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This review is from: Sea Fury [DVD] (DVD)
I mostly find myself in agreement with "Robin". I have hoped for this film for a very (very) long time and was delighted when it appeared. I watched it last night and whilst I enjoyed it I was slightly disapointed without really being able to say why. I felt the pacing/editing of the final 30' was a bit sluggish when it should have been the highlight. I was also slightly worried about Mcglaglen's leering at Luciana Palluzzi even tho that was part of the plot. (does anyone wonder if Victor really was off his head in his drunk scenes-they were VERY realistic). Baker does his usual solid good perf, and Lucianna is worth the entry price alone. I wasn't too concerned about the 4.3 framing tho I did wonder if it was correct. The B/W print is otherwise excellent, and there is a host of character actors to see if you recognise them. It's a rarity, it's good quality, it's a fair old film, so take a chance. If you have never seen it you could be in for a nice surprise, just not quite 5 stars.