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Title: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 01 Oct 2007 - 09:11
(http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/8968/213aec4.jpg)

01 Distribution in Italy are releasing this Brescia 'Napoli' crime classic on November 14th ,it was never given an English dub so Italian options only.
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Paul on 01 Oct 2007 - 09:15
Mr Grimes, the time has come when I no longer get excited about opening one of your new threads. You are such a tease!  :-\
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 01 Oct 2007 - 09:20
Yay! :-\
Especially for Paul,here's the opening titles:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbe5CGU7wXI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbe5CGU7wXI)
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Jonny on 01 Oct 2007 - 09:20
The two 01 DVDs I have are both stunning transfers so at least that bodes well for this release. Fingers crossed for English subs though!  :'(
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Paul on 01 Oct 2007 - 09:22
Yay! :-\
Especially for Paul here's the opening titles:
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbe5CGU7wXI[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbe5CGU7wXI[/url])


Thnks for that. But I'm still feeling like a pot-bellied dart player who got to the final round on BULLSEYE only to discover I've lost and could have won a a caravan. Cheers!  ::)
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: fdsmedia on 01 Oct 2007 - 10:00
This film was already released in a box set by Raro - no English options...

(http://www.kultvideo.com/img/prodotti/d3594i.jpg)
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Jonny on 01 Oct 2007 - 10:09
Wasn't there a problem with the transfers in that Raro box?
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 01 Oct 2007 - 10:30
This film was already released in a box set by Raro - no English options...

([url]http://www.kultvideo.com/img/prodotti/d3594i.jpg[/url])

I remember when that came out. i got all excited till i read the details.
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 01 Oct 2007 - 10:31
Wasn't there a problem with the transfers in that Raro box?
It was a rush job released just after he died, that may have something to do with it.
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 01 Oct 2007 - 12:08
Yeah,as Aarron said the boxset was a rush job and some of the transfers were.Hopefully this single disk will be remastered.Whatever happens i'll be buying it as it's a great film and as well as Merola it also stars the meditating hippy with the painted face from Di Leo's TO BE TWENTY-Leopoldo Mastelloni.
Check this out: :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECCz9MBJSa8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECCz9MBJSa8)
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 01 Oct 2007 - 13:28
Great film. You can't go wrong with a Brescia film where Mario Merola sings in his restaurant and then gets attacked by hooded criminals. Just from the title you can tell its a classic. I own the Italian widescreen VHS. Hopefully the forthcoming disc will be widescreen as well.
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 02 Oct 2007 - 09:28
There's a new Italian language book coming out in November about these Napoli based crime/camorra movies titled 'Napoli... Serenata calibro 9. Storia e immagini della camorra tra cinema, sceneggiata e neomelodici',250 pages including photos/art as well as features on the films and stars(Merola,Brescia etc).€20.
(http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/439/3631as9.jpg)
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 02 Oct 2007 - 09:53
Needless to say, no English text right? Damn Italians  :-\
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 02 Oct 2007 - 10:27
Needless to say, no English text right? Damn Italians  :-\
No English text but i'll be getting one,the pictures were the deciding factor for me and apart from a few articles in Nocturno/Cine 70 etc there is nothing else in print about these obscure crime movies.
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: fdsmedia on 15 Oct 2007 - 22:07
(http://www.kultvideo.com/img/prodotti/s723i.jpg)

wtf Raro - no english subs!!??  :-[
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 15 Oct 2007 - 22:11
Great cover,looks like it came from the fotobusta.Thanks for the picture Magnus,i'll be buying this straight away.
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 15 Oct 2007 - 22:12
 :-[ That's a shame because the cover looks very good! At least I hope the transfer is worth it!
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Jonny on 15 Nov 2007 - 10:57
According to Bloodbuster the Raro DVD will have English subtitles! Can anyone confirm that this is true?

LINK to Bloodbuster (http://www.bloodbuster.com/index.php?idlingua=1&pageid=dettagli&idprodotto=3555)
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: fdsmedia on 15 Nov 2007 - 11:05
Wow even Kultvideo says it's got English subs!!  8) ::) :P
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Jonny on 15 Nov 2007 - 11:16
Excellent, looks like I'll be ordering this one later today!  :P
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 15 Nov 2007 - 11:34
Fuck! That is great news! English-subtitled for the first time ever!
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 15 Nov 2007 - 12:56
Great news. just when i was giving up on Raro. ::)
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 15 Nov 2007 - 14:30
According to Bloodbuster the Raro DVD will have English subtitles! Can anyone confirm that this is true?
Just got a reply from my usual seller in Italy who has confirmed it DOES have English subs,should have my copy sometime late next week. ::)
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Jonny on 15 Nov 2007 - 16:00
Cool, I ordered mine via Kult Video this afternoon. What good news!
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: demented_uk on 16 Nov 2007 - 18:26
Can anyone offer a synopsis of this one please?  Can't seem to find one.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 16 Nov 2007 - 18:36
Can anyone offer a synopsis of this one please?  Can't seem to find one.
Thanks!
Here's it is straight from the Raro site,i've left out the ending incase it spoils it for anyone but it's over at said site if you want to see it.
Don Salvatore Savastano, a boss involved in the smuggling of contraband cigarettes, is forced to watch four masked robbers kill his wife and his only son in a restaurant where he and his family are celebrating the young boy’s first Holy Communion.  From that moment on Don Salvatore has no other purpose in life but to get his revenge on the four assassins. Thanks to Gennarino, an orphan boy he befriends and protects, Don Salvatore manages to unmask his son’s murderers but is subsequently captured. Gennarino rescues him from being torn to pieces by a bomb.......
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: demented_uk on 16 Nov 2007 - 21:44
Thanks Stephen, sounds right up my alley.  I will definitely be getting this one.
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 16 Nov 2007 - 21:51
It's one of Brescia's best with Merola in fine form,don't go expecting action Lenzi style though as this moves at a different pace but is still great entertainment.Here's hoping we see a subtitled version of 'Napoli... la camorra sfida, la città risponde' next with Merola and Sabato beating seven bells out of each other :)
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Jonny on 26 Nov 2007 - 10:41
Anyone got their DVD yet? Mine shipped from Kult Video over a week ago and it should arrive any day, really looking forward to seeing it.
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: fdsmedia on 26 Nov 2007 - 10:48
Edit: my copies arrived today!!  :P
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: fdsmedia on 26 Nov 2007 - 17:04
Sorry to bring you the bad news that it doesn't have English subtitles...  :-[







... it's got "enlgish" subtitles!!  ::)
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 26 Nov 2007 - 17:13

... it's got "enlgish" subtitles!!  ::)
Great, i'll order one in the near future ::)
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 26 Nov 2007 - 17:16
Expecting my copy- really anxious to see what it looks like! Hopefully Raro will release more Italian crime titles in the near future.
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: fdsmedia on 26 Nov 2007 - 17:30
I just browsed through it quickly and it looks nice - but I don't understand why Raro don't make their films anamorphic...  :-*
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 27 Nov 2007 - 09:49
Got mine yesterday and it looks lovely,some hilarious dialogue as well.Really hope we see some more Brescia/Merola releases from Raro esp.NAPOLI..LA CAMORRA.
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 27 Nov 2007 - 10:22
I just browsed through it quickly and it looks nice - but I don't understand why Raro don't make their films anamorphic...  :-*

Perhaps they don't even know that option  :-* Non-anamorphic is OK for 1:85:1 films but when the film's ratio is 2:35:1, it sucks... What is the ratio of NAPOLI?
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Paul on 27 Nov 2007 - 12:03
Thanks for confirming the English subs, Magnus. Just ordered mine from Raro - they take PayPal now (been a while since I sued them) though the shipping was a little steep at 8 Euros-odd. Still, it's on the way.
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Jonny on 27 Nov 2007 - 12:16
What is the ratio of NAPOLI?

Says 1.85:1 on the box. Haven't opened mine yet but I'll put some grabs up later...
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 27 Nov 2007 - 12:18
(been a while since I sued them)
What did you sue them for mate, releasing all them films with no English options! ;D










... i know, it's supposed to say used :D
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Paul on 27 Nov 2007 - 12:27
Hahaha. Yeah, another fucking tpyo.
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Jonny on 27 Nov 2007 - 12:33
(http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/7517/napoli1of7.jpg)

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/130/napoli2rg6.jpg)
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 27 Nov 2007 - 12:40
Looks sweet! Hopefully my order will arrive before the end of this week...
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 01 Dec 2007 - 00:21
Posted some thoughts on the film and the DVD here:

http://trash-online.blogspot.com/2007/11/napoliserenata-calibro-9-1978-alfonso.html
Title: Re: Napoli.. serenata calibro 9 (Alfonso Brescia ,1978)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 03 Dec 2007 - 18:09
Nice review Lefteris :'(
There's some great comic moments in this esp.Leopoldo Mastelloni as the hilarious transvestite 'The Forcella Tiger' going on about Amanda Lear's period and doing a song and dance routine in the police station. :-\