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: Euro Spy/Crime: Web of Violence (1966)  ( 277 )
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« : March 13, 2018, 04:23:43 PM »

Seen on DVD 6


With Easter coming up,I started looking for a film that I could send to a friend as a gift. Previously finding his Spaghetti Western Day After Tomorrow a stylish,black Comedy take on the genre,I was pleased to find a DVD seller say he had tracked down a rare Euro Spy flick from Nick Nostro,which led to me webbing the violence.

The plot:

Feeling down over recently getting sacked, journalist Walter puts all his hopes on girlfriend Lisa supporting him during this difficult time. Spending hours waiting to meet her,Walter leaves his place and goes to find out what's keeping Lisa occupied. Throwing the dice by spying on the outskirts of town, Walter discovers that Lisa has been caught up in a web of violence.

View on the film:

Spinning the web when the genre was entering a (somewhat) more serious phase, this adaptation of Sergio Donatiís novel uniquely crosses Euro Spy with the early stages of the Italian Crime genre. Linking Lisa with the criminal underworld, the writers make Walter (played by a chiseled    Brett Halsey) use espionage skills to locate the underworld big boss, with Walter having to skillfully unscramble all of the names of the thugs who know Lisa. Limited to being seen in a third generation pan & scan VHSD rip (aww..the bad old pre-DVD days!) director Nick Nostro & cinematographer  Emilio Foriscot slick look is still able to shine,with Walterís friend/helper Christina (played by an eye-catching Margaret Lee) being given a glamour shine, and side shots catching glances/spying on Walter.  Loading up on Italian Crime for the final, Nostro slams the case shut with clipped car chases and blunt shootouts that recoil as Walter turns the web of violence.

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