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Author Topic: Revenge (Sidney Hayers, 1971)  (Read 12462 times)

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Revenge (Sidney Hayers, 1971)
« on: 09 Jul 2007 - 22:00 »

I watched this tonight - didn't have great expectations as I was overly impressed with Hayers' gialloesque ASSAULT. Anyway, I thought I'd give this one a go - it's a hard disc to track down, as the company that released it are selling it exclusively through their website but I managed to find one on eBay.

The film follows the plight of a family who's young daughter has been murdered by a sex offender. The chief suspect in the case has been released, due to a lacak of evidence, so the girl's father, his elder son and the father of another victim unite with a plan for retribution. Laying in wait, the trio pounce and abduct the suspect and relocate him to the cellar of the pub where two of them work. What follows is a battle of wits and a coming to terms with acts of brutality none knew they were capable of.

To say any more would do the film a real disservice. Suffice to say, it's an impeccably crafted film that really builds a frenzied level of suspense, as those involved in the kidnapping polt begin to question their actions and the police begin to close in.

While it's not on the same par as Sidney Lumet's similarly-themed THE OFFENCE, this is a cracking thriller that stands as a savage critique of mob justice.
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Re: Revenge (Sidney Hayers, 1971)
« Reply #1 on: 25 Sep 2007 - 20:28 »

Agreed Paul its fucking ace. Loved the old nostalgia feel of the seventies I grew up in but the story twists and turns as well even Collins seems to put some effort into her performance. A good and hard to find release well worth tracking down imo.
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Re: Revenge (Sidney Hayers, 1971)
« Reply #2 on: 25 Sep 2007 - 20:34 »

Need to see this too, it's currently collecting dust in the dvd shelf.
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Re: Revenge (Sidney Hayers, 1971)
« Reply #3 on: 25 Sep 2007 - 20:35 »

It's funny, becasue when we were dicussing this on the AB forum, there were some really indifferent comments about this film and there was a particular emphasis on Collins' performance - I thought she was good in this, and think that it was probably the best I've seen her give.
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Re: Revenge (Sidney Hayers, 1971)
« Reply #4 on: 25 Sep 2007 - 20:38 »

Never did manage to get a DD disc of this, anyone want to swap it for my JEF films release?  ;D
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Re: Revenge (Sidney Hayers, 1971)
« Reply #5 on: 25 Sep 2007 - 20:45 »

Never did manage to get a DD disc of this, anyone want to swap it for my JEF films release?  ;D

I found mine on eBay, Phill - worked out at about £12 with postage - definitly worth keeping a look out for.

...and you can shove that ?Jef Films release up your arse, mate  :-\
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Re: Revenge (Sidney Hayers, 1971)
« Reply #6 on: 25 Sep 2007 - 20:59 »

Never did manage to get a DD disc of this, anyone want to swap it for my JEF films release?  ;D

I found mine on eBay, Phill - worked out at about £12 with postage - definitly worth keeping a look out for.

...and you can shove that ?Jef Films release up your arse, mate  :-\

Keeping me eye out on ebay, and I had a feeling that would be the reply to the offer of the Jef disc  :-\
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Re: Revenge (Sidney Hayers, 1971)
« Reply #7 on: 26 Sep 2007 - 03:49 »

Has anyone tried ordering it off the DD website recently? It's still functioning.
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Re: Revenge (Sidney Hayers, 1971)
« Reply #8 on: 26 Sep 2007 - 07:09 »

Has anyone tried ordering it off the DD website recently? It's still functioning.

I had a look on there the other day - seems that they're selling off the dregs of their warehouse. I did a quick search for a couple of titles that were due out in August (I'd previously pre-ordered them from Play) but they weren't on the site, so I take it that they were never pressed.
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Re: Revenge (Sidney Hayers, 1971)
« Reply #9 on: 26 Sep 2007 - 07:16 »

They have a new website coming - http://www.simplyhe.co.uk and hopefully their full back catalogue will be there soon, along with their planned titles currently on hold.
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Re: Revenge (Sidney Hayers, 1971)
« Reply #10 on: 26 Sep 2007 - 07:28 »

Thanks for the tip, Magnus. It's a real shame about DD  - the deal they struck with Sony looked really promising. I guess we'll never see those titles now, unless someone at Sony decides to put them out...
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Re: Revenge (Sidney Hayers, 1971)
« Reply #11 on: 26 Sep 2007 - 07:43 »

I read on the ABUK forum that the new owners are renegotiating the deal with Sony/Columbia and that they expect to release the titles from early 2008.  ::)
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Re: Revenge (Sidney Hayers, 1971)
« Reply #12 on: 26 Sep 2007 - 12:08 »

I read on the ABUK forum that the new owners are renegotiating the deal with Sony/Columbia and that they expect to release the titles from early 2008.  ::)

Really? That's the first I've heard of this - I started that thread originally, too!

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Re: Revenge (Sidney Hayers, 1971)
« Reply #13 on: 26 Sep 2007 - 20:21 »

I think there were a number of non-Hammer releases negotiated too Paul such as 'The Wrong Box'. Hopefully some other goodies on the way.
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Re: Revenge (Sidney Hayers, 1971)
« Reply #14 on: 26 Sep 2007 - 20:31 »

I think there were a number of non-Hammer releases negotiated too Paul such as 'The Wrong Box'. Hopefully some other goodies on the way.

There was that and GUMSHOE, I pre-ordered both of them from Play.
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