Victim Five

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REVIEW

Ex-Tarzan Lex Barker is a fish-out-of-water private eye hot on the trail of a duplicitous murderer in this mid '60s thriller from production legend and alleged vice ring operator/Soviet spy Harry Alan Towers. Scripted by the prolific Peter Yeldham (from a story by Towers), shot in South Africa and co-starring a woefully miscast Ronald Fraser as a louche, libidinous police inspector, Victim Five is a divertingly watchable curate's egg of a film, sporting a heady mixture of linguistically-challenged European actresses, hard boiled dialogue and stampeding ostriches.

Victim Five

Luxuriously shot in Techniscope by cinematographer (and future director) Nic Roeg, Victim Five is far and away the best looking film that Towers of London ever produced. Roeg's innate visual stylings, Easy Listening king Johnny Douglas's cool score and the gorgeous Cape Town scenery ensures that, though the plot is hardly an original one, the whole thing looks so good that it keeps you watching right through to the end.

Steve Rogers

Victim Five

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Former Tarzan Lex Barker, Walter Rilla and Ronald Fraser star in a mid-sixties British thriller that takes full advantage of its spectacular South African setting, showcasing sumptuous imagery from cinematographer Nicolas Roeg. Blending breathtaking scenery, action and romance, Victim Five is available here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements. Victim Five was released under at least two additional titles – Table Bay and Code 7 Victim 5! – and this new transfer of the main feature includes the latter, though the original UK titles are included as a special feature.

When a millionaire’s beloved valet is slain, suave American PI Steve Martin is hired to find the killer. His investigation takes him to Cape Town, where he learns the murder was linked to a group of Nazi prisoners of war who never returned to Germany; vertiginous car chases, knife-wielding assailants, sharks, lions and stampeding ostriches are just a few of the perils he encounters in his search for the truth!

SPECIAL FEATURES
[] Original UK titles
[] Original US theatrical trailer
[] Promotional material PDF

Victim Five


Reference
7953923
Barcode
5027626392345
Classification
TBC
Number of Discs
1
Picture
2.35:1 / Colour
Sound
Mono / English
Subtitles
None
Region
2 / PAL
Time
84 mins approx