Director: Fernando Di Leo / Starring: Gastone Moschin, Barbara Bouchet, Mario Adorf
Perhaps the one true film noir to emerge from Italy, Milano Calibro 9 is a gritty, ultra-violent masterpiece and an essential entry in the cannon of Italian crime cinema. Centering on the character of ex-con Ugo Piazza (Gastone Moschin) the film also benefits from the presence of giallo regular Barbara Bouchet and her considerable charms. Released after a three-year term in prison for a bungled robbery, Ugo Piazza plans to lead the straight life for a while. But no sooner is he back on the street than he s picked up by a bunch of hoodlums under the employ of his former boss, the Americano among them, the psychopathic Rocco who are convinced that Ugo stole $300,000 before his incarceration. The gang forces Ugo to resume working for them in the hope that he ll eventually lead them to their missing cash.
Special Features: High Definition digital transfer / Newly created exclusive content / Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork / Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film and archive content.