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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The VHS Archives: Claude Mulot's CONTRACT TO KILL (1971)


Claude Mulot's La saignee (1971)

The VHS Archives Factsheet
Label: Imperial Video Corp.
Catalog: IVC112
Box Type: Clamshell
Year of Release: 1983
Runtime: 83:00
Print: 1.33:1 / English / No subs
Extras: None

About the Film
Director: Claude Mulot
Year of Release: 1971
Country of Origin: France / Italy
Stars: Bruno Pradal, Charles Southwood, Gabriele Tinti, Ewa Swann, Patti D'Arbanville, Sydney Chaplin
AKAs: The Contract, The Mafia Contract, The Blood Letting

Verbatim Box Synopsis
What would you do if you walked into a room and saw two bullet-riddle bodies -- the killer still standing over them?  THOMAS CHANARD runs for his life!  He recognizes the murderer, GINO LONGUA, a prominent member of the New York syndicate, and he knows LONGUA will put out a contract on him --that he will be the next to die, if they find him.  Where would you be safe if you were worth $30,000 -- DEAD.  THOMAS runs home to the small French village he left two years ago -- to the girl he loved, but couldn't have.

There is no safety in the past.  THOMAS is caught in a whirlpool of violence he can't control, that pulls him deeper into the emotional depths he has always tried to avoid.

The overwhelming reality of the contract builds to an unbelievably bloody climax which will leave the viewer breathless!

U.S. Imperial Video Corp. sleeve! 

U.K. Nutland Video sleeve, courtesy of "movie-samurai"!  Be sure to check out his Iver Film Services tribute site!

U.K. Shaftesbury sleeve, courtesy of MMTowns!

U.S. theatrical trailer, uploaded by "robatsea2009"!

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