This feature is a dramatisation of the events that took place in Boston, USA
in the 1960's, where a killer was on the loose taking the lives of women
throughout the city. Even worse, police were not coming any closer to solving
the crimes due to the problems caused by having jurisdictional lines
throughout the different areas of Boston.
at this time that it was finally decided to share knowledge and resources
under the command of one man. It was this elite strike force that by clinical
methods eventually found the strangler and then the hard work truly began! You
see, the strangler isn't who he thinks he is. Yes you read that correctly.
movie plays like a documentary and the thing that really drew me to it was the
fact that director Richard Fleischer used a number of camera techniques to
storytell that I have not seen in a movie done during this period. Using split
panels, almost in comic book fashion, the story comes together through a
sequence of events, culminating in one single climatic picture.
recommend this film to fans of murder thrillers. It's quite dated but if
younger viewers can get over that and the dated dialogue, it's a really solid
piece of storytelling with a somewhat shocking end, made all the worse by the
fact that it's true.
little grainy but in really good shape. The film is presented in 2.35 ratio
and for the most part is nice and clear. Overall viewing quality is more than
is possibly the weakest part of the disc. It appears that the audio has
possibly been cleaned up on account of pops and hisses, however the result is
simply that the audio is dead quiet and then flairs up a bit when someone
speaks. It sounds okay, however it is disconcerting to go from nothing to all
of a sudden audio.
There's nothing here! Unfortunately they didn't make a habit of setting aside
or creating extras back then :)