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Attention all Lewis Collins fans

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  1. Setenza

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    Wow didn't even know he'd done anything other than Who Dares Wins, these films all seem to have the same plot and cast though???
     
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    They are fairly generic action movies, but better than the standard Cannon movies that were being churned out at the same time.

    Commando Leopard is the best of the three, with some familiar faces from Italian horror movies. It also has the some rather good miniature FX's.

    I never seen them in there correct ratio before, so this is a great oppurtunity to replace my ex-rental VHS copies.
     
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    Can you remember him as the lodger in The Cuckoo Waltz? Use to turn up an a flash sports car ether a Masarati or a De some thing or other ??????
     
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    Tomasso?

    [goes to look up cuckoo waltz on imdb]

    EDIT: No never saw that series, still I wasn't even born then! He will always be Bodie to me.
     
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    those films are packed with massive explosions :smashin:
    they were a kind of signature of Antonio Margheriti.

    Seems a bit expensive, but if the quality's OK I might pick a couple up. Any chance of a summing up once you get them Xusia? As long as they're at least on a par with the Vipco disc of The Last Hunter (maaaaaaaarvellous film:D ) then I'd give them a shot
     
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    RJJ, I think on the specs on offer there streets a head of "The Last Hunter" from Vipco. The discs have been dispatched today (according to an email from Xploited.com) so as soon as I get them, I'll put out a executive summing up (for PHB's) with bullet points :D
     
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    Tomasso yes that was De the one.

    I think The Professionals was out the following year to Cuckoo Waltz.
     
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    knew I could rely on you :smashin: ;)
     
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    As requested, an executive summing up:

    PICTURE QUALITY:

    Anamorphic 2:35:1 Some grain and minor print damage. Acceptable colour and clarity. All things considered, by far the best print you'll ever get.

    SOUND QUALITY:

    5.1 in German or 2.0 Surround in English. Basic sound seperation. Nothing excessive. What do expect from a film where most diaolgue and FX's are added post production by mad Euro ADR/foley monkeys.

    EXTRAS:

    Made documentary by Swiss crew. They ask rehersed questions and there are numerous takes of these, but it's worth it to see Klaus Kinski have an on set spaz attack and chuck all his toys out of the pram. Man was definately Tonto in my book.

    VERDICT:

    The best out of Anthony Dawson Collins trilogy, with a fairly entertaining story and some fun action sequences. The film is longer than the UK video release with some extra dialogue scenes that actually do flesh out the plot and charactor developement.

    The music score by Goran Kuzminac is madly catchy in a naff way, and there are a few cues that are allegedly by Ennio Morricone according to the disc packaging, all though there's no formal credit mention. They do sound like his work, though.

    All this and a 47 minute documentary that is intermittently subtitled and has no credits or chapter points (and can it really be justified sitting on a 2nd disc?) and you have a pretty good package considering the age and origins of the movie. I'd recommend it.
     
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    nice one. I thank you.

    not sure what to do now:suicide:
     

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