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Title: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 06 Jul 2007 - 21:34
UNA MAGNUM SPECIAL PER TONY SAITTA- BLAZING MAGNUM (1976)

Stuart Whitman, Martin Landau, John Saxon, Tisa Farrow

Detective Saitta (Whitman) along with Detective Matthews (John Saxon) investigates the murder of Saitta's sister who was poisoned on her college campus. The crime involves the theft of an expensive necklace from the Orient. At first evidence points to Doctor Tracer (Landau) but it's found through a long chain of events that the actual killer is close to home.

I've never been much of a Stuart Whitman fan but he's great here showing lots of spunk and energy in the action scenes doing most if not all of his own stunts. Saxon is also good as Whitman's partner but sadly, he doesn't get to do much during the action scenes. It's Whitman's showcase and he gives it his all especially in a showstopping 7 minute(!) bravura car chase sequence at the 57 minute mark. The movie opens with a bang when Saitta foils a robbery and putting down the crooks with his magnum, destroying several cars and businesses as a result.

Another highlight is a comical scene where Saitta must question a group of transvestites(!) and ends up duking it out with them destroying the apartment in the process and Saitta himself is tossed over the balcony(!) but climbs back up and continues fighting even jamming a hot curling iron up one of the drag queens rectum! The ending is a nice capper as the real killer tries to make an escape in a helicopter and Saitta puts his magnum to good use.

Tisa Farrow plays a blind girl who figures into the plot and even gets involved in a suspensful scene where the killer enters her apartment to kill one of her friends then goes after her. She makes her way into the street where cars zip past her nearly running her over. Farrow apparently did this dangerous piece of stunt work herself.

This is the first modern action film I've seen from Alberto De Martino (THE ANTICHRIST) and I'd like to see more. This is a Canadian-Italian co-production. I must say "BLAZING" is amazing and contains all the elements that make these movies such fun to watch. Whitman's "good guy" is a bit more crazy than usual if you can believe that. There's lots of action, bloodshed, nudity, wild plot devices and the exhilarating 7 minute car chase is worth seeing the film on its own.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: LANZETTA on 06 Jul 2007 - 23:36
This is one of only a couple of polizio's i've seen (the other being ASSASSINATION filmed in New York /Hamburg) that wasn't based at all in Italy(Montreal in fact),it doesn't appear to have any Italian actors(well none that i can recognise),all the big names are American(Stuart Whitman excels throughout in his many chases,fights and shootouts) and consequently the movie has a definate feel of an American cop movie(albeit more violent) than an Italian polizo.

Still a brilliant crime thriller worth getting if nothing else for the brilliant extended car chase and Whitmans hilarious scrap with the transvestites.

Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Paul on 06 Jul 2007 - 23:42
It's been said before but I'll say it again - this film needs a decent DVD release.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 07 Jul 2007 - 01:05
It certainly does although it already looks really great on the Japanese VHS! Have you seen it? Its a very nice transfer.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Paul on 07 Jul 2007 - 07:56
It certainly does although it already looks really great on the Japanese VHS! Have you seen it? Its a very nice transfer.

Merli's got the Japanese tape.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Jonny on 07 Jul 2007 - 08:39
Merli's got the Japanese tape.


So have I!  ;)

(http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/1673/blazingmagnumjapvhsmq4.jpg)
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Paul on 07 Jul 2007 - 09:04
Did I say Merli? I meant to say Tanzi.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Jamie on 08 Jul 2007 - 15:34
Man I love this movie! Im a fan of Stuart Whitman anyway, but it delivers with the over the top action. There's also some kinda Giallo-ish elements thrown into the mix too. Id have to say that car chase is my second favorite after Bullitt.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: demented_uk on 13 Sep 2007 - 15:59
After trying to track down the uncut Medusa tape for years without any luck I saw this for the first time last night and really enjoyed it.  I think I would have preferred Saxon in Stuart Whitman's role as he just seemed a little out of place to me (are his eyebrows scary or what?) and I though Martin Landau was great as he always is..  The car chase was spectacular and the helicopter shoot-out was so OTT it was great.  As for the transvestite scene, what the hell was that all about?  It just comes out of nowhere and makes you wonder what the script writer was smoking when he wrote it.  I am really surprised that this has not been awarded a DVD release, excluding the abridged fullscreen German DVD. 
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 13 Sep 2007 - 17:02
After trying to track down the uncut Medusa tape for years without any luck I saw this for the first time last night and really enjoyed it.  I think I would have preferred Saxon in Stuart Whitman's role as he just seemed a little out of place to me (are his eyebrows scary or what?) and I though Martin Landau was great as he always is..  The car chase was spectacular and the helicopter shoot-out was so OTT it was great.  As for the transvestite scene, what the hell was that all about?  It just comes out of nowhere and makes you wonder what the script writer was smoking when he wrote it.  I am really surprised that this has not been awarded a DVD release, excluding the abridged fullscreen German DVD. 
Me and Jonny have nice widescreen Japanese tapes ::)

Your right the car chase is superb, i'd go as far to say it's better than the chase in Bulitt!
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 13 Sep 2007 - 17:52
The chase in BULLITT is left in the dust in comparison to the one in MAGNUM.  :P
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Magnus Wersen on 13 Sep 2007 - 19:03
I have the Swedish VHS on a DVD-R and I really love the movie (being a Martin Landau fan doesn't hurt either), but isn't this more of a giallo than a crime movie? I think the title Shadows in an Empty Room fits very well considering the content.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: demented_uk on 13 Sep 2007 - 19:18
I suppose it is a hybrid like NAKED VIOLENCE and WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO YOUR DAUGHTERS?.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 13 Sep 2007 - 21:27
I suppose it is a hybrid like NAKED VIOLENCE and WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO YOUR DAUGHTERS?.
I agree, but i think it is better off in the crime section, i'd say it's a crime with Giallo elemrnts ::)
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 13 Sep 2007 - 22:00
I think it's a crime movie with no giallo elements. Many police movies are whodunnits, too. I never would have thought of this being a giallo tinted movie had no one else made mention of it.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 14 Sep 2007 - 00:31
I consider it a crime movie as well. An unusual one (because of the Canadian setting) but still very entertaining.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 15 Nov 2007 - 13:52
japanese mini poster

front -

(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/1082/blazingmagnumfrontjapanvo0.jpg)
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 15 Nov 2007 - 13:55
back -

(http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/2937/blazingmagnumbackjapansk0.jpg)
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 15 Nov 2007 - 14:12
Now that is nice,the Japanese really put some effort into their film advertising.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Pollanet on 16 Nov 2007 - 19:51
Coming soon the complete OST on cd from Beat records... linear notes by Pollanet Squad!   :-X
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Jonny on 16 Nov 2007 - 20:00
That's excellent news! Some of my favorite Armando Trovajoli music is in this film.  :P
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 16 Nov 2007 - 20:10
This is coming to DVD in the U.S. on the GRINDHOUSE EXPERIENCE VOL. 2 collection.

The first volume -- THE GRINDHOUSE EXPERIENCE -- was mostly VHS transfers (Public Domain or unauthorized, I think), but all the big retailers stocked it, and it seems to have sold well.

VOL. 2 will also contain HIGHWAY RACER, the Merli film.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 16 Nov 2007 - 20:40
This is coming to DVD in the U.S. on the GRINDHOUSE EXPERIENCE VOL. 2 collection.

The first volume -- THE GRINDHOUSE EXPERIENCE -- was mostly VHS transfers (Public Domain or unauthorized, I think), but all the big retailers stocked it, and it seems to have sold well.

VOL. 2 will also contain HIGHWAY RACER, the Merli film.
FUCKING HELL! ::)

Have you got a link to any information
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Jonny on 16 Nov 2007 - 20:49
Tanzi don't get too excited, some of the transfers in the previous boxset were VHS quality...
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 16 Nov 2007 - 20:52
http://www.amazon.com/Grindhouse-Experience-Vol-2/dp/B000VSDN2S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1195249569&sr=8-1

It looks as if they just used the cover from VOL. 1 for the picture.

(The first volume, by the way, had VIOLENT PROFESSIONALS, CONFESSIONS OF A POLICE CAPTAIN, THREE TOUGH GUYS and MEAN FRANK AND CRAZY TONY as its Eurocrime quotient amongst the other exploitation movies. Mostly poor VHS dubs, but VIOLENT PROFESSIONALS look as if it came off the Wild East disc.)
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 16 Nov 2007 - 20:55
Oh Shit, i thought it was one of them other gridhouse things like ive seen on xploited
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Mr White on 30 Jan 2008 - 18:50
This one is worth it for the car chase and tranny scrap alone.

Cant beat a good car chase
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Diabolik on 07 Feb 2008 - 11:32
Here's two of the three danish releases... u/c, approx. 1,78:1 and english audio;

(http://www.diabolik.dk/images/GraveSitePics/Crime/BlazingMagnum_Irish.jpg) (http://www.diabolik.dk/images/GraveSitePics/Crime/BlazingMagnum_Panorama.jpg)

/D
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Captain on 08 Feb 2008 - 08:48
Watched this one last night, needless to say it's a instant favorite for me. Gonna watch it again today.
Whitman does a great job, he looks badass in the funeral scene too.
About the soundtrack, was it used in any other film as well or some compilation? I'm sure i've heard it before.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Feb 2008 - 14:57
Glad you enjoyed it Captain ::)
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Captain on 08 Feb 2008 - 15:02
Glad you enjoyed it Captain ::)

Love it and just watched it again.
I'm a big fan of car chases and i've seen alot of em but one is a piece of art!
The tranny scene is amazing!

Cool to hear Whitman does alot (all?) of his own stunts too.


Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Feb 2008 - 15:06

I'm a big fan of car chases and i've seen alot of em but one is a piece of art!

Great chase isn't it, i'd go as far to say it's better than the one in BULLITT :) :) :)
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Captain on 08 Feb 2008 - 20:41

I'm a big fan of car chases and i've seen alot of em but one is a piece of art!

Great chase isn't it, i'd go as far to say it's better than the one in BULLITT :) :) :)

Indeed it is! This one and the one in The Seven Ups top a lot of famous chases.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Pollanet on 08 Feb 2008 - 21:27
the chase of Bullit is probably one of the most famous chase scenes in cinema... but it's really the best?! I don't think so

I enjoy so much the ending of Bullit in the airport, a masterpiece of suspance... but not very much the chase... i noted it's faster than reality, as b-movies  :-*

i think that all the chase in Blazing magnum was directed by Remi Julienne, someone says that Aristide Massaccesi/Joe D'Amato was the real second unit director, but a very good car chases can be directed only by a stunt, i think...
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Captain on 08 Feb 2008 - 21:40
The Bullet chase is a bit overrated, that's a fact. Ever seen the original Gone In 60 Seconds? Now that's a chase!
Remi Julliene is the absolute master of car stunts on european grounds. Recently showed Cold Sweat to my girl and even though she isn't interested in car chase stuff at all, she even said, "that's some crazy driving". I told her "that's Remi Julliene baby".
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Feb 2008 - 21:57
Didn't he do HIGHWAY RACER and Merli got pissed off because he wasn't allowed to do ALL his own driving. (or something like that)
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Pollanet on 08 Feb 2008 - 22:15
me too likes very much car chases, even if... I don't drive  :(

i think that a good crime movie without a chase is like to have an excellent dinner without bread  :-*

but it's difficult, a chase can be an explosion of energy but also something of a bit ridicoulos, you need also a good score

remi julienne was often over the limits, someone of his staff died or was seriously hurted, but he was absolutely the king
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Jay on 09 Feb 2008 - 14:58
An old review of mine...

UNA MAGNUM SPECIAL PER TONY SAITTA (1976)                                                                   
aka A Special Magnum for Tony Saitta. Blazing Magnum. Blazing Magnums. Shadows in a Room. Strange Shadows in a Room

director: Martin Herbert [Alberto de Martino]
starring: Stuart Whitman. John Saxon. Martin Landau. Carole Laure. Gayle Hunnicutt. Tisa Farrow. [+ possible uncredited cameo from Charles Napier as a detective at train station]

Tony Saitta: “Julie, was Louise very upset?”
Julie: “The most upset I’ve ever seen her.”

Detective Saitta (Whitman) asking Julie (Farrow), who is *blind*, if his sister had been acting mysteriously before her death.

This is a very loud and destructive crime film. Shot in Montreal, the Quebec province of Canada, Una magnum special per Tony Saitta/Blazing Magnum stands above the usual run-of-the-mill Cinecitta’ cop productions with its international cast, splendid locations, impressive budget and expensive set-pieces. In essence, a beer n’ popcorn movie, Una magnum special per Tony Saitta is admittedly, for this reviewer, great entertainment value. Narrative may be one dimensional, and so is Whitman’s character, but Alberto de Martino’s direction and Aristide Massaccesi’s visual eye are, if not workman-like, are energetic and keen for thrills. Although Martino’s film provides more in the way of explosive action than the majority of poor boy Italian pretenders, this particular movie exists for set-pieces and exploits them to their full potential. And bloody violence is paramount as Tony Saitta blasts away the scum with his large hand cannon.

The cast, mainly cinema veterans, chew over what is an undemanding script. Whitman, in need of a haircut, shave and a change of clothes, makes a capable Eastwood bogus and Saxon is welcome charismatic support. Farrow, who later appeared in Zombi 2 (1979), Anthropophagous (1980) and L’ultimo cacciatore/The Last Hunter (1980) plays an unconvincing blind teacher but it’s the crash, bang and wallops that are the real meat in Una magnum special per Tony Saitta. In what is perhaps one of the more effective car pursuits in the history of ‘cinema delitto’, Whitman gives chase in his clapped-out banger to a suspect in a road-hugging Mustang. Clichés are welcome as both cars charge in to cardboard boxes and splash through puddles - a scene of two men carrying a large sheet of glass across a road only to be smashed by one of the cars is sadly missing. After ten minutes of motor mayhem, Montreal is left in a state of ruins as burnt rubber and dented metal litter the streets - it was as if Godzilla had come to party (and I recognise Jack Looney's during the chase, a diner that served the best delli sandwiches).   

Apart from a handful of blood squibs, the violence portrayed in the film is hardly explicit when compared to Umberto Lenzi’s cop films for example. However, one sequence where the murderer pricks a baby’s throat with a flick-knife before blasting away at Whitman in an infirmary, is startling and scandalous. It’s as if the scene was thrown in at random for shock value and reminds one of the West German drama Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (1972) where a bullet festival takes place in an incubator ward - subtle it is not. Saying that, Martino’s scene is filmed with considerable gusto and when the prime suspect attempts to cheat justice by fleeing in a helicopter, Whitman foils the escape with a volley of shots from his Magnum. Within seconds, the helicopter has more holes in it than a colander before plummeting to the ground in flames which all goes to emphasise Whitman’s understandable explosions of anger with cathartic effect.   

With a funky, but rather inappropriate Euro disco score, Una magnum special per Tony Saitta has to be Martino’s finest 90 minutes. Shot in English, the Canadian location makes a refreshing change from the usual Roman fare. The attraction of Martino’s film may be aesthetic but it shares a common trait with most Italian cop thrillers in that they are so obviously a right-wing fantasy. The philosophy remains the same with Dirty Harry and his many imitations in that they are reactionary. College students are butchered by the murderer as police remain frustrated and unclear of his identity. As members of the class succumb to the assassin’s blade (one is pulped in a rock grinder), Whitman finally unmasks the killer. Greed is what sparks this intelligent member of society to kill and the narrative would suggest that students should know their place within the state while police keep a careful eye on them. With a dash of giallo for good measure, Una magnum special per Tony Saitta is truly wonderful nonsense that makes a great stress reliever as Whitman hands out moody wise-cracks and fat lips. You’ll love it.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 09 Feb 2008 - 15:13
Nice review, Jay.

While reading it, I thought you were going to ignore the giallo influence, but then you acknowledged it right there at the end. Good job.

I think this is going to lead me to start a new post...
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Jay on 09 Feb 2008 - 15:18
Mike!

How goes it! I hope you're well, mighty sir. Well, the good news is that the book is with a new publisher and it looks like it's going ahead. Feel free to mail me directly and I'd like to thank you for your time and assistance. Always very much appreciated.

Yeah, there's a sniff of giallo in there...

Off to Berlin Film Festival tomorrow. I'll keep you in the loop.

Jay
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: demented_uk on 14 Feb 2008 - 07:35
Just found out that there was a Japanese Laserdisc release of this.  Does anyone know if there is a rip in circulation?
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: paperbag on 14 Feb 2008 - 07:57
I'll be watching this very soon but so far SPECIAL COP IN ACTION has my favourite car chase
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 14 Feb 2008 - 13:00
that one kicks ass for sure but the one in BLAZING MAGNUM is way more extreme...
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 14 Feb 2008 - 13:36
but so far SPECIAL COP IN ACTION has my favourite car chase
I noticed that the chase in SPECIAL COP where the police car drives off the jetty into the water was later reused by Alfonso Brescia in his LA TUA PER MIO FIGLIO,it features an excellent car chase around Milan during the opening scenes.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: lilly on 20 Apr 2008 - 10:29
Watched this the other day on a dvdr burn of i'm asuming a Jap laserdisc. nice widescreen print.
Thoroughly entertaining movie.
As all of you have said the car chase is nuts, but my favourite bit had to be the Tranny punch up.
did any of you notice when he threw one of the transvestites in to a wall, how they hit their head on the corner of a cabinet/bookcase type thing, it looked extremely painful  :)
I also loved how he used the curling tongs.

I thought the Giallo elements were quite obvious especially when it involved the blind girl.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Luca Canali on 20 Apr 2008 - 10:50
Glad to see that there's heaps of love for this film, it really is a great movie. I think the synth & piano soundtrack is brilliant too, quite unlike that of any other Euro Crimes.
On the subject of OTT car chases, 'The Burglars' with Jean-Paul Belmondo has a pretty crazy one to rival this one too!
I read in Is It Uncut that there were some very minor differences in prints to the scene where the baby in the incubator room gets a blade put to it. Can anyone expand on this? I only have the Greek W/S VHS. so I wouldn't have anything else to compare it to.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 20 Apr 2008 - 11:50
I read in Is It Uncut that there were some very minor differences in prints to the scene where the baby in the incubator room gets a blade put to it. Can anyone expand on this? I only have the Greek W/S VHS. so I wouldn't have anything else to compare it to.
i think the second medusa pre-cert U.K. release is like this, if the spine label is a sticker it's uncut, if a hologram it's cut......i think
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Luca Canali on 20 Apr 2008 - 13:52
Cheers Tanzi!.

To quote Is It Uncut: "...one sequence where the murderer pricks a baby's throat with a flick knife before blasting away at Whitman in an infirmary, is startling and scandalous."

If I recall correctly, in my print, the killer holds the blade up to the baby but does not prick it. Now, I don't get off on seeing babies perforated or anything but if I am missing some footage then I want it for sure!
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 23 Apr 2008 - 22:18
Here you go Luca, a link to the BBFC page

link (http://www.bbfc.co.uk/website/Classified.nsf/0/5D3788B6079481598025660B0034786C?OpenDocument)
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Jonny on 24 Apr 2008 - 08:19
I just checked the scene with the baby on my Japanese VHS and the blade never even touches the baby's skin, it's always on the white sheet that's wrapped around it.

Plus the fact that in this scene the killer doesn't even have a gun leads me to believe that the line in 'Uncut'   "...one sequence where the murderer pricks a baby's throat with a flick knife before blasting away at Whitman in an infirmary, is startling and scandalous." is totally mis-leading.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Luca Canali on 24 Apr 2008 - 12:58
Thanks Tanzi & Jonny, especially for checking the scene.
Yes, my print is exactly the same as to what you described mate so the writer of that particular review may have just been getting over excited, leading readers (and me) to believe that there was some obscure footage out there. Glad that's cleared up. Thanks again!
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Jonny on 19 Jun 2008 - 10:26
Just received a new copy of this (cheers drmiaow). Widescreen 'of air' Italian TV recording that's been dubbed into English. Looks the best I've ever seen it, shame that it's been compressed to an AVI then burnt onto a DVD-R. Would love a copy of the original, uncompressed, recording...

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Caps/Blazing1.jpg)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Caps/Blazing2.jpg)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Caps/Blazing3.jpg)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Caps/Blazing4.jpg)
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: ecc on 19 Jun 2008 - 11:14
(http://www.fantasien.com/list/51st/5111.jpg)
Never seen it but years ago I was intrigued by the title and the US tape cover but passed on it when I read that it was just a crime flick (before I knew who "Martin Herbert" was and that it was an Italian film).
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Paul on 19 Jun 2008 - 11:51
Funny, that US title sounds rather giallo-like.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Andrew Monroe on 19 Jun 2008 - 12:46
Yeah, it seems like it was definitely sold as a giallo here in the states. I have that Vestron tape (and it actually looks pretty good, not hurt badly by fullscreen presentation). Scored it many years ago at a flea market - as soon as I saw that title and cover I was thinking giallo. Didn`t play out that way but it`s a damn good crime thriller, actually one of my favorites after several viewings.

By the way, totally off topic but Luca, who is that stunner in your avatar? Looks like Rebecca Linares.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 19 Jun 2008 - 17:50
Just received a new copy of this (cheers drmiaow). Widescreen 'of air' Italian TV recording that's been dubbed into English.
That looks really crisp
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Gary B. on 19 Jun 2008 - 18:26
By the way, totally off topic but Luca, who is that stunner in your avatar? Looks like Rebecca Linares.

Looks to me like Miki Sugimoto from all those 'Pinky Violence' films.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Andrew Monroe on 19 Jun 2008 - 19:24
Looks to me like Miki Sugimoto from all those 'Pinky Violence' films.

You`re right Gary, thanks. Did a Google image search for that name and the same photo turned up. Haven`t watched any of the Pinky Violence films in a long time.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: drmiaow on 19 Jun 2008 - 22:11
It's a very nice copy but I can't take credit for finding it. I traded it with Keith at Giallo Fever, where he's also written a detailed review of the film. It's a great blog: if you're not already reading it take a look for yourself at   

http://giallo-fever.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 197
Post by: demented_uk on 15 Jul 2008 - 21:34
Another 16x9 enhancement project finished using the aforementioned TV rip.  The cropping has not gotten rid of the entire logo, just the top half is remaining.  I am really impressed with the results; it looks quite good.  Here is the motion menu from my fan DVD:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgCtMstPSVc
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Jonny on 15 Jul 2008 - 21:54
Menu looks wicked Oli. Did you source the main feature from the AVI or did you get a copy direct from a DVD recorder?
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 197
Post by: demented_uk on 16 Jul 2008 - 07:17
I actually sourced it from a DVD conversion of the avi file and I am very surprised by how good it looks.  Here are some screenshots:

(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/3145/vlcsnap24372py6.png)

(http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/7272/vlcsnap24862cs0.png)




Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 197
Post by: JJJunkk on 08 Aug 2008 - 03:31
Looks like a complete, uncut print was screened July 18th in Montreal at the Fantasia Film Festival (http://www.fantasiafestival.com/2008/en/films/film_detail.php?id=243).  Don't know anything about this festival, but it calls itself "North America's Premier Genre Festival".

If there's a print in North America, maybe someone in the US can put together a DVD release.  Since it was a Canadian co-production, you may even be able to get some cash from the Canadian or provincial Quebec government to help fund it.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum/Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: jaho on 24 Jan 2009 - 03:59

did any of you notice when he threw one of the transvestites in to a wall, how they hit their head on the corner of a cabinet/bookcase type thing, it looked extremely painful 


Funny thing you mention that.  I ran it back just to show my wife.  Painful indeed.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Diabolik on 02 Feb 2009 - 07:39
ALL 3 danish vhs releases;

Rare as hell 1st release:
(http://www.diabolik.dk/llol/bm1.jpg)

(http://www.diabolik.dk/llol/bm2.jpg)

(http://www.diabolik.dk/llol/bm3.jpg)

/D
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Sutekh on 31 Dec 2009 - 22:46
Just watched this for the first time thanks to Oli's great fan DVD. What a riot of a movie! Exceptional car chase that featured all the staples of a car chase - over a train, flying over a hill, knocking a bystander vehicle into a pile of boxes.. it just needed two men with a sheet of glass and crashing through a fruit market! The punch up with the transvestites was great, and the cigar smoking midget mole was a laugh. A satisfying ending that I didn't predict! I recognised Martin Landau as Dr. Tracer who played among other things Alvin Kurtzweil in the first X-Files movie.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Diabolik on 19 Dec 2010 - 10:25
Danish theatrical trailer;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dzp3koK1Qo
/D
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Nuno on 04 Dec 2011 - 17:50
Original Portuguese 1st Edition VHS
Video Label: Imavideo
Release Year: 1987

More Pics: http://nuno-dvdcollection.blogspot.com/2011/12/blazing-magnum-1976.html
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Qgx99hHWX9s/TtqzWJcnqDI/AAAAAAAANZE/mVZDQmGFQJQ/s400/004a.JPG)
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KSer68HF0Pg/Ttqzo92q53I/AAAAAAAANZs/S8GVPYt9sTA/s400/004c.JPG)

(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/1066/firmanuno.gif) (http://nuno-dvdcollection.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Scyther on 15 Dec 2011 - 15:15
The car chase sequence in this film was brilliant, for sure. Almost on par with 'Bullitt' or Di Leo's 'Italian Connection'.  :)
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 15 Dec 2011 - 19:03
The car chase sequence in this film was brilliant, for sure. Almost on par with 'Bullitt'
Better than  ::)
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Scyther on 15 Dec 2011 - 20:12
The car chase sequence in this film was brilliant, for sure. Almost on par with 'Bullitt'
Better than  ::)

Haha, it's a close race, for sure, with The French Connection hot on their heels.  :-X
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: ecc on 11 Aug 2013 - 09:40
It looks like MGM still owns at least some rights to this as STRANGE SHADOWS IN AN EMPTY ROOM.  It's on right now on This-TV.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: demented_uk on 11 Aug 2013 - 19:15
Are you recording it, Eric?
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: MarcMorris on 11 Aug 2013 - 19:41
I'll be including the American trailer for this (Strange Shadows in an Empty Room) on Grindhouse Trailer Classics 4.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: ecc on 12 Aug 2013 - 01:08
Are you recording it, Eric?

No, I didn't.  It's the old eighties video master and probably censored for TV (I haven't found the widescreen version someone traded to me a long time ago).  This-TV is a channel that shows MGM properties (films and TV shows like "Highway Patrol", "Sea Hunt", "The Patty Duke Show", and "Mr. Ed").  It's a revenue-sharing channel in that they get access to the library for free and split the ad revenue with MGM.  It's a digital channel, but they all of their masters are 480i and usually fullscreen.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: demented_uk on 12 Aug 2013 - 07:45
That's disappointing. I have two recordings of Italian TV broadcasts; apparently these are slightly cut and are also watermarked. I'd love to see an official release of this one.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: MarcMorris on 12 Aug 2013 - 09:50
According to my records, it looks like MGM/Orion owns US rights.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: demented_uk on 12 Aug 2013 - 12:12
Won't be seeing this any time soon then. I suppose the only hope would be Shout Factory as they licence a lot of MGM titles. Doubt they would have much interest though.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Scyther on 12 Aug 2013 - 22:50
One my absolute favorite Eurocrimes. So sad that an official release isn't available
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Russell22 on 14 Aug 2013 - 11:18
Although this is an Italian production, when I watch it, it never feels like one. I guess mainly coz its filmed in Canada utilising American and British actors. Still great though and fantastic car chase. :)
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Peter on 24 May 2014 - 08:31
There's an Italian release (http://www.amazon.it/dp/B00JQDZSZO/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=256U6PKTQOGW6&coliid=I3DZEV1FBWUFAU) out in early june. Haven't heard of the label (Quinto Piano) before, so it difficult to know what to expect. I guess any kind of English option is too much to hope for, but I'm hoping for a good print for the fansubbers/dubbers
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Renato on 24 May 2014 - 10:24
There's an Italian release ([url]http://www.amazon.it/dp/B00JQDZSZO/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=256U6PKTQOGW6&coliid=I3DZEV1FBWUFAU[/url]) out in early june. Haven't heard of the label (Quinto Piano) before, so it difficult to know what to expect. I guess any kind of English option is too much to hope for, but I'm hoping for a good print for the fansubbers/dubbers


From that label you can expect only crap... anyway I hope I'm wrong this time.
Title: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Jonny on 26 Dec 2015 - 08:08
Blu-ray coming in April from Scorpion! Not sure why they missed off the word Strange from the alternative title though...

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/26/2f453c186c114ce6e3f2aed5077f6925.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/26/122af0b8da67e9e013152490f8323df2.jpg)
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 26 Dec 2015 - 14:08
Blu-ray coming in April from Scorpion! Not sure why they missed off the word Strange from the alternative title though...


Out of deference to Bill.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: ScottC on 01 Jan 2016 - 10:19
Looking forward to this one. Had a Japanese laserdisc of this years ago and converted it to DVD. This should be a vast improvement!
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Jamie on 01 Jan 2016 - 15:11
Im really stoked about this. It's always been one of my Top 3 favorite Italian Crime movies.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 01 Jan 2016 - 18:10
Blu-ray coming in April from Scorpion! Not sure why they missed off the word Strange from the alternative title though...
I don't like that title for it anyway, if that's the front it's swiftly going to get turned around  :-\
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Jonny on 01 Jan 2016 - 18:15

Blu-ray coming in April from Scorpion! Not sure why they missed off the word Strange from the alternative title though...
I don't like that title for it anyway, if that's the front it's swiftly going to get turned around  :-\

It's bound to be double sided, I'll be switching over to the Japanese art straight away too!
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 01 Jan 2016 - 23:02

Blu-ray coming in April from Scorpion! Not sure why they missed off the word Strange from the alternative title though...
I don't like that title for it anyway, if that's the front it's swiftly going to get turned around  :-\

It's bound to be double sided, I'll be switching over to the Japanese art straight away too!
Yeah, it is definitely going to be double sided, I reckon they are unwisely going to have that for the main image though.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Luca Canali on 02 Jan 2016 - 09:34
Definitely great news - although are Scorpion Blus normally region free or 'A' locked?
As much as I love it when companies use old poster or video artwork for their releases, the 'Shadows..' one is indeed crap. Still, as long as the print is decent and I can play the bloody disc on my machine then I'm all over this.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 02 Jan 2016 - 13:31
Definitely great news - although are Scorpion Blus normally region free or 'A' locked?
I think this is one of the Kino collaboration ones, if it is it will be region locked more than likely.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Luca Canali on 03 Jan 2016 - 13:26
Cheers mate. Might be time for me to get off my arse and finally get a region free player...
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 03 Jan 2016 - 17:42
Cheers mate. Might be time for me to get off my arse and finally get a region free player...
Do it, Sef!  ::) 
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Russell22 on 04 Jan 2016 - 11:54
The most unexpected Blu ray announcement of the year; and the most welcome too  ::)
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Peter on 26 Jan 2016 - 12:11
Up for pre-order at Diabolik (http://www.diabolikdvd.com/category/Cult-Favorites/Shadows-in-an-Empty-Room-(Scorpion-Releasing)-(Blu~Ray).html) now
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: logboy on 02 Feb 2016 - 13:40
down to $15.99 on amazon at the moment >

http://www.amazon.com/Shadows-in-an-Empty-Room-Blu-ray/dp/B01AVMS8U0 (http://www.amazon.com/Shadows-in-an-Empty-Room-Blu-ray/dp/B01AVMS8U0)
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Jonny on 02 Feb 2016 - 15:21
down to $15.99 on amazon at the moment >

[url]http://www.amazon.com/Shadows-in-an-Empty-Room-Blu-ray/dp/B01AVMS8U0[/url] ([url]http://www.amazon.com/Shadows-in-an-Empty-Room-Blu-ray/dp/B01AVMS8U0[/url])

Cool, pre-ordered it from Amazon, $24 Inc shipping.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: logboy on 03 Feb 2016 - 08:29
... i'm waiting on reviews, and to check amazon UK marketplace to see if it's listed by anyone there.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: babybreese on 03 Feb 2016 - 16:10
It will likely be a while, street date is April 12.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: logboy on 03 Feb 2016 - 18:04
It will likely be a while, street date is April 12.

sure. i tend to wait on reviews for the most part. not always possible.

have kept a detailed list of upcoming possibilities for many years, and refine it daily, waiting on a whole host of things to either happen or fade away.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Longsden on 04 Feb 2016 - 11:38
Still can't believe this is going to be on blu
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 02 Apr 2016 - 14:27
Copies are in stock over at Diabolik. Just ordered mine (with Thundercrack! blu)
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Jonny on 02 Apr 2016 - 18:26
Seen some posts on Facebook showing this has already shipped. I'm cool to wait for mine from Amazon but would love to hear what the transfer is like!
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 03 Apr 2016 - 17:50
I've found the Scorpion discs I've picked up to be fine and dandy. Walt seems to be the brother who wasn't kept hidden in the attic.

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Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Longsden on 05 Apr 2016 - 08:31
Never used Scorpion before. Where is best to buy from to the UK?
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Russell22 on 05 Apr 2016 - 09:13
Never used Scorpion before. Where is best to buy from to the UK?

Either Diabolik, or you could wait until Strange Vice get copies which are UK based
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 05 Apr 2016 - 10:50
I've found the Scorpion discs I've picked up to be fine and dandy. Walt seems to be the brother who wasn't kept hidden in the attic.

Never used Scorpion before. Where is best to buy from to the UK?

Scorpion is the label.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Longsden on 05 Apr 2016 - 11:19
Never used Scorpion before. Where is best to buy from to the UK?

Either Diabolik, or you could wait until Strange Vice get copies which are UK based

Yeah, Strange Vice would have been my go to. Thanks
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 05 Apr 2016 - 11:24
I've found the Scorpion discs I've picked up to be fine and dandy. Walt seems to be the brother who wasn't kept hidden in the attic.

Never used Scorpion before. Where is best to buy from to the UK?

Scorpion is the label.
I know.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 05 Apr 2016 - 13:14
I've found the Scorpion discs I've picked up to be fine and dandy. Walt seems to be the brother who wasn't kept hidden in the attic.

Never used Scorpion before. Where is best to buy from to the UK?

Scorpion is the label.
I know.
I know you know, it was in reply to Londsden, it read like it was a place to buy from rather than a label.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Roy Munson on 25 Aug 2016 - 19:43
In case anyone in the UK hasn't picked up the blu ray yet it appears to be region free. The box art states region "A" but it plays on my unchipped blu ray player. The blu ray has the reversible cover but the DVD only has the Shadows in an Empty Room artwork.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Russell22 on 26 Aug 2016 - 07:30
In case anyone in the UK hasn't picked up the blu ray yet it appears to be region free. The box art states region "A" but it plays on my unchipped blu ray player. The blu ray has the reversible cover but the DVD only has the Shadows in an Empty Room artwork.

Pretty much all of Scorpion releasing's Blu ray's are region free anyway, but usually when it states "A" on the back, it is region locked, probably fooled a few people.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 26 Aug 2016 - 20:10
In case anyone in the UK hasn't picked up the blu ray yet it appears to be region free. The box art states region "A" but it plays on my unchipped blu ray player. The blu ray has the reversible cover but the DVD only has the Shadows in an Empty Room artwork.

Pretty much all of Scorpion releasing's Blu ray's are region free anyway, but usually when it states "A" on the back, it is region locked, probably fooled a few people.
That is a strange one because most of the time the ones they put out together with Kino are locked and their own ones aren't.
Title: Re: Blazing Magnum / Una magnum special per Tony Saitta (Alberto de Martino, 1976)
Post by: Luca Canali on 27 Aug 2016 - 21:24
In case anyone in the UK hasn't picked up the blu ray yet it appears to be region free. The box art states region "A" but it plays on my unchipped blu ray player. The blu ray has the reversible cover but the DVD only has the Shadows in an Empty Room artwork.


Thanks for confirming this. I'll pick it up now.