Massacre Mafia Style Combo
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YOU'RE IN, OR YOU'RE IN THE WAY!
Italian-American actor and nightclub singer Duke Mitchell wrote, produced, directed and starred in this homemade answer to THE GODFATHER, self-financed with earnings from his career as the self-proclaimed Mr. Palm Springs. Previously known for his Martin and Lewis act with Sammy Petrillo as seen in BELA LUGOSI MEETS A BROOKLYN GORILLA, Duke plays the ruthless son of a Mafia kingpin who blasts his way through Hollywood on a bloody crime spree. Promising more guts, more action, more dynamite than the Mario Puzo gangster classic, MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE delivers an onslaught of low-budget mayhem unlike anything you've ever seen. Grindhouse Releasing proudly presents the definitive release of the most violent movie ever made!
- 2 Disc Deluxe Edition Combo Pack - Blu-ray + DVD
- Incredible new hi-definition digital restoration of the original director's cut
- Stunning digital restoration of the original mono soundtrack
- Interviews with Jeffrey Mitchell, Frankie Ray, George Jacobs, Jim LoBianco, and exploitation legend Matt Cimber
- Almost one full hour of never-before-seen Duke Mitchell home movies
- Lost audio recording - Duke Mitchell Live in Concert, June 9, 1960
- Bonus TV special - AN IMPRESSIONISTIC TRIBUTE TO JIMMY DURANTE
- Extensive still galleries, radio spots, and theatrical trailer
- Glossy 12 page booklet containing liner notes by veteran cult movie journalist David Szulkin
- Spectacular new cover painting by renowned Los Angeles cult artist Dave Lebow
- AND OTHER SURPRISES!
Mind-bending...with Duke Mitchell's cult following steadily building on what seems to be a daily basis, one can only wonder how far and wide the legacy of this entertainment jack of all trades will go. -Nathaniel Thompson, TCM Underground --Nathaniel Thompson, TCM Underground
The rare film that is BETTER than its trailer... a great forgotten gem. - Josh Hurtado, TWITCHFILM --Josh Hurtado, TWITCHFILM
A virtual torrent of bloodshed... This makes the GODFATHER movies look like Sunday school picnic outings! - LAS VEGAS SUN --Las Vegas Sun
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I'm being kind of hard on it but it has a certain charm. For people into this sort of thing, it's solid comfort food. I had fun. It's just not as special as I would hope. It did however have a fantastic use of weaponized bread.
The film itself is actually really good. I expected to sit through a really goofy home made movie but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the movie. Duke Mitchell is great as the lead role his speeches do start to get long winded and mess with the flow of the film, and while all the supporting cast are sort of lacking in their acting ability they all have real moments that showcase potential, especially Duke Mitchells best friend and girlfriend in the film. The film is also edited a bit weird and that also messes with the flow of the film, but even with that Massacre Mafia Style is the best home made mafia film.
Having said that, I really liked the movie. Duke Mitchell wrote, directed and starred in what was obviously a project he believed in greatly. Filmed on a shoestring with occasional shaky acting (except from Mitchell himself, whose enthusiasm makes one overlook a lot of the movie's deficiencies), it still has panache and chutzpah to burn. Mitchell's protagonist Mimi Micelli has several long self-absorbed monologues on the lost honor of the Italian people, but it only adds to the charm. This is definitely a film of its time.
The picture is incredible: forget the fuzzy trailers and clips you've seen on YouTube: apart from the very occasional camera blurriness, this film looks like it was shot yesterday. The only complaint is a lack of subtitles or captions.
As good as the movie is, the special features are even better. There's an almost hour-long retrospective of Duke Mitchell's life, tons of home movies including an audio performance of an entire 1960 Duke Mitchell concert (think Dean Martin with just a touch of Sammy Davis' manic energy), a bunch of trailers for other 70s exploitation films (including Mitchell's own upcoming "Gone With the Pope" Blu-ray release), and the entire 1950s film "Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla," featuring Lugosi (obviously), Mitchell, and low-rent Jerry Lewis wannabe Sammy Petrillo.
Highly recommended for anyone who likes 1970s films, mafia films, or grindhouse films in general.
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