Tough cop Giorgio (Luc Merenda, Torso) doesn’t like to play by the rules, going as far as gunning down a ruthless criminal in broad daylight. After he’s suspended from the force and his boss is murdered, he goes on a brutal undercover dive into the criminal underworld to expose a criminal organisation with no respect for authority. Starring Richard Conte (The Godfather) with a powerhouse score by the great composers Guido and Maurizio De Angelis (Street Law, The Big Racket), blistering Italian crime classic The Violent Professionals blazes onto Blu-ray from 88 Films with every car chase and gunshot more mind-blowing than ever.
The Violent Professionals Limited Edition Blu-ray includes a new 2K master from the original 35mm camera negative, a rigid slipcase with new artwork from Thomas Walker, a 40 page perfect-bound book by Andrew Graves, Eugenio Ercolani and Gian Giacomo Petrone, a double-sided fold-out poster, audio commentary by Kim Newman and Barry Forshaw, plus additional interviews and featurettes.
Directed by Domenico Paolella (The Prey, Story of a Cloistered Nun), The Nun and the Devil (aka Le monache di Sant’Arcangelo) is a headily erotic tale of seduction and persecution detailing the sinful practices which spill out of a 16th century convent. When the psychotically ambitious Sister Julia (Anna Heywood) vies to take the place of a dying Mother Superior by any means possible, other inmates start to lose their way, indulging in heterosexual flings and lesbian coupling. But things take a nasty turn when the nuns are subjected to a violent inquisition and their existence becomes one of torture and degradation.
Made just two years after Ken Russell’s notorious The Devils (1971), this 1973 film sought to offer a corruption of the innocent style plot which monopolised on the short-lived wave of nunsploitation features, incorporating graphic horrors, soft-pornography and historical drama. Loosely based on authentic records, this sordid tale of religion and power will delight lovers of extreme Italian exploitation cinema.
The Nun and the Devil Limited Edition Blu-ray includes a new 2K master from the original 35mm camera negative, a rigid slipcase with new artwork from Richard Davies, a 40 page perfect-bound book by Andrew Graves and Tim Murray, a double-sided fold-out poster, audio commentary by Kim Newman and Barry Forshaw, plus additional interviews and featurettes.