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  • Actors: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Carroll O'connor, Keenan Wynn
  • Directors: John Boorman
  • Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, Dubbed, DVD-Video, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Canadian Home Video Rating : General Audience (G)
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Home Video
  • Release Date: July 5 2005
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00097DY2A
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #32,326 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Point Blank (DVD)


Walker (Lee Marvin) strides through Los Angeles with the steel-eyed stare of a stone-cold killer, or perhaps a ghost. Betrayed by his wife and best friend, who gun him down point-blank and leave him for dead after a successful heist, Walker blasts his way up the criminal food chain in a quest for revenge. Did he survive the shooting or return from the grave, or is it all a dying dream? The question is left in the air in John Boorman's modern film noir, a brutal revenge thriller based on Richard Stark's novel The Hunter (remade by Brian Helgeland as Payback), set in the impersonal concrete and steel canyons of Los Angeles and eerily empty cells of Alcatraz. Walker kills without remorse, guided by shadowy "informant" Keenan Wynn, whose own agenda is carefully concealed, and assisted by Angie Dickinson, as he desperately searches for someone, anyone, who can just give him his money. But if Walker is an extreme incarnation of the revenge-driven noir antihero, the modern syndicate has been transformed into a world of paper jungles and corporate businessmen, an alienating concept to the two-fisted, gun-wielding gangster. Boorman creates a hard, austere look for the film and fragments the story with flashes of painful memory, grafting the New Wave onto old genres with confidence and style. Haunting and brutal, Point Blank remains one of the most distinctive crime thrillers ever made. --Sean Axmaker --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A terrific late 60s thriller. The story is very simple – a man (Lee Marvin) is betrayed by his wife and best friend who
shoot him and leave him for dead during a robbery they all commit together. Marvin spends the rest of the film
getting revenge, as well as trying to get his $93,000 back.

But where the story itself is simple, Boorman brings a dazzling array of stylistic conceits, many more normally at home in European art films
of the day, than in a Hollywood tough guy revenge story. Echoes of Godard, Bergman, Truffaut, and Antonioni - just to name a few – pull
one to look deeper into this story, the loose, sometimes confusing and elliptical structure leading us inside the character's alienation.

There have been many films starring the 'lone tough guy' but this is one about just how alone and lonely it is to be that guy, and how
pointless being an individualist can seem in a modern world, where even crime is run not by street-tough hoods, but by corporate types in
suits. "The Organization" here isn't the Mafia, but might well be any Fortune 500 company, and indeed the film acknowledges the darkly comic
absurdism of Marvin's quest for $93,000 from men to whom that kind of money is chump change.

In that sense it's a beautiful, dream-like study of the old ideal of the loner coming up against a modern world where the loner is no longer
the hero, or even the anti-hero. He's simply, sadly an anachronism.

The WB DVD transfer is pretty solid, but this film really screams out for a good blu-ray upgrade.
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Sometimes film reviewers get caught up in their excitement over something new or something old. At the time of its 1967 release, Point Blank was very different. It had a driven, bad man anti-hero. There was toss away violence (extreme for the time). There were really no nice people in the film at all: just a moody, existential environment for a country that had lost a popular president to an assassin's bullet as well as civil unrest because of the Vietnam War. But, looking coldly at the film now, it is very slow, rather overdone with stylish shots, and fairly crude with regard to characters that seem to occupy Hawaii/50 suits and Jackie Kennedy makeup. It's not that I don't like this film. It simply does not hold up next to several others around its time, including Bullit, Targets, The Laughing Policeman, and even some of the Dirty Harry movies. Look at the newest breed (The Usual Suspects, Report to the Commissioner [vastly under-rated film], The General [a great Boorman film], Reservoir Dogs, and Pulp Fiction) and the difference is clear. This may be a serious landmark of sorts, but not a great film.
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By A Customer on Jan. 13 2001
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If there's currently a film that needs to be rescued from vhs obscurity and be granted widescreen anamorphic dvd rerelease before it's too late, it's this one! On the surface there's plenty of action, but by no means is this is just another straight-forward action-adventure yarn. There's something else going on here. But the film is consistently, and cripticly, asking (and saying) what that something is. Is Walker (Marvin) alive or dying, or what? Is his story a fevered dream or a recalled memory? Clues as to which it could be are being dropped along the way. But just what do all the clues add up to...? If you like to think while watching a great movie then this one is definitly for you! Don't be swayed by reports of all acting and no plot, or vice versa for that matter--this film has depth. Depth in the narrative, depth in the acting (Marvin generates a volcanic core seething beneath an implaccable exterior and the combative exchanges between Marvin and Dickinson are quite unforgettable) and depth in the directing, which is as brilliantly subtle or provoking as it can be. In fact it's surprising how much is said directorially without any dialog at all. The vhs is barely adequate (much of the skillfulness of the directing evaporates when seen in pan&scan) but it will have to do until a widescreen dvd arrives. This is one of my favorite films! Better than "Payback" which, I think, is quite entertaining by the way!
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This classic crime film from John Boorman needs no more description when it comes to plot, style and quality: what fans of the 'Parker' series of crime novels by Richard Stark (aka Donald E. Westlake, who incidentally screenwrote 'The Grifters') will want to know is whether it matches up to the books.
'Point Blank' is based on 'The Hunter', the first Parker novel, since then retitled as 'Point Blank' in its book incarnation. In the film Parker is called Walker (for no apparent reason) bud it faithfully played by Marvin, who is the best screen Parker so far encountered. Although the script takes considerable liberties with the novel's plot at times, this is the film that gets closest to the cold, methodical genius of the parker we know and love from the novels. Robert Duvall's Parker in 'The Outfit' was hampered with a motivation the literary
Parker would never have needed (vengeance after his brother is killed) while Peter Coyote's Parker in 'Slayground' is hamstrung by a plot that veers millions of miles away from the book, which was utterly absurd as 'Slayground' is one of the most visuallly kinetic novels I've ever read (and I've read a couple of thousand) and still cries out for a faithful film adaptation. Mel Gibson in 'Payback'?...say no more. MG is a buffoon who lacks the gravitas to come anywhere near the effectiveness of one of the minor characters in any Parker novel, let alone the greatest antihero of them all himself. Finally, De Niro comes close to Parker in 'heat' (in which he plays a similar character) but his downfall comes through sentimentality, something the emotionless workmanlike Parker of the novels would never allow to cloud his judgement.
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