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Postmortem [2000] [DVD]

Charlie Sheen , Michael Halsey , Albert Pyun    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Charlie Sheen, Michael Halsey, Ivana Milicevic, Stephen McCole, Gary Lewis
  • Directors: Albert Pyun
  • Writers: John Lowry Lamb, Robert McDonnell
  • Producers: Christopher Bates, Eric Coulter, Fred Goeske, Gary Schmoeller, Paul Rosenblum
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Film 2000
  • DVD Release Date: 17 Jun 2002
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004TITU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 87,843 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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James McGregor (Charlie Sheen) is a writer who profiles serial killers, but is trying to escape the violent nature of his work. He flees to a tranquil Scottish island, but his new home is inhabited by a terrifying killer who writes obituaries of his victims before he kills them. In order to help capture the killer James is forced to confront a life he had hoped to leave behind.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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This could have been quite good. Charlie Sheen raises what could have been a mediocre plod of a film to quite high levels with an excellent performance. Unfortunately the put-on accent of the American actress chosen to play the female Scottish detective was so dreadful that the film becomes a bad joke. How can a film retain your attention and belief if the lead female's voice meanders between a Scottish, American and Irish accent? I don't normally write reviews but a piece of advice for any leading actors or actresses. Never work with animals, children or abismal accent impressionists!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Postmortem 4 July 2012
By D.C.
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A good film with a good Glasgow setting. A little too americanised perhaps, but overall, well worth watching if only for the Glasgow locations.
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I bought this dvd as i thought it would be interesting to see Charlie Sheen running around my home town trying to solve a murder.

Unfortunately it was barely watchable, from the very get go it becomes obvious that its a low budget, limited cast and poorly written film. It takes around twenty minutes before you realise the film isn't just about charlie sheens character being an alchoholic.

The two main problems are the cast and plot. The Scottish actors are mostly terrible and it rings like a very early episode of taggart. The worst of all however is the female lead. Her 'scottish accent' revolves around a sort of Irish/American/Scandinavian/Dutch accent and really grates.

The plot its self is exceptionally ropey with not a lot of the descisions being made by the characters even making sense.

There are two good parts in the film however, when the lead detective utters the fantastic line in his thick Glaswegian accent 'im no using that lassie as a piece of cheese' and seeing Sheen run around Glasgow central train station.

The second most famous person in the movie after sheen is Mrs Mac from take the highroad, which is a message in its self.

In a nutshell this movie is awful, in my opinion its on a par with the early stephen king movie 'Maximum Overdrive' or 'Queen of the damned'. Yes it really is that bad.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great story with an excellent Charles Sheen 18 Aug 2000
By Gabriele Schwanke - Published on
The story could have been written by Stephen King: Psychologically down because of the emotional stress of his job ex-investigator and bestseller author James MacGregor (Charles Sheen) moves from America to the Scottish Highlands. But instead getting some peace to sort out his life he becomes the target of an serial killer who sends him faxes to announce upcoming murders. A dead girl found in his garden makes him the local police's No.1 suspect. This means back to work for MacGregor to find the true killer. Charles Sheen's performance is absolutely brilliant, another proof of his wide spread talents as an actor. Seems he easily plays every role, no matter if it's comedy or serious material.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good crime flick 6 April 2000
By Jimmy - Published on
Good comeback role for Sheen.About a messed up kid who has an inkling towards dead women,and the Scottish investigators and washed out American detective/writer who tracks him down.Plays like a fast-paced episode of "The Bill" and lots of morbid connotation.Overall while lacking the original touch present in crime movies these days,it still has a slight edge over it American counter parts.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars CHILDREN SHOULDN'T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS 3 Oct 2004
By Michael Butts - Published on
POSTMORTEM is one of those psychological thrillers that bends the plot lines and incorporates confusing motivations in order to forward its plot. While it doesn't quite come up to par, it is a tidy little thriller with an interesting performance from Stephen McCole, who plays the necromancer and obvious fan of writer Charlie Sheen's book on serial killers. Sheen himself is a suspect at first as the killer is sending him advance fax notices of the deaths, and a body is found in Sheen's garden. Charlie plays a down and out, alcoholic former cop who left the States to wind up in Scotland, where the movie takes place. Sheen sobers up to help the local law officials track down this criminal. Sheen does an okay job as Jimmy McGregor, although he seems disoriented at times when he shouldn't. The role of McCole's sister in the plot is never fully explained, nor is the father's, but that's part of the psychological ambiguity parlayed in this film. It does have a touching rendition of "Amazing Grace" at the end, but we still don't know what kind of future Sheen will have. Not totally satisfying, but not a bad movie either. Just average.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Film 30 May 2011
By William D. Rupe - Published on
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Despite his recent rantings I remain a Charlie Sheen fan. His performance in this almost-noir film is very good and the direction is excellent. Seller got this VHS tape to me quickly.
2.0 out of 5 stars Postmortem review 6 Dec 2011
By miss jo - Published on
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This movie could have been awarded five stars because Charlie Sheen was in it. However, two stars were given in the interest of fairness.
Charlie's performance was dragged down by a lacklustre supporting cast and a plot which was mildly interesting at best.
I loved the scenery though and the fact that Charlie got to drive around Scotland in a hot car (was it a black Lamborghini?)
My review, however, may not be worth the paper it was not written on because I would happily pay good money to watch Charlie Sheen recite the alphabet.
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