Machine Gun Mccain (Ws Sub)
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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's a good looking and stylish film, but that isn't enough to compensate for the absence of anyone to root for: everyone here is a self-centred bastard callously using everyone and anyone else. Unfortunately, McCain, played with a typical bad-taste-in-his-mouth sneer and smoke-in-his-eyes half-squint by Cassavettes, simply isn't an interesting enough bastard to overcome his callous indifference to violence - he's the kind of man who'll smile at a hatcheck girl while planting a diversionary bomb that could kill her and who registers no emotion when those supposedly closest to him are killed until the unconvincing ending. Like all the characters, he exists in a world outside the law and morality, where it's the mob who have their own covert police force and hold their own trials and executions: the sole representative of the forces of law and order is a Vegas sheriff who is easily dissuaded from investigating a series of bombings and leave it to the gangsters to sort out among themselves.Read more ›
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It is like a "Spagetti Western" with the mob and Las Vegas. Can't believe Peter Falk and John Cassavettes got into this one.Published on March 18, 2014 by Patti Merkt
B-movie, but I was in it, so i had to love it.i may be a little hard to find me because I was always ducking to avoid bullets.Published on August 21, 2013 by cricket