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on 20 May 2017
Great deal!
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on 23 August 2015
good
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on 2 May 2017
Goods as described, very pleased
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on 6 May 2010
A CLASSIC BRITISH FILM!!!! Michael Caine is Jack Carter,returning to the North East for his brothers funeral and to uncover how he died. He becomes involved in the sinister underworld of crime and pornography in the North East and Newcastle area.The supporting cast includes Britt Eckland, Ian Hendry, Alun Armstrong, Glynn Edwards, George Sewell,John Osbourne and Brian Mosley.This film would be a welcome addition to any collection.
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on 3 October 2015
This wont be a very long review for this great movie.This is one of MICHAEL CAINES best movie.The story CAINE comes up from LONDON to NEWCASTLE to see how his brother died.This movie made in the early 70s still stands out as one of the great british gangster movies of all time.with its great acting very good script and that haunting theme from ROY BUDD .The disc has good picture that has a bit of a dark look but the movie was made that way the sound is the original sound and not the dubbed american sound.On the extra side we get the trailers for the movie and a MICHAEL CAINE commentary.So just buy this disc its great
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on 22 December 2003
Has Sir Michael Caine made a better film than this ? The answer is a resounding NO.
Set in early Seventies Newcastle this is simpy the best British film of the decade,maybe even the century.
Caine plays a menacing thug who has returned to his hometown to bury his brother and find his killers.As he slowly meanders around the city he starts to draw together the threads of the tale regarding his brothers death.He seeks brutal revenge on the killers and the shocking ending leaves the movie even bleaker than you could imagine.Retribution...simple retribution.
Caine is brilliant,the cinematography captures the grey,cold North east and nobody steps outside the gritty,social-realist world created.A young Alun Armstrong impresses and legendary playwright John Osborne is a steady presence as a local crimelord.
Disturbing,bleak and 100% English, this is a must see of Seventies cinema.
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on 4 March 2016
Michael Caine gives a truly magnificent performance and invents a new type of hero, the antihero. Jack Carter is a very, very violent man, with a heart. When his brother is murdered, Jack wants revenge, as he stalks his enemies delivering bloody retribution.

You may be asking, how can a violent killer be any kind of a hero. Jack is an avenger in that, he loves his family but really hates his enemies, and employs vicious means to exact retribution upon enemies who are not only vicious, but callously immoral also. He is neither hero nor villain but, the cause Jack fights for is the punishment of evil people and, he is one man against the mob.
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on 29 September 2015
This early Michael Caine film has become a classic. Takes place in and around Newcastle in the 1960`s. Caine, a London gangster, returns to his roots to investigate the death of his brother. He finds that his brother has been murdered and sets about taking his violent revenge. Not to be confused with a dire remake starring Sylvester Stallone.
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on 9 December 2010
Get Carter is a truly outstanding film and one you should watch and add to your collection. Don't be put off by the fact that the film came out in 1971, Get Carter is a seminal British gangster film. Michael Caine is outstanding as Jack Carter, a London based gangster and hard man, who returns to his home town of Newcastle to avenge his brother's death. He is determined to find his brother's killers and to upset the applecart and the local gangsters. The early 70s Newcastle is bleak and depressing and adds to the atmosphere of Mike Hodge's masterpiece. In fact it is fascinating to see what Newcastle was like in the early 70s and other locations were used from the North East to good effect-especially the ending of the film. Get Carter packs a real punch and has some great cameos in it. Ian Hendry plays a good role as the creepy Eric Paice and John Osborne is great as the gangster Cyril kinnear-his nose is definitely put out of joint by Jack Carter. Brian Moseley is also great as a local businessman Cliff Brumby who very much regrets asking Jack Carter for help.
Get Carter is a tour de force British gangster film that you can watch and enjoy again and again.
5 stars. Brilliant entertainment and beautifully shot.
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on 19 April 2017
Michael Caine as a hard man? As usual he gives a great performance. This film is quite old, so the action isn't non stop like modern films. However, the mood and constant tension that is created makes it a very good film. His character is a no-nonsense man who is totally focussed. He is not a ladies man in this film. He just uses people efficiently to reach his goal. He does have one moment where he is moved to tears, which is quite unexpected of his character, but it was totally relevant and increased his anger and fired him up for revengeful action. Michael Caine is a great actor and completely breaks away from his loveable rogue image such as in 'Alfie' or 'The Italian Job'. Carter is a very scary character who you would not want to meet in real life.
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