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Director: Richard Fleischer     Starring: Tony Curtis Henry Fonda
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40248396
UPC: 024543119982
UPC 14: 00024543119982
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Based On A True Story
An assistant attorny becomes obsessed with stalking a psychotic killer who's holding boston under siege.
Editor's Note
Boston, 1962. Several elderly women are strangled, apparently by the same unknown assailant. An investigation ensues, but clues lead nowhere. Then the strangler starts to attack younger women. John Bottomly (Henry Fonda) is assigned to direct a more intense investigation, interviewing even the remotest suspects. Meanwhile, the murders continue. Dianne Cluny (Sally Kellerman) survives an attack but remembers only that she bit her attacker's hand. When Albert DeSalvo (Tony Curtis) is caught breaking into an apartment, his mental capabilities are questioned. He goes to the hospital for observation, and there someone notices a bite mark on his hand...

Director Richard Fleischer forgoes his usual flexible but unobtrusive style in THE BOSTON STRANGLER. Shooting in Cinemascope, he makes flamboyant use of the wide screen--splitting it to show multiple images and multiple action as the police pursue leads and hunt for suspects. As a suspect recounts events in a long interrogation sequence, Fleischer imaginatively shows the suspect and his interrogator in flashbacks. With a fine and uncharacteristic performance by Curtis and vivid appearances by Hurd Hatfield and William Hickey, THE BOSTON STRANGLER is a fine addition to Fleischer's series of movies based on real-life murders, following THE GIRL IN THE RED VELVET SWING and COMPULSION.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/11/2007
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1968
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2221998
Video UPC UPC: 00024543119982
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info George Kennedy
Video Cast Info Henry Fonda
Video Cast Info Mike Kellin
Video Cast Info Murray Hamilton
Video Cast Info Tony Curtis
Video Cast Info Edward Anhalt - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Gerold Frank - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Lionel Newman - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Marion Rothman - Editor
Video Cast Info Richard Fleischer - Director
Video Cast Info Richard Kline - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Robert Fryer - Producer
Plot Summary
THE BOSTON STRANGLER chronicles the investigation of the famous real-life murder case that haunted the citizens of Boston. Using an unusual split-screen technique, the film follows two detectives as they track the man who raped and killed thirteen women in the early 1960s.


Golden Globe (1969)
   Video Award Name Tony Curtis, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Fleischer,Richard
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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