Euro Cult Movie Forum => Police & Crime => Topic started by: Paul on 06 Jul 2007 - 10:37

Title: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Paul on 06 Jul 2007 - 10:37
From Wikipedia

Poliziotteschi is a sub-genre of crime and action film that emerged in Italy in the late 1960s and became popular in the 1970s. Poliziotteschi films are also known as poliziottesco, Italo-crime, Euro-crime or simply Italian crime films. Poliziesco on the other hand is the 'proper' Italian adjective for police-related dramas, ranging from Ed McBain's police procedural novels to CSI forensic investigations. 'Poliziesco' is used generally to indicate every fiction production where police forces (Italian or foreign) are the main protagonists, 'poliziottesco', on the other hand with the '-esco' desinence (akin to the English '-esque') suggesting a low-key derivative imprint is only ever used to indicate 70s-era Italian produced 'tough cop' and 'crime' movies. Recurring elements in poliziotteschi films include graphic and brutal violence, organized crime, car chases, vigilantism, heists, gun fights and corruption up to the highest level.

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


Yes, most would dismiss them as cheap cash-ins of more well-known American flicks, but to us, they're so much more. Stars such as Franco Nero, Maurizio Merli, Tomas Milian, Fabio Testi and Luc Merenda made these contemporary spaghetti westerns eminently likeable. So what are your favourites?

Here are some of mine:

High Crime (1973, Enzo G Castellari)
Anonymous Avenger (1974, Enzo G Castellari)
The Big Racket (1976, Enzo G Castellari)
Violent Rome (1975, Marino Girolami)
Special Cop In Action (1976, Marino Girolami)
Violent Naples (1976, Umberto Lenzi)
Tough Ones (1976, Umberto Lenzi)
Calibre 9 (1972, Fernando di Leo)
Manhunt (1974, Fernando di Leo)
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Dorado on 09 Jul 2007 - 21:52
This is my Top 10 of the films I have on DVD at the moment. Since there are many films that I don't have on DVD yet that list might be altered later.  :-X



1.   Revolver
2.   High Crime
3.   Almost Human
4.   IL Boss
5.   Violent Rome
6.   Confessions of a police captain
7.   Street Law
8.   Milano Calibro 9
9.   Ricco the mean machine
10.   Tony Arzenta

Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: vigilanteforce on 09 Jul 2007 - 23:40
Hard question but I am going to give it a try:

ANONYMOUS AVENGER (STREET LAW)
BLAZING FLOWERS
BOSS, THE
LIVE LIKE A COP, DIE LIKE A MAN
RICCO (THE MEAN MACHINE)
ROME ARMED TO THE TEETH
SAVAGE THREE (FANGO BOLLENTE)
TONY ARZENTA- BIG GUNS
VIOLENT NAPLES
VIOLENT ROME

I listed them in alphabetical order as it would be too hard otherwise. I guess everybody here likes pretty much the same.

Special Cop In Action (1976, Marino Girolami)
Nice to see this in your list, I was watching it again last week and loved it! Can't wait to see it on DVD!
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Paul on 09 Jul 2007 - 23:44
There's three in there that I've not seen, but that I have are all ace, mate. I love TONY ARZENTA - it's a great flick, with Delon on fine form. Duccio Tessari is a really underrated talent in my book.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: LANZETTA on 10 Jul 2007 - 00:01
This isn't easy as this genre is new to me and i've only watched the majority of my polizios once but for the best so far i'd suggest REVOLVER,ALMOST HUMAN,THE BOSS,HIGH CRIME,BIG RACKET,BLAZING MAGNUM and at least one of Maurizio Merli's movies,i dunno, ROME ARMED TO THE TEETH?
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: vigilanteforce on 10 Jul 2007 - 00:03
I love TONY ARZENTA - it's a great flick, with Delon on fine form. Duccio Tessari is a really underrated talent in my book.
(http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/3338/dsc01350zi6.jpg)

I just took a picture of the Greek disc that was released two years ago as a free gift with a Sunday newspaper. Looks great but, sadly, it is in Italian with Greek subs. I got to love the movie thanks to this disc ::)
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Dorado on 10 Jul 2007 - 00:06
I love TONY ARZENTA - it's a great flick, with Delon on fine form. Duccio Tessari is a really underrated talent in my book.

This film is unfortunately very difficult to get hold of unless you are willing to pay 50 $ for it.

N.B someone who has this film should open a seperate thread for this film.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Gary B. on 10 Jul 2007 - 00:51
My favorites are:

Il Boss
Manhunt
Kidnap Syndicate
Napoli si ribella
Almost Human
Citta violenta
Revolver
La Polizia chiede aiuto
The Summertime Killer
Suspected Death of a Minor
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: vigilanteforce on 10 Jul 2007 - 02:22
If I had the right to add one more to my list I think that would be RULERS OF THE CITY because it was the first Italian crime movie I ever watched. I was 5-perhaps even less- and my (long gone- god bless him) uncle had a video rental store. He used to give my parents all kinds of films (mostly action) on betamax tapes. This was one of the tapes he had given us and I had watched it with my parents. When I bought the Greek VHS on Cinehollywood like 15 years later, I still remembered the slow motion opening sequence of Palance killing the boy's dad. That bit had scared the shit out of me when I was a kid ::)
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Jonny on 10 Jul 2007 - 10:14
These are no particular order...

Roma a mano armata (Rome Armed To The Teeth/Tough Ones) - Umberto Lenzi 1976
Napoli violenta (Violent Naples) - Umberto Lenzi 1976
La mala ordina (Manhunt) - Fernando di Leo 1973
Il grande racket (The Big Racket) - Enzo G. Castellari 1976
Uomini si nasce poliziotti si muore (Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man) - Ruggero Deodato 1976
Banditi a Milano (Bandits of Milan) - Carlo Lizzani 1968
Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto (Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion) - Elio Petri 1970
Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare(Almost Human) - Umberto Lenzi 1974
Tipo con una faccia strana ti cerca per ucciderti (Ricco/The Mean Machine) - Tulio Demicheli 1973
I violenti di Roma bene (Violence for Kicks) - Sergio Grieco/M. Felisatti 1975






Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Mart85 on 10 Jul 2007 - 11:08
In no particular order:

Rome Armed to the Teeth
Almost Human
Bandits in Milan
Milan Calibre 9
Manhunt
Shoot First Die Later
The Last Desperate Hours
The Last Round
Tony Arzenta
Execution Squad
Beast With a Gun
Cop in Blue Jeans
Revolver
Contraband
Bloody Friday (Don't know if it counts, German / Italian co production)
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 10 Jul 2007 - 11:54
Banditi a Milano   Great Milian/Lizzani heist action.
Almost Human 
Milano:Il clan dei Calabresi (Last Desperate Hours) Sabato's finest moment IMHO
Blue Eyed Bandit  Later Franco Nero entry-classic
Italia ultimo atto?   Merenda terrorism-Italian style
Napoli spara!  Caiano classic,infact this is really Napoli Violenta pt2 :D
Milano violenta (Bloody Payroll) More Caiano
+ all the usual suspects we all know and love
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: paperbag on 10 Jul 2007 - 12:32
I've only got a few italian crime dvds the only one thats dissapointed me so far is Mister Scarface...

1. Violent Naples
2. A Special Cop in Action
3. The Cynic the Rat and the Fist
4. Rome Armed to the Teeth
5. Manhunt
6. Almost Human
7. Colt 38 Special Squad
8. The Big Racket
9. Cop in Blue Jeans
10. Contraband
11. Rabid Dogs
12. Milano Calibro 9
13. Violent City
14. The Last Round
15. Il Boss
16. Street Law
17. Weapons of Death
18. Revolver
19. High Crime
20. Fearless
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: LANZETTA on 10 Jul 2007 - 12:40
I neglected to include FEAR IN THE CITY and STREET LAW. ;)
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Gary B. on 10 Jul 2007 - 17:13
I forgot RABID DOGS in my list.  George Eastman and the Cipriani soundtrack seal the deal for me.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Mart85 on 10 Jul 2007 - 17:17
I forgot RABID DOGS in my list.  George Eastman and the Cipriani soundtrack seal the deal for me.

Shit, so did I and I missed HIGH CRIME.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 10 Jul 2007 - 17:25
I should have added the wonderful Tony Arzenta to mine,forgot how good this actually is.The cool and carefree way he shoots Ettore Manni in the gym at the start and then one of his henchmen/workers straight after plus that car chase that ends up at the church :),amazing.

Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Mart85 on 10 Jul 2007 - 17:29
I should have added the wonderful Tony Arzenta to mine,forgot how good this actually is.The cool and carefree way he shoots Ettore Manni in the gym at the start and then one of his henchmen/workers straight after plus that car chase that ends up at the church :),amazing.

Yeah, that car chase and shoot out is really well done.  I've got to dig it out again and give it a spin.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Gary B. on 10 Jul 2007 - 17:39
Blue Eyed Bandit  Later Franco Nero entry-classic

I've only seen the trailer for this on my VHS of IRONMASTER, and it looks great.  Classic wide-eyed frantic Nero moments.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 10 Jul 2007 - 17:45
I've only seen the trailer for this on my VHS of IRONMASTER, and it looks great. 
Here the Dutch vhs trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJP14MWmIKM  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJP14MWmIKM)
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Gary B. on 10 Jul 2007 - 17:49
that looks like the same one I saw, and it just reminded me that Delila Di Lazzarro is in it!
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Jonny on 10 Jul 2007 - 17:50
I forgot RABID DOGS in my list.  George Eastman and the Cipriani soundtrack seal the deal for me.

Shit, so did I and I missed HIGH CRIME.

Haha! I always forget to put Rabid Dogs on my favorite lists...  ???
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Paul on 10 Jul 2007 - 18:53
I'm sure I've probably missed out some biggies, too.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: paperbag on 31 Dec 2007 - 07:14
Start up this thread again, I love lists
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: MikeMalloy on 14 Jan 2008 - 14:17
Because I'm relatively new to the forum, and in case anyone cares, I love:

VIOLENT NAPLES
ROME ARMED TO THE TEETH
(the Merli/Lenzi/Micalizzi combo can't be beat for "pure action")

STREET LAW
REVOLVER
(my favorites of the films that seem to be saying something deeper)

MEAN FRANK AND CRAZY TONY
THE SQUEEZE
THE PERFECT KILLER
(I'm a sucker for Lee Van Cleef; wish he would've done more crime movies)

THE OUTSIDE MAN
FAREWELL, FRIEND
(my favorites of the French crime cinema)

MANHUNT
(the Di Leo/Silva one -- this is a perfect meeting of score, direction, performance, story.)
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Captain on 14 Jan 2008 - 15:17
Street Law
Rabid Dogs
High Crimes
Violent Naples
Violent Rome
The Big Racket
Stunt Squad
Live Like A Cop Die Like A Man
Contraband
Almost Human

Pretty new to this kind of films though. The ones i've seen so far contain just about everything I look for in a movie.

Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: K August on 26 Jan 2008 - 13:17
The Heroin Busters
High Crime
Big Racket
Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man
Vai Gorilla
Rabid Dogs
Almost Human
Syndicate Sadists
Colt .38 Special Squad (all Ivan)
Shark Hunter
Risking
Manhunt

Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 26 Jan 2008 - 13:26
The Heroin Busters
High Crime
Big Racket
Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man
Vai Gorilla
Rabid Dogs
Almost Human
Syndicate Sadists
Colt .38 Special Squad (all Ivan)
Shark Hunter
Risking
Manhunt


No Merli?
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: K August on 26 Jan 2008 - 14:14
No Merli?


Good Inspector, nyet. No Merli.  I've yet to see a Merli film which has hit me the way it does his fans.

Don't know if I should add Contraband: As nasty as that is...Fulci darn him made Fabio Testi the most sexy bloody mess.  And that's the scene which thankfully sticks with me.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 26 Jan 2008 - 19:41
Shark Hunter
God i haven't seen this for years,Nero with a big blonde mane of long surfer style hair and that German actor Werner Pochath who later died of AIDS playing his usual villain role.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: K August on 26 Jan 2008 - 20:10
Shark Hunter
God i haven't seen this for years,Nero with a big blonde mane of long surfer style hair and that German actor Werner Pochath who later died of AIDS playing his usual villain role.

Shark Hunter is bundled in that NTSC 20 movie Grindhouse vol. 2 set which I sold before I opened it up. I'll probably get the set used somewhere down the line just for this movie. Franco wrestling sharks and getting the snot kicked out of him by Enzo - always fun.
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Post by: Stephen Grimes on 26 Jan 2008 - 20:28
Good film though i wouldn't call it a crime/polizia etc movie,used to have the Fletcher/Techno and the US Prism tapes back many moons ago.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 26 Jan 2008 - 20:48
Good film though i wouldn't call it a crime/polizia etc movie,used to have the Fletcher/Techno and the US Prism tapes back many moons ago.
The Fletcher tape is the best version i have seen, anyone know of a better print?
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: K August on 26 Jan 2008 - 22:57
Good film though i wouldn't call it a crime/polizia etc movie,used to have the Fletcher/Techno and the US Prism tapes back many moons ago.

Yeah, now that you mention it Stephen: good call.  ::)

Shark Hunter struck from my list.

Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: paperbag on 27 Jan 2008 - 04:23

THE SQUEEZE


I see this in the bargain bin all the time, I need to see it
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 27 Jan 2008 - 06:16
MILAN CALIBRE 9
THE BOSS
ALMOST HUMAN
CRY OF A PROSTITUTE
FEAR IN THE CITY
THE CYNIC, THE RAT & THE FIST
ROME ARMED TO THE TEETH
FROM CORLEONE TO BROOKLYN
YOUNG, VIOLENT & DANGEROUS
SPECIAL COP IN ACTION
VIOLENT NAPLES
VIOLENT ROME
THE LAST DESPERATE HOURS
IL COMMISSARIO DI FERRO


Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 27 Jan 2008 - 12:14
The Fletcher tape is the best version i have seen, anyone know of a better print?
There's also a Dutch tape on EVC which i had a nth gen dupe of but it would appear that the Fletcher pre cert is the best looking of the bunch.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Mr White on 30 Jan 2008 - 18:45
Milano Violenta and Weapons Of Death(inter ocean) so far.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Linus on 31 Jan 2008 - 11:35
Here is a few of my favorites:
Colt 38 Special Squad, Heroin Busters, Violent Naples and the underrated Emergency Squad.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Nico Giraldi on 31 Jan 2008 - 12:34
Top10 at moment:

Di Leo: Manhunt
Lenzi: Violent Naples
Deodato: Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man
Girolami: Special Cop in Action
Sollima: Revolver
Lenzi: Almost Human
Di Leo: Milano Calibre 9
Lenzi: The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist
Castellari: Big Racket
Sollima: Violent City

By the way, do you consider Leone's Once upon a time in America as a crime flick? Great film but maybe not that kind of film we are looking for here.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: MikeMalloy on 07 Feb 2008 - 03:27
Milano Violenta and Weapons Of Death(inter ocean) so far.

Boy, someone's a Mario Caiano fan!


(Me too.)
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: broonage on 07 Feb 2008 - 08:00
You guys are all way ahead of me on this genre.

I've only seen Almost Human (and it was a killer movie!). Just got The Big Racket, Revolver etc on my pile of "to see" films.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Luca Canali on 15 Mar 2008 - 13:24
Here are my Top 15 favourite Euro Crimes
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Beast With A Gun (Mad Dog Killer). 1977. Sergio Grieco
The Boss. 1973. Fernando Di Leo
Cry Of A Prostitute (aka Quelli Che Contano). 1974. Andrea Bianchi
The Executioner (aka Almost Human/Milano Odia…). 1974. Umberto Lenzi
Free Hand For A Tough Cop. 1976. Umberto Lenzi 
I Am Afraid (Io Ho Paura). 1977. Damiano Damiani
Manhunt (La Mala Ordina). 1972. Fernando Di Leo
Milano Calibro 9. 1972. Fernando Di Leo
Napoli Violenta (aka Violent Naples). 1976. Umberto Lenzi
Shoot First...Die Later (aka Il Poliziotto e Marcio). 1974. Fernando Di Leo
Street Law (aka Anonymous Avenger/Vigilante II). 1974. Enzo G. Castellari
Stunt Squad (aka La Polizia E Sconfitta). 1977. Domenico Paolella
Tony Arzenta (aka Big Guns). 1973. Duccio Tessari
Vai Gorilla (aka Go Gorilla Go!). 1976. Tonino Valerii
Weapons Of Death (aka Napoli Spara). 1977. Mario Caiano
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Fraser on 19 Mar 2008 - 20:32
Tough One's and Violent Rome are completely ace movies, I've always thought that Blazing Magnums has one of the best car chases in.

I know its not technically Italian but a German co-production, Bloody Friday.

I recently purchased the turkish betamax and am working on a special edition dvd, i think i have about 8 different copies of this film in one form or another.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Jonny on 19 Mar 2008 - 20:37
I know its not technically Italian but a German co-production, Bloody Friday.

I recently purchased the turkish betamax and am working on a special edition dvd, i think i have about 8 different copies of this film in one form or another.

I've got English subtitles file for 'Bloody Friday' and the English dub track. Give me a shout if you want them Fraser...
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Blastfighter on 25 May 2008 - 12:34
Let's see...

Blazing Magnum
Emergency Squad
High Crime
Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man
Manhunt
Milan Caliber 9
Rome Armed to the Teeth
The Last Round
Violent City
Violent Naples

To name a few. Pretty much anything with Milian and/or Merli is a favorite of mine though.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Jonny on 25 May 2008 - 12:55
Pretty much anything with Milian and/or Merli is a favorite of mine though.

Yeah, you can't really go wrong with those two can you? I even like the later Giraldi films where Milian seemed to be at his most eccentric. He's a character that Tomas Milian...
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Blastfighter on 26 May 2008 - 20:07
Pretty much anything with Milian and/or Merli is a favorite of mine though.

Yeah, you can't really go wrong with those two can you? I even like the later Giraldi films where Milian seemed to be at his most eccentric. He's a character that Tomas Milian...

No question about it. I could watch an entire film where Milian does nothing but chew on cigars, roll his eyes and adjust his flat cap. It's just captivating to watch for some reason.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: MikeMalloy on 28 May 2008 - 16:17
Do you guys prefer Milian as a hero or a villain? I like him best as a villain, myself. (But then again, I haven't seen his later Giraldi films -- but thanks to the evangelization of Jonny, I'm going to soon!)

And of those who like his hero roles better, what do you think about his occasional "straight" performances, the ones where he doesn't ham it up (YOUNG VIOLENT DESPERATE, EMERGENCY SQUAD, BANDITS IN MILAN)?
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 28 May 2008 - 16:39
I like him best as a villain, myself.
I agree, He's a mean bastard in THE TOUGH ONES and a dispicable piece of shit in THE EXECUTIONER :-* :) :-*
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Jonny on 28 May 2008 - 16:45
I actually don't have a preference at all. He's great doing either as far as I'm concerned, though I must admit that when watching his comedic roles I'm often just marveling at how incredibly eccentric and, frankly, nutso the guy is.

You should check this thread out for some prime examples!  ::)

http://www.lovelockandload.net/forum/index.php?topic=998.0

I think you'll dig those Giraldi's I sent you Mike!
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Mart85 on 28 May 2008 - 16:51
I love Milian as the villain.  I even root for him as the villain.  Even as Julio Sachi I'm hoping he'll pull it off though once he starts his raping and child killing not so much then.  Don't know if it's my love for Milian or that I was dropped on my head as a kid.  :-*
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 01 Jun 2008 - 19:10
Watched a very young Milian the other day in LA BANDA CASAROLI from 1961 where he plays an inexperienced bank robber who resorts to drastic measures when the pressure gets too much,interesting film which also stars an even younger Gabriele Tinti as a cop.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: uani73 on 11 Aug 2008 - 15:02
Ok here goes.......
1 the Big Racket
2 The Rat the Cynic the Fist
3 Weapons of Death (this film scares me, and the scene when the guy gets castrated made my girlfriend laugh and i havent slept since)
4 The Narc
5 Fear in the City
6 convoy Busters
7 The Tough & the Mighty ( got it last week on ZZD and thought it was excellent, anyway i am biased as im Sardinia)
8 Tony Ardenza- big guns
9 Roma Violenta
10 The Last desperate Hours
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Raf A. on 22 Aug 2008 - 19:29
My favourite italo-crime flick is Milano Calibro 9. What a film!!! 8)
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Subculture on 20 Sep 2008 - 17:30
My favorite movie is Quelli che contano with Henry"Motherfucker" Silva.

Directly hunted by Deodatos "Uomini si nasce, poliziotti si muore"

True sleazy all time classics of the italian crime cinema. Rough, straight and political totally incorrect.

In fact I know most of the films with the german dub and trust me, the germans are definitely the most perfect experts for doing dubs. What they did to the italian movies are unbelievable because they create translations which makes some movies more intense as in the original recording. For example the Spencer/Hill films are more successful in germany than worldwide. Sadly the germans are true master in censorship. A lot of movies are cut or even banned over there
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: sadistik1 on 06 Nov 2008 - 13:19
The Executioner
Violence For Kicks
Day Of Violence
Rabid Dogs
Beast With A Gun
Cry Of A Prostitute
Like Wild Dogs
Cop In Blue Jeans
Fearless Fuzz
Calibre 9
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Canisius on 30 Nov 2008 - 20:55
This is really hard for me but I'd pick:

-Violent Naples (THE BEST!)
-Convoy Busters
-Cry of a prostitute
-Milan Calibre 9
-Rome armed to the teeth
-Almost human
-Bloody Friday & -Battle of the godfathers(Italian/German co-productions, do they count?)

And two very special flicks:
-Provincia violenta (directed by Mario Bianchi with Richard Harrison as godfather, Al Cliver as ruthless killer and Lino Caruana as tough cop...ultra cheap & sleazy, atrocious dubbing but I love it :-\)
-Don't trust the mafia (Another dirty Bianchi sleaze-gem)

Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 01 Dec 2008 - 10:07
And two very special flicks:
-Provincia violenta (directed by Mario Bianchi with Richard Harrison as godfather, Al Cliver as ruthless killer and Lino Caruana as tough cop...ultra cheap & sleazy, atrocious dubbing but I love it :-\)
-Don't trust the mafia (Another dirty Bianchi sleaze-gem)
Good to see another fan of Bianchi,have you seen LA BANDA VALLANZASCA or NAPOLI..I 5 DELLA SQUADRA SPECIALE?
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Canisius on 01 Dec 2008 - 11:14
I've seen Naples 5 and although I did not understand a single dialogue, the omnipresent smutty atmosphere was fascinating...there is even peeing over somebody's head plus it has Richard Harrison and that Bianchi-poliziotteschi regular with the big beard (don't know his name), so it is a big win in my book... :-\
And "La Banda Vallanzasca" sounds promising to me, I have to see it! Is there a version with english dubbing or subs?
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 01 Dec 2008 - 12:10
And "La Banda Vallanzasca" sounds promising to me, I have to see it! Is there a version with english dubbing or subs?
I don't think it ever had an English dub and haven't come across any subs for it yet,still worth checking out in it's original Italian language version though as there's a really nice lbx version available from the FX tv broadcast.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Jamie on 16 Dec 2008 - 16:02
I was just thinking about this the other day before I saw this thread. I was wondering if maybe some of my favorites have slightly changed order over the years. Id say my favorites are:

Colpo Rovente/Syndicate
Violent Rome
Blazing Magnums
Big Guns
Confessions Of A Police Capt.
Violent Naples
The Cynic, The Rat, And The Fist
Blood And Diamonds
The Big Racket
Mean Frank & Crazy Tony
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: TEENAGER SIND NACKT on 16 Dec 2008 - 18:04
My TRUE faves probably Rulers of the City and Heroin Busters, followed by The Big Racket (never #1 for me but also never too far from the top of the list). That's without wanting to think of something less obvious and cooler sounding.  :'(
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: frankie on 21 Dec 2008 - 02:28
The Boss
Manhunt In The City
Milan Caliber 9
High Crime
Street Law
Almost Human
The Tough Ones
From Corleone To Brooklyn
The Cynic The Rat And The Fist
Highway Racer
The Narc
.44 Specialist
Emergency Squad
Cry Of The Prostitute
A Man On His Knees
The Climber
Savage Three
Blue Eyed Bandit (more of a heist film, but still...)
Contraband

...ect, ect. really, the genre has a pretty high success rate and it would take less time to name the ones i don't like

Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: jaho on 18 Jan 2009 - 09:11
I'm new here as well as to the whole Eurocrime genre.  However I will list the movies I've seen and LOVED, in order.

01. Blazing Magnum
02. Tecnica Di Un Omicidio aka Hired Killer
03. The Climber
04. Assassination
05. Colt 38 Special Squad
06. The .44 Specialist

I know that it must be a sin, but I've never seen any Merli films.  Also if there are any recommendations along the lines of Blazing Magnum, I'm all ears.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 18 Jan 2009 - 10:49
Also if there are any recommendations along the lines of Blazing Magnum, I'm all ears.
Any of the releases from Italian label Raro are well worth checking out including the fantastic Mario Merola collection,the majority have lovely looking transfers and include English options.Best of all you can buy most now for under €10 and support this great label so we can see more of the same from them in future.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: jaho on 18 Jan 2009 - 14:03
Also if there are any recommendations along the lines of Blazing Magnum, I'm all ears.
Any of the releases from Italian label Raro are well worth checking out including the fantastic Mario Merola collection,the majority have lovely looking transfers and include English options.Best of all you can buy most now for under €10 and support this great label so we can see more of the same from them in future.

I picked up Live Like a Cop Die Like a Man, haven't gotten a chance to check it out yet though.  Anyone with more recommendations would be appreciated.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Jonny on 18 Jan 2009 - 14:11
Anyone with more recommendations would be appreciated.

ROME ARMED TO THE TEETH (Merli!) is a good one, also you might like the early Tomas Milian 'Nico Giraldi' films - COP IN BLUE JEANS, HIT SQUAD, SWINDLE etc

Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: jaho on 19 Jan 2009 - 03:14
How about the rest of Alberto De Martinos movies?  Are they like Blazing Magnum?
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Jonny on 19 Jan 2009 - 08:20
How about the rest of Alberto De Martinos movies?  Are they like Blazing Magnum?

Not too sure as I've not seen all his crime flicks. Apart from BLAZING MAGNUM out of the ones I have seen THE COUNSELLOR is pretty decent and THE MAN WITH THE ICY EYES is just average.

CRIME BOSS and BANDITS IN ROME I've yet to see.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 19 Jan 2009 - 11:46
How about the rest of Alberto De Martinos movies?  Are they like Blazing Magnum?

Not too sure as I've not seen all his crime flicks. Apart from BLAZING MAGNUM out of the ones I have seen THE COUNSELLOR is pretty decent and THE MAN WITH THE ICY EYES is just average.

CRIME BOSS and BANDITS IN ROME I've yet to see.
BLAZING MAGNUM is the best imo closely followed by THE COUNSELLOR, CRIME BOSS isn't too bad, i didn't like THE MAN WITH THE ICY EYES that much and i'm yet to see BANDITS IN ROME.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 19 Jan 2009 - 11:58
BANDITS IN ROME (Roma come Chicago) is ok,has some good action sequences but feels a bit dated and was obviously made to cash in on the success of Lizzani's classic.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: noar13 on 19 Jan 2009 - 12:32
My top 3 would be :
La mala ordina, revolver and Banditi a Milano
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: jaho on 19 Jan 2009 - 19:48
A friend of mine gave me a copy of THE COUNSELLOR, so imma be able to check it out.::)   Anyone know where I can find  a copy of BANDITS IN ROME (Roma come Chicago)?  I love those late 60s movies. I looked on Trash Palace and The Drive In Connection, they didn't have it.  Unless I just overlooked it.  Thanks guys, for all of your input, now I have a list of movies to check out.  I got to see some Merli. 

I just ordered from The Drive In Connection.

Knell The Bloody Avenger:  Eastman and Palance!!!
Every Man Is My Enemy:  Since I LOVED Tecnica Di Un Omicidio aka Hired Killer.   

What do you guys think of these.  Sorry if I'm coming off as a little annoying, it's just that I recently discoverd thid genre of movie, and I've fallen in love.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 19 Jan 2009 - 21:35
Sorry if I'm coming off as a little annoying, it's just that I recently discoverd thid genre of movie, and I've fallen in love.
Not annoying at all mate, it's always nice to hear of someone else loving these crime films :'(

[spoiler]apart from one person, they know who they are[/spoiler]
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 20 Jan 2009 - 15:13
I love those late 60s movies.
Here's a few i've enjoyed from that period:
BARBAGIA (Carlo Lizzani)
BANDITS IN MILAN (Carlo Lizzani)
I DIAMANTI CHE NESSUNO VOLEVA RUBBARE (Gino Mangini)
A SUON DI LUPARA (Luigi Petrini)
GANGSTERS 70 (Mino Guerrini)
SCACCO ALLA MAFIA (Lorenzo Sabatini) stars Victor Spinetti  :D





Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: jaho on 25 Jan 2009 - 05:30
I love those late 60s movies.
Here's a few i've enjoyed from that period:
BARBAGIA (Carlo Lizzani)
BANDITS IN MILAN (Carlo Lizzani)
I DIAMANTI CHE NESSUNO VOLEVA RUBBARE (Gino Mangini)
A SUON DI LUPARA (Luigi Petrini)
GANGSTERS 70 (Mino Guerrini)
SCACCO ALLA MAFIA (Lorenzo Sabatini) stars Victor Spinetti  :D


Wow! Thanks for the list.  I love 60s heist/crime flicks.  However the only ones I've seen are Hired Killer, Every Man is my Enemy, Assassination, and Danger: Diabolik.  I have to say that Hired Killer is by far my favorite.  Is there an english friendly print of Gangters 70 out there?  The review on imdb made it sound promising.  If so could you post a link here?  Anyone that can help me find this I will be so grateful and you will aslo contribute to driving my wife up the wall.  :D  Thanks.





Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 25 Jan 2009 - 09:46
Is there an english friendly print of Gangters 70 out there? 
It seems it was dubbed into English though i've yet to hear of any video release in this language,only versions i've seen are the German dvd and a copy of the Italian tv master tape.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Col. Mortimer on 15 Feb 2009 - 01:36
The Big Racket
High Crime
Highway Racer
The Violent Professionals
Rome Armed to the Teeth
A Special Cop in Action
Il Boss
Street Law
Violent Rome
The Cynic, the Rat, and the Fist
Manhunt
Emergency Squad
Rabid Dogs
The Hired Gun
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Cabal on 17 Aug 2009 - 07:01
My top:

Milano Calibro 9
Il Boss
Revolver
Violent City
Il Giorno della civetta
The Street Law
Cani Arrabbiati
Io Ho Paura
Poliziotti Violenti
Banditi A Milano
La Polizia Ringrazia
A Ciascuno il Suo
Uomo della strada fa giustizia, L'
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: horrorC.K. on 23 Jan 2010 - 08:19
My faves :

- The boss
- Violent Naples
- terror in Roma
- From the police...with thanks
- Days of terror
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 23 Jan 2010 - 09:40
- Days of terror
What's that Cees?
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: horrorC.K. on 23 Jan 2010 - 10:40
- Days of terror
What's that Cees?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073792/

'Days of terror' is the title of it on Dutch Manhattan Video.
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Post by: Operazione Bianchi on 23 Jan 2010 - 12:20

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073792/

'Days of terror' is the title of it on Dutch Manhattan Video.

That`s a nice one ! Great performance by Dallesandro and the title-song rules  ::)
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 23 Jan 2010 - 12:29
the title-song rules  ::)
Always reminds me of 'Here Comes the Sun' by The Beatles.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Operazione Bianchi on 23 Jan 2010 - 12:32
My faves are :

Shoot first , die later
Death Hunt
Last desperate hours
Violent Naples
Una donna per sette bastardi
Terror in Roma
Bloody Friday
Teenage prostitution Racket
Rome Armed to the Teeth
I guappi non si toccano

Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 23 Jan 2010 - 13:48
- Days of terror
What's that Cees?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073792/

'Days of terror' is the title of it on Dutch Manhattan Video.
Gotcha, i've never heard it under that title before.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: ChrisCasey on 23 Jan 2010 - 22:47
I will readily admit that I have not seen nearly as many of the classic Italian Crime Films as I have seen Italian Westerns.  But, I have yet to have an entirely unpleasant experience with any of the Crime films I have seen.

My favorites, thus far, are:

HIGH CRIME
VIOLENT CITY
HEROIN BUSTERS
IL BOSS
THE BIG RACKET
STREET LAW
CONTRABAND
GAMBLING CITY
KILLER VS KILLERS

I am sure there are others, but the titles escape me for the moment.

Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 23 Jan 2010 - 22:57
I will readily admit that I have not seen nearly as many of the classic Italian Crime Films as I have seen Italian Westerns.  But, I have yet to have an entirely unpleasant experience with any of the Crime films I have seen.

My favorites, thus far, are:

HIGH CRIME
VIOLENT CITY
HEROIN BUSTERS
IL BOSS
THE BIG RACKET
STREET LAW
CONTRABAND
GAMBLING CITY
KILLER VS KILLERS

I am sure there are others, but the titles escape me for the moment.


All good films there Amigo.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Spaghetti Hero on 24 Jan 2010 - 08:59
KILLER VS KILLERS
Yikes all good movies on your list in my opinion except for the above. Damn I had a time liking that one after seeing Di Leo's other splendid entries in the genre. Too low-budget and just plain boring for me.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Spaghetti Hero on 24 Jan 2010 - 09:02
... and my own favourite in the genre so far is without doubt Damiani's Confessions of a Police Captain ... Bloody brilliant. Followed by Di Leo's classic 'trilogy'.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 24 Jan 2010 - 09:02
KILLER VS KILLERS
Yikes all good movies on your list in my opinion except for the above. Damn I had a time liking that one after seeing Di Leo's other splendid entries in the genre. Too low-budget and just plain boring for me.
I'd still say it's an enjoyable enough film, not as good as Di Leo's classics granted but it's ok for a late entry.
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 24 Jan 2010 - 09:03
KILLER VS KILLERS
Yikes all good movies on your list in my opinion except for the above. Damn I had a time liking that one after seeing Di Leo's other splendid entries in the genre. Too low-budget and just plain boring for me.
I'd still say it's an enjoyable enough film, not as good as Di Leo's classics granted but it's ok for a late entry.

If you take it for what it is then it's loads of fun - if you go in expecting another MILANO CALIBRO 9 then you're going to be disappointed.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Spaghetti Hero on 24 Jan 2010 - 09:51
KILLER VS KILLERS
Yikes all good movies on your list in my opinion except for the above. Damn I had a time liking that one after seeing Di Leo's other splendid entries in the genre. Too low-budget and just plain boring for me.
I'd still say it's an enjoyable enough film, not as good as Di Leo's classics granted but it's ok for a late entry.

If you take it for what it is then it's loads of fun - if you go in expecting another MILANO CALIBRO 9 then you're going to be disappointed.
Oh yes probably. Still never going to make my favourite Italian crime list. Too many better movies out there for that ever to happen :)
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: ChrisCasey on 24 Jan 2010 - 15:47
I am an unrepentant Henry Silva fan---so, that is why I ranked KILLER VS. KILLERS.  :D

I've not yet seen MILANO CALIBRO 9, by the way.
Probably need to remedy that.

Again, like I said in my initial post, I haven't seen all that many of the Crime films.

Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Kevin Coed on 24 Jan 2010 - 16:20
I am an unrepentant Henry Silva fan---so, that is why I ranked KILLER VS. KILLERS.  :D


You don't need to justify it; quite a few of us here are fans of this film. Good, mindless entertainment that doesn't give a fuck.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Jonny on 24 Jan 2010 - 16:34
I am an unrepentant Henry Silva fan---so, that is why I ranked KILLER VS. KILLERS.  :D


You don't need to justify it; quite a few of us here are fans of this film. Good, mindless entertainment that doesn't give a fuck.

What's not to like about it? It's a winner  ::)

Killer vs Killers - Thread (http://www.lovelockandload.net/forum/index.php?topic=522.0)
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 24 Jan 2010 - 16:38
What's not to like about it? It's a winner  ::)

Killer vs Killers - Thread (http://www.lovelockandload.net/forum/index.php?topic=522.0)

When the old forum was running I think I was the only one, apart from Vigilanteforce, who'd actually watched it and I encouraged everyone else to remedy that situation.

Probably the only good thing I've ever done with my life.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Spaghetti Hero on 24 Jan 2010 - 17:25
I've not yet seen MILANO CALIBRO 9, by the way.
Oh you should certainly do that Chris. I guarantee you that it will blow "Killers.." right out of your list  ;D
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Michael Blanton on 24 Jan 2010 - 18:20
When the old forum was running I think I was the only one, apart from Vigilanteforce, who'd actually watched it and I encouraged everyone else to remedy that situation.

Probably the only good thing I've ever done with my life.

At least you've done something.  :D
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: romantico on 06 Sep 2010 - 16:48
I do not know what to write as there are so many . 8) :( ::)
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: chips on 16 Oct 2010 - 07:32
Live Like A Cop,Die Like A Man  1976
Napoli Spara (Weapons Of Death) 1977
Stunt Squad 1977
Milano Violenta (Bloody Payroll) 1976
The Cynic The Rat and The Fist 1977
Blazing Magnum 1976
Cani Arrabbiati (Rabid Dogs) 1974
Rico (Cauldron Of Death) 1973
Milan Calibre 9 1971
Violent Rome 1975
Cant get enough of the whole genre really
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: argento on 02 Nov 2010 - 13:57
 Here is my list
 1 Brothers till we die (Lenzi not a great director but its all in focus Tomas Milian is great as the hunchback )
 2 Violent Rome (good kick in the balls to L.Rossi.)
 3 Free hand for a tough cop ( good macho stuff by Maurizio Merli)
 4 Cynic the rat and the fist (slimy John Saxon)
 5 Violent City ( good imitation of Point Blank by Sollima)
 6 Revolver (great Morricone score) Olly Reed going mental
 7 Violent Naples (although Ive only seen the Uk version)
 8 Once upon atime in America
 9 Naples Connection ( Typical Fulci OTT violence)
 10 Weapons of Death ( grimy Mario Caiano flick )
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Filmbar70 on 03 Feb 2011 - 10:50
Top 5...
1. Bandits of Milan (Banditi a Milano)
2. Almost Human (Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare)
3. Milano Calibro 9
4. Man Hunt (La mala ordina)
5. Anna, a particular pleasure (Anna, quel particolare piacere)
With a special shout out to Syndicate Sadists (Il giustiziere sfida la città) - silly, but fun.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: vaultkeeper on 12 Mar 2011 - 19:24
1. Almost Human
2. Contraband
3. Roma Violenta
4. Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man
5. Napoli Violenta
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: wayne on 03 Apr 2011 - 12:58
#1 : Paura in citta
#2: Colt 38 Special Squad
#3: Il Boss
#4: Napoli Violenta
#5: Milano Violenta
#6: Poliziotti Violenti
#7: Roma a mano armata
#8: Racket
#9: Contraband
#10: Milano caliber 9
#11: Street Law

... but so much still to be seen :)
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Post by: Jonny on 03 Apr 2011 - 13:07
#1 : Paura in citta
#2: Colt 38 Special Squad
#3: Il Boss
#4: Napoli Violenta
#5: Milano Violenta
#6: Poliziotti Violenti
#7: Roma a mano armata
#8: Racket
#9: Contraband
#10: Milano caliber 9
#11: Street Law

... but so much still to be seen :)

Some great choices there mate. Haven't watched 'Paura' in years, might give it another look this week now you've brought it up.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: wayne on 03 Apr 2011 - 13:25
Some great choices there mate. Haven't watched 'Paura' in years, might give it another look this week now you've brought it up.

Thanks jonny ... my only gripe with the movie is the soundtrack, which is good, but with an micalizzi oder de angelis score this movie would be through the roof :)
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: VTSS on 15 Nov 2011 - 21:29
Nigel Maskell 's top 10 Eurocrime viewing is up on day 15 (!) of our EURO CRIME MONTH over at VTSS:
http://bit.ly/tJUjJB
Cracking choices as you might expect from the IFR man...
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Scyther on 11 Dec 2011 - 14:27
Violent Professionals, Citta Violenta, anything from Di Leo, Blazing Magnum, the list goes on and on... :-\
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Longsden on 26 Jan 2012 - 08:59
I am relatively new to the genre and I have completely and utterly fallen in love. I am still skimming the surface with the well known titles but I am slowly getting hold of fan subbed copies. So far the highlights are Almost Human, Roma Violenta, The Big Racket, Contraband, Emergency Squad, Live Like a Cop Die Like a Man.

Di Leo blu box on order, can't wait to get deeper into the genre ::)
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Scyther on 26 Jan 2012 - 22:22
I am relatively new to the genre and I have completely and utterly fallen in love. I am still skimming the surface with the well known titles but I am slowly getting hold of fan subbed copies. So far the highlights are Almost Human, Roma Violenta, The Big Racket, Contraband, Emergency Squad, Live Like a Cop Die Like a Man.

Di Leo blu box on order, can't wait to get deeper into the genre ::)

You're going to have a great time with the Di Leo box, mate! Dive in and enjoy!  :P
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Collins on 02 Sep 2012 - 13:49
only recently came across this genre. have seen the naples connection, the big racket, street law, almost human and the marseille connection. my favourite so far is the big racket.
Title: Re: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Jonny on 02 Sep 2012 - 17:21
only recently came across this genre. have seen the naples connection, the big racket, street law, almost human and the marseille connection. my favourite so far is the big racket.

Big Racket is a favourite of mine too mate!
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Collins on 02 Sep 2012 - 17:35
the midnight movies crime boxset is terrific and available for just under a tenner from amazon at the minute.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: unuuk1 on 26 Sep 2012 - 18:14
weapons of death(napoli spara)/cry of the prostitute(quelli che contano) two Henry Silva classics!! :)
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: ginny on 10 Dec 2012 - 15:08
The Naples Connection (Contraband)
Almost Human
Manhunt In The City
Rome Armed To The Teeth
Violent Naples
Violent Rome
Weapons Of Death
The Boss
Manhunt
Fearless Fuzz
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: slizwiz on 11 Jun 2015 - 13:15
Milano Calibre 9
The Big Racket
The Boss
Violent Naples
Street Law
Emergency Squad
38 Special Squad
Rome: Armed to the Teeth
Contraband
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: friedrich on 07 Sep 2015 - 19:28
I just love Roma Violenta, Uomini Si Nasce Poliziotti Si Muore, revolver.
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Sangraal on 15 May 2016 - 15:41
I might as well throw in a list of my favourite italocrime movies (in no particular order) to celebrate my first post in this forum.

...e tanta paura (Bloody Peanuts, 1976)
La polizia ha le mani legate (Killer Cop, 1974)
Squadra antifurto (Hit Squad, 1976)
Il Trucido E Lo Sbirro (Tough Cop, 1976)
I Padroni della città (Mister Scarface, 1976)
La Banda del gobbo (Brothers Till We Die, 1978)
Uomini si nasce poliziotti si muore (Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man, 1976)
La mala ordina (Manhunt in the City, 1972)
Napoli Violenta (Violent Naples, 1976)
Morte sospetta di una minorenne (Suspected Death of a Minor, 1975)
Cani arrabbiati (Kidnapped, 1974)
Il Giustiziere sfida la città (One Just Man, 1975)
Squadra antitruffa (1977)
Squadra antiscippo (The Cop in Blue Jeans, 1976)
Milano odia: la polizia non può sparare (Almost Human, 1974)
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Russell22 on 17 May 2016 - 15:00
Anything with Maurizio Merli...end of.   ;D
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Farmer_J on 18 May 2016 - 07:41
Yeah same here, plus these ones:

Stunt Squad
Killer Cop
Gambling City
Contraband
The Sicillian Connection
Rabid Dogs
Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man
Big Racket
Suspected Death of a Minor
Bloody Payroll
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Longsden on 18 May 2016 - 14:08
Anything with Marcel Bozzuffi
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: streetlaw on 07 Jul 2017 - 06:01
Almost Human
Streetlaw
Special Cop In Action

 :)
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: streetlaw on 07 Jul 2017 - 06:02
Oh and, Come cani arrabbiati (Like Rabid Dogs)
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Jonny on 08 Jul 2017 - 15:14
Good choices!
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Cinephagous on 26 Aug 2020 - 09:02
Milano Calibro 9 (Fernando Di Leo)
Il Boss (Fernando Di Leo)
Rabid Dogs (Mario Bava)
La Piovra TV series (Damiano Damiani and others)
Il grande racket (Enzo G. Castellari)
Pizza connection (Damiano Damiani)
Morte sospetta di una minorenne (Sergio Martino)
La polizia chiede aiuto (Massimo Dallamano)

 :'( :)
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Russell22 on 30 Sep 2020 - 11:32
Violent Rome
Violent Naples
Manhunt
Crimebusters
The Big Racket
Rabid Dogs
Gambling City
Colt 38 special squad
Stunt Squad
Title: Re: What Are Your Favourite Italian Crime Flicks
Post by: Dr Walpurgis on 30 Sep 2020 - 16:17
The Di Leos are the best, but Napoli violenta is my favourite.