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The Versace Murder [DVD] (2008) Steven Bauer, Franco Nero, Shane Perdue

2.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews


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  • Language: German
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001AVNRUI
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I dont undertsandit this film is brilliant it's so funny the acting apart from some of the extras is very good and the music is great it's a classic in my eyes so many great quotes like Call me Andy Love ha this film is classic
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This has to be the worst film I have seen for years! Of course, there are other films I don't like - they're not MY type of film, but I can appreciate them. 'The Versace Murder' is a film I should have enjoyed, but it missed the mark by miles; I got so bored I had to fast-forward through several sections.

The script is atrocious, and at times doesn't make sense; "What happened to the TV?"(referring to a completely smashed in television) - "Nothing serious, we just got a little excited last night." and "Where was the murder?" - "In the kitchen." - "Good."
The acting? Oh, dear! The lead wouldn't get a walk-on in Eastenders or Corrie in my opinion. Was he reading everything off cue cards with some careless underlining to tell him where to place the emphasis? Some questions from him sound like statements, and vice versa.
The dialogue (script and delivery) and the music are reminiscent of 70's soft porn.
Absolute rubbish, and what a shame this gang of incompetents picked this subject. Others could have done a much better job, but won't touch it now, I guess.
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I was a bit hesitant because of not so good reviews but I enjoyed it. Yes, the acting could have been slightly better but overall it was an enjoyable watch. I watched it a few months ago and think I will dig it out and watch again.
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Good drinking game to play along with this film: every time you see a boom mic in the top of the picture, you drink. Might make this worthless piece of tripe more enjoyable!!
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Amazon.com: 2.3 out of 5 stars 9 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Versace Murder 13 Nov. 2013
By Rodney M. Brown - Published on Amazon.com
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Franco Nero is great in this picture....He doesn't over act at all in this picture as he sometimes has a habit of doing. He does not go over board in playing a gay character either. He is very cool. You get the impression that Versace was first a business man, and then a fashion designer who happened to be gay. Now, if you are expecting some great bedroom love scene between him and his lover, you won't find it here. Nero's gay roles have been few and far between, and he is not about that kind of realism in these roles. If you didn't get that kind of thing from him in "Querelle" with his love interest Brad Davis, you would never get it anywhere else. After all, his most notable role was a romantic pairing in Camelot with Vanessa Redgrave his current wife. So, no steamy same sex kinds of roles in his long career. On another note, you do get the impression of what a great loss it was to the fashion world when Versace was murdered. If you're a Nero fan, I would suggest that you forget the critics who have panned the movie...see it for yourself.
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it 9 Sept. 2014
By Bert J. Duckwall - Published on Amazon.com
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Great movie from a great seller
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ambulance-Chasing Exploitation At Its Worst 26 Mar. 2005
By A viewer - Published on Amazon.com
It's hard to tell what's more appalling, that people would so eagerly cash in on a horrific murder, or that they would do such a rank-ametuer job of it. The producers rushed this film into production shortly after Cunanan's death, filming it in 22 days for $5 million. Based on the finished product, it looks like they spent $10 on the screenplay, $90 on the props, $900 on videotape, and $4,999,000 on acting lessons for Shane Perdue. I don't know how Perdue could be cast in a high-school talent show, let alone a motion picture. An embarrassed Franco Nero plays Gianni Versace by averting his eyes and sighing his lines, as though hoping no one recognizes him. Playing a fictional FBI agent leading the investigation, Steven Bauer just goes through the motions with "where's my paycheck?" restlessness. He would have been convincing if he were playing a lawyer for Enron. Nothing else works, either. The script provides less insight than a National Enquirer article, the the score could be described as disco elevator music. There is not one scene, performance, or technical aspect of this film that's worth watching. This isn't even good opportunism.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too bad for TV 13 Oct. 1999
By Ian M. Zapczynski - Published on Amazon.com
THE VERSACE MURDER was originally planned to air as a US made-for-TV movie, but the plan was nixed quite possibly because of the shoddy execution of the film. While the excellent techno-rock score by ex-Goblin member Claudio Simonetti and the performance of lead Franco Nero can make the film watchable for some, the rest of the participants are terrible. Model-turned-actor Shane Perdue, who plays Cunanan, is embarrassingly impossible to watch. Initial reports suggested that director Menahem Golan was seeking to avoid exploitation, but instead the film seems to be nothing but. There seems to be little concern on the part of the filmmakers to tell the story with class and quality. Buy the soundtrack CD to obtain the film's best element and skip the film itself.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Nero Surrounded By Amateurs 4 Feb. 1999
By Vince (cloviscompany@usa.net) - Published on Amazon.com
I feel so bad for Franco Nero. He is such a talented actor and , as always, he is good in this movie. The story is good also, but the real problem is everything else. The other "actors" (with the exception of Steven Bauer) are absolutely pathetic. I've seen better acting on an episode of 'Cops'. The direction is far below sub-standard. Ed Wood would laugh at this. For fans of Nero and bad movies only.
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