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film is good, the dvd quality not so.
on 11 March 2012
"the internecine project" isn't a bad film by any means but i had slight trouble in keeping up with the plot every now and then.
the sense of intrigue and of suspense is fairly well-maintained as ex C.I.A operative james coburn attempts to eliminate those who could ruin his fledging career, in light of the fact that he has a rather shady past. this is a relatively short film at 85 minutes and i'm glad about this, otherwise the plot might have become a bit stretched out.
it is always interesting to see a hollywood actor coming over to make a film in london and james coburn fits into the proceedings effectively. i regard him as being somewhat of an under-rated actor. perhaps not achieving the same level of stardom such as bronson or mcqueen, coburn doesn't seem to get mentioned that much these days which is a bit of a shame.
amongst the sterling supporting cast, i would nominate ian hendry as giving the best performance as the rather nervous and jittery character who feels the pressure of coburn's manipulative behaviour. hendry is another actor who does not receive the credit that he should, he was and is a fine actor. other members of the cast are wasted somewhat as some of them only appear for one or two scenes and therefore, don't serve any real purpose with regards to the story.
the ending is in itself a bit predictable as i had a good idea what might happen. however, it stills wraps things up nicely.
the dvd transfer is a disappointment. the footage is grainy and the sound is rather faint and i had to adjust the volume on my t.v.
a good film with a good idea for a story.