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Thursday, July 31, 2014

The VHS Archives: Ferdinando Baldi's SICILIAN CONNECTION (1972)


Ferdinando Baldi's Afyon oppio (1972)

The VHS Archives Factsheet
Label: Video City Productions
Catalog: None
Box Type: Clamshell
Year of Release: 1986
Runtime: 96:01
Print: 1.33:1 / English / No subs
Extras: Trailers for Mob War, Spy Story (2.35:1!), and "Air Show"

About the Film
Director: Ferdinando Baldi
Year of Release: 1972
Country of Origin: Italy / France
Stars: Ben Gazarra, Silvia Monti, Fausto Tozzi, Jess Hahn, Malisa Longo
AKAs: The Sicilian Connection, The Opium Connection, The Opium Route, For the Godfather of Sicily

Verbatim Box Synopsis
BEN GAZARRA stars in this best-ever depiction of the evil opium trade. Travel the "Opium Route" from the "Golden Triangle", across the Sahara, through Europe and on to the United States, in this non-stop, Mafia action thriller, sure to please all "gang-land" movie fans. 

U.S. Video City Productions sleeve!

UK Video Form Pictures pre-cert sleeve,
courtesy of Lovelock and Load's Jonny Redman!

 Japanese Toemi Video sleeve, courtesy of Vince Corkadel! 
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Danish Dansk Video Film sleeve, courtesy of Nils Markvardsen!

Original Variety ad, courtesy of Unpopped Cinema!

International trailer, uploaded by "Night of the Trailers"!

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