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Title: Il braccio violento della mala / Killer's Gold (Sergio Garrone, 1978)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 04 Oct 2008 - 01:18
Kult Video (http://www.kultvideo.com/scheda.asp?item=18639&type=VHS)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEpImhmI2-E

Anybody seen this or owns a copy? The idea of a Poliziesco directed by the maker of SS CAMP 5 WOMEN'S HELL always sounded cool to me! I have been searching for this for quite some time and haven't been able to locate a copy yet.
Title: Re: Il braccio violento della mala (Sergio Garrone, 1978)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 04 Oct 2008 - 09:32
I have been searching for this for quite some time and haven't been able to locate a copy yet.
The CVR version is on a friends list in Italy,should be able to get a copy in a couple of weeks if you want?

Do you know if it ever had an English dub?
Title: Re: Il braccio violento della mala (Sergio Garrone, 1978)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 04 Oct 2008 - 09:35
I certainly need a copy of this... I would even like the VHS itself in case he is willing to sell or trade! For some reason this one looks like my kind of stuff!

 You never know about an English dub (even LA POLIZIA ORDINA SPARATE A VISTA had one) but my bet is that Garrone's film didn't have one.
Title: Re: Il braccio violento della mala (Sergio Garrone, 1978)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 04 Oct 2008 - 09:41
You never know about an English dub (even LA POLIZIA ORDINA SPARATE A VISTA had one) but my bet is that Garrone's film didn't have one.
Just realised this did have an English dub as KILLERS GOLD,there's a very rare UK tape on the Avo Film label from the early 80's.
Killer's Gold vhs (http://pre-cert.co.uk/cgi-bin/cms/Film/22128)
Title: Re: Il braccio violento della mala / Killer's Gold (Sergio Garrone, 1978)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 04 Oct 2008 - 10:57
Damn! Anybody has this? This is one of those films that nobody talks about so I thought it never made it outside Italy, I was wrong  :-\
Title: Re: Il braccio violento della mala / Killer's Gold (Sergio Garrone, 1978)
Post by: Jonny on 04 Oct 2008 - 11:07
I've not got it, the UK AVO tapes are disgustingly rare.

I might be able to find someone who has it though. I will investigate.
Title: Re: Il braccio violento della mala / Killer's Gold (Sergio Garrone, 1978)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 04 Oct 2008 - 14:52
cheers Johny I can't wait to see this one!
Title: Re: Il braccio violento della mala / Killer's Gold (Sergio Garrone, 1978)
Post by: mattblake on 06 Oct 2008 - 14:45
Aaaahhhh, well... I used to have an NTSC copy of this, which I guess was taken from the UK VHS, but it died on me!  Did Garrone actually direct this, though?  Or was he just credited for the usual tax reasons?  I remember it as being really sleazy, with Daniela Giordano getting repeatedly fondled by Victor Israel - rather a disturbing sight - and Robert Widmark having the crap kicked out of him every five minutes.  But kind of compulsive...
Title: Re: Il braccio violento della mala / Killer's Gold (Sergio Garrone, 1978)
Post by: Jonny on 07 Oct 2008 - 12:16
...with Daniela Giordano getting repeatedly fondled by Victor Israel - rather a disturbing sight - and Robert Widmark having the crap kicked out of him every five minutes.  But kind of compulsive...

Just watched this one and you're right about it being quite disturbing seeing Giordano getting it on with Israel. I couldn't believe it when he first appeared on screen in just his boxer shorts...

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Grabs/Gold1.jpg)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Grabs/Gold2.jpg)

There's a tonne of fist fights in this, was Widmark (Alberto Dell'Acqua) a stunt man at some point? I get the feeling from the amount of fighting and leaping around he does in this that he's not one to need a stand in.
Title: Re: Il braccio violento della mala / Killer's Gold (Sergio Garrone, 1978)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 07 Oct 2008 - 12:52

Just watched this one and you're right about it being quite disturbing seeing Giordano getting it on with Israel. I couldn't believe it when he first appeared on screen in just his boxer shorts...

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Grabs/Gold1.jpg)

Haha I guess director Sergio Garrone (also maker of SS CAMP 5 WOMEN'S HELL) was never famous for his good taste! Can't wait to see this one!
Title: Re: Il braccio violento della mala / Killer's Gold (Sergio Garrone, 1978)
Post by: mattblake on 07 Oct 2008 - 15:49
Yep, all the Dell'Acqua brothers were stuntmen.  RW was a big star in Turkey as well (this was half Turkish I think).  A very annoying actor, so it's nice seeing him getting repeatedly punched...
Title: Re: Il braccio violento della mala / Killer's Gold (Sergio Garrone, 1978)
Post by: Johan Melle on 07 Oct 2008 - 22:43
Haha I guess director Sergio Garrone (also maker of SS CAMP 5 WOMEN'S HELL) was never famous for his good taste!

Yes, that's for sure! And Turkish productions are always extremely trashy too so that must be a great match! His two horror films from 1974 with Klaus Kinski and Katia Christine were Turkish co-productions as well.
Title: Re: Il braccio violento della mala / Killer's Gold (Sergio Garrone, 1978)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 07 Oct 2008 - 23:00
Hah I still have to watch those, I own THE HAND THAT FEEDS DEATH. Must have much in common with the other one right? Also have the maestro's ULTIMO HAREM. When I tried watching it, I thought it was quite slow-moving but I will give it another chance sometime.
Title: Re: Il braccio violento della mala / Killer's Gold (Sergio Garrone, 1978)
Post by: Johan Melle on 07 Oct 2008 - 23:06
They were made at the same time with the same cast and crew. I read somewhere that Garrone tricked Kinski into thinking that he was making just one film so that he didn't have to pay him for two movies!  ::)

I have only seen THE HAND THAT FEEDS DEATH in Turkish but, personally, I found it to be a much better film than the companion piece, LOVER OF THE MONSTER, which I saw in Italian.
Title: Re: Il braccio violento della mala / Killer's Gold (Sergio Garrone, 1978)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 07 Oct 2008 - 23:14
I am pretty sure my HAND THAT FEEDS DEATH is English-speaking. I will do a "Garrone special" as soon as I get my hands on KILLER'S GOLD! This one + HAND THAT FEEDS DEATH + SS CAMP 5 + HELL PENITENTIARY  ::)
Title: Re: Il braccio violento della mala / Killer's Gold (Sergio Garrone, 1978)
Post by: mattblake on 08 Oct 2008 - 08:23
I think Luminous did a re-dubbing job on The Hand that Feeds Death, or was it Amanti dell'mostro?  Anyway, there are  English versions of the both of them floating around, I think...
Title: Re: Il braccio violento della mala / Killer's Gold (Sergio Garrone, 1978)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 08 Oct 2008 - 09:51
I think Luminous did a re-dubbing job on The Hand that Feeds Death, or was it Amanti dell'mostro?  Anyway, there are  English versions of the both of them floating around, I think...
They subtitled both of them,MOSTRO from the Italian CVR tape and THE HAND THAT FEEDS DEATH from a Turkish tape though this also had a release on CVR with a rather nice looking lbx print.
LFVW (http://www.lfvw.com/hand_feeds_death.htm)

We'll have to start a thread on these 2 at some point :D
Title: Re: Il braccio violento della mala / Killer's Gold (Sergio Garrone, 1978)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 24 Dec 2008 - 11:45
Just watched this one and you're right about it being quite disturbing seeing Giordano getting it on with Israel. I couldn't believe it when he first appeared on screen in just his boxer shorts...
Just when you think you've seen it all along comes something like this,don't think i'll be able to forgot that scene for awhile. :-\
What a marvellous film though,really moves along at a nice pace with some good fight scenes/stunt work and quiet a similar vibe to THE SEWER RATS.
Title: Re: Il braccio violento della mala / Killer's Gold (Sergio Garrone, 1978)
Post by: sadistik1 on 11 Jun 2009 - 04:00
I am pretty sure my HAND THAT FEEDS DEATH is English-speaking. I will do a "Garrone special" as soon as I get my hands on KILLER'S GOLD! This one + HAND THAT FEEDS DEATH + SS CAMP 5 + HELL PENITENTIARY  ::)
For some reason the cover of the UK DVD release of Hell Penitentiary as well as the BBFC website credits the director as Gianni Siragusa. Great film though, reminded me of an extended episode of Prisoner Cell Block H except with worse acting and cheaper sets :-\
Title: Re: Il braccio violento della mala / Killer's Gold (Sergio Garrone, 1978)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 11 Jun 2010 - 13:33
Vasili Kojucharov's main theme from this can also be heard during the opening credits of Marino Girolami's rare mondo NUDEODEON which was made around the same time.Sergio Garrone also worked on it as production director.