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(aka "Uomini si nasce poliziotti si muore" or "The Terminators")

 

directed by Ruggero Deodato
Italy 1976

 

Despite testing positive for criminal tendencies on police exams, Fred (Marc Porel, THE PSYCHIC) and Joey (Ray Lovelock, THE LIVING DEAD AT MANCHESTER MORGUE) have not only been made cops, they've also been recruited into a special squad that relies on a computer to predict crimes and prevent them. Fred and Joey are not content to merely deter crime, they use deadly force to prevent criminals from re-offending (or sometimes offending in the first place). Their chief (Adolfo Celi, THE ITALIAN CONNECTION) reprimands them for their growing body count, but futzes his reports to qualm the concerns of the ministry. Fellow office Rick (Marino Mase, FISTS IN THE POCKET) is trying to tie Pasquini (Renato Salvatori, TWO WOMEN) to something more illicit than gambling and is gunned down in front of headquarters. Fred and Joey retaliate by torching the cars of his clients outside one of his illegal gambling houses. After two more operations end successfully - albeit with all of the perps full of lead - the chief assigns them exclusively to Pasquini. When a leak puts Pasquini's men on their trail, Fred and Rick send Morandi (Bruno Corazzari, THE BLACK CAT) - an addict who lost an eye to Pasquini - to Pasquini's chief thug Mario (Enzo Pulcrano, RULERS OF THE CITY) with a false lead about a competing gambling operation in order to meet up with Pasquini in person. Fred and Rick plan to be there, but Pasquini has planned an explosive ambush. Deodato's wife Silvia Dionisio (MURDER OBSESSION) plays the chief's headstrong secretary and her sister Sofia plays Pasquini's nymphomaniacal kid sister. Margherita Horowitz (SUSPIRIA) has a larger role than usual.

Eric Cotenas

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Theatrical Release: 11 March 1976 (Italy)

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DVD Review: Raro Video/eOne - Region 0 - NTSC

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Raro Video/eOne

Region 0 - NTSC

Runtime 1:33:48
Video

1.82:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.73 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

Bitrate

Audio English Dolby Digital 2.0 mono; Italian Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
Subtitles English, none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Raro Video/eOne

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.82:1

Edition Details:
• Poliziotti Violenti documentary (4:3; 41:43)
• TV commercials narrated by Ruggero Deodato (4:3; 20:20)
• Director Filmography/Biography
• Liner Notes Insert

DVD Release Date: June 28th, 2011
Amaray

Chapters 10

 

Comments

Previously released by Raro Italy in a non-anamorphic transfer with an audio defect, Raro Video/eOne has mastered their NTSC DVD from a new high-definition 1.85:1 transfer and the audio has been corrected. There is a split-second drop on the English audio track that interrupts the music (not a layer change) that does not occur on the Italian track (although the music is mixed louder in this sequence on the English track).

The "Violent Cops" documentary includes well-edited input from director Ruggero Deodato, actors Ray Lovelock and Al Cliver (who was offered a role in the film but turned it down for another film that flopped), stunt coordinator Gilberto Galimberti, and producer Armando Novelli. This featurette was subtitled on the import edition, but the twenty-minute reel of Deodato TV commercials narrated by the director was not. It has been subtitled here. These are not thirty-second spots, but elaborate mini-movies ranging from a minute and a half to three minutes advertising products from tires, to Kraft cheese slices and spread, and oven degreasers.

  - Eric Cotenas

 


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