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(aka "Highway Racer")

 

Directed by Stelvio Massi
Italy 1971

 

A hot-shot police driver has more guts than brains, often landing him in hot water with his middle-aged mentor, who was once a legendary police interceptor responsible for numerous large scale arrests.

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Maurizio Merli stars as a hot-shot police driver who has more guts than brains, often landing him in hot water with his middle-aged mentor, who was once a legendary police interceptor responsible for numerous large scale arrests.

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Theatrical Release: October 19th, 1971

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Review: Camera Obscura - Region FREE - Blu-ray

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Distribution Camera Obscura - Region FREE - Blu-ray
Runtime 1:41:23.827        
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1.85:1 1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 38,680,797,357 bytes

Feature: 32,272,991,616 bytes

Video Bitrate: 36.98 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio

LPCM Audio Italian 1536 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit DUB:

LPCM Audio German 1536 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit

Subtitles English, German, None
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Camera Obscura

 

1.85:1 1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 38,680,797,357 bytes

Feature: 32,272,991,616 bytes

Video Bitrate: 36.98 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:

Faster Than a Bullet (19:43)
Photo Gallery

Booklet


Blu-ray Release Date:
February 4th, 2020
Digi-pak Blu-ray Case inside cardboard case

Chapters 16

 

 

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NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

ADDITION: Camera Obscura Blu-ray (March 2020): Camera Obscura have transferred Stelvio Massi's (who, later in his career, went under the name "Max Steel") Poliziotto sprint to Blu-ray. It on a dual-layered disc with a max'ed out bitrate and the image quality is very strong. Deep rich colors and fine grain texture is present. Contrast in 1080P produces inky black levels. The HD video is consistent, clean and impressive.

On their Blu-ray, Camera Obscura offer linear PCM mono tracks (16-bit) in the original Italian language or a German DUB. There are plenty of car-chase related effects and an occasionally intense score by iconic Stelvio Cipriani  (Whirlpool, The Iguana With the Tongue of Fire Nightmare City, The Blood Stained Shadow, Killer Cop, Rabid Dogs, Baron Blood, The Night Child, A Bay of Blood) carrying some impactful depth. Camera Obscura offer optional English or German subtitles on their Region FREE Blu-ray.

The Camera Obscura Blu-ray offers a featurette entitled "Faster Than a Bullet" as a supplement. It is, mostly, in Italian and is offered in optional English and German subtitles. It in film historian Robert Curti discusses the career of Stelvio Massi and his variance from the typical 'poliziotteschi' genre films of the 70s. There is also a photo gallery and the package has a

Poliziotto sprint was a pretty good cop actioner - especially for car fans.  Stelvio Massi, more noted as a cinematographer (Sartana's Here... Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin, Have a Good Funeral, My Friend... Sartana Will Pay etc.), crafted a decent genre film. The English-friendly Camera Obscura Blu-ray is at their high standard and is a great package for those keen on these Italian 70's crime-drama films.

Gary Tooze

 


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