Euro Cult Movie Forum => Police & Crime => Topic started by: fdsmedia on 14 May 2008 - 13:12

Title: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: fdsmedia on 14 May 2008 - 13:12
Upcoming documentary by Mike Malloy... inside info, anyone?  :-X

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt1225633/ (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt1225633/)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Jonny on 14 May 2008 - 13:13
I'm sworn to secrecy, I do know that there's plenty of great interviews already filmed and in the can though.  :D
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Mart85 on 14 May 2008 - 13:21
Sounds great.  It's about time something like that was done on Italian crime films.  :'(
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: drmiaow on 14 May 2008 - 14:00
Great! While we're at it, how about a BLOOD AND BLACK LACE-style book on Italian crime films?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 14 May 2008 - 14:23
Yeah, word on my doc is spreading a little more lately, especially since I added the page on imdb. It was suggested I go ahead and do that, as I have informal representation at Marche Du Film (Cannes), and the imdb page will help legitimize the project in some people's eyes. Nonetheless, I'm hoping we can be discreet about it while it's still in production, and not post off board about it for now.

But I'm glad you guys know; I can't think of a more fitting bunch to be in the "inner circle."

Here are some frame caps from my recent on-camera Q&A with signore Nero, whom I interviewed in Miami (through the arrangement of this board's The Hunchback):

Again, I'd appreciate it if you didn't repost the image off board. But thanks for being interested! I'm going to make this one helluva feature-length doc that will really capture the spirit and excitement of the genre -- my obsession of the past three years!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Paul on 14 May 2008 - 14:29
He looks very animated in those pics, Mike!  ::)

This project sounds great. Thanks for letting us know what you've been up to, mate  :-X
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: The Hunchback on 14 May 2008 - 20:13
Let's get some talk started on IMDB...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1225633/


The discussion board

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1225633/board
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 14 May 2008 - 21:35
Nice one Mike i can't wait for this :P

Out of all the people i have met Nero was the only one that had me starstruck, when he walked in it was like "fucking hell, it's actually him)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Paul on 15 May 2008 - 08:23
Nice one Mike i can't wait for this :P

Out of all the people i have met Nero was the only one that had me starstruck, when he walked in it was like "fucking hell, it's actually him)

Aarron, he didn't walk in. He glided in.  :-\
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: fdsmedia on 15 May 2008 - 08:30
In a previous post, the director asked us to keep quiet about the documentary.

Let's get some talk started on IMDB...

[url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1225633/[/url]


The discussion board

[url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1225633/board[/url]
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 15 May 2008 - 19:33
Out of all the people i have met Nero was the only one that had me starstruck, when he walked in it was like "fucking hell, it's actually him)

It's funny; when I worked as a film journalist for print I would worry about making a good impression with my movie heroes -- like when I had breakfast with Robert Forster, and especially when I got a phone call from Patrick McGoohan (I actually lost my breath for a moment at the start of that conversation :o). But, ironically, not when I had to interview someone like Will Ferrell; Mr. Ferrell is a big star, but his movies don't mean as much to me (no disrespect intended).

Now, on these doc intvw shoots, there are so many variables that can go wrong that that's the only thing I have time to worry about. So you don't get nervous or starstruck about meeting the star. Instead, you get nervous about (a) will the star be on time, (b) will he be willing to talk about this or that, (c) will this DP I hired know what he's doing... etc etc etc.

It's actually very liberating in a sense, because it's a little sissy to get nervous about meeting a celebrity, but it's still perfectly manly to get nervous about your project being an utter disaster!  :-X

Is it the same way with the various Marc Morrises and the Jay Slaters and whoever else on this board regularly has to interview entertainment personages?

In a previous post, the director asked us to keep quiet about the documentary.

Thanks, Magnus, for understanding. I guess, though, in the case of the imdb page, since it's already in existence, there's no harm in posting on it. Actually, it might show that the doc is genrerating buzz... who knows?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: The Hunchback on 16 May 2008 - 01:56
In a previous post, the director asked us to keep quiet about the documentary.



Thank you for being cautious but I spoke to the director by phone and he told me it was okay to do so.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 16 May 2008 - 05:22
Definitely lookin' forward to this documentary!  :)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 16 May 2008 - 13:18
Here's a little unofficial, mock-up artwork for the project. The guy at Cannes needed something visual, so I dummied this up.

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u141/blahyadablah_photos/eurocrime_vertical_cannes.jpg)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Paul on 16 May 2008 - 13:29
That's a great flyer, Mike.  :P
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Jonny on 16 May 2008 - 15:11
Cool stuff, it's all taking shape nicely Mike  :P
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 16 May 2008 - 15:16
That's a nice flyer Mike, i know it's only a knock up but you should remember to stick the G in Castellari's name.

When me and Paul met him i asked him if he prefered to be called Enzo Castellari or Enzo Girolami and he replied with a big smile on his face "Enzo G Castellari", emphasising the G ::)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 19 May 2008 - 15:38
Thanks, Jonny and Tanzi.

but you should remember to stick the G in Castellari's name.

When me and Paul met him i asked him if he prefered to be called Enzo Castellari or Enzo Girolami and he replied with a big smile on his face "Enzo G Castellari", emphasising the G ::)

Good catch. It's funny, I knew Enzo's pop was Girolami/Martinelli, and I of course knew Enzo was usually billed with the "G," but for some reason my brain never made the connection to think of him as "Enzo Girolami Castellari."

I dropped the initial for space considerations on my design, thinking most of the slicker, wheel-and-deal producers at Cannes wouldn't read much below Saxon's name anyway!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: K August on 28 Jun 2008 - 14:36
Here's a little unofficial, mock-up artwork for the project. The guy at Cannes needed something visual, so I dummied this up.

([url]http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u141/blahyadablah_photos/eurocrime_vertical_cannes.jpg[/url])


Mike, I hope we'll be able to score the dvd...

Congratulations...glad that a fan is getting the opportunity to make something like this.

Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 26 Aug 2008 - 20:57
The doc recently bagged an intvw with actor John P. Dulaney, who was Tomas Milian's sidekick in five of the Nico Giraldi movies: COP IN BLUE JEANS, HIT SQUAD, SWINDLE, LITTLE ITALY and ASSASSINIO SUL TEVERE.

He also supported Franco Nero in HITCH HIKE and played a deleted role in Damiani's GOODBYE & AMEN.

The high-backed chair is unfortunate, but otherwise it looks and sounds great for the circumstances under which it was shot:
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u141/blahyadablah_photos/jpd1-1.jpg)

Here's Dulaney as the Nico Giraldi sidekick, "Ballarin," in HIT SQUAD:
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u141/blahyadablah_photos/PDVD_034.jpg)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MarcMorris on 26 Aug 2008 - 20:59
If you want an interview with Shirley Corrigan (One Just Man) let me know...
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 03 Sep 2008 - 06:09
Most recent interviewee: Michael Forest, who despite being an on-camera performer in previous decades, was mainly an English-language dubber during the Eurocrime craze of the '70s.

And oh, man, what a dubber he was -- voicing Luc Merenda (in THE VIOLENT PROFESSIONALS), Fabio Testi (in THE BIG RACKET, THE HEROIN BUSTERS and GO, GORILLA) and Maurizio Merli (in too many films to list but VIOLENT NAPLES and ROME ARMED TO THE TEETH to name a couple). He was the signature Merli voice!

Plenty of other voices too (Frank Wolff in MILANO CALIBRE 9 springs to mind).

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u141/blahyadablah_photos/forest_small.jpg)

It was another fabulous interview shoot in L.A. -- photographed by the talented Mike Martinez (he's the filmmaker who gave Gordon Mitchell his final screen appearance).
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: paperbag on 03 Sep 2008 - 07:59
Wow, I love that guy, his voice is perfect for Maurizio Merli.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Jonny on 03 Sep 2008 - 08:11
Amazing stuff Mike!  ;)

Looks like Michael was on good form too, is he doing a Merli voice into a tape recorder in that last shot?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 03 Sep 2008 - 17:02
...is he doing a Merli voice into a tape recorder in that last shot?

That's just a prop standing in for something else. All will be revealed soon. I hope it comes off as fun as I intended...
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Mart85 on 04 Sep 2008 - 09:45
Yeah it's looking great.  Nice work Mike.  :P
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 04 Sep 2008 - 11:19
Can't wait to see the finished product Mike :P
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 06 Sep 2008 - 16:21
Thanks, guys. I'll try not to disappoint!

Check this thread in a few days; hopefully we will have added yet another interviewee by then, and this one's a big'n'!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Jonny on 09 Sep 2008 - 20:11
Mike just sent me a link to Joe D'Augustine's blog, he just got through interviewing Henry Silva for the documentary...

http://www.filmforno.com/?p=1122

(http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/9123/joehenryna7.jpg)

Be sure to head on over to his blog and leave your comments  :P

Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 09 Sep 2008 - 21:19
Silva is GOD!  ;) I can't wait!!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Mart85 on 10 Sep 2008 - 14:45
Keeps getting better and better.    :-X

Silva is a legend.  :'(
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 10 Sep 2008 - 15:45
Some frame caps. All the thanks in the world to Mike Martinez for going on assignment for me once again and to Joe for assisting.

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u141/blahyadablah_photos/silva_collage_smaller2.jpg)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 10 Sep 2008 - 16:31
It looks great, Mike!  ::)

Can't wait till it's finished!   :-X :P

Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 10 Sep 2008 - 21:50
I hope he talks about my favorite scene in THE BOSS where he uses that grenade launcher to kill the old mafia guys  ;)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Nico Giraldi on 11 Sep 2008 - 10:58
I hope he talks about my favorite scene in THE BOSS where he uses that grenade launcher to kill the old mafia guys  ;)
Or how about the scene in killer vs Killers where he uses a falcon as a throwing weapon.  ;D
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 11 Sep 2008 - 13:43
Hahaha yes, that one is a classic as well! Or how about the opening scene of the same film where he fires a huge rocket launcher from inside his car to blow up another car!  ::)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 11 Sep 2008 - 13:51
Or how about the scene in killer vs Killers where he uses a falcon as a throwing weapon.  ;D

Sorry, no KILLER VS KILLERS. This is, after all, about "The Italian Cop and Gangster Movies that Ruled the '70s."  :)

But THE BOSS? Big-time yes.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 11 Sep 2008 - 14:04
You should get a long interview from Silva and then use the rest of the stuff to make a documentary on his career  :'(
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Johan Melle on 11 Sep 2008 - 18:05
This looks sooooo cool! Really looking forward to it!  ::)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: aylmer666 on 12 Sep 2008 - 08:00
well I'm glad you all enjoy it - it was easily one of the most stressful ordeals I've gone through in recent years.  However, watching the raw footage gives me a new perspective - it's totally hilarious! 

Obviously I can't spoil it (because then none of you would watch it) but the guy has some... interesting... answers to the questions... and a very different way of communicating than my past interviewees (Mike Forest, John Dulaney, and Gordon Mitchell)..
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Jonny on 12 Sep 2008 - 10:00
Sounds great Mike!

Good to see you on the forum  :P
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 12 Sep 2008 - 14:40
Good to see you on the forum  :P

Yeah, I can't believe I neglected to tell you about LLaL for so long! You should pop in to the "new members introduce themselves" thread and tell about your efforts trying to get Euro-cult stars to cameo in your feature MALEVOLENCE.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 22 Sep 2008 - 13:58
And over the weekend that silver fox known as Richard Harrison -- the endurance king of the Italian movie fads -- gave an interview for the doc. Another shoot DPed and camera opped by this board's own Mike Martinez!

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u141/blahyadablah_photos/harrison_eurocrime_smaller.jpg)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Federico on 22 Sep 2008 - 14:15
He looks really great! He should be 70something right now, I guess...
If you see him again please tell him that Enzo Milioni (who was Sergio Grieco's assistant on Beast With A Gun) sends him a big hug.

Keep up the good work, Mike! :P
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Jonny on 22 Sep 2008 - 14:20
Like Federico said, he looks pretty good doesn't he?

Was he on form Mike? Any feedback from Mike Martinez as regards how the interview went?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 22 Sep 2008 - 14:33
Like Federico said, he looks pretty good doesn't he?

Was he on form Mike? Any feedback from Mike Martinez as regards how the interview went?


Sharp as a tack on names and titles, I'm told.

Oh, and thanks to Messrs. Redman and Grimes for supplying me with the three Harrison/Bianchi movies that I didn't already have. That aided my question writing, naturally.

Apparently, Harrison even gives the scoop on these two obscure crime movies -- neither of which seem to be circulating:

Once Upon a Gangster (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0290152/)
Clouzot & Co versus Borsalino & Co (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0125703/)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 22 Sep 2008 - 14:38
He looks really great! He should be 70something right now, I guess...
If you see him again please tell him that Enzo Milioni (who was Sergio Grieco's assistant on Beast With A Gun) sends him a big hug.

Keep up the good work, Mike! :P


Hey, Federico! Good to see you on here!

I forget -- are you friendly with Mario Bianchi? I wonder if he and Harrison remain in touch...

Did I ever post frame caps from the excellent EUROCRIME! interviews you conducted -- Luc Merenda, Mario Caiano, Sal Borgese and Claudio Fragasso?

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u141/blahyadablah_photos/eurocrime_european_intvws.jpg)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Federico on 22 Sep 2008 - 14:42
Clouzot & Co versus Borsalino & Co ([url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0125703/[/url])


There's a pretty rare italian vhs for this movie, released by Torino Video.
Not a very good movie but it's interesting because Nello Pazzafini has one of the biggest roles of his whole career.
Good old Richard Harrison wasn't a great screenwriter...  :-*
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Federico on 22 Sep 2008 - 14:46
I forget -- are you friendly with Mario Bianchi? I wonder if he and Harrison remain in touch...
I've met Mario Bianchi just once, for Satan's Baby Doll extra features. In that occasion we discussed mostly about his beginnings and his horror movies.
I don't know if he kept in touch with Mr. Harrison, but I would be surprised if he did.
On the other hand i'm 100% that Claudio Fragasso would love to see him again.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 22 Sep 2008 - 15:03
Clouzot & Co versus Borsalino & Co ([url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0125703/[/url])


There's a pretty rare italian vhs for this movie, released by Torino Video.


I guess I'll find out soon enough, but in the meantime, tell me: Is it at all related to the Alain Delon BORSALINO films, or is it just cashing in with the name in the title -- sort of like all those "Django" and "Sartana" movies that didn't even feature characters by those names.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 22 Sep 2008 - 15:11
This documentary keeps getting better and better. I love Richard Harrison! Wish someone would interview him about his HK Ninja movies as well  :-\
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Federico on 22 Sep 2008 - 15:19
Is it at all related to the Alain Delon BORSALINO films, or is it just cashing in with the name in the title -- sort of like all those "Django" and "Sartana" movies that didn't even feature characters by those names.

This movie just uses the name of Borsalino, it has nothing to do with Alain Delon movie.
In this movie Richard Harrison plays Borsalino (a mafia kingpin) but the movie it's more a pretty lame comedy than a crime flick.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 22 Sep 2008 - 15:30
This documentary keeps getting better and better. I love Richard Harrison! Wish someone would interview him about his HK Ninja movies as well  :-\


That's a bit of a sore subject with Harrison, but there is a very good video interview with him that does go into this topic:

Nanarland.com (http://nanarland.com/nanarland_tv.php?vid=2)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 22 Sep 2008 - 18:20
Thanks Mike, I already knew about Nanarland but never noticed that video interview! Looks great!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 22 Sep 2008 - 19:59
Oh, and thanks to Messrs. Redman and Grimes for supplying me with the three Harrison/Bianchi movies that I didn't already have. That aided my question writing, naturally.
No problem Mike,glad i could help  :P
Really looking forward to seeing the Harrison interview,big fan of his work with Mario Bianchi.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: mattblake on 23 Sep 2008 - 11:45
I'm really looking forward to this doc, Mike!

Richard also talks about his HK movies in the Gods in Spandex book (http://thewildeye.co.uk/blog/2008/06/gods-in-spandex/ (http://thewildeye.co.uk/blog/2008/06/gods-in-spandex/)).  As Mike says... I don't think he was all that happy with what happened out there!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MarcMorris on 23 Sep 2008 - 11:47
How are the clip clearances and footage coming along for this? Any ideas which films will be included?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: aylmer666 on 23 Sep 2008 - 23:34
Harrison's a nice guy and lives in a wonderful estate right on Malibu next to Matthew McCanaughey's property.  He was a real peach all through the interview and gave way more answer than he needed to... which is good!

We very lightly touched on his ninja movies withe Godfrey Ho.  Just like I'd suspected he'd met Ho (who then was merely an AD) earlier on the set of the two Shaw Brothers epics he filmed in the late 70's, and acted in his ninja movies in the 80's as a favor.  Ho was very courteous to him and a pleasure to work with, but then stabbed him in the back as soon as he left Hong Kong and re-cut his footage into at least 10 more movies!

While his crime films were not exactly my "favorites" of the genre, Harrison DID get to work with all the big Eurocrime directors earlier in the 60's... so he had some good stories about Lenzi, Margheriti, Castellari, and Marino Girolami. 

The most hilarious story was about Umberto Lenzi while they were filming a spy movie "Mountain of Light" in Singapore.  Apparently, Harrison thought it would be funny to hook Lenzi up with a transexual to shut Lenzi up (Lenzi was always angry and yelling on set).  Lenzi ended up seeing the transexual for several days and thanking Harrison repeatedly for the introduction.  Then, on the plane ride home, Harrison informed Lenzi that the "woman" he'd been "seeing" was a transexual.  Lenzi got super-pissed for about 1 minute... but then cooled down and said "eh, it's all in the past!".  And that was that.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 24 Sep 2008 - 09:53
There's an article written by Lenzi in the new issue of Cine 70 where he mentions abit about filming MOUNTAIN OF LIGHT in Singapore with Harrison,not surprisingly he doesn't say anything about that very funny story. :-\
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 24 Sep 2008 - 15:13
How are the clip clearances and footage coming along for this? Any ideas which films will be included?

Since picking up interest at Marche Du Film, the consensus with the interested parties is that I should create a long-form demo (60-90 minutes) that is my absolute dream version and not worry about clearances at this stage. Then, if an interested party falls in love with it as is, we build the licensing fees into the finishing funds (or negotiate to use 50% of the clips in the demo -- that sort of thing). Perhaps a lot of extra work for me, assembling a feature-length cut that may not resemble the finished product, but a good way to get some major momentum going.

Fortunately, I can compose '70s-style instrumental funk in my sleep, so that will keep music costs down.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MarcMorris on 24 Sep 2008 - 15:15
Italian are notorious for wanting large clearance fees, so be wary indeed. Also, suitable masters may not exist for tome of these movies so you may find you will have to do some substitutions. If I can help, let me know.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 24 Sep 2008 - 16:28
Fortunately, I can compose '70s-style instrumental funk in my sleep, so that will keep music costs down.

That's a wonderful attribute to have, Mike.  :-\

...and a good use of the time you spend sleeping.  :-*
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 20 Oct 2008 - 14:11
Still haven't uploaded frame caps from my interview with Chris Mitchum in Florida, but in the meantime, here are some screen grabs from Fred Williamson's intvw for the doc out on the West Coast -- shot last week by Mike A. Martinez. This is probably the last movie-star intvw for the doc (unless others just fall in our lap; it's happened before). Time to consider production wrapped...

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u141/blahyadablah_photos/williamson_smaller-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Paul on 20 Oct 2008 - 14:36
Time to consider production wrapped...


Great news - means we're closer to seeing it!

Really can't wait to see this, Mike.  :-X
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 20 Oct 2008 - 14:40
Its THE HAMMER!!!  ::)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 20 Oct 2008 - 15:41
Its THE HAMMER!!!  ::)
Every time i see an interview with Big Fred he has a cigar in his hand  ;)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 20 Oct 2008 - 16:05

Every time i see an interview with Big Fred he has a cigar in his hand  ;)

Yeah, he accidentally got it super-glued between his fingers 15 years ago!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 20 Oct 2008 - 16:10
His interview for 1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS was great fun so I'm sure this one will be great too. Can you please tell us which movies he discusses in your interview Mike?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 20 Oct 2008 - 16:47
Can you please tell us which movies he discusses in your interview Mike?

His Italian-financed and Italian-set crime movies:

CRAZY JOE
THREE TOUGH GUYS
MR. MEAN
WOODEN OVERCOAT
BLACK COBRAS 1--4

I know there were several more (DEADLY IMPACT, etc), but we mostly stuck to the above eight films.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 20 Oct 2008 - 17:15
I'd love to hear what he has to say about the BLACK COBRAS... but i guess those parts won't be included cause they are not 70s films right?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 20 Oct 2008 - 17:27
I'd love to hear what he has to say about the BLACK COBRAS... but i guess those parts won't be included cause they are not 70s films right?

We'll see. Near the end of the doc, I'll be talking about what became of the Italian Crime Film as the 1970s rolled over into the 1980s, and it may be appropriate there to include a couple of soundbites about the BLACK COBRA series.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 20 Oct 2008 - 17:39
That's a good idea. Can't wait! Hopefully the doc will get a DVD release!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 20 Oct 2008 - 19:16
Can you please tell us which movies he discusses in your interview Mike?

His Italian-financed and Italian-set crime movies:

CRAZY JOE
THREE TOUGH GUYS
MR. MEAN
WOODEN OVERCOAT
BLACK COBRAS 1--4

I know there were several more (DEADLY IMPACT, etc), but we mostly stuck to the above eight films.
Wow! I didn't realise MR.MEAN was an Italian production.

Cheers Mike :P
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 20 Oct 2008 - 20:04

His Italian-financed and Italian-set crime movies:
Wow! I didn't realise MR.MEAN was an Italian production.

Cheers Mike :P

It's not, of course (although it was shot with an Italian crew and borrowed equipment from INGLORIOUS BASTARDS). That is the movie I was qualifying as "Italian-set," as it was shot in Rome.  :'(
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 20 Oct 2008 - 20:44

His Italian-financed and Italian-set crime movies:
Wow! I didn't realise MR.MEAN was an Italian production.

Cheers Mike :P

It's not, of course (although it was shot with an Italian crew and borrowed equipment from INGLORIOUS BASTARDS). That is the movie I was qualifying as "Italian-set," as it was shot in Rome.  :'(
Got ya :D

I wondered how it could have slipped past me.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 18 Nov 2008 - 13:55
One of the men everyone loves to hate -- villainous actor John Steiner! He gave an interview last week in his L.A. real estate office to Mike Martinez for the doc. (Everyone, show Mike some love for the L.A. interviews he's been producing...)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u141/blahyadablah_photos/steiner_eurocrime_smaller.jpg)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 18 Nov 2008 - 13:58
Oh, and belatedly here's the frame caps from the intvw I conducted with Chris Mitchum for the doc last month. (Don't know how I made the frame caps look so sepia-toned; the actual footage looks much truer to life...)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u141/blahyadablah_photos/mitchum_eurocrime_smaller.jpg)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 18 Nov 2008 - 14:09
Really looking forward to John Steiner,the interview he did for the CALIGULA Imperial SE in which he talked about how ROMA VIOLENTA made him a star in Italy is superb.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Mart85 on 18 Nov 2008 - 15:07
Nice work Mike Malloy and Mike Martinez.  Really looking forward to seeing it.  ::)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 19 Nov 2008 - 15:35
A "favorite eurocrime film" thread has started on the doc's imdb page. Feel free to contribute, guys; I like activity on our imdb listing.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1225633/board/nest/122474743
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Paul on 19 Nov 2008 - 16:06
A "favorite eurocrime film" thread has started on the doc's imdb page. Feel free to contribute, guys; I like activity on our imdb listing.

[url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1225633/board/nest/122474743[/url]


Added a list!  :D
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Gary B. on 19 Nov 2008 - 17:00
wow, those people on the IMDB board really hate Di Leo's films.  Some people just have no taste.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 19 Nov 2008 - 17:28
I never understood everybody's hate for I PADRONI DELLA CITTA- its one of my all-time favorites.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Distorty on 19 Nov 2008 - 21:31
No offensive to the doco but god IMDB comments are the bottom of the barrel when it comes to movie discussion.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 19 Nov 2008 - 23:17
No offensive to the doco but god IMDB comments are the bottom of the barrel when it comes to movie discussion.

Yeah, that's why I was hoping you guys would get on there -- as Paul has already graciously done -- and elevate the level of discourse.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Gary B. on 20 Nov 2008 - 07:42
I never understood everybody's hate for I PADRONI DELLA CITTA- its one of my all-time favorites.
same here.  i love that one, and it gets better with each viewing. 
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Canisius on 26 Nov 2008 - 09:07
Wow, this is an amazing project! And it is safe to say that this is my most anticipated movie for next year (although it is a documentary)...can't wait for the release ;)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: burningcity on 26 Nov 2008 - 22:07
Mike this is an incredible project! Did you try to get interviews with Fabio Testi, Tomas Milian or Mario Adorf? Also 2 women with prominent roles in many Italian crime films that would be worthwhile are Claudia Cardinale and Luciana Paluzzi.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 06 Dec 2008 - 16:31
Just saw these last two posts; thanks so much for your interest, guys.

We have pursued Tomas Milian a bit; the others we have not (Mr. Testi was high on our list, though). In any case, we have 20 interviews in the can, more footage than we could ever use (and almost more than my tired little typing fingers can log!).

So we'll be able to tell the story of the genre very thoroughly, even if a few filmmakers are not represented (thank God for all the dvd featurettes that allow their stories to be told elsewhere).
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: burningcity on 08 Dec 2008 - 02:42
Mike, I figured you probably tried to get Testi and Milian. I know you have a ton of footage, as you said much more than you need but I think you should still try to get Claudia Cardinale if possible for a couple of reasons, although she doesn't have the following of a Sophia Loren, she's still very popular in Italy as well as other countries including the US (she was in 6 of them) and it may be a good idea to have a woman's views/experiences on these films as it may attract some womens' interest (they do make up 50% of the population!, LOL). Phil.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 11 Dec 2008 - 14:52
... and it may be a good idea to have a woman's views/experiences on these films as it may attract some womens' interest (they do make up 50% of the population!, LOL). Phil.

And so what is Nicoletta Machiavelli? Chopped liver?  :D

You're right; it would've felt weird if we hadn't at least gotten one female -- especially for the segment about the genre's misogyny.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Jamie on 15 Dec 2008 - 06:05

His Italian-financed and Italian-set crime movies:
Wow! I didn't realise MR.MEAN was an Italian production.

Cheers Mike :P

It's not, of course (although it was shot with an Italian crew and borrowed equipment from INGLORIOUS BASTARDS). That is the movie I was qualifying as "Italian-set," as it was shot in Rome.  :'(
I was telling Mike a few months ago that I think Mr. Mean kicks butt! Really entertaining movie. Im a big fan of Fred Williamson and Lou Castel and I was kind of suprised to see Lou in this, not his typical role. Fred is brought to Rome to ice Lou because the organization doesn't like the fact that Lou is using scams to generate money. But then Lou hires Raimund Harmstorf to take out the Hammer before he can get to Lou!

Anyway, I know Mike has worked hard on his doc and this thing is gonna be amazing when it's done. Hope things are going smooth for you Mike.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 09 Jan 2009 - 22:09
How's it going Mike?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 11 Jan 2009 - 15:04
How's it going Mike?

Very good; thanks for asking -- although switching to a new machine on which to do the offline edit has been a longer, more problematic process than I expected.

But I'm talking to someone(s) really cool about doing music for the doc.

And there is some amazing gold in the interviews themselves. I can't wait for you guys to see.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Jonny on 11 Jan 2009 - 16:13

But I'm talking to someone(s) really cool about doing music for the doc.


Are they brothers Mike?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 11 Jan 2009 - 16:18

But I'm talking to someone(s) really cool about doing music for the doc.


Are they brothers Mike?

No, but that would be really cool, too. I like the way you think...
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: K August on 22 Jan 2009 - 00:22
How's it going Mike?

Very good; thanks for asking -- although switching to a new machine on which to do the offline edit has been a longer, more problematic process than I expected.

But I'm talking to someone(s) really cool about doing music for the doc.

And there is some amazing gold in the interviews themselves. I can't wait for you guys to see.

Sounds real good. Can't wait to see your doc Mike.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Canisius on 22 Jan 2009 - 15:23
Release date? :'(
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 28 Jan 2009 - 12:28
Release date? :'(

TBD, but ASAP. The offline edit is coming together beautifully but is occasionally hung up by a technical issue or two. Thanks for asking.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Subculture on 29 Mar 2009 - 00:17
Any news? Release date? Can't wait
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Bogan The Wanderer on 29 Mar 2009 - 02:39
When this is all eventually done and dusted, I would pay for a DVD edition if it gathered up some of the excess or bonus interview footage that couldn't fit into the feature proper - and now that I think of it, I suspect other people would too.  This should be an awesome doco once done.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 29 Mar 2009 - 16:25
...I would pay for a DVD edition if it gathered up some of the excess or bonus interview footage that couldn't fit into the feature proper ... This should be an awesome doco once done.

Thanks, Wanderin' Bogan!

No kidding about the excess footage; there is tons! I'm sure whoever ends up distribbing on DVD will see the potential in including extra sequences full of juicy stories for the fans.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 20 Apr 2009 - 16:53
Although we're in post and not actively seeking interviews, look what fell into our lap courtesy of Mike Martinez's attendance of Chiller this past weekend: an intvw with the great stuntman/actor Ottaviano Dell'Acqua! (ROME ARMED TO THE TEETH, WEAPONS OF DEATH, MERCILESS MAN, FROM CORLEONE TO BROOKLYN, etc etc etc -- and still working today...)


(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u141/blahyadablah_photos/ottaviano2.jpg)


Full polizieschi credits here, of course:
http://www.pollanetsquad.it/attore.asp?cod_att=727

Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Jonny on 20 Apr 2009 - 17:00
Cool! You can't turn down opportunities like that can you?  :P
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 20 Apr 2009 - 17:11
Cool! You can't turn down opportunities like that can you?  :P

No, sir. And Martinez was especially thrilled to have dinner Saturday Night with Richard "BEYOND THE DOOR" Johnson!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 20 Apr 2009 - 17:21
It's sounding like you're going to have a great documentary. How close is it to completion now, Mike?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 21 Apr 2009 - 13:41
It's still coming along nicely; I've very pleased with the sequences I've assembled and the flow of it all. The only bummer is the constant need to re-start my computer while creating the offline; it has made it all a more time-consuming process than it needs to be.  >:(
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Jonny on 03 Jun 2009 - 08:11
Trailer's up over at Twitch...

Click HERE (http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/new-documentary-italian-crime-films#extended)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 03 Jun 2009 - 08:22
Trailer's up over at Twitch...

 :)
...and it looks fuckin' GREAT!  ;)

I can't wait to see this, Mike.  :P
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Jonny on 03 Jun 2009 - 08:25

...and it looks fuckin' GREAT!

Really good isn't it? Get's me all excited it does.  :P
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 03 Jun 2009 - 08:36

...and it looks fuckin' GREAT!

Really good isn't it? Get's me all excited it does.  :P

Oh yeah!   :-X

I think if I saw the trailer and didn't even know much about poliziotteschi, but was a fan of crime and action films, in general, I'd definitely want to see this.  :)

Quite a catchy trailer.  ::)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: broonage on 03 Jun 2009 - 08:39
Holy crap! Great stuff
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: eiren on 03 Jun 2009 - 08:48
This does look superb. Great work Mike.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: KommissarX on 03 Jun 2009 - 10:18
Absolutely great!  ::)
Looks like you must have had a good time shooting these interviews.

I wouldn't have recognised Sal Borgese without the title card... nice to see he is in good shape.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Paul on 03 Jun 2009 - 13:09
That new trailer is superb - this is going to be great.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 03 Jun 2009 - 13:22
Glad you guys like. Footage in the trailer isn't even color corrected, but it felt like the right time to "get something out there," so as soon as the Cannes commotion died down, we gave the trailer to Twitch...

How'd you find it, Jonny? Do you regularly check Twitch?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 03 Jun 2009 - 14:15
Impressive stuff Mike. Well done. Can't wait to see it
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Paul on 03 Jun 2009 - 14:52

How'd you find it, Jonny? Do you regularly check Twitch?

Interestingly, a guy who I work with found this on Twich and emailed me the link today too! Should get a lot of interest generated on there, mate.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 03 Jun 2009 - 15:00

How'd you find it, Jonny? Do you regularly check Twitch?

Interestingly, a guy who I work with found this on Twich and emailed me the link today too! Should get a lot of interest generated on there, mate.

Excellent, Paul. Good to hear.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Ash595 on 03 Jun 2009 - 15:04
the trailer is very well edited. Great work.
I hope there will be a dvd of this documentary some day (with english subtitles)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Jonny on 03 Jun 2009 - 15:52

I hope there will be a dvd of this documentary some day (with english subtitles)

It's in English anyway mate. No need for subs, unless of course you're hard of hearing?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Ash595 on 03 Jun 2009 - 17:32
for non english people like me, I am french, it is easier to understand english with english subtitles. I can understand english but sometimes english subtitles help for some accents
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Gary B. on 03 Jun 2009 - 20:00
Wow, this looks simply amazing. 
The part with Henry Silva crying looks intense - cannot wait to see the final film.

Just added a link to the trailer on my blog... 
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Jonny on 03 Jun 2009 - 20:41
for non english people like me, I am french, it is easier to understand english with english subtitles. I can understand english but sometimes english subtitles help for some accents

Good point and I understand where you are coming from. I'm sure Mike is taking all the feedback on board.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: trench on 03 Jun 2009 - 20:43
This is looking seriously amazing, the anticipation.........
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Distorty on 03 Jun 2009 - 21:33
The Twitch trailer is spreading like wildfire, it just hit the Australian genre forums. This looks fantastic Mike! Can't wait!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Ash595 on 04 Jun 2009 - 06:43
I put a link on my blog too
http://forgottensilver.wordpress.com/2009/06/03/eurocrime-nouvelle-bande-annonce/

Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: broonage on 04 Jun 2009 - 08:10
I put a link on my blog too
[url]http://forgottensilver.wordpress.com/2009/06/03/eurocrime-nouvelle-bande-annonce/[/url]




I've booked-marked your blog Ash.  :P
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Canisius on 06 Jun 2009 - 12:10
Yes, the new trailer looks superb...can't wait for this documentary to drop!! ::)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: fendell49 on 11 Jun 2009 - 18:39
Mike Malloy is the Man!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Joe D on 11 Jun 2009 - 19:19
Amen to that!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 12 Jun 2009 - 00:31
Right back atcha, guys.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: medway garage on 14 Jun 2009 - 05:15
Trailer looks great,good luck with the doc Mike.I didn`t see Sergio Martino in the trailer,was he someone
you couldn`t interview ? Good line up of interviewees,very impressive !  ::)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: dvdtrash on 15 Jun 2009 - 22:13
http://dvdtrash.blogspot.com/2009/06/eurocrime-italian-cop-and-gangster.html#links

On my site as well Mike, it looks fantastic!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Jonny on 10 Aug 2009 - 13:56
Any updates Mike?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 11 Aug 2009 - 14:23
Any updates Mike?

Still somewhat on hold until the clip licensing is all sorted out, but there are a couple of cool new developments....

But actually the timing has been great, as I've been involved in a couple of interesting other projects in the meantime. Look forward to returning to EUROCRIME soon, though, and slaying the dragon!

Thanks to everyone who posted the trailer on a blog or forum. We've gotten amazing interest (festival invites, media requests, etc) from all over the world.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Jonny on 01 Sep 2009 - 09:49
If you're on Facebook why not pop over and join the Eurocrime! fan page...

Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s - Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/search/?q=AV+Maniacs&init=quick#/pages/Eurocrime-The-Italian-Cop-and-Gangster-Films-That-Ruled-the-70s/129675307702?ref=mf)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Distorty on 20 Nov 2009 - 17:15
I did an interview with Mike over at the Australian genre site Digital retribution. You can read it here:

http://www.digital-retribution.com/features/ID091119.php
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the 70s (2009)
Post by: frankie on 10 Dec 2009 - 02:10
this looks so amazing it just about brought a tear to my eye. can't wait!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 02 Mar 2010 - 11:14
Really interesting podcast that interviews Mike Malloy available for download here :-

Clicky (http://ggtmc.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=587477)

Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: gialloshots on 02 Mar 2010 - 13:47
Listened to that podcast yesterday and it was really good.  Malloy is incredibly informed and brings some interesting information.  I can't wait for Eurocrime to be finished up. 

That site also has some other great podcasts.  Listening to one about Di Leo's trilogy right now but they have a ton of them covering some great films.

Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 02 Mar 2010 - 19:36
Yeah, that is a good site. Glad the interview was enjoyable. Now back to editing....
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: broonage on 03 Mar 2010 - 08:50
I  had a listen too, excellent stuff!

"With an octopus"!! lol
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 03 Mar 2010 - 14:54
Listening to one about Di Leo's trilogy right now but they have a ton of them covering some great films.



Listened to that one today and it's made me want to revisit the films again as soon as possible, although for some reason they get the chronology of the films wrong.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Jonny on 10 Aug 2010 - 08:42
Thought I'd take the opportunity to bump this thread by showing off the seriously cool poster designed by Zach Hobbs (http://www.gigposters.com/designer/10366_Zach_Hobbs.html)  :'(

(http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/5483/euros.jpg)

It's been a while since an update Mike, how's it going?

Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Paul on 12 Aug 2010 - 11:55
Great poster. Can we have the film now, please?  :-\

Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2009)
Post by: Jonny on 20 Aug 2010 - 15:10
Great poster. Can we have the film now, please?  :-\



Just a heads up about the project on behalf of Mike. Work on the project has taken a slow turn of late due to him being let down by a couple of people who offered their editing services and then let him down at the last minute. This means that the work which was expected to be outsourced now has to be done by Mike which has put him back quite a bit. Plus in order for Mike to stay financially alfoat he's had to take on some other work on the side so as to keep the food on the table and the bills paid, because as you all know this EUROCRIME project is a labour of love and doesn't bring in any income at all.

The Kickstarter money is safely in the bank and just waiting to be invested in sourcing clips.

 :-X
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 19 Oct 2010 - 11:41
Ted Russof was interviewed last week  :P

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Rusoff

(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/2293/rusoff.jpg)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: wayne on 11 Jun 2011 - 20:48
Just read this on the Facebook page:

June 6th 2011:
"The doc is almost finished James and it will be showing at various festivals in the coming months." 

:P  :P  :P  :P
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 12 Jun 2011 - 09:57

"The doc is almost finished James and it will be showing at various festivals in the coming months." 


 ::)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: bdc on 12 Jun 2011 - 17:05
Cool poster and great news on the showings! 
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: broonage on 20 Jul 2011 - 11:25
How is this going?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 26 Jul 2011 - 09:24
Could anyone who has helped Mike out with this project in anyway and has been offered a 'Thanks' acknowledgment in the doc's credits please post in this thread so as to remind Mike, he's kept records but wants to double check incase anyone's slipped through the cracks.

If you're shy and don't want to post on here then please email Mike or contact him through Facebook etc.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 26 Jul 2011 - 12:07
Does this mean he's getting close to the end?  ::)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: broonage on 26 Jul 2011 - 12:30
Me!  :-*
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 26 Jul 2011 - 21:44
I'm not shy! Can't wait to see this and it was an honour being able to help out with the little bit of dough that I could afford to send.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: tigerheart76 on 09 Aug 2011 - 12:30
This looks fantastic :)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Robert W on 23 Oct 2011 - 01:29
I've been trying to keep up on this film since I first saw the teaser trailer. Is there any word on a dvd release day yet?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 01 Nov 2011 - 14:23
New interview with Mike here (http://www.thedeathrattle.net/2011/11/interview-w-eurocrime-director-mike.html).
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: burningcity on 01 Nov 2011 - 18:56
Since this project has been going on for nearly 4 years now, I doubt it will ever materialize, which is sad.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: broonage on 01 Nov 2011 - 19:11
Since this project has been going on for nearly 4 years now, I doubt it will ever materialize, which is sad.

I hope so! There's a lot of folks you gave their hard-earned cash to fund it!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: broonage on 01 Nov 2011 - 19:13
Hmmm, judging by the interview and screenshots I think it's on its way.  ::)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 01 Nov 2011 - 20:04
Since this project has been going on for nearly 4 years now, I doubt it will ever materialize, which is sad.

You're talking out of your arse.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 01 Nov 2011 - 21:31
Since this project has been going on for nearly 4 years now, I doubt it will ever materialize, which is sad.

It's as good as finished, I've seen it. The only thing holding it back is tweaks due to licensing issues with some of the clips/images. As soon as those clips/images gets substituted there's nothing to worry about.

I'm not sure you appreciate the sheer hard work and dogged determination Mike has put into getting this doc out there. It's a massive labour of love by literally a one man band, he's done this by himself in his own time whilst trying to earn a crust to keep a roof over his and his loved ones head.

Nothing sad about that.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 01 Nov 2011 - 21:40
Since this project has been going on for nearly 4 years now, I doubt it will ever materialize, which is sad.

I hope so! There's a lot of folks you gave their hard-earned cash to fund it!

The donations to the kickstarter fund haven't been used to pay for anything but licensing fees etc. Mike hasn't used any of the money for personal use ie paying himself to edit the project etc.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 01 Nov 2011 - 22:05
I have every faith in Mike too.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: broonage on 02 Nov 2011 - 08:37
Since this project has been going on for nearly 4 years now, I doubt it will ever materialize, which is sad.

I hope so! There's a lot of folks you gave their hard-earned cash to fund it!

The donations to the kickstarter fund haven't been used to pay for anything but licensing fees etc. Mike hasn't used any of the money for personal use ie paying himself to edit the project etc.

Of course, not what I was getting at, merely thought "if it isn't released, well that's a waste of cash". I read the post of burningcity and then read the interview, and realised it was nonsense.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: burningcity on 02 Nov 2011 - 11:49
I want to see this as much as anybody. I must have watched that trailer a dozen times. Just thought that after so long it might not happen. If it does, I'll be at the beginning of the line.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 02 Nov 2011 - 12:30
I want to see this as much as anybody. I must have watched that trailer a dozen times. Just thought that after so long it might not happen.

The gestation period for documentaries can be a long time. Especially if it's a one-man show working with no real budget to speak of. Last I discussed it with Mike he was just waiting for the chance to start work on the final edit.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 05 Nov 2011 - 17:21
Hey, guys:

To explain my absence -- when I made the final editing push on EUROCRIME! (that is, starting over as an HD project in Final Cut, after it had begun as an SD project in Premiere), I had to cut out a lot of web activity, so I limited myself to only email and Facebook. But I hope you've been keeping with the doc on Facebook, as it has its own page over there. www.facebook.com/eurocrime

We have a 2 1/4-hr cut that's finished except for final audio mix and color correction, which should be done in December. It'll probably need to be cut down further for broadcast, but I want to get this cut finalized and preserved, as I hope it will be the extended DVD version. Part of the reason it took so long is that I refused to let this be a talking-head documentary, and so I spent tons of hours creating graphics. These frame caps below should give you and idea about that. Most of the graphics are animated, and they sometimes factor into scene transitions, etc, so I hope the doc will have a unique feel and energy.

There's also a frame cap below from Chad Kaplan's animation. Many people told us they had behind-the-scenes photos and such, but in the end, few came through. Luckily, Chad was up to the task of animating some on-set stories, completely as a favor, so he's earned my undying gratitude.

We just spent the first part of the Kickstarter money paying for a lawyer here in the U.S. who will determine what clip use counts as Fair Use. Then we hope we'll be able to afford to license whatever clips are leftover. When filling out the clip log for the lawyer, my blood runs cold -- I hope I didn't use too many!

We've been getting selected for international film festivals, but we've had to turn them down, as we have yet to have a big, U.S.-based festival world premiere, something that's basically necessary to ensure a successful festival run where I don't have to spend money (money I don't have) on entry fees for later festivals. The doc has a producer's rep, who liked the doc well enough to waive his fees.

I spent so much unpaid time on this project that it has financially ruined me (I began this project in my living room, and I finished it in the upstairs of my fiance's parents' house, where I now live). But I'm very proud of the finished product and of the fact that I was willing to see it through to the end. Whatever you think of it when you see it, I know you'll see the MASSIVE amount of work that went into it.

I'm in major catch-up mode, trying to get my life back on track. So I don't know how much I'll be back on webboards until that happens. But come visit the Facebook page, and ask whatever questions you have there.

Thanks as always, for your support and interest....

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Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: broonage on 01 Dec 2011 - 11:33
Great new podcast with Mike:

http://projection-booth.blogspot.com/2011/11/episode-39-italian-connection.html

P.S. LLL is mentioned at the end.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Scyther on 11 Dec 2011 - 14:26
Been wanting to see/feature this project ever since I first heard of its existence...I literally can't wait until I can finally watch it!  ::)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Wim C. on 15 Jan 2012 - 12:51
Could someone send me a message with Mike's mailaddress? Not sure if he still visits the forum often and have to get in touch urgently regarding a possible festival screening...

Thanks !
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: wayne on 15 Jan 2012 - 13:11
You should check the eurocrime facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/eurocrime , he posts there very regularly.

Maybe an other member can provide a faster way to contact him.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 15 Jan 2012 - 13:15
Sorted.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Wim C. on 15 Jan 2012 - 13:20
Yeah - thanks !
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Longsden on 21 Jan 2012 - 11:25
This is going to be the highlight of my year
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 27 Mar 2012 - 17:23
Short interview with Mike and details of a screening this week.

clicky (http://atlretro.com/2012/03/26/eurocrime/)

And an image from the end credits.....

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Title: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 27 Mar 2012 - 18:36
Who?
Title: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 27 Mar 2012 - 19:00
Who?

What do you mean "who?"
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 27 Mar 2012 - 19:14
By 'who' he might mean 'The Gentlemen's Guide to Midnight Cinema'.
Title: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 27 Mar 2012 - 19:36
By 'who' he might mean 'The Gentlemen's Guide to Midnight Cinema'.

Thought as much but presumed he might have simply Googled it rather than look silly by asking.
Title: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 27 Mar 2012 - 19:49
No, was referring to Lovelockanload. [slaps own face in disbelief]
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 02 Apr 2012 - 15:36
Unfinished promo video

eurocrime doc promo foolaround -- "Men and buildings" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKfg-SUm-48#)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Renato on 02 Apr 2012 - 18:18
Sounds cool, man!  ::)

I hope that Soon means really Soon...!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: wayne on 02 Apr 2012 - 23:04
I hope that Soon means really Soon...!

+1  :)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: broonage on 03 Apr 2012 - 07:29
Speaking to folks at Dead By Dawn this weekend, this is getting premiered very soon apparently.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Longsden on 03 Apr 2012 - 15:20
I'll move heaven and earth to see this when it comes to Europe.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 03 Apr 2012 - 15:41
Speaking to folks at Dead By Dawn this weekend, this is getting premiered very soon apparently.

At Dead By Dawn or somewhere else?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Longsden on 04 Apr 2012 - 08:02
Dead by Dawn is really soon no? If so it would be advertised by now? If not I hope they do a weekend showing, hefty drive from Manchester
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 04 Apr 2012 - 08:28
Dead by Dawn is really soon no? If so it would be advertised by now? If not I hope they do a weekend showing, hefty drive from Manchester

Yeah, it was on from Thursday 29 March until Sunday 1 April. I think broonage meant he was speaking to them last weekend rather than this weekend.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: broonage on 04 Apr 2012 - 09:04
Dead by Dawn is really soon no? If so it would be advertised by now? If not I hope they do a weekend showing, hefty drive from Manchester

Yeah, it was on from Thursday 29 March until Sunday 1 April. I think broonage meant he was speaking to them last weekend rather than this weekend.

Oops, yes that's what I meant! :)

They told me where it was screening but it was the wee hours and I was pissed, so all forgotten.  :P
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 10 Apr 2012 - 13:54
Showing in Amsterdam on the 19th, 24th & 25th of April...

http://www.imaginefilmfestival.nl/en/films/eurocrime-the-italian-cop-and-gangsterfilms-that-ruled-the-70s (http://www.imaginefilmfestival.nl/en/films/eurocrime-the-italian-cop-and-gangsterfilms-that-ruled-the-70s)

 :)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: caracalla on 30 May 2012 - 05:37
I can't believe I found this forum way too late to attend the imagine festival in Amsterdam, just to see this!!

Now I can only hope it will be released on DVD soon, for I am dying to view this. From what I have seen and read it is a work of love
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: caracalla on 03 Jun 2012 - 17:38
So, is there any news or plans for a dvd release?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 03 Jun 2012 - 17:53
Nothing yet that I've heard of. Fire off emails to your favourite dvd distributors to let them know there's interest in the film.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Longsden on 29 Jun 2012 - 13:08
Showing at Fright Fest. The only reason I will head down
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: MarcMorris on 29 Jun 2012 - 13:29
I'll be there too!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 29 Jun 2012 - 13:37
Showing at Fright Fest. The only reason I will head down
How far have you got to come?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Longsden on 29 Jun 2012 - 13:55
Showing at Fright Fest. The only reason I will head down
How far have you got to come?

Manchester, it's really a nothing journey these days but with other things going on in August I can't really afford to do the whole weekend.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 29 Jun 2012 - 15:18
I'll be there for Eurocrime!, doesn't look like I'm bothering with much else.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 29 Jun 2012 - 17:24
I assume you'll be there, Aarron? What about you, Paul?
Title: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 29 Jun 2012 - 17:55
Not sure, may be in London that weekend, it's undecided, mate.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 29 Jun 2012 - 20:19
I assume you'll be there, Aarron?
Sure will.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 30 Jun 2012 - 09:08
Can I sit by you?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 30 Jun 2012 - 09:34
Can I sit by you?
Only if you don't sit there chomping on leeks  :D
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 30 Jun 2012 - 11:57
Fuck off.

You going to this, Jonny?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 30 Jun 2012 - 12:23
Fuck off.
::)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 30 Jun 2012 - 12:59
EUROCRIME! is screening on the Saturday, which is rather handy. I bet they get some right cunt to introduce it though.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 30 Jun 2012 - 13:01
Oh look! Who's name is that that can be seen in the credits....

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Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 30 Jun 2012 - 17:35
Oh look! Who's name is that that can be seen in the credits....
I can see two people I know and a pseudonym
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 30 Jun 2012 - 17:47
It's not a pseudonym, it's my 'punk rock' name. Tis a slight difference.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 03 Jul 2012 - 12:50
Hey, guys --

Getting back in touch after way too long. EUROCRIME *still* has a bunch of loose ends to tie up, but I did manage to get a version out on the fest circuit, and it's played three smaller fests (well, at least smaller of importance to genre audiences). But now it's about to play three big genre fests. I see you've already heard about FrightFest. I hope a lot of you fellas can see it there, as it has looked great on the big screen both times I've seen it projected. (You can see every last detail of Leonard Mann's wrinkled backdrop! <grin>)

What else? Seems like there's so much more to update on. I haven't been on here for a while, as I forced myself -- in order to get the doc finished -- to quit all internet except e.mail and Facebook, which are giant timesucks in themselves. Are you following the doc on Facebook? https://www.facebook.com/eurocrime (https://www.facebook.com/eurocrime)

The fests are good exposure but are themselves their own hassle. I have one in Spain requiring Spanish subtitles. I already said yes, but now am wondering how I'll get that done, exactly. I'm just one fella working on this project out of his home...

Hope you're all doing aces. Let me know if I've forgotten to answer anything...

M(M)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 05 Jul 2012 - 14:07
Good to hear from you Mike!

How many people from this forum are attending the screening at Frightfest?

As far as I know it's an early show on Saturday so it would be an ideal opportunity for us to meet up and go for some refreshments afterwards!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Longsden on 05 Jul 2012 - 15:21
80% at the minute. Nice early train from Manchester
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 05 Jul 2012 - 15:25
I'm saying it's 100% for me - there's supposed to be a family gathering that weekend but it looks like we're fucking that on the head.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Longsden on 05 Jul 2012 - 15:57
I'm saying it's 100% for me - there's supposed to be a family gathering that weekend but it looks like we're fucking that on the head.

I am trying to get out of going to Sweden for the weekend. I sense some serious arguments coming up
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 05 Jul 2012 - 16:05
Fuck them. Do a Fred Adelman and pretend to be dead.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 05 Jul 2012 - 16:06
Sorry to piss on anyone's fire but I am going.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 05 Jul 2012 - 16:17
Why is that pissing on anyone's fire? I haven't seen you for years, it'll be good to have a drink again.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 05 Jul 2012 - 16:19
Why is that pissing on anyone's fire? I haven't seen you for years, it'll be good to have a drink again.

That was the nicest thing I've seen you write on here  :-X

I'm fucking about, sir. Really looking forward to catching up with those that can attend - will be great to see you and TheMissus.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: KommissarX on 06 Jul 2012 - 01:49
Do a Fred Adelman and pretend to be dead.
I instantly had to check the avmaniacs board for that one. Wow, just wow.
Title: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 06 Jul 2012 - 11:06
Who's Fred Adleman?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 06 Jul 2012 - 11:28
Who's Fred Adleman?

Sarah from Cult Labs.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 06 Jul 2012 - 11:38
In a way, aren't we ALL Sarah from Cult Labs?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 06 Jul 2012 - 11:40
In a way, aren't we ALL Sarah from Cult Labs?

Will the real Sarah please stand up?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 06 Jul 2012 - 21:33
Looks like I'll be going alone this time. My current plan is early train on the day and evening train back. What time is everyone else expecting to get there?
Title: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: demented_uk on 06 Jul 2012 - 21:51
I'm considering doing the same thing. Anyone know what time the screening will be?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 06 Jul 2012 - 22:31
The screening is 10am Saturday morning.

I'll more than likely be doing the same as Rich. Early train in the morning mid afternoon train home afterwards...
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 06 Jul 2012 - 23:15
I watched the German DVD of Battle Of The Godfathers this evening and there is a trailer on there for Mike's documentary. Also the Henry Silva interview footage on there was either from the doc or unused footage.
Title: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: demented_uk on 06 Jul 2012 - 23:35
Bloody hell, that's early. Thanks Jonny, I'll have a look at the train times.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 06 Jul 2012 - 23:53
I watched the German DVD of Battle Of The Godfathers this evening and there is a trailer on there for Mike's documentary. Also the Henry Silva interview footage on there was either from the doc or unused footage.



The upcoming special edition will contain an exclusive interview with actor Horst Janson and we licensed an interview with Henry Silva from the "EUROCRIME (http://www.lovelockandload.net/forum/index.php?topic=1042.15)" documentary.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 07 Jul 2012 - 05:03
The screening is 10am Saturday morning.

I'll more than likely be doing the same as Rich. Early train in the morning mid afternoon train home afterwards...

WHAT TIME???  Why the hell did I think it was showing at about 12 o'clock?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 12 Jul 2012 - 16:12
Ah, 'tis so cool that some of you are planning to make it out! You are the guys I really made this for, so I hope you dig it. Now I wish I could be there all the more....
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 12 Jul 2012 - 17:12
Ah, 'tis so cool that some of you are planning to make it out! You are the guys I really made this for, so I hope you dig it. Now I wish I could be there all the more....
Really looking forward to watching it Mike.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 12 Jul 2012 - 18:00
We'll do you proud, Mike. We're going to fucking DESTROY London.

So, who's going altogether and wants to meet up? And who's going but doesn't want to meet up because they think we're assholes/a bit scary*?

*delete as applicable.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Scyther on 12 Jul 2012 - 18:58
Desperately wish I could go to this! Have a great time, lads!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Longsden on 12 Jul 2012 - 19:24
We'll do you proud, Mike. We're going to fucking DESTROY London.

So, who's going altogether and wants to meet up? And who's going but doesn't want to meet up because they think we're assholes/a bit scary*?

*delete as applicable.

Totally game for meeting up, I'll be smashing BBQ straight afterwards.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 12 Jul 2012 - 19:32
What time are you going to be arriving in London? I'll prob be there about half eight.

I warn you in advance - I can be quite annoying.
Title: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 12 Jul 2012 - 20:01
Our monthly trip to London has now been brought forward which is a major fucking pain, as I'm now there two weeks before, so fuck it, I'm going to book a train tomorrow for the Friday and then return home Saturday. I really cannot pass up the opportunity to see this and catch up with yous.
Title: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 12 Jul 2012 - 21:37
And who's going but doesn't want to meet up because they think we're assholes?

*delete as applicable.

Me!
Title: Re: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 13 Jul 2012 - 07:06
And who's going but doesn't want to meet up because they think we're assholes?

*delete as applicable.

Me!

We might well be sick of each other by then.
Title: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 13 Jul 2012 - 07:15
There's no might about it. Regional differences and all that!

Jokes aside, which station will you be coming into, Coed? I'm 99% certain that I'll be in the day before so I'm happy greet you at the train door. Or Jonny, depending who's in first.

Or we could just meet somewhere central.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Longsden on 13 Jul 2012 - 07:46
Us yonners from the North will most likely come into Euston
Title: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 13 Jul 2012 - 08:01
See you there Motherfuckers!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 13 Jul 2012 - 08:03
Yeah, I'll be on the 7am Euston bound train from Preston. Should get into town about 9.15am.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 13 Jul 2012 - 08:18
Cutting it a bit fine there, aren't you?

I'll be arriving in paddington at about 8-8.30
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 13 Jul 2012 - 08:25
Cutting it a bit fine there, aren't you?



I live life on the edge, it's what keeps me going.


Plus the earlier train before that leaves at 12.01am and takes 8 hours to get to Euston so I think I'll stick with the 7am one.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 13 Jul 2012 - 09:42
Fucking hell. That really will be a close call - at least Euston is close enough to Leicester Square though.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 13 Jul 2012 - 09:43
Cutting it a bit fine there, aren't you?

I'll be arriving in paddington at about 8-8.30


What time are you heading back or is your ticket open, mate? I'm looking to get one at about three from Paddington.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: demented_uk on 13 Jul 2012 - 09:52
Quote
Yeah, I'll be on the 7am Euston bound train from Preston. Should get into town about 9.15am.

The train i'll probably get will arrive at the same in Euston, 9:15.  Will head back at 2pm.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 13 Jul 2012 - 10:07
Quote
Yeah, I'll be on the 7am Euston bound train from Preston. Should get into town about 9.15am.

The train i'll probably get will arrive at the same in Euston, 9:15.  Will head back at 2pm.

I draw the line at mixing with people from the Midlands.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: demented_uk on 13 Jul 2012 - 11:20
Quote
I draw the line at mixing with people from the Midlands.


sweeney reagan shut it whilst in transit van (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsEtaX207a4#)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 13 Jul 2012 - 12:04
Considerably Richer Than You - Harry Enfield and Chums - BBC (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8Kum8OUTuk#)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 13 Jul 2012 - 12:06
Quote
I draw the line at mixing with people from the Midlands.


sweeney reagan shut it whilst in transit van ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsEtaX207a4#[/url])


 :-\
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 13 Jul 2012 - 15:16
Cutting it a bit fine there, aren't you?

I'll be arriving in paddington at about 8-8.30


What time are you heading back or is your ticket open, mate? I'm looking to get one at about three from Paddington.

I was thinking of getting the train back about 5pm - gives time to have a couple of pints and some food and not have to rush about. Are you tied in to 3pm? I haven't booked my ticket yet, was going to do so later tonight when I knew what other people's plans were. Has anyone spoken to Mr Grimes about this?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 13 Jul 2012 - 15:46
Has anyone spoken to Mr Grimes about this?
I'll more than likely see him tomorrow, I'll see what he's saying.
Title: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 13 Jul 2012 - 18:31
I need to be back around sevenths so that the missus can pick me up from the station (we're fifteen miles away), so I'll need to leave Paddington around three.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 13 Jul 2012 - 18:37
I need to be back around sevenths so that the missus can pick me up from the station (we're fifteen miles away), so I'll need to leave Paddington around three.
Bus? Cab?


Or do country buses finish ridiculously early? I should imagine they do.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Scyther on 13 Jul 2012 - 20:06
Just sent an interview for Mike Martinez for Examiner.com. Will definitely share the results here ASAP! Hope that there are some proper Stateside screenings close to me so I can finally see this bad boy! :)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 13 Jul 2012 - 20:11
I need to be back around sevenths so that the missus can pick me up from the station (we're fifteen miles away), so I'll need to leave Paddington around three.

I assume you're getting the Swansea train but changing at Bristol?
Title: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 14 Jul 2012 - 08:29
No, Plymouth-Paddington, direct. It starts off in Penzance.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: caracalla on 14 Jul 2012 - 09:08
I hope you are all aware that those who are not able to join you to see this are extremely jealous and that we expect a full and detailed report..

Have fun!! ::) :P
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 14 Jul 2012 - 14:10
Has anyone spoken to Mr Grimes about this?
I'll more than likely see him tomorrow, I'll see what he's saying.
He's with me now, gonna come  ::)
Title: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 14 Jul 2012 - 14:15
Has anyone spoken to Mr Grimes about this?
I'll more than likely see him tomorrow, I'll see what he's saying.
He's with me now, gonna come  ::)

I'm glad you're enjoying yourself, but that's too much information.
Title: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 14 Jul 2012 - 14:22
Has anyone spoken to Mr Grimes about this?
I'll more than likely see him tomorrow, I'll see what he's saying.
He's with me now, gonna come  ::)



I'm glad you're enjoying yourself, but that's too much information.

 ::) I almost choked then.

Aarron gets quite excited when he "entertains" guests.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 14 Jul 2012 - 16:15
Has anyone spoken to Mr Grimes about this?
I'll more than likely see him tomorrow, I'll see what he's saying.
He's with me now, gonna come  ::)

I'm glad you're enjoying yourself, but that's too much information.

Massive LOL! Hahaha!
Title: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 14 Jul 2012 - 16:16
Has anyone spoken to Mr Grimes about this?
I'll more than likely see him tomorrow, I'll see what he's saying.
He's with me now, gonna come  ::)

I'm glad you're enjoying yourself, but that's too much information.


 :-\
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Scyther on 17 Jul 2012 - 02:49
Check my interview with Mike Martinez here! Plugged the forum near the end, as well! Pretty proud of how this come out; hope you all approve!

Enjoy, share and thanks!
Cheers,
G.

http://www.examiner.com/article/eurocrime-new-documentary-shines-a-light-on-italian-gangster-films-of-the-1970s# (http://www.examiner.com/article/eurocrime-new-documentary-shines-a-light-on-italian-gangster-films-of-the-1970s#)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 17 Jul 2012 - 09:21
Interesting read, cheers Scyther.  ::)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: junko on 17 Jul 2012 - 10:36
New here, but man i can´t wait to see this docu
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Scyther on 17 Jul 2012 - 11:09
Interesting read, cheers Scyther.  ::)
Thanks mate!  :P
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Longsden on 28 Jul 2012 - 08:14
anyone got tickets yet? nothing on the site for sale  :-[
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 04 Aug 2012 - 08:39
Fantasia 2012 - Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s - Mike Malloy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoQcUTAXQOQ#ws)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Longsden on 06 Aug 2012 - 11:00
I was on my phone 30mins before I got married to get tickets. If thats not dedication  ;D
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 06 Aug 2012 - 11:38
I was in the pub 10 minutes before I got married.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Longsden on 14 Aug 2012 - 07:44
So is there an official roll call?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 14 Aug 2012 - 10:15
Me, Paul, Jonny, Aarron, Stephen. That's all the definites that I know of.
Title: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 14 Aug 2012 - 10:35
Me, Paul, Jonny, Aarron, Stephen. That's all the definites that I know of.

And Oli!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 14 Aug 2012 - 10:47
Oli said he wasn't 100% definite to me on Sunday.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Longsden on 14 Aug 2012 - 10:49
Excellent. I am driving now but nailed on up for a pint after.
Title: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 14 Aug 2012 - 12:19
Oli said he wasn't 100% definite to me on Sunday.

Ahh, OK
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 14 Aug 2012 - 15:27
Excellent. I am driving now but nailed on up for a pint after.

Are you driving into the to Leicester Square or parking on the fringes of London and getting a tube?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Longsden on 14 Aug 2012 - 16:01
Excellent. I am driving now but nailed on up for a pint after.

Are you driving into the to Leicester Square or parking on the fringes of London and getting a tube?

Fringes. I have family in Enfield so its a 30min train journey away. Will head down Friday evening so I can get down early on Saturday.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 14 Aug 2012 - 16:03
Cool. Swap mobile numbers with myself or one of the others and we can make contact on the day. Although if you want to just meet at the cinema you won't really be able to miss us.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 17 Aug 2012 - 18:41
Shall we all wear our Polizia tee shirts!?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 17 Aug 2012 - 18:43
Really?
Title: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 17 Aug 2012 - 18:46
Really?

Yes!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 17 Aug 2012 - 18:50
And how many of us have one?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 17 Aug 2012 - 18:51
We'd look like a fucking stag party or something.
Title: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 17 Aug 2012 - 18:54
We'd look like a fucking stag party or something.

I know! Hahaha!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 17 Aug 2012 - 19:10
Hmmmmmmmmmm....
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 17 Aug 2012 - 19:18
You're not selling it to me.
Title: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 17 Aug 2012 - 19:27
You're not selling it to me.

Oh well.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 17 Aug 2012 - 19:39
When going to anything like like I always make sure I don't wear anything film related. Leave that to the strange ones.
Title: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 17 Aug 2012 - 20:07
When going to anything like like I always make sure I don't wear anything film related. Leave that to the strange ones.

I know what you're opinion is, though you did end up with a Cinema Store carrier bag last time we went out!

Count me in as a strange one! Haha!
Title: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 17 Aug 2012 - 20:32
though you did end up with a Cinema Store carrier bag last time we went out!
Difference being I went in there there and then and bought stuff, not taken purposely to strut around with  :-\
Title: Re: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 17 Aug 2012 - 20:45
though you did end up with a Cinema Store carrier bag last time we went out!
Difference being I went in there there and then and bought stuff, not taken purposely to strut around with  :-

How do you know that's not what other people did too? You judge people without knowing them mate. You need to chill out and embrace new people and put preconceptions aside.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 17 Aug 2012 - 21:38
How do you know that's not what other people did too? You judge people without knowing them mate. You need to chill out and embrace new people and put preconceptions aside.
You're the one who mentioned Cinema Store bags ages ago.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 17 Aug 2012 - 21:54
How do you know that's not what other people did too? You judge people without knowing them mate. You need to chill out and embrace new people and put preconceptions aside.
You're the one who mentioned Cinema Store bags ages ago.

I know and I've realised it's a silly preconception. I used to also slate people who turned up to film conventions wearing film tee shirts. Then I realised I do that too... I think you're brilliant, a great friend, lifelong friend in fact. I just think it's silly that we judge people we haven't had the chance to get to know just because they wear a tee shirt or have a carrier bag with a geeky shop name on it.

I'm getting some muscle top style vests printed up for Frightfest with the cinema store logo on the back. I'm hoping you'll join me on stage before the documentary wearing yours with me?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 17 Aug 2012 - 22:15
What about the cunts who waltz along through film fairs dressed in full Star Trek regalia costumes who think they look the business?  ;D
Title: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 17 Aug 2012 - 22:37
What about the cunts who waltz along through film fairs dressed in full Star Trek regalia costumes who think they look the business?  ;D

Depends, some tidy birds like cosplay!
Title: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 17 Aug 2012 - 22:59
Just wear your Chelsea top - you'll look the business in that, mate.

I'd take Star Trek over football any day - and that really is saying something.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 17 Aug 2012 - 23:17
You gonna wear your girls crocks Paul?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 18 Aug 2012 - 05:35
Nobody is going to be wearing fucking crocks. Understood?
Title: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 18 Aug 2012 - 08:14
Nobody is going to be wearing fucking crocks. Understood?

I'm going to be wearing my flip flops.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 18 Aug 2012 - 08:27
You're fucking not.
Title: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 18 Aug 2012 - 08:57
Crocs are the footwear of an  alpha male.
Title: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 18 Aug 2012 - 09:03
Crocs are the footwear of a cunt.

Corrected it for you.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 18 Aug 2012 - 16:05
I've collected my train tickets. This shit just got real.
Title: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 18 Aug 2012 - 17:05
Crocs are the footwear of a cunt.

Corrected it for you.

You must have more than one pair. I have two. One for everyday use the other I keep for best.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 18 Aug 2012 - 17:29
Crocs are the footwear of a cunt.

Corrected it for you.

You must have more than one pair. I have two. One for everyday use the other I keep for best.

I'm going to make you fucking eat yours for even jesting that I own some.
Title: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 18 Aug 2012 - 17:52
I'm not Werner Herzog.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 18 Aug 2012 - 17:54
I know.
Title: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: demented_uk on 20 Aug 2012 - 21:16
So I'll be there on Saturday wearing my Maurizio Merli T-Shirt over a Star Trek outfit with Crocs and flip flops just to wear in the cinema. You'll be able to spot me as I'll be holding a Cinema Store bag.

See you there!
Title: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 20 Aug 2012 - 21:57
Will be great to meet you, Oli!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Longsden on 21 Aug 2012 - 09:12
Not long  :'(
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 22 Aug 2012 - 18:36
Am really pleased that you fellas are going. Means a lot. Been a long time coming.

Hope the presentation is top-notch. It should be, after all the difficulty involved.

Be rowdy, take lots of photos. Run some video of Jonny representing the film, if they allow it.

Really wish I was going to be there....

M(M)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 22 Aug 2012 - 19:46
It's been five years coming and many of us feel like we've shared your journey - It's a real shame you're not going to be there, mate.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 22 Aug 2012 - 22:04
Am really pleased that you fellas are going. Means a lot. Been a long time coming.

Hope the presentation is top-notch. It should be, after all the difficulty involved.

Be rowdy, take lots of photos. Run some video of Jonny representing the film, if they allow it.

Really wish I was going to be there....

M(M)
Looking forward to seeing it.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Longsden on 22 Aug 2012 - 22:40
I joined the party late but everyone I have met and conversed with during my journey into the genre has been overly helpful and friendly. The progress of this documentary and the clips on youtube have really helped me in seeking films out, I really can't wait to travel down and meet people. Shame you can't be there Mike, I know the feedback will be to your liking.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 23 Aug 2012 - 13:59
I joined the party late but everyone I have met and conversed with during my journey into the genre has been overly helpful and friendly. The progress of this documentary and the clips on youtube have really helped me in seeking films out, I really can't wait to travel down and meet people. Shame you can't be there Mike, I know the feedback will be to your liking.

Thanks for your interest and support, Longsden! I made the doc for fans like all you LLaLers (while hopefully managing to keep it general-interest for the uninitiated too)....
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 24 Aug 2012 - 18:22
Dario Argento's going to be at the screening tomorrow...

http://www.film4.com/features/article/film4-frightfest-2012-special-guests
Title: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: demented_uk on 24 Aug 2012 - 18:49
I wonder if it's worth booking my ticket in advance after hearing that news? That should attract a few more people to screening knowing that Argento will be there.
Title: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 24 Aug 2012 - 18:53
I wonder if it's worth booking my ticket in advance after hearing that news? That should attract a few more people to screening knowing that Argento will be there.

Better to be safe than sorry mate!
Title: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: demented_uk on 24 Aug 2012 - 19:10
True dat. Booked. Just put DEATH RAGE on my phone to watch on the train.
Title: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 24 Aug 2012 - 19:14
True dat. Booked. Just put DEATH RAGE on my phone to watch on the train.

Cool. See you at Euston in the morning!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 25 Aug 2012 - 03:27
Ugh. Tired.
Title: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 25 Aug 2012 - 03:35
Ugh. Tired.

Good morning!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 25 Aug 2012 - 03:37
Morning! I'm about to leave to get the train. Two mile walk. Ugh.
Title: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 25 Aug 2012 - 06:21
I've just woken up.

Greetings!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 25 Aug 2012 - 06:32
What time you getting to leicester square?

Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 25 Aug 2012 - 16:48
Great stuff Mike really enjoyed it. The 2 hrs 10 minutes shot past  ::)
Title: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: demented_uk on 25 Aug 2012 - 16:56
Loved every second of it. There was a good crowd there, I'd say around 600 people and they were loving it. Can't wait for the DVD. Was great to finally meet the LL&L crew too.
Title: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Paul on 25 Aug 2012 - 17:30
Brilliant day, excellent film and great company.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 26 Aug 2012 - 01:28
Thanks one final time to everyone who went out and supported EUROCRIME!

Would love to hear your personal favorite parts and hear about those sections that the audience seemed to favor.

Jonny said there were some audio dropouts. Anything else seem amiss? I don't know if they ended up screening the version I mailed on the hard drive, but if so, that cut was really thrown together at the last minute, so I was just crossing my fingers that something didn't get inadvertently shifted out of place without me knowing...
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2010)
Post by: Jonny on 26 Aug 2012 - 09:10

What a great day yesterday. The huge auditorium (seats 1,300) wasn't full but the turnout for a non horror documentary at 10am on day 3 of a Horror festival was amazing. Like Oli said earlier there was a few hundred people there and they all loved it. Some great crowd reactions. I think by the end everyone loved Antonio Sabato but not for reasons he'd like!  :-\


We definitely have some new converts to the genre after that screening. I don't think it could have gone any better, the image quality was really good too - it looked great on that massive screen.


Too many highlights to list really, the whole doc is a highlight to be honest. I did love the audio going out of sync when Fred Williamson was saying how Americans don't like dubbing and that they like everything to be perfect...  ::)


The PISS TORTURE segment got the whole room going too, laughing and squirming from everyone in equal measures.


Here's some of the gang from these boards (I'm taking the pic btw) L-R Distorty, Longsden, Paul, Marc, Aarron, Oli and Mr Coed



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Title: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: the blob on 26 Aug 2012 - 15:47
Wish I could've made it down for this but alas funds wouldn't allow it at the moment. Sounds like a great job has been done and a fun day out! I'm looking forward to catching it on DVD sometime soon hopefully.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: medway garage on 26 Aug 2012 - 16:21
Yes, fantastic documentary Mike well done ! The Antonio Sabato segment where he says something to the effect, 'Well i'm not going to critises Umberto Lenzi...............................BUT, he's a horrible human being !'  PRICELESS !

One minor quibble Mike, Joan Collins is a British actress not American,i could also mention about some of the attrocities blamed on the Red Brigade,actually being 'Gladio' operations but believe me that one would take up more than two hours to explain in itself !

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladio_in_Italy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladio_in_Italy)

http://www.archive.org/download/http://archive.org/details/operationgladio (http://www.archive.org/download/http://archive.org/details/operationgladio)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 26 Aug 2012 - 17:14
It was great to finally see the film; sterling work, Mike.  ::)

Was also nice to meet up with old friends and those of you I'd never met before. Hope I didn't annoy anybody too much. I was absolutely hammered by the time I got home.  :P
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 26 Aug 2012 - 17:33
I was absolutely hammered by the time I got home.  :P
Same here, me and Justin carried on drinking for a bit.

Good too see everyone I already know and a couple of new faces with Distorty and Longsden  ::)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 26 Aug 2012 - 17:57
Yes, fantastic documentary Mike well done ! The Antonio Sabato segment where he says something to the effect, 'Well i'm not going to critises Umberto Lenzi...............................BUT, he's a horrible human being !'  PRICELESS !



I think Sabato is worthy enough for a documentary to himself.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 26 Aug 2012 - 17:59
I was absolutely hammered by the time I got home.  :P
Same here, me and Justin carried on drinking for a bit.



I think Justin had already had enough by the time I left! Wanted to say bye to him when I was going but couldn't find him - belated 'bye', Justin.

Had a few cans on the train, then started on the wine once I got home - was feeling rather 'ugh' this morning.
Title: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 26 Aug 2012 - 17:59
It was great to finally see the film; sterling work, Mike.  ::)

Was also nice to meet up with old friends and those of you I'd never met before. Hope I didn't annoy anybody too much. I was absolutely hammered by the time I got home.  :P

Did you carry on drinking on the train?

See above post.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 26 Aug 2012 - 18:01
It was great to finally see the film; sterling work, Mike.  ::)

Was also nice to meet up with old friends and those of you I'd never met before. Hope I didn't annoy anybody too much. I was absolutely hammered by the time I got home.  :P

Did you carry on drinking on the train?

See above post.

Haha! I didn't notice all the other posts until I'd posted that. Hehe.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 26 Aug 2012 - 18:13
It was great to finally see the film; sterling work, Mike.  ::)

Was also nice to meet up with old friends and those of you I'd never met before. Hope I didn't annoy anybody too much. I was absolutely hammered by the time I got home.  :P

Did you carry on drinking on the train?

See above post.

Haha! I didn't notice all the other posts until I'd posted that. Hehe.

I'm not sure how I managed it but I stopped at Sainsbury's on the walk home and bought even more booze.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Longsden on 26 Aug 2012 - 18:19
Excellent time had, well worth the trip down. Meeting everyone was awesome too, and as for Mike  ;) awesome work man
Title: Re: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 26 Aug 2012 - 18:24
I'm not sure how I managed it but I stopped at Sainsbury's on the walk home and bought even more booze.
I got a phone call this morning from your liver telling me you're abusing him.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 26 Aug 2012 - 18:33
Excellent time had, well worth the trip down. Meeting everyone was awesome too, and as for Mike  ;) awesome work man

Hopefully see you in Manchester in October, young man.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 26 Aug 2012 - 19:40
Some day, at the appropriate time, I will tell you about my two days with Sabato (and my many months on the phone with him). Some day.

I thought I had said Ms. Collins was from Hollywood (wasn't she working in Hollywood for most of the '50s and '60s?), but if I said "America" ... yikes, that's embarrassing....
Title: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 26 Aug 2012 - 19:44
Some day, at the appropriate time, I will tell you about my two days with Sabato (and my many months on the phone with him). Some day.

I thought I had said Ms. Collins was from Hollywood (wasn't she working in Hollywood for most of the '50s and '60s?), but if I said "America" ... yikes, that's embarrassing....

I didn't catch the Joan Collins line but I've heard a couple of folks bring it up so it's worth double checking.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Paul on 26 Aug 2012 - 19:53
Yeah we've got dibs on Joany, unfortunately.  :-\

I noticed the line and she's definitely referred to as America but that's alright, you can have her...

The doco is great fun. Chad's animations are a hoot too - as I mentioned on Facebook, I love the animated reconstruction of Richard Harrison's encounter with the smuggler producer. Priceless.

For me the whole thing hinges on the great anecdotes from the guys, they're all wonderful. The way the genre is contextualised is excellent and it moves very briskly considering it runs for over two hours.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 27 Aug 2012 - 17:27
Paul -- Yeah, working with Chad's stuff was great fun. And I think we worked together well. Most of the time, he did both the drawings and animations. But on things like the closing credits, he supplied me with the drawings, and I animated it. But even on that, Chad suggested I finish it off with the Silva bazooka shot and re-iterate the title over an explosion. I loved the way that came off.

Kevin -- From the sound of it, you've built up a manly, Ollie Reed-level tolerance by now...
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 27 Aug 2012 - 18:20
Kevin -- From the sound of it, you've built up a manly, Ollie Reed-level tolerance by now...

I'm a total lightweight, btw...
Title: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 27 Aug 2012 - 19:23
Kevin -- From the sound of it, you've built up a manly, Ollie Reed-level tolerance by now...

I'm a total lightweight, btw...

So is Coed. It's all a front, he was drinking no alcohol beers when we were on holiday a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 27 Aug 2012 - 19:27
Kevin -- From the sound of it, you've built up a manly, Ollie Reed-level tolerance by now...

I'm a total lightweight, btw...

So is Coed. It's all a front, he was drinking no alcohol beers when we were on holiday a few weeks ago.
Kev "Kaliber" Coed
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Col. Mortimer on 27 Aug 2012 - 19:36
Paul -- Yeah, working with Chad's stuff was great fun. And I think we worked together well. Most of the time, he did both the drawings and animations. But on things like the closing credits, he supplied me with the drawings, and I animated it. But even on that, Chad suggested I finish it off with the Silva bazooka shot and re-iterate the title over an explosion. I loved the way that came off.

Or to get really technical, Mike did all the motion graphics work for the doc while I did all the frame-by-frame animation and most of the original artwork. But yeah, the credits sequence stuff was a collaboration in which Mike would composite my animation work and add motion to some of the still drawings.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Hellochas on 27 Aug 2012 - 19:54
Looking forward to seeing this essential documentary. Any idea when it will be coming out on DVD?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 27 Aug 2012 - 20:33
Looking forward to seeing this essential documentary. Any idea when it will be coming out on DVD?
Good to see you here at last Martin  :P
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 28 Aug 2012 - 17:18
Total Film places the doc in the top 5 in this years Frighfest awards!


http://www.totalfilm.com/features/the-frightfest-2012-awards (http://www.totalfilm.com/features/the-frightfest-2012-awards)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Hellochas on 28 Aug 2012 - 17:31
Looking forward to seeing this essential documentary. Any idea when it will be coming out on DVD?
Good to see you here at last Martin  :P

Thankyou! I'm sure I joined yonks ago…but just faded away. Used to browse the boards a while back, but thought it was about time I joined the Squad. :-X
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 28 Aug 2012 - 17:34
Total Film places the doc in the top 5 in this years Frighfest awards!


[url]http://www.totalfilm.com/features/the-frightfest-2012-awards[/url] ([url]http://www.totalfilm.com/features/the-frightfest-2012-awards[/url])

Cool  ::)

Eurocrime was the only thing I wanted to see out the entire line up apart from Maniac which I'll watch another time.

Check out No.18 in the link Jonny posted  :-\
Title: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Paul on 28 Aug 2012 - 19:05
Looking forward to seeing this essential documentary. Any idea when it will be coming out on DVD?
Good to see you here at last Martin  :P

Thankyou! I'm sure I joined yonks ago…but just faded away. Used to browse the boards a while back, but thought it was about time I joined the Squad. :-X

Welcome!

Great to see the doc getting that kind of exposure in mainstream film press. Bodes very well.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 29 Aug 2012 - 03:06
URGENT: All my leads keep falling through on this.

EUROCRIME is screening at a big, influential Spanish fest, and I have a deadline next month for getting a Spanish-subbed version into them.

I have two volunteers who have taken care of 2/3 of the doc, but I need someone who is fluently Spanish-English bilingual to take on that remaining 1/3.

Anybody willing to do this (QUICKLY!) in exchange for an advanced glimpse of the doc?

Let me know. Thanks!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: MarcMorris on 29 Aug 2012 - 09:49
I'm back from my 13th year at Frightfest having just about recovered from a full five days there. The Monday night wrap party continued until 6am Tuesday morning, so all day yesterday was spent recovering, and this week I'll be doing some major de-toxing.

The documentary went down very well. I loved it - well done to all involved. It's a pity you guys only made it for the one off screening as you didn't really get the chance to see the festival in full swing. Evenings are a blast, and are always packed solid with a really fantastic atmosphere. I strongly suggest some of you make it down for the full line-up next year having had this small but great taster!

Still, it was great having a quick drink with you guys that did make it, let's catch up again soon OK?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Paul on 29 Aug 2012 - 10:33
Would be nice to catch up again soon, mate.

I'm in London usually once a month during term time, so would be great to hook up for a drink. Glad you had a good time at the fest - looks like a lot of people did from what I've seen on Facebook.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: WayneSmith on 30 Aug 2012 - 13:32
Here is some stuff I have yet to see. Among them 3 very nice genre releases of Neo Publishing (RIP)...

(http://i.imgur.com/VrUPs.jpg)

In case anyone is wondering: these DVDs have french audio and italian audio with french subs that can be turned off. So no English, unfortunately.

What I forgot to tell though, is that you can order many Neo Publishing releases on amazon.fr marketplace for sometimes very little. Most titles are still available despite the label not existing anymore. It's 4,49 shipping in Europe per DVD, so figure out if it's worth it for you.

And by the way, the Killer Crocodile DVD on the picture is also a DVD release of Neo Publishing. It's actually the backside of the inlay of their Killer Crocodile 1 & 2 DVD release. An older release of them that in fact does contain english audio ( and i recommend it, it's cool and has good picture quality).
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Longsden on 17 Oct 2012 - 09:35
Where could I get a Eurocrime! poster from?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: pedrofokia86 on 18 Oct 2012 - 10:29
anyone knows when (apart from festivals) this awesome documentary will premiere in uk? it will have a dvd release? thanks for the info...
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 19 Oct 2012 - 17:51
Where could I get a Eurocrime! poster from?

Have you tried asking Mike via the Eurocrime! Facebook page?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: wayne on 06 Nov 2012 - 17:44
Is Mike in contact with a possible distributor for a dvd release yet? Because RARO announced something very interesting on their Facebook Page:

"We are looking for some particular/interesting/innovative documentaries and/or short films from emerging directors for a compilation DVD/BR future release.
Anybody interested please write to us at info@rarovideousa.com
“RaRO video,the power of the image the perception of details…..”
www.rarovideousa.com (http://www.rarovideousa.com)"
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Renato on 17 Nov 2012 - 09:46
Eurocrime screening today in Milan, in Palazzo Morando at 18:00! Sadly I know it just now, and I can't be there....  ???
Title: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 19 Nov 2012 - 07:18
Eurocrime screening today in Milan, in Palazzo Morando at 18:00! Sadly I know it just now, and I can't be there....  ???

Any news on how it went in Milan?
Title: Re: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Renato on 19 Nov 2012 - 09:34
Eurocrime screening today in Milan, in Palazzo Morando at 18:00! Sadly I know it just now, and I can't be there....  ???

Any news on how it went in Milan?
I guess it went great... Umberto Lenzi was also present that afternoon, promoting his new book... I've been there yesterday, and I've met - again - Enzo G. Castellari... woo-hoo!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 29 Dec 2012 - 16:28
Eurocrime! Hits Variety!

Quote
One of Italian cinema's last widely exported genre cycles gets a bemused history/homage in "Eurocrime!" Mike Malloy's long but lively documentary taps a first-rate lineup of surviving participants to reminisce about their "Me" Decade spent toiling in molto Italio ripoffs of the era's blockbuster U.S. cop capers and Mafia mellers. A fun ode to an arcane exploitation subgenre a la "Not Quite Hollywood," the pic will maintain shelf life as the films it showcases make their way into home-format release (notably via Rarovideo) and build a cult following that already includes (natch) Quentin Tarantino.


Read more at - Variety (http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117948933/)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: broonage on 31 Dec 2012 - 10:07
I can't wait to see this!! I watched an extract with Saxon from a recent FilmArt German release, man my mouth was watering!!

Any word on when the Kickstarter contributors will see the dvd?  :-*
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 31 Dec 2012 - 10:44
When it's released on DVD I'd guess.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: broonage on 31 Dec 2012 - 11:11
When it's released on DVD I'd guess.

Doh, goes without saying huh!! lol. Perhaps I should have rephrased that to "Any ideas on a DVD release?"
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 31 Dec 2012 - 11:15
When it's released on DVD I'd guess.

Doh, goes without saying huh!! lol. Perhaps I should have rephrased that to "Any ideas on a DVD release?"

I have no idea or any information on that front I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Hellochas on 31 Dec 2012 - 11:23
According to the Facebook page:
 
Hello! When do Kickstarter funders get there rewards please?
17 December at 04:45
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 23 Apr 2013 - 03:17
Guys: Hope you're all doing well. An update:

Letting you know that, even as I have yet more time burned up by distribs who act interested in EUROCRIME (to the tune of an advance) and then ultimately say the doc will have to settle for back-end (i.e., zero) money, forward motion continues to be made on a self-release.

Have David Lambert assigned to do the key art for the box art, am selling soundtrack downloads to pay for DVD replication, etc etc etc. (Need to find someone willing to author the disc with snazzy menus...)

Thanks for everyone's continued interest. It really is cool how interest has refused to die down, even though EUROCRIME has been given a raw deal in some ways and was a victim of circumstance. I don't know if I mentioned it, but our former sales agent, John Tilley, sold his Hollywood home for mondo scratch right after the doc's FrightFest triumph, quit the game, and dropped out of the picture.

I've been handling those duties too, now, fielding all distribution inquiries. Just got another one late last week. And yet again, there is a promise of an advance (MG), but I'll sure believe that when I see it.

What else can I tell you...?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Paul on 23 Apr 2013 - 07:56
Well done, Mike. Keep fighting the fight. If there's a way you think I can help let me know.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Funktion on 23 Apr 2013 - 22:46
Guys: Hope you're all doing well. An update:

Letting you know that, even as I have yet more time burned up by distribs who act interested in EUROCRIME (to the tune of an advance) and then ultimately say the doc will have to settle for back-end (i.e., zero) money, forward motion continues to be made on a self-release.

Have David Lambert assigned to do the key art for the box art, am selling soundtrack downloads to pay for DVD replication, etc etc etc. (Need to find someone willing to author the disc with snazzy menus...)

Thanks for everyone's continued interest. It really is cool how interest has refused to die down, even though EUROCRIME has been given a raw deal in some ways and was a victim of circumstance. I don't know if I mentioned it, but our former sales agent, John Tilley, sold his Hollywood home for mondo scratch right after the doc's FrightFest triumph, quit the game, and dropped out of the picture.

I've been handling those duties too, now, fielding all distribution inquiries. Just got another one late last week. And yet again, there is a promise of an advance (MG), but I'll sure believe that when I see it.

What else can I tell you...?
Just an idea, but have you considered releasing the documentary digitally through a digital distributor such as the Humble Store, for example? It would help you gather further funds for a pressed disc release, and it would enable more people to see it.

I'm dying to see the documentary. I'm especially curious to see if my name made it to the credits (for backing the Kickstarter campaign), since so far I've been unable to attend any of the screenings. :D

Good luck.  :P
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: DjangoLi on 23 Apr 2013 - 23:29
Guys: Hope you're all doing well. An update:

Letting you know that, even as I have yet more time burned up by distribs who act interested in EUROCRIME (to the tune of an advance) and then ultimately say the doc will have to settle for back-end (i.e., zero) money, forward motion continues to be made on a self-release.

Have David Lambert assigned to do the key art for the box art, am selling soundtrack downloads to pay for DVD replication, etc etc etc. (Need to find someone willing to author the disc with snazzy menus...)

Thanks for everyone's continued interest. It really is cool how interest has refused to die down, even though EUROCRIME has been given a raw deal in some ways and was a victim of circumstance. I don't know if I mentioned it, but our former sales agent, John Tilley, sold his Hollywood home for mondo scratch right after the doc's FrightFest triumph, quit the game, and dropped out of the picture.

I've been handling those duties too, now, fielding all distribution inquiries. Just got another one late last week. And yet again, there is a promise of an advance (MG), but I'll sure believe that when I see it.

What else can I tell you...?
Just an idea, but have you considered releasing the documentary digitally through a digital distributor such as the Humble Store, for example? It would help you gather further funds for a pressed disc release, and it would enable more people to see it.

I'm dying to see the documentary. I'm especially curious to see if my name made it to the credits (for backing the Kickstarter campaign), since so far I've been unable to attend any of the screenings. :D

Good luck.  :P

Another vote for digital distribution - I really want to see the documentary, I couldn't care less about holding a plastic disc in my hand when a digital copy will provide me with what I actually want. Sell it for a 'reasonable' price - promote it around these kinds of places... speaking of which...

I would also encourage you to use a place like CG to promote it - use the site to help you... now that would be a rare thing, but also a bold move that I'm pretty sure would work in your favor as there are a (heck of a...) lot of Italian cinema buffs there who would happily shell out for a copy and support you.

Try working with what some people might perceive as 'the enemy' instead of against them. Most of your fan base is already over there...

Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 24 Apr 2013 - 14:17
Digital release for sure, but I think it would need to be staggered, so that if I go to the trouble and expense of a disc run, that a bunch of discs don't get left unsold. (But then again, it's almost two different audiences now, isn't it? The people who buy discs are almost always collectors now.)

I have a lot of offers for digital distribution through proper distribs, but a lot of them have delivery requirements (because iTunes and Amazon do) about closed captioning, etc. So I'm eyeing self-release for that too. Maybe something like Vimeo's new On-Demand service.

The good news is that distributors, at least for new films, are quickly becoming an irrelevant middle man. The bad news for EUROCRIME is that so much of these changes in the tumultuous entertainment landscape happened during the doc's lifetime, wasting a lot of its time. (If you can't tell, I feel pretty burned by the doublespeak of distribs.)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: the blob on 24 Apr 2013 - 16:15
Speaking from experience on the music side, it's a lot lot harder to draw attention to when going your own route, even with the various forms of social networking. I found my sales increased massively when I finally went through proper distribution and that's still with a niche musical product. It's the fact that iTunes and the like already have millions of registered users plus the cross-promotional recommendations, featuring etc. Obviously I'm talking about a much cheaper and more disposable product but I personally think that it would be worth the extra effort/expense to get it on those outlets. You get less revenue per sale but it would probably more than even out.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 24 Apr 2013 - 19:19
Digital release for sure, but I think it would need to be staggered, so that if I go to the trouble and expense of a disc run, that a bunch of discs don't get left unsold. (But then again, it's almost two different audiences now, isn't it? The people who buy discs are almost always collectors now.)


I'd say so, I think know there's plenty of folks who'd buy a physical release regardless of the availability of a download. I'd even go as far as saying I think some of the guys who would buy a physical version would buy the download if it became available first, just so they could watch it.



Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Funktion on 24 Apr 2013 - 21:40
I'd even go as far as saying I think some of the guys who would buy a physical version would buy the download if it became available first, just so they could watch it.
I would certainly buy a digital version as soon as it was available, and it would not interfere, in no way, with me getting a physical copy, which is my preferred "storage" format.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: junko on 25 Apr 2013 - 11:42
I`d rather have a physical copy but would of course buy a digital one if that´s the only available option.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Russell22 on 25 Apr 2013 - 11:50
Id prefer a physical copy as it would go nice on the shelf with my other doc collections like "Not quite hollywood" the ozsploitation one and some others.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 25 Apr 2013 - 12:35
I`d rather have a physical copy but would of course buy a digital one if that´s the only available option.
I wouldn't pay for a download, Physical copy only.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Farmer_J on 25 Apr 2013 - 17:09
I'm honestly not a big fan of Blu-Ray discs. More of a DVD man myself.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 25 Apr 2013 - 17:15
I'm honestly not a big fan of Blu-Ray discs.

You should be.  They're good.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 25 Apr 2013 - 17:47
I'm honestly not a big fan of Blu-Ray discs.

You should be.  They're good.
::)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Collins on 25 Apr 2013 - 19:15
I'm honestly not a big fan of Blu-Ray discs. More of a DVD man myself.

Agreed. After years of VHS i think DVD are fine. Saying that im pleased that BD are the new thing as it means DVD are now cheaper.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Farmer_J on 25 Apr 2013 - 19:31
Exactly!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 25 Apr 2013 - 19:33
Fine just doesn't cut it for me.  I want the best quality I can get.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Collins on 25 Apr 2013 - 19:49
Its a balance between quality versus price for me.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Tony Saitta on 02 May 2013 - 19:24
Hi Mike, can't wait to see your doc. A QUESTION: Did you know if Tarantino saw it?   HE should be a spokesperson and should help you to find money or a distribution deal. I'm pretty sure he will do an hommage to eurocrime someday. Where else should a Di Leo fan like him could go after Basterds and Django? Seriously, I think there are reasons that he could want to help you. Maybe through the Weinstein Co?  Or through the Austin Film Society? They held de QT festival back then. I have no connections in any way, these are just ideas (and maybe you have already explored these).   And BRAVO for your work!
- "Tony"
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: bdc on 21 Jun 2013 - 18:47
Would certainly buy a dvd/bd or even (if it's the only way) go vod,please release this asap so my mate can stop nagging about it.  :D
He asks about it almost every week...
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: CountFosco on 01 Jul 2013 - 17:56
Guys: Hope you're all doing well. An update:

Letting you know that, even as I have yet more time burned up by distribs who act interested in EUROCRIME (to the tune of an advance) and then ultimately say the doc will have to settle for back-end (i.e., zero) money, forward motion continues to be made on a self-release.

Have David Lambert assigned to do the key art for the box art, am selling soundtrack downloads to pay for DVD replication, etc etc etc. (Need to find someone willing to author the disc with snazzy menus...)

Are you still looking for DVD author type person? I don't know all the technical jargon but I may know someone in the field. Is this likely to be a paid freelance job or a voluntary good deed?

Whatever happens, I'd love to see a DVD/BD release materialise and would snap it up as I'm sure many here would. Best of luck with it.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: djvaso on 17 Jul 2013 - 21:37
The documentary will be shown at GROSSMANN, 9th Fantastic Film and Wine Festival / 15 - 20 July 2013 / Ljutomer / Slovenia.
http://www.grossmann.si/film-program/shock-doc/ (http://www.grossmann.si/film-program/shock-doc/)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: KommissarX on 18 Jul 2013 - 08:32
The documentary will be shown at GROSSMANN [...]
Oh, I wish I had known earlier, I would have made the trip! Always wanted to check that festival out, and yet I never seem to remember that it is in July.  ???
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: TFT on 05 Nov 2013 - 07:30
My first post here --I'm brand spanking new, but I would just like to say how much I am looking forward to seeing this doc and hope it is released soon. My friend saw it at Fright Fest last year. I couldn't make it. Jealous!

Hello all!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 05 Nov 2013 - 11:41
My first post here --I'm brand spanking new, but I would just like to say how much I am looking forward to seeing this doc and hope it is released soon. My friend saw it at Fright Fest last year. I couldn't make it. Jealous!

Hello all!
Welcome to the forum.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: arivhs on 02 Dec 2013 - 21:20
Really really looking forward to seeing this.. like many others ;) I sure hope it get's a psychical release. I understand it costs more, but i bet every eurocrime fan (and those that have interest in the italian movies) would buy it.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: bdc on 16 Jan 2014 - 18:33
I would even stream it by now...  :D
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Hellochas on 16 Jan 2014 - 20:52
I contributed to the Kickstarter campaign ($100) in 2009. Haven't heard or seen a thing from this yet. Feel grifted to be honest.  :o
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jay Lee on 17 Jan 2014 - 01:07
I actually thought about kicking in with some dough for this one, back in the day, but now im kinda glad I didn't. Still, I would really like to see it.... any news at all?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Funktion on 17 Jan 2014 - 12:24
I contributed to the Kickstarter campaign ($100) in 2009. Haven't heard or seen a thing from this yet. Feel grifted to be honest.  :o
I contributed $100 as well.

I didn't end up completely empty handed, since I received a digital download of the soundtrack, but it is a bit upsetting that I didn't get the promised content, especially the DVD. I'm sure that, even if the documentary doesn't get a proper commercial release, he could have sent us a DVD-R or a digital download of the documentary. But no effort was made on that front.

More upsetting was that he went ahead and funded another project on Kickstarter (Plastic Movies Rewound), again promising DVD copies of the documentary, when he didn't fill in what was promised on the first campaign.

Unfortunately, this wasn't an isolated case. Most Kickstarter campaigns care about their backers until the funding is complete. Afterwards, they quickly forget their promises. The people behind the Eurocrime documentary last communicated with their backers on Apr 12, 2010.
Due to past experiences, I definitely think twice before backing anything anymore on the platform.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 17 Jan 2014 - 15:51
Hey, guys:

Jonny tipped me off about rumblings.

Well, there's one thing I'm certainly guilty of: Not keeping this board better updated. You guys were the original "home" of this project, and although I quit all non-email and non-Facebook internettting starting in 2011 (when I went in the bunker to edit the doc), I should have made an exception for this board. You guys deserved better info, given your early support.

In short: I researched, wrote, directed, produced, edited (and composed some music for) EUROCRIME! I put every ounce of my creativity into it, it played all around the world (well, 13 countries), won awards, and got positive reviews in places like VARIETY. I feel I took the doc to the finish line, and the rest was in the hands of a sales agent (who retired right around FrightFest; I took over thereafter) and distributors. I'm hesitant to air dirty laundry about the offers I received from distribs (but I'm being called a scammer <frown>, maybe it's time to). And a misunderstanding with a rights holder ran my legal bill wayyy up in the summer of 2012, and my lawyer says I have one more hurdle remaining for a self-release. Read on, if you want details. I shouldn't be repeating them, maybe, as it leaves the project vulnerable <double frown>.

So I took a YEAR to edit the doc in 2011, doing so in my girlfriend's parents' house (because my girlfriend lost her job, and I wanted to stay committed to the doc). Anyone who's seen it can probably tell you EUROCRIME (at 2hrs 6mins -- original cut 2hrs 17m) is not your typical bang-it-out, cash-grab doc. It's a meticulously edited piece that is meant to cram in an extraordinary amount of info while retaining viewer interest over a long running time by having entertaining montages and fun music-fueled sequences. (Someone who's seen it, please jump to EUROCRIME's defense, please!)

The doc started playing festivals in early 2012, eventually playing in 13 countries, winning some Best Doc awards and getting positive reviews in places like VARIETY (who praised the editing -- I'm especially proud of that, as I taught myself on this project!).

Around the height of the doc's festival run -- FrightFest, which a lot of LLaL attended -- Jonny made a harmless, supportive post about a certain DVD company on the EUROCRIME Facebook page. That company was also a North American rights holder, and they ended up getting in contact, threatening legal action regarding the film clips. They didn't, at first, understand the Fair Use thing.

I made a major mistake by using my expensive Fair Use attorney (the only one I had at the time) to handle the matter. It ran up my bill and ate up the money I had set aside for E&O insurance (necessary for the release of a doc like this). Eventually, though, everything was sorted out, and all parties agreed it was Fair Use.

The doc started getting offers from distribs. Most offered no money upfront. Some, like Arrow, offered $1000 for the doc for seven years. When I asked how much they'd offer if I gave them the doc in perpetuity, they said $1500! Sheesh.

Giving away the doc to a distributor is not an option for me, because it was started in the age before DSLRs (back when you still paid cameramen), and I have some deferred payments I'm obligated to make the moment it goes intro distribution.

Another distrib -- a regular on this board -- popped up every 6 months to inquire about the doc, only to disappear whenever I responded.

Tons more weird interactions like this. Jonny knows all about them too, as he connected me with a number of different distribs who all said they wanted it. The talks would all fizzle eventually.

So I still get messages -- flattering but frustrating -- asking about the doc's release. I'm not sure where the disconnect is between fans and distribs. There IS demand for this doc, esp considering the above-average amount of entertainment value (this is NOT a talking-heads doc).

So maybe I should take a chance on a self-release without insurance. Dunno.

I got a message yesterday from a big U.S. distrib that first contacted me in 2012. They want EUROCRIME. I said fine, let's talk. They haven't responded back yet. I'd be very encouraged, but then again, they offered me money back in 2012 for the doc, I said "yes," and then they never made good on their offer. And again, this is a big, established distrib. Not some fly-by-night.

Maybe I should have kept an online diary about all this, now that I think about it!

So am I stubborn about wanting an MG (advance)? Maybe. Did a bunch of distribs lead me on with offers they never came through on? They sure as hell did. I also probably made a mistake in not getting another sales agent. I also thought my screenwriting fee for the new DJANGO film would have come through by now, so I could pay the insurance and self-release. (DJANGO LIVES, for as cool as it still promises to be, was just a year-long hassle with lawyers over the sequel rights. Nobody has been paid but lawyers on that project so far!)

Sorry this doc's history has been a long and winding one. I was really out there fighting, suffering for it. Still am. I thank you guys all for your support, those many years ago.

Any kickstarter donor who has come to me, I've let them see the streaming screener. I'm letting some Swedish kickstarter donors screen the doc at a nearby non-profit theater soon. The continued interest in the doc is amazing.

Jonny will put you guys in touch with me privately, and I'll get you taken care of, one way or another.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Hellochas on 17 Jan 2014 - 17:42
Thanks Mike. Where in Sweden is this being screened please?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Peter on 17 Jan 2014 - 18:30
Stockholm. I'll let you know as soon as we've managed to sort out a date Martin!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 17 Jan 2014 - 18:35
Anyone who paid into the kickstarter and wants to contact Mike regarding seeing the streaming version please pm me!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: DjangoLi on 17 Jan 2014 - 19:10
Sound like you've gone through a tough time with the documentary, I hope it all works out in the end - and I hope you self-distribute it eventually.

As for the 'fair use' thing, jeez - in this day and age some unscrupulous distributor is hassling you to use a 30 second clip from a film which already made its money back in the day (in a time when the concept of 'home video' didn't even exist) - This is why current copyright laws are utterly fucked up.

... and that's why I love the internet.  ::)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Paul on 17 Jan 2014 - 20:14
Good luck with the negotiations with the distributor, Mike. I'm more than happy to wait it out for a DVD but then again I saw it at Frightfest with some of the guys on here.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Hellochas on 19 Jan 2014 - 07:04
Stockholm. I'll let you know as soon as we've managed to sort out a date Martin!




Good show! Thanks Peter. ::)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Collins on 21 Jan 2014 - 10:07
gotta say what a derisory offer from arrow films. I thought blue underground or severin would have been interested.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Col. Mortimer on 22 Jan 2014 - 17:06
Also, the IMDb page has undergone some updates. Let us know if you're missing from the page or a correction needs to be made. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2015367/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2015367/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 22 Jan 2014 - 17:18
Oli is looking very young in his imdb profile pic.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: MarcMorris on 23 Jan 2014 - 12:18
We're still interested but obviously concerned about the film clips used. Fair Use/Dealing laws vary from country to country. It's complicated to say the least.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Col. Mortimer on 23 Jan 2014 - 16:46
Oli is looking very young in his imdb profile pic.

Good call! Will have to fix that...
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 23 Jan 2014 - 16:47
And you haven't put me on there either. Hint hint.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Col. Mortimer on 23 Jan 2014 - 17:06
And you haven't put me on there either. Hint hint.

Sorry about that. I knew you were there. Addition made!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: demented_uk on 23 Jan 2014 - 19:31

Oli is looking very young in his imdb profile pic.

I know I look younger than my years, but that is taking it a bit too far. :p
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 13 Feb 2014 - 17:39
EUROCRIME! screening at the world-famous Chinese Theatre in Hollywood Feb 24, 9:45 pm. No charge to get in, but seating is first come, first served.

A number of the stars say they're going to make it. Hope they all do!

If you're there, come out.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1452079018340671/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/1452079018340671/)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Peter on 19 Feb 2014 - 11:07

Thanks Mike. Where in Sweden is this being screened please?

We've finally managed to set a date for the screening. Make sure you're free on Sunday the 4th of april Martin. I'll post more details within a week or so.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Hellochas on 19 Feb 2014 - 14:25

Thanks Mike. Where in Sweden is this being screened please?

We've finally managed to set a date for the screening. Make sure you're free on Sunday the 4th of april Martin. I'll post more details within a week or so.


Fantastic! :)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Peter on 27 Feb 2014 - 08:37


Thanks Mike. Where in Sweden is this being screened please?

We've finally managed to set a date for the screening. Make sure you're free on Sunday the 4th of april Martin. I'll post more details within a week or so.


Fantastic! :)

Event page is finally up. Hope to see you and any others in the Stockholm area there Martin!

https://m.facebook.com/events/514623825322756
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Hellochas on 27 Feb 2014 - 15:08
I'll be there! Looking forward to this. I've even managed to rope someone at work to come along. He's never heard of nor seen an Italian crime film before!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Peter on 28 Feb 2014 - 15:01
I'll be there! Looking forward to this. I've even managed to rope someone at work to come along. He's never heard of nor seen an Italian crime film before!

Glad to hear it. It'll be good to see you again.
Hopefully we can make your colleague come back for more. I'm already planning the second event (I just hope we manage to break even on this one)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: stark on 23 Mar 2014 - 06:14
Anyone who paid into the kickstarter and wants to contact Mike regarding seeing the streaming version please pm me!

For all the difficulties im still glad to see that the project remains alive. I can imagine the grief involved in clip permissions, the perseverance involved is to be applauded. Weaker souls would have given up by now. Speaking for myself I was an original Kickstarter $100 donor. Whilst I agree those may feel let down, given the time and circumstances some promises can never be fulfilled. I would actually still be willing to pay again for a DVD. Screenings are all fine and well but until a release into homes (i got a wife and two kids since the donation), its just disappointment. I hope the fight continues.
PS. An opportunity to see the online screener would be much appreciated and keep the moaners and optimists going until we see a shiny disc in our hands!  ;D
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 09 May 2014 - 17:43
On Cable VOD August 2014
DVD Release October 14, 2014

EUROCRIME Documentary Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn6jDlQOKm0#ws)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: demented_uk on 09 May 2014 - 17:59
Great news! Who's releasing it, Jonny? Does this mean we will finally get our Kickstarter rewards?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 09 May 2014 - 18:15
Great news! Who's releasing it, Jonny? Does this mean we will finally get our Kickstarter rewards?

I believe the answer to who is releasing it is at the start of the video mate. No idea about the kickstarter rewards, only Mike can answer that one!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 09 May 2014 - 22:44
On Cable VOD August 2014
DVD Release October 14, 2014

EUROCRIME Documentary Trailer ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn6jDlQOKm0#ws[/url])
::)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Paul on 09 May 2014 - 23:12
Nice. Let's hope the company does honour the backers rewards.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: demented_uk on 10 May 2014 - 08:15
And Mike has messaged backers to say that DVDs will be sent out around September. Cool! Looking forward to seeing the Antonio Sabato interviews again.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Hellochas on 10 May 2014 - 11:57
From Kickstarter:

Fina-freaking-ly!

So there's still not an official announcement, but word is leaking out: EUROCRIME finally received -- and accepted -- a non-insulting offer for North American distribution. The official release date is Oct 14, but I'm hoping I'll have my hands on some DVDs a bit earlier than that, so expect your final backer reward somewhere around the end of summer / beginning of fall.

This has been a long and winding journey (thanks again, everyone, for your support), so it's possible that folks' addresses have changed in the intervening period. To be safe, reply with whatever the best mailing address will be for you to receive your DVD circa-September.

Thanks again, everyone. I hope you'll find this was a worthwhile endeavor.

Very Much,
Mike (Malloy)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 01 Jul 2014 - 18:21
Maine International Film Festival will be showing the doc on 17/07/14 (http://www.miff.org/?film=eurocrime-the-italian-cop-and-gangster-films-that-ruled-the-70s)

Plus Leonard Mann will be in attendance for this show plus NAPOLI SPARA! on 18/07  (http://www.miff.org/?film=napoli-spara-weapons-of-death)and THE FORGOTTEN PISTOLERO on 20/07 (http://www.miff.org/?film=the-forgotten-pistolero)

http://www.miff.org/2014-films/ (http://www.miff.org/2014-films/)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 18 Jul 2014 - 18:45
Leonard Mann TV interview at the below link in regards the Maine film fest...

http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/local/207/2014/07/17/17th-annual-maine-international-film-festival/12752737/ (http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/local/207/2014/07/17/17th-annual-maine-international-film-festival/12752737/)

 :P
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 01 Aug 2014 - 17:11
Just received a nice festival programme in return for sending them a copy of the fan DVD I made a while back for NAPOLI SPARA!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/02/y8emazys.jpg)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Paul on 01 Aug 2014 - 20:00
Maine you say? I wonder if Stephen King pops along to it?  :-\
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 01 Aug 2014 - 20:51
Just received a nice festival programme in return for sending them a copy of the fan DVD I made a while back for NAPOLI SPARA!

([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/02/y8emazys.jpg[/url])
::)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny Powers on 07 Aug 2014 - 19:25
Not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but it's up for pre-order on Diabolik:
http://www.diabolikdvd.com/category/Preorders/Eurocrime-DVD-(NTSC-Region-1).html (http://www.diabolikdvd.com/category/Preorders/Eurocrime-DVD-(NTSC-Region-1).html)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: aerodynamics on 08 Aug 2014 - 15:26
Not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but it's up for pre-order on Diabolik:
[url]http://www.diabolikdvd.com/category/Preorders/Eurocrime-DVD-(NTSC-Region-1).html[/url] ([url]http://www.diabolikdvd.com/category/Preorders/Eurocrime-DVD-(NTSC-Region-1).html)[/url]


I saw a mention on Facebook last night.  I didn't realize it was even coming on DVD.  Looking forward to finally getting a chance to watch this.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: logboy on 09 Aug 2014 - 19:31
amazon USA listing >

http://www.amazon.com/Eurocrime-Italian-Gangster-Films-Ruled/dp/B00MIKOVIM/ (http://www.amazon.com/Eurocrime-Italian-Gangster-Films-Ruled/dp/B00MIKOVIM/)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: giallo joe on 10 Aug 2014 - 11:14
Just placed my order on Amazon, cannot wait to watch this..
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: broonage on 22 Aug 2014 - 11:53
this is great news! Looking forward to receiving this! Should we email Mike for our Kickstarter contributions?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: ramiz on 08 Sep 2014 - 11:54
I'm very curious about this movie! Is there a way to order a virtual copy of it (from Hungary, Europe)? For me, a Region 1 DVD, along with the post costs, are unnecessary (not to mention the Post in Hungary which is very untrustworthy).
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 08 Oct 2014 - 17:13
Review of the DVD from George at Examiner.com...

It's engaging. It's exciting. It's Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films Which Ruled the 70s, and It's the best film documentary of the year.

http://www.examiner.com/review/eurocrime-fan-favorite-documentary-finally-hits-home-video-with-dvd-release (http://www.examiner.com/review/eurocrime-fan-favorite-documentary-finally-hits-home-video-with-dvd-release)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Scyther on 09 Oct 2014 - 04:15
Review of the DVD from George at Examiner.com...

It's engaging. It's exciting. It's Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films Which Ruled the 70s, and It's the best film documentary of the year.

[url]http://www.examiner.com/review/eurocrime-fan-favorite-documentary-finally-hits-home-video-with-dvd-release[/url] ([url]http://www.examiner.com/review/eurocrime-fan-favorite-documentary-finally-hits-home-video-with-dvd-release[/url])


I was just going to post that myself! Thanks for sharing my review, Johnny!  :P

Scyther aka George
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: aerodynamics on 09 Oct 2014 - 16:06
Order placed...I'm really looking forward to this one.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Russell22 on 10 Oct 2014 - 07:34
In stock now over at Diabolik.    ::)  I ordered mine earlier in the week from Moviemars on Amazon marketplace.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Longsden on 10 Oct 2014 - 09:54
Ordered  :)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: logboy on 14 Oct 2014 - 19:25
... just managed to get this for £9 all in via Amazon  UK.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 14 Oct 2014 - 19:50
... just managed to get this for £9 all in via Amazon  UK.

Gotta link for that bargain logboy?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Farmer_J on 14 Oct 2014 - 20:02
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eurocrime-DVD-Region-NTSC-Import/dp/B00MIKOVIM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413316898&sr=8-1&keywords=eurocrime (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eurocrime-DVD-Region-NTSC-Import/dp/B00MIKOVIM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413316898&sr=8-1&keywords=eurocrime)

Got mine for a tenner here
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: logboy on 14 Oct 2014 - 20:37
... just managed to get this for £9 all in via Amazon  UK.

Gotta link for that bargain logboy?

sorry. sellers seem to be listing individual copies, even if major sellers, so you'll just have to keep checking back. even if listings seem to survive a while, keep checking back as prices fluctuate to outdo one another.

my seller was supermart_usa.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 14 Oct 2014 - 21:53
... just managed to get this for £9 all in via Amazon  UK.

Gotta link for that bargain logboy?

sorry. sellers seem to be listing individual copies, even if major sellers, so you'll just have to keep checking back. even if listings seem to survive a while, keep checking back as prices fluctuate to outdo one another.

my seller was supermart_usa.
Yeah, supermart_usa. and allyourmusic keep out doing each other by 1p, it's like there is a constant battle between them on U.S. releases  :-\
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: aerodynamics on 15 Oct 2014 - 15:34
I received my DVD in the mail yesterday...hoping to watch it this weekend.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 15 Oct 2014 - 20:40
I'm still waiting for the delivery of the DVDs so I can start mailing out to the UK and Europe kickstarter people. Sorry for the delay, as soon as I get them I'll post them out.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Russell22 on 16 Oct 2014 - 14:52
Got mine yesterday and watched it last night...superb stuff indeed. Loved the bonus interview with Milian too. :) :)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Longsden on 16 Oct 2014 - 15:22
A lot of people will be watching this for the first time. Great scenes   ::)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 17 Oct 2014 - 19:43
The box containing the DVDs for the UK and Europe kickstarter people is stuck at the Preston parcel force depot, I've paid the customs charges (wankers) and will take delivery on Tuesday! I'll endeavour to post everyone's DVDs out asap! Sorry for the delay everyone!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Hellochas on 18 Oct 2014 - 07:53
No worries Jonny. But, why do you need to pay a customs charge on a gift? Have they changed the rules?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 18 Oct 2014 - 08:50
No worries Jonny. But, why do you need to pay a customs charge on a gift? Have they changed the rules?

I've no idea, the charges were £17.43 import VAT and £8 clearance fee. Maybe they opened the box and saw a load of identical DVDs and figured they should charge me VAT on them?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 18 Oct 2014 - 11:21
The clearance fee gets on my fucking jugs.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 18 Oct 2014 - 11:35
The clearance fee gets on my fucking jugs.
Me too, I wouldn't mind so much if it was just the V.A.T. fee or whatever it is, it's a kick in the bollocks if you get hit for something that's not dear either, I complained once and was told they were providing a service, the service provided is for the government, not us. What would the government say if they were charged £8 to receive customs fees for an item not much above £15? Takes the fucking piss.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: strangedaysindeed on 18 Oct 2014 - 12:14
Yeah me too just got charged £13 off DHL the other day for a DVD ending up costing me close to £40.

Then it turns up under £15 via an Amazon seller. >:(
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: strangedaysindeed on 18 Oct 2014 - 12:16
No worries Jonny. But, why do you need to pay a customs charge on a gift? Have they changed the rules?

You can only claim a gift if its sent from an individual, and even then its only up to £40 value I think.

If its got company logo on then they will still charge import duty.

Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 21 Oct 2014 - 13:11
Just arrived! (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/10/21/6amunegy.jpg)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: logboy on 21 Oct 2014 - 13:36
... after 15 years of importing films, i've only been charged once or twice - it's not just random, but there's loads of techniques it should be easy to pick up to avoid or bypass these charges. the biggest hit is VAT, duty percentages being single figures, and applying it to the items and estimated shipping cost makes it feel hugely unfair - but not quite as much as that processing fee. it would have been worth looking into how these discs were going to be processed before sending them, i guess - if i remember right, courier companies are also required to calculate and collect import duty have different charges and they might have worked out cheaper to send like that.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 21 Oct 2014 - 14:11
Just arrived! ([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/10/21/6amunegy.jpg[/url])


Just posted out the first batch to the UK and Europe Kickstarter contributors!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 21 Oct 2014 - 16:01
Can't believe we've finally seen this through to the end! DVDs are here and being posted out and it's on release to the masses!  :P
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: broonage on 21 Oct 2014 - 17:56
Can't believe we've finally seen this through to the end! DVDs are here and being posted out and it's on release to the masses!  :P

Woohoooppppp!!!!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: demented_uk on 21 Oct 2014 - 19:55
That's great news, Jonny. Sucks you had to pay a customs charge though.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Mark (UK) on 21 Oct 2014 - 23:36
I really did enjoy this documentary. Fantastic to see everyone reminiscing about some of my favourite ever films. As I said elsewhere, the soundtracks might have got a mention, but in reality that is probably a documentary in itself!
Didn't recognise Joe Dallesandro at all.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: fenriz on 22 Oct 2014 - 17:41
Another one on the wishlist !  :'(
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: chips on 22 Oct 2014 - 23:01
Placed order yesterday
Cant wait, hope dont take too long to reach  oz
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Paul on 23 Oct 2014 - 07:53
Can't believe we've finally seen this through to the end! DVDs are here and being posted out and it's on release to the masses!  :P

It was really quite weird opening that parcel and seeing it yesterday. I'd not been in this thread for at least a week so wasn't expecting to see it either. Must be even more surreal for Mike.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: demented_uk on 23 Oct 2014 - 08:54
Mine arrived yesterday, thanks Jonny! Watched it last night with my dad, who really enjoyed it. Was as much fun as the first time I saw it at FrightFest. Would have been nice to have heard more from the starlets, but the wealth of tales and anecdotes make up for this. Sabato is fucking crazy! Looking forward to checking out the Milian interview next.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: mahoney on 23 Oct 2014 - 16:25
Any news when this will be available to buy in the UK region 2?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: logboy on 23 Oct 2014 - 16:46
Any news when this will be available to buy in the UK region 2?

... don't think it's coming.

have to ask - how does anyone in the UK that likes films get away with not having a multi region player?!  ???
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 23 Oct 2014 - 16:59
Any news when this will be available to buy in the UK region 2?

... don't think it's coming.

have to ask - how does anyone in the UK that likes films get away with not having a multi region player?!  ???
We don't, multi-region all the way, but there's still the same old characters that start moaning every time sometihng is region A locked, they get told the solution but still come back crying time and time again.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: mahoney on 23 Oct 2014 - 18:37
Any news when this will be available to buy in the UK region 2?

... don't think it's coming.

have to ask - how does anyone in the UK that likes films get away with not having a multi region player?!  ???

I have one. I'm not moaning or crying, simply asking a question.

It'd be a good thing for it to have an actual release in Europe surely? Not everybody is prepared to import. Especially curious people that might not know much about the subject matter but fancy giving it a go.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 23 Oct 2014 - 19:49
Any news when this will be available to buy in the UK region 2?

... don't think it's coming.

have to ask - how does anyone in the UK that likes films get away with not having a multi region player?!  ???

I have one. I'm not moaning or crying, simply asking a question.

It'd be a good thing for it to have an actual release in Europe surely? Not everybody is prepared to import. Especially curious people that might not know much about the subject matter but fancy giving it a go.

None of the UK distributors were that interested or at least couldn't offer a deal that made it worth it financially.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 23 Oct 2014 - 22:56

I have one. I'm not moaning or crying, simply asking a question.

No one said you were. I was simply answering a question.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Hellochas on 29 Oct 2014 - 09:51
Got my disc through the post safe and sound yesterday. Thanks Jonny.  ::)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: logboy on 29 Oct 2014 - 10:34
... got my copy yesterday, ordered for £9 (all in) via amazon UK marketplace.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Clive on 05 Nov 2014 - 14:25
Watched mine last night. Great stuff - well done all involved!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: dodo on 08 Nov 2014 - 09:46
I’m still waiting for my copy, but I noticed that I now have IMDB listing:

"Thanks (1 credit)
 2012 Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s (Documentary) (special thanks)"

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4528137/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4528137/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1)

 :-*
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Philleh on 12 Dec 2014 - 14:53
My copy is in the mail, can't wait to finally see it.  :)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 25 Jan 2015 - 09:55
There's a great review over on the TCM site...

http://moviemorlocks.com/2015/01/21/bonus-mike-malloys-eurocrime-reviewed/ (http://moviemorlocks.com/2015/01/21/bonus-mike-malloys-eurocrime-reviewed/)
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 21 Mar 2015 - 10:05
Australian DVD arrived yesterday...

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Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: ramiz on 18 Apr 2015 - 11:28
Congratulations! I am very excited to see it! :D I might even try to organize a screening in Budapest, Hungary.

Do you know if there is a way to buy this in HD and by downloading, not by a DVD? Shipping is expensive, and the Hungarian post is a den of thieves.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: JAMIOUSE on 20 Apr 2015 - 09:38
UK release dated as 22nd June on Amazon -
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eurocrime-DVD-Franco-Nero/dp/B00SX3P5Q0/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1429522586&sr=1-2&keywords=eurocrime (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eurocrime-DVD-Franco-Nero/dp/B00SX3P5Q0/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1429522586&sr=1-2&keywords=eurocrime)
Is this an official release?
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 20 Apr 2015 - 11:22
UK release dated as 22nd June on Amazon -
[url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eurocrime-DVD-Franco-Nero/dp/B00SX3P5Q0/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1429522586&sr=1-2&keywords=eurocrime[/url] ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eurocrime-DVD-Franco-Nero/dp/B00SX3P5Q0/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1429522586&sr=1-2&keywords=eurocrime[/url])
Is this an official release?

As far as I know there's been no deals made for any UK release.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: nibblepibbley on 29 Jun 2015 - 18:38
Finally ordered my copy today, very much looking forward to acquainting myself with a genre I've just started getting into.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: slizwiz on 29 Jun 2015 - 19:27
Just got around to watching this doc. Wow. Just great. Really, really fun.

In inspired a mini-moviethon of crime flicks this weekend:

Live Like A Cop, Die Like A Man
Colt .38 Special Squad
Violent Naples
Rome Armed to the Teeth
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: nibblepibbley on 30 Jun 2015 - 07:06
It was watching "Shoot First, Die Later" that finally tipped the scales. Hoping to start getting into the genre a little more now.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: martino1705 on 30 Jun 2015 - 19:19
Some seriously good choices there my friend  ;) have fun  :P
Just got around to watching this doc. Wow. Just great. Really, really fun.

In inspired a mini-moviethon of crime flicks this weekend:

Live Like A Cop, Die Like A Man
Colt .38 Special Squad
Violent Naples
Rome Armed to the Teeth
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: ScottC on 06 Oct 2015 - 18:31
I pre-ordered this several months before it came out and finally got around to viewing it. Highly entertaining and informative. Nice to see the genre get some of the attention normally reserved for horror and westerns! I only wish there were text overlays indicating which film each clip is from. Admittedly, this would probably be quite distracting!

At the risk of sounding like a sadistic pervert, what are the films depicted where the assailants are pissing on their victims? I don't think I've seen these films.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 06 Oct 2015 - 19:31
I'm sure we can oblige Scott! If someone doesn't chip in before the weekend I'll list the films...

I'll have to give it another watch to remind myself though, I have no idea off the top of my head.
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: TigerRoom on 07 Nov 2015 - 19:47
At the risk of sounding like a sadistic pervert, what are the films depicted where the assailants are pissing on their victims? I don't think I've seen these films.


The third one is from The Big Racket. I wasn't familiar with the other two, but Mike Malloy revealed (http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2015/09/13/violent-italy-a-poliziotteschi-primer) that they're from (in order) La malavita attacca. La polizia risponde. and Napoli... i 5 della squadra speciale, and as Malloy also points out, there are (sadly) no English-language releases of the latter two.

If you haven't seen The Big Racket, I highly recommend it. Very cheap from Blue Underground, whether it be as a single or in a three pack with Heroin Busters and Street Law, and it's available streaming on Amazon. That having been said, this release is dub only and not high-def (even on the streaming version, which was uploaded years later), and the dub is a real unique, hilarious beast--exerting every bit of effort possible to not cuss (probably done in some misguided attempt to make television sales in English-language territories).
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: ScottC on 08 Dec 2015 - 06:48
Thanks for the info. I own The Big Racket DVD and have seen it it screened (on 16mm) at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. I guess the pissing scene slipped my mind. I'll have to give it another view soon. I found the other two with English fansubs at the most special place on the net!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 14 Jun 2016 - 14:01
Amazon Prime UK are streaming this in 1080p HD at the moment...
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Longsden on 16 Jun 2016 - 08:25
Amazon Prime UK are streaming this in 1080p HD at the moment...

Great news. Especially as the wife mistakenly signed us up to Prime for a year  :-*
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 16 Jun 2016 - 08:32
Amazon Prime UK are streaming this in 1080p HD at the moment...

Great news. Especially as the wife mistakenly signed us up to Prime for a year  :-*
That's the exact same reason we have it!
Title: Re: Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the '70s (2012)
Post by: Jonny on 09 Jun 2017 - 18:12
EUROCRIME! THE ITALIAN COP & GANGSTER FILMS THAT RULED THE 70s

Due July 24, with a bullet! Another stacked dual-layer disc from Nucleus Films.

pre-order: http://bit.ly/eurocrime

Extra features include:

• Ultimate Poliziotteschi Trailer Shoot-Out
• Theatrical Trailer
• Outtakes
• Interviews

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