Point Blank

Directed By: John Boorman Starring: Lee Marvin

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Product Overview

A stylish, landmark thriller about a double-crossed criminal who takes on the L.A. Mob.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 40714187
UPC 012569674141
UPC 14 00012569674141
Format DVD
Release Date 9/26/2006
Rating NR
Keywords
Film Noir
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Vengeance
Editors Note
Note Lee Marvin stars as the lethal Walker in director John Boorman's stunningly stylized daylight noir, POINT BLANK. Mal Reese (John Vernon), Walker's partner in crime, shoots him and leaves him for dead on desolate Alcatraz Island just after they've pulled off a huge heist. For good measure, Reese also makes off with Walker's perfidious wife, Lynne (Sharon Acker). A couple of years later, while touring Alcatraz, Walker is approached by a man named Yost (Keenan Wynn) who offers to help him get his cut of the take by leading him to Reese and Lynne in exchange for information about the mysterious organization that now includes the thief's ex-partner. Walker agrees. He first runs down Lynne in L.A. and says hello by burying a few rounds in her bed but leaves her unharmed. Long ago abandoned by Reese, she's disintegrating emotionally and attempts to babble an explanation of her actions to the indifferent Walker. With the help of Lynne's sister, Chris (Angie Dickinson), Walker gains access to Reese's seemingly impregnable penthouse apartment, and the former partners' reunion is less than blissful. One of the best thrillers of the 1960s, the film's deadpan amorality and fragmented Resnais-influenced narrative, echoed in the startling camera angles and obliquely gorgeous anamorphic compositions of high-testosterone specialist Philip Lathrop (THE CINCINNATI KID), make clear why POINT BLANK has slowly become one of the most influential noirs.
Plot Summary
Summary A man shot and left for dead by his unfaithful wife and her mobster boyfriend exacts his revenge on them a few years later in this thriller directed by John Boorman.
Reviews
Total Film "...[An] enigmatic and dreamlike work....Boorman makes brilliant use of his LA locations, filling the screen with starling, hallucinatory images..." -- 5 out of 5 Stars 06/01/2000 p.106
USA Today "...A cult film....In a class with BONNIE AND CLYDE..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars 02/12/1993 p.3D
Entertainment Weekly "[A] tightly coiled noir." 07/08/2005 p.53-56
Directors
John Boorman
Actors
Lee Marvin
Cast & Crew
Alexander Jacobs, et. al. - Writer
Angie Dickinson - Actor
Carroll O'Connor - Actor
Donald E. Westlake - Based On Novel By
Henry Berman - Editor
John Boorman - Director
Johnny Mandel - Original Music By
Judd Bernard, et. al. - Producer
Keenan Wynn - Actor
Lee Marvin - Actor
Philip H. Lathrop - Cinematographer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1967
Catalog ID 67414
UPC 00012569674141
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 92 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.40:1
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review ...as suspense thrillers go Point Blank is pretty good. It gets back into the groove of Holly
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Marvin,Lee
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner A superb, psychedelic revenge thriller with Lee Marvin at his best.
Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress Fascinating, harsh gangster epic from Boorman
Newsweek ...hits like a fat slug from the .38 Lee Marvin uses as an extension of his fist...
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