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Grand Slam (1967)

Janet Leigh , Robert Hoffmann , Giuliano Montaldo  |  NR |  DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Janet Leigh, Robert Hoffmann, Klaus Kinski, Riccardo Cucciolla, George Rigaud
  • Directors: Giuliano Montaldo
  • Writers: Augusto Caminito, José Antonio de la Loma, Marcello Coscia, Marcello Fondato, Mino Roli
  • Producers: Arrigo Colombo
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0), Italian (Dolby Digital 1.0), French (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Blue Underground
  • DVD Release Date: October 1, 2002
  • Run Time: 121 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006IUI7
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #476,776 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Grand Slam" on IMDb

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars High Crime in Rio worth a look June 9, 2003
This film is a solid sixties style tour in every aspect. It is a model of a "Mission Impossible' adventure and resembles an early James Bond flick *(Thunderball) in the carnival scenes and LARGO (minus the eye patch and Spectre ring) is even in THIS picture! A professor (Edward G. Robinson) plans a jewel heist and has four experts handle the theft. All of this takes place in Rio during 'Carnival' and we are shown how professionals work together to obtain the goal. A Playboy, A Safecracker, An Electronics Expert and A Military Enforcer work as the team. There is tension and struggle here that will keep you interested and the melody of the Carnival will remain with you long after the picture is over. A neat little plot twist is included in the ending scene in Rome. Well worth the viewing, not the greatest epic ever made but certainly entertaining.
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4.0 out of 5 stars All this and Klaus Kinski in a sailor suit too! May 12, 2008
Grand Slam is a surprisingly enjoyable caper flick, and much more fun than any film with middle-aged men in tight black trousers and Klaus Kinski in a sailor suit has any right to be. I say surprisingly because anything that turns up on the Blue Underground label generally turns out to be a disappointment, but this globe-trotting diversion about a heist in Rio de Janeiro during the carnival looks great and is a much better piece of disposable entertainment than either the Rat Pack or Soderberg's Oceanic efforts. Ennio Morricone's main title is a particularly blatant ripoff of Burt Bacharach and the Tijuana Brass' Casino Royale with il maestro's own special flavoring, but only adds to the fun.

Although the only extras are a photo gallery and trailer, the 2.35:1 transfer is for the most part very good, with excellent vivid color.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Things Change December 11, 2012
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This movie is somewhat out dated now. When it was first released the movie was quite contemporary with an oustanding cast.
The surprise ending was very unexpected. For those who enjoy Carnival in Rio,great street scenes during Carnival this is the movie for you. Super cast.
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Also available as a "Two-fer" paired with REVOLVER (1974). ASIN: B0006J2QK2

Film: 8.5/10
Picture quality: 9/10
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (orig)
Run time NTSC 60Hz: 1 59'21"
Audio: GB; F
ST: -
RC 0
Bonus: Trailer; Foto Gallery
Studio: Blue Underground

Excellent classic 60s heist movie ("... one of the best of all time" Roger Ebert) starring Janet Leigh, Klaus Kinski, Edward G. Robinson, Adolfo Celi
Directed by Giuliano Montaldo (MACHINE GUN McCAIN, 1968 Machine Gun McCain [Blu-ray]- also available on DVD from Blue Underground and on DVD from rarovideo "Gli Intoccabili" Gli Intoccabili (1969))
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great little movie from the '60s. April 22, 2010
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Grand Slam is a precursor to what would have been Mario Bava's Rabid Dogs. In fact the film kinda feels like a Bava film in a way. An old professor (played by Edward G Robinson) in Rio decides to cobble together a fantastic group of thieves to pull off the ultimate heist. Several twists and turns get in the way. Ennio Morricone's wonderful theme song is also a knockout. Janet Leigh and Klaus Kinski (now there are two people I'd never thought I'd ever see in the same movie...) also star.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great heist film! July 20, 2013
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I think this is a terribly under-rated heist film. VERY enjoyable. I saw this one as a kid on TV and was very pleased to finally locate it on DVD. Great ironic ending.
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5.0 out of 5 stars grand slam February 23, 2013
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This is a movie that I can watch over and over again, great price and I have looked all over
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1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible experience!
I ordered the DVD - and was sent the wrong DVD in a box with key art from "Grand Slam". I returned it. I was sent a second wrong DVD in a box with key art from "Grand Slam". Read more
Published on July 30, 2012 by Yves Andre Martin
3.0 out of 5 stars It's No Rififi, but...
Perfectly adequate, albeit overlong heist caper movie, no more, no less. Back in 1955 Jules Dassin's Rififi set the bar for this genre, and no film since has even come close... Read more
Published on June 22, 2012 by Harry O
4.0 out of 5 stars Im suprised I never heard of this
I just happened to rent this because I was out of ideas and needed to put movies into my holds list, boy was I glad I found this hidden gem. Read more
Published on April 23, 2011 by desoto
2.0 out of 5 stars Who could even consider 5 stars?
The standards of some reviewers must be quite low to rate this as even a 4-star movie. Yes, it had some good stars; and the plot had a few good twists. Read more
Published on December 21, 2008 by From Elder
5.0 out of 5 stars A Heist Thriller That's More Than the Sum of its Parts
Late in his career Edward G. Robinson played a string of cultured, intellectual criminals who use their minds rather than their guns. Read more
Published on August 13, 2007 by Andrew Mangravite
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting Moods
Without re-hashing the synopsis of this classic heist thriller shown above, let me say I really loved two things about this DVD: being in Rio De Janeiro in the mid 60's, and the... Read more
Published on May 2, 2003 by Neal W. Kuzee
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