Saturday, July 10, 2010
DEATH WISH (1974)
Yes, the grand-daddy of all revenge flicks. The one they've been remaking over and over ever since. It couldn't be a more simple plot. A mans wife and daughter are attacked and brutalized. Of course the thing that makes it special is that man is Charles Bronson. He portrays such a likable charismatic guy that you can't help but cheer him as he blows away mugger after mugger. It's also amazing to see Jeff Goldblum as the Jughead-hat wearing would-be rapist who sticks his cock in Bronsons daughters face. It spawned 4 sequels each one getting more and more ridiculous as they went on. Check it out for a sleazy slice of 70's New York.