Review: Colt 38 Special Squad (1976)

Tough as fuck. Enteraining, with a political edge. The euro-crimes was always made up after Italian newspaper-headlines of it’s time. This one came before the headlines…

dvdcolt“COLT 38 SPECIAL SQUAD” (Quelli della calibro 38)
1976
Euro-crime
Italy

Director: Massimo Dallamano
Stars: Marcel Bozzuffi, Ivan Rassimov, Carole Andre
Distributor: NoShame
Runtime: 103 mins
DVD REGION 1

“I’m giving you the special squad you asked for. You Have my word!”

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A commissioner forms a secret motorized brigade with Colt 38 handweapons in order to fight a dangerous terrorist depositing bombs in the city of Turin.

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Well made action movie. It has it’s slow paced moments, but still pretty hard-edged. Some unnecessary, but cool action scenes amps up the tension. The casting and characters are great. Combined with a good story and realy cool cinematography this works excellent. Grace Jones has a cameo as a nightclub-singer.

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Loads of extras. Interviews, introductions, trailers, booklet and an extra disc with the movie “La Bidonata” (1977) by the great Luciano Ercoli. I’ll probably dive into it soon.

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