Make the film in English, with actors who can speak English, even if heavily accented. Subtitles are generally thought to be too cumbersome, and most dubbing processes tend to produce a ''lifeless'' soundtrack. The plan is for Julian to get entry into the judge's heavily guarded home, almost a prison, and then kill him. Release Date: Not Yet Rated 2 hr 0 min Plot Summary Julian Salina Brad Davis , a naval engineer, is the son of Italian-American immigrants. Julian's distant cousin, Giuliano Tony Lo Bianco , an honest judge in Sicily, is proving a thorn in the side of organized crime, and a terrifying Mafioso, Mark Vincent Spano , gives Julian an ultimatum: either he kills his cousin or the mob kills his father. Tony This is a wonderful movie if you have the chance to see the long, non-cut version.
Years ago, his father Michael V. Movements are followed carefully on different continents. As late-night viewers can discover tonight at 1:20 A. Year of Release: 1986 Overall Rating: 2. The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Cody is introduced to other members of the society notably Harry, a crusading journalist and his non-Carpathian. Once caught in this organization's net, there is no escaping.
The plan's deviser is Mark Ciuni Vincent Spano , a young Italian-American who is determined that nothing will stand in the way of a drug deal likely to bring him half a billion dollars. Julian Salina Brad Davis , a naval engineer, is the son of Italian-American immigrants. I was deeply impressed by the way he played Mark Ciuni, especially towards the end when his character became more and more difficult to portray. But the non-cut version is a sensational movie, especially if you have an interest for Italy and Italian mentality. He remembers his parent's advice to him that if he was ever in trouble he should contact his uncle in Long Beach. There is just one minor difference, the Carpathian Americans seem to have a predilection for drinking human blood.
Years ago, his father Michael V. If ''Blood Ties'' works better than some others, it's because Mr. Ten years later, the eight people involved in this gruesome trick are invited to a class reunion, but if they are hoping to catch up on old times, Marty has something much more disturbing in mind. Ordinary taxi drivers and even harmless-looking children turn out to be on the organization's payroll. Spano's quirkily menacing Ciuni, trapped between his dreams of glory and stuffing cocaine up his nose, and Maria Conchita Alonso's Caterina, daughter of a Mafia don, wife of a weakling aristocrat and torrid lover of Ciuni.
All of the performances are solidly convincing. Advertisement As it turns out, the targeted judge, Giuliano Salina Tony Lo Bianco , is Julian's first cousin. Gazzo received favorable treatment from the Sicilian Mafia, and now they're demanding a favor in return. Presumably, the production will be marketed elsewhere, even in Italy, as a ''foreign film. .
Joe is forced to take the men to his son Julian Brad Davis , who in turn is told to leave immediately for Sicily, being warned that his father will be killed if orders aren't strictly obeyed. Year of Release: 1986 Overall Rating: 2. The movie itself, however, resists such a clear-cut evaluation. Alonso, a Venezuelan actress, is elegantly alluring even while serving a lunch of poisoned pasta. Jimmy, New York Goon 2. Gazzo received favorable treatment from the Sicilian Mafia, and now they're demanding a favor in return.
Cast Cast overview, first billed only:. Carpathian Americans are just like any other expatriate organization, they enjoy family get together, and share business opportunities cf the Italian Americans. The film begins somewhere deep in the bible belt where teenager Cody wakes to find that intruders have just skewered his parents and are about to set fire to them for good measure. . I received the 3 videos on a Saturday and originally planned to start with the 1st one and watch the 2nd the next day. Julian's distant cousin, Giuliano Tony Lo Bianco , an honest judge in Sicily, is proving a thorn in the side of organized crime, and a terrifying Mafioso, Mark Vincent Spano , gives Julian an ultimatum: either he kills his cousin or the mob kills his father. For those whose tolerance of tribal warfare and violence has decided limits, perhaps Francis Ford Coppola's ''Godfather'' said more than enough on the subject.
He gives an outstanding performance and dominates the movie. The scene shifts to New York, where two Italian-American thugs visit Joe Salina Michael Gazzo , who had borrowed money from the mob years ago to get started in business. Year of Release: 1986 Overall Rating: 2. Two are daringly flashy: Mr. The solution for ''Blood Ties''? The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Year of Release: 1986 Overall Rating: 2. Here is, in short, your average ''organization'' scenario, this one written by Corrado Augias and Mr. It really gives a deep insight into the Mafia-world of Sicily, provides solid stories behind the crime and furthermore, highlights a sensational appearance of Vincent Spano as Mark Ciuni. But, directed with a lean intensity by Giacomo Battiato, ''Blood Ties'' can still make the rest of us sit up and watch in horrified fascination. The money was returned, but such a debt is apparently never fully repaid. Joey, New York Goon 1.