Euro Cult Movie Forum => Police & Crime => Topic started by: IL COMMISSARIO on 24 Jun 2008 - 06:14

Title: Silent Action / La polizia accusa:il servizio segreto...(Sergio Martino, 1975)
Post by: IL COMMISSARIO on 24 Jun 2008 - 06:14
I watched the Italian NoShame DVD late this evening. Really good police procedural/murder mystery/action movie with strong direction from Martino. It wasn't too terribly difficult following along with the Italian subs although a couple parts were lost on me and about an hour in the subs became out of sync for about 10 minutes. Top class movie although more demanding fans seeking violent thrills might be put off by this one.
Title: Re: Silent Action/La polizia accusa: il servisio segreto uccide(Sergio Martino,1975)
Post by: Pollanet on 24 Jun 2008 - 08:18
I like very much this movie, it was also one of the first crime movies I watched on tv when I was child...

italian critics says about this movie that is ridicolous, 30 years ago as today, I don't agree in any way

Martino was probably the greatest director taking events from reality and mixing them in a story, and La polizia accusa is probably the best movie about 70's secret service deviance, underground fascist golpe and so on

Seems that this movie had a great success in USSR, unfortunately AYP dvd is bad  :)

Title: Re: Silent Action/La polizia accusa:il servizio segreto uccide(Sergio Martino, 1975)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 24 Jun 2008 - 10:38
There's also an English fandub of the Italian NoShame disc,as Polla said the image isn't great but it's a superb crime/political thriller and along with MILANO TREMA my favorite by Martino.
Btw has anyone managed to subtitle the 2 interesting documentaries on the NoShame dvd?
Title: Re: Silent Action/La polizia accusa:il servizio segreto uccide(Sergio Martino, 1
Post by: Jonny on 24 Jun 2008 - 10:42
Funny you should mention subtitling the docs as there's a nice 24 minute interview with Dardano Sacchetti on the MARK IL POLIZIOTTO DVD that looks really interesting. Maybe DjangoLi would be up for doing a few of them?
Title: Re: Silent Action / La polizia accusa:il servizio segreto...(Sergio Martino, 197
Post by: Distorty on 24 Jun 2008 - 11:59
I have seen this (the noshame fandub) I can't for the life of me remember it though. I just ran off a copy for a friend so I might revisit it.

My memory worries me sometimes :(
Title: Re: Silent Action / La polizia accusa:il servizio segreto...(Sergio Martino, 1975)
Post by: Johan Melle on 24 Jun 2008 - 14:31
This happens to be one of my favorite Euro police thrillers. I think everything here works in this one. Much better than THE VIOLENT PROFESSIONALS, which also isn't bad. It's also one of Merenda's best roles IMO.
Title: Re: Silent Action / La polizia accusa:il servizio segreto...(Sergio Martino, 1975)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 24 Jun 2008 - 15:00
Yeah i liked Merenda in this as well plus Antonio Casale as the assassin/kidnapper,another very brutal character like the one he played in MILANO TREMA as the escaped prisoner alongside Luciano Rossi.
Title: Re: Silent Action / La polizia accusa:il servizio segreto...(Sergio Martino, 1975)
Post by: Philleh on 15 Jan 2021 - 16:07
Hey guys,

Just thoughts I'd drop in and let you all know that these hallowed boards get a shout out on Mike Malloy's audio commentary for Silent Action.   :)
Title: Re: Silent Action / La polizia accusa:il servizio segreto...(Sergio Martino, 1975)
Post by: Funktion on 22 Jan 2021 - 21:49
Hey guys,

Just thoughts I'd drop in and let you all know that these hallowed boards get a shout out on Mike Malloy's audio commentary for Silent Action.   :)

Thanks for the heads-up, Philleh. :P

I'm really looking forward to this release. It's great to have one more label releasing genre efforts.  ::)

Did you work on this release, or did you get a review copy?
Any details you can share about it (the quality of the transfer/special features, ...)?  :D
Title: Re: Silent Action / La polizia accusa:il servizio segreto...(Sergio Martino, 1975)
Post by: Funktion on 01 Feb 2021 - 15:25
Here's the final details on the upcoming Blu-Ray release by Fractured Visions, out next month:

    Collector’s Edition Slipcase
    Original Soundtrack CD
    Special Collector’s Booklet with new essays by Eugenio Eroclani and Francesco Massaccesi
    2K Restoration from the Original Camera Negative
    Original Italian Mono Audio with newly translated English subtitles
    Newly Remastered English Mono Audio
    Audio Commentary with Tough-guy film expert Mike Malloy
    The Age of Lead: 1970s Italy
    Directing the Strategy: A interview with Director Sergio Martino
    Luc Unleashed: A interview with Actor Luc Merenda
    Sergio and I: A interview with Composer Luciano Michelini
    Archival interview with Luc Merenda
    Archival featurette: The Milian Connection

(https://images.static-bluray.com/movies/covers/280949_large.jpg)
Title: Re: Silent Action / La polizia accusa:il servizio segreto...(Sergio Martino, 1975)
Post by: Funktion on 11 Feb 2021 - 12:37
Fractured Visions has recently released a promotional trailer for their upcoming BD release of Silent Action, showcasing some of the special features included:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S36a1oPbXzQ

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On a side note, tomorrow (February 12th) the label will announce the next title to be released, apparently an Umberto Lenzi film.
Title: Re: Silent Action / La polizia accusa:il servizio segreto...(Sergio Martino, 1975)
Post by: Jonny on 09 Apr 2021 - 11:57
Got the Blu-ray yesterday and so far have checked out the commentary track from Mike. Very good indeed, image quality for the main feature is decent. Not incredible but very good compared to what's been previously available.
Title: Re: Silent Action / La polizia accusa:il servizio segreto...(Sergio Martino, 1975)
Post by: Russell22 on 15 Apr 2021 - 15:10
Got the Blu-ray yesterday and so far have checked out the commentary track from Mike. Very good indeed, image quality for the main feature is decent. Not incredible but very good compared to what's been previously available.

Yes agreed mate; some of the comments about the quality of the transfer are ridiculous: Like you say, better than any previously released version and nice to get a shout out from Mike, as well as your good self, on his commentary  ;) :)
Title: Re: Silent Action / La polizia accusa:il servizio segreto...(Sergio Martino, 1975)
Post by: Funktion on 14 May 2021 - 16:08
For those who ordered this release directly from Fractured Visions, may I ask: what kind of packaging do they use (cardboard packaging like Eureka, those thin padded envelopes like Zavvi, ...)?

I tried to reach out to them several times to ask about this (email, social media, ...), but I didn't get a reply.

Sorry to "vent" a bit, but post-Brexit it's majorly annoying to buy anything from the UK.
Amazon.co.uk still does not ship this release outside of the UK. So basically, for this title I can either try Zavvi (who always finds a way to destroy my packages), or I can try to order directly from the label (despite they charging almost £10 in shipping, and charging me UK VAT, which they shouldn't, since I'm supposed to pay local VAT at arrival of the package).
And just like that, a single release ends up costing me more than 50€ (£24.99 for the item, £9.00 for the shipping, plus local customs/VAT (23%), which also includes a customs presentation charge of €12).

At least I hope they provide decent packaging, since paying all this for a damaged item would be a bit much.  ???
Title: Re: Silent Action / La polizia accusa:il servizio segreto...(Sergio Martino, 1975)
Post by: MarcMorris on 16 May 2021 - 09:39
Standard Blu-ray case with a card slip cover.
Title: Re: Silent Action / La polizia accusa:il servizio segreto...(Sergio Martino, 1975)
Post by: Funktion on 16 May 2021 - 15:47
Standard Blu-ray case with a card slip cover.
Thanks for your reply, Marc. ;)

But, I meant shipping packaging (those card "wraparounds" that Eureka uses, padded envelopes, ...)?

Lately I've been having a hard time getting items in one piece when some cardboard packaging isn't used (broken cases, loose discs, ...). That's why despite not being a big fan of Amazon, I usually use them for BDs (but they don't ship this release outside of the UK).

thanks
Title: Re: Silent Action / La polizia accusa:il servizio segreto...(Sergio Martino, 1975)
Post by: djvaso on 16 May 2021 - 20:20
For those who ordered this release directly from Fractured Visions, may I ask: what kind of packaging do they use (cardboard packaging like Eureka, those thin padded envelopes like Zavvi, ...)?

I tried to reach out to them several times to ask about this (email, social media, ...), but I didn't get a reply.

Sorry to "vent" a bit, but post-Brexit it's majorly annoying to buy anything from the UK.
Amazon.co.uk still does not ship this release outside of the UK. So basically, for this title I can either try Zavvi (who always finds a way to destroy my packages), or I can try to order directly from the label (despite they charging almost £10 in shipping, and charging me UK VAT, which they shouldn't, since I'm supposed to pay local VAT at arrival of the package).
And just like that, a single release ends up costing me more than 50€ (£24.99 for the item, £9.00 for the shipping, plus local customs/VAT (23%), which also includes a customs presentation charge of €12).

At least I hope they provide decent packaging, since paying all this for a damaged item would be a bit much.  ???
If you are in EU, it is very strange that you can not order this release from Amazon UK. I am in a country outside EU but still can order the disc without VAT (GBP 17.79 + GBP 3.58 P&P + EUR 1.00 custom clearance).
Title: Re: Silent Action / La polizia accusa:il servizio segreto...(Sergio Martino, 1975)
Post by: Funktion on 16 May 2021 - 21:02
If you are in EU, it is very strange that you can not order this release from Amazon UK. I am in a country outside EU but still can order the disc without VAT (GBP 17.79 + GBP 3.58 P&P + EUR 1.00 custom clearance).

Amazon.co.uk has been like this since brexit.
I can't pre-order a goddamned thing from them. I see the items as pre-orderable, but as soon as I log-in, and set a EU address, it's listed as not available.

For most titles, a few days after they are released they are "orderable", but many others (like this one) still aren't.

To give you an idea, please check the link below:

https://imgur.com/a/eAwn5Wk

There's 2 screenshots there.
The first one is when I have a delivery address inside the EU (it can be mine, in Portugal, or my brother's in France). It says the title is not available, "temporarily out of stock" (it has been like this since it first appeared on the store, even before it launched).

The second screenshot is if I add a UK postal code. As you can see, the item is orderable that way.
Sadly, if I add it to the card, and proceed to check out, when I select a EU address I get a message saying the item can't be delivered there, and that I need to select another address.
Title: Re: Silent Action / La polizia accusa:il servizio segreto...(Sergio Martino, 1975)
Post by: djvaso on 17 May 2021 - 08:20
This is my case  :)
(https://i.imgur.com/DnEDlM5.jpg)