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4.0 out of 5 stars R2 Revenge,
This review is from: Revenge [DVD] (1971) (DVD)never heard of this nice little potboiler,4.3 ratio which annoyed me a bit.James booth good.Basic plot two fathers decide to kidnap and extract a confession from a man who they believe murdered their daughters.joan collins is so so but kenneth griffiths as the kidnapee is very good and a nice little twist at the end.not as good as the box would have you believe.If you like british thrillers of the late sixties early seventies you will enjoy this.Assault or fright are better films from that era and in the same vain.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ..."The snow will fall"...,
This review is from: Days of Glory [DVD] (DVD)Vladimir (Gregory Peck) leads a group of guerrillas against the Nazi invaders in the forests of Russia. His small group is waiting for the order to attack. It finally comes with the message "The snow will fall".
The film is well acted with tense moments, eg, when the German soldier makes his escape with only Nina (Tamara Toumanova) in the hideout to defend herself alone against him. The group dynamics are well portrayed within this troupe of rebels and there is a very human element to the story. There are poignant scenes including Nina's silence when Mitya (Glenn Vernon) is taken by the Germans and the film has a memorable ending. It's patriotic but it's still a good film.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Important and necessary viewing,
This review is from: Days of Glory [DVD] (DVD)An interesting film, given its cast and RKO makers. Made at a moment in history when the "Western Allies" saw the Soviet Union as a key element in defeating Nazism. Obviously, lacks the special effects and gore (made in 1944) of contemporary U.S., films. It leaves more to the viewers intelligence and understanding, whilst clearly suggesting the horrors and unbridled viciousness of the Nazi invaders, particularly in relation to the civil population. The film deals with that desperate time when the Soviet army was defending Moscow and about to begin to turn the Nazi invasion and in particular with a group of Soviet partisans who are given a suicidal mission. The main characters present as ordinary
people who at that decisive moment see no alernative to both risking and giving their lives in a terrible struggle for the very survival of their country. This is not the greatest of films, but it is an important one. It should be viewed by young people today to balance their understanding of WW2 in Europe. Views, which have so often been shaped by revisionist WW2 films. Especially those emanating from Hollywood, which continue to present the Normandy battles as the moment when victory in the war against the Nazis became probable. Instead of being one major element, amongst many, that contributed to the ultimate defeat of Nazi Germany. It was Ernest Bevin, then a senior member of Britain's wartime coalition government, who said on 21 Jul 1942 "Our children's children will look back, through their history books with admiration and thanks for the heroism of the great Russian people". The problem is, that a lot of the history books have been rewritten to peddle simplistic anti soviet distortions about that period, in order to discredit the Soviet Union and its vital role in the victory over Nazism.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clasic propaganda Film,
This review is from: Days Of Glory [DVD] (DVD)This is a classic propaganda film worth every penny Hollywood did its duty with this movie how different it would have been if made ten years later when the anti communist wave rolled over hollywood.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Synopsis, Random Reviews, Trivia & Cast Details,
This review is from: Revenge [DVD] (1971) (DVD)Directed by Sidney Hayers
JAMES BOOTH & KENNETH GRIFFITH
Screenplay by: John Kruse
SCREEN ASPECT RATIO: 4:3 (FULLFRAME)
LANGUAGES: English - SUBTITLES: English H.O.H.
DVD (Region 2) PAL FORMAT - COLOUR
Running Time Approx: 1 hour 26 minutes
İGeorge H. Brown Productions - All Right Reserved
Joan Collins and James Booth star in this violent and chilling British thriller in the tradition of Straw Dogs
An ordinary family are driven to breaking point by the savage murder of their little daughter. Everyone knows who did it: Seely - an eccentric recluse who likes hanging around school gates. However, the police don't have enough evidence to hold him and now he's back on the streets. Joining forces with another victim's father, Jim Radford and his son Lee decide to kidnap Seely and torture a confession out of him.
It's a decision that will have devastating consequences, as events spiral completely out of the victims' parents' hands with ever more shocking and terrible consequences . . . Vicious, tense and packed with shocking twists, Revenge is a true edge-of-your-seat thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last moments . . .
Also Known As:
After Jenny Died
Behind the Cellar Door
Inn of the Frightened People (USA)
Terror from Under the House
Plot summary for Revenge (1971)
A family plots to take its revenge on the man who raped and murdered their daughter. After returning home from the funeral of their youngest daughter, who was brutally raped and murdered, a family tries desperately to put the tragedy behind them. After discovering that the man suspected of the crime has been released by police due to lack of evidence, and with the help of a friend whose daughter was also killed by the suspect, a plan is hatched to "teach the guy a lesson". Unfortunately the plan is ill conceived and hastily executed with unexpected and disastrous results for all concerned. Written by Kevin Steinhauer (Australia)
Well done, but pretty unpleasant. 5 November 2000
Viewer Comment: Author: verna55 from Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.
Joan Collins stars in this well-crafted British suspense-drama about a grieving family who take the law into their own hands and seek revenge on the man who raped and murdered their young daughter. Sidney Hayers' direction is smooth, the cast (particularly Collins and James Booth) is terrific, and there are some effective shock and suspense sequences, but it's all been done before, and it's pretty dreary and unpleasant stuff.
CAST & CREW INCLUDES
Joan Collins as Carol Radford - James Booth as Jim Radford - Ray Barrett as Harry - Sinéad Cusack as Rose - Kenneth Griffith as Seely - Tom Marshall as Lee Radford - Zuleika Robson as Jill Radford - Donald Morley as Inspector - Barry Andrews as Sergeant - Artro Morris as Jacko - Patrick McAlinney as George - Angus MacKay as Priest - Geoffrey Hughes as Brewery Driver - Nicola Critcher - Martin Carroll as Undertaker - Ronald Clarke as Brewer's Driver Mate - Richard Holden as Pub Customer - Basil Lord as Sales Representative
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Directed by Sidney Hayers
Screenplay by John Kruse
Director of Photography Ken Hodges = Original Music by Eric Rogers
Film Editing by Anthony Palk
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