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on 21 August 2013
Everyone should know this is the five star revenge movie where Charlie Bronson gets to do the world a big favour by wiping out numerous Muggers, Freaks and, er, Punks. With just a little help from the N.Y.P.D. and Nigel Tufnel of course. The only doubt appears to be over which is the best version to get, as the standard UK DVD seems to be quite poorly presented.
Well, I took some helpful advice and went for this Dutch Film World DVD Import from, we may assume, Holland. And I can confirm it does have the full run time of 93 minutes, the print is very good and clean (once it gets going) and the ratio is definitely genuine wide screen. Although I can't confirm whether it's 1:1.78 or 1:1.85 etc, but it is certainly not just a stretched out 4:3. Overall the picture quality is very good indeed and I wouldn't expect anything better until they do a Blu Ray restoration. Possibly not even then. This includes the Original English stereo soundtrack without any subtitles. And don't let the fact it says 16 Cert on the box put you off, either. Remember that's a Broad-minded Dutch 16! In Holland, I guess they're pretty relaxed one way or another.
The fact that it's going for only about a fiver at the moment may also help in your decision. So, don't be afraid anymore. Go call the Vigilante - He'll turn the place upside down...
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on 22 June 2017
The original and undoubtedly the best Death Wish film. Condemned for its illiberal stance, but to me its about an individual taking control over his own environment. The state lets him down and he takes matters in his own hands, for me that's completely liberal! Gritty and enjoyable early seventies violent thriller.
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on 24 June 2010
Though it may seem like another cheesey Bronson action 'flick, this is a surprisingly realistic and thought-provoking film. When his wife is murdered and raped, Paul Kersey (Bronson) decides to take revenge on the criminals who destroyed his life. It's surprising, we see Bronson spiral into a violent vigilante, compared to the mild-mannered architect we saw before. There's a graphic rape scene, though it should be said that there are much worse things in modern cinema.

There are sequels to the film, though they lost the realistic touch (especially DW3!), and seemed to take the more action approach. Overall, this film was, and still is, the best.

N.B.- You should watch out for Jeff Goldblum, in his debut role as one of the hoodlums.
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on 30 March 2017
just what i wanted
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on 5 June 2017
great dvd
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on 11 April 2017
v good
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on 5 March 2017
Good Item
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on 17 April 2017
Good
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on 12 April 2017
all good
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on 27 April 2017
A classic , often copied but never equaled .
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