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Old 01-01-06, 05:40 PM
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Italian Cop Flicks...where to start?

I've been reading a lot about 1970's Italian cop movies lately...namely, Violent Professionals, Violent Naples, and one other that I can't recall...but they're not on DVD yet (here, anyway).

What other good Italian cop movies are out there? Perferrably something that I could score on Netflix...

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Revolver. Nice little film with two excellent performances. Blue Underground issued a beautiful DVD and I'm sure it's available on Netflix.
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Revolver came to my mind as well -- highly recommended.
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Super Fuzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Tarantino, maybe take a look at some of the films available in R1 via No Shame Films (noshamefilms.com).
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Revolver is good, as the others have said. Skip the exalted High Crime, as it's far too convoluted and turgid.
Offhand, the best Italian cop flick I have seen is Confessions of a Police Captain with Martin Balsam and Franco Nero.
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Originally Posted by dyerjp
Super Fuzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I thought of this as well (a personal favorite of mine), but technically, not a very good film.
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Nothing tops Almost Human.
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Originally Posted by dyerjp
Super Fuzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
that is exactly what I was gonna say!!!!!!!!
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I can recommend La Polizia chiede aiuto. Great score, nice exploitation and a lot of .

The German DVD is very good and features an English dub.

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^Good film; incredible score by Cipriani. It's more of a Giallo, though, than a straight cop movie.
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This is more of a comedy, and really about detectives, but this is one of my all-time needed-on-DVD movies:

Detective School Dropouts
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If you're getting Revolver, you may as well grab the 2 pack with Contraband. Crazy ass movie.

The Big Racket is another awesome one you should check out.
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I just got Super Fuzz and Almost Human in the mail from Netflix today, I'll watch one tonight. Great suggestions, guys. Keep them coming!

I added Contraband to my list, but didn't see The Big Racket available in R1.

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Didn't know Revolver came in a two pack with Contraband; only with Grand Slam. Contraband is bad, however. There are a few good action scenes and a few awesome gore scenes (especially the famous burning), but it's ultimately not worth it. Grand Slam is a LOT better. It's not a cop film, but an Italian (actually more of a international production headed by Italians) heist film.
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Oops my bad. Contraband comes with Conquest, not Revolver. I think Big Racket is getting an R1 release by Blue Underground later in the year.
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I actually have the Revolver/Grand Slam pack. I hated Grand Slam, but Revolver was pretty good. Grand Slam was just too slow.

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Assault with a Deadly Weapon (or Roma a mano armata if you prefer)
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Well, I watched Almost Human today. I didn't like it as much as people said I would.

Oh well.

I'm going to watch Super Fuzz tomorrow.

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Not bad.
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Originally Posted by Norm de Plume
^Good film; incredible score by Cipriani. It's more of a Giallo, though, than a straight cop movie.
I put the German trailer for the movie online:



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