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#1 templer1972

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 05:41 AM

Found this rare Roger Moore film on youtube,,,,great small movie with superb music score...

Edited by Dustin, 15 August 2012 - 09:06 PM.
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#2 Odd Jobbies

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:45 AM

Wow, that's a rarity, i'm sure! Great find.

It's an impressive cast, with Elliot Gould and the great Rod Steiger (my personal fave Rod performance is in Leone's 'Fistful of Dynamite')

And an end line that's an instant classic, in that it's unintentionally pretty funny!

Can't bring myself to watch it all the way through as it's dire in bite-size chunks, but these guys have mortgages to pay :)

Edited by Odd Jobbies, 15 August 2012 - 09:47 AM.


#3 jaguar007

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:53 PM

I have the VHS of that movie somewhere, but have not watched it since the 80s. If I recall it is not a bad thriller based on a Sidney Shelton novel and also features David Hedison.

#4 SecretAgentFan

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 06:18 PM

Sorry, but I do not think a movie on Youtube is legal. Please do not post this.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:03 AM

What in gods name did I just watch? A brilliant film let down by one of the most redundant twists I've ever seen. Shame, it was a solid 4 star right up untill the last half hour.

#6 Dustin

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:09 AM

I've never seen the film but must confess I liked the book a lot.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:30 AM

The Naked Face (1984)

Roger Moore stars as Judd Stevens, a widowed psychiatrist suspected of murdering one of his bisexual patients. After a while, more bodies start to turn up and Stevens finds himself the prime suspect in a murder investigation. However, things take a turn for the worst as Stevens is forced to go after the people behind the murders after several attempts on his life.

To start off with, Roger Moore is probably one of the most underrated actors in the latter half of the 20th century. Here Moore takes the role seriously, and once again shows a different side to his acting ability, as previously seen in 1970’s ‘The Man Who Haunted Himself.’

A slowly paced film, ‘The Naked Face’ is marketed as a deep psychological thriller, which successfully keeps you enthralled right up until the 70 minute mark. It’s a lovely piece of cinema, not only showing a rare side to Roger Moore, but actually creates a character you’re behind the entire way, and do really care for.

The film is far from bad. The problem with it is, that has a perfect build up to something that doesn't warrant 4 murders. When the twist comes, you’re left speechless, not with shock, just with bewilderment, as something so violent has happened just to cover up something so simple. I've used this word a lot lately, but it just feels redundant. A great film, ruined by something so pointless that you can't help but feel dissapointment.

★★★

Edited by Mharkin, 16 August 2012 - 06:31 AM.





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