Posts Tagged "crime"

The Suspicious Death of a Minor (1975)

Every now and then I get an itch that can only be relieved by a giallo. For the uninitiated, giallo films were murder mysteries made in Italy predominantly in the early to mid 70’s. They were often very stylish with bombastic soundtracks, lurid murder scenes, beautiful women, and impressive cinematography. They were often more about […]

Splintered Visions (2015)

In that annals of horror cinema Lucio Fulci is a giant name when it comes to sleaze and gore. For many of us he is the first touchstone into the wild word of Eurohorror, led there by promises of uncompromising vision and boat loads of red stuff. From there the world of Eurohorror and more […]

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Italian Crime Filmography 1968-1980 (2013)

Back in my early 20’s I really got into European horror films, especially those from Italy. Their films were more unhinged, had better soundtracks, pretty girls, and crazy violence in them. I purchased a copy of (now defunct) Film Fanaddict Magazine. In the back of one issue it stated there would be an article about […]

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The Treatment (2014)

Recently there’s been a growing number of grim, very well made, neo noir/thriller/crime films coming out of Scandinavia and Dutch/German regions. The films are often extreme but not in a exploitative way. They’re just harder edged and more fearless than their American counterparts. Take the Treatment for instance. In tone and in style it’s very […]

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Massacre Gun (1967)

U.K. cult film lovers have been enjoying the spoils of Arrow Video for many years now. Known for their killer artwork, beautiful remasters and numerous special features, they have fast become the cream of the crop. I’m so happy that they have decided to branch out and attack the U.S. market. It is Arrow that […]

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Killer Cop (1975)

Eurocrime films have been reviewed here but not en masse. It’s a genre that has yet to find it’s rabid cult fan base. The films were plentiful but their reach was shallow as American cinema continued to dominate box offices here in the states (and still do) and the genre was pretty much dead by […]

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Braineater Jones (2014)

Last weekend I took a long trip to visit a friend. On trips such as these it really helps to have something interesting to listen to when you have to drive alone. It just so happened that Stephen Kozeniewski emailed me about his new book Braineater Jones that was available from audible.com. Perfect! Now I […]

Stunt Squad (1977)

As I said in my review for the documentary Eurocrime, Italian crime films from the 70’s were largely ignored by American audiences. Stunt Squad is no exception, garnering only 82 reviews on imdb.com despite it recently being released on Blu in the states recently by Rarovideo. It seems that despite the efforts of Blue Underground […]

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Eurocrime (2014)

Eurocrime is a subgenre of Italian film that usually only serious film fanatics ever dig into. Usually it’s horror fiends that start to dig into some of the other films horror guys did (notably Umberto Lenzi and Lucio Fulci) and suddenly they’ve stumbled onto something almost no one has heard of outside of Italy the […]

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Gang War in Milan (1973)

Italian crime action flicks of the 70’s are the best! Also known as Poliziotteschi, these films were made by the bundle and featured action, sleaze, and lots of machismo. I’ll admit I’ve probably only seen about a dozen of them but I’m always on the lookout for more. Gang War in Milan was directed by […]

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