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The Kommissar X Collection: Kiss Kiss, Kill Kill/Death Is Nimble, Death Is Quick/So Darling, So Deadly

3 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

A bountiful sci-fi triple feature of girls, goons and guns! Kiss Kiss Kill Kill: Based on a popular series of German adventure novels, the Kommissar X films sprang up in Germany as competition to the popular exploits of James Bond. Private eye Joe Walker (so cool and egotistical that he has his own personal theme song!) and police captain Tom Rowland must find out who's killing off a group of influential businessmen. The reason? A fortune in gold made radioactive so it couldn't be claimed for five years... but now someone can't wait! Death Is Nimble, Death Is Quick: The crime-fighting duo journey to Ceylon to tangle with murder, kidnaping, extortion and the threat to unleash a deadly bacteria. Soon they're tangling with a deadly group called "Three Yellow Cats" and their leader, King, in a karate fight to the death! So Darling, So Deadly: A scientist invents a filter that can increase the power of a laser beam, turning it into a death ray! A dangerous crime organization wants the device and will stop at nothing to get it, while murder and violence follow Joe and Tom to Singapore as they try to foil the evil plans.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Tony Kendall, Brad Harris, Maria Perschy, Christa Linder, Ingrid Lotarius
  • Directors: Gianfranco Parolini, Rudolf Zehetgruber
  • Writers: Giovanni Simonelli, Gianfranco Parolini, Rudolf Zehetgruber, Paul Alfred Müller, Stefan Gommermann
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: February 13, 2007
  • Run Time: 270 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000KGGZXK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161,881 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Kommissar X Collection: Kiss Kiss, Kill Kill/Death Is Nimble, Death Is Quick/So Darling, So Deadly" on IMDb

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I just want to stop any Brad Harris fans from potentially wasting their money on this dreadful dvd. The picture quality on all of the films is awful. Stick with your bootleg videos or foreign language copies. And as for that cover...
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What a delight this was...a wonderfully nostalgic trip back to the way movies were when I was a little boy.

All three films are surprisingly well done and feature the good hair, clothes, cars & music of the period. Tony Kendall makes an especially attractive hero, making his leading ladies ardent attitudes far more plausible than when we see these romantic plot devices on "I Spy," "Star Trek," etc. Brad Harris is great as the two-fisted best friend and their easy alliance fighting crime is tongue-in-cheek fun.

Much has been written about the quality of the DVDs. I was prepared for the worst and pleasantly surprised. These are clean (no dust, no scratches) 16mm TV prints taken from 35mm UltraScope masters. If you lived in the 1960s and 1970s as I did, you'll recall that ALL TV USED TO LOOK LIKE THIS. Yes, even prime-time "movie of the week" specials. FYI, "UltraScope" was an extreme version of CinemaScope, the anamorphic process which squeezed a very wide image onto standard film. It was then expanded by the projector in theaters to create a super-wide panoramic image. On 4:3 TV however, it means you're only seeing a portion of the 35mm negative; a 16mm print of this means added grain. So what? The color and picture are still fine--just not HD.

Great collection, great fun. Enjoy!
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A collection that is not complete(3 out of 7 movies)including the first
3 films made in 1965-66 (the last one was made in 1971)
The "commissioner x "adventures are pure entertainment,007 style parodies,
starring handsome italian actor Tony Kendall.
With the assistance of former muscleman actor Brad Harris,they make an
explosive,entertaining team,in explosive,entertaining films.
The picture quality ,unfortunatly,is not colorful on this dvd.

Christian Karlsson,Sweden
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Seeing these film in this condition, I wondered which film could survive this treatment and still be considered "good" in some way.
These films are better than they are shown here. It could be, however, that the best of them is still the one which is not in thís collection, which was called "drei grüne Hunde" in Germany and which I saw at the Cinema Paradiso in Lugano when I was fifteen and totally loved. Cinema Paradiso in Lugano in the late sixties was however something very special - it cannot get more romantic than that - and maybe all films I saw there gave a better impression than they deserved.
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NOT recommended! Poor quality DVD with 3 features on one disc.

Number of discs: 1
Films: 5/10
Aspect ratio for all 3 films: 4:3 (-> heavily truncated image; orig.-formats: 2.35:1)
Picture quality: 4/10 (-> VHS copy)
Audio: English
No extras
ASIN: B000KGGZXK
Studio: Image Entertainment
DVD Release Date: 13 Feb 2007

LOOKING FOR MORE Euro Bond spin-offs? Might try one of those:

- That Man in Istanbul (aka Estambul 65), 1965 (feat. Horst Buchholz + Sylva Koscina; movie: 6.5/10) link: [...]
-> Spanish release: vella video DVD # 12058; 1 min cut
- Deadlier Than the Male, 1967 (feat. Elke Sommer + Sylva Koscina 7,5/10) Deadlier Than the Male [Blu-ray] Deadlier Than the Male
- Rembrandt 7 antwortet nicht, 1966 (5/10)
- Der Mann mit den tausend Masken, 1966 (5,5/10; feat. soon-to-be Bond- + Hitch-Girl Karin Dor (You Only Live Twice, 1967; Topaz 1969) Der Mann mit den tausend Masken (Filmjuwelen)
- Mission for a Killer (aka Furia à Bahia pour OSS 117); F/I 1965 (5.5/10) Furia à Bahia pour OSS 117
- Jerry Cotton: Der Tod im roten Jaguar, D/I 1968 (feat. George Nader 5/10)
- Mission for a Killer, 1965 (5.5/10)
- How to Destroy the Reputation of the Greatest Secret Agent... (aka 'Le magnifique') 1973 (feat. J.-P. Belmondo + Jaqueline Bisset 6,5/10) Le Magnifique
+++ UPDATE: French-released Blu-ray available from amazon.fr +++
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Very very rare to find, for what I know only few copies around the world ...this is the first martial art movie ever....it introduced and inspired all the following others of the 70s until today.....
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Some fun, if light, action and adventure may be found here, but I think Connery's Bond and even Mike Henry's Tarzan are significantly better.

The picture on the face of the DVD package has nothing to do with the contents of the 3 detective/spy/adventure films on the disc. The video quality was not great, but if you are a fan of the era you won't find it too distracting. It looked like good quality for old TV. For audio, the voices seemed out of synch with the visuals. That was more distracting, but I was just going along for the old-school Euro-adventure story, and my expectations for language and production values were not great anyway.

Kendall and Harris make an athletic team with some believable action. Harris largely plays second fiddle, but he's cool to watch.

The films are silly if you allow yourself to think at all while viewing. I doubt these films would keep the attention of young fans of contemporary movies, as everything today is much larger, faster and fantastic now with all the effects.

I wasn't even born when the first 2 of these movies came out and I am accustomed to a different standard in this genre, but I get a kick out of the style, adventure and simplicity of these films, so this DVD manages a score of 3 stars from me.
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