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Black Sunday [DVD] [1977] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Robert Shaw , Bruce Dern , John Frankenheimer    DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Robert Shaw, Bruce Dern, Marthe Keller, Fritz Weaver, Steven Keats
  • Directors: John Frankenheimer
  • Writers: Ernest Lehman, Ivan Moffat, Kenneth Ross, Thomas Harris
  • Producers: Alan Levine, Robert Evans, Robert L. Rosen
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Colour, Dolby, DVD-Video, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: 14 Oct 2003
  • Run Time: 143 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000AUHOA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,179 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb terrorist thriller 20 April 2009
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I simply cannot understand why this film doesn't get what it deserves, i.e., to be regarded as a classic in the genre. Extremely suspenseful, entertaining, and plausible, BLACK SUNDAY by John Frankenheimer still is as impressive as it was back in 1977. The premise is strong (`SILENCE OF THE LAMBS'-Thomas Harris's first novel), the plot fast-moving and (we now unfortunately know) quite credible, the editing superb, the acting great - in particular the performances by Dern, Keller, and Shaw. John Williams's score is tense and to the point. Are it, perhaps, the poor special effects near the end which caused this movie to nearly fade into oblivion? I for my part never bothered, for this brilliant prophetic thriller actually made me forget I was in a theater. If only they could do a great restoration and CGI job on it so we can enjoy Frankenheimer's masterpiece of suspense even more for many years to come. And PLEASE..., release it as a ZONE 2 DVD!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars black sunday r1 us import 7 Jun 2014
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Bruce dern is very good as the mentaly unstable vietnam vet.solid performances all round except marthe keller who cannot act.Love Robert shaw even his crappiest films are always worth a watch.Now to the film plot to set off a massive bomb over the super bowl using a blimp.FBI and israeli int rushing to stop it happening and always one step behind.Fair 2.35.1 picture and a mono soundtrack.Good solid thriller from john frankeheimer.This is not a classic in The bird man of alcatraz,or ronin vain but has some good tuff action sequences.Also one more thing it was nice to see Fritz weaver as something of a tough FBI agent slightly out of his depth as he always seemed type cast as the softly spoken slightly weak character ie Holocaust
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very underated film and star 22 Sep 2013
Format:DVD
With Robert Shaw's very sudden premature death over 35 years ago, it is a shame he was over looked.
He was the forefront for the likes of Anthony Hopkins and he was just as good as Richard Burton. He was also an accomplished playwright. Unfortunately he is known to most people as Quint from Jaws and before he died he was in a number of commercial films.
Also John Frankenheimer was a director for hire around this period- despite the good quality of his work.
Black Sunday is very good topical Political thriller, that highlights the Middle East. It also mixes typical 70s disaster film over tones.
In short this is the kind of late night movie shown midweek on BBC1 or ITV 4- regardless I love it and I happily waited a month to get to my Region 1 copy some years back .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 14 Sep 2014
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Great 70s classic with good cast
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0 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars illegal ???????????? 25 April 2013
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Cant play format in the UK, and quotes "should not be sold outside the USA" on cover.
Tried to return it, but postage back to Florida, same as cost of DVD ?!!!!
So, I am stuck with it.
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