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Title: One of Those Things/Hændeligt uheld (Erik Balling, 1971)
Post by: sadystyk on 16 Oct 2007 - 10:38
About 13 years ago ITV (Granada region) were running a late night slot showing British thriller/sex dramas which included Eyewitness-John Hough, Something To Hide-Alastair Reid, Revenge and Assault-Sid Hayers and a real obscurity which I cannot recall the title of. This film was probably early to mid 70's and of the sex drama type with a long, unusual title along the lines of "It's Funny What Strange Things Can Happen On The Way Home" or something similar. I can't remember much of the plot but here goes, a stuffy, pretentious middle class guy in his fifties is driving home to his countryside cottage one night after being in the pub when something happens, can't remember exactly but he may knock someone down. Anyway, he ignores whatever it was because he's a bit drunk and carries on home but a bit later a young woman arrives uninvited and starts hinting that she knows what he's just done. This character was played by a well known British starlet of the time, I remember being surprised by how young she looked in this but even more surprised by her nude scenes later on in the movie having seen her in several other films where she doesn't kit off. She teases the guy for a while before pulling out a joint and getting him stoned, que camera being spun around, turned upside down etc and thats pretty much all I remember. I've been trying to recall the title of this for 13 years, it's driving me insane, can somebody please identify it?     
Title: Re: Can Anyone Name This Film ?
Post by: Paul on 16 Oct 2007 - 10:42
That sounds really familiar, mate. I've either seen it, or something very similar.
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Post by: sadystyk on 16 Oct 2007 - 11:24
That sounds really familiar, mate. I've I've seen it, or something very similar.
It's really annoying because I taped it when it was on but then lent it to someone the very same week and he disappeared with it. I hate you Martin Bennet!
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Post by: Jonny on 16 Oct 2007 - 11:26
It's a shame you can't remember one of the actors or actresses in it. Sounds like a great film though.
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Post by: Paul on 16 Oct 2007 - 11:26
It's fucking annoying when that happens, eh? I had a pre-cinema copy of DIE HARD 2 that got damaged after I lent it to someone. It had some of the deleted scenes that ended up as extras on the DVD integrated into the film, including one whole scene that was completely cut and has never been seen since.  :-[
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Post by: sadystyk on 16 Oct 2007 - 11:36
It's fucking annoying when that happens, eh? I had a pre-cinema copy of DIE HARD 2 that got damaged after I lent it to someone. It had some of the deleted scenes that ended up as extras on the DVD integrated into the film, including one whole scene that was completely cut and has never been seen since.  :-[
Today's lesson appears to be NEVER lend anything out!
Title: Re: Can Anyone Name This Film ?
Post by: MarcMorris on 16 Oct 2007 - 12:03
I reckon...

-> One of Those Things (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067228/) (aka Hændeligt uheld, 1971)

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A successful auto executive Vinther(Roy Dotrice) becomes entwined with a young nubile girl, Susanne played by Judy Geeson, following an avoidable car accident, that results in the death of a man. The girl mentally blackmails our executive through manipulation leading to an affair that threatens Vinther's career and marriage. An unusual mix - a Danish film made with a British and Japanese cast in English. Rarely seen.
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Post by: Paul on 16 Oct 2007 - 12:25
Do you have this film, Marc?
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Post by: sadystyk on 16 Oct 2007 - 12:35
I reckon...

-> One of Those Things (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067228/) (aka Hændeligt uheld, 1971)

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A successful auto executive Vinther(Roy Dotrice) becomes entwined with a young nubile girl, Susanne played by Judy Geeson, following an avoidable car accident, that results in the death of a man. The girl mentally blackmails our executive through manipulation leading to an affair that threatens Vinther's career and marriage. An unusual mix - a Danish film made with a British and Japanese cast in English. Rarely seen.
Yes, defo sounds like the right film, Judy Geeson is the clincher, more nudity from her than I'd seen in any of her other films. Don't remember there being any Japanese in it though, it was primarily set in the cottage with just the two leads. Many thanks for the info, it really, really has bugged me for years.   
Title: Re: Can Anyone Name This Film ?
Post by: Jonny on 16 Oct 2007 - 12:35
Now you need to find a copy!
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Post by: Paul on 16 Oct 2007 - 12:38
We should set up an "Ask Marc" section on this site, mate!  :P
Title: Re: Can Anyone Name This Film ?
Post by: MarcMorris on 16 Oct 2007 - 12:41
It's been shown on the Movies for Men channel recently - I'll ask around for a copy.
Title: Re: Can Anyone Name This Film ?
Post by: sadystyk on 16 Oct 2007 - 12:45
Now you need to find a copy!
I'm gonna hunt that bastard Bennet down and get my copy back!
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Post by: Fearlono on 17 Oct 2007 - 18:36


Ha ha ! Bennett strikes again.. He's still got my Big Black promo cd from 15 years ago, so don't hold your breath old chap..  :o
Title: Re: One of Those Things/Hændeligt uheld (Erik Balling, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 17 Oct 2007 - 18:46
Saw the Bennett in Asda last week! First time I'd seen him in 10 years! Still looks exactly the same, minus the rats tail.
Title: Re: One of Those Things/Hændeligt uheld (Erik Balling, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 20 Oct 2007 - 17:46
Found a Polish cinema poster for this film.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f22/lovelockandload/Oneofthosethings.jpg)

And a Danish poster and more info here (http://dnfx.dfi.dk/pls/dnf/pwt.page_setup?p_pagename=dnffuldvis&p_parmlist=filmid=127)
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Post by: sadystyk on 22 Oct 2007 - 10:09
Do you have this film, Marc?
It's being shown on Movies4Men this Thursday 25/10/07.
Title: Re: One of Those Things/Hændeligt uheld (Erik Balling, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 22 Oct 2007 - 11:09
Are you sure? It's not listed on the website  :-[

http://movies4men.co.uk/
Title: Re: One of Those Things/Hændeligt uheld (Erik Balling, 1971)
Post by: sadystyk on 22 Oct 2007 - 11:19
Are you sure? It's not listed on the website  :-[

http://movies4men.co.uk/
Mentioned it to Sean who checked the electronic programme guide for the channel last night and provided me with the info. He's set his timer to record it, that's all I know.
Title: Re: One of Those Things/Hændeligt uheld (Erik Balling, 1971)
Post by: LANZETTA on 25 Oct 2007 - 23:52
Recorded this off Movies4men2 last night and watched it earlier this evening.A good film,well worth checking out. :D
Title: Re: One of Those Things/Hændeligt uheld (Erik Balling, 1971)
Post by: sadystyk on 29 Oct 2007 - 10:17
Recorded this off Movies4men2 last night and watched it earlier this evening.A good film,well worth checking out. :D
I'm really looking forward to rewatching this as soon as my copy arrives. ;D
Title: Re: One of Those Things/Hændeligt uheld (Erik Balling, 1971)
Post by: Jonny on 02 Nov 2007 - 10:08
Some grabs from the recent Movies4men screening - Cheers Lanzetta  :P

(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/1830/oneofthosethingslt4.jpg)

(http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/6871/oneofthosethings2dd8.jpg)

(http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/4403/oneofthosethings3pk5.jpg)

Looking forward to watching this as I've not seen it before.
Title: Re: One of Those Things/Hændeligt uheld (Erik Balling, 1971)
Post by: Richard C on 02 Nov 2007 - 10:44
I'm going to have to keep my eye out for this and get myself a DVD Recorder of course....