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Pure 70's nostalgia,
This review is from: Thriller: The Complete Series [DVD] (DVD)
Remember the 1970's? - Chopper bikes, novelty records, hand-breaking Clackers, and.......THRILLER!
In those far off saturday evenings when I was spoilt for choice over which TV channel to watch, Thriller was a familiar sight. I was an acne-plagued 13 year-old in 1973 when the first story "Ladykiller" was broadcast, in which Robert Powell plays a murderous gold-digger. What followed until 1976 was a further 42 varied and entertaining dramas, each running for around 70 minutes, which consisted of themes including murder, mystery, suspense, the supernatural, and witchcraft.
An impressive roll call of familiar faces of the time (some sadly no longer with us) appear. Although not from an Hollywood A-list, a number of Americans feature, including the delectable Donna Mills in three of the stories.
I would say the best performance comes from Helen Mirren in "A Coffin For The Bride", in what is possibly my favourite story. Although I love watching this series I would be lying if I said that I thought that every story was 5-star material, IMO the fourth volume in this boxset contains some of the weaker stories of the collection, but taken as a whole this is an entertaining series, a sterling effort from writer Brian Clemens.
This series is a real 1970's TV icon, brimming with 70's kitsch charm, pure escapism, with stories sprinkled with big-coiffered characters, resplendent in the fashionable clothes of the day.
Taking into account some of the weaker stories I would ideally like to award this series four and a half stars, but as I can't what shall I give, 4 stars or 5?, but as my eyes begin to glaze over in a nostalgic trance I feel in a generous mood, so I will give it 5.
So switch on the lava lamp, dust down your 4-inch platform shoes, pull on a pair of two-tone flaired trousers, slip into a cheesecloth shirt, then settle down before tucking into a huge helping of pure 70's nostalgia, Bon appetit!
Picture and sound quality are very good. No subtitles.