Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Click Here Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Shop Women's Shop Men's

Customer Review

on 7 February 2012
For many years, this lost cult classic hasn't even had a dvd release (until now), and all I can say is- FINALLY!

I don't see what people are complaining about, for the price (£8), this is a magnificent release. Ok so it's a little light on extras, but it's hardly Taxi Driver (Paul Schrader abandoned his name from the the screenplay, as he wasn't happy that it didn't live up to Taxi Driver standards, but then again, it's a tough thing for ANY film to live up to Taxi Driver's standards).

Instead what we get is a great little exploitation classic, that builds like a pressure cooker until the big finale.

But there is substance too. Devanes Character as a post Vietnam vet shows how cold and emotionally detached he is by his surroundings. His wife marries his best friend, he doesn't care. A beautiful young blonde has the hots for him, he doesn't care. He gets tortured, doesn't care. Charles Rane seems to be some kind of distant cousin to Taxi Driver's Travis Bickle, except with Travis, he seemed to think about his surroundings too much but was still shook up by the Vietnam war and those negative thoughts lead to a path of psychosis, with Rane, he simply feels completely numb, barely seems to think or care about anything expect a way to express his underlying thoughts of violence, yet both of them have one thing on their mind only- violence and vengeance at the expense of self destruction.

The extras comprise of an interview with Linda Haynes, a poster gallery, a trailer, and a trailer with a commentary by Eli Roth who is a huge fan of the film (including his new boyfriend Tarantino).

For a long lost exploitation classic that has the best sound and transfer you could probably get from the original print that includes a DVD edition (meaning that if you don't own a blu-ray player, you can still watch it on dvd). So if your a fan of this film, and for only £8 on amazon, we should be more than happy with the price and the fact that it's finally arrived.
0Comment| 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.

Please write at least one word
You must purchase at least one item from Amazon to post a comment
A problem occurred while submitting your comment. Please try again later.

There was a problem loading the comments at the moment. Please try again later.