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Death Wish: The Complete Collection (5 Discs)

Released on 11 January 2009

Featuring: Charles Bronson, Hope Lange & Vincent Gardenia

Format: DVD | Rating:

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Death Wish: In this explosive story of revenge and urban violence, Charles Bronson plays Paul Kersey, a bleeding-heart liberal who has a change of opinion after his wife and daughter are violently attacked by a gang of thugs in their apartment. His daughter is raped, and his wife is raped and murdered. Bronson then turns vigilante as he stalks the mean streets of New York on the prowl for muggers, hoodlums and the like.

Death Wish is a violent, controversial film that is frank and original in its treatment of urban crime and the average citizen's helplessness in dealing with it. Herbie Hancock wrote the musical score and Jeff Goldblum makes his big screen debut as one of the thugs.

Death Wish 2: Vigilante Paul Kersey now lives in L.A. with his daughter, who is still recovering from her attack, when street gangs threaten his family and unwittingly spark off a terrible plan of revenge...

Death Wish 3: Paul Kersey, New York architect and part-time vigilante, comes to LA to visit an old friend. Instead, he must avenge his death by fighting youth gangs.

Death Wish 4: Paul Kersey, LA architect and part-time vigilante, is fed up with violence and wants a quiet life. However, when a friend's daughter dies of an overdose, he has no choice but to go to war on the drug dealers.

Death Wish 5: New York's garment district has turns into Dodge City when mobster Tommy O'Shea muscles in on the fashion trade of his ex-wife Olivia Regent. Olivia is engaged to Paul Kersey, who provides a sense of security for herself and her daughter Chelsea. Olivia isn't impressed when Tommy tortures her manager, Big Al, so Tommy hires an enforcer named Freddie Flakes, who is a master of disguise. Freddie dons women's clothing to follow Olivia into a ladies' room, where he smashes her face into a mirror, causing permanent disfigurement. In the offices of D.A. Tony Hoyle and his associate Hector Vasquez, Paul and Olivia vow to see to it that Tommy is prosecuted. Later, Freddie and two of his men disguise themselves as cops, infiltrate Olivia's apartment, and shoot Olivia dead. Now Kersey is ready to take things into his own hands. Kersey follows Tommy's thug Chickie Paconi to the Paconi family bistro, where Kersey kills Chickie by lacing his cannelloni with cyanide. Next, Paul tricks Freddie out of his fortress-like home and blows him up with a rigged ball. After dispatching the corrupt Hector Vasquez with a gun concealed in a doll, Kersey discovers that D.A. Hoyle is in cahoots with Tommy. Using Chelsea as bait, Tommy lures Paul to Olivia's factory for a confrontation.

customer Reviews

 Average rating (5 reviews)

 A Movie with a ethical issue as well as delivering quality

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Now I am sure that most would have heard of the first Death Wish movie and to be honest they are all in the same genre but Bronson delivers a cracking performance as the VIGILANTE.... Now the first is obviously the best of the five (keep a look out for a young Jeff Goldblum) but all five movies give something and the fourth has to be my second favourite. We all like the underdog to win and as a Welsh Rugby supporter for years we had our underdog years and when the worm turns we all cheer and shout. Basically the movie is bad guys making peoples life hell and hurting the wrong guy and that guy turns out to be Paul Kersey a mild mannered Architect who learns how to be a cool minded avenger of evil. Bronson smoulders like a lit firework that you think has gone out when all of a sudden he lets the bad guys know that he means business.

So after viewing all five movies they are great late evening viewing and will warm the inner self knowing that the good guys sometimes get their own back in the movie world. I guess we all want a superman but the moral and ethical issues soon raise its head when the movie has finished.

Enjoy a great night with your fish and chips and a can and sit back and enjoy a mans film before the arrival of all those computer graphics and bombs and blasts........ A man with a gun was good enough for Clint Eastwood and Charles Bronson and its good enough for me......

 Stick this on your DeathWish list

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When the first of the Death wish series came on the scene back in the 70's there really hadnt been anything like it.Sure there was the spate of more violently realistic action movies coming along like Dirty Harry etc,but none really captured that feeling that if we're honest we all harbour and that is,if someone was to threaten our way of life and family we would Pull out a gun and BLAM!!!!.The film spawned many copycats and not just in the film world.Real life vigilante shootings throughout the world were blamed on Death Wish,and to that you have to say The seed of an unhindged mind has surely already been planted in these nutters heads and it doesnt take a film to make them do what is already in them.Anyway enough preaching.The films did vary in quality as the series progressed ,each one becoming more cartoonlike in their execution(pardon the pun)with part three looking more like a high budget episode of The Equalizer than a part of the franchise and part four being the franchise version of Rambo.The final entry part five still holds together quite well with a brilliant villian in Michael Park and the beautiful Lesley Anne Down.It compliments the series very well following more the path of the early films rather than the GUNG HO 3 and 4.I have to say though,how can you go wrong with Charles Bronson? whose presence alone thrusts the movies forward bringing us five Highly Entertaining action films that if you dont get something from....well you're already dead.

 Stick this on your DeathWish list

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When the first of the Death wish series came on the scene back in the 70's there really hadnt been anything like it.Sure there was the spate of more violently realistic action movies coming along like Dirty Harry etc,but none really captured that feeling that if we're honest we all harbour and that is,if someone was to threaten our way of life and family we would Pull out a gun and BLAM!!!!.The film spawned many copycats and not just in the film world.Real life vigilante shootings throughout the world were blamed on Death Wish,and to that you have to say The seed of an unhindged mind has surely already been planted in these nutters heads and it doesnt take a film to make them do what is already in them.Anyway enough preaching.The films did vary in quality as the series progressed ,each one becoming more cartoonlike in their execution(pardon the pun)with part three looking more like a high budget episode of The Equalizer than a part of the franchise and part four being the franchise version of Rambo.The final entry part five still holds together quite well with a brilliant villian in Michael Park and the beautiful Lesley Anne Down.It compliments the series very well following more the path of the early films rather than the GUNG HO 3 and 4.I have to say though,how can you go wrong with Charles Bronson? whose presence alone thrusts the movies forward bringing us five Highly Entertaining action films that if you dont get something from....well you're already dead.

 The Complete Death Wish Collection

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Excellent set of films very enjoyable bought for my father in law but we've all enjoyed them

 Excellent Buy

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Bought this gift as a gift for my father and he absolutely loved it. Delivered very quickly and in excellent condition, with many thanks.

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ActorsCharles Bronson, Hope Lange, Vincent Gardenia, Steven Keats, William Redfield, Stuart Margolin & Jeff Goldblum
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LanguagesEnglish - Dolby Digital (5.1)
SubtitlesDutch
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.