Syndicate Sadists/BluRay

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Mention the name Umberto Lenzi, and chances are folk'll rattle off the flesh-ripping frenzy of NIGHTMARE CITY or CANNIBAL FEROX. But for Lenzi himself, there was no genre that proved too much for his directorial prowess, not least the distinctly Italian-style of crime flick – the Poliziotteschi. Boasting a taut script by Vincenzo Mannino (HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK), and featuring Hollywood icon Joseph Cotton (THE THIN MAN) as a scheming Mafioso, Lenzi’s SYNDICATE SADISTS is a potent example of the dexterous Tuscan journeyman’s compelling thriller work; a fabulous concoction of eye-watering violence and white-knuckle thrills, as an ex-cop (Tomas Milian, THE CYNIC, THE RAT AND THE FIST) seeks retribution against two warring mafia families after his brother is killed during a kidnap investigation. (via 88Films)



With hints of THE GODFATHER, YOJIMBO and even RAMBO (Milian had picked up a copy of David Morrell’s novel in an airport), SYNDICATE SADISTS finally makes its UK bow on a lip-smackingly gorgeous DVD from 88 Films, whose Italian Collection is your first stop for classic Euro capers that demand rediscovery.

  • Special Features: Mike Malloy on Syndicate Sadists • Remembering Rambo - An Interview with Director Umberto Lenzi
  • Video: Remastered from the Original Negative
  • Audio: Uncompressed English Soundtrack; Italian (unconfirmed)
  • Region B
  • Label: 88 Films
  • Release date: March 27, 2017


  • Label: LFG
  • Release date: January 9, 2020
  • Amaray release. DVD/BluRay combo
  • Details tbc

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  • Der Vernichter / Flash Solo
  • Label: X-Rated
  • Eurocult-Collection Nr. 19 (HD premiere, uncut, no longer banned in Germany since December 2016)
  • Release date: March 19, 2016
  • Audio: English, Italian, German
  • Subtitles: German
  • Limited edition: 666 copies (cover A), 33 copies (cover B)
  • Extras: interview with Umberto Lenzi, US trailer, deleted scenes, 16 page booklet with liner notes by Thorsten Hanisch and Christian Kessler.
  • Bonus film: Der Bastard (DVD version, uncut, with alternate ending, German cut version)
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