara Bouchet, which is worth the price of admission alone!
I’ve written about Bouchet before, and if you want to find out more about this sex kitten, click on my story here:
This movie is wildly entertaining, and as I said, it includes Bouchet’s iconic club scene:
That’s just the tip of the “euro-crime” iceberg! Lots more to have fun with, beginning with this knockoff of “The French Connection!”
The Italian Connection!
Yes, these films are right in line with some of America’s grittiest 70’s crime dramas, but there is something fun about seeing the same type of action taking places on the dirty streets of Milan!
Also included in this great blu-ray box set release are his films “The Boss” and “Rulers Of The City” – so you have four great italian crime thrillers will lots of bonus material!
The success of this release led to another blu-ray with more Fernando di Leo classics!
SHOOT FIRST, DIE LATER: Italian actor Luc Merenda gives the performance of his career as a highly regarded police detective who is taking syndicate money in exchange for departmental favors. And what a title!
This is widely considered one of the 70’s best crime thrillers…and of course, Di Leo had lots more to share:
KIDNAP SYNDICATE: This film tells the story of a regular guy who stands up to kidnappers, and that means blood, bullets, babes and tons of action!
NAKED VIOLENCE: A devastating, brutal, raw example of Di Leo’s early works, Naked Violence is about how a teacher of an evening school for youngsters with social problems is brutally raped and murdered right in her classroom!
Yes, these films were a look at the problems in Italy in the 70’s, and some of the topics were raw.
Check out all of Fernando di Leo’s films, or just dip your movie toes into the water by checking out this incredible entertaining documentary!
And of course, “euro-crime” is just one great style of italian filmmaking…have you watched any classic “giallo?”
This is a uniquely italian form of horror/slasher film – a classic form of cinema with some true classics of the genre like this one:
Read all about the best italian “giallo” films by clicking on my story here:
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