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Magnum Thunderbolt

In Exotic Nuts on August 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Title: Magnum Thunderbolt
Production: Hang Kong 1984
Director: Godfrey Ho
Cast: Richard Harrison, Phillip Ko, John Ladalski, Chen Kuan-Tai, Cathy Evan
Run Time: 88min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: VHS Master
Language: English, German
Subtitles: None

A Traxx1974 project, ripping the uncut Danish Westcon VHS and adding a German dub taken from the Toppic Video release.

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” than pose the immortal question of “What’s the best film ever?”, it’s much better to consider “What’s the most dramatic death scene in a film?” Is it when Rick finally puts a bullet into Major Strasser? How about the loss of innocence as Elias falls in Platoon? Or is it “Majestic Thunderbolt’s” great offering as a couple in-coitus are slaughtered by a falling chandallier? Let’s just say that the falling chandallier scene sets the tone for the rest of this “Film”. I’m feeling rather touchy on whether-or-not to even class “Majestic Thunderbolt” as a film. It stands as an insult to B Movie makers everywhere, and in all brutal honesty, should be banned from all sheves, and only viewed when on the verge of going into an alcohol-induced coma.” ~imdb

L’uomo del colpo perfetto

In Paprika Chips, Save European Home on August 28, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Title: L’uomo del colpo perfetto (Hot Diamonds In Cold Blood)
Production: Italy 1967
Director: Aldo Florio
Cast: Richard Harrison, Alida Chelli, Luis Dávila
Run Time: 98min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Master
Language: Italian, English, German, Spanish
Subtitles: English

A pipipip project, enhancing darioargento’s project even further.. This is p’s 2nd upgrade version.

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“”Hot Diamonds In Cold Blood” is one of the weakest Eurospy movies out there, and this is coming from someone who enjoys this particular genre considerably more than the average person. What makes it even more disappointing is that it has an experienced genre cast; 3 exceptionally beautiful women (Diana Lorys, Alida Chelli, Rosalba Neri) are largely wasted in brief and underdeveloped (figuratively speaking of course, wink wink) parts, while both the hero and the villains are pretty bland. And there are also a few too many underwater sequences – the kiss of death for almost any action movie, since they are usually so murky and slow. The music score is about the only thing that drives this film forward.” ~imdb

La Menace

In I fought the law, Paprika Chips on August 28, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Title: La Menace
Production: France 1977
Director: Alain Corneau
Cast: Yves Montand, Carole Laure, Marie Dubois
Run Time: 111min
Circulation: MKV 720p
Generation/Source: TV Rip
Language: French, German
Subtitles: French, English

A pipipip rip from ArteTV in Europe. With English subs by aloysius70.

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“With hindsight,Alain Corneau’s best works are his second (Police Python 357),the third one (this one) and the fourth effort(série noire).The first two are unpretentious suspense movies which are quite gripping.THe last one is a different matter:much more ambitious in scope ,Corneau ,abetted by the late Patrick Dewaere,peaks and shows his limits the same way.Subsequent works will be overblown sagas (Fort Saganne),boring arty works (tous les matins du monde) and blatant commercial duds (le prince du Pacifique).”La menace” and “Police Python 357” look like each other.Both feature Montand ,trying to get away with an inextricable situation.In both movies,in order to fool the POlice,he accumulates false pieces of evidence,clues made up from start to finish,you name it…Enough is enough!Sometimes the viewer is fed up .It’s more obvious in “la menace” than in “Police Python 357” because the pace is too slow,and the movie suffers from an inexpressive Carole Laure.MINOR SPOILER:It’s really too bad that highly superior Marie Dubois should disappear so early in the story(after 25 minutes!)END OF SPOILER
Montand was not that much exciting an actor either.Best male part comes from Jean-François Balmer,playing a die-hard Colombo ,but with a clean raincoat.The ending is rather unusual and nicely absurd;But ,should the Canadian long-distance truck drivers see this movie,they might not agree with the picture of them Corneau gives to the world.” ~imdb

Madeleine… Anatomia di un incubo

In Paprika Chips, Somebody got murdered on August 28, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Title: Madeleine… Anatomia di un incubo (Madeline, Study of a Nightmare)
Production: Italy 1974
Director: Roberto Mauri
Cast: Camille Keaton, Riccardo Salvino, Paola Senatore
Run Time: 101min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: VHS Master
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English

A bubikoglu with english subs by ganjafarmer and quidtum.

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“It’s hard to classify this movie. At first, it seems like a Gothic horror, but it lacks a lot of clearly supernatural elements. The excellent visuals and music suggest a giallo, but it really lacks the mystery thriller elements (and the large body count) of that genre. It COULD be considered a sex film–the gorgeous Keaton is often clad scantily or not at all and the incredibly sexy future porn star Senatore does a wild striptease. But the actual sex is pretty tame (especially compared to the same director, Robert Mauri’s, unbelievable raunchfest “Le Porno Killers” a few years later), and a potential lesbian scene between Keaton and Senatore is tragically aborted (Oh, the humanity!).” ~imdb

Mozart è un Assassino

In Paprika Chips, Somebody got murdered on August 28, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Title: Mozart E Un Assassiono (Mozart Is A Murderer)
Production: Italy 1999
Director: Sergio Martino
Cast: Enzo De Caro, Daniela Scarlatti, Augusto Fornari
Run Time: 97min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Master
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English, Dutch

A pipipip project, enhancing the Dutch DVD release with English subtitles.

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“Director Sergio Martino returns to form with a good old fashioned giallo that benefits from a clever premise, good acting, a generous budget, and the sure hand of an old pro. All the trope are there: a black-gloved killer, a bizarre motive, a busy stiletto, taunting telephone calls, POV stalking, a troubled detective, unsavory suspects, red herrings, a decent body count, an intriguing title that figures into the plot, and a major cliché near the half-way point that’ll telegraph the killer to any slasher film aficionado. The set piece slaying isn’t as ostentatious as the ones in Golden Age gialli and more gore would have been a definite asset but the director’s distinctive flair is still there and the movie delivers its genre’s goods in an entertaining manner. Recommended.” ~imdb

Warriors Of The Apocalypse

In Exotic Nuts on August 28, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Title: Warriors Of The Apocalypse (Searchers Of The Vodoo Mountain)
Production: Philippines 1985
Director: Bobby A. Suarez
Cast: Michael James, Deborah Moore, Ken Metcalfe
Run Time: 92min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: VHS Master
Language: English
Subtitles: None

A misen rip of the hard to find UK VHS on the Cannon subsidiary FRONTIER label.

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“Warriors of the Apocalypse has everything you could possibly want in a post-apocalyptic action move; a band of unkempt guys in overly elaborate leather outfits, guns that will kill you even if the bullet strikes a tree four feet away, Polynesian warriors, immortal pygmies in King Diamond makeup, a village populated almost exclusively by women in fur bikinis, a telepathic jungle princess in jewels and high heels with a rocket launcher-equipped throne, a hydroelectric plant masquerading as a nuclear reactor operated by hideous, radiation scarred mutants, and a plot with absolutely no point whatsoever” – Rick Luehr (imbd)

Roma Violenta

In I fought the law, Paprika Chips on August 10, 2013 at 5:43 am

Title: Roma Violenta (Violent City)
Production: Italy 1975
Director: Marino Girolami
Cast: Maurizio Merli, Richard Conte, Silvano Tranquilli
Run Time: 85min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Master
Language: Italian, English, German
Subtitles: Engllish

A lordretsudo project about which he says: ” I was recently asked by schneller @ Cinematik to re-upload a long-dead torrent of the Italian DVD with English subs added to it. When I looked into it, I realised this was a good opportunity to make an ‘ultimate’ custom DVD of the film, by including both the English audio and subs. I decided to take the Italian audio and add that to the German DVD uploaded on here by kuenfist, which already includes the English audio, and also runs 40 seconds longer than the Italian DVD. I re-synced the Italian audio, and included English audio for the bits that aren’t present on the Italian DVD (these are obvious, as the colour changes quite a bit in these scenes). Both the Italian and German DVDs are of very poor quality, and there didn’t seem to be any obvious difference in picture quality between them to my eyes. I also completely revised the subtitles, correcting for spelling, grammar and general use of English. The DVD is set to play the Italian audio with English subtitles by default. I hope you enjoy this great, violent poliziotteschi starring the mighty Maurizio Merli.”

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Marino Girolami directed this violent Italan crime film under the pseudonym “Franco Martinelli.” The story concerns a special undercover squad attached to the Rome police force and commanded by Inspector Betti (Maurizio Merli). Through various episodic encounters, including the tragic shooting of Betti’s partner, who is later attacked and savagely beaten in his wheelchair, a portrait emerges of a city immersed in violence, and to which violence is the only answer.Police brutality is rampant in this film, and is presented as reasonable if not encouraged. When mobsters break into the home of the district attorney (Richard Conte) and rape his young daughter (Daniela Giordano) in front of him, the retaliation from Betti’s squad is swift and brutal, involving brass knuckles and baseball bats. Also stars Silvano Tranquilli, Ray Lovelock and John Steiner.

Napoli Spara!

In I fought the law, Paprika Chips on August 10, 2013 at 5:34 am

Title: Napoli Spara! (Weapons of Death)
Production: Italy 1977
Director: Mario Caiano
Cast: Leonard Mann, Ida Galli, Henry Silva
Run Time: 90min
Circulation: PAL 2DVDr
Generation/Source: TV Rip
Language: Italian, English
Subtitles: Engllish

A brand new fansub/dub of Mario Caiano’s Napoli Spara (aka Weapons of Death) starring Henry Silva and Leonard Mann. This project was masterminded by Jonny at Lovelockandload.com and he has asked me to upload it here for you lucky people. Jonny’s notes on the project: “The image source is the cut German DVD with the uncut inserts coming from a recent Italian TV screening. The English audio that is dubbed onto this composite came from the uncut UK pre-cert VHS. All well and good but after listening to it a few times whilst syncing it up I noticed, for the first time, some issues with PAL speed-up. Most noticeably Henry Silva’s voice sounded a bit like a chipmunk. So to try and rectify this I had the whole thing converted to NTSC so as to slow it down a bit. So far so good… Only now I start trying to sync up the Italian audio and realise that it’s from a PAL source and won’t line up with the new NTSC transfer… Add to this the PAL Italian TV version has an advert break in it which needed editing out. So I edited out the adverts, time stretched the PAL audio so it sync’ed with the NTSC speed and then sync’ed it all up with the NTSC composite. DjangoLi also made English subtitles to go alongside the Italian dub track, offering full language options for the main feature.
The second disc –
Basically all the Italian crime trailers I have available to me in a watchable quality starting with Carlo Lizzani’s WAKE UP AND DIE (1966) and finishing with Bruno Corbucci’s DELITTO IN FORMULA UNO (1984) all in year order so that if you hit ‘PLAY ALL’ you’ll have 2 hours of trailers that go sequentially through the years of this genre from the early years right up to the weird eccentric shit that Milian ended up doing in his ‘Wooly Garment Phase’. As an added bonus there is also a 45 minute documentary about Maurizio Merli, in Italian, that has been subtitled by DjangoLi On the trailer selection menu there’s a block of about 3 trailers that aren’t accessible via remote. Worked fine on my PC when I tested it but for some reason doesn’t work on DVD players. There’s also a HOME button missing on one of the menus. Scenes edited into the German DVD (spoilers warning…)
Pregnant woman writhing on the floor after being kicked in the stomach.
Extra shots of a guard being machine gunned inside the train.
Wounded bandit being machine gunned by his gang.
Extra punches etc in the pool room fight.
The entire motorbike decap scene.
Paedo testes stabbing
Extra shots of Henry Silva under the train wheels

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“My personal favorite of overlooked director Mario Caiano’s films, this movie is pretty much THE formula for an extremely successful Italian crime movie. First off, it’s got the exotic Neopolitan locations down pat and does a good job showing how brutal the streets can be with plenty of random bank-robbery and purse-snatching going on. Secondly, it’s got a great cast headed up by Henry Silva as a slimy underworld boss who gets a little too ambitious for his own good, robbing a money train and a police station in broad daylight. Of course one shouldn’t overlook Leonard Mann, Adolfo Lastretti, Benito Pacifico, Richard Raymond and the rest of the regular euro-crime gang that pops by. Thirdly, this film has tons of action, violence, and random explosions to not only keep the casual viewer awake, but highly entertained! This is probably one of the most violent of the 70’s Italian crime films with lots of shootouts,  protracted car crashes, people on fire, mutilated faces, a Gino De Rossi-patented decapitation, and such. Fourth, a very memorable musical score by Francesco De Masi, possibly one of his best and most widely copied of all his scores. Fifth, this film has many tie-ins with Umberto Lenzi’s NAPOLI VIOLENTA (which starred Maurizio Merli and John Saxon), since it has a reappearance of the Gennaro kid that got crippled in that movie, here he’s back and turned to a life of petty crime. The musical cues that follow little Gennaro in particular are very memorable, as they vary on the same theme depending on the situation, creating a very good effect towards the tragic ending.” [imdb’

Poliziotto Sprint

In I fought the law, Paprika Chips on August 10, 2013 at 5:26 am

Title: Poliziotto Sprint (Convoy Busters)
Production: Italy 1977
Director: Stelvio Massi
Cast: Maurizio Merli, Giancarlo Sbragia, Angelo Infanti
Run Time: 98min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: TV Rip
Language: Italian, English
Subtitles: None

A darioargento project about which he says: “Took the Italian TV print and synced the English Audio about 10 hours work. No Hardcoded subtitles but a small channel ident on the lower right. Another one on the want list for a proper DVD release , come on you lazy fuckers release something decent instead of rehashing the same old shit!

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“Maurizio Merli,  stars as a hot-shot police driver  who has more guts than brains, often landing him in hot water with his middle-aged mentor, who was once a legendary police interceptor responsible for numerous large scale arrests. Merli’s character is finally taken under his mentor’s wing and emerges as a brilliant driver, complete with a restored Ferrari that his mentor used to drive. The young cop goes undercover in a bank robbery outfit and eventually has to square off against its leader, who is one of the greatest high speed drivers in the history of Italian street crime.” [imdb]

Io Ho Paura

In I fought the law, Paprika Chips on August 10, 2013 at 5:18 am

Title: Io Ho Paura (I am afraid)
Production: Italy 1977
Director: Damiano Damiani
Cast: Gian Maria Volonté, Erland Josephson, Mario Adorf
Run Time: 114min
Circulation: PAL DL-DVDr
Generation/Source: TV Rip
Language: Italian, German
Subtitles: English

A darioargento project that pairs a German pay TV rip with ganjafarmer’s subtitles.

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“A policeman on the tracks of a political terrorist plot, is undecided between duty and self-preservation, especially when he unearths evidence about the involvement of his own police chiefs with the Italian terrorists. Gian Maria Volonté gives one of his best performances, playing the scared policeman who unwillingly becomes aware of secrets which he perfectly knows might lead him to his death. Ortolani’s score is as usual perfect. Damiano Damiani direction is secure as the movie never drops its rhythm and the ending is tough, but a great one. Damiani will later direct the serial on mafia called “PIOVRA”, a huge success in Italy and abroad in the 80s. “Io ho paura” is a story with tension, great acting, a perfect score and an alarming accusation message, still real, on the deviation of our society.” [imdb]