Ruggero Deodato, 1976

PLEASE NOTE: This is an NTSC (USA/JAPAN format) Region free, DVD release

Referenced in Tarantino’s Kill Bill Volume 2, Uomini si Nasce Poliziotti si Muore (Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man, 1976) opens with an insane motorcycle chase that was filmed in rush hour in downtown Rome with no permission from the local authorities. To top it off, this is one of the most violent and unconventional Italian style action films of its time. The credit goes to director, Ruggero Deodato, best known for his infamous and censored film Cannibal Holocaust, and the scriptwriter Fernando Do Leo, author and director of some of the best Italian gangster films from the 70s such as Caliber 9, The Boss and The Italian Connection.

Never before in film history have we seen such nihilistic and pathological behaviour from protagonists, who in this film happen to be two policemen: Alfredo (Marc Porel) and Antonio (Ray Lovelock) members of an anti-crime squad who shoot down their assailants even before they have committed a crime.

Special Features:

Documentary:Poliziotti Violenti, running time 42 minutes

TV advertisement directed and commented by Ruggero Deodato

Director filmography and biography

A fully illustrated booklet containing critical analysis

New digital HD transfer from original 35mm negative

Digitally restored and remastered

New and Improved English subtitles translation

Film details:

Italy 1976 Colour 95 minutes

Language: Italian and English and English subtitles

Directed by Ruggero Deodato

Music by Ubaldo Continiello

With: Marc Porel, Ray Lovelock, Adolfo Celi, Silvia Dionisio