Fernando Di Leo was prolific filmmaker who explored the political extremism and mafia corruption in Italy during the 1970’s. Master of garish, intricately plotted, ultra-violent stories about pimps and petty gangsters, Di Leo's films demonstrate the degradation of the working classes and how the mafia corrupted them. His works have been revived and shown at the Tate Modern in London and The Venice Film festival where Quentin Tarantino admitted that Di Leo truly inspired him to make gangster films. Contained in this box set is the Milieu Trilogy: Milano Calibro 9 (1972), The Italian Connection (La Mala Ordina, 1972), and The Boss (Il Boss, 1973). Contained exclusively in this box set is Rulers of the City (I Padroni della città, 1976).
Reviews: "This 4-disc, Blu-ray set collects four of the grittiest, ass-kickingest damn gangster movies ever made. These bullet-ridden Italian thrillers spawned from writer/director Fernando Di Leo, who had previously co-written the first two films in the Dollars Trilogy (albeit work for which he went uncredited). Without any reservations I can proclaim this the first must-own release of the New Year for the rabid cinephile."
$29.98Free Shipping in the US SRP $49.98 $43.98with discounted International shipping SRP $49.98 RVD RVD-BD USA026 Release Date: January 17, 2012
Production: Italy – 1972
Running time: 410 minutes, color
Language: Italian and English dubbed version
Subtitles: Optional English
Audio: Dolby digital 2.0 Mono
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1
Special box set features
A Candid Interview with Fernando di Leo on the Making of his Films By Luca Rea 2001 / A 20 page fully illustrated booklet.
Exclusive:Digitally restored Rulers of The City Blu-Ray disc
Documentary Calibro 9.
Documentary on Fernando di Leo: La Morale del Genere.
Documentary Scerbanenco Noir.
Photo Gallery with audio commentary by G. Moschin.