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 on: 18 May 2022 - 09:22 
Started by vigilanteforce - Last post by KommissarX
There are some mysteries in the world of Eurocult that for whatever reason never seem to let go of me. Even after all these years I once in a while looked for information on the elusive actor Mark Gregory (Marco di Gregorio) who played the title character Trash in the BRONX movies. Also here on LLL, in the Golden Years of the forum, we had discussions on him as I remember. While cult favourite Peter Bark has reappeared since, there were alleged sightings of Marco in Rome and lots of theories about what happened after he had left cinema behind him. Enzo didn't know, nor did other companions from his years in the movie business. The Bronx Warriors website owner even did a short youtube series "Hunt for Trash", trying his best to find him, but without success.

It is not the most recent news, but I just learned today that Marco de Gregorio, as his actual name was, already died tragically back in 2013. The guys from the cinemaitalianodatabase website confirm this in their March '22 article and even located his grave:

I was saddened to learn that life didn't go that great for the gentle giant in his later years. Did he ever know how passionate many of us fans were about his films and his performance in them, even if he himself didn't seem to care much about his career in the movies? I just hope that at one point, maybe through a chance encounter or just by browsing the internet, Marco realised that he was remembered and not forgotten at all and that his films were still being watched all over the world. Rest in peace, Bronx Warrior!

 on: 03 May 2022 - 21:29 
Started by Paul - Last post by Funktion
Studio Canal is starting a brand new line of titles, under the banner "Cult Classics".

One of the first titles is a Blu-Ray release of High Crime (La polizia incrimina la legge assolve), out next month of June 6th.

Early info on retailers mention Italian and English audio, and English subtitles, an exclusive set of art cards, and the following special features:

-A Criminal Conversation - Enzo G. Castellari Remembers High Crime:
A newly filmed interview with the director of the film, exploring the production of the film 40 years ago.

-The Scene of the Crime - An Interview with Roberto Girometti:
A newly filmed interview with the camera operator and long term collaborator of Castellari on his experiences from the film.

-High and Dry - The Stuntwork of Massimo Vanni:
A new featurette on the creative stunt choreography for the film.

 on: 08 Apr 2022 - 14:56 
Started by ecc - Last post by Funktion
Here are the specs for the upcoming 88 Films UK Limited Edition (3000 Units):

Disc One:

*New 4K Remastered Transfer of Città Violenta
*Alternate 2K Remastered Transfer of Violent City
*2.0 English DTS-HD MA Mono (With some sections in Italian with English subtitles as these scenes were never dubbed into English)
*2.0 Italian DTS-HS MA Mono with Newly Translated English Subtitles
*Audio Commentary by Charles Bronson Expert, Paul Talbot

Disc Two:

*'The Family' (Shorter US Version of the Film Sourced from a rare archive 35mm Print) with optional English SDH
*Shooting Violent City - An Interview with Director Sergio Sollima
*Violent Sollima - An Interview with Italian Cinema Expert Eugenio Ercolani
*An Important Friendship - An Interview with Pierpaolo De Sanctis
*"The Controversies of VIOLENT CITY" by EUROCRIME! director Mike Malloy
*Original Trailer
*‘The Family’ Trailer
*‘The Family’ TV Spots


*Matt Laminate Full Slipcase with brand-new artwork from Colin Murdoch
*'Charlie Slays - How Charles Bronson Transitioned from Character Actor to Leading Man in Sergio Sollima’s Brutal and Brilliant Violent City (1970)' - Booklet Notes by Andrew Graves and 'Citta Violenta' Booklet Notes by Tim Murray
*Double-sided foldout Poster

 on: 08 Apr 2022 - 14:50 
Started by Inspector Tanzi - Last post by Funktion
I thought Pupi Avati's Zeder had a thread already, but it seems it doesn't.  ;D

So, here it goes:

88 Films is releasing Zeder on Blu-Ray in the UK later this month, on April 25th.

Here are the specs for their release:

*Remastered 2K Transfer in 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio from the Original Negative
*2.0 English DTS-HD MA
*2.0 Italian DTS-HD MA with newly-translated English Subtitles
*Audio commentary with Kim Newman and Sean Hogan
*Audio commentary with Italian Genre experts Barry Forshaw and Eugenio Ercolani
*The Avati Brothers - An Interview with Antonio Avati
*Working with the Avati’s - An Interview with Gabriele Lavia
*Northern Gothic - An Interview with Pupi Avati
*Dressing Terror - An Interview with Steno Tonelli
*Original Italian Trailer
*Reversible sleeve with Classic Poster Artwork

The Limited Edition (3000 Units) will additionally include:

*Rigid Slipcase with New Artwork From Graham Humphreys
*40 Page Perfect Bound Book featuring "The Bolognese Dead -A Look Back At Pupi Avati’s Zeder" By Chloe Leigh Taylor, "Nuclear Faith: Science, Technology And Religion In Pupi Avati's Zeder" By Francesco Massaccesi, "Screen and Scream Again - Unearthing Pupi Avati’s Mesmerising Zombie Feature Zeder" (1983) by Andrew Graves
*A3 Double-sided Fold-out Poster

 on: 07 Apr 2022 - 11:32 
Started by Stephen Grimes - Last post by Funktion
Provincia Violenta received an English-friendly BD release in Germany.

As usual with most German genre releases, there's various packaging options available, but the inexpensive 2 disc set (BD + DVD, in a regular BD keep case) I recently bought has English subtitles, and even a few extras (including a 70 min. interview with Richard Harrison).

 on: 01 Apr 2022 - 21:30 
Started by Red Skeletons - Last post by Funktion
It seems every label in the UK is going crazy about Sergio Sollima. :-\
After the announcement of Blu-Ray releases for Revolver (Eureka Entertainment), and Violent City (88 Films), The Big Gundown is next.

There's not many details available at the moment, but Indicator (Powerhouse) has announced a UK BD release of The Big Gundown.

While there's already some great, English-friendly BD releases of the film in the US and Germany, Indicator usually does some great work in everything they touch, from the actual transfer, the special features, and even the packaging/booklets, so I have no doubt this upcoming UK BD will be worth the wait.  8)

 on: 31 Mar 2022 - 10:35 
Started by IL COMMISSARIO - Last post by Funktion
On May 16th, Revolver is getting a UK Blu-Ray release by Eureka Entertainment.

It's going to be a big day for fans of Sergio Sollima, since a Violent City Blu-Ray is also releasing on the same day (by 88 Films).

Here's the specs for this release:

*New 4K Restoration
*English and Italian audio options
*Optional English Subtitles, newly translated for this release
*Brand new audio commentary by author / critic Kim Newman
*Brand new interview with film scholar Stephen Thrower, author of Nightmare USA
*Archival interview with actor Fabio Testi
*Original Trailers and Radio Adverts
*A Limited Edition collector's booklet featuring two new essays by author Howard Hughes; one covering the background to the making of Revolver, and an extensive piece on Ennio Morricone's "Eurocrime" soundtracks
*Limited Edition O-Card slipcase

 on: 30 Mar 2022 - 14:44 
Started by Funktion - Last post by Funktion
Umbrella Entertainment released a massive boxset in their Drive-In Delirium series, compiling the previous 6 individual volumes into a gargantuan set with 35+ hours of trailers (excluding extras).

If you like trailer compilations and don't own the previous releases, this one is a must have.


 on: 28 Mar 2022 - 11:41 
Started by ecc - Last post by Funktion
Has anybody seen The Making of Too Beautiful to Die? Apparently it's on a Colourbox VHS.

Sorry for the year old "bump", Marc, but considering this isn't listed in the specs for your upcoming release of Too Beautiful to Die, I assume you didn't manage to find it and/or include it, right?

I wish you would be able to get it, or even better, if you managed to license the latest film in this (sort of) series, Sotto il vestito niente - L'ultima sfilata, to make it a trilogy boxset, because I always pick up your releases, but in this case I have the Vinegar Syndrome set already, and both releases appear to almost identical...  :o

Blood of the Vampire, on the other hand, will be a sure buy.  8)

 on: 28 Mar 2022 - 11:03 
Started by ecc - Last post by Funktion
9 year "bump" ;D, but it seems I'll be retiring my Italian BD soon.

Violent City is getting new US and UK BD releases soon, with multiple cuts included.

In the US, Kino Lorber is releasing Violent City on May 17 as a 2 BD set, with the following specs:

*NEW 2K RESTORATION of Violent City (In English & Italian with Optional English Subtitles)
*NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Paul Talbot, the author of the BRONSON'S LOOSE! Books
*Shooting VIOLENT CITY: Interview with Co-Writer/Director Sergio Sollima
*Theatrical Trailers for VIOLENT CITY and THE FAMILY

*NEW 4K Restoration of Città violenta (In Italian with Optional English Subtitles)
*Master of The Family – 2K Scan of a 35mm Print (In English with Optional English Subtitles)
*Charles Bronson Theatrical Trailers


In the UK, 88 Films is releasing it on May 16, also as a 2 BD set.
While the final specs are yet to be announced, the contents are probably going to be very similar to the US release, since when they first announced this release, they confirmed the following inclusions:

*3 Cuts of the Film: 4K transfer of Violent City, 2K tranfer of the Italian Cut, The Family Version
*Audio Commentary by Paul Talbot

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