Kidnapped (1997): Standard Edition Remastered [Blu-ray]
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The premise of the film is four criminals rob a pharmaceutical companies payroll during which the getaway driver is killed. The three remaining killers flee to a parking lot taking hostages, one of which they kill in order to escape. Afterwards in order not to be spotted by police in a familiar car they pull off and take more hostages this time a middle aged man and a sick child. At this point the films been a violent crime film. When it gets in the car the film is basically centered on the drive of the criminals and their hostages. Whats good in the film despite minor flaws is that even in its form (neither Rabid Dogs or the re-edited Kidnapped was completed with Bava's support due to circumstances which earned its "lost" status until recently) its a really well assembled suspense thriller building its tension slowly. As tensions in the car rise and victims plead for their lives even the criminals begin to turn against each other. One wants to rape the woman hostage, while another goes along with what ever happens while the leader is more concerned with just getting to their destination. There are moments in the film that to me were great in a transgressive way that newer films couldn't even come close to topping. And in the end, I don't want to ruin it but if you get into the plot as much I did it will definitely suprise you. I was totally blown away by the film. One thing also is the feeling of anger that seeps from every frame.Read more ›
A: You don't.
If someone was to suggest that a Rembrandt painting
be touched up here and there, that individual would
I guess film art has been compromised
by an opinion that it is only mindless entertainment
and therefore subject to mutilation.
nb: I like mindless entertainment :-)
If Mario Bava is the great genius of cinema that he is nearly
universally claimed to be, and he is, why alter his work?
Both movies are on this DVD, so you don't need to decide
which one you want before making a decision to get a copy.
That is as it should be in the world of DVD's and Anchor Bay
does it right, as usual.
*** contains spoilers***
"Rabid Dogs" is a great and relentless action movie,
from start to finish.
One of the ancestors of "Reservoir Dogs" of more recent fame.
If you want happy endings and answers to the meaning of life,
"The Last House On The Left" (original)
is a philosophical meditation compared to "Rabid Dogs".
The cover insert states that "Rabid Dogs" has been given
a newly created opening credits sequence.
It is great, but what was the original one?
This movie fan wants to see it.
The music for "Rabid Dogs" is amazing. Just right.
Tense, edgy rock music with distorted "fuzz" guitar
that starts at the opening credits and underlies the movie's action.
"Kidnapped" uses generic atmospheric symphonic music
appropriate for a ladies tea party. WTF?!Read more ›
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Three homicidal maniacs murder two and kidnap three innocent people. Then they drive around in a car for 90 minutes, along with the cameraman, for 90 minutes while the hostages... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gregory Bennett
A must-see for every Mario Bava fan. Feels like a dark Sam Peckinpah flick. The movie wasn't finished or released for twenty years but thankfully was restored and put out on DVD in... Read morePublished 6 months ago by James Hancock
I usually watch movies and work at a desk. it was alittle slow in developing
and lost interest.
It doesn't features the original 1972 version and the 1972 original dubbing...Published 16 months ago by Andrea Baleani
I like the movie, very good, it start out quickly and kept up the attention from start to finish. ThanksPublished 21 months ago by HHunter502
If you want to watch a movie where a group of thugs grab three people and drive around in a car for 90 minutes, this is the one to see.Published on January 22, 2014 by J. Roscovius
Four men rob a pharmaceutical company of its payroll. Armed and dangerous, they get the cash, killing anyone who tries to stop them. Read morePublished on January 7, 2014 by Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein
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