Euro Cult Movie Forum => Exploitation, Sexploitation, War & Espionage, Dodgy Rip-Offs => Topic started by: fdsmedia on 10 Dec 2008 - 07:10

Title: When Heroes Die / Consigna: matar al comandante en jefe (José Luis Merino, 1970)
Post by: fdsmedia on 10 Dec 2008 - 07:10
Czech company Ritka have released quite a few hard to find Italian war movies - unfortunately most of them with only Italian and Czech language options.. however, this film has got an English audio track. Unfortunately it seems to be fullscreen and 78 minutes long (imdb lists it as 90 min). Anyway, has anyone seen it and can tell me if it's worth buying?

(http://i37.tinypic.com/syv62e.jpg)
Title: Re: When Heroes Die / Consigna: matar al comandante en jefe (José Luis Merino, 1970)
Post by: fdsmedia on 16 Jan 2009 - 13:09
I just received the above DVD and it's 78 minutes... a review at imdb mentions a Greek VHS with the same length,, can someone confirm the 90 min version?
Title: Re: When Heroes Die / Consigna: matar al comandante en jefe (José Luis Merino, 1970)
Post by: fdsmedia on 18 Jan 2009 - 21:34
Screenshots:

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(http://i43.tinypic.com/x2uyqe.jpg)

(http://i41.tinypic.com/2ebv6rm.jpg)

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Title: Re: When Heroes Die / Consigna: matar al comandante en jefe (José Luis Merino, 1970)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 18 Jan 2009 - 21:36
Where can i order this from? (preferably with paypal)

thanks
Title: Re: When Heroes Die / Consigna: matar al comandante en jefe (José Luis Merino, 1970)
Post by: Johan Melle on 29 Jan 2009 - 20:15
Wow! Looks like a pretty good release. Were there any obvious cuts? IMDb isn't exactly a reliable source for running times...
Title: Re: When Heroes Die / Consigna: matar al comandante en jefe (José Luis Merino, 1970)
Post by: Diabolik on 02 Feb 2009 - 07:20
Danish vhs-release;

(http://www.diabolik.dk/llol/WhenHeroesDie.jpg)

/D
Title: Re: When Heroes Die / Consigna: matar al comandante en jefe (José Luis Merino, 1970)
Post by: fdsmedia on 02 Feb 2009 - 07:30
No, I didn't notice any obvious cuts.. but to be honest the film didn't make much sense.. :-)

Diabolik - is the Danish VHS 78 minutes too?
Title: Re: When Heroes Die / Consigna: matar al comandante en jefe (José Luis Merino, 1970)
Post by: Diabolik on 02 Feb 2009 - 21:37
is the Danish VHS 78 minutes too?

Yes, 78'15 mins.
/D
Title: Re: When Heroes Die / Consigna: matar al comandante en jefe (José Luis Merino, 1970)
Post by: R-T-C Tim on 02 Jan 2011 - 09:52
Does anyone know of a good source for this and the other Ritka release with English options - Battle of the Damned?
Title: Re: When Heroes Die / Consigna: matar al comandante en jefe (José Luis Merino, 1970)
Post by: Jonny on 02 Jan 2011 - 09:55
Does anyone know of a good source for this and the other Ritka release with English options - Battle of the Damned?

You should drop Luca Canali a PM. He lives in the Czech Republic so should be able to help.