Heroin Busters is released as part of Blue Undergrounds Enzo G.Castellari collection. the other two being Street Law and the Big Racket.
This film is different from the other two, it was more slick and commercial. It reminded me of the Roger Moore Bond films at the time albeit with a much smaller budget.
Even though it did not have the massive explosions, big car chases and exotic international locations (It did have a brief montage of location shooting at Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Cartagena at beginning to set the story of international drug smuggling) of a typical James Bond film, it did match the excitement and adventure expected of the famous movie spy franchise.
Castellari manages to do this by the inspired pairing of two fantastic leads, Fabio Testi and David Hemmings, to drive the story of the infiltration of an international drugs ring along in a brisk and stylish pace until the last part of the film where non stop action is thrown at the audience at a break neck pace.
These set-pieces include an inspired use of a construction site, an empty sub-way and an impressive aerial chase.
This is a very fresh film and it's hard to believe it was shot in the seventies. This is down to no part to Castellari's eye for getting the best look of the sunny locations, Testi's and Hemmings charismatic performances and Goblin's funky score.
Definately one to get!!!!