Saturday, April 25, 2015

Eurocrime Posters : Lizzani's Banditi A Milano a.k.a The Violent Four

After a brief facebook chat on the Eurocrime genre yesterday evening in which I said if I was forced to pick the best film of the genre, Carlo Lizzani's Banditi A Milano would probably be it. This inspired me to dig out the US one sheet I tracked down after falling in love with the movie. Retitled as The Violent Four for US consumption and released by no less a studio than Paramount.

Having searched all the usual places it seems the film doesn't have a legitimate release anywhere at the moment (If I'm wrong then please let me know), a travesty considering not only it's importance to it's genre, but also it's sublime quality. I'd love to see Arrow work their magic and deliver a definitive release of this classic.


A. said...

I like to think Arrow is testing the waters with Milano Calibro 9. Hopefullt that sells well and the explore more Italian crime flicks.

Have you read Roberto Curti's book Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980? It seems like a good equivilant to the Hong Kong filmography book you posted a while back. I'm very curious about it but it seems a bit pricey for me at the moment.

A hero never dies said...

A, I'd love that to be the case with Arrow, it's definitely a genre they have neglected so far, so many great films to choose from and hardly any competition, fingers crossed.

I have read Curti's book and would highly recommend it. So many great sounding movies that are unavailable though, torture!

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