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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quirky metaphoric gem
An interesting piece of work offering a quirky allegory to the political climate of the times. It manages to capture a great snapshot of the era via some eccentric characters and a background of classic horror ambience. I enjoyed its underlying story and thought that its also quite fun as a stand-alone horror flick.
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2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing.
I bought this movie as a result of reading the positive reviews on here. However, I was highly disappointed.

Firstly, the actors cannot act at all. The woman who plays Marion is particularly bad. The movie also left me with a lot of unanswered questions and there seemed to be virtually no thought put into it and no plot to it at all. All the events in the...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quirky metaphoric gem, 5 Dec 2013
This review is from: Sleepwalker (BFI Flipside) (DVD + Blu-ray) (DVD)
An interesting piece of work offering a quirky allegory to the political climate of the times. It manages to capture a great snapshot of the era via some eccentric characters and a background of classic horror ambience. I enjoyed its underlying story and thought that its also quite fun as a stand-alone horror flick.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Bravo BFI", 11 Dec 2013
This review is from: Sleepwalker (BFI Flipside) (DVD + Blu-ray) (DVD)
Bravo BFI for releasing Saxon Logan's black comedy SLEEPWALKER.
I have been a long-time supporter of the film even during its obscure years and I am pleased that it is finally getting the praise it deserves.
This BFI Flipside release on standard DVD does excellent justice to the film but the Blu-ray edition really shows it in its true sparkling form.
The whole package is excellent value. The accompanying extras are a very exciting addition, including an outstanding interview with Saxon Logan.

This is a timely and brilliant release of a fine film.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful and challenging movie - Excellent!, 4 Dec 2013
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This review is from: Sleepwalker (BFI Flipside) (DVD + Blu-ray) (DVD)
This is a most unexpected release but entirely justified. The entire package is truly worth the care that has gone into it. The two accompanying short films are delightful to watch and are real gems. The accompanying booklet is a must read; it is well informed, wonderfully illuminating, and inclusive. Saxon Logan's interview is well worth watching; particularly for those interested in film making.
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23 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Rarely Seen Classic Whose Time Has Come, 3 July 2013
This review is from: Sleepwalker (BFI Flipside) (DVD + Blu-ray) (DVD)
Saxon Logan's extraordinary 49 minute feature pitches four people into a class war situation with a vicious sting in the tale. After a not entirely stress-free journey, ("Wake me up when it's over")Richard Paradise (Grace) and wife Angela (David) arrive at the house of Albion, owned by brother and sister act Marianne and Alex Britain. When a violent storm breaches the walls and windows of Albion, Marianne is forced to abandon plans for a quiet candlelit dinner so the quartet head for a local restaurant where Fulton Mckay and Michael Medwin materialise as all-seeing, all-knowing proprietor and waiter; a Fulci-esque pair of characters who appear to 'come with the place.' It's here the fun really does start as Richard- ("He's in videos") looking for all the world like a deserving victim from Jose Larraz's Vampyres - launches a vicious attack on Alex (the excellent Bill Douglas) and his socialist principles. Be sure this loathsome 'Tory Boy' will set your hackles rising, as his entrepreneurial claptrap embodies the sentiments of Neil Kinnock's brilliant rejection of Conservative values ("The only person is me. The only number is one. The only time is now".) And the ladies? While Angela demonstrates she's at least a few pills short of a full valium bottle, Marianne (Page) simply drinks, while exuding a trouser-rousing air of sex and sensuality that remains right up to a veritable blood-soaked finale.

Boasting a script laced with black as crude humour, Sleepwalker comes over like a head-on collision between Mike Leigh and Dario Argento, with its mise en scene often recalling the late, great Mario Bava. Frequent references to nocturnal, eyes wide shut states of being - comas, sleepwalking, the strange tale of a certain Mr. Valdemar, not to mention Alex's final terrified demand ("Wake up!") - take this film beyond the usual 'stuff of nightmares' fare and suggests that were it not for a calamitous change in British cinema policy, one Frederick Kruger may not have had things entirely his own way."

Yes, it may not be taking things a bit too far by comparing Sleepwalker to the work of a certain Mr. Argento (gory murder scenes, a sleeping witch and a girl who emerges from a drug-induced slumber), there is another (possibly unintentional?) Suspiria moment. When this film hits the small screen, hit the pause button when Alex's computer screen displays a passage of text from a script translation. There you'll see a description of a couple arriving at a town called Freiburg."
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD RELEASE OF THE YEAR!, 25 Sep 2013
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Finally granted a release after too long in limbo,director Saxon Logan's sublime SLEEPWALKER hits dvd courtesy of the BFI
in a dazzling,all-singing-and-dancing edition.
Packed with extras,including two witty,earlier shorts from Saxon,as well as a great feature length interview with the man
that is both enlightening and deeply moving,this gem of a movie,a 50 minute masterpiece,could best be described as "Mike Leigh
meets a Nightmare on Thatcher St via Italain giallos" (all will become clear when you watch it).
I was fortunate enough a decade ago to meet with Saxon on a number of occasions and see this tremendous prize winner at the
Berlin film festival play to appreciative audiences as it should have done back in the 80's - especially at the Festival of
Fantastic Films in Manchester - and so it is a real treat that this much neglected film of it's era,stupidly denied a release
in the UK,finally has it's day,and emerges blinking into the light,more relevant than ever!
Funny,scary,politically charged,stylistically beautiful,please do yourself a favour and buy this dvd and tell all your friends,
the wait is over..
Mike Wesley
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2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing., 9 Jan 2014
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This review is from: Sleepwalker (BFI Flipside) (DVD + Blu-ray) (DVD)
I bought this movie as a result of reading the positive reviews on here. However, I was highly disappointed.

Firstly, the actors cannot act at all. The woman who plays Marion is particularly bad. The movie also left me with a lot of unanswered questions and there seemed to be virtually no thought put into it and no plot to it at all. All the events in the movie were unconnected and it seemed like random plot devices were just thrown in there in an effort to be witty, but just made the film confusing and messy. The whole movie made no sense at all. Overall, I found it to be very simplistic and poorly done.
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5 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Soporific, 3 Dec 2013
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Four characters I couldn't care less about (in any way) drab to look at - though it only lasted 50 minutes it was far more boring than many films several times that long - crap acting all round - go back to obscurity !
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