Euro Cult Movie Forum => Police & Crime => Topic started by: Gary B. on 08 Jul 2007 - 18:16

Title: The Octopus / La Piovra (Various directors, TV Series, 1985-2001)
Post by: Gary B. on 08 Jul 2007 - 18:16
So far I've only watched the first 2 series, and was totally engrossed in the storyline and characters.  Always on the edge of my seat in each episode, as we're never sure what will happen to Cattani next.
I much prefer the Ortolani theme from series one, but Morricone takes over for the remainder of the series.

Series 3 recently came out in Australia with english subtitles, and my copy is hopefully in the post...
(http://xploitedcinema.com/catalog/images/octopuss3au1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Octopus / La Piovra (Various directors, TV Series, 1985-2001)
Post by: eda-88 on 08 Jul 2007 - 21:53
My favorite TV of Mafia!!!
Ray Lovelock plays Bart Simon in La Piovra-5
Music from
http://rapidshare.com/files/25768493/La_Piovra_-__pisodes_2-3-4.rar.html
http://rapidshare.com/files/25774048/La_Piovra_-__pisodes_3-4-5-6-7-10.rar.html
Title: Re: The Octopus / La Piovra (Various directors, TV Series, 1985-2001)
Post by: Jonny on 08 Jul 2007 - 22:28
I'm really wanting to buy the Australian DVD sets of this series but they're out of my price range at the moment. It sounds like must see though...

Thanks for links to the uploads eda-88! I'll check them out asap.
Title: Re: The Octopus / La Piovra (Various directors, TV Series, 1985-2001)
Post by: Z on 28 Aug 2007 - 03:35
I've been eying this series for a while. Can anyone tell me how long each season runs (how many episodes, etc)? All three seasons are available from Xploited Cinema (for those in the US) for $50 each...expensive for sure, but if the seasons are long enough it just may be worth it.
Title: Re: The Octopus / La Piovra (Various directors, TV Series, 1985-2001)
Post by: Z on 28 Aug 2007 - 03:43
I found the runtimes from some Australian website: season 1 runs 392 minutes and season 2 runs 350 min (didn't say for season 3). Not long enough to make me jump for it, but I know the show is good so I am really tempted. Hmm...
Title: Re: The Octopus / La Piovra (Various directors, TV Series, 1985-2001)
Post by: uani73 on 12 Aug 2008 - 18:09
I have been after La Piovra for years, i remember they showed the first two series on channel 4 back in the 90's. Is the Aussie versions the only with subtitles.
Title: Re: The Octopus / La Piovra (Various directors, TV Series, 1985-2001)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 12 Aug 2008 - 20:17
I have been after La Piovra for years, i remember they showed the first two series on channel 4 back in the 90's.
wow, i didn't know that, anyone record t?
Title: Re: The Octopus / La Piovra (Various directors, TV Series, 1985-2001)
Post by: Morten on 14 Aug 2008 - 04:27
Season 1-7 is out on DVD in Sweden, but unfortunately it's in italian with scandinavian subs.