Final Film from Legendary Director Fernando Di Leo
Italian Title: KILLER CONTRO KILLERS [Killer vs Killers]
also known as DEATH COMMANDO
director: Fernando Di Leo
starring: Henry Silva · Edmund Purdom · Dalila Di Lazzaro
· Albert Colajanni · Franco Diogene
thoroughly enjoyable, action-paced thriller is the final motion picture
from legendary director Fernando Di Leo's [he died at age 71 in December
2003]. It can best be described as a remake of John Huston's noir classic
Asphalt Jungle (1950) in which a group of unrelated criminals
successfully pull off a complicated heist but eventually turn on each
other with deadly vehemence. De Leo also adds large doses of black humor,
steely- eyed grittines, and unexpected sleaze punctuated by incredible
performances by Henry Silva and Dalila Di Lazzaro.
Silva was no stranger to Fernando Di Leo films. He had previously played
a bad-ass mafia hit-man in The Boss (1973); this time he shines
again as Mr Sterling, a stone-faced, cold-blooded killer for the mob.
A bunch of professionals - including Sterling, a beautiful singer, a
fat con man, plus others - are hired to steal a new synthetic fuel from
a high security facility in Monte Carlo. They are promised one million
dollars each but after a successful mission, their powerful employers
decides to kill them to conceal his involvement.
Beautiful Dalila Di Lazzaro is an underrated Italian actress best known
for her lurid role in PYJAMA
GIRL MURDER CASE (1977), her sexy performance in JEALOUS
EYES, and her evisceration sequence in Andy Warhol's FLESH
FOR FRANKENSTEIN (1973). She
also sings the title song in this movie.
An Italian film
with English subtitles; widescreen format (16:9), uncut (85 minutes),
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT. Extras include theatrical
Nudity/Sexual Themes/Drugs/Sexual Brutality
For Adult Audiences