Shadows in an Empty Room (1976)
aka Blazing Magnum
aka Una Magnum Special per Tony Saitta
Genre: Action | Crime | Thriller | Poliziotteschi | Giallo
Country: Italy | Canada | Panama | Director: Alberto De Martino
Language: English | Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 99mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×720 – 23.976fps – 1.91gb
An Ottawa police captain searches for the person who poisoned his sister, who was attending the university in Montreal. So desperate is he for revenge that he begin to use his own brutal methods to find the killer. Soon he discovers that not everything is what he thought it was.
“Blazing Magnum” often gets too easily categorized as a spaghetti imitation of “Dirty Harry”, its first sequel “Magnum Force” and “The French Connection” (groundbreaking hardcore American action movies of the early 70’s), but this slick and unforgettable Italian exploitation product has SO much more to offer. Director Alberto De Martino, clever marketer that he was back then, does indeed cash in on the popular tough cop-thriller trend, but simultaneously his film also contains authentic Giallo story lines, which was another contemporary favored exploitation sub genre at the time.