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Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s

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Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s

Eurocrime! tells the story of the violent Italian "poliziotteschi" cinematic movement of the 1970s which arose from Italy in the wake of the success of American crime films like Dirty Harry and The Godfather. Hundreds of cheaply produced yet highly entertaining and fast paced films created a genre that found cult appeal in audiences outside of Italy. The rushed methods of production - stars performing their own risky stunts, the practice of "stealing shots" in public, filming without live sound - and with a dangerous bleed-over between real-life crime and movie crime (many of these productions were money laundering exercises for Mafia related crime), these movies offered a tough, gritty world, full of moustached, macho men killing each other brutally and racing their tiny cars down tiny alleyways. And as this documentary demonstrates, the behind-the-scenes stories were no less colourful!

Directors: Mike Malloy

Starring: Franco Nero, John Saxon, Henry Silva, Luc Merenda, Antonio Sabáto, Fred Williamson, Enzo Castellari, Joe Dallesandro, Leonard Mann

Release Information

Label: Ex FilmsFormat: DVD
Genre:DocumentaryPackage:Amaray
Rating:MA15+Audio: 2.1
Cat No:EX002Aspect:16:9
UPC: 9341005005517 Runtime:127
Release:18.03.2015Region:4
Y.O.P.:2012PAL/NTSC: NTSC
Language:English/ItalianSubtitles:English

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