Euro Cult Movie Forum => Police & Crime => Topic started by: Paul on 06 Jul 2007 - 23:02

Title: High Crime / La polizia incrimina la legge assolve (Enzo G. Castellari, 1973)
Post by: Paul on 06 Jul 2007 - 23:02
One of the forefathers of the Italian Cop film. Though Steno's EXECUTION SQUAD pipped it to the post as the first, Castellari's film certainly laid the foundations that many later cop flicks built upon. Obviously influenced by THE FRENCH CONNECTION (even down to the casting of Fernando Rey), HIGH CRIME takes the gritty premise of William Friedkin's seminal film and adds lashings of pleasing action.

The film is in desperate need of a decent DVD release...
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Post by: LANZETTA on 06 Jul 2007 - 23:04
I picked up last week a cheap video of this movie under the MARSEILLES CONNECTION title,and though the tape has seen better days it didn't detract too much from my enjoyment of this brilliant movie which i understand is largely instrumental in inspiring the explosion of Italian crime thrillers.
Franco Nero is Commisioner Belli(not the pen pushing type,definately a street cop) who along with his boss have been for years gathering evidence to nail a large drugs ring.There are two gangs in operation ,and the newer of the two,including a murderous mole from the older gang,is trying to take over the territory.Theres also an insider in the police force.
Belli's boss is murdered ,his family are at serious risk,but he's determined to totally nail these gangsters.Theres car chases galore,excellent fight scenes, long shoot-outs and Nero turns in a superbly convincing performance as Belli.The musical score by the De Angelis brothers is effective and similar to their brilliant score to STREET LAW.
This movie needs a decent dvd release.  :)
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Post by: vigilanteforce on 06 Jul 2007 - 23:08
Somebody has made a fandub of the Japanese disc! Anybody has it? ???

I really need to revisit this, its been a really long time and I only have a Greek tape which is fullscreen and in German language! BU should have released this one along with the other Castellari crime titles!
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Post by: Paul on 06 Jul 2007 - 23:09
Somebody has made a fandub of the Japanese disc! Anybody has it? ???


I have the Pre-Cert UK tape and the dodgy 23rd Century DVD too - which goes under the MARSEILLES CONNECTION title and looks like it was copied from VHS.
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Post by: Dorado on 09 Jul 2007 - 02:44
I just saw this film again I have it on the 23rd Century DVD.

The film is by far Castellari’s best crime film IMO, and one of the best Italian crime films at all.

The soundtrack is also great, I think it’s going to be one of the next things I have to purchase if it’s available on CD that is.


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Post by: Paul on 09 Jul 2007 - 08:23
I just saw this film again I have it on the 23rd Century DVD.

The film is by far Castellari’s best crime film IMO, and one of the best Italian crime films at all.

The soundtrack is also great, I think it’s going to be one of the next things I have to purchase if it’s available on CD that is.




An expanded CD under the La Polizia incrimina la legge assolve title was recently released in Italy. Check eBay, I've seen them on there.
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Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 11 Jul 2007 - 20:24
I watched this last night. Wonderful and overly brutal movie with some scenes I was not expecting. Castellari could really put some effort into his movies when he wanted to. Nero isn't as wooden or stiff as he is in other movies. Actually he's quite good.

Speaking of EXECUTION SQUAD, I found a movie with the same storyline but shot in 1971 entitled KILL! with James Mason. Anyone know anything about this one?
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Post by: vigilanteforce on 11 Jul 2007 - 20:41
Nero isn't as wooden or stiff as he is in other movies. Actually he's quite good.

Where was Nero wooden?
Title: Re: High Crime/La Polizia incrimina la legge assolve (Enzo G. Castellari, 1973)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 11 Jul 2007 - 20:46
KEOMA (mostly in the "fight" scenes; the film is still excellent, though)
JONATHAN OF THE BEARS
ENTER THE NINJA
These 3 immediately come to mind...
Title: Re: High Crime/La Polizia incrimina la legge assolve (Enzo G. Castellari, 1973)
Post by: Paul on 11 Jul 2007 - 21:23
I never thought of Nero as being Wooden in KEOMA. I've not seen the other three. IMO, Nero gives a great deal of depth to his characters, and the fact he does his own dubbing helps considerably.
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Post by: Stephen Grimes on 11 Jul 2007 - 21:28
Nero is one of the best actors out of Italy,absolutely loved him in The Blue Eyed Bandit.
Title: Re: High Crime/La Polizia incrimina la legge assolve (Enzo G. Castellari, 1973)
Post by: Paul on 11 Jul 2007 - 21:30
Nero is one of the best actors out of Italy,absolutely loved him in The Blue Eyed Bandit.

I think he's great in just about everything I've seen - from the raw emotion of STREET LAW to the comic timing seen in the likes of COMPANEROS, I think he's the best actor to have worked in Italian exploitation films, closely followed by Milian.
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Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 12 Jul 2007 - 11:45
In his action scenes Nero is often incredibly stiff. I like him but I'm not a HUGE fan of his. Nero is okay but I wouldn't say he is one of the greatest actors. He's better in some movies than others. He had a good look about him which I think was more instrumental to his success than anything else. Milian, on the other hand, is a far better actor.
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Post by: LANZETTA on 12 Jul 2007 - 14:51
I never thought of Nero as being Wooden in KEOMA. I've not seen the other three. IMO, Nero gives a great deal of depth to his characters, and the fact he does his own dubbing helps considerably.
Yes,he has a great accent which it seems lends itself very well to playing roles of all nationalities.In fact i'm sure i read somewhere that Nero has the world record for the variety of nationalities that have been covered by his roles. ;)
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Post by: Paul on 12 Jul 2007 - 15:05
I never thought of Nero as being Wooden in KEOMA. I've not seen the other three. IMO, Nero gives a great deal of depth to his characters, and the fact he does his own dubbing helps considerably.
Yes,he has a great accent which it seems lends itself very well to playing roles of all nationalities.In fact i'm sure i read somewhere that Nero has the world record for the variety of nationalities that have been covered by his roles. ;)

His performance as 'Issa' - the Palestinian head of Black September in 21 HOURS AT MUNICH was quite a memorable turn.
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Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 12 Jul 2007 - 19:51
He's very good in MAN, PRIDE & VENGEANCE (1968) as well. As I said, I like Nero, I just think he's a bit overrated as an actor. IMO he's better in some movies than others. But the only movie I've seen him in where his fights were good was TEXAS ADIOS. Apart from that, he's too stiff in fight scenes to be a believable action star.
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Post by: vigilanteforce on 12 Jul 2007 - 20:04
I watched HITCH-HIKE again recently and throught Nero was great in the fight scene with David Hess- don't know much about his westerns as I am not into the genre. David insists that Franco broke his nose during the shooting of that scene!
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Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 12 Jul 2007 - 20:11
I plan to see this one again soon. Wonderful movie. Most italian action movies have the absolute worst fight fist fight scenes in cinema (doesn't mean I do not like them of course). They tend to throw their arms far too wide and they often seem to stick their faces out in anticipation of receiving a smack in the face. TEXAS, ADIOS has some very good choreography though.

A lot of american films tend to have very lazy choreography in the action scenes. Only in the past 9 or 10 years have US action movies really began to utilize exciting choreography similar to what used to be seen in HK cinema.
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Post by: The Hunchback on 12 Jul 2007 - 22:18


A lot of american films tend to have very lazy choreography in the action scenes. Only in the past 9 or 10 years have US action movies really began to utilize exciting choreography similar to what used to be seen in HK cinema.

Name a few.
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Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 12 Jul 2007 - 22:27
Name a few what? American action movies with lazy choreography?

Anything from 88 till 96. Anything with Van Damme, Seagal, Willis, Lundgren, etc, etc.....Any movie where the camera is extremely tight where it is difficult to make out what is happening.

Any movie with rapid editing between moves to make it appear that the actor is "moving fast".

Any movie where there is a pause between exchanges of blows as in the many scenes where the bad guy may beat on the good guy for minutes (never in a Seagal movie) then suddenly come back and defeat the villain with just a few punches or kicks.

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Post by: The Hunchback on 12 Jul 2007 - 22:33
Name a few what? American action movies with lazy choreography?





No, those are easy to come by. I mean American movies with good fights.
Title: Re: High Crime/La Polizia incrimina la legge assolve (Enzo G. Castellari, 1973)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 12 Jul 2007 - 22:40
As much as I hate to say it, but THE PHANTOM MENACE had a superb duel in there. Lucas had requested copies of Chinese swordplay movies when he shot this. I haven't really seen a lot of american movies lately.

There was one called DRIVE with Mark Dacascos that was very much in the HK style. Also the excellent French movie BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF had choreography from one of the Five Venoms Kuo Chui who also did the action in TOMORROW NEVER DIES (haven't seen it yet) although I heard the makers wouldn't let him have complete control over the fight scenes.

I haven't seen them all the way through but the BOURNE IDENTITY movies seem to have nice action in them. I think Chuck Norris was about the best guy in american action movies that could do exciting fights. They weren't like HK fights, but they were done well and sometimes with multiple moves before an edit.
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Post by: The Hunchback on 12 Jul 2007 - 22:44


I haven't seen them all the way through but the BOURNE IDENTITY movies seem to have nice action in them.


If your able to see the action scenes in the second than maybe they can be watchable, yes.

Agree with PHANTOM MENACE. The Mual fight is the best of the series.
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Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 12 Jul 2007 - 22:48
The 2nd installment was fine but not up to the standard of the first. The third films duels were better though. Still great to see a CGI Christopher Lee dueling with lightsabres.
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Post by: LANZETTA on 13 Jul 2007 - 07:46
Apart from that, he's too stiff in fight scenes to be a believable action star.
I know what you mean,Nero is lively enough in the fight scenes but always seems to throw punches whilst never bending his elbows,though thats not to say i don't enjoy his fighting.

But yeah,Nero lookalike Maurizio Merli is much more convincing in the fisticuffs department. :P
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Post by: Paul on 13 Jul 2007 - 08:18
I watched HITCH-HIKE again recently and throught Nero was great in the fight scene with David Hess- don't know much about his westerns as I am not into the genre. David insists that Franco broke his nose during the shooting of that scene!

I really rate his HITCH-HIKE performance - there's a great deal of humour in the delivery of some of his lines - especially his banter with Clery, but he also conveys a sense of despair and uselessness in some scenes too.
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Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 13 Jul 2007 - 11:40
I enjoyed HITCH-HIKE very much especially the ending. Maybe I should re-phrase my statement. I guess Nero's stiffness in the action department turns me off to him although it does not lessen my enjoyment of the movie. He is good in the action in TEXAS ADIOS.
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Post by: LANZETTA on 13 Jul 2007 - 14:12
especially his banter with Clery
And she excelled in all departments,not just the acting!

Phwoarrrrrr!!! 8)

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Post by: Fray G on 22 Jul 2007 - 00:19
High Crime.
Just saw this last night for the first time and was not disappointed, I like this more than Street Law and even the Big Racket. Some of the plot was lost on me with various characters but a second viewing should clear that up. And you gotta love the action, the car chase at the start has a very satisfying climax, theres the fur coated assassins, and several mowing downs by assorted vehicles the best being that of a loving and innocent child! In detail! I'm mildly surprised that the BBFC passed that scene like that on the 23rd century disc (assuming that the rating is'nt bogus, this an unauthorized release, right?). And I love the cliffhanger ending, did Franco bite it? or was he just jolted out of bitter memories by a gunshot from the continuing shoot-out.  Sort of reminds me of the end of Roma Violenta. Was Blondie's daydream prophetic? or was it just the mental anguish of a badly beaten-up cripple.


Another voice demanding a proper DVD release of this classic.
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Post by: Paul on 22 Jul 2007 - 11:58
HIGH CRIME is owned by Canal+, which owns Optimum Releasing in the UK. Optimum have steadily released many Canal titles over the past 6-7 months, with some great stuff hittig DVD for the first time (TWISTED NERVE, VILLAIN, etc). I suggest anyone that would like to see HIGH CRIME get a proper release email them, referring to both the English and Italian titles - the film is acually listed in Italian on the Canal list:

info@optimumreleasing.com (http://info@optimumreleasing.com)

Anyone that regularly posts on other boards (Mobius, DVD Mainacs, etc) can I ask you to post this email address there, too?

I reckon they'll release it, should there be plenty of demand...
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Post by: Paul on 22 Jul 2007 - 12:14
Here'[s a copy of the mail I sent:

Hello there,

There's a title, and I believe it's currently owned by Canal+. The title in question is:

La Polizia incrimina la legge assolve (aka HIGH CRIME). The film was made by director Enzo G. Castellari in 1973, and stars Franco Nero and Fernando Rey.

There’s a legion of fans that are after a decent release of this Italian crime classic. I don’t want you to take just my word for this, as I’m going to make it my task to get as many people to contact you as possible.

Thanks for your time and best regards,

Comp
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Post by: LANZETTA on 23 Jul 2007 - 21:21
And I love the cliffhanger ending, did Franco bite it? or was he just jolted out of bitter memories by a gunshot from the continuing shoot-out.  Sort of reminds me of the end of Roma Violenta. Was Blondie's daydream prophetic? or was it just the mental anguish of a badly beaten-up cripple.
Hey thats a good question as i didn't (having also only watched it )think it was anything other than Belli being shot,so a good excuse to put this on again.

Thanks for the suggestion Companero and I'll certainly be dropping Canal+ an email. :D
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Post by: death_proof_reg on 23 Jul 2007 - 21:58
Found my copy of this after losing it for a while, gonna give it a re-watch soon. That opening car chase is brilliant.
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Post by: Jonny on 23 Jul 2007 - 22:02
Found my copy of this after losing it for a while, gonna give it a re-watch soon. That opening car chase is brilliant.

What copy do you have dpReg? I've only got the dodgey 23rd Century DVD under the title 'The Marseille Connection' not watched it yet though...
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Post by: Paul on 23 Jul 2007 - 22:30
I posted a thread about harrassing Optimum over on the DVD Maniacs boards. Hopefully, a fair few popel will drop them a line.
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Post by: Jonny on 23 Jul 2007 - 22:39
I posted a thread about harrassing Optimum over on the DVD Maniacs boards. Hopefully, a fair few popel will drop them a line.

I saw that thread mate, email duly sent...
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Post by: death_proof_reg on 23 Jul 2007 - 23:11
Found my copy of this after losing it for a while, gonna give it a re-watch soon. That opening car chase is brilliant.

What copy do you have dpReg? I've only got the dodgey 23rd Century DVD under the title 'The Marseille Connection' not watched it yet though...

Thats the one I have. It did hinder my enjoyment somewhat to be honest, but its a class film isnt it and its a cheap disk.

I have a terrible DVD of A Bay of Blood, really shity quality, but its presented like its not (the case) bladdy ebay. Made me wise to stick to reliable company's (no shane, anchor bay, blue underground etc)
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Post by: Paul on 23 Jul 2007 - 23:21
Found my copy of this after losing it for a while, gonna give it a re-watch soon. That opening car chase is brilliant.

What copy do you have dpReg? I've only got the dodgey 23rd Century DVD under the title 'The Marseille Connection' not watched it yet though...

Thats the one I have. It did hinder my enjoyment somewhat to be honest, but its a class film isnt it and its a cheap disk.

I have a terrible DVD of A Bay of Blood, really shity quality, but its presented like its not (the case) bladdy ebay. Made me wise to stick to reliable company's (no shane, anchor bay, blue underground etc)

It'll do until a better version is released but it's no better than my Pre-cert VHS tape!
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Post by: vigilanteforce on 24 Jul 2007 - 09:35
I know a collector who has a nice fandub of the Japanese DVD but he refuses to trade it.
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Post by: Jonny on 24 Jul 2007 - 09:43
I know a collector who has a nice fandub of the Japanese DVD but he refuses to trade it.

Funny you should mention the fandub of the Japanese DVD... Someone offered it to me last night! Hopefully should have it in a week or so.  :'(
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Post by: Stephen Grimes on 04 Aug 2007 - 08:44
Looks like Blue Underground may be releasing this after all,check out this Bill Lustig  interview from Twitchfilm website:
http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/blue-underground-forgotten-70s-cinema-interview-with-bill-lustig/  (http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/blue-underground-forgotten-70s-cinema-interview-with-bill-lustig/)

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BLAKE: Any other Euro-crime or gialli films coming out?

LUSTIG: High Crime, the Franco Nero and Enzo G. Castellari cop movie. Finally we found the negative and plan to release it in February, but we’ll see.
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Post by: vigilanteforce on 04 Aug 2007 - 13:05
That is really great news. I have been wanting to view a proper version of the film for a long time. Hopefully they will be able to release it!
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 04 Aug 2007 - 13:29
LUSTIG: High Crime, the Franco Nero and Enzo G. Castellari cop movie. Finally we found the negative and plan to release it in February, but we’ll see.
Why couldn't they have used the same negative as the Japanese dvd???
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Post by: Jonny on 04 Aug 2007 - 15:15
Cool sounding news! I hope Lustig pulls it off, I know he really holds this film in high regard so if he's made the effort so far I'm sure he'll do his best to get this out. It'd be a great final Italian crime film Blue Underground to put out.

As regards not using the Japanese DVD master, maybe the elements Lusig has found are far superior to the ones used all those years ago in Japan?
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Post by: Paul on 04 Aug 2007 - 16:44
LUSTIG: High Crime, the Franco Nero and Enzo G. Castellari cop movie. Finally we found the negative and plan to release it in February, but we’ll see.
Why couldn't they have used the same negative as the Japanese dvd???

Many of the Japanese prints would be rejected by US companies - they're actually quite fussy and many Jap prints leave a lot to be desired.
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Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 04 Aug 2007 - 23:13
Not only that but they'll haggle you for lots of cash and take their time cutting the deal. A friend of mine has been involved in acquiring the rights to some Japanese movies for the past six months or so. He has told me it is a bit difficult to work with them. Not that they are unfriendly but that they take their time and generally want a lot of money.

I have seen a lot of Japanese prints that are superior to US and other countries releases. Some are gorgeous remasters but are missing snippets of footage because of damage.
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Post by: Fray G on 04 Aug 2007 - 23:44
Looks like Blue Underground may be releasing this after all,check out this Bill Lustig  interview from Twitchfilm website:
http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/blue-underground-forgotten-70s-cinema-interview-with-bill-lustig/  (http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/blue-underground-forgotten-70s-cinema-interview-with-bill-lustig/)

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BLAKE: Any other Euro-crime or gialli films coming out?

LUSTIG: High Crime, the Franco Nero and Enzo G. Castellari cop movie. Finally we found the negative and plan to release it in February, but we’ll see.


Great news, I really hope this happens. Is this a change of heart from Lustig about the end of Blue Underground? Fingers-crossed.
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Post by: Jonny on 05 Aug 2007 - 00:28
Great news, I really hope this happens. Is this a change of heart from Lustig about the end of Blue Underground? Fingers-crossed.

All I've heard Lustig say as regards Blue Underground is that he's taking a a break from DVD releasing for the time being, he's not actually said "We're closing up shop" as far as I've read so far...
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Post by: tigerheart76 on 11 Aug 2007 - 16:36
Fingers crossed we do get a decent release of this - the 23rd Century DVD was a cheap way to get a great, full-blooded thriller, but it would be excellent to see this get the same treatment as Street Law, The Fifth Cord, etc...
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Post by: Mart85 on 11 Aug 2007 - 16:57
Fingers crossed we do get a decent release of this - the 23rd Century DVD was a cheap way to get a great, full-blooded thriller, but it would be excellent to see this get the same treatment as Street Law, The Fifth Cord, etc...

Yeah, fingers crossed here too.  Welcome to the board tigerheart76  ::)
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Post by: tigerheart76 on 11 Aug 2007 - 17:20

Yeah, fingers crossed here too.  Welcome to the board tigerheart76  ::)

Cheers Mart!   :-\
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 11 Aug 2007 - 23:49
Fingers crossed we do get a decent release of this - the 23rd Century DVD was a cheap way to get a great, full-blooded thriller, but it would be excellent to see this get the same treatment as Street Law, The Fifth Cord, etc...
I've got a great 2.35:1 dvd but unfortunately it is in Italian only.I would have lent it someone to do a fandub with but it hardly seems worth it if the blue-underground disc is maybe over the horizon.
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Post by: Stephen Grimes on 14 Nov 2007 - 08:05
Italian release coming in January'08,not sure about English options but it's highly unlikely though it will have Italian subs.Same label is also releasing Castellari's BIG RACKET.
(http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/2324/t18291vj1.jpg)
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Post by: Paul on 14 Nov 2007 - 09:11
We can hope, can't we? Then again, as Optimum are releasing INGORIOUS BASTARDS and as they're owned by Canal+ (who own the rights to HIGH CRIME) so anything's possible.
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 14 Nov 2007 - 09:18
We can hope, can't we? Then again, as Optimum are releasing INGORIOUS BASTARDS and as they're owned by Canal+ (who own the rights to HIGH CRIME) so anything's possible.
yeah but they're probably releasing it with the "Tarantino" angle in mind.
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Post by: vigilanteforce on 14 Nov 2007 - 09:34
I believe the Italian disc will be an improvement over the Japanese one which didn't look so great. 
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Post by: Paul on 14 Nov 2007 - 09:35
We can hope, can't we? Then again, as Optimum are releasing INGORIOUS BASTARDS and as they're owned by Canal+ (who own the rights to HIGH CRIME) so anything's possible.
yeah but they're probably releasing it with the "Tarantino" angle in mind.
Obviously, that goes without saying, but if IB sells well, they may decide to release HC. There seems to be a pattern in their release strategy, as they tend to put out a lot of films by the same directors.
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Post by: Mart85 on 14 Nov 2007 - 13:18
Fingers corssed.  The artwork looks great as does the cover art for THE BIG RACKET.
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Post by: fdsmedia on 20 Nov 2007 - 08:34
The pre-order page at Kultvideo says that the Italian DVD will be 1.33:1 - could of course be an error but it's a little worrying...
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Post by: Pollanet on 20 Nov 2007 - 12:11
I absolutely love this movie, it's my preferite italian police movie...

This dvd was out in Italy for a label called Hobby & Work, they sell discs by kiosk (seller of newpapers, etc.), low price (9,90 €)

This label in the first issues has used titles and masters just out (NoShame, Cecchi Gori, etc.), after they begin to print movie never edited on dvd, no extra

but usually masters are bad.. also La polizia incrimina is a really bad master (uncorrect 4:3, low audio, dark colours, ...), I think it belongs from Mediaset channels tv master... in Italy there are other tv masters (as Sky Channel, Duel Tv) better than this, in the correct format, with good colours and audio

But I think that new issue will be as Hobby & Work  :-[
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Post by: Stephen Grimes on 20 Nov 2007 - 15:47
This dvd was out in Italy for a label called Hobby & Work, they sell discs by kiosk (seller of newpapers, etc.), low price (9,90 €)

This label in the first issues has used titles and masters just out (NoShame, Cecchi Gori, etc.), after they begin to print movie never edited on dvd, no extra
Do the new 'Hobby and Work' dvds like ROMA DROGATA,VAI GORILLA,SONO STATO UN AGENTE DELLA CIA(Covert Action) etc also use bad masters?
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Post by: Pollanet on 21 Nov 2007 - 21:19
This dvd was out in Italy for a label called Hobby & Work, they sell discs by kiosk (seller of newpapers, etc.), low price (9,90 €)

This label in the first issues has used titles and masters just out (NoShame, Cecchi Gori, etc.), after they begin to print movie never edited on dvd, no extra
Do the new 'Hobby and Work' dvds like ROMA DROGATA,VAI GORILLA,SONO STATO UN AGENTE DELLA CIA(Covert Action) etc also use bad masters?

Yes... the quality is as a VHS, about Vai Gorilla I don't remember if it's the cut or uncut master, now you can get copies from tv-sat or other that are a lot better

If you have never seen these movies you can also buy them from H&W, the price is low, but don't hope to have something better than a copy from vhs on a dvdr

They also edited some time ago Il grande racket, never edited in Italy in homevideo; someone after them muxed vipco video master with italian track took from an old copy from a local tv channel, Hobby and Work simply has edited this... no professional

I see that the best works about italian police and crime are all out of italy and I'm very sad for this....
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Post by: Stephen Grimes on 21 Nov 2007 - 21:30
Thanks Polla,was tempted to try and get some of the rarer titles but i'll stick with my dvd-r's for now.

I see that the best works about italian police and crime are all out of italy and I'm very sad for this....
Yeah it's strange that classics like REVOLVER,THE BIG RACKET etc are only available in English language versions on dvd and not in their home country.
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Post by: vigilanteforce on 21 Nov 2007 - 21:33
Yes... the quality is as a VHS, about Vai Gorilla I don't remember if it's the cut or uncut master, now you can get copies from tv-sat or other that are a lot better

So is there a widescreen version of VAI GORILLA from TV? I have only seen fullscreen versions of that.
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Post by: Pollanet on 21 Nov 2007 - 22:03
this is a frame from Vai gorilla H&W dvd, it's in 1,85:1 I think, really I'm not friendly with formats

I'm looking for the poster on the left everywhere!

(http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/2495/vlcsnap5901237kw7.th.jpg) (http://img77.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap5901237kw7.jpg)

seems to remember I had also a copy from tv sat about this movie, but I can't find it, I'm changing my flat and it's a little hard to find anything
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 21 Nov 2007 - 22:05
this is a frame from Vai gorilla H&W dvd, it's in 1,85:1 I think, really I'm not friendly with formats

I'm looking for the poster on the left everywhere!

(http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/2495/vlcsnap5901237kw7.th.jpg) (http://img77.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap5901237kw7.jpg)

seems to remember I had also a copy from tv sat about this movie, but I can't find it, I'm changing my flat and it's a little hard to find anything
i looked for one of those posters a few times before, you see them on the wall alot in the crime films, same with stephens avatar
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Post by: Stephen Grimes on 21 Nov 2007 - 22:07
i looked for one of those posters a few times before, you see them on the wall alot in the crime films, same with stephens avatar
Giovanni Leone,president of the Italian republic.
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Post by: Pollanet on 21 Nov 2007 - 22:08
This is a frame from Sono stato un agente CIA H&W dvd, fullscreen

(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/1245/vlcsnap5938682si1.th.jpg) (http://img217.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vlcsnap5938682si1.jpg)
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Post by: Stephen Grimes on 21 Nov 2007 - 22:18
Thanks for posting the screenshots ,VAI GORILLA looks ok and better than my copy from the UK Fletcher tape which has a blue tint/colour during some scenes.I might try and get a copy but some Ebay sellers want €35 for the H&W dvds like COLPO ROVENTE,
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Post by: Pollanet on 21 Nov 2007 - 22:44
Thanks for posting the screenshots ,VAI GORILLA looks ok and better than my copy from the UK Fletcher tape which has a blue tint/colour during some scenes.I might try and get a copy but some Ebay sellers want €35 for the H&W dvds like COLPO ROVENTE,

35 euros???!? it's a robbery, don't buy it

over all it is one of the worst dvd from H&W, this is the same Mediaset master, strongly cut, in an horrible fullscreen that cuts the sides

Divx you can find has the same quality...
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Post by: vigilanteforce on 21 Nov 2007 - 23:11
Giovanni Leone,president of the Italian republic.

Best display picture on this board  ::)
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 22 Nov 2007 - 09:32
i looked for one of those posters a few times before, you see them on the wall alot in the crime films, same with stephens avatar
Giovanni Leone,president of the Italian republic.
i remember you said before but i didn't remember the name
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Post by: Pollanet on 23 Nov 2007 - 09:52
i looked for one of those posters a few times before, you see them on the wall alot in the crime films, same with stephens avatar
Giovanni Leone,president of the Italian republic.

this is the second and most famous official photo of Giovanni Leone, yes it's in all italian crime movies, also in some movie as Il giustiziere sfida la polizia... that were located in spain

in the early italian crime movies you can see another photo of Leone

he died 2-3 years ago
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Post by: Jonny on 18 Jan 2008 - 18:21
Italian release coming in January'08,not sure about English options but it's highly unlikely though it will have Italian subs.Same label is also releasing Castellari's BIG RACKET.
(http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/2324/t18291vj1.jpg)

Anyone picked the Millenniumstorm DVD up yet? It's out now and I wondered what the quality is like?
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Post by: Pollanet on 19 Jan 2008 - 23:02
i think it's the same of Hobby & Work.... bad

also the cover is almost the same

seems that will be out for millennium storm several movies out for hobby&work, perhaps because h&w can sell his products only in kiosks and newspaper shops
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Post by: K August on 25 Jan 2008 - 12:23
In his action scenes Nero is often incredibly stiff. I like him but I'm not a HUGE fan of his. Nero is okay but I wouldn't say he is one of the greatest actors. He's better in some movies than others. He had a good look about him which I think was more instrumental to his success than anything else. Milian, on the other hand, is a far better actor.

You know, I used to love Franco until I realized his very theatrical/flamboyant acting style got in the way my enjoyment of his performances. HIGH CRIME is the one film he did in the 70s where this worked because Belli is so high-strung. To me, he's decent, but I think Milian and Garko are the genre's best leads.

And Testi does action like few others can (but then maybe that isn't fair to say seeing he began as a stunt man).
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Post by: K August on 25 Jan 2008 - 12:25

I love VAI GORILLA and wish Lustig or someone would do a better print too.

Speaking of
Bill Lustig/Blue Underground has anyone heard any more news about High Crime's release?

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Post by: MarcMorris on 20 Aug 2008 - 19:06
What's the latest on HIGH CRIME - still no decent (i.e, legal) DVD release?
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Post by: Jonny on 20 Aug 2008 - 20:14
What's the latest on HIGH CRIME - still no decent (i.e, legal) DVD release?

Nothing with English options yet, there's legit Italian and Japanese DVD releases though.
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Post by: MarcMorris on 20 Aug 2008 - 20:26
Is there a fan dub doing the rounds?
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Post by: Jonny on 20 Aug 2008 - 20:29
Is there a fan dub doing the rounds?

Indeed there is. I'll send a copy your way. It uses the Japanese DVD for the image source.
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Post by: MarcMorris on 20 Aug 2008 - 20:47
I've just stuck my Dutch tape up on eBay - I'm having a bit of a clear out.
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Post by: fdsmedia on 10 Nov 2009 - 19:51
I received Dorado Films' release of DJANGO SHOOTS FIRST, and found the trailer for HIGH CRIME in the extras.. don't know if it's an indication of a forthcoming DVD though, since they also added an EAGLES OVER LONDON trailer... but fingers crossed!
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Post by: Ben Cobb on 10 Nov 2009 - 22:18
Here's hoping!
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Post by: Vince Corkadel on 09 Dec 2009 - 21:43
Dorado Films do have the US DVD rights to High Crime, as well as a few other interesting titles.
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Post by: broonage on 10 Dec 2009 - 11:36
Dorado Films do have the US DVD rights to High Crime, as well as a few other interesting titles.

Any idea if they'll release it?
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Post by: MarcMorris on 10 Dec 2009 - 16:28
It might even be coming to UK DVD in 2010. ;)
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Post by: broonage on 11 Dec 2009 - 08:12
Oooooooooo
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Post by: Paul on 11 Dec 2009 - 08:57
It might even be coming to UK DVD in 2010. ;)

...along with a couple of other crime titles  :D
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Post by: broonage on 11 Dec 2009 - 09:12
It might even be coming to UK DVD in 2010. ;)

...along with a couple of other crime titles  :D

Who's releasing Paul?
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Post by: Jonny on 11 Dec 2009 - 09:19

Who's releasing Paul?

Paul will never be released, he must always stay in his cage for the sake of all humanity.
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Post by: MarcMorris on 11 Dec 2009 - 09:20
We can't say yet.
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Post by: broonage on 11 Dec 2009 - 09:24

Who's releasing Paul?

Paul will never be released, he must always stay in his cage for the sake of all humanity.

 ???
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Post by: Paul on 11 Dec 2009 - 09:32

Who's releasing Paul?

Paul will never be released, he must always stay in his cage for the sake of all humanity.

 ???

I wish people would stop trying to get my hopes up.
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 10 May 2010 - 15:09
It might even be coming to UK DVD in 2010. ;)

...along with a couple of other crime titles  :D

Any news on this yet?
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Post by: Paul on 10 May 2010 - 15:14
It might even be coming to UK DVD in 2010. ;)

...along with a couple of other crime titles  :D

Any news on this yet?

None. The last I time I asked I was told that they had “a couple of other culty titles coming out” and they’d see how they do before committing themselves to this and others.
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Post by: broonage on 10 May 2010 - 15:26
And who are "they" Paul, please do tell.  ::)
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Post by: demented_uk on 10 May 2010 - 15:40
My guess would be Optimum.  They have a couple of cult titles coming out, don't they?
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Post by: Paul on 10 May 2010 - 19:26
I can't say guys but I  was told by a very reliable source who works for the company in question. ;)
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Post by: Mr. SC on 22 Feb 2011 - 07:26
Is there any news on this one? I'm still hanging on to my 4x3 VHS print. As the cult DVD releases come less and less frequent I fear I'll never see this one in a widescreen format. There was a 35mm screening in Los Angeles last year and I was out of town!
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Post by: Paul on 22 Feb 2011 - 10:51
Is there any news on this one? I'm still hanging on to my 4x3 VHS print. As the cult DVD releases come less and less frequent I fear I'll never see this one in a widescreen format. There was a 35mm screening in Los Angeles last year and I was out of town!

Nothing. Last I heard Optimum was waiting to see how some of the war titles it released last year faired before committing to the release of this and other similar titles. I don’t think the war films sold at all well (Severin a year’s lead with its release of Eagles Over London, so I can’t say I surprised) – add to this the lacklustre sales performance of Optimum’s definitive Lizard in a Woman’s Skin and you can understand why the company might be apprehensive about releasing any more of the lesser-known Italian exploitation stuff.

It’s a shame but this is an impasse that’s been reached due to a combination of companies choosing to release titles that have lready been flogged to death and the fanbase not putting its money where its mouth is.
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Post by: broonage on 22 Feb 2011 - 11:28
Is there any news on this one? I'm still hanging on to my 4x3 VHS print. As the cult DVD releases come less and less frequent I fear I'll never see this one in a widescreen format. There was a 35mm screening in Los Angeles last year and I was out of town!

Nothing. Last I heard Optimum was waiting to see how some of the war titles it released last year faired before committing to the release of this and other similar titles. I don’t think the war films sold at all well (Severin a year’s lead with its release of Eagles Over London, so I can’t say I surprised) – add to this the lacklustre sales performance of Optimum’s definitive Lizard in a Woman’s Skin and you can understand why the company might be apprehensive about releasing any more of the lesser-known Italian exploitation stuff.

It’s a shame but this is an impasse that’s been reached due to a combination of companies choosing to release titles that have lready been flogged to death and the fanbase not putting its money where its mouth is.


What war titles did they put out Paul?
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Post by: Paul on 22 Feb 2011 - 11:41
Eagles Over London was one - there were two Lenzi titles that were to follow, not sure if they came out.
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Post by: loops on 22 Feb 2011 - 13:37
From Hell to Victory was one of them but it appears to have been cancelled. A cheapo version was released by Pegasus but it's probably best avoided.
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Post by: gnorthcott on 22 Feb 2011 - 19:52

castellaris 'inglorious bastards' sold phenomenally well for them but for obvious reasons,i doubt we'll ever see a castellari film for sale in tescos again :-*
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Post by: broonage on 23 Feb 2011 - 08:11
I got one of those Pegasus war titles, terrible quality, full screen.
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Post by: wayne on 03 Jun 2011 - 07:09
Got this back from doradofilms, dunno if this is any "new" news:

"I still intend on releasing High Crime with Franco Nero sometime in the near future, we own the rights to this for another ten years or so."
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Post by: Paul on 03 Jun 2011 - 08:10
Got this back from doradofilms, dunno if this is any "new" news:

"I still intend on releasing High Crime with Franco Nero sometime in the near future, we own the rights to this for another ten years or so."

Interesting - let's hope it does surface. I can't see Optimum releasing it at all now. That said, if Nero features prominently in the new Tarantino film they may just dust it off and put it out.
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Post by: tigerheart76 on 09 Aug 2011 - 12:52
Got this back from doradofilms, dunno if this is any "new" news:

"I still intend on releasing High Crime with Franco Nero sometime in the near future, we own the rights to this for another ten years or so."

Interesting - let's hope it does surface. I can't see Optimum releasing it at all now. That said, if Nero features prominently in the new Tarantino film they may just dust it off and put it out.

Would be great if it did get a proper release...  ::)
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Post by: demented_uk on 16 Apr 2013 - 09:19
Just had an email from Dorado Films.  Looks like they considering to use Kickstarter to fund a Blu-Ray release of HIGH CRIME and currently gauging interest.

http://doradofilms.com/projects/high+crime+on+dvd+or+blu-ray.php (http://doradofilms.com/projects/high+crime+on+dvd+or+blu-ray.php)
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Post by: Longsden on 16 Apr 2013 - 09:27
Just had an email from Dorado Films.  Looks like they considering to use Kickstarter to fund a Blu-Ray release of HIGH CRIME and currently gauging interest.

http://doradofilms.com/projects/high+crime+on+dvd+or+blu-ray.php (http://doradofilms.com/projects/high+crime+on+dvd+or+blu-ray.php)

Woah they have a 35mm print of the film? I may have to get in contact about that. Nice someone is finally willing to give this film the treatment it deserves
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Post by: Collins on 16 Apr 2013 - 09:37
Thanks for the link, ill support this project
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Post by: demented_uk on 16 Apr 2013 - 09:45
They are looking for about 300 people to make this viable so spread the good word if you can.
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Post by: Russell22 on 16 Apr 2013 - 10:31
Didn't Blue Underground have the U.S rights for High Crime at one point?
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Post by: demented_uk on 16 Apr 2013 - 10:51
As far as I am aware they couldn't get the rights, which prevented them releasing it.
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Post by: wayne on 16 Apr 2013 - 11:34
Do one have to pay to open a kickstarter project in the first place ? Why do they ask on their homepage if anyone interested in a kickstarter campaign ?
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Post by: demented_uk on 16 Apr 2013 - 11:45
They are being a bit overly cautious, I think. They are trying to gauge interest before starting the Kickstarter campaign, which is a roundabout way of doing things. Starting a Kickstarter project does not cost anything, Kickstarter take 5% of the raised money.
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Post by: medway garage on 16 Apr 2013 - 13:04
Click pledge made  ::)

....and one from my collection

(http://i.imgbox.com/abnZ7UG5.jpg)

(http://i.imgbox.com/adeRpZwM.jpg)
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Post by: the blob on 16 Apr 2013 - 13:20
I've gone in. I wonder what the ltd ed includes.

Not overly sure what the point of option 1 is. Even for just a DVD, it's only $5 more per pledge to have it transferred from the negative rather than the print and only $2 for the ltd ed. Surely going back to the negative would be a preferred option?
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 16 Apr 2013 - 14:11
I'm gonna put in for the Blu. Can't do it just yet though as I'm proper skint.
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Post by: Jonny on 16 Apr 2013 - 14:14
I'm gonna put in for the Blu. Can't do it just yet though as I'm proper skint.

You don't need any money yet, just your vote.
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 16 Apr 2013 - 14:29
I'm gonna put in for the Blu. Can't do it just yet though as I'm proper skint.

You don't need any money yet, just your vote.
Ahh right, I didn't realise, never done one before. I'll do it now. Cheers Jonny  ::)
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Post by: Jonny on 16 Apr 2013 - 14:50
Ahh right, I didn't realise, never done one before. I'll do it now. Cheers Jonny  ::)

No worries, it's not even gone over to Kickstarter yet. Just sign in on the Dorado site and click on the option you want to vote for on the HIGH CRIME page.
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 16 Apr 2013 - 14:52
Ahh right, I didn't realise, never done one before. I'll do it now. Cheers Jonny  ::)

No worries, it's not even gone over to Kickstarter yet. Just sign in on the Dorado site and click on the option you want to vote for on the HIGH CRIME page.
I wonder why there are + - above the choices at the top aswell? No idea what they are for.
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Post by: Collins on 16 Apr 2013 - 16:29
Thinking about it now been here before with Dorado hinting at releasing stuff and then not so im not expecting anything.
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Post by: Jonny on 16 Apr 2013 - 19:17
Ahh right, I didn't realise, never done one before. I'll do it now. Cheers Jonny  ::)

No worries, it's not even gone over to Kickstarter yet. Just sign in on the Dorado site and click on the option you want to vote for on the HIGH CRIME page.
I wonder why there are + - above the choices at the top aswell? No idea what they are for.

I just hit the + for the Blu option and left it at that
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Post by: Paul on 16 Apr 2013 - 20:17
Interesting.
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Post by: Jonny on 16 Apr 2013 - 21:14
Interesting.

It is indeed

I'm thinking it will never happen going on their past record but I voted anyway!
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Post by: the blob on 16 Apr 2013 - 21:31
At least they're not after $40,000 or whatever it was for Argoman. I think they should just go ahead with the kickstarter though. The only real way to find out if it'll work minus apathy is getting people to commit money.
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Post by: Paul on 16 Apr 2013 - 21:43
Interesting.

It is indeed

I'm thinking it will never happen going on their past record but I voted anyway!

Me too.
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Post by: demented_uk on 16 Apr 2013 - 22:14
From the email they sent me they appear to be taking this a bit more seriously now and have learned from the Argoman mistake. They had considered releasing a box set of the Betti films but the costs were prohibitive so intend to release one at a time, depending on the demand, of course.
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Post by: wayne on 16 Apr 2013 - 22:37
Seems i'm #15.

"Only" 285 to go.
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Post by: broonage on 18 Apr 2013 - 09:23
I put my choice, but to be honest it is pretty damn expensive for a Blu or DVD!!
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 18 Apr 2013 - 10:12
I put my choice, but to be honest it is pretty damn expensive for a Blu or DVD!!
It is but I feel it's worth it.
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Post by: Paul on 19 Apr 2013 - 09:31
A Decent version of High Crime is one of my most wanted. It takes the piss that its not been given the respect or deserves.
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Post by: MarcMorris on 19 Apr 2013 - 11:06
It's a tough one as Studio Canal own European rights and have the negatives, so the moment Dorado start shipping discs out of the USA they're breaking their contract.
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Post by: Russell22 on 19 Apr 2013 - 11:51
It's a tough one as Studio Canal own European rights and have the negatives, so the moment Dorado start shipping discs out of the USA they're breaking their contract.

I think this may be the reason companies like Arrow are now region locking their discs. Apparently it's the right's holders that are insisting on this for the very reason Marc mentioned.
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 19 Apr 2013 - 12:02
It's a tough one as Studio Canal own European rights and have the negatives, so the moment Dorado start shipping discs out of the USA they're breaking their contract.
They should release in it Europe then instead of releasing a load of crap you've never heard of all the time!
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Post by: JAMIOUSE on 19 Apr 2013 - 13:14
Exactly Tanzi, consumers in the UK and Europe want these titles. Sadly Studio Canal own them and are seemingly too shortsighted as a company to release them. It's so frustrating!
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Post by: Collins on 19 Apr 2013 - 16:35
I wonder how well liked or known this film really is, as of now there are 15 people who have said they would put their hand in their pocket and the vast majority of those are from here.
The only hope for this is an Italian release.
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Post by: aerodynamics on 19 Apr 2013 - 16:38
I can think of few DVD companies I would less like to see this important Eurocrime release in the hands of than Dorado.
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Post by: Collins on 19 Apr 2013 - 16:43
Dorado will probably end up putting out another screener of this out, likely sourced from a midas tape.
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Post by: the blob on 19 Apr 2013 - 17:17
I wonder how many people even know about their projects. A quick google search doesn't bode well.

Jeezus. They've got over 1000 likes on their facebook page and haven't even posted since October and certainly no news about this. A bit useless aren't they?
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Post by: caracalla on 25 Apr 2013 - 05:51
Well Dorado finally made some noise about this on facebook and I gave it my vote  ::), now all I can hope for is that they do start a kickstart campaign with a realistic target number....
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Post by: Longsden on 25 Apr 2013 - 16:01
Quote
Projected timeline for a street date would be approximately 6-7 months after we get 300 project members

Bloody hell. This may be a few years off
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Post by: Franco Castellari on 29 Apr 2013 - 19:46
Hello everyone.  Glad to be making my first post!  I hope the kickstarter project launches soon.  Looking forward to seeing this film on DVD.   :)

BTW - I wrote to Dorado on the topic of special features, suggesting they contact Blue Underground on the Castellari audio commentary.  Dorado said that BU offered them a Nero interview instead.  Cost was way too expensive, so I guess you can count out either an interview or commentary from BU.
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Post by: wayne on 01 May 2013 - 09:38
This project thing goes nowhere ... they should have started a kickstarter from the get-go. Makes me sad and angry at the same time.
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Post by: tictac on 03 May 2013 - 13:28
A Kickstarter to fund a DVD is a great idea, a poll where you have to register to a website few people ever visit isn't. They'll never get to 300 votes that way. Just start the Kickstarter and see what happens. It's free unless it funds.
I'd love to buy the DVD. 8)
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Post by: smashadams on 06 May 2013 - 20:22
Does anyone happen to have English subtitles for this?
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Post by: Jonny on 09 Jun 2014 - 17:44
FilmArt just announced on their Facebook page that they're releasing this.
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Post by: Ben Cobb on 09 Jun 2014 - 18:07
FilmArt just announced on their Facebook page that they're releasing this.

Great news!
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Post by: Farmer_J on 09 Jun 2014 - 18:39
Oh hell yes!
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Post by: Collins on 09 Jun 2014 - 19:50
Thats great stuff
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 09 Jun 2014 - 20:30
Fantastic news.
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Post by: Gritz on 10 Jun 2014 - 00:16
FilmArt just announced on their Facebook page that they're releasing this.

Yeah I saw their post earlier, awesome news indeed! They said they are up for the challenge of making it English friendly too  ::)
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Post by: Paul on 10 Jun 2014 - 15:12
Amazing news.
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Post by: the blob on 10 Jun 2014 - 17:19
I'm still holding out for Dorado....









 :-*
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Post by: Paul on 10 Jun 2014 - 18:55
Haha!
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Post by: Collins on 15 Jul 2014 - 20:56
A question, does anyone have or have ever owned both the pre cert tapes of this ? The one i have is Marseilles Connection on Midas and there is an earlier one called High Crime on Abacus.
I was wondering if they are identical especially with regards to the ending as there is meant to be a slightly different ending in other countries releases.
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Post by: Paul on 16 Jul 2014 - 07:16
I have the UK Abacas pre-cert. Pretty sure it's the same as Marseilles Connection. Aarron would know as he's had both.
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 16 Jul 2014 - 21:13
I have the UK Abacas pre-cert. Pretty sure it's the same as Marseilles Connection. Aarron would know as he's had both.
I've had quite a few different editions of it on VHS, I can't remember what has what ending now, sorry.
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Post by: bruce holecheck on 01 Aug 2014 - 12:29
I have the U.S. tape on Nostalgia Merchant.  Pretty sure I got rid of my Media version.  Don't think I ever compared the two; I'll have to dig it out of storage (aka my parents' house) next time I'm up there.
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Post by: Franco Castellari on 25 Oct 2014 - 00:03
FilmArt just announced on their Facebook page that they're releasing this.

GREAT NEWS!  I just wrote to them on their FB page asking for an update on their release date.
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Post by: demented_uk on 25 Oct 2014 - 07:56
I hope they release it on Blu-Ray.
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Post by: Paul on 25 Oct 2014 - 09:06
I hope they release it on Blu-Ray.

Yeah, me too but a decent DVD release would suffice.
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Post by: Scyther on 26 Oct 2014 - 03:35
Yeah! Great news!
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Post by: logboy on 26 Oct 2014 - 06:30
... still expecting this from blue underground, and have been for a while.
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Post by: Paul on 26 Oct 2014 - 13:05
If BU were going to put it out they would have done it years ago.
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 26 Oct 2014 - 13:23
They don't have the rights. Dorado do.
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Post by: logboy on 27 Oct 2014 - 05:19
They don't have the rights. Dorado do.

I made a note of an apparent confirmation BU would be doing it some years back. mind you, I've never known quite how to absolutely confirm who owns the rights to any licensee, so ...
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Post by: MarcMorris on 27 Oct 2014 - 10:33
Dorado claim to own the rights for a lot of stuff, but Studio Canal have the negatives and also claim to own the rights.
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Post by: logboy on 27 Oct 2014 - 14:26
Dorado claim to own the rights for a lot of stuff, but Studio Canal have the negatives and also claim to own the rights.

i'm a bit more confident about mentioned of BU doing this than dorado, seeing the semi-real crowdfunding site they seem to have up. it's not generated any substantial buzz that i can sense, nor has it gained any apparent definite momentum i can see, either. perhaps a FilmArt release in europe will make things move on the US release front - i don't mind either, as long as it's worth the money, but i'd go for a BU disc as it should be a better price than a FilmArt one.
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Post by: ScottC on 01 Feb 2015 - 00:17
Just got back in town to find that High Crime and The Family are playing in 35mm at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre tonight! Any other LA area people attending?
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Post by: Scyther on 01 Feb 2015 - 19:14
Dorado actually has High Crime up on their Roku channel (as well as a bunch of other cool Italian films, including other Eurocrime titles), although the print is horribly cut on both sides. The AV quality is watchable, though.
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Post by: Jonny Powers on 01 Feb 2015 - 21:23
It's also English dubbed, which is a real shame.
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Post by: ScottC on 01 Feb 2015 - 21:30
The print shown at the Egyptian last night was in remarkably good shape considering it's scarceness. The English dub wasn't bad at all and Nero does his own dubbing anyway.
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Post by: Russell22 on 02 Feb 2015 - 11:24
Are Filmart in Germany still bringing this out on Blu ray?  It's all gone quiet on the release front for it?
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Post by: Franco Castellari on 15 Apr 2016 - 19:09
It seems that High Crime is back in production.  Rights have now reverted back to Dorado Films (at least for now).  According to their Facebook page, Rick at Dorado mentioned, "Yes High Crime is slated for this year, in English, Spanish and Italian, we will post more about it this summer."  Also, answering a question about the Castellari feature audio commentary, Dorado replied, "We are working with some folks who are being of great help on extras in Europe.... stay tuned."

Blu-ray and/or DVD and release date still seems to be in question.  Personally, I'm a bit skeptical, since we've been promised this all before.  We'll have to wait and see....
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 16 Apr 2016 - 15:01
Dorado? It'll never happen.

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Post by: Russell22 on 18 Apr 2016 - 13:53
Dorado? It'll never happen.

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Agreed
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Post by: Strigoyu on 18 Apr 2016 - 14:11
So... What will they do with the raised money?
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 18 Apr 2016 - 23:05
So... What will they do with the raised money?
Spend it on coke and whores.
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Post by: Strigoyu on 19 Apr 2016 - 21:30
Not a bad business, then...
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Post by: Franco Castellari on 20 Apr 2016 - 23:40
Dorado? It'll never happen.

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Post by: Franco Castellari on 20 Apr 2016 - 23:44
Has anyone heard anything further from FilmArt?  That might be our only hope.
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Post by: burningcity on 01 Aug 2016 - 02:20
I seriously doubt Dorado Films will ever release HIGH CRIME on DVD or Bluray. They only own 4:3 TV prints and I think they only have TV rights. Why would they spend a dime out of their own pocket to remaster a widescreen theatrical print when they can just sell their DVD-R's for $6.00 like they've been doing?