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4.0 out of 5 stars Good film, Great transfer, Good extras.
This film is way more classy than Fernado Di Leo's movies (which are overrated IMO) or Castellari's "Street Law". Shot in Beirut, London, Paris, it gives you a James Bond feeling. The direction and photography are also more stylish. The story is a little complex. The transfer by Arrow is excellent, as good as Raro's dvds!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Super Bitch
Inspector Cliff, a corrupt undercover cop infiltrates drug trafficking syndicate run by formidable old lady Mamma the Turk and her family. He then pits them against another drug running gang lead by Morrell who also runs a escort agency who blackmail their clients.

Massimo Dallamano directed three Poliziotteschi movies in his career, this was the first. The...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Super Bitch, 10 Mar 2014
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A. J. Harrison (UK) - See all my reviews
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Inspector Cliff, a corrupt undercover cop infiltrates drug trafficking syndicate run by formidable old lady Mamma the Turk and her family. He then pits them against another drug running gang lead by Morrell who also runs a escort agency who blackmail their clients.

Massimo Dallamano directed three Poliziotteschi movies in his career, this was the first. The second was the Giallo hybrid What have they Done to your Daughter's and final was Colt 38 Special Squad. As with these Italian crime movies we usually got a tough hard nosed cop in the Dirty Harry mode, what we have here though is a a cruel heartless cop but one who has no respect for the law.

Ivan Rassimov is great as the selfish Inspector Cliff. He pits two gangs against each other in the hope that they kill each other off so he can escape with a million pounds in drug money. In one memorable scene he along with a gang of gunmen pass themselves off as policemen so they can arrest a known gangster called Gamble (played by Luciano Catenacci) but instead of arresting them he has them all gunned down, in stylish slow motion before having the bodies buried and covered in cement. He also performs a hit in a London park on his boss who is becoming suspicious of his handling of the case, so this is definitely not a man you would want to cross.

Mamma the Turk played by Patricia Hayes, seems more like a Italian than someone from Turkey. Even more so do her sons and daughter (who defiantly doesn't dress like a Turkish girl), and where ever they go they sing songs and play the guitar which were actually quite catchy. The beautiful Stephanie Beacham plays Joanne a escort working for Morrell who falls for Cliff but eventually becomes the person to bring an end to Cliffs corruption and his lack of respect for life.

Riz Ortolani has made some memorable scores throughout his career but this in my opinion was awful but it does have a lot of favorable reviews so my guess is a lot of people will like it.

Overall a violent and bloody crime thriller that's well worth watching.

Great DVD quality.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dirtier Harry, 17 Jun 2013
This review is from: Super Bitch [DVD] (DVD)
There's much to enjoy here for fans of Eurocrime/Poliziotteschi films. Rassimov's role as the corrupt Inspector Cliff is a more extreme version of Eastwood's Harry Callahan. He walks like him, talks like him, dresses like him and even has the same hairstyle! But in true Italian fashion they have upped the ante and made him a self-seeking corrupt cop rather than just a maverick.The film is a lot of fun with some stylish cinematography, bizarre characters and random acts of violence. There's also a fair amount of nudity- so fans of Stephanie Beacham are unlikely to be disappointed. Patricia Hayes plays a Turkish gang leader with an unintentionally funny Italian accent; her gang are made up of a bunch of eccentrics including a nymphomaniac daughter and a weird gypsy guy that makes up little songs on his guitar. Throw in a camp lackey and some of the worst dialogue committed to celluloid and you have all the ingredients for a typical Italian film of this period. What is most disappointing, though, are the action scenes, which are stilted and over-staged. The print is OK but not anywhere near in the same league as the di Leo films available on Raro. Shame, because the colours are beautiful and evoke strong nostalgic memories for those around in the 70s! Fun but not essential.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Sex, violence, corruption and Patricia Hayes!, 4 Nov 2012
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Trevor Willsmer (London, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Super Bitch [DVD] (DVD)
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Super Bitch. Not a superhero film but a prime slice of 70s Italian poliziotteschi that also goes under the titles Blue Movie Blackmail and Mafia Junction, though none are as way out as the typically marque-filling Italian original "Si Può Essere Più Bastardi dell'Ispettore Cliff?," or "It May Be More Bastards, Eh Inspector Cliff?" It covers all the genre conventions: nudity, shootouts, a car chase, a vicious beating, cold blooded murder, corruption and double-crosses left, right and centre, with Ivan Rassimov doing his best Clint Eastwood impersonation (as is the voice artist who dubs him on the English track) as the corrupt undercover cop who's even dirtier than Harry. He's working as an enforcer for a gang of drug runners operating an escort agency in London who film their more prominent clients on the job and blackmail them into using their influence to get their drugs past customs. Naturally, he doesn't bother much with any of the rules. He'll happily sleep with the agency's star performer Stephanie Beacham, kill rivals en masse and possibly even his own suspicious superiors if need be and is lining up a neat pension plan for himself that depends on getting everybody else to kill each other and leave no witnesses.

There's some wonderfully eclectic casting here. Where else could you see the headmaster from Grange Hill as a narcotics agent, Felix Leiter from Goldfinger doing a bunny impersonation with a prostitute, Blake from Blake's Seven as a plainclothes cop, Stanley Kubrick's assistant and former Fenn Street Gang member Leon Vitali as a gay blackmailing escort who gets beaten up while Tutte Lemkow joyfully plays the guitar or, best of all, Patricia Hayes as the terrifying boss of an unrelentingly musical Turkish family running drugs from their barge, Mama Laturca? Whether she's speeding in a sports car, drinking beer from the bottle, laughing manically or warning Rassimov, "You double-cross Mama, my darling, and you will discover that under this skirt there hangs a pair that will put your own to shame!", she's great value for money. She even has her own theme song, with her children serenading her in the car on the way back from the airport with "When she kills, she kills with perfect skill!"

The casting isn't the only surprise in the credits, with Fistful of Dollars cinematographer-turned-director Massimo Dallamano somehow managing to snag Oscar-winning Bridge on the River Kwai cinematographer Jack Hildyard to shoot the picture. It may have played on the wrong side of a double-bill with Swedish porn flick Massage Parlour in the UK, but there's enough of a budget for the film to shoot not just in London but also Beirut and New York as well, giving it better production values than many of its contemporaries. The action scenes aren't especially exciting, it's true, but Dallamano makes a much better job of the crime genre than he did with horror in The Cursed Medallion/Night Child, and despite the healthy body count the film is more plot than action driven. Oh yes, and Stephanie Beacham shows off her spectacular assets. Thankfully, Patricia Hayes doesn't. Not top tier poliziotteschi, but there's more than enough here to satisfy fans of the genre, with Riz Ortolani's funky 70s score the icing on the cake.

As with most of their Italian exploitation titles, Arrow's DVD release is a mixed bag: while it does offer both the English and subtitled Italian soundtrack options (with one brief scene in the English dub subtitled), it's a very inconsistent transfer. Some scenes are fine while others look like they were sourced from video, with the quality veering from acceptable but never outstanding to a bit poor but never terrible. Extras are a bit thinner on the ground than the packaging makes them appear: a very brief rememberance of Rassimov by director Ruggero Deodato and an 18-minute primer and booklet on the genre.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good film, Great transfer, Good extras., 2 Mar 2014
This review is from: Super Bitch [DVD] (DVD)
This film is way more classy than Fernado Di Leo's movies (which are overrated IMO) or Castellari's "Street Law". Shot in Beirut, London, Paris, it gives you a James Bond feeling. The direction and photography are also more stylish. The story is a little complex. The transfer by Arrow is excellent, as good as Raro's dvds!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars not so bitchy, 31 Jan 2014
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silly but enjoying film from the skinflick era 70's.originally made in europe as it was more liberal about nudity than the uk was back in the 70's.stephanie beacham was used more for her obvious nakedness rather than her acting talent.that is a pity because she would have the film much more credability had she been a better platform for her ability to act.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 28 Aug 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love Stepahnie Beacham, 17 Mar 2013
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If you love Stephanie Beacham then this is for you. The story is a bit lame but the style of the film is great and takes you back to a diffeent era of filmaking.
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