Euro Cult Movie Forum => Police & Crime => Topic started by: vigilanteforce on 12 Jul 2007 - 20:19

Title: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 12 Jul 2007 - 20:19
Quoting myself from the CONTRABAND thread!

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I was quite surprised to see such a thing in a crime film- I guess Caiano could have done great in the cannibal genre as well Undecided NAPOLI SPARA- that movie is so wild! The scene where the robbers attack that train, the truck chase and that little Fiat car falling down the cliff and exploding, the pregnant woman getting beaten in the opening scene, the castration, etc.... Only the Genarino kid and the comedic music theme were used as comic relief but its fine- I love that movie! Hoping to get the XXX version of Caiano's LA SVASTICA NEL VENTRE/NAZI LOVE CAMP 27 soon!

What are your thoughts on this crime classic?
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 12 Jul 2007 - 20:30
NAPOLI VIOLENTA pt.2!!
Absolute classic with some great actions scenes and a cast of familar faces,this really is a MUST for those who haven't seen it.
(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/5921/p7110253ye2.jpg) (http://img481.imageshack.us/img481/9227/p5260155dy5.jpg)
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 12 Jul 2007 - 21:04
I think there was a German DVD of the movie which was a cut version? Have you seen what it looks like Stephen?
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 12 Jul 2007 - 21:07
I think there was a German DVD of the movie which was a cut version? Have you seen what it looks like Stephen?
No i haven't seen it but i've been told it's cut,sad thing is that it's on the usually reliable KochMedia label.
I think Jonny or Comp might have it as i remember reading something about it on the old forum.
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 12 Jul 2007 - 21:24
Johny, Comp, could you post a screenshot of the German disc here?
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Paul on 12 Jul 2007 - 22:59
Hey fellas - I've not got a disc of this and had no idea it was available. This is one of the few well-known cop flicks that I've not actuall seen.
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Jonny on 13 Jul 2007 - 08:26
Johny, Comp, could you post a screenshot of the German disc here?

Haven't got the German disc to hand at the moment, I'll try and locate it but I think I binned it! I remember getting it and was looking forward to putting an English soundtrack on it, ripped the elements to my hard drive and started work only to find it was cut, bullet hits and point blank machine gunning action during the train heist... I think I was so annoyed I might have broken it.
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 13 Jul 2007 - 08:47
Johny, I know what you mean, I would be really mad as well if I were you. I would just be curious to see if the disc looks good despite the cuts. Was it remastered and widescreen?
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 13 Jul 2007 - 08:51
They (KochMedia) also released the lovely looking VIOLENT NAPLES disc around the same time,i think this is the edition Alfa Digital/LFVW used for their English language release.
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Jonny on 13 Jul 2007 - 08:53
Was it remastered and widescreen?

Yes, it looked really good, similar to the Napoli violenta disc they put out that, as Stephen said, Alfa used for their boot.
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 13 Jul 2007 - 08:55
Yes, it looked really good, similar to the Napoli violenta disc they put out that, as Stephen said, Alfa used for their boot.
Such a shame Napoli spara! was cut,though at least we know there is a good looking print out there and can hope that someday someone will decide to release it.
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 29 Jul 2007 - 09:25
Check out this cool little piece about a meeting with Leonard Mann,hopefully we'll get a full interview with him soon.

 http://www.filmforno.com/?p=65  (http://www.filmforno.com/?p=65)
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 29 Jul 2007 - 12:05
Johny, Comp, could you post a screenshot of the German disc here?

Haven't got the German disc to hand at the moment, I'll try and locate it but I think I binned it! I remember getting it and was looking forward to putting an English soundtrack on it, ripped the elements to my hard drive and started work only to find it was cut, bullet hits and point blank machine gunning action during the train heist... I think I was so annoyed I might have broken it.
I suppose the cut version could be used and the uncut scenes added (even if the quality isn't as good) or is this too hard cos i ain't got a clue
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 29 Jul 2007 - 12:26
Birmingham's answer to Franco Cleef might be able to work his magic hopefully ;) ;)
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Mart85 on 29 Jul 2007 - 17:39
I tried doing that thing once before for THE LONG DAYS OF VENGEANCE but my PC couldn't handle it and would crash once I had loaded an hours worth of fucking editing.  Did my head in.  You need a good machine to do that kind of thing.
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Fray G on 25 Aug 2007 - 13:27
This film is a blast! It's got tons of great action set pieces in it (the car going off the cliff and the carnage inside it was a high point) and it even has a very satisfying conclusion with the crippled kid from Violent Naples.
I've been itching to see some more hard-boiled polizia action and this is a top drawer number.

I recognised the bloke who played the child abductor from somewhere, can't remember which movie it is though, the scenes in the prison involving him brought a couple of tears to the eyes  >:(

 
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Jonny on 29 Aug 2007 - 10:16
I found that copy of the German DVD this morning! Here's some grabs...

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/wep1.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/wep2.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/wep3.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/wep4.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/wep5.jpg)
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Paul on 29 Aug 2007 - 10:25
That's nice - are you going to dub this, mate? Hope so, as I've never seen the flick.
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Jonny on 29 Aug 2007 - 10:27
That's nice - are you going to dub this, mate? Hope so, as I've never seen the flick.

As mentioned earlier in this thread, the German DVD is cut. I started dubbing it a few years ago but stopped when I realised it was cut, maybe I could insert the cut footage? I'd just need a mint DVD-R of the VHS as mine's a couple of generations down...
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 29 Aug 2007 - 11:09
A have a great-looking DVD-R of the UK VHS  ::)

I have the VHS itself as well so perhaps I could make a higher quality recording of the cut footage only.
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Jonny on 29 Aug 2007 - 11:21
A have a great-looking DVD-R of the UK VHS  ::)

I have the VHS itself as well so perhaps I could make a higher quality recording of the cut footage only.

Sounds good to me! Let me have a look at both versions this afternoon so I can check if anything else is cut apart from the train heist, any ideas what might also be cut?
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 29 Aug 2007 - 11:42
What about that gory castration scene?  :-\
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Jonny on 29 Aug 2007 - 11:45
What about that gory castration scene?  :-\

Haha! Yes, I'll run through them both today. I'll get back to you with any info I find.  :'(
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 29 Aug 2007 - 12:25
i've got an uncut Dutch release on ebay at the moment :-\

seller: spara73
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 14 Sep 2007 - 09:10
A have a great-looking DVD-R of the UK VHS  ::)

Just got a mint quality copy myself this morning from Mr Waite ;),finally the sound is perfect as every dupe i've had before has been low with hiss/noise.
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: MarcMorris on 14 Sep 2007 - 10:40
I also have a mint UK video release - on the Inter-Ocean label in an intact carton  ;D
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 14 Sep 2007 - 11:04
I also have a mint UK video release - on the Inter-Ocean label in an intact carton  ;D
mines a cut down 995 release :-[
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 14 Sep 2007 - 12:04
I also have a mint UK video release - on the Inter-Ocean label in an intact carton  ;D
Has one myself years back in a cut up carton but it had been played to death and was a bit ropey,think it was an ex-rental.I ended up selling it on Ebay and got a tenner,should have kept it really along with that Sicililian Checkmate :D :-\
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 25 Oct 2007 - 10:03
Italian release

(http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/8304/napolisparazt0.jpg)
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 26 Oct 2007 - 19:34
Dutch release


(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/5864/weaponsofdeathdutchsz0.jpg)
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 27 Oct 2007 - 14:00
How does that Dutch EVC tape compare to the UK Interocean Tanzi,is it a lbx print?Thanks
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 27 Oct 2007 - 14:06
Johny's composite is coming soon so we won't be needing any of these tapes anymore  ::) Love this movie!
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 27 Oct 2007 - 16:53
How does that Dutch EVC tape compare to the UK Interocean Tanzi,is it a lbx print?Thanks
I am quite sure it is the same print as the pre-cert, semi-ltbx . :D
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Jonny on 27 Oct 2007 - 18:41
Johny's composite is coming soon so we won't be needing any of these tapes anymore  ::) Love this movie!

I'm starting work next week  :D
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: fdsmedia on 15 Dec 2007 - 12:02
A fandub of this release using an Italian TV print has just been uploaded to Tracker 3 - looks promising!


(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g98/JJJunkk/spar-11.jpg)

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g98/JJJunkk/spar-4.jpg)

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g98/JJJunkk/spar-6.jpg)

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g98/JJJunkk/spar-2.jpg)

Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Jonny on 15 Dec 2007 - 12:09
Doesn't look too bad, do you know if it's uncut Magnus?
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: fdsmedia on 15 Dec 2007 - 12:23
I have no idea... the info says run time is 1h 26m 12s
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 15 Dec 2007 - 12:59
I think it looks a bit better than the UK precert.
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Jonny on 17 Dec 2007 - 15:42
I've downloaded the AVI of 'Napoli Spara" and converted it to DVD. 16:9 enhanced, OAR and seems to be fully uncut.

The two main scenes that were missing from the German DVD are intact in this print, namely the machine gunning of one of the train robbers by his fellow gang member and the castration in the prison.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/1aNapoliSpara1.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/1aNapoliSpara2.jpg)

I was thinking of editing the cut footage back into the German DVD but I'm in two minds now as to whether it's worth the effort as this new version is in pretty good shape.

Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: fdsmedia on 17 Dec 2007 - 15:53
Thanks for the info Jonny, haven't been able to check it out myself yet.  :P
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: paperbag on 18 Dec 2007 - 02:25
It took me 3 days to download it but it was well worth it
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 18 Dec 2007 - 02:35
I was thinking of editing the cut footage back into the German DVD but I'm in two minds now as to whether it's worth the effort as this new version is in pretty good shape.

Meaning the Koch disc? Be forewarned, Jonny: it's the wrong ratio. It's 16x9 all right, but it's like a 4x3 image partially matted down by letterboxing. I compared the Koch disc to my Video Search of Miami dvd-r, and the Koch disc is missing some image area.

In fact, there's a lot of ratio screwiness where this title is concerned. That VSOM disc has one shot -- an explosion, I think -- that plays full screen, whereas the rest of the movie is presented 16x9. Must've got that shot from a different source...

Good luck, though, and keep up the good work with the fan dubs and all. It sounds as if you're doing a lot for Eurocrime fandom...
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Jonny on 18 Dec 2007 - 10:48
Here's some grabs comparing the Italian TV version and the German DVD

Italian

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/1aNapoliItalian.jpg)

German

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/1aNapoliGerman.jpg)

Italian

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/1aNapoliItaliana.jpg)

German

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/1aNapoliGermana.jpg)

Italian

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/1aNapoliItalianb.jpg)

German

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/1aNapoliGermanb.jpg)
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: MarcMorris on 18 Dec 2007 - 12:13
The German DVD has been colour graded much better than the Italian TV master.
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 19 Dec 2007 - 02:09
Okay, just so guys don't think my contention about wrong ratios on the German disc is the raving of a madman, check out how many of Silva's fingers are showing in these two frame caps. These are from the exact same moment in the film.

German dvd
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u141/blahyadablah_photos/koch.jpg)

Video Search of Miami disc
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u141/blahyadablah_photos/vsom.jpg)
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Jonny on 19 Dec 2007 - 11:21
Okay, just so guys don't think my contention about wrong ratios on the German disc is the raving of a madman, check out how many of Silva's fingers are showing in these two frame caps. These are from the exact same moment in the film.

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

Video Search of Miami disc
([url]http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u141/blahyadablah_photos/vsom.jpg[/url])


Couldn't it just be something as simple as the guy who did the telecine on the VSOM transfer used a more open matte for that transfer rather than the other versions being in the wrong ratio? Non anamorphic 35mm films are shot utilising the entire frame (1.33:1) and the frame is then cropped (intentionally) by the projector to 1.85:1 for theatrical presentations. Therefore if the telecine guy who did the transfer for the print used in the VSOM version used a more open matte than 1.85:1 ie 1.77:1 then more of the frame would be exposed just like in your sceen grabs...
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: MarcMorris on 19 Dec 2007 - 13:11
That's very true Jonny. Either way, the german DVD looks much nicer than the VSoM boot.
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 19 Dec 2007 - 13:29
Problem with the German disc is that its cut (missing violence) and that its hardly available anywhere. The VSOM print looks OK for their shitty standards. 
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: MarcMorris on 19 Dec 2007 - 13:37
Seems to me that a composite fan DVD is in order.
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 19 Dec 2007 - 13:49

Couldn't it just be something as simple as the guy who did the telecine on the VSOM transfer used a more open matte for that transfer rather than the other versions being in the wrong ratio? Non anamorphic 35mm films are shot utilising the entire frame (1.33:1) and the frame is then cropped (intentionally) by the projector to 1.85:1 for theatrical presentations. Therefore if the telecine guy who did the transfer for the print used in the VSOM version used a more open matte than 1.85:1 ie 1.77:1 then more of the frame would be exposed just like in your sceen grabs...

Yeah, you are probably right, Jonny. Until I saw the screen caps for the Italian, the only thing I had to compare the Koch DVD to was my VSoM copy -- oh, and someone had warned me against buying the German disc on the Spaghetti Western Web Board, saying the ratio was off. Again, just wanted to prove I wasn't a raving madman for seeing a slight framing difference.

Don't mean to knock the German disc; it IS gorgeous, even lacking English audio and with whatever cuts it has.
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Jonny on 19 Dec 2007 - 13:55
Seems to me that a composite fan DVD is in order.

I'm checking the German DVD to see just exactly what's missing and will make a start over the weekend.

Mike, I never thought for a minute you were a raving madman.  :-X
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Johan Melle on 19 Dec 2007 - 19:44
The German DVD definitely looks superior to the others. Looks like a fun film too - what is it with that Gennarino kid? Lol!
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 19 Dec 2007 - 20:04
what is it with that Gennarino kid?

I wonder if his father was Mario Deda as both share the same surname and both starred in 3 films together-NAPOLI VIOLENTA,NAPOLI SPARA and LA PAGELLA.

Massimo Deda                                Mario Deda
(http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/6936/65900sm4.jpg)   (http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/6775/214500no5.jpg)
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Jonny on 16 Jan 2008 - 20:51
Received in the post today two nice UK pre-cert carton VHS releases... Small carton version and the large version...

(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/3431/wod1fm2.jpg)

Small carton has a fold out front...

(http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/9848/wod6os4.jpg)

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/6272/wod5wr1.jpg)

(http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/3006/wod4ta1.jpg)

Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Pollanet on 16 Jan 2008 - 21:21
what is it with that Gennarino kid?

I wonder if his father was Mario Deda as both share the same surname and both starred in 3 films together-NAPOLI VIOLENTA,NAPOLI SPARA and LA PAGELLA.

Massimo Deda                                Mario Deda
([url]http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/6936/65900sm4.jpg[/url])   ([url]http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/6775/214500no5.jpg[/url])



seems to remember that Lenzi said that Mario Deda had a role in the production of the movies...

some years ago I get the address of Massimo Deda, aehm... not in a really legal way, however I discovered that he lived in Naples yet with his brother

I thought to write him for an interview for pollanet squad, after I loose his address  ???
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 16 Jan 2008 - 21:37
some years ago I get the address of Massimo Deda, aehm... not in a really legal way, however I discovered that he lived in Naples yet with his brother
I thought to write him for an interview for pollanet squad, after I loose his address  ???
Now that would've been very cool,wonder if he knows how popular these films are?
I've got a copy of ONORE A GUAPPARIA on the way which he also starred in,think he made it straight after NAPOLI VIOLENTA with Pino Mauro.

Great tapes btw Jonny :'(
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 17 Jan 2008 - 00:13


([url]http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/3006/wod4ta1.jpg[/url])



I will be hitching my way to Burnley to relieve you of this tape ;D

Seriously, well done mate that's a find ::)
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death/Napoli Spara (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 26 Jan 2008 - 17:12
(http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/787/img062zb5.jpg)
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Jonny on 16 Mar 2010 - 14:13
Well, it took me long enough but I finally got around to editing the uncut sections back into the German DVD and then dubbing the whole thing in to English. Just finished it this afternoon.

Does anyone know if there's a trailer anywhere for this film?
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 16 Mar 2010 - 20:03
Nice one Jonny!
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 16 Mar 2010 - 20:54
Nice one Jonny!

Yep!  ::)
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 16 Mar 2010 - 22:18
I have that same big box Inter-Ocean tape
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Jonny on 22 Mar 2010 - 08:10
Does anyone have this in Italian? If so can anyone send me a rip of the Italian audio track?
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 22 Mar 2010 - 09:06
Does anyone have this in Italian? If so can anyone send me a rip of the Italian audio track?
I can't do any copies at the moment but i can send you the Italian tape I have Jonny.
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Jonny on 22 Mar 2010 - 09:13
I can't do any copies at the moment but i can send you the Italian tape I have Jonny.

That would be splendid sir!  :P
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Nuno on 04 Dec 2011 - 20:56
Original Portuguese 1st Edition VHS
Video Label: Imavideo
Release Year: 1988

More Pîcs: http://nuno-dvdcollection.blogspot.com/2011/12/weapons-of-death-1977.html
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XVjNvbZP_kY/TtprstPLq5I/AAAAAAAANTs/QQlQYRK1fa4/s400/015a.JPG)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-w0KPY5OEJio/TtpsaooYCsI/AAAAAAAANVU/pmRnanx3Dyc/s400/015c.JPG)

(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/1066/firmanuno.gif) (http://nuno-dvdcollection.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Jonny on 23 Nov 2012 - 12:13
There's an Italian DVD out now apparently. Would post cover art etc but I'm posting from my phone.

Anyone know if it's uncut? How's the av etc?
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Jonny on 23 Nov 2012 - 20:09
Box art, might not be real (probably isn't), nicked from Bloodbuster's Facebook page...


(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/4349/sparaj.jpg)


EDIT: It's obviously not real cover art now I look at it. Obviously a cobbled together bit of tat :-*
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Renato on 25 Nov 2012 - 09:48
I bought the italian dvd at least 4 years ago... they sold it only in news-stands, as far as I know it never had a regular distribution.

1h26m34s, only italian language... very dark as you can see:

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Title: Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Luca Canali on 25 Nov 2012 - 10:29
Thanks for the screens Renato. My Inter-Ocean pre-cert looks better than that!  ;D   (As of course does Jonny's fan dub)
Pity, really needs a decent release. A top 10-15 Euro crime for me.
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: burningcity on 25 Nov 2012 - 13:19
If you go to DVD.IT, they have the new version for sale from a company TERMINAL VIDEO for 8.99. Don't know if it's better than the old Hobby & Work release but I'm sure someone will buy it and we'll find out.
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 21 Sep 2015 - 10:09
Mario Caiano has sadly passed away at the age of 82. R.I.P.
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 21 Sep 2015 - 17:04
Sad news. From Nightmare Castle and The Fighting Fists of Shanghai Joe (a personal fav) to Weapons of Death, his films were always pure entertainment. RIP
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Russell22 on 22 Sep 2015 - 14:56
Very sad news, RIP :'(
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Roy Munson on 25 Mar 2017 - 15:14
Read over at the Rock Shock Pop forum that Weapons of Death is getting a blu ray release along with Special Cop in Action. The pre sale is currently up just now - cost me £37.05 to ship to the UK

http://www.rockshockpop.com/forums/showthread.php?12235-The-Official-Dorado-Films-Thread&p=149819&viewfull=1#post149819 (http://www.rockshockpop.com/forums/showthread.php?12235-The-Official-Dorado-Films-Thread&p=149819&viewfull=1#post149819)

http://doradofilms.com/ (http://doradofilms.com/)
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Longsden on 27 Mar 2017 - 10:06
Yeah, but is it actually going to fucking happen?
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: logboy on 27 Mar 2017 - 14:46
Yeah, but is it actually going to fucking happen?

it should do. they have the license to lots of italian crime films. personally, i find the price extortionate. the trend for labels trying to sell directly to increase their profit margins with editions slightly different to retail discs is sadly coinciding with a poor exchange rate for those of us importing from the UK. i don't agree with the arguments it's necessary, i currently see it as anti-competitive and centered around collector's, scalpers too. it seem to be about nerves, because although the physical market is shaky, there are companies managing to do various niche genres at prices that are lower, with quality more reliably there. the last dorado disc - the franco obscurities - wasn't received that well, so i'm hesitant to do anything other than wait on reviews and a retail edition that's widely-available. still accept the idea of passing things over if they turn out to be poor discs and atypically-high prices - reluctant, but voting with my money to show i won't put-up with bad presentations of films, however likely (or not) it is for them to appear again elsewhere at some point.
Title: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Roy Munson on 28 Mar 2017 - 06:58
Yeah, but is it actually going to fucking happen?

it should do. they have the license to lots of italian crime films. personally, i find the price extortionate. the trend for labels trying to sell directly to increase their profit margins with editions slightly different to retail discs is sadly coinciding with a poor exchange rate for those of us importing from the UK. i don't agree with the arguments it's necessary, i currently see it as anti-competitive and centered around collector's, scalpers too. it seem to be about nerves, because although the physical market is shaky, there are companies managing to do various niche genres at prices that are lower, with quality more reliably there. the last dorado disc - the franco obscurities - wasn't received that well, so i'm hesitant to do anything other than wait on reviews and a retail edition that's widely-available. still accept the idea of passing things over if they turn out to be poor discs and atypically-high prices - reluctant, but voting with my money to show i won't put-up with bad presentations of films, however likely (or not) it is for them to appear again elsewhere at some point.

Just happy that someone is showing an interest in releasing Eurocrime on blu Ray as there are very few releases just now. Sure the price is a bit steep for the Dorado set. Hopefully the Arrow release of The Climber will sell well and lead to some further blu rays of films that haven't yet had a blu ray or DVD release.


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Title: Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: logboy on 28 Mar 2017 - 10:59

Just happy that someone is showing an interest in releasing Eurocrime on blu Ray as there are very few releases just now. Sure the price is a bit steep for the Dorado set. Hopefully the Arrow release of The Climber will sell well and lead to some further blu rays of films that haven't yet had a blu ray or DVD release.


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i would be happy too, but right now my mind is in a place where i've seen far too much pulling apart of presentations of films on BD to be happy with just any presentation. even at a low price. it has to be good, because i fear there's something of a silent crowd out there that's not tied to any interest in labels, styles of cases, or other so-called special editions or spine numbers that are walking away from physical media, people who use discs to watch the films and still remember the search for films in complete and decent forms - leaving it essentially reliant upon what determines itself to be a hardcore crowd (usually willing to overpay and lower expectations of the actual content) and they won't be removed from their position in a manner which is remotely logical or film-centric, and it's done a lot of distortion, if not a lot of damage too.

i can't see 'the climber' doing much for arrow. looks like a second tier, fanbase-only entry for the type of film. not a major hitter in name or reputation, but certainly known of in certain circles.
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Jonny on 28 Mar 2017 - 12:09
I'll not be buying the Dorado blu, too expensive and it's not even a real remaster as far as I know? Just a HD scan of a cinema print, which isn't that much of a step up from the DVD we already have. I've ordered The Climber blu though.
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Russell22 on 02 May 2017 - 11:52
I'll not be buying the Dorado blu, too expensive and it's not even a real remaster as far as I know? Just a HD scan of a cinema print, which isn't that much of a step up from the DVD we already have. I've ordered The Climber blu though.

Yeah, I've heard people talking about how it's a 4K remaster, which technically it is, but only from a 35mm print, not the original neg, so the results will be debatable to say the least. I've ordered it, but im not confident it will be up to that much given how the Franco set apparently looked (I've not personally seen it) and "The Night of the Scorpion" blu which looks pretty mediocre from all accounts.
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: logboy on 03 May 2017 - 09:28
I'll not be buying the Dorado blu, too expensive and it's not even a real remaster as far as I know? Just a HD scan of a cinema print, which isn't that much of a step up from the DVD we already have. I've ordered The Climber blu though.

i've tried questioning a couple of companies trying the direct sales route on BD's they're producing, and am not having a lot of luck getting a matter-of-fact response that's detailed and satisfactory with what are being touted (sometimes packaged as) special editions with lavish packaging or simply numbered sleeves and coloured cases. seems to me audio and picture quality are very much lost issues, all too often.

it instinctively makes me unhappy, given that it's apparently anti-competitive and offers cover for poorer work that won't be subjecting itself to such a large audience off the bat. unfortunately, i can see enough people willing to accept sub-par discs at high prices (or little extra beyond a later standard edition) if they're sold initially in expensive limited editions - many presentations look poor in retrospect, but accepting or not arguing for better prior to release of a disc that can still be worked on and is asking a price that would be more than enough for other companies to get surprising spot-on with their restorations.

not following a widely-held model that allows buyers to vote with their wallet and spread their budget amongst various possible releases will surely narrow the range and distort the appreciation or viability of many projects for the sake of foregoing the concern or nervousness of a few who don't mind risking pulling up the ladder behind themselves.

it feeds into attitudes far more negatively than pointing out great examples of very obscure films with superb discs (often made by non-USA companies) that were done with little fanfare and no great issue made of the price or limitation in it's outlets (except in overall numbers maybe) often go relatively under-the-radar with the bigger USA audience for producing, selling and consuming discs.

dorado, for those of us who weren't their output until now, have apparently been around for decades. so far, their discs aren't impressing me. their knowledge of what's achieved and aimed for with very similar films (with arguably very much the same fanbase) being released elsewhere seems patchy at best. the reactions to the BD releases they've so far done make me wish that the films they've managed to license could have been picked up one or more other labels that i think would approach things differently.
Title: Re: Weapons Of Death / Napoli spara! (Mario Caiano, 1977)
Post by: Longsden on 04 May 2017 - 10:17
I'll not be buying the Dorado blu, too expensive and it's not even a real remaster as far as I know? Just a HD scan of a cinema print, which isn't that much of a step up from the DVD we already have. I've ordered The Climber blu though.


Yeah, I've heard people talking about how it's a 4K remaster, which technically it is, but only from a 35mm print, not the original neg, so the results will be debatable to say the least. I've ordered it, but im not confident it will be up to that much given how the Franco set apparently looked (I've not personally seen it) and "The Night of the Scorpion" blu which looks pretty mediocre from all accounts.

Night of the Scorpion is up for about £25 on Strange Vice.

Fuck. That