(845) MILANO CALIBER 9 (1972) Fernando Di Leo Crime Action
Di Leo's Crime Masterpiece with Barbara Bouchet
Italian title: MILANO CALIBER 9
Fernando Di Leo
starring Gastone Moschin · Barbara Bouchet · Mario Adorf
· Philippe Leroy · Lionel Stander · Frank Wolff
released from prison, ex-con Ugo Piazza meets his former employers,
a psycho gangster named Rocco who enjoys sick violence and torture.
Rocco is not happy with Ugo.
He and the police believe Ugo has hidden $300,000 that should have gone
to an drug syndicate. They plan to force Ugo into giving up the loot.
Fernando Di Leo is generally considered the
best of the European Crime directors. He elevated the Italian gangster
film to an art form. And this motion picture is often cited as his very
best. But besides mastering that genre, he is known for the quintessential
horror sleaze BEAST
KILLS IN COLD BLOOD, a disturbing Lolita story SEDUCTION
and his home-invasion thriller MADNESS
(Vacanze per un Massacro). Mr Di Leo retired in 1985; he died
from a stroke in December 2003 at age 71.
Despite the fluid action and gripping tension, this
film is probably best known for Barbara Bouchet's star-making performance.
After Alberto De Martino's MAN
WITH THE ICY EYES in 1971, she soon became one of Europe's top
stars with a long list of hit films including AMUCK!
TORTURE A DUCKLING. She is still active today.
Italian film in English language; widescreen format, fully uncut version
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC; extras include original trailer
plus Barbara Bouchet's original Shakin' All Over dance
For Adult Audiences