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Author Topic: C'era una volta un gangster (Marco Masi, 1969)  (Read 5408 times)

burningcity

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C'era una volta un gangster (Marco Masi, 1969)
« on: 26 Nov 2008 - 15:07 »

It took me almost 15 years but I have finally found this 1969 Italian crime film starring Richard Harrison (by Marco Masi). To the best of my knowledge it was the last Italian cime I didn't have in any language. What started out as a low budget crime film almost seems to end up as a spaghetti western setting in the ending. The print even has English language credits at the end (with the title Gangsters' Jungle) leading me to believe this may exist in English as well.
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Stephen Grimes

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Re: C'era una volta un gangster (Marco Masi ,1969) Found!
« Reply #1 on: 26 Nov 2008 - 15:35 »

Have you got the H&W dvd?

Only film i've seen by Marco Masi is IL SEME DI CAINO,a crime thriller with Isarco Ravaioli who also starred in a few Polselli movies.
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burningcity

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« Reply #2 on: 26 Nov 2008 - 21:54 »

Yes and it looks great. What other H&W's do you reccomend? POLIZIA E AL SERVIZIO DELLA CITTADINO looks great too. Roma la altra faccia della violenza looks terrible (incredibly dark).
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« Reply #3 on: 27 Nov 2008 - 09:23 »

What other H&W's do you reccomend?
Recently got SEQUESTRO DI PERSONA (Sardinia:Kidnapped) which pisses all over the US ntsc tape,also an early Riccardo Freda film titled CACCIA ALL'UOMO with Umberto Orsini which wasn't bad.
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Re: C'era una volta un gangster (Marco Masi ,1969) Found!
« Reply #4 on: 27 Nov 2008 - 10:32 »

Some grabs from my H&W DVD...



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Re: C'era una volta un gangster (Marco Masi ,1969) Found!
« Reply #5 on: 27 Nov 2008 - 12:58 »

Who / where are H&W?
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Re: C'era una volta un gangster (Marco Masi ,1969) Found!
« Reply #6 on: 27 Nov 2008 - 13:18 »

Who / where are H&W?

Hobby & Work are an Italian DVD company that put out DVD's for sale via newsagents in Italy. Quality varies wildly from direct DVD rips from previously released DVD's to VHS or worse transfers.
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« Reply #7 on: 28 Nov 2008 - 17:41 »

Jonny, let me correct you about H&W, some may be transfers of old VHS tapes but C'era una volta un gangster, pOLIZIA E AL SERVIZIO DELLA CITTADINO and I'm sure a few others were NEVER released on tape or DVD other than by H&W so overall they have a purpose.
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« Reply #8 on: 28 Nov 2008 - 17:55 »

Jonny, let me correct you about H&W, some may be transfers of old VHS tapes but C'era una volta un gangster, pOLIZIA E AL SERVIZIO DELLA CITTADINO and I'm sure a few others were NEVER released on tape or DVD other than by H&W so overall they have a purpose.

Phil, I never said H&W didn't serve a purpose mate, I was just answering Marc's question about the company in a brief and round about fashion.

Maybe what I should have said was that they often re-release previously released DVD's, sometimes DVD's with transfers ripped from VHS and occasionally transfers from 16mm and 35mm theatrical prints. The quality varies from DVD to DVD.

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« Reply #9 on: 29 Nov 2008 - 20:15 »

Jonny, like you I've heard good and bad about H&W. So far I've stuck to just 4 that never were on VHS or DVD and 2 of the 4 were great! Roma la altra faccia della violenza was the bad one (extremely dark) and Roma drogata... was off an old rare tape. I'd love to hear from anyone who's bought any others and their opinions.
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Stephen Grimes

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« Reply #10 on: 29 Nov 2008 - 21:41 »

I'd love to hear from anyone who's bought any others and their opinions.
There's a new thread about H&W here, be great if we could get more info and feedback about the label and their releases on there.
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« Reply #11 on: 02 Apr 2021 - 16:58 »

Does English subtitles exist for this film?
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« Reply #12 on: 06 Apr 2021 - 17:55 »

Does English subtitles exist for this film?
No, it doesn't as far as I know. I wonder why someone hasn't done translation since 2009. I do Italian transcription and timings for the whole movie although I'm at the level A2 in Italian. Could you proofread these subtitles? 
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