Euro Cult Movie Forum => Police & Crime => Topic started by: IL COMMISSARIO on 06 Jul 2007 - 21:28

Title: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 06 Jul 2007 - 21:28
IL GIUSTIZIERE SFIDA LA CITTA- SYNDICATE SADISTS (1975) aka RAMBO'S REVENGE

Rambo (Tomas Milian) a motor cycle riding tough guy comes to town to visit an old friend of his, a cop who is working on busting up mafia activity in the city. His friend tries to get him to become a cop because of his skills but Rambo refuses. When Rambo's friend and girlfriend is killed by the mob, Rambo takes matters into his own hands and goes about setting the two crime families against each other one of which is holding a rich man's son (who is rescued not once, but twice!) for ransom.

One of the mob leaders, Paterno, (Joseph Cotten) knows Rambo and warns him "You should not have come back." (The real reason for his statement isn't revealed until the finale).

Milian is really good here as the gruff and bearded Rambo who is kind to children, even supporting his friend's family after he is murdered and a one man army when dealing with the mob during many action scenes and chases. Milian got the idea for the character when he picked up a copy of the novel FIRST BLOOD, seven years before Stallone would play the character.

Joseph Cotten is also good as the tragic crime boss who fears for his son played by Adolfo Lastretti. Cotten plays the villain a bit differently then the usual crime boss found in these movies.

Director Lenzi again shows much flair in the action department and again, seems to possess a more professional and polished hand doing these kinds of movies as opposed to his more well known giallo's and cannibal adventures.

This US release features a brief interview with Lenzi (in which he states he wanted the name RAMBO in the original italian title but the producer did not like it) and an audio commentary by him as well.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: LANZETTA on 06 Jul 2007 - 23:26
This is a real feelgood polizio where Milian once again demonstrates his versatility by playng the good guy for a change in this genre and he oozes charisma as (in my books the definitive  )Rambo,and i was impressed by the way he handles himself in the many fight scenes.

This movie reminded me very much of FISTFUL OF DOLLARS with Rambo initially playing off two rival gangs of crooks against each other(but here the gangs eventually team up against Rambo) and the movie would work equally well as a western.

Highly recommended.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Paul on 06 Jul 2007 - 23:42

This movie reminded me very much of FISTFUL OF DOLLARS


I never saw that, though it's not as blatant as Stelvio Massi's LAST ROUND, which is very similar to the Leone flick.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 07 Jul 2007 - 11:12
It's way better than LAST ROUND, IMO. I never finished LR. It's pretty bad. I plan to come back to it though. Watched di Leo's LOADED GUNS last night. It's pretty bad, too. At least Ursula Andress is naked nearly the entire film, though.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Paul on 07 Jul 2007 - 11:48
It's way better than LAST ROUND, IMO. I never finished LR. It's pretty bad. I plan to come back to it though. Watched di Leo's LOADED GUNS last night. It's pretty bad, too. At least Ursula Andress is naked nearly the entire film, though.

you should give LAST ROUND another go, Commissario - I thought it was well above-average and Merenda play against type as a baddie, which I thought was a nice touch.

LOADED GUNS is pretty bad though, isn't it  ;D
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 07 Jul 2007 - 21:47
I'll try and make myself do a write up tonight some time. That leaves me with NICK THE STING. Is the Raro got subs or a dub?
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Jonny on 07 Jul 2007 - 22:00
That leaves me with NICK THE STING. Is the Raro got subs or a dub?

I'm pretty sure the Raro DVD has no English options at all.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 07 Jul 2007 - 22:01
That's odd. Wonder why the first and third film would have them? I don't think it has any either now that I think about it.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Jonny on 07 Jul 2007 - 22:05
That's odd. Wonder why the first and third film would have them? I don't think it has any either now that I think about it.

Raro started out doing us English speaking fans proud but after a few months slowly started releasing films with no English options, maybe they just started running out of enthusiasm? Or foreign sales weren't as high as they expected and they couldn't justify the extra expense of adding the other language tracks or adding the subtitles... I know lately their Euro Cult releases are few and far between.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 07 Jul 2007 - 22:12
I thought it was the earlier Raro releases that didn't have english options? So it's the other way around?
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Jonny on 07 Jul 2007 - 22:20
I thought it was the earlier Raro releases that didn't have english options? So it's the other way around?

Yup, the first ones were titles like 'Live Like a Cop..' 'Calibre 9' 'Manhunt' 'To Be Twenty' etc
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 07 Jul 2007 - 22:22
I do know Bill Lustig took a bath on the crime films he released. He went the extra mile on TO KILL A JUDGE and included both english and italian versions and lost money on the title. Like the spaghetti westerns, they're a very small niche market.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Mart85 on 08 Jul 2007 - 08:08

you should give LAST ROUND another go, Commissario - I thought it was well above-average and Merenda play against type as a baddie, which I thought was a nice touch.


I gotta agree, I was well impressed with THE LAST ROUND.  An excellent Italo crime flick and for me Massi's best.  SYNDICATE SADISTS I ain't so hot on, I thought it was a bit bland.  Think I'll have to watch it again, though.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Paul on 08 Jul 2007 - 10:24
That leaves me with NICK THE STING. Is the Raro got subs or a dub?

I'm pretty sure the Raro DVD has no English options at all.

It definitely doesn't - I emailed someone at Raro at the time and she said something about it getting a re-release with English options at a later date. Suffice to say, I didn't hold my breath.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: spannick on 15 Jul 2007 - 23:01
sadly enough the US DVD is cut by about 2 Minutes. but a new German Company - no Company Name yet! - will release it with the uncut Italian Master hopefully this Year! will be from the same Guys who did the latest well-known NEW DVDs  :P

Options should be Audio in: German, English (complete), Turkish (!) and Italian.
No English subtitle Option though, sorry! More News when the Project goes its way...
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 15 Jul 2007 - 23:02
What is cut? Violence or just dialog?
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: spannick on 15 Jul 2007 - 23:06
"just" dialogue. i wonder who did the Cuts. was the US DVD a Cinema Print? European English Versions called ONE JUST MAN didn't have these cuts...
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 15 Jul 2007 - 23:10
Probably. The print didn't even look fully remastered. Media Blasters as of late hasn't been going the extra mile on releases the way they had in the past. In an interview in Dark Side magazine, it was said that some titles do not sell and considering the small market for crime movies, this may have been the reason. There is a Lenzi interview and commentary with subs though.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 15 Jul 2007 - 23:14
Shame about the cuts. Wondering if the Italian Noshame disc looks better than the US disc? Has anybody here seen it?
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: spannick on 15 Jul 2007 - 23:49
i have it, like lots of other Italian Crime-DVDs. looks like the usual Stuff, nothing special, but nothing to complain about either. 2.35 / 16:9 and uncut - what more could i even ask for... (Italian Audio only of course)
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 15 Jul 2007 - 23:50
Some of the Italian Noshame's transfers are stunning- ROMA A MANO ARMATA and DEATH STEPS IN THE DARK instantly come to mind. Beautiful discs although they would have been greater if they had English options.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 16 Jul 2007 - 08:29
sadly enough the US DVD is cut by about 2 Minutes. but a new German Company - no Company Name yet! - will release it with the uncut Italian Master hopefully this Year! will be from the same Guys who did the latest well-known NEW DVDs  :P

Options should be Audio in: German, English (complete), Turkish (!) and Italian.
No English subtitle Option though, sorry! More News when the Project goes its way...
Thanks for the info Marin,looking forward to this.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 16 Jul 2007 - 09:40
"just" dialogue. i wonder who did the Cuts. was the US DVD a Cinema Print? European English Versions called ONE JUST MAN didn't have these cuts...
The US print was from Independent International,they released it on vhs on the Super label offshoot.
Independent International were also responsible for the US release of REVOLVER but changed the title to BLOOD IN THE STREETS,had the Super Video release of this as well and it was missing a few minutes of dialogue.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 26 Oct 2007 - 19:03
U.K. Pre-cert

(http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/3528/onejustmanbk6.jpg)
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 26 Oct 2007 - 19:06
French release, great 2.35:1 print, shame it's in French conidering the scope dvd is cut

(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/4035/onejustmanfrenchva0.jpg)
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Jonny on 26 Oct 2007 - 19:15
What's missing from the Media Blasters DVD? I didn't know it was cut.

EDIT: Just re-read the thread. Dialogue, no big deal.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 21 Jan 2009 - 21:38
They're also releasing the complete European version of Lenzi's ONE JUST MAN with English/Italian/German and Turkish options,the American disc as SYNDICATE SADISTS is missing about 3mins of footage.
Is the Techno pre-cert uncut do you know?

I've got it and the Syndicate Sadists U.S. dvd but i never watched it, do you know what's cut?
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 21 Jan 2009 - 22:03
I've got it and the Syndicate Sadists U.S. dvd but i never watched it, do you know what's cut?
I think it's just dialogue mate,Marin posted abit about it in this thread a year and a half ago including info about this upcoming dvd release!
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 24 Jan 2009 - 14:25
Anybody knows if the upcoming German disc of ONE JUST MAN/SYNDICATE SADISTS will be a newly remastered print? The US one didn't look so good from what I remember...
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 24 Jan 2009 - 18:57
It's had a couple of dvd releases in Italy so there's a good chance they'll probably use the same master as those,glad i didn't bother with the MB disc now.

(http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/2981/img223321lrgal3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
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Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Jonny on 24 Jan 2009 - 19:09
...glad i didn't bother with the MB disc now.

The MB DVD is good for the subtitled Lenzi commentary so I'd say it's worth picking up if you can find it for a good price.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: vigilanteforce on 24 Jan 2009 - 19:34
I am sure the Italian discs look better than the MB one. I may keep it for the Lenzi commentary though!
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Jonny on 24 Jan 2009 - 20:04
I am sure the Italian discs look better than the MB one.

The Italian NoShame release has a Director comm track too so the MB disc could well be a port of the NoShame one? Or maybe MB licensed the comm track and synched it up with their own print?
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: ecc on 24 Jan 2009 - 22:07
I believe the source for the MB disc was a master from Sam Sherman's Independent International.  Judging by the releases of other titles licensed from I-I, most of the masters are not in great condition.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: KommissarX on 06 Feb 2009 - 04:01
Eyecatcher, here we go again... ::) Sorry if it looks like I am spamming this board with their output but they really are under full sail at the moment.

(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/1527/dervernichterapq4.jpg)

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/458/dervernichterbml6.jpg)

As expected none of the NoShame/Media Blasters extras are included. :(
 
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 06 Feb 2009 - 12:57
I think cover B is better but that's not saying much to be honest.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 06 Feb 2009 - 13:05
Yeah, not much between the two is there?
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Michael Blanton on 06 Feb 2009 - 13:23
Yeah, not much between the two is there?

Well, I do like the hairdo on cover A.  May get a perm and start wearing my hair like that.  :-*
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: MikeMalloy on 06 Feb 2009 - 13:54
I think cover B is pretty cool -- but then again, I have seriously low expectations; I first saw this movie as a U.S. '80s vhs release under the title FINAL PAYMENT, and the cover was just some hazy shot of a woman in a negligee. In the synopsis on the back, they had changed the name of Milian's character from "Rambo" to "Randall" just to avoid any possible confusion.

(I think that tape was Vestron, but I can't be certain.)
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: fdsmedia on 27 Mar 2009 - 11:18
Quick comparison Media Blasters vs Eyecatcher

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(http://i43.tinypic.com/2m60i06.jpg)

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Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 27 Mar 2009 - 15:27
The Italian credits look better but i'd say out the two bottom pictures the top one looks better.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Jonny on 27 Mar 2009 - 15:33
The Italian credits look better but i'd say out the two bottom pictures the top one looks better.

Same here, there's not such an improvement that it makes me want to double dip. I'll be fine with the Media Blasters disc for now.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 27 Mar 2009 - 15:37
The Italian credits look better but i'd say out the two bottom pictures the top one looks better.

Same here, there's not such an improvement that it makes me want to double dip. I'll be fine with the Media Blasters disc for now.
Me too, but i thought it was missing a small amount of footage (don't know what though)
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Jonny on 27 Mar 2009 - 15:42
Me too, but i thought it was missing a small amount of footage (don't know what though)


Just dialogue apparently. It's mentioned in the thread below...

Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975) (http://www.lovelockandload.net/forum/index.php?topic=96.15)
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Paul on 31 Mar 2009 - 08:26
Additional footage or not, this one looks worthy of an upgrade based on the PQ alone  :-X
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Jonny on 31 Mar 2009 - 08:46
Additional footage or not, this one looks worthy of an upgrade based on the PQ alone  :-X

I think if I had a big HD TV I'd upgrade too as I'm sure any imperfections stick out like a sore thumb on those things when upscaled.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Paul on 31 Mar 2009 - 08:52
Additional footage or not, this one looks worthy of an upgrade based on the PQ alone  :-X

I think if I had a big HD TV I'd upgrade too as I'm sure any imperfections stick out like a sore thumb on those things when upscaled.

There is that--and I've not checked the US disc on my telly--but just looking at the small screencaps elsewhere in this thread, there's definitely a big difference between the new German disc and the Shriek Show version. The SS release looks quite fuzzy by comparison.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Jonny on 31 Mar 2009 - 08:59
The SS release looks quite fuzzy by comparison.

It doesn't look that fuzzy to me, to be honest, but I'm sure the PAL Eyecatcher disc is better overall regardless.

 Besides I'd say 80% of all my film viewing is done via VHS sourced DVD-R's so my eyes must be used to fuzzy picture quality. The SS DVD looks pristine compared to some of the stuff I usually watch.

 :-\
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Paul on 31 Mar 2009 - 09:09
The SS release looks quite fuzzy by comparison.

It doesn't look that fuzzy to me, to be honest, but I'm sure the PAL Eyecatcher disc is better overall regardless.

 Besides I'd say 80% of all my film viewing is done via VHS sourced DVD-R's so my eyes must be used to fuzzy picture quality. The SS DVD looks pristine compared to some of the stuff I usually watch.

 :-\

Hey, the fact that the film got any DVD release, let alone two, is brilliant, mate. I'm just being pedantic.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Jonny on 31 Mar 2009 - 09:17
Hey, the fact that the film got any DVD release, let alone two, is brilliant, mate. I'm just being pedantic.

I know but I just wanted to put across how I feel. At the moment I've reached a level where I just can't see the point of double dipping on these titles. It seems like multiple releases of the same films are popping up all over the world - TORSO again anyone? - which is really frustrating when we know that there's 100's of films still unreleased. For this reason all I ever seem to watch is copies of films that haven't hit DVD via old VHS releases.

I don't mind doing this at all and as such for the foreseeable future I will not be double dipping on anything unless it's a major re-master with incredible extra, never before seen, footage.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 31 Mar 2009 - 10:51
At the moment I've reached a level where I just can't see the point of double dipping on these titles. It seems like multiple releases of the same films are popping up all over the world - TORSO again anyone? - which is really frustrating when we know that there's 100's of films still unreleased. For this reason all I ever seem to watch is copies of films that haven't hit DVD via old VHS releases.
Couldn't agree more.Seems to be the same old titles being re-released time and time again which i really just can't be arsed,or afford to,double dip on.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Paul on 31 Mar 2009 - 10:57
No, I completely agree too – never said anything about buying this, BTW. I've not bought anything in ages. Besides FOUR FLIES and a copy of TAKEN on Blu-ray (bought with vouchers I got for Christmas), I've not bought anything since January and won't be getting anything for the foreseeable future, either.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: MarcMorris on 31 Mar 2009 - 14:38
I save stuff that I know will probably look good on the projector. Other than that I watch older stuff on either my office LCD or the bedroom 14" CRT.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: the blob on 29 Mar 2011 - 23:30
I watched the MB disc last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Had a modern Western feel to it I thought and could see the connection with A Fistful Of Dollars. Despite the English title, not much sadism on display though. I think I liked it more than The Last Round but I'll probably have to go and watch that again sometime soon. Luc Merenda was definitely a more sadistic antagonist but I felt some of the action scenes were a bit clumsy and Syndicate Sadists had an overall more fluid vibe.

In the interview, Lenzi mentions Don Siegel as an influence so I wonder if Coogan's Bluff inspired the pool hall scene at all. Lenzi bemoaning not using Rambo in the title is quite amusing also.

I think the MB disc is okay. The print gets a bit scratchy at times but nothing too obtrusive for any lengthy period. Wouldn't mind watching it in Italian though although I didn't think the English dub was too bad.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: ecc on 29 Mar 2011 - 23:58
I think MB used an Independent International print.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: ecc on 09 Sep 2012 - 03:55
Medusa has re-released it (probably the same master as the NoShame): http://www.kultvideo.com/articles/ArticleSheet.aspx/aid15040aid-DVD-Il-giustiziere-sfida-la-citt%C3%A0- (http://www.kultvideo.com/articles/ArticleSheet.aspx/aid15040aid-DVD-Il-giustiziere-sfida-la-citt%C3%A0-)
Title: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 09 Sep 2012 - 12:21
No English again, that's a shame.
Title: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: demented_uk on 09 Sep 2012 - 19:24
I just picked up the Eyecatcher release at long last.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Farmer_J on 02 Jun 2013 - 14:52
I'm choosing between the US release or the Eyecatcher release, what's the audio like on the Eyecatcher disc? The last time I got an Eyecatcher dvd was W! Django, and the English language audio was quite bad.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 02 Jun 2013 - 15:06
The US disc is missing some footage. Not sure about the Eyecatcher disc. I don't rate the film very highly tbh.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Paul on 02 Jun 2013 - 16:23
The US disc is missing some footage. Not sure about the Eyecatcher disc. I don't rate the film very highly tbh.

I think it's a pretty good film. Great music too.

I'd not heard about the missing footage from the US release - that's the version I have. I'd seen the film only once before owning the Shriek Show DVD and that was via Aarron's Fletcher Pre-cert, so I certainly wasn't aware of missing anything when I watched it.

Do you know what it is that's missing, Rich?
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 02 Jun 2013 - 16:42
Just some dialogue I think. It's discussed somewhere in this thread.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Paul on 02 Jun 2013 - 18:01
Cheers, I'll have a look. I cant say I'm too bothered if its just dialogue.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 02 Jun 2013 - 19:10
I'm choosing between the US release or the Eyecatcher release.
It wouldn't surprise me if they were the same apart from being NTSC/PAL. And is the Eyecatcher one definitely PAL anyway?
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: the blob on 03 Mar 2015 - 15:39
New X-Rated DVD with English and Italian Audio but only German Subs. Screenshots look good.

(http://i59.tinypic.com/nna48z.jpg)
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: the blob on 03 Mar 2015 - 15:40
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Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 07 Mar 2015 - 00:30
New X-Rated DVD with English and Italian Audio but only German Subs. Screenshots look good.

([url]http://i59.tinypic.com/nna48z.jpg[/url])
::)
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: broonage on 13 Mar 2016 - 20:14
On blu
http://www.schnittberichte.com/news.php?ID=10243 (http://www.schnittberichte.com/news.php?ID=10243)
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 13 Mar 2016 - 22:34
On blu
[url]http://www.schnittberichte.com/news.php?ID=10243[/url] ([url]http://www.schnittberichte.com/news.php?ID=10243[/url])
::)
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: the blob on 13 Mar 2016 - 23:27
Sweet.. As good as the caps looked I was holding out for a BD. Nearly gave up a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: broonage on 14 Mar 2016 - 09:30
Beyond media have it but they have increased postage to crazy prices now.  :-[
Anyone know where to get X-rated disks?
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 14 Mar 2016 - 09:41
Beyond media have it but they have increased postage to crazy prices now.  :-[
Anyone know where to get X-rated disks?
I get them from here

Rest EU + USA
1 Article   € 7.00
2-4 Article   € 9.00
from 5 items   € 12.00
Shipping Provider:   Austrian post

https://www.dvdparadies.at/?redirected=1 (https://www.dvdparadies.at/?redirected=1)
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: broonage on 14 Mar 2016 - 12:58
Beyond media have it but they have increased postage to crazy prices now.  :-[
Anyone know where to get X-rated disks?
I get them from here

Rest EU + USA
1 Article   € 7.00
2-4 Article   € 9.00
from 5 items   € 12.00
Shipping Provider:   Austrian post

https://www.dvdparadies.at/?redirected=1 (https://www.dvdparadies.at/?redirected=1)

Great thanks
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: the blob on 11 Apr 2016 - 21:22
Bought it today on eBay. Looking forward to it! Looks like the same language options as their DVD.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: broonage on 31 Jul 2017 - 13:58
I never did get round to upgrading to the blu. Noticed 88 have this too a 3rd of the price. I searched online but can't find concrete info on what is the better version. DVD Compare state the German disk is longer, when I translate disk profiles they say it "comes with a uncut german version on the extra dvd". Hmmmm...any ideas?
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: logboy on 31 Jul 2017 - 19:08
I never did get round to upgrading to the blu. Noticed 88 have this too a 3rd of the price. I searched online but can't find concrete info on what is the better version. DVD Compare state the German disk is longer, when I translate disk profiles they say it "comes with a uncut german version on the extra dvd". Hmmmm...any ideas?

uk disc is the shorter cut of the film; i didnt buy it as a result. it is currently on offer in their sale of course, via their own shop.
Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: Roy Munson on 31 Jul 2017 - 20:00
I never did get round to upgrading to the blu. Noticed 88 have this too a 3rd of the price. I searched online but can't find concrete info on what is the better version. DVD Compare state the German disk is longer, when I translate disk profiles they say it "comes with a uncut german version on the extra dvd". Hmmmm...any ideas?

uk disc is the shorter cut of the film; i didnt buy it as a result. it is currently on offer in their sale of course, via their own shop.

I have the X rated Media Book blu Ray which has the longer cut of the film. There is an extra DVD with it of the film "The Bastard" but I think it's only got German audio on The Bastard. The Media Book looks nice though. It's still available on Amazon but is a bit pricey.




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Title: Re: Syndicate Sadists / Il giustiziere sfida la citta' (Umberto Lenzi, 1975)
Post by: broonage on 01 Aug 2017 - 09:02
I never did get round to upgrading to the blu. Noticed 88 have this too a 3rd of the price. I searched online but can't find concrete info on what is the better version. DVD Compare state the German disk is longer, when I translate disk profiles they say it "comes with a uncut german version on the extra dvd". Hmmmm...any ideas?

uk disc is the shorter cut of the film; i didnt buy it as a result. it is currently on offer in their sale of course, via their own shop.

I have the X rated Media Book blu Ray which has the longer cut of the film. There is an extra DVD with it of the film "The Bastard" but I think it's only got German audio on The Bastard. The Media Book looks nice though. It's still available on Amazon but is a bit pricey.




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Ok great thanks. Weird that 88 missed the extra minutes.