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4.0 out of 5 stars Un giallo Inglese!
A tasty, salacious and stylish little whodunnit produced by Peter Rogers, the man behind the Carry On films.
Along with 'Eyewitness', this is the closest thing I've seen to an English giallo, and the plot revolves around schoolgirls being assaulted and murdered in the woods outside their school. The giallo feel is increased by plenty of stylish camera work, sleazy...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Assault?
Some (well one actually) of the reviews are hysterical and seem to rate this film much higher than it deserves. OK it's not overly salacious, and the subject matter and rape scenes are, for the time , fairly tame I suppose, but the way it's directed is poor in places - by making the camera the rapist it has given him magical powers to float around, behind, in front of,...
Published on 16 Feb 2011 by A. W. Wilson


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4.0 out of 5 stars Un giallo Inglese!, 17 Nov 2009
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This review is from: Assault [DVD] [1970] (DVD)
A tasty, salacious and stylish little whodunnit produced by Peter Rogers, the man behind the Carry On films.
Along with 'Eyewitness', this is the closest thing I've seen to an English giallo, and the plot revolves around schoolgirls being assaulted and murdered in the woods outside their school. The giallo feel is increased by plenty of stylish camera work, sleazy characters, and giallo queen Suzy Kendall as the main female lead. Well worth a watch if you like gialli, and other odd sleazy films from the early seventies, which I do!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Assault?, 16 Feb 2011
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Some (well one actually) of the reviews are hysterical and seem to rate this film much higher than it deserves. OK it's not overly salacious, and the subject matter and rape scenes are, for the time , fairly tame I suppose, but the way it's directed is poor in places - by making the camera the rapist it has given him magical powers to float around, behind, in front of, his victim instead of just chasing them. Small point but it annoyed me. Freddie Jones is just bloody awful (and I am normally a fan)- his character is so ridiculously OTT you just laugh with disbelief. Everyone else are/is? a bit boring. However... and it's important- the film is saved, for me, by having a) an excellent print (tho sound a bit muffled in it's dubbing) and b) the glorious wonderful Suzy Kendall! Only Susan George could match her in a mini skirt, and she can act! And Lesley Anne Down shows a hell of a lot of promise. Between them they make the film watchable and worthy of 3 stars, but it ain't a classic.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great film from a good era of british, 14 July 2014
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This should be a classic british 'who dunnit'??? Great film from a good era of british films
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars British Giallo, 14 Jan 2010
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Yes, indeed ! "Assault" may be qualified as a British giallo. Of course, it's not so bloody like Italian movies, but there are some good scenes. It's worth watching as a real curiosity. The print is rather good and Suzy Kendall is wonderful to look at ! I recommand this film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic whodunnit!, 23 May 2010
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THis film is a classic. It manages to disturb , intrigue and surprise throughout. Very much ahead of it's time , although dated now by the dress and manner of the characters. Any film with Freddie Jones deserves a watch. Both Tony Beckley and Frank Finlay are excellent while Suzy Kendall commands attention with every appearance.There is also an appearance by Anthony Ainley who is familiar to millions as the The Master from Doctor Who throughout the eighties. If you like retro Horror/Thriller movies then you'll love 'Assault' .
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3.0 out of 5 stars Okay, 19 July 2014
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Not much to say about this one.Pretty average film which has its moments but I found boring Suzy Kendall is good but I wouldn't watch again
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3.0 out of 5 stars Diverting enough, 22 July 2013
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I think you have to turn a blind eye to some of the inconsistencies of early 70s chillers. Why those girls kept running into the woods when murders had taken place had me mystified. It's one of those where one minute we're in broad daylight and the next night has fallen. There are plenty of red herrings here, to be savoured. Did girls really wear skirts as short as Suzy Kendall's? And Lesley Anne Down (pre Upstairs Downstairs) looks rather at sea. Watch out for David Essex in a small role. There's enough to keep you amused and interested.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 Aug 2014
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brilliant film,CLASSIC HORROR
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good crimestory!, 11 Jun 2013
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Very nice brit-crime, but to call it a brittish giallo is to oversell the film. Giallo has more scary gore and blood.
The film has a very nice cast, with a many well-known faces from brittish film and tv.
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5.0 out of 5 stars dvd, 29 May 2013
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a very good dvd and a good one to have, good service no problems, fast delivery. it take time to warm up but its still a great film .
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