Beast with a Gun (1977)
aka The Mad Dog Killer
aka La belva col mitra
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller
Country: Italy | Director: Sergio Grieco
Language: Italian or English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 95mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×544 – 23.976fps – 4.37gb
Sadistic no-count killer Nanni Vitali and three other equally brutish hoodlums escape from prison. The foul foursome embark on a savage rape, murder, and robbery spree. Vitali even abducts and defiles frightened hapless lass Giuliana Caroli. Meanwhile, rugged police inspector Giulio Santini is determined to bag the despicable Vitali.
Writer/director Sergio Grieco keeps the movie rattling along at a constant swift pace, stages the stirring action scenes with considerable rip-snorting brio (the occasional use of strenuous slow motion is especially effective and impressive), and does an expert job of creating and sustaining a harsh, gritty, resolutely tough-minded and nasty-hearted tone. Vittorio Bernini’s crisp, handsome widescreen cinematography gives the picture an attractive glossy look. Umberto Smaila’s funky, throbbing score likewise hits the groovy spot. Best of all, this extremely hard-edged winner certainly doesn’t skimp on the excessive full-bore profanity, tasty female nudity, raunchy sex, and rough, unflinching, no-holds-barred ferocious violence. A satisfyingly sick and vicious little beaut.