Saturday 16 March 2013

DVD review: Brigade of Death (1985)

Two gunmen on motorcycles opens fire at several transvestites at Bois de Boulogne. The inspector conducting the investigation Gérard Lattuada (Thierry de Carbonnières) follows the track back to "The Greek" (Jean-Pierre Bernard) a big shot in the pornindustry. The latter's wife is arrested and killed while attempting to escape the police. "The Greek" sends a killer to avenge her death by killing the judge's wife who is also the sister of inspector Gérard Lattuada. The investigation is then removed from Gerard who however in turn uses the methods of gangsters ...Brigade of Death is written by Roger Le Taillanter, Marc Pécas and Max Pécas who also is the director. The acting is pretty good, it´s professionally shot and edited. The pacing is very good, it has a gritty big city vibe.  It´s gory as a character gets a hand chopped off and another gets a hatchet to the head. The gore fx are good! There are also a a visit to the morgue that provides plenty of shot up bodies. And add to this numerous bloody squibs. Yes this is a very violent flick, and besides being violent it is freaking brutal. There is several scenes of sadism and harsh treatment of women in this. There is gratuitous nudity in this, both female and male genitalia is shown. One female character is raped with a bottle (off screen).
This review is based upon the german region all (Region 0) DVD release from Cannon, it´s uncut and german language only.
Rating: 6½ out of 7. It's violent, brutal and sleazy! If I understood all the dialogue it  surely would have been getting a full rating (7 out of 7) from me. Highly recommended if you like hardcore, sleazy and ultraviolent action.


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