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Old 24th June 2019, 09:15 PM
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I'll post one review this weekend... if anyone's interested, that is.
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I'm going to get some grief here tbh I had to google the word I was I didn't know what it mean, tut tut tut shame on me
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Magnum Cop (1978)

The late, great Maurizio Merli does his best Harry Callaghan impersonation in this fun, late entry Poliziotteschi.

Merli plays it straight but always brings a smile to my face and he works well in the second half of the film with Joan Collins, whose star was on the rise again following a few lean years.

Following a compelling action packed opening the film does become a tad talky until Collins introduction around the half way mark as a sultry stripper, but from then onwards Magnum Cop is an enjoyable ride until it's violent finale.

Perhaps not one of the best of the seventies Italian crime films, Magnum Cop loses much of the genre's hard hitting brutality that the Poliziotteschi initially assaulted us with, but for the most part it's an entertaining film and one i've seen several times on dvd.

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The very good Tomas Milian also starred in some top-notch italian crime movies mostly in the 70's.
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Red Rings Of Fear (1978, Alberto Negrin)


AKA Enigma Rosso

Fabio Testi slouches round the place trying to piece together a somewhat fractured narrative in this terse little tale.
A schoolgirl is found wrapped in plastic, but since it's more likely that espresso is on the menu here, there's none of that mumbling into dictaphones nonsense here .
Ostensibly a companion to the earlier Massimo Dallamano flicks, this is just as grim as the other two if hardly as graphic (cut?).
If you are keener on trilogies that don't involve a lot of walking or glowing swords, give this one a try.
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Red Rings Of Fear (1978, Alberto Negrin)


AKA Enigma Rosso

Fabio Testi slouches round the place trying to piece together a somewhat fractured narrative in this terse little tale.
A schoolgirl is found wrapped in plastic, but since it's more likely that espresso is on the menu here, there's none of that mumbling into dictaphones nonsense here .
Ostensibly a companion to the earlier Massimo Dallamano flicks, this is just as grim as the other two if hardly as graphic (cut?).
If you are keener on trilogies that don't involve a lot of walking or glowing swords, give this one a try.
If only i could walk into a supermarket and buy this trilogy on dvd as i can the ones with glowing swords and mucho trekking.
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The Cynic, The Rat & The Fist (1977, Umberto Lenzi)


Inspector Tanzi is up to his old tricks again, this time he's gunning for John Saxon, and he always gets his man
Somewhat more grounded than ... other entries in this genre.
Decent print to boot
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