You can order your copy (and even get an ebook edition) by going here.
This is something Paul and I worked on (and off…and on) at for almost 6 years of searching for original Japanese tapes and I’m glad to see it out there. I have to laugh when I realize that between two of us we undoubtedly spent several thousand dollars locating items like JIBOA and widescreen copies of Al Brescia Miami movies! Honestly, I’m thrilled to see this sucker out there, think of it as a big ‘zine by two fellas that just love action.
I’m totally fascinated by this period of movies, there are so many huge talents from the Eurotrash boom all at work, and while the films are not horror-they are in some respects no less odd then those earlier films. A film like Tonino Valerii’s BROTHERS IN BLOOD may look like a typical Vietnam M.I.A. rip off, but once you see Werner Pochath in drag singing in a “Safari Disco” and being sexually enslaved by a bad guy going on…well, you certainly ain’t in Chuck Norrisville. If you want to see a few of the reviews from the book you can check out the Tough To Kill blog. You can also read a few pages of the book at Lulu by going directly to this page here.
Done with fun in mind and lots of Japanese VHS in hand-Paul and I hope you have fun with the first installment of Tough To Kill.
Included are 80 Ballistic reviews from directors such as Enzo G. Castellari, Bruno Mattei, Tito Carpi, Antonio Margheriti, Ignazio Dolce, Lamberto Bava, Alfonso Brescia, Ruggero Deodato and “Larry Ludman” himself, Fabrizio De Angelis.
A Tribute To Bruno Mattei by Paul Cooke.
Of Margheriti And Miniatures-an interview with Edoardo Margheriti
Star Profiles by Paul Cooke including articles on Mark Gregory, Reb Brown and more.
Dystopia Rides A Dune Buggy is an examination of Italian Post Nuke Cinema of the 80s.
And yes…THE TRUTH ABOUT BRONX CRACKDOWN. Some claim to have it! I assure you they do not…