Wednesday, 3 December 2008

[90] The Designated Victim (La Vittima Designata) DVD Review

Check out my review of the 1971 Italian thriller The Designated Victim at Den of Geek.

A stylish euro-thriller with a great soundtrack, but it was almost beyond rescuing in terms of image quality...

Shameless Screen Entertainment, the world's go-to company for out-of-print, hard-to-find sex 'n gore flicks, has just released Maurizio Lucidi's 1971 Italian thriller, The Designated Victim, on DVD. This is the first ever UK release for the movie, which takes liberal inspiration from Alfred Hitchcock's famous adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's Strangers on a Train, and creates something a little more edgy and nightmarish.

...There may be nothing earth-shattering here, but that is the name of the game. Shameless are a low-budget operation, after all, and their geeky pride in putting out this film is obvious and infectious. It may be the most loving presentation of an obscure, out of print giallo gem available.

Read the full article here.

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