A MAN CALLED MAGNUM stars Euro-hunk Luc Merenda
(GAMBLING CITY) as Dario Mauri, a Milanese cop transferred to Naples, where his only clues to stopping a range war between an aging Mafiosi and a merciless independent operator are the strange, violent drawings of a child. Called Napoli si Ribella in Italy, this hopping poliziotteschi
belongs to a subset of crime films associated with Naples, including Umberto Lenzis Napoli Violenta
, Mario Cainos Napoli Spara
, Ciro Ippolitos Lacrime Napolitane
and Alfonso Brescias two-shot of Napoli
La Camorra Sfida, La CittáRisponde
Serenata Calibro 9
Shot by Sergio Rubini (EMERGENCY SQUAD, BRONX EXECUTIONER), A MAN CALLED MAGNUM features familiar Euro-cult faces Giancarlo Badessi (WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE?), Ferdinando Murolo (ASSIGNMENT: TERROR), Claudio Gora (DANGER: DIABOLIK), Adolfo Lastretti (FOUR OF THE APOCALYPSE) and Enzo Cannavale (CINEMA PARADISO), as Merendas comic sidekick.
Director Michele Massimo Tarantini was a former cameraman for Sergio Leone and assistant director for Giuliano Carnimeo and Sergio Martino (TORSO). Tarantinis own films ranged from gritty action flicks (CRIMEBUSTERS) to sex comedies (A POLICEWOMAN IN NEW YORK) to women-in-prison films (WOMEN IN FURY). The script is the work of veteran scenarist Dardano Sacchetti (Mario Bavas TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE, Dario Argentos CAT ONINE TAILS and Lucio Fulcis THE BEYOND).
NoShae Films is proud to present A MAN CALLED MAGNUM, uncut and uncensored, for the first time in America, fully loaded with enough extras to kill for.
No Shame's DVD looks and sounds very nice and the extras are up to their usual standard of quality. Recommended. -- DVD Talk.com
an action packed film that never takes itself too seriously and most of all it is a lot of fun. -- 10,000 Bullets.com
excellently shot, wonderfully cast, and has a completely funky 1970s score absolutely perfect 1970s cop-drama fun -- DVD in My Pants.com