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I have never connected with Fernando Di Leo until now. I had never seen a single one of his films and I don't know how. Being a fan of Italian genre cinema, i was nevertheless not quite into Poliziotteschi for some reason. Then i got introduced to Death Occurred Last Night (1970) which i loved! I became interested in exploring some more and after doing a bit of research, found out about Raro Video's very decent blu-ray releases and bought the 2 Fernando Di Leo sets. I was not disappointed. Every single one of those films was marvelous. In total, there were 7 movies: Naked Violence (1969), Italian Connection, The (1972), Caliber 9 (1972), Boss, The (1973), Shoot First, Die Later (1974), Kidnap Syndicate (1975) and Rulers Of The City (1976).


Rulers Of The City is a lesser entry in the group. In spite of the always magnificent Jack Palance, the overall cast falls flat, and with only an average story, the film is only decent.


- Laurent Hasson