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Old 19-04-2007, 14:15   #1
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The Most Dangerous Game

So after seeing a discussion on modern wilderness films such as Severance my attention was drawn to The Most Dangerous Game.

Criterion have released it, a fair few years ago but it can be had very cheap and looks like something I'd enjoy.

Anyone care to comment on the film and also the Criterion disc...

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Excellent, exciting, film - I'm a sucker for anything Joel McCrea - and a surprisingly good transfer considering it's an early Crit - they'd repair those reel change markers now, but they aren't that intrusive.

Shot concurrently with King Kong; you can have a game of spot the sets!
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What John says. I love it. Leslie Banks is great too, hamming it up as the loony Count Zaroff.

The DVD looks good but more extras would have been nice. IMDB also claims that
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The film was originally 76min long. Some excess gore like scenes with the trophy heads was cut out of the release making the film shorter.
Be fascinating to see, although I doubt the footage still exists.

I'm also a fan of the 1956 sort-of remake Run for the Sun with Richard Widmark and Jane Greer. Hope it gets a DVD release before too long.
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