[quote=“Bad Lieutenant, post:13, topic:591”]Watching this right now, in French. It could have been in Japanese and I’d still be able to follow. The story is so simplistic. I’m about halfway through. The insane convicts just got loose. Until that peculiar event, this movie is very straightforward and cliched, with no surprises whatsoever. But it doesn’t bore me either. Average stuff I guess, with a few bizarre twists.
Will be back to pass final judgment.[/quote]
I’ve got the same french disc, I suppose. It was a kind of double bill with a particularly boring Robert Woods western, ‘4 dolares de vengenza’.
I bought it in Brussels for about 5 € a few months ago and watched the films on two consequetive nights.
Since the Woods film was so boring, I thought this one was quite allright, but I have to admit that the story is cliché-ridden.
A Jehovah witness who becomes an avenger might have looked like a good idea, but the character change is much too abrupt and I can’t find Lawrence very convincing in this part. Oddly enough I have a feeling that Woods would have done much better in this film.
Ireland is OK (he usually is) but you see the final twist coming from very, very far (so I might as well give away: CENSORED).