Point Blank (Blu-ray) (1967)

  • Web Code: M2212340
  • Other formats: DVD
  • Release Date: 07-08-2014
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Overview

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.
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.
Theatrical Release Date 1967
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1

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  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Dramas
  • Distributor
    Warner Home Video
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    92
  • Picture
    (unknown)
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Subtitles
    English, French, Spanish
  • Closed Caption
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Blu-ray Disc Features:

    Region [unknown]
    Note: Commentary by director John Boorman and filmmaker Steven Soderbergh
    Vintage featurettes The Rock Part 1 and The Rock Part 2
    Theatrical trailer

    Widescreen - 2.39
    Audio:
    DTS HD Master Audio - English, Spanish
    Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
    Theatrical release: August 30, 1967.

    Shot on locations on Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, and in Los Angeles, California.

    Director John Boorman and actor Lee Marvin also worked together on HELL IN THE PACIFIC the following year.

    Boorman claims that on a day when, as a relatively inexperienced director, he reached the set with no idea how to shoot a given scene, Marvin noticed his confusion and quietly told him to take his time setting up the shot. He then feigned hungover incompetence, stopping the shoot until he saw that the director had a handle on the set-up, whereupon he returned to his sobriety, and Boorman proceeded to shoot.
  • Release Date
    07/08/14
  • Theatrical Release
    1967
  • Rating
    Not Rated
  • Format
    Blu-ray Disc
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    30 Day(s)

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Total Film 06-01-2000 "...[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
Empire 03-22-2013 5 stars out of 5 -- "Marvin is exceptional."
USA Today 02-12-1993 "...A cult film....In a class with BONNIE AND CLYDE..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
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  • from Ice Station Zebra
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Point Blank

In John Boorman's 1967 Neo-Noir vengeance film, POINT BLANK, Lee Marvin portrays the ever cool Walker. A man on the hunt for his 93 grand from a heist in which he was swindled by his partner. This blu treatment of POINT BLANK is pristine and the sound cooks as Johnny Mandel's score and Phil Lathrop's photography are provided their propers. Don't be square - pick up this underlooked, yet newly respected classic from the late 60s. It's very cool cinema.


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