'Duffer' (1971) is a rarely seen cult British movie that has languished in the vaults of the British Film Institute for the best part of forty years until they decided to release it on DVD/BluRay for the first time last month. It's a black and white movie set in a declining Notting Hill with pretty much no dialogue spoken by those taking part in it. Almost everything is spoken as a commentary by Duffer, a lost teenage boy whose life bounces between homosexual and heterosuxual worlds. This movie anticipates David Lynch's 'Eraserhead' by five years.
- Stars:Kit Gleave, Erna May, William Dumaresq, Lisa Doran, Marcelle MacHardie, Bogomir Rampre, Anthony Lambert, Traute Kraus, Jean-Pierre Roche, Marie-Jeanne Savigny, Simon Peters, Miriam Kutas, Ann Kincaid, Johnny Lockwood, Maria Gomez,
- Director:Joseph Despins, William Dumaresq,
- Writer:William Dumaresq
'Duffer' (1971) is a rarely seen cult British movie that has languished in the vaults of the British Film Institute for the best part of forty years until they decided to release it on DVD/BluRay for the first time last month. It's a black and white movie set in a declining Notting Hill with pretty much no dialogue spoken by those taking part in it. Almost everything is spoken as a commentary by Duffer, a lost teenage boy whose life bounces between homosexual and heterosuxual worlds. This movie anticipates David Lynch's 'Eraserhead' by five years. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Duffer torrent reviews
(br) wrote: An long winded, drawn out film about an underwhelming dilemma that will only affect small children and animal conservationists. The acting is fine, but the story wasn't compelling enough to keep my interest.
(de) wrote: This was ok... It kept me interested..
(es) wrote: Definately a sleeper. Moved slow but somewhat morbid. Doubt I'd watch this again.
(ag) wrote: This is a quiet movie but everything in it is particularly strong!!!! James Marsden is hot as always!!! :)
(nl) wrote: Wow! Para empezar, qu historia tan bella. Nostlgica y romntica en su contexto. Pese a las adversidades el amor siempre existi entre los dos adultos y tambin entre sus 3 hijos. Pese al dolor, salieron adelante y pese a todo permanecen unidos. La fotografa wow, hermosa gracias tanto al elenco como a las locaciones. Y la direccin de cmaras muy acertada, una edicin adecuada, sutl. Resultado final: una obra de arte.
(br) wrote: Okay it has a few issues but man the performances are good and story is very engaging. This movie is better than the Hitcher (new and old).
(kr) wrote: took me this long to watch one of my beloved movies sequel that basically did what Beverly Hills cop 3 did, made a mockery of the awesomeness of its two predecessors.
(mx) wrote: In my review of Sharky's Machine (which actress Rachel Ward also was in) I noted that a crusial plot twist was borrowed from the 1940s Film Noir classic Laura. This film doesn't lift a crucial plot twist from a 1940s film noir classic; it is a 1980s remake of a film noir classic. The film being remade is 1947's Out Of The Past with Jeff Bridges in the Robert Mitchum role, Rachel Ward in the Jane Greer role, and James Woods in Kirk Douglas role. Jane Greer, from the original, is on hand to play Ward's mother along Richard Widmark (who wasn't in Out Of The Past but was in so many other Noirs) playing Greer's business partner. Instead of playing a cynical private investigator, Jeff Bridges is a cynical pro-football player whose injuries have sidelined his career. Since this movie was directed by the director of An Officer And A Gentleman, the studio execs downplayed the Neo-Noir aspects of the plot and emphasized the romantic relationship between Bridges and Ward's characters. The VHS of this film featured the photo of its attractive costars embracing on a beach, and the Phil Collins promotional video only hints at the murder and mayhem in the plot. Hey, this is a 1980s Neo-Noir with James Woods playing the heavy, there is going to be murder and mayhem. Worth a look, but do check out the original film this is based on...
(ag) wrote: my granpa was in this movie as one of the motorcycle riders
(fr) wrote: My how far we have fallen. Sloppily assembled out of bits and pieces from every Hellraiser movie before, this movies is just one big thing of confusion. And New Pinhead likes to make silly faces and lakes the sophistication Doug Bradley brought to the role. I will give it credit for having an interesting premise in the spirit of the first two movies, two college-age kids looking for "the experience", even though it's utterly ruined by bad acting, bad writing, and all-around bad film-making. This movie would have been SO much better if the script was given a good once over. The elements seem to be there, but they didn't develop then thoroughly enough. Also doesn't help that it seems Paranormal Activity is leaking into other moves now. Upper-class white suburbanites and hand-held anyone? Coming fresh off this movie, the only solace I can find is the fact that it was only made so that Dimension could keep the franchise rights.
(es) wrote: Unrelentingly depressing and motivationally weak as written. Kind of a mess! Circumstances out of order for virewer to believe Maud's actions. Had she lost her son before all the suffragette meeting it would have made sense. A mother would not jeapardize her child. And hello? How was a woman with her backgroud educated? Messy
(br) wrote: A dark, comic tragedy. Party games bring out the worst in hosts and guests, as truth is slowly revealed throughout a drunken night. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are perfect here as the dysfunctional husband and wife who share a hatred and a weird love for each other. Their various interactions and pointed quips at each other are a joy to watch. Mike Nichols does a great job directing the film, his disorienting camera work helps to bring the audience into the madness of the movie. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is a powerful film that deals with themes of reality and fantasy. It's a must-see.