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Point Blank (1967)

Director: John Boorman     Starring: Lee Marvin
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40714187
UPC: 012569674141
UPC 14: 00012569674141
Category Keywords: Film Noir  Theatrical Release  Thriller  Vengeance
Rating: NR
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A stylish, landmark thriller about a double-crossed criminal who takes on the L.A. Mob.

"A superb, psychedelic revenge thriller with Lee Marvin at his best.  Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"Fascinating, harsh gangster epic from Boorman  Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress
"...hits like a fat slug from the .38 Lee Marvin uses as an extension of his fist...  Newsweek

Editor's 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.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/26/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 92 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1967
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 67414
Video UPC UPC: 00012569674141
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  2.40:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Angie Dickinson
Video Cast Info Carroll O'Connor
Video Cast Info Keenan Wynn
Video Cast Info Lee Marvin
Video Cast Info Alexander Jacobs, et. al. - Writer
Video Cast Info Donald E. Westlake - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Henry Berman - Editor
Video Cast Info John Boorman - Director
Video Cast Info Johnny Mandel - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Judd Bernard, et. al. - Producer
Video Cast Info Philip H. Lathrop - Cinematographer
Plot 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.

Professional 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

Chicago Sun-Times 8 of 10 suspense thrillers go Point Blank is pretty good. It gets back into the groove of Holly - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Marvin,Lee
Product attributeLabel:   Warner Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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