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Saturday, September 29, 2012

The VHS Archives: Luigi Vanzi's 1931 ONCE UPON A TIME IN NEW YORK (1972)


Luigi Vanzi's Piazza pulita (1972)

The VHS Archives Factsheet
Label: Video City Productions
Catalog: VC5042
Box Type: Clamshell
Year of Release: 1985
Runtime: 86:32
Print: 1.33:1 / English / No subs
Extras: None

About the Film
Director: Luigi Vanzi
Year of Release: 1972
Country of Origin: Italy
Stars: Tony Anthony, Adolfo Celi, Richard Conte, Lucretia Love, Irene Papas, Lionel Stander, Corrado Gaipa
AKAs: Clean Sweep, 1931: It Happened in America, 1931 Dueling Gangsters, Pete, Pearl, and the Pole, New York 1931

Verbatim Box Synopsis
Bullets fly and bodies pile up in this major production of a Prohibition-era crime drama in the great tradition of The Godfather and Once Upon a Time in America. A great international cast that includes Adolpho Celi of James Bond movie fame, Richard Conte, Irene Papas and Lionel Stander of TV's Hart to Hart, heads this gripping tale of gangsters at war. Relive the explosive Prohibition years when 'Tommy' guns did the talking and vice was king! A big-budget movie gem that's sure to become one of your favorites!

U.S. Video City Productions sleeve!

U.S. Spanish-language Atlas Home Video Entertainment sleeve,
courtesy of Marito Almada!

Argentinean Tauro Video slipcase cover, also courtesy
Marito Almada!

Danish A-B-Collection Videofilm sleeve, courtesy of Hans-Jorn

Japanese HMV Movies sleeve, originally scanned by
"Inspector Tanzi"!

German Video Medien Pool sleeve!

Italian trailer, uploaded by Cecchi Gori Home Video!

Looking for 1931: Once Upon a Time in New York on VHS?  It's not readily available, but there is an unlicensed Televista DVD that boots the tape, for those who really want to see it.  There's also a legit Region 2 import from Perseo Video, but it's Italian-language only. 

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1 comment:

  1. In many circles,Vanzi is considered the Salieri to Leone's Amadeus of the 60's western genre ...I mean Tony Anthony isn't Clint Eastwood... Clint Eastwood made an Orangutan look like Brando in "On The Waterfront"