In the middle 1960s, some very odd movies were made - and those that were really good, were almost always the 'newer' type of 'Kitchen Sink Drama'. However; quietly slipped in between all that, some other really bright gems found their way to the surface - and here is one of them!
A man (Terence Stamp) who wins a fortune on 'The Pools' who is a 'loner', decides to buy a big old house in the country to live alone away from his mother - but his plans include something much more sinister...
Having watched a young woman from a distance, (Samantha Eggar) he develops a 'fantasy' surrounding her 'romantically'. So much so - when he decides to kidnap her and make her his 'possession' and gets the opportunity - he won't even touch her...
This is quite a long movie (two hours) and could have been over-long, but in fact, it works well. It also has an unpredictable ending that some might find quite surprising, and from that point of view, it's certainly a story with a difference!
In places, the movie is quite 'tame' - but in others (and particularly towards the end) there is quite a disturbing scene when the man drags the woman by her hair along the ground outside in the pouring rain whilst only wearing a night dress. It's also quite sad and moving in other parts.
On a much lighter note; this guy could abduct me any day! I wouldn't even struggle!! (he wouldn't need his Chloroform!) To be worshipped - put on a pedestal - everything provided for me - no worries - waited on hand and foot; and the guy's dishy too! The woman was a fool... LOL
N.B. For some reason - only available in the US as a 'Region 1'.