There are no reviews or comments yet. He is particularly tough on his long-suffering corporate major domo Steve Fulton James Franciscus , who must endure Wendell's cynical comments and outbursts. A teaser trailer and trailers for other Kino Lorber releases round out the package. Advertisement Starring Sybil Danning, Fritz Weaver, Robert Mitchum, Michael Anderson Jr. Smith does well enough as the focus of the usual gaslighting mechanics while Connors, Franciscus, and Mitchum stick around long enough to pick up paychecks. No subtitles or captioning options are provided.
Difficulties arise when the investigator ends up being much better at his job than she originally expected and he may or may not have some ulterior motives of his own. But when it seems the missing man has returned from the dead to claim justice, the deceitful wife could very well become the next victim of her own double-crossing. Their marriage is a loveless one based on mutual convenience: he gets a trophy wife he can parade around as arm candy and she gets a lavish lifestyle and funding for her charity. Kino Lorber have detailed their upcoming Blu-ray releases of Ted Post's thriller Nightkill 1980 and Joseph Kane's noir drama The Man Who Died Twice 1958. The film is sprinkled with other interesting actors and performances. He tells the understandably panicky Katherine of his game plan: they will secrete Wendell's body in a large freezer inside the house, then collect a briefcase containing a million dollars that is being stored at an airport locker and fly off to another country so they can live the high life together. Berger and Thompson also discuss Ted Post's career in detail and accord him justifiable praise that mainstream critics never did.
Kline who reveals that Post did insist on normalcy in the visual rather than flourish. The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. The Sons of Katie Elder. Mitchum is his usual cool-as-a-cucumber self as the detective who may or may not be who he claims to be. She becomes more terrified when she finds the lover dead as well.
There is also a recent extended interview with Jaclyn Smith who also gives her candid opinions of the movie. . In the film's only absurd scene, a car that appears to be driven by her dead husband pursues her in a dangerous chase that she narrowly escapes from. Katherine is tempted to alert the authorities, but ultimately decides to go along with Steve's plan. The woman seems anxious about her husband's disappearance but in reality knows more than she is letting on about his whereabouts--it was she who helped her lover murder him and then dispose of the body. Tagline: Your throat dries, heart pounds, flesh crawls and you panic.
However, she is frustrated by her loveless, sexless marriage and has taken up a secret torrid affair with Steve Fulton. A police detective suddenly shows up at her door. The two releases will be available for purchase this November. Things quickly take a turn, however, when Steve takes it upon himself to poison Wendell with an untraceable drug developed by their biochemical division, intending to take Wendell's D. However, she becomes terrified when she finds the lover dead as well. She goes through the arduous task of disposing of her husband's body in an abandoned mine shaft but later believes she sees him alive in various places. Synopsis: A simple love affair becomes a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.
He milks some suspense out of a sometimes cliched script that borrows too much from other sources. She resides in a hilltop mansion and is the toast of the town because of a charitable foundation she has founded. Katherine Atwell has come up with a foolproof plan: she will kill her rich husband, have her lover take his place, and no one will be any the wiser. When she opens the freezer that once held her husband's body, she gets another shocking surprise that I won't reveal here. Jaclyn Smith, then riding high from her long-running role as one of Charlie's Angels, is cast as Katherine Atwell, a socialite living in Phoenix and living what appears to be a charmed life. Trouble is, she hasn't factored stetson-wearing investigator Donner into the equation, and when he gets wind that something is wrong, there's little that can put him off the trail.
In pointing out thrillers upon which Post might have drawn from, the commentators more or less provide a list of films with which the viewer's time is better spent. Thus, the Kino Lorber edition is probably the first opportunity to see the original cut of the film, as it apparently was not released to theaters. Cinematography by Jack Marta Steven Spielberg's , Paul Wendkos'. They add a breezy and fact-filled runthrough of the film's somewhat tortured history. Without having given Katherine any advance warning, Steve had poisoned Wendell.
Starring Jaclyn Smith, Robert Mitchum, Mike Connors, James Franciscus, and Fritz Weaver. Storyline: A woman's lover poisons her cruel husband, a rich businessman, in front of her. Jaclyn Smith gives an outstanding performance as the harried and distressed protagonist. When she tries to escape the results of her actions, she too falls victim to deception. Blu-ray Extras Include: Interview with Star Jaclyn Smith Audio commentary by Film Historians Howard S. He shot in a basic style that didn't allow for distractions from the action on screen. Some movies like Nightkill: Dying Room Only 1973 , Death Valley 1982 , Farewell, My Lovely 1975 , Too Scared to Scream 1984 , The New York Butcher 2016.
She hires a world-weary private eye Robert Mitchum, The Ambassador to find her missing husband, but fails to inform the investigator that she knows full well the whereabouts of her husband. One sunny afternoon, Katherine, Steve and Wendell are gathered in the Atwell's living room. Weaver and Danning are slightly more colorful characters but used to little effect. Katherine has come to hate her husband. Extras include an audio commentary by film historians Howard S. The Arizona locations are a refreshing change of pace and the film keeps a zesty pace under Post's direction, right up until the rather surprising ending which some viewers may find unsatisfying. Steve makes a drink for his boss, who promptly keels over and dies a painful death.
Adding to the pressure is a bothersome detective Robert Mitchum who shows up at awkward times and asks increasingly awkward questions about her husband's whereabouts. The Kino Lorber Blu-ray contains a commentary track by film historians Howard S. With Donner poking around, Katherine tries to keep herself together, but it seems as though Wendell might not be dead and is saving a dark and stormy night to take his revenge. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and suspense films with plots about murder, deadly, crimes, investigation, serial killer, blood and mystery mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Crime genres. Mike Connors excels at playing against his good guy image as a rotten lout, Fritz Weaver has an unusually flamboyant character to play as a snobby lawyer who has the hots for Katherine, even though he is married to her best friend Sybil Danning in a role that refreshingly doesn't require her to doff her clothes. Jaclyn Smith had hoped it would launch a successful big screen career but when the film was sold directly to television, her hopes were dashed. When Steve doesn't show up for their planned getaway, Katherine begins to worry.