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My 88 Films Wish List

by Tony Nash

Since I did one for Arrow Video, I figured it was only appropriate to do one for 88 Films too. Now this one will be exclusively to their Italian Collection line as I’ll admit that’s my favorite selection of titles.

(Note: some of the titles listed here 88 has already had requests for, some from this blogger too)

The Commissioner Betti Trilogy:

Roma Violenta (Violent Rome) – Director: Marino Girolami, Starring: Maurizio Merli, Richard Conte, Silvano Tranquili, Ray Lovelock, John Steiner, Daniela Giordano, Attilio Duse, Giuliano Esperati, Marcello Monti

Napoli Violenta (Violent Naples) – Director: Umberto Lenzi, Starring: Maurizio Merli, John Saxon, Barry Sullivan, Elio Zamuto, Carlo Gaddi, Silvano Tranquili, Attilio Duse, Maria Grazia Spina, Guido Alberti

Italia a Mano Armata (A Special Cop in Action/Italy: Armed and Dangerous) – Director: Marino Girolami, Starring: Maurizio Merli, John Saxon, Raymond Pellegrin, Mirella D’Angelo, Toni Ucci, Daniele Dublino, Fortunato Arena, Massimo Vanni, Marcello Monti, Sergio Fiorentini, Franco Borelli,

Roma a Mano Armata (Rome Armed to the Teeth/The Tough Ones) – Director: Umberto Lenzi, Starring: Maurizio Merli, Tomas Milian, Arthur Kennedy, Ivan Rassimov, Giampiero Albertini, Biagio Pelligra, Luciano Catenacci, Stefano Patrizi, Luciano Pigozzi, Allesandra Cardini, Gabriella Lepori

Napoli Spara (Naples: Armed and Ready/Weapons of Death) – Director: Mario Cianio, Starring: Leonard Mann, Henry Silva, Ida Galli, Jeff Blynn, Massimo Deda, Enrico Maisto, Tommaso Palladino, Tino Bianchi, Massimo Vanni

L’Assassino è Costretto ad Uccidere Ancora (The Killer Must Kill Again) – Director: Luigi Cozzi, Starring: George Hilton, Antoine Saint-John, Eduardo Fajardo, Femi Benussi, Cristina Galbo, Tere Velazquez, Alessio Orano

Quelli Che Contano (The Ones Who Count/Cry of a Prostitute) – Director: Andrea Bianchi, Starring: Henry Silva, Barbara Bouchet, Fausto Tozzi, Vittorio Sanipoli, Pietro Torrisi, Mario Landi, Dada Gallotti

Il Diavolo a Sette Facce (The Devil with Seven Faces) – Director: Osvaldo Civirani, Starring Carroll Baker, George Hilton, Stephen Boyd, Lucretia Love, Ivano Staccioli, Luciano Pigozzi, Daniele Vargas, Franco Ressel

L’Uomo della Strada fa Giustizia (The Manhunt) – Director: Umberto Lenzi, Starring: Henry Silva, Luciana Paluzzi, Silvano Tranqiuli, Claudio Gora, Luciano Catenacci, Susanna Melandri, Claudio Nicastro

Il Cittadino si Ribella (Street Law/Citizen’s Rebellion) – Director: Enzo G. Castellari, Starring: Franco Nero, Giancarlo Prete, Barbara Bach, Renzo Palmer, Romano Puppo, Renata Zamengo, Franco Borelli

Sette Scialli di Seta Gialli (The Crimes of the Black Cat) – Director: Sergio Pastore, Starring: Anthony Steffen, Sylva Koscina, Giovanni Lenzi, Renato de Carmine, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Umberto Raho, Annabella Incontrera, Shirley Corrigan

Il Grande Racket (The Big Racket) – Director: Enzo G. Castellari, Starring: Fabio Testi, Vincent Gardenia, Renzo Palmer, Orso Maria Guerrini, Glauco Ornato, Marcella Michelangeli, Romano Puppo, Sal Borgese, Joshua Sinclair, Daniele Dublino

I know I left out a few titles here, but I do try to include titles that seem right for the company to restore.

Anyone who knows of other titles that 88 Films should consider restoring, feel free to list them in the comments, and please be fair and kind in them.

 

 

 

 

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One Response

  1. Cinema Europa says:

    I would be delighted if 88 Films picked up even just one (on the case of the Betti films all three) of those. Great suggestions!

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