Search - Mad Dog Killer (aka Beast With A Gun) on DVD

Mad Dog Killer (aka Beast With A Gun)
Mad Dog Killer
aka Beast With A Gun
Actors: Helmut Berger, Gigi Bonos, Vittorio Duse, Claudio Gora, Ezio Marano
Director: Sergio Grieco
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
UR     2008     1hr 35min

Out Of Prison... Out Of Control... And Totally Out Of His Mind!Deranged murderer Nanni Vitali (a completely unhinged performance by Helmut Berger of SALON KITTY and THE DAMNED) and three violent thugs escape from prison an...  more »


Larger Image

Movie Details

Actors: Helmut Berger, Gigi Bonos, Vittorio Duse, Claudio Gora, Ezio Marano
Director: Sergio Grieco
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House
Studio: Blue Underground
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
DVD Release Date: 03/25/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 7
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

Similar Movies

The Big Racket
Director: Enzo G. Castellari
   UR   2006   1hr 44min
Director: Renato Polselli
   UR   2008   3hr 8min
Street Law
Director: Enzo G. Castellari
   R   2006   1hr 45min
The Damned
   R   2004   2hr 36min

Similarly Requested DVDs

Director: Dean Semler
   R   1999   1hr 29min
Jeepers Creepers
Director: Victor Salva
   R   2002   1hr 30min
The Weight of Water
   R   2003   1hr 53min
The Last Time
Director: Michael Caleo
   R   2007   1hr 36min
Snap Case
Director: Gregory Hoblit
   R   1998   2hr 4min
Caddyshack 2
   PG   1999   1hr 38min
Body Shots
   R   2004   1hr 46min
Black Sheep
   PG-13   2002   1hr 27min
The Lake House
Widescreen Edition
Director: Alejandro Agresti
   PG   2006   1hr 39min

Movie Reviews

Passable Italian Crime Flick
Stanley Runk | Camp North Pines | 06/07/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"There's nothing like a good Helmut Berger movie....that's what I always say. In Mad Dog Killer he's Nanni Vitali, a violent criminal who's just escaped from the slammer with a few of his flunkies. He kills a guy responsible for his incarceration, rapes Marisa Mell and tries to get her help in a large robbery before he escapes to Venezuela. Meanwhile he's pursued relentlessly by cop, Richard Harrison. That's more or less what it all is.
There are many good Italian crime films, but this one isn't all it's cracked up to be. Sure it's not terribly original, but I don't mind that. What I mind is that a movie based around the concept of an out of control psycho on a rampage presents us with one rather limp noodle villain. Berger's performance isn't terrible, but his character is weasley, wimpy, and really not all that violent. Numerous times throughout the film, Harrison is calling him a coward, and as the viewer you really begin to see what he means. Sure he's an unpleasant character, but no so in that interesting way that keeps our eyes glued to the screen like with Albert Ganz(James Remar) in 48 HRS or Mr. Joshua(Gary Busey) from Lethal Weapon. Those two(Remar especially) come across as way more "mad dog" than Berger. Plus the film isn't near as violent as the quotes on the box would have you believe.
I certainly wouldn't say it's a boring movie, and it does have it's moments, that's why I gave it 3 stars. But writer/director Sergio Grieco(who did The Sinful Nuns Of Saint Valentine, and who hasn't seen that flick?) certainly is no threat to Enzo Castellari or Sergio Sollima."