Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 251: Sat Sep 8

Milano Calibro 9 (Di Leo, 1972): Rio Cinema, 11.30pm

It's safe to say you won't see anything like this on a cinema screen in London this week, or most other weeks for that matter.

Here is the introduction from the Cigarette Burns team: 'Eurocrime. An over-the-top, short-lived, Italian action filled, crime thriller genre, and still one of the few undiscovered genres ... until recently. When the fantastic documentary EUROCRIME screened at this year's Frightfest, it sent film geeks scurrying off to hunt down these still quite obscure films, hungry for more. Few have been transferred to a digital format, leaving many only available on VHS, so the hunt is on. A great introduction to the genre is MILANO CALIBRO 9, fist fights, car chases, double-crossing and dripping with 70s slickness, this Fernando DiLeo-directed masterpiece follows recently released con, Ugo (Gastone Moschin), as he tries to escape his previous life, all the elements from his past conspire against him, convinced that he still has the missing $300,000. Caught between the police, his old crime bosses, his psychotic ex-mate, the brutal Rocco (Mario Adorf), and his love for his girlfriend, played by the stunning Barbara Bouchet, there doesn't appear to be much hope for Ugo... This is truly a fantastic film. Expect a stonking night of Italian soundtrack action on the turntables of doom manned by DJ Cherrystones.'


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Here is the opening.

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