The Big Racket

The Big Racket

Director: Enzo G. Castellari Cast: Fabio Testi, Vincent Gardenia, Renzo Palmer

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Blue Underground offers another Italian genre film winner with their disc of The Big Racket. The image transfer is gorgeous, offering a vivid and color-rich image in the anamorphic, letterboxed format. The sonic portion of the disc uses an English-language dub that sounds crisp and uses the film's guitar-heavy rock score nicely. Having the choice of the original Italian track would have been nice, but the English mono dub sounds fine. The extras are sparser than usual for a Blue Underground production, but they're both worthwhile; an original theatrical trailer shows off the film's gritty style and action to great effect and a commentary track with director Enzo Castellari is also included. Like the commentary on Blue Underground's Street Law disc, the commentary effectively divides its time between anecdotes on the film at hand and interesting stories about Castellari's career in general. All in all, this is a fine disc for the Eurocult crowd and a must-have for anyone interested in the Italian crime genre.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/25/2006
UPC: 0827058105095
Original Release: 1976
Rating: NR
Source: Blue Underground
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 55,112

Special Features

Audio commentary with director Enzo G. Castellari; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Fabio Testi Inspector Nico Palmieri
Vincent Gardenia Pepe
Renzo Palmer Luigi Gestori
Orso Maria Guerrini Giovanni Rossetti
Romano Puppo Doringo
Glauco Onorati Mazzarelli
Joshua Sinclair Rudy
Tony Marsina Giovanni Giuni

Technical Credits
Enzo G. Castellari Director,Screenwriter
Gianfranco Amicucci Editor
Giovanni Corridori Special Effects
Guido DeAngelis Score Composer
Maurizio De Angelis Score Composer
Massimo de Rita Original Story,Screenwriter
Galliano Juso Producer
Angelino Maiuri Screenwriter
Marcello Masciocchi Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Big Racket
1. Program Start/Main Titles [2:52]
2. Protection Offers [4:53]
3. Tailed [3:19]
4. Nico's Recovery [3:43]
5. Reluctant Witnesses [4:57]
6. Caught in the Act [5:59]
7. An Unspeakable Crime [5:14]
8. Meet Mazzarelli [2:25]
9. On the Waterfront [4:58]
10. Justifiable Homicide [5:30]
11. Pepe the Pickpocket [6:09]
12. Sitting Ducks [6:18]
13. The Hero's Reward [5:41]
14. Credito Laziale Heist [4:54]
15. Mob Mentality [2:33]
16. Recruitment [5:19]
17. Base of Operations [3:05]
18. Preparing for War [2:48]
19. Breaking and Entering [4:37]
20. Firing Positions [3:31]
21. The Big Racket [4:03]
22. Gun Fight at the Factory [3:56]
23. Justice Served [5:22]
24. End Credits [3:34]

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