Euro Cult Movie Forum => Police & Crime => Topic started by: Inspector Tanzi on 05 Apr 2011 - 15:51

Title: The Climber / L'ambizioso (Pasquale Squitieri, 1974)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 05 Apr 2011 - 15:51

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Title: Re: The Climber / L'ambizioso (Pasquale Squitieri, 1974)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 05 Apr 2011 - 16:11
Screenshots from the lbx RaiSat tv broadcast.
Runtime 1h 42m.

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Title: Re: The Climber / L'ambizioso (Pasquale Squitieri, 1974)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 05 Apr 2011 - 17:11
Looks like a nice crisp print.
Title: Re: The Climber / L'ambizioso (Pasquale Squitieri, 1974)
Post by: Jonny on 05 Apr 2011 - 17:28
Dallesandro and Squitieri on set between takes...

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Title: Re: The Climber / L'ambizioso (Pasquale Squitieri, 1974)
Post by: Paul on 05 Apr 2011 - 17:46
Dallesandro and Squitieri on set between takes...

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I bet Castellari would have beaten them both...at the same time!  :-\
Title: Re: The Climber / L'ambizioso (Pasquale Squitieri, 1974)
Post by: Renato on 05 Apr 2011 - 19:02
Wonderful movie, the best Squitieri to me.
Sadly, the Raisat copy is cut in -at least- a couple of scenes... I also have a copy of some vhs-source, pan&scan but longer than raisat
Title: Re: The Climber / L'ambizioso (Pasquale Squitieri, 1974)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 05 Apr 2011 - 19:54
The RaiSat broadcast looks great quality
Title: Re: The Climber / L'ambizioso (Pasquale Squitieri, 1974)
Post by: drmiaow on 17 Apr 2011 - 09:35

I just watched a nice dual audio (Italian and English) fandub of this the other day. I'm not sure what the source was, but there were the letters CVH in the corner of the screen, and at one point some warning in Italian ran along the bottom of the picture...

I loved this film when I first saw it, but this time I wasn't so sure. Joe was great, and there were some fantastic performances, but it didn't seem to hang together the way it should have. It felt very disjointed, and the last 20 minutes really dragged. Never mind. I picked up a lovely Belgian poster the other day for my girlfriend. Joe features very prominently, so I'm in her good books. I'd love an Italian one though...



Title: Re: The Climber / L'ambizioso (Pasquale Squitieri, 1974)
Post by: Roy Munson on 04 Sep 2016 - 16:01
Noticed this over at the Blu-Ray.com forum - anyone else heard about this being released by Arrow?
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=12615220&postcount=7009 (http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=12615220&postcount=7009)
Title: Re: The Climber / L'ambizioso (Pasquale Squitieri, 1974)
Post by: Jonny on 04 Sep 2016 - 17:54
Noticed this over at the Blu-Ray.com forum - anyone else heard about this being released by Arrow?
[url]http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=12615220&postcount=7009[/url] ([url]http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=12615220&postcount=7009[/url])


Yeah, it's been mentioned on Facebook too. Hopefully it's true, seems an odd one for Arrow to release but any euro crime on blu is welcomed by me and hopefully paves the way for some of the more well known stuff to get released in the future.
Title: Re: The Climber / L'ambizioso (Pasquale Squitieri, 1974)
Post by: Renato on 08 Feb 2017 - 12:44
Any news on this one?
Title: Re: The Climber / L'ambizioso (Pasquale Squitieri, 1974)
Post by: Roy Munson on 17 Feb 2017 - 17:35
This was officially announced today and is out on 15th May

http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/shop/index.php?route=product/product&keyword=the%20clim&product_id=937 (http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/shop/index.php?route=product/product&keyword=the%20clim&product_id=937)

Format: Blu-ray + DVD
Starring: Joe Dallesandro, Stefania Casini, Benito Artesi
Directed by: Pasquale Squitieri
 
Synopsis:
After shooting cult favourites Flesh for Frankenstein and Blood for Dracula in Europe, Joe Dallesandro spent much of the seventies making movies on the continent. In France he worked with auteurs like Louis Malle and Walerian Borowczyk, and in Italy he starred in all manner of genre fare from poliziotteschi (Savage Three, Season for Assassins) to nunsploitation (Killer Nun).
 
The Climber follows in the tradition of gangster classics such as The Public Enemy and Scarface as it charts the rise and inevitable fall of small-time smuggler Aldo (Dallesandro). Beaten and abandoned by the local gang boss after he tries to skim off some profits for himself, Aldo forms his own group of misfits in order to exact revenge…
 
Written and directed by Pasquale Squitieri (Gang War in Naples, I Am the Law), The Climber is a prime example of Italian crime cinema – a high-octane action-thriller full of brawls, fistfights, shootouts and explosions!
 
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
 
• Brand new 4K restoration of the film from the original negative
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
• Original Italian soundtrack in uncompressed PCM mono with optional newly-translated English subtitles
• Alternative English-language soundtrack with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
• Little Joe’s Adventures in Europe, a brand-new interview with Joe Dallesandro on his numerous European film appearances during the 1970s and early 1980s
• Reversible sleeve with original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon

FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Roberto Curti, author of Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980
 
DETAILS:
RRP: £24.99
Region: 2/B
Rating: 18
Cat No: FCD1509
Duration: 113 mins
Language: Italian/English
Subtitles: English / English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: 1.0 mono
Discs: 2
Colour
Title: Re: The Climber / L'ambizioso (Pasquale Squitieri, 1974)
Post by: Jonny on 17 Feb 2017 - 17:48
Great news, got it on preorder via Amazon
Title: Re: The Climber / L'ambizioso (Pasquale Squitieri, 1974)
Post by: Renato on 18 Feb 2017 - 10:40
AMAZING news, can't wait till may 15th  ::)
Title: Re: The Climber / L'ambizioso (Pasquale Squitieri, 1974)
Post by: Longsden on 21 Feb 2017 - 09:38
Such a strange release. I mean, I am all for it. Bring it on.
Title: Re: The Climber / L'ambizioso (Pasquale Squitieri, 1974)
Post by: Jonny on 18 May 2017 - 18:19
Watched the blu at the weekend and it's a very nice transfer. Recommended!
Title: Re: The Climber / L'ambizioso (Pasquale Squitieri, 1974)
Post by: Longsden on 19 May 2017 - 15:17
Looking forward to digging into it this weekend
Title: Re: The Climber / L'ambizioso (Pasquale Squitieri, 1974)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 19 May 2017 - 16:19
Love this film. Great blu release
Title: Re: The Climber / L'ambizioso (Pasquale Squitieri, 1974)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 01 Jun 2017 - 08:55
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Revisited Pasquale Squitieri's L'ambizioso (The Climber) (1975), starring Joe Dallesandro and Stafania Casini with Raymond Pellegrin, Benito Artesi, Ferdinando Murolo, Tony Askin, Giovanni Cianfriglia, Lorenzo Piani and others. Nice score, with catchy theme song, by Franco Campanino. More of a gangster film - think Little Caesar - than a poliziotteschi, Aldo (Dallesandro) is a small-time New York hood who's been sent to Napoli and set up with the local mafia as a collector, smuggling cigarettes and delivering them to bars, restaurants, stores, etc. Aldo, greedy and ambitious, starts charging customers extra for the smuggled contraband, but when his bosses find out he's beaten and he leaves Napoli for Roma. Once in Roma, he starts up a crew of small-time hoods, boxers, tough guys, etc., to try and take over the local protection rackets for restaurants, bars, etc. Fans of Marvin Leroy's Little Caesar (1931) and Larry Cohen's Black Caesar (1973) should find much to enjoy.

The transfer on the new Arrow Films blu-ray is gorgeous. There's an excellent essay, "Paradise Lost" by Roberto Curti, along with a 30 minute interview "Little Joe's Adventures in Europe" with Dallesandro discussing his work in Europe, Art Films in France, Genre films in Italy.

(http://Revisited Pasquale Squitieri's L'ambizioso (The Climber) (1975), starring Joe Dallesandro and Stafania Casini with Raymond Pellegrin, Benito Artesi, Ferdinando Murolo, Tony Askin, Giovanni Cianfriglia, Lorenzo Piani and others. Nice score, with catchy theme song, by Franco Campanino. More of a gangster film - think Little Caesar - than a poliziotteschi, Aldo (Dallesandro) is a small-time New York hood who's been sent to Napoli and set up with the local mafia as a collector, smuggling cigarettes and delivering them to bars, restaurants, stores, etc. Aldo, greedy and ambitious, starts charging customers extra for the smuggled contraband, but when his bosses find out he's beaten and he leaves Napoli for Roma. Once in Roma, he starts up a crew of small-time hoods, boxers, tough guys, etc., to try and take over the local protection rackets for restaurants, bars, etc. Fans of Marvin Leroy's Little Caesar (1931) and Larry Cohen's Black Caesar (1973) should find much to enjoy.The transfer on the new Arrow Films blu-ray is gorgeous. There's an excellent essay, "Paradise Lost" by Roberto Curti, along with a 30 minute interview "Little Joe's Adventures in Europe" with Dallesandro discussing his work in Europe, Art Films in France, Genre films in Italy.[img]Revisited Pasquale Squitieri's L'ambizioso (The Climber) (1975), starring Joe Dallesandro and Stafania Casini with Raymond Pellegrin, Benito Artesi, Ferdinando Murolo, Tony Askin, Giovanni Cianfriglia, Lorenzo Piani and others. Nice score, with catchy theme song, by Franco Campanino. More of a gangster film - think Little Caesar - than a poliziotteschi, Aldo (Dallesandro) is a small-time New York hood who's been sent to Napoli and set up with the local mafia as a collector, smuggling cigarettes and delivering them to bars, restaurants, stores, etc. Aldo, greedy and ambitious, starts charging customers extra for the smuggled contraband, but when his bosses find out he's beaten and he leaves Napoli for Roma. Once in Roma, he starts up a crew of small-time hoods, boxers, tough guys, etc., to try and take over the local protection rackets for restaurants, bars, etc. Fans of Marvin Leroy's Little Caesar (1931) and Larry Cohen's Black Caesar (1973) should find much to enjoy.The transfer on the new Arrow Films blu-ray is gorgeous. There's an excellent essay, "Paradise Lost" by Roberto Curti, along with a 30 minute interview "Little Joe's Adventures in Europe" with Dallesandro discussing his work in Europe, Art Films in France, Genre films in Italy.[img]https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=788813207942245&set=pcb.788804514609781&type=3&theater)