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Author Topic: Calibre 9 / Milano calibro 9 (Fernando di Leo, 1972)  (Read 28163 times)

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Re: Calibre 9/Milano calibro 9 (Fernando di Leo, 1972)
« Reply #15 on: 20 Nov 2007 - 19:32 »

The film, as a whole, I'm not too crazy about: the intro is incredible (my favorite start to any film ever), but the middle section is unnecessarily talky and there are a lot of awkward scenes (when Frank Wolff yells for several minutes at the police station, for example: the story gets bogged down - DiLeo tries to be political, but this is neither the time nor the place :) ) The ending is great.

I personally prefer Lenzi's comicbook-like policiescos, NAPOLI VIOLENTA or ROMA A MANO ARMATA. My favorite policiesco is the oherwise unremarkable Girolami's ROMA VIOLENTA, that film is fantastic.
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Re: Calibre 9/Milano calibro 9 (Fernando di Leo, 1972)
« Reply #16 on: 20 Nov 2007 - 19:34 »

They are all great films you have mentioned ::)
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Re: Calibre 9/Milano calibro 9 (Fernando di Leo, 1972)
« Reply #17 on: 21 Nov 2007 - 17:56 »

DiLeo tries to be political, but this is neither the time nor the place

I am going to agree on this- the dialogue between "right wing cop" and "left wing cop" didn't do much for me either. I consider the film a masterpiece though: really strong performances, great violent scenes, unforgettable music score, etc... Still prefer THE BOSS though, really nasty and hard-hitting mafia film.
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Re: Calibre 9/Milano calibro 9 (Fernando di Leo, 1972)
« Reply #18 on: 12 Jan 2008 - 12:01 »

Didn't know there was a Japanese dvd, shame it's in Italian only
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Re: Calibre 9/Milano calibro 9 (Fernando di Leo, 1972)
« Reply #19 on: 12 Jan 2008 - 20:54 »

Watched this again a couple weeks back and it's about the perfect film for the genre. I tried showing it to two different people and neither was interested in the slightest. Even the brutal opening did nothing to sustain interest.
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Re: Calibre 9/Milano calibro 9 (Fernando di Leo, 1972)
« Reply #20 on: 14 Jan 2008 - 15:18 »

Can't wait to see this one on a big screen next week!
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Re: Calibre 9/Milano calibro 9 (Fernando di Leo, 1972)
« Reply #21 on: 15 Jan 2008 - 08:34 »

Watched this again a couple weeks back and it's about the perfect film for the genre. I tried showing it to two different people and neither was interested in the slightest. Even the brutal opening did nothing to sustain interest.

If you can't hook someone into CALIBRE 9 with that opening, there's no hope of converting them to the wide world of Euro Cult crime movies...
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Re: Calibre 9/Milano calibro 9 (Fernando di Leo, 1972)
« Reply #22 on: 16 Jan 2008 - 10:44 »

I agree, and I love how your avatar here shows a nifty clip from the exact opening in question.  That sequence is wild, knockout filmmaking and a perfect example of Eurocult cinema at its peak.
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« Reply #23 on: 16 Jan 2008 - 19:47 »

I agree, and I love how your avatar here shows a nifty clip from the exact opening in question.  That sequence is wild, knockout filmmaking and a perfect example of Eurocult cinema at its peak.

Which is exactly why I chose this film. I got the same response from both people just mere minutes after it began..."This looks dubbed..." and this classic retort..."This looks old, what year is this?"

Oh well.....
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Re: Calibre 9/Milano calibro 9 (Fernando di Leo, 1972)
« Reply #24 on: 16 Jan 2008 - 20:00 »

"This looks dubbed..." and this classic retort..."This looks old, what year is this?"

I fucking hate people who talk bullshit like that  :)
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Re: Calibre 9/Milano calibro 9 (Fernando di Leo, 1972)
« Reply #25 on: 16 Jan 2008 - 20:05 »


Which is exactly why I chose this film. I got the same response from both people just mere minutes after it began..."This looks dubbed..." and this classic retort..."This looks old, what year is this?"

Oh well.....

You need to get different friends.
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Re: Calibre 9/Milano calibro 9 (Fernando di Leo, 1972)
« Reply #26 on: 16 Jan 2008 - 20:09 »

I seldom see those guys but they're heavy into Mafia movies so I thought that'd be a perfect example to see some similar type films but no less, or in many cases, far more violent than the US films but amazingly, nothing seemed to click and after seeming to be so disinterested in the opening I just shut it off because if that film doesn't grab your attention during the opening, then nothing else will.
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Re: Calibre 9/Milano calibro 9 (Fernando di Leo, 1972)
« Reply #27 on: 16 Jan 2008 - 21:43 »

Besides Tanzi, Jonny and Marc, most of the people I know proper look down their noses at exploitation films.  :-\
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Re: Calibre 9 / Milano calibro 9 (Fernando di Leo, 1972)
« Reply #28 on: 20 Jun 2009 - 11:27 »

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Re: Calibre 9 / Milano calibro 9 (Fernando di Leo, 1972)
« Reply #29 on: 20 Jun 2009 - 12:04 »

I defy anyone who can think of a better pre-credits sequence to any other Italian crime film.
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