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 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 6:15 PM   
 By:   films1   (Member)

The new UK BLU RAY of the 1970 Roger Moore mystery thriller comes with a 34 minute suite of Michael J lewis ' s score as part of the special features. Nice touch ... the films not that bad either in a 1970's sort of way !!!!

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 7:05 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I've always enjoyed the film's opening titles. Isn't that the Bondian font in this, too?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 7:42 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

OH the good old daysl. Nice catchy tune, some nice shots of the British parkways and for us who don't live in BRITAIN , it always takes a few seconds to get used to the driving on the other side of the road.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2013 - 3:36 PM   
 By:   AndrewH   (Member)

Great, but does it have the song 'Why Do You Keep Haunting Me?'?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 5:36 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Hope it does because it is a nice haunting song.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2013 - 11:15 PM   
 By:   Regie   (Member)

I only saw this film for the first time about 3 weeks ago. I turned it on after it had already been underway about 15 minutes. It was certainly a very strange film because I couldn't work out its genre. It seemed 'realistic' and then at the end when all was revealed I felt it suddenly became too far fetched and the closing scene was a huge anti-climax.

The premise of the film itself was good, but it was marred by a ho-hum script and that poor ending. You just cannot have a film seem like the everyday, where a mystery is being solved and then at its conclusion somebody realizes he has a double - with no further explanation to the audience.

I gave this a 2 out of 10.

More trouble with British films, for me!! They are mediocre, by and large, and this one was no exception. The sound quality was terrible, with no hint of a restoration of the actual print; the editing was atrocious and the production values were poor. And I felt Roger Moore actually looked cadaverous throughout the whole film.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 1:03 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

The premise of the film itself was good, but it was marred by a ho-hum script and that poor ending. You just cannot have a film seem like the everyday, where a mystery is being solved and then at its conclusion somebody realizes he has a double - with no further explanation to the audience.

I gave this a 2 out of 10.


To be fair, if you'd seen the first 15 minutes (!) you'd have known exactly what was going on. And I don't think the film ever set out to be "realistic" - it's pure Twilight Zone territory.

It's a 7 out of 10 at least.

Awesome score and the blu-ray is magnificent!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 1:55 AM   
 By:   SCOREMIX   (Member)

Indeed Jim........the opening theme is really exxtremley beautiful......a score to rediscover....as everything from Michael J.Lewis smile.....and the opening of this movie really has something bondish in it smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 6:15 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Wonderful movie which builds to a great climax. But there always will be some viewers who may not really understand these type movies. To each one's own.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2013 - 2:56 AM   
 By:   Regie   (Member)

Wonderful movie which builds to a great climax. But there always will be some viewers who may not really understand these type movies. To each one's own.

I don't think it's a question of "understanding". I think this film better suited to television and the main character (Moore) was extremely unsympathetic. In the end I couldn't care less what happened to him. There were too many problems with the film for me to invest in any of the characters and what happened to them. The wife wasn't interesting, nor was the mistress and the men at "the club" were the usual suspects from class cliches we find so often in British film. Zzzzzz.

 
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