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1.0 out of 5 stars A Real Shocker, 1 April 2014
This review is from: White of the Eye [DVD] (DVD)
This film appeared on South African Television and due to the exstatic write ups from Amazon and six reviewers, my wife and i decided to watch it with disastrous results from our point of view. I cannot belief that it was rated 15years and older , it should have been 18 years and older. In fact the film should never have been made.

I had never heard of Donald Cammell, the Director, and only know from one of the reviewers that he committed suicide in 1996 and if this film is anything to go by, it does not suprise me. The story is about a so called devoted father and husband and a popular figure in Tuscon, who is suspected of being a serial killer by detectives investigating rather nasty murders of wealthy women in Tuscon who have upmarket sound systems installed by the so called devoted father and loving husband, with skeletons in his closet.

The language in the whole of the film was disgusting as was the dialogue for a lot of the time, the acting of a poor standard and if one could call it a saving grace the scenery was beautifully photographed and some classical music played during parts of it beautiful to listen too. The ending of the film was atrocious and in fact it summoned up the whole distrous mess of a film.

My wife and i are in our 70's and i don't know the age of the Amazon reviewers or their predilictions but it does not suprise me that the world is in such a mess when the cinema industry can produce such unadulterated nonsense. I know that there are in life terrible crimes committed by people but to eulogise them in this sort of way beggars belief.
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Initial post: 22 Apr 2014 08:14:36 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Apr 2014 08:15:04 BDT
Ian Tandy says:
Your review centers on the morality of making an artisitic film about a serial killer. I agree that such crimes should not be glamourised or made to appear normal behaviour by film makers, however banning such films would be wrong. The reviews of the film should have told you that the content was not for you. Can you imagine cinema where the only films made were about 'good people' and had lovely happy endings? I don't think your age has influenced your review as much as your beliefs. It is an excellent, if disturbing movie by the way.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2014 07:24:24 BDT
You may have a valid point but i was not implying that films should be made about good people with happy endings, far from it, some of the best films i have seen have had sinisister storylines. This film in my opinion was badly made and the acting of little consequence.

Posted on 30 Sep 2014 18:19:43 BDT
Mr. N Neal says:
If you had already seen it on South African TV before, why did it shock you on the second watching? Presumably, you saw a censored version to fit the morality of that country.

Posted on 9 Nov 2014 11:56:45 GMT
"I cannot belief that it was rated 15years and older , it should have been 18 years and older. "

Arrow's box sports a very prominent 18 certificate on the front, back and spine warning of "strong bloody violence". It sounds to me as though your beef is with South African Television rather than the distributors of the Blu-ray that you're purporting to review.
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