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This review is from: Frenzy [DVD] (DVD)
I'm not a fan of the suspense genre but Frenzy exerts such a grip it is almost impossible to stop watching! The fact that it is such a potent cocktail of violence, voyeurism, sleaze, and humour of various shades jars so brilliantly with the English tone of London in 1972, and the 'ordinariness' of the main character, Richard Blaney, is perfectly judged. It is the ultimate nightmare to find yourself framed so effectively as he is here, and the plot takes you through so many twists you cannot imagine, at the halfway point, just how far things will go. It's a breathtaking achievement - certainly not pleasant, but brought off with extraordinary verve and a most powerful sense of the workings of fate. There is a sharpness to Hitchcock's filming style that puts this up with his very finest films, and certainly the one that confronts the sleaziness of the events portrayed full-on.