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La Legge Violenta Della Squadra Anticrimine

In I fought the law, Paprika Chips on August 10, 2013 at 5:11 am

Title: La Legge Violenta Della Squadra Anticrimine (Cross Shot)
Production: Italy 1976
Director: Stelvio Massi
Cast: Lee J. Cobb, John Saxon, Thomas Hunter
Run Time: 92min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: VHS Master
Language: English, Italian, German
Subtitles: None

A pipipip project about which he says: “Some years ago lordretsudo uploaded a fandubbed DVD based on the Italian release. But this release had some major problems. It’s cut and the video is 4:3 letterboxed. Now, four years later, there has still no better release shown up. So I decided to insert the missing scene from the German VHS which was uploaded at BDVC by alfredo666 aka mimamo. I also tried to improve the video quality a little”

1976 la legge violenta della squadra anticrimine

“Flatly directed Italian crime film with John Saxon doing the Dirty Harry routine. The film serves up only a handful of brief, dull action scenes. Instead, the film focuses on a two-way manhunt. A low level hood on the run steals a mobster’s car. Inside the car is incriminating evidence which will send a don to prison. The hunt is on with both the police and the mob dogging the young hood. The drama falls flat and the lack of shootouts makes this one a slog. There is some posturing about liberal newsmen and how they get in the way of justice as well as the usual strongarm scenes. That’s it for subtext. An infirm looking J. Lee Cobb plays the blind don who stands to go to prison if the car thief isn’t found. Director Stelvio Massi also made Convoy Busters, which was an enjoyable Italian actioner. Watch it instead.” [imdb]

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