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!