Posts tagged “Crime

BLU-RAY REVIEW: KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL (1952)

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KCC coverDirector Phil Karlson’s KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL tells the story of an ex-con, Joe Rolfe (John Payne) trying to go straight who is framed for (more…)


BLU-RAY REVIEW: POLICE STORY: LOCKDOWN (2013)

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To be honest, it really has been years since I have gotten around to watching another Jackie Chan flick and many years since I have watched one of the films in the POLICE STORY series. I believe that the last film I have seen from this pretty popular series was (more…)


REELZ NETWORK: HOLLYWOOD’S MOST NOTORIOUS CRIMES

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Murder. Mayhem. Some more murder and a wee little bit of mayhem. The notorious crimes showcased within the Reelz Channel’s special entitled “Hollywood’s Most Notorious Crimes” very well may just be (more…)


BLU-RAY REVIEW: DRUG WAR (2013)

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Of all the many Hong Kong Action flicks and horror films that I used to watch incessantly during the 6-year period that was the peak of my addiction, one director’s name that always came to mind when looking for a solid drama or crime thriller to mix things up was (more…)


BLU-RAY REVIEW: Fernando Di Leo: THE ITALIAN CRIME COLLECTION

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Di LeoThe Italian Mafia, gangsters, and hoodlums are all elements of organized (and disorganized) crime that I have always been interested in. The underbelly of society and every major city has always interested me, no matter if its in the United States or as, in this case, Italy. Sadly, until RARO VIDEO sent me a blu-ray box set of films from Fernando Di Leo to review, I was not really aware of this director nor the films he had directed. The reason I love writing about films and getting distributors to send me movies to review is because it forces me to become aware of new films and directors I may not have otherwise been aware of. RARO VIDEO is totally responsible for introducing me to the Italian Crime and Drama film. Really, I have seen some of the classics from Fellini and of course love the horror films that come out of Italy; those directed by Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, and the Bava’s are classics! The films that are more arty or not as well known I am a novice to learning about…until now.

The Milieu Trilogy (more…)