I like the movie, always have since they used to play it on tv back in the 80's with minimal editting, but times change and nudity portrayed on tv isn't allowed, nor it seems strong religious language in movies is allowed to be shown, except now when you get a dvd(thank goodness, but some movies won't be released without being editted for content like Death Wish 2). I tried to buy this as used and the new universal widescreen edition but got sent the older good times video company full screen version so shame on me for not just buying it new on sale with a larger order to save on shipping, but yeah, its a scarey movie for sure, with lots of nudity, violence, and catholic religious social issues. Seems this movie is really aimed at catholics, all about sexual promiscuity of her father, suicide attempts just cause she viewed him with two chicks(they didn't say they were hookers, not that I noticed), but hey, her father slapped her around for barging in on his "fun" and ripped off her crucifix(which I suppose every catholic knows means yer going to hell like if a guy causes a nun to go straight, I mean straight to bed with him and no longer a nun, or slapping a catholic priest), so I suppose that was enough to drive her to wrist slashing. But hey, her father goes to hell for it, but frankly the way the movie was going, if she or anyone in her family ever pleasured themselves, they were likely heading to catholic hell anyway. At least in the end, it seems there were the ghosts or spectors of murderers come up from hell. I thought it was a little too catholic for all the current and former sentinels to be former suicide attempters, but no adulters, no chronic self pleasurers(ha), or killers, or sinners, etc.
Hopefully watching and enjoying this movie isn't a sin that one could get tagged as a future sentinel for, ha, I mean, I can see the catholic dossiere records on me like in the movie if there ever was one, "hummm, enjoyed The Sentinel, collects war movies, mocked the actors playing priests in the sentinel, he thought the female actress just needed psychiatric counselling and not a murderous boyfriend and needed a father who obviously should have been even ashamed to even show a hooker his ugly dried out body, seems to be a 43 year old teenager at times, shocking, he's definitely a sentinel candidate", yup, I'm damned for sure, if I ever become catholic.
Speaking of sentinel candidates, the way the world is going, they are going to need folks to guard exits from hell on almost every street corner, that will be the job of future lawyers, I mean, they are damned to hell anyway and metaphorically blind(blind justice). Oh well, a few more lines like this and I'll be a blind cross holding priest guarding a gate from hell in no time, haha, so I better stop right here!
Another thing though, I am sure folks notice that our starlet did kill somebody, the private investigator whom she thought was her father, but hey, it was okay, he come to find out had been the contracted killer of her boyfriends' former wife whose death was ruled a suicide though her boyfriend actually had her killed so he could be with her, and oh, ummmm, he happens to be playing a lawyer.