Euro Cult Movie Forum => British & European TV => Topic started by: Inspector Tanzi on 23 May 2011 - 16:49

Title: Villains (1972)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 23 May 2011 - 16:49
Anyone seen this? Looks pretty good.

(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/spara2/villains.jpg)

http://www.networkdvd.net/product_info.php?products_id=1360
Title: Re: Villains (1972)
Post by: Stephen Grimes on 23 May 2011 - 19:18
Anyone seen this? Looks pretty good.
Never heard of it but it does look like it might be worth a gander.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULtYqWVqpwM
Title: Re: Villains (1972)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 01 Dec 2011 - 19:56
Forum member Alfetta has been watching it and he tells me it's pretty good.
Title: Re: Villains (1972)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 23 Dec 2011 - 21:36
Today is the last day you can get this set.

http://www.networkdvd.net/product_info.php?products_id=1360&osCsid=ab47b3844a78925adbbcb84b0b7812f0
Title: Re: Villains (1972)
Post by: Alfetta on 26 Dec 2011 - 11:27
Forum member Alfetta has been watching it and he tells me it's pretty good.

Shot on video and therefore very studio-bound compared to Euston's output, but otherwise I thought Villains was quite 'proto-Sweeneyesque'. Some fantastically downbeat episodes with standout performances from William Marlowe and David Daker among others. The only weak episode for me was the Martin Shaw one - his performance is overly theatrical and the cockney accent is all over the place. He also looks incongruously like some Mongol warlord!
Title: Re: Villains (1972)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 26 Dec 2011 - 11:32
I didn't mind the Shaw one. Even though the Daker episode was a cracker I thought his accent wasn't as good as Shaw's, you keep hearing the Brummie accent slip out here and there.

I'm up to episode 8 at the moment.

Mongol Warlord, that had me laughing  :-\

I was surprised to see Mrs.McCluskey from Grange Hill in it.
Title: Re: Villains (1972)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 27 Dec 2011 - 22:11
Finished the last of the 13 episodes this evening. Really enjoyed the whole series. Wasn't quite as good as Out of The Hanged Man but still a worthy edition to the collection and I'm glad I've seen it.

I wonder if Network have anything similar to these lined up?