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Review Wanted: "Brute Force" (1947)

Old 03-31-00, 06:21 PM
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Can anyone give me a review of the DVD of the 1947 film noir, "Brute Force", starring Burt Lancaster? Since I can't find it to rent anywhere (even on VHS), I'm looking for a review of the film as well as the transfer.

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Old 04-01-00, 07:36 AM
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Gamblor,

Brute force is an above average noir, with an interesting story and a few well placed plot twists. Overall, the performances led by lancaster are good to very good. I did not pay attention to the quality of the transfer, with a 1947 vintage I guess the fact that the transfer did not intrude in my enjoyment of the movie is what's most important. If you tend to like the 40s and 50s crime and noir films I think you will enjoy Brute Force.

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Old 04-01-00, 06:57 PM
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I guess I'll have to pick this one up. I am obsessed with film noir. Unfortunately, it's hard to find a place that rents a lot of films in the genre (even on VHS).

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If you have any other recommendations on film noir (especially lesser knoen titles), do me a favor and pass them on to me. List them here or email me.

Of course, that also goes for anyone else who stumbles upon this post.

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Old 04-02-00, 07:48 PM
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Gamblor,

The following is a list I posted on March 12, in response to an earlier request you made. I hope it helps.

While I'm not sure just exactly what makes a movie "noir" a few suggestions in adiition to those already listed;
Naked City
Farewell My lovely
The Big Combo
Suddenly
D.O.A.
Brute Force
Killers Kiss
The Stranger/Cause For Alarm
Key Largo
The Killing
Night Of The Hunter
T Men/Raw Deal/He Walked By Night
The Hitch-Hiker

If you enjoy the Noir genre here are a few newer movies available on DVD that you might enjoy;

Crying Game
The Usual Suspects
The Trial (the 1992 version is available now and the original is to be release in March or April)

Dark City
Last Man Standing
Clay Pigeons
Retroactive
Albino Aligator
Murder Of Crows
Palmetto
8MM
Gingerbread Man
U Turn
Kalifornia
LuLu On The Bridge
One False Move
Lured Innocense
Goodbye Lover
Road Ends
The Spanish Prisoner
Bound
Deep Cover
After Dark My Sweet
The Crossing Guard
Things To Do In Denver When Your Dead
Leaving Las Vegas
Red Rock West

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