NB: This is a review of the Sean Connery film Ransom, not the Mel Gibson film with the same title. For reasons best known to themselves, Amazon have lumped the reviews for the two different films together!
Caspar Wrede's Ransom (retitled The Terrorists in the USA) is an entertaining enough cat-and-mouse yarn from 1975 if you have an hour and a half to spare, helped immensely by a commanding performance by Sean Connery as the Scandinavian security chief having to deal with a hostage crisis and an airplane hijacking by Ian McShane's terrorist. There are some neat plot twists, Sven Nykvist's cinematography makes good use of the snowbound locations and there's a strong Jerry Goldsmith score that helps drive the film along nicely, although it is rather disconcerting to hear John Quentin speaking with Malcolm Terris' voice in a particularly noticeable bit of dubbing.
An efficient Saturday night thriller that doesn't aim high but does deliver, Cinema Club's DVD has a good widescreen transfer that includes the original UK theatrical trailer.