Sergio Sollima

Sergio Sollima – Revolver AKA Blood in the Streets (1973)

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An Italian prison official’s wife is kidnapped, and the kidnappers demand that a notorious prisoner be released in order for the man to get his wife back. He gets the man released – but then kidnaps him himself, in order to ensure that the man’s colleagues don’t kill his wife. Enraged, the gang sets out to free their compatriot and kill the man who took him.

Revolver (also titled Blood in the Streets and In the Name of Love) is a poliziottesco film directed by Sergio Sollima and released in 1973. It stars Oliver Reed and Fabio Testi and the film’s theme “Un Amico” which was scored by Ennio Morricone was also featured in Quentin Tarantino movie Inglourious Basterds (2009) Read More »

Sergio Sollima – La tigre è ancora viva: Sandokan alla riscossa! (1977)

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Following on from the successful television adaptation of Sandokan in 1976, a year later Kabir Bedi gave life to the big screen incarnation in this Sergio Sollima-directed film. Read More »

Sergio Sollima – Il corsaro nero AKA The Black Corsair (1976)

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Emilio di Roccabruna count of Ventimiglia is fighting Van Gould who ten years before had killed his father and stolen his family properties. He is known as “Il Corsaro Nero” (The Black Corsair) and his two brothers as Il Corsaro Verde (The Green Corsair) and as Il Corsaro Rosso (The Red Corsair). But the Green Corsair and the Red Corsair are killed treacherously by Van Gould’s men while the Black Corsair is entirely taken up by saving an Indian village from the Spaniards. He can save only Yara. Later on he organizes with the help of Morgan his revenge. Read More »

Sergio Sollima – La resa dei conti AKA The Big Gundown (1966)

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Jonathan Corbett is a gunman so brave to have eliminated all the bandits of Texas. For this he is proposed for the candidacy to the Senate of the United States. In exchange he has only to support the construction of one railway line. Only after he accepts does he come to know that the Mexican Cuchillo has raped and killed a 12 year old girl. Corbett leaves on a long manhunt during which he gets to know his adversary better and discovers a variation on the crime for which the accused Cuchillo may not be as guilty as he first thought. Read More »

Sergio Sollima – Revolver aka Blood in the Streets (1973)

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Known in America as ‘Blood in the Streets,’ Sergio Sollima’s ‘Revolver’ is an unsung classic of the European crime genre with great sets, and wonderful performances.

Oliver Reed (Curse of the Werewolf, The Brood) plays Vito Capriani, a prison warden in Rome with a penchant for violence. When his wife Anna (Agostina Belli) is kidnapped, her abductors demand that Vito release one of his prisoners, Milo Ruiz (Fabio Testi of Once Upon a Time in the West and The Smuggler) or they’ll kill her. Read More »