Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Grindhouse Fest Greatest Hits
Machine Gun McCain
1969, Italy, 96 min, 35mm — IB Technicolor Print!
Directed by Giuliano Montaldo
Starring John Cassavetes, Britt Ekland, Peter Falk, Gabriele Ferzetti,
Luigi Pistilli, Florinda Bolkan and Gena Rowlands
— PLUS on the same double bill
aka The Boss
1973, Italy, 109 min, 35mm
Directed by Fernando Di Leo
Starring Henry Silva, Richard Conte, Gianni Garko
MACHINE GUN MCCAIN
Recently released from prison, Machine Gun McCain (John Cassavetes) returns to a life of crime, only to find himself a pawn in a ruthless mob rebellion. But nobody stands between McCain and his money… or his machine gun, erupting an all-out gang war.
Calling all Italian genre film fans: Fernando Di Leo’s Wipeout (aka The Boss) is a vicious, gritty & uncompromising mafia masterpiece mixing poliziotteschi thrills with true-to-life mob brutality. When a gangland assassin (the unmistakable Henry Silva) uses a bomb to decimate a rival clan, the lone survivor (Pier Paolo Capponi from Argento’s The Cat o’ Nine Tails) vows vengeance against the hit man and his employers, resulting in an explosive war that threatens to engulf them all. Yes, a lot of people are going to die and only one can truly be The Boss! Featuring The Godfather’s Richard Conte and New Bev fave Gianni Garko, plus an amazing score by frequent Di Leo collaborator Luis Bacalov!