Ice Blues - A Donald Strachey Mystery
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Indeed "Ice Blues" is a very riveting Detective/murder/mystery film on one (1) disc running 84 minutes. The film finds Strachey and his partner, Tim Callahan along with Strachey's office manager(and would-be crime-solving partner), Kenney confronting some very unsavory characters including crooked lewyers, dope dealers, child pornographers all willing to maim Strachey and Tim to get some money back that was given to Strachey's boyfriend Tim for a "good" cause. Tim gets to "play" detective and as a result is in "mortal danger" with Don Strachey, of course, coming to his rescue in his usual very tough manner. Yes, this film kept me well entertained with its fabulous "Peter Gunn" type soundtrack. Sepia-toned film color, shadowy filmed figures, wonderful direction and, most of all, great acting. I am just glad that the "powers that be" finally released "Ice Blues" in this country because it entertained me greatly. I loved this DVD.
Really, where else do you see anyone remotely like this kind of gay guy on screen?
Part of the credit goes to Richard Stevenson's writing, and a lot of it goes to Allen himself, who is terrific. A real pleasure to watch.
When it comes to plot and secondary characters, however, my enthusiasm slows. There's a repetitive quality to the situations in Stevenson's novels: victims, often young and gay, abused by powerful, often closeted and conservative, men. His latest book, "Red & White & Black & Blue" seems to be a reworking of the child-abusing bishop and the leathersex-loving closeted politico in "Third Man Out", with some drearily predictable gay histrionics about Tea Party politics added in. I'd say that Strachey-as-character is his great creation, while the narratives are not always up to par.
Strachey, Nava and Justice are intelligent, courageous, sweet, tough, sexy and flawed. What more could you ask for?
I only wish here! had made more movies to view because I haven't found any more gay detectives on dvd. HEAR HERE!
Oh, the jazzy soundtrack is kicking! thanks to music by Peter Allen and Vincent Mai.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I like the acting of Chad Allen. A very good movie from the here channel. It is worth owing.Published 12 months ago by Rene Krammer
I own the entire series. Chad Allen is amazingly great in this movie. The mystery is mixed with very believable intimacy between Donald Strachey and his partner Timothy. Read morePublished 20 months ago by bhh1020
if you like great acting and action you found it only thing is on the first there was a dog it is not here
this movie shows talent has no limit to what it can do
Arrived on time and I love the old time feel of the Strachey mysteries. Richardson's characters are a detective & political worker who happen to be Gay and also in love, long... Read morePublished on March 1, 2014 by Saundra Farmer-Wiley
I really enjoy the Donald Strachey Mysteries. They are well crafted and always have some surprise revelation to add into the continuing stories involving Donald Strachey P.I. Read morePublished on February 9, 2014 by Zieggy
Ice Blues (2008). Rated "R". Running Time: One hour, 24 mins.
Directed by Ron Oliver. Written by Richard Stevenson, Ron McGee. Read more
great movie well written but you no there gay why do you have to keep telling yourself that but still good moviePublished on January 7, 2014 by teddy