A Man Called Magnum
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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.
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
- Digitally Remastered from the original vault 35 reversal print
- Milan Naples One Way Only Interview with star Luc Merenda
- Audio commentary with director Michele Massimo Tarantini (in Italian with English subtitled)
- Poster & Still Gallery
- Collectible Booklet Including liner notes and talent bios
Top Customer Reviews
Luc Merenda plays a Milanese cop who arrives in Naples at the exact same time a crime boss returns home to find out his crime opperations are falling apart. Merenda gets partnered up with a smart mouthed yet sophisticated partner. Lots of action does occur such as chases (car and foot) and shoot-outs.
The castings is good enouth but the overall feel of the film is a little muddled do to an all-to-familiar script that any fan of the genre will have seen multiple times.
Director Michele Massimo Tarantini was better known for his Italian comedies and it is very evident in this film as he injects plenty of quips and one liners (mostly about sex). This comic relief does set this film appart from other films in the genre but many will probably find the humor to deplet the tension of certain sequences. An example of this is when Meranda's partner makes sexual quips during a suspenseful car chase. The quips just make the sequence odd. Another problem is the climax which never really gets off the ground.
Like most Italian directors, Tarantini makes Magnum never boring to look at. Lots of cool shots and locations. The pacing for the most part is tight and the funky score is likeable.
Fans of the Euro Crime genre will find plenty too like here even though they've seen the story plenty of times before. People new to the genre will most likely want to start someplace else.