Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Mobs And Mayhem|
Actors: Telly Savalas, Walter Matthau, Joe Pesci, Lee Van Cleef and more
Genres: Action & Adventure, Documentary, Mystery & Suspense
Euro and Ameri-gangs
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 10/13/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"MOBS AND MAYHEM is a repackaging of ST. CLAIR's MOB MOVIES collection, from 2005. Extras include a gangster photo gallery, mobster movie trailers and an excerpt from a 1930s radio show.
ST. CLAIR DVD multi-packs are reasonably priced, and offer fine quality video/audio transfers of unrestored public domain material. Discs are single-side recorded, plastic storage cases fairly sturdy, movie liner notes appear on box's back cover and most DVDs include bonus items.
BIG COMBO-- The set's best is this excellent film noir. Great cast and a fast-moving story.
FAMILY ENFORCER-- Memorable primarily as Joe Pesci's first credited screen appearance.
GANGSTER STORY-- Director and star Walter Matthau plays a cop-killing thug on the run. He robs a bank for a huge haul, which gets the FBI and a local mob boss on his trail.
MISTER SCARFACE-- Two dissatisfied "bone breakers" plot to con a gang chief out of a fortune.
PERFECT KILLER-- Prison escapee hired as a mob "button" man wants to resign when he's told to "hit" a friend. But easily in is not necessarily easily out.
BCI's GANGSTERS 10 MOVIE PACK features only American made 1930s-50s crime films.
(Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website.)
(4.2) Crime Boss (Italy-1972) - Telly Savalas/Antonio Sabato/Paola Tedesco
(4.6) Gangster Story (1960) - Walter Matthau/Carol Grace/Bruce MacFarlane (uncredited: Vic Tayback)
(7.6) The Big Combo (1955) - Cornel Wilde/Richard Conte/Brian Donlevy/Jean Wallace/Robert Middleton/Lee Van Cleef/Earl Holliman
BONUS: Classic Gangster Trailers
(5.9) The Long Arm Of The Godfather (Italy-1972) - Adolfo Celi/Peter Lee Lawrence/Erika Blanc
(2.5) Mob War (1989) - Jake LaMotta/Johnny Stumper/David Henry Keller/John Rano
(5.6) Mister Scarface (Italy/W Germany-1976) - Jack Palance/Al Cliver/Harry Baer/Gisela Hahn/Edmund Purdom
BONUS: Classic Mob Movie Posters
(7.5) Manhunt (Italy/W Ger-1972) - Mario Adorf/Henry Silva/Woody Strode/Cyril Cusack
(4.9) Family Enforcer ("The Death Collector") (1976) - Joseph Cortese/Lou Criscuolo/Joe Pesci
(5.9) The Perfect Killer (Italy/Spain-1977) - Lee Van Cleef/Carmen G. Cervera/John Ireland
BONUS: Excerpt from The Jack Benny Program ("Snow White And The Seven Gangsters" - 4/26/38)"