Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (DVD)
Referenced in Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 2, Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (Uomini si nasce poliziotti si muore,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 the director, Ruggero Deodato, best known for his infamous and censored film Cannibal Holocaust, and the scriptwriter Fernando Di 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 behavior 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.
Director: Ruggero Deodato
Cast: Marc Porel, Ray Lovelock, Adolfo Celi, Franco Citta, Silvia Dionisio, Marino Masi, Renato Salvatori, Sergio Ammirata, Bruno Corazzari, Daniele Dublino, Flavia Fabiani, Tom Felleghi, Margarita Horowitz, Gina Mascetti, Marcello Monti, Claudio Nicastro, Gino Pagani, Enzo Pulcrano, Alvaro Vitali.
- Documentary: Poliziotti Violenti, running time 42 min.
- TV advertisement directed and commented by Ruggero Deodato
- Director filmography and biography
- A fully illustrated booklet containing critical analysis
- Digitally restored and remastered
- New and improved English subtitle translation
BBFC Rating: 18
System: 1080p High Definition
Region: All Regions
Language: English, Italian