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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jay Taylor, Aug 22, 2002.
What are some movies available on DVD that deal with vigilantism and revenge?
I Spit On Your Grave
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Quick and the Dead
(Hmmm both westerns have similar revenge/flashback themes)
High Plains Drifter
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Star Trek II-The Wrath of Khan
Dirty Harry - hasn't been mentioned yet.
Tim Burton's Batman centers around vigilantism and revenge - albeit in the context of a comic book superhero.
To be released on DVD next week: Last House on the Left.
Does Thelma and Louise count?
Almost every single Martial Arts movie ever made
Mystery Men...albeit lighthearted
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Darkman...maybe all comic book superheroes are technically vigilantes, but this definitely is revenge/vigilanteism
There's a phenomenal movie dealing with this theme from last year - in fact, one of the better movies from last year - but telling you what it is would certainly constitute a spoiler...
In the Bedroom
City of Industry with Harvey Keitel and Famke Janssen.
I would recommend William Lustig's VIGILANTE, now available in a spruced up Anchor Bay/THX approved DVD. Hell of a DVD.
I also recommend VIOLENT CITY with Charles Bronson, also from Anchor Bay. Great disc!
Best of them all (well, to me, anyway) is DAY OF ANGER, starring Lee Van Cleef, available only from Wild East (www.wildeast.net). Great freakin' movie!
I just saw a great little flick called "The Business of Strangers" starring Stockard Channing and Julia Stiles which dealt with revenge. Very interesting movie.
On a lighter note, I have always enjoyed "Addicted to Love" as far as revenge movies are concerned.
Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I have a few of those DVDs already but will check out:
And one not mentioned:
Get Carter (1971), starring Michael Caine. It's the story of a hired killer's return from London to his hometown, a gritty town in England, to investigate and avenge the death of his brother.
P.S. Thanks for not suggesting Revenge of the Nerds.
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover.
Includes a VERY memorable scene of revenge at the end.
My all time favorite Charles Bronson film.
Oh yeah! How could we forget Mr. Majestyk! I had trouble finding this movie at IMDB until replacing the “ic” with a “yk”.
Apparently it’s only on VHS at this time. Does anyone know if and when this will be released on DVD?
The Crow! I can't believe I didn't think of that one since it is one of my favorite films. Too bad the others are such drek...