110% Adrenaline: The Di Leo Collection

110% Adrenaline: The Di Leo Collection

You really should stop for a minute and take a few calming deep breaths before diving into 110% ADRENALINE, an action-packed collection of Euro-Crime films featuring half a dozen utterly exhilarating features from Italy’s Fernando di Leo.

Kidnap Syndicate (original, awesome title “The City is Shaken: Ruthless Pursuit of the Kidnappers”) is full of kidnapped kids and car chases and is described by its own writer as “a nasty film about nasty times”, while critics called it “immoral and asocial”. We say “that sounds brilliant”.

1969’s Naked Violence sees a police inspector trying to crack the case of a group of young punks who savagely attack and murder their teacher and whose extreme methods of investigation will soon reveal that there may be more to it all than he first thought…

In Rulers of the City two hoods hatch a scheme to con a mob boss out of enough money to live the good life, but, unfortunately for them (fortunately for us), the godfather they try to dupe is Scarface Manzari - played by legendary tough guy Jack Palance - and he isn’t one to be messed with.

Featuring two iconic car chases that allegedly cost half the film’s budget, Shoot First Die Later is the tale of a young crooked cop who gets in over his head when he draws the line at turning a blind eye to drugs smuggling and is sucked into the vortex of a violent vendetta.

Ice cold and ultra-violent, The Boss details a take-no-prisoners gang war between the Sicilian and Calabrian mafias who begin taking each other out in an ever-escalating mob war following a porno theatre bombing. 

Also known as Manhunt in Milan, in The Italian Connection, a pair of New York hitmen are dispatched to Milan to perform a hit on a pimp accused of stealing a heroin shipment from the mob. Culminating in an unforgettable wrecking yard confrontation, this roaring rampage of revenge brings down hell on the underworld!

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110% Adrenaline: The Di Leo Collection
  • Kidnap Syndicate

    1975 • Italy • Directed by Fernando Di Leo

    After his son is kidnapped, a millionaire industrialist seeks revenge, in spite of the potential danger that his rash actions will bring about for his child and another kidnapped boy, the son of a poor mechanic.

  • Naked Violence

    1969 • Italy • Directed by Fernando Di Leo

    In the night school of Andrea and Maria, a group of eleven boys, mostly small street criminals in their teens, brutally murder their female teacher Matilde. The police begins to investigate the murder, but finds no clear evidence or sufficient informati...

  • Rulers of the City

    1977 • Italy • Directed by Fernando Di Leo

    Tony, a mob loan collector, is dissatisfied with his station in life. After meeting up with Napoli, another mob enforcer who’s just been fired from his job, the two hatch a plan.

  • Shoot First, Die Later

    1974 • Italy • Directed by Fernando Di Leo

    Luc Merenda is a highly regarded police detective who is taking syndicate money in exchange for departmental favours. His father, a simple man, also works for the department, but on a lower rung. A series of events leads the young detective to ask his f...

  • The Boss

    1973 • Italy • Directed by Fernando Di Leo

    A bomb attack in a cinema in Palermo kills all the members of one mafia family except for Cocchi. Realizing that the instigator of the bomb attack is Daniello from another mafia family, Cocchi is determined to get revenge.

  • The Italian Connection

    1972 • Italy • Directed by Fernando Di Leo

    The second film in Fernando Di Leo's Milieu Trilogy focuses on Luca Carnali, a mobster who has been set up by his gangland boss. When a shipment of heroin disappears between Italy and New York, Carnali is framed for the theft.

  • Caliber 9

    1972 • Italy • Directed by Fernando Di Leo

    A former gangster is forced to resume his old lifestyle when his violent, jealous ex-colleagues and the police believe that he knows the location of a stolen cache of $300,000.