MACHINE GUN McCAIN
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
The vanishings cause unmanned vehicles to crash and burn. Planes fall from the sky. Emergency forces everywhere are devastated. Gridlock, riots and looting overrun the cities. There is no one to help or provide answers. In a moment, the entire planet is thrown into darkness. The Steele family is caught on the razor's edge of that darkness. Ray Steele (Nicolas Cage) an airline pilot, struggles to calm and ultimately save the lives of passengers that remain on his flight while his daughter Chloe (Cassi Thomson) races to find her brother and mother, both of whom have disappeared. Based on the New York Times Best Seller.
An action-packed crime thriller from Italy, Machine Gun McCain features a live-wire performance by legendary actor-director John Cassavetes in the title role, a gunman who settles his score against the Mob in a hail of bullets. Sprung from prison by his son, hardened criminal Hank McCain discovers that his freedom was bought by West Coast gangster Charlie Adorno (Peter Falk) to use him as muscle for a casino robbery. Adorno's brazen heist sets off a gang war between factions on both coasts, with McCain taking the rap; what neither side realizes is that Hank McCain--and his submachine gun--should never be counted out. Lean, mean, and rife with both ballistic and emotional violence, Machine Gun McCain is a terrific example of the unique crime movies made in Italy during the 1970s, and highlighted by solid performances by not only Cassavetes but wife Gena Rowlands, future collaborator Falk (they made Husbands shortly after this film), Britt Ekland as McCain's love interest, and Eurocult vet Florinda Bolkan. Fans of composer Ennio Morricone will also appreciate his energetic score, highlighted by the bombastic title song. Blue Underground's widescreen, subtitled DVD includes a 22-minute interview with director Giuliano Montaldo (Sacco & Vanzetti), who discusses the challenges of working with an overpowering personality like Cassavetes, as well as both the English language and Italian trailers. --Paul GaitaSee all Editorial Reviews
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top customer reviews
The Blue Underground blu-ray expands this experience significantly. Instantly, you're hit by an avalanche of authentic film grain that adds texture and mood to the location scenes of LA, `Frisco and especially Vegas. Dig those gritty neon lights!
At times the picture, especially facial features, look a tad soft but that's probably reflective of the source and doesn't really detract from the enjoyment. It's a gritty urban late `60s picture - and this transfer captures that perfectly.
Also, the acting quality is very high - Cassavettes, Falk, Eckland...OK she wasn't much of an actress but as an icon/sex symbol, they sure don't make glamour gals like her anymore. Beats Christina Hendricks any day of the week.
Bottom line: this is another Blu-Ray winner that illustrates the format's massive superiority over DVD. I recommend this to any fan of movies of that era who want to see it done authentically. Watching this was a really satisfying experience - looking forward to checking it out many more times
[BLUE RAY]! EXCELLENT QUALITY,CRISP AND CLEAR AND THE AUDIO AND SOUNDTRACK IS WELL DONE.
GIULIANO MONTALDO'S MASTER PIECE,(ALSO KNOWN AS AKA-CANDY LEG'S FROM THE BOOK) AS FAR AS I'M CONCER'D.JOHN CASSAVETES WAS AT THE HEIGHT OF HIS CAREER WHEN HE MADE THIS MOVIE,TOUGH GUY
STYLE AS ALWAY'S.THE GREATIOUS GENA ROWLANDS(JOHN'S WIFE)EVEN THOUGH SHE HAD A SMALL ROLE
GAVE AN OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE FOR HER PART.BRITT EKLAND,THE HOTTIE FROM THE SIXTIES GAVE
A GODD PERFORMANCE AS WELL.PETER FALK(COLUMBO)WAS SUPERB! ROUNDING OUT THE CAST FROM THE
SIXTIES SPAGHETTI WESTERN ERA,LUIGI PISTILLI(FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE,THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY,
AND THE GREAT SILENCE) TONY KENDALL FROM COUNTLESS SPW'S.THEN,THERE IS GABRIELE FERZETTI(HEY,MR.
CHOO-CHOO,ONCE A UPON A TIME IN THE WEST)AS THE UNDER BOSS FROM THE EAST COAST MOB.ENNIO
MORRICONNE'S THEME WELL STICK IN YOUR HEAD FOR DAY'S.I HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
It is unlike some DVDs of old movies that the pictures were blurry, grainy and fading and seems to be produced by Desert Island videos and Mr fat-W videos. I now avoid these two productions like I avoiding defects because they were defects indeed.
On another note, the transfer of this is solid. Not amazing, a little washed out in some places, but clearly a labor of love. This is also reflected in the menu itself where...well, I don't want to spoil it. Suffice it to say it brought a huge smile to my face. Pick this movie up if any of the above strike your interest, you'll be glad you did.
Most recent customer reviews
A group of businessmen meet in conference to make a decision about the early retirement of a colleague.Read more
Set up an Amazon Giveaway
Customers who bought this item also bought
Look for similar items by category
- Movies & TV > Blue Underground
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Action & Adventure
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Drama
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Mystery & Thrillers
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Science Fiction
- Movies & TV > Independently Distributed > Action & Adventure
- Movies & TV > Independently Distributed > Drama
- Movies & TV > Movies
- Movies & TV > Science Fiction & Fantasy