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British Film Noir [DVD] [US Import]


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  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: NR (Not Rated) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002Y4Z4OW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73,074 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Richard Bowden on 26 Sept. 2010
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Don't miss this Kit Parker Films double bill, featuring two rare Brit titles from the early 1950's. Strictly speaking I would class neither of these two productions as 'film noir' - more social problem and crime films. As the previous reviewer pointed out, THE SLASHER is actually the American renaming of COSH BOY, a title which has occasionally surfaced on UK's C4. It's the main reason why I, and I suspect others, will want this disc - a minor cult item featuring a memorable central turn for James Kenney - who also appears, to less effect, in another recent release (from the UK this time) GELIGNITE GANG.

Kenney plays Roy, the anti-social, selfish, cunning and manipulative thug, about whose short career as a petty criminal the film is about. One highlight of the film is the corporal punishment meted out to Roy by his new stepfather in the final scenes, something strikingly and splendidly un-PC. It's much more more intense and yes, satisfying in effect than any amount of more establishment-accomodating endings familiar from other films of this ilk. No attempt to improve the lad, it's too late for that - just give him what for! I'm no supporter of the belt, but by God you will be crying out for Roy, who has betrayed his girlfriend (a very young Joan Collins) his mother, his grandmother and almost everyone else) to get the taste of it by time of the end. THE SLASHER may have its weaknesses, including such an obvious black-and-white view of behaviour, but with such a poweful ending, together with Kenney's memorable performance it is a must-see.

TWILIGHT WOMEN is undoubtedly the 'better' film than this, in terms of acting, script and moral sensibilities but ironically next to the intensity and street-feel of its companion presentation feels a little anaemic.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mrs Peggy Day on 12 May 2010
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Two british films from the 1950s both were among the first films to get an X certificate from the censor.The titles have been changed for the u.s.a.market,the british titles were "Women Of Twilight"and "Cosh Boy" which was more to the point bcause James Kenney does use a cosh in the film.Both films were among the first realistic type.,depicting violence and prostitution.Look out for a young Joan Collins in The Slasher.The dvd has a good sharp picture and the sound is good,well done vci.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BobM on 31 Dec. 2012
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The Slasher features a very young and pretty Joan Collins. Called the Cosh Boy (I believe) for it's UK release, it held the attention throughout. The principal male actor's descent into hard core criminality is well portrayed.
Twilight Women. Very good. Really stark and quite suprisingly hard line for an old movie, some great acting, and some moving storylines which held my attention throughout.
Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By W. Russell on 13 Feb. 2014
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Slightly hammy acting in both and the young Joan Collins has to be seen to be believed - she really couldn't act. James Kenney is rather good as the cosh boy coward in The Slasher - nobody does get slashed - and there is a gloriously no pc conclusion which I will not disclose but readers of the Daily Mail would undoubtedly agree this is how to deal with little thugs.
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By Brian Twigg on 7 Oct. 2014
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Couple of British B films of early 1950s worth a look to see how London looked after the war
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