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Author Topic: Violent Professional - The Films of Luciano Rossi (Kier-La Janisse, 2007)  (Read 7485 times)

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I received my copy of this great book and am very happy with it. Rossi is a face you won't forget but not many actually knew him by his name. Finally, somebody decided to shed some light on him by writing a book! I could hardly believe it when I first heard the news! I was a fan of Rossi and wanted to learn more about him so this book was a small revelation to me. The biography is particularly interesting and there are even pictures of Rossi's house and grave. In the interviews, nobody seems to have anything negative to say about Luciano- besides a special actor he was also a great person. Its a shame he didn't live long enough to see this book. The Italian exploitation community needs more publications like this!
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I've got this and have only skimmed through it really but I was impressed too. It's very cheap, considering it's a specialist title. a real winner.
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Superb book and a bargain price too, I think I bought mine for £5 from Harvey at the Exploitation USA fest in London a few months ago.

Read it cover to cover on the train home and didn't realise how many films I'd actually seen with Rossi in them!
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Superb book and a bargain price too, I think I bought mine for £5 from Harvey at the Exploitation USA fest in London a few months ago.

Did you manage to get your copy signed in the end? I did!  ::)
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Did you manage to get your copy signed in the end? I did!  ::)

Nope, I gave up then went to get drunk. Tanzi had a talk with her (Kier) just after that as regards the ratings system she put in the book asking what it all meant and she told him the ratings weren't to do with how good she thought the film was but how good looking Luciano was in the film.  ???
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Superb book and a bargain price too, I think I bought mine for £5 from Harvey at the Exploitation USA fest in London a few months ago.

Did you manage to get your copy signed in the end? I did!  ::)
me too
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It's a great little book, i love the design of it as well. Really liked the poster for Prostituzione/Red Light Girls in it. It ticks all the boxes for a cool poster. Can't find an image of it at the moment.
The bio is good, and quite touching where it tells of his native village showing one of his films on the village green in tribute after his passing.
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The bio is good, and quite touching where it tells of his native village showing one of his films on the village green in tribute after his passing.


There are a lot of touching things in the book such as the picture of his house and grave, the parts about him being a really nice person and loving cats (guess he had forgotten about his death scene in DEATH SMILES AT MURDER). I loved these details. Plus the books contains information on him that would otherwise be hidden forever.

Rossi's demise in DEATH SMILES AT MURDER by Joe D'Amato:
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Superb book and a bargain price too, I think I bought mine for £5 from Harvey at the Exploitation USA fest in London a few months ago.

Read it cover to cover on the train home and didn't realise how many films I'd actually seen with Rossi in them!

I felt this way as well. Numerous spaghetti westerns in the book I realized I had but didn't notice him in them. Possibly because his appearance is different from a handful of the films.
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There are a lot of touching things in the book such as the picture of his house and grave, the parts about him being a really nice person and loving cats (guess he had forgotten about his death scene in DEATH SMILES AT MURDER)
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Nice one Lefteris.
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vigilanteforce

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Ha, that is an unbelievable scene isn't Stephen?
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Stephen Grimes

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Ha, that is an unbelievable scene isn't Stephen?
I love it,the cats screams and cries are something else.
The ending in the cemetary is also very creepy,spooked me abit when i first saw it.
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vigilanteforce

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I can't remember the ending- it was a really long time since I last watched this one and I don't even have it on DVD, I should get it!
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Stephen Grimes

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I can't remember the ending- it was a really long time since I last watched this one and I don't even have it on DVD, I should get it!
It's out on the Dutch label Italian Shock,nice looking print but the English track is a bit rough-very crackly and hissy.
I'll sort something in our next trade mate. :P
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Kier-La is a sweatheart. I met her recently and last year in Austin at Fantastic Fest. She contributed an essay to my new book on Ms.45 where she related to rape/revenge movies and her experiences as a young girl with Barbie and Ken dolls. I laughed and laughed when she mailed it to me!

Excerpt from this damned fine essay:

"The scenario was always the same: Barbie and friends would head out in the Barbie dream camper for a picnic in the country. Barbie would have to go to the bathroom, and since there aren’t any toilet facilities in Barbie’s Dream World (sinks, showers, bathtubs, yes – toilets no), Barbie would excuse herself to go urinate behind a bush. With Barbie in this vulnerable state, Jimmy would lunge out from behind an adjacent bush and ravage her."

Bless her.

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