Super Bitch (Italian: Si può essere più bastardi dell'ispettore Cliff?, lit.'Can anyone be more of a bastard than Inspector Cliff?') is a 1973 Italian-British poliziottesco film directed by Massimo Dallamano.[1] It was released in England as Blue Movie Blackmail, and in the U.S. as Mafia Junction.[2]

Super Bitch
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Italian film poster
Directed byMassimo Dallamano
Screenplay by
  • Massimo Dallamano
  • Ross Mackenzie[1]
Story byGeorge P. Breakston[1]
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyJack Hildyard[1]
Edited byAntonio Siciliano[1]
Music byRiz Ortolani
Production
companies
  • Clodio Cinematografica S.p.A.
  • Italian International Film s.r.l.
  • Monymusk Productions Ltd.[1]
Distributed by
  • Medusa (Italy)
  • Hemdale (United Kingdom)
Release date
  • 3 May 1973 (1973-05-03) (Italy)
Running time
97 minutes[1]
Countries
  • Italy
  • United Kingdom[1]
Box office353 million lire

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Super Bitch was shot in Safa Palatino in Rome and on location in London, Beirut and Baalbek.[1] The film's score by Riz Ortolani would later be re-used in Red Rings of Fear.[1][3]

ReleaseEdit

Super Bitch was released in Italy on 3 May 1973 where it was distributed by Medusa.[1] It grossed a total of 353,341,000 lire on its theatrical run in Italy.[1] It was initially released in the United Kingdom under the title Blue Movie Blackmail where it was distributed by Hemdale.[1][4] The English-language version of the film gave more emphasis to Stephanie Beachams' nude scenes than the thriller plot.[1]

ReceptionEdit

In a contemporary review, the Monthly Film Bulletin described the film as "a competently, impersonally handled thriller fantasy" and "mere competence can do little to unify this kind of mongrel co-production, or to pump much life into its derivative synthetics".[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Curti 2013, p. 101.
  2. ^ Jones, Gareth (1973). "Blue Movie Blackmail "(Servizio di Scorta)"". Monthly Film Bulletin. London. 40 (468): 231–232. ISSN 0027-0407.
  3. ^ Curti 2013, p. 102.
  4. ^ a b Jones, Gareth (1973). "Blue Movie Blackmail "(Servizio di Scorta)"". Monthly Film Bulletin. London. 40 (468): 231–232. ISSN 0027-0407.

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