Weapons of Death (1977)

Weapons of Death

Weapons of Death is a real oddity. It’s a spin off to a series of movies that were popular at the box office in the 1970s. There are a couple of tactics being used, to get bums on seats, pretty shrewd tactics. 

A Special Cop In Action (1976)

A Special Cop in Action

The final instalment of the Inspector Betti series sees Merli in Milan to track down some kidnapped children, negotiate their release and deal with the group responsible. Simple.

Violent Rome (1975)

Violent Rome

“Violent Rome” catapulted Maurizio Merli to stardom as Commissioner Betti, a cop-cum-vigilante. Directed by Marino Girolami, this action-packed film blends thrilling police drama with vengeance, marked by a standout car chase and brutal realism.

Deadly Impact (1984)

Deadly Impact

“Deadly Impact,” an action film mirroring “48 Hours,” features Bo Svenson as a tough cop dishing out justice alongside Fred Williamson. Directed by Fabrizio De Angelis, the movie boasts impressive stunts and action sequences, though hindered by everything else it’s a heart-filled tribute to action movies of its era.

Time Runner (1993)

Time Runner

Mark Hamill stars in “Time Runner,” a subpar time travel film that mixes clever concepts with a confusing plot and inconsistent pacing. Despite a strong opening, its focus on action over coherent storytelling and underutilized ideas results in a routine sci-fi chase lacking depth.

The Time Guardian (1987)

Time Guardian

Despite a concept of a time-traveling city and Carrie Fisher’s involvement, “The Time Guardian” disappoints with a lackluster plot, underdeveloped villains, and unconvincing effects. Fisher rehashes her Leia persona, while Nikki Coghill stands out in an otherwise uninspired cast. Intended as a franchise starter, the film instead became a forgettable Aussie sci-fi endeavor.

Dominion (1995)


Dominion felt like a cheap knock off of Shoot to Kill (or Deadly Pursuit) with Brad Johnston fitting in as he really does cut a Tom Berenger-lite look. But is this a load of old nonsense?