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4.0 out of 5 stars Dated, but just as enjoyable as I remembered it to be., 17 Nov. 2010
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This review is from: The Hanged Man - The Complete Series (2 Disc Set) [1975] [DVD] (DVD)
This is one of those TV series that I have remembered all the years since it was first broadcast (I still have the original vinyl of the soundtrack). The fights are very hammy compared to today's violent style, but overall, the entire 8-part serial is still well worth watching.

The characters of Crowe and Burnett are well acted but one really does have to marvel at the incompetency of the assassin who always thinks he's got his man only to then discover that he hasn't.

If re-made today, this story would undoubtedly get the full Bourne treatment and would indeed be a good candidate for a big success, but it is still very enjoyable to see how this type of hunter vs hunted theme was developed all those years ago.

If you also recall the original broadcast, then I don't think you'll be too disappointed. If you didn't see the original, then be prepared for a much slower type and style of storytelling. (It probably would have been better as a 6-parter).

The final minutes of episode 8 provide a resolution that is more enigmatic than a complete closure - but at least there are no loose ends.
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Initial post: 16 Oct 2012 16:17:23 BDT
LAMBCHOP007 says:
Good review.....I also have the original soundtrack on vinyl,if you hunt around its now on cd . Always love watching these old series from my youth,you never know which actors turn up.I forgot the excellent Michael Williams was in this along with Jenny Hanley and an episode with Jane Seymour.Next,Man in a suitcase...................

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Feb 2014 08:47:52 GMT
A.Sturgess says:
It was the various references to 'Razor Eddie' (whom you never actually see) which reminded me of the brilliant series 'Turtle's Progress' in which Eddie is a main character. I subsequently bought 'Progress' and have now watched it at least 4 times - absolutely superb storylines, great comedy and top notch repartee between Turtle. his family and Eddie. One of the truly great TV series.
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