confession was a fake, and Kegan's girlfriend really was a magazine editor and not a deep-cover agent. Elizabeth Taylor appears uncredited as one "Lola Comante. sinister millionaires, William Richert's sumptuously-produced film takes on dead-serious issues Packaging: Keep case The outrageousness of Kegan Snr. Elizabeth Taylor appears uncredited as one "Lola Comante." My friend's friend had no choice but to make The reason I'm unfamiliar with Winter Kills probably has more to do with how relatively disconnected we all were in 1979, that and the fact that there was no theatrical release listing for the UK. Richard Condon's The Manchurian Candidate, in the stylish but methodical hands of John I know he was about in California in 1978/9 as he featured in Spielberg's 1941 speaking his native Japanese. but most are one-scene one-shots. If you know the Kennedy story in any detail, you will find lots of obvious and deliberate parallels. As a reviewer (or more accurately at Cineoutsider, a supporter of cinema), you may know something is up with the production when during its three-year delivery period one of its two producers is executed by the Mafia and the other goes to prison for 40 years for drugs offences. The Trial - essentially the same guy, only secure in his little dynasty of power. This kind of weirdness can have a kooky Lewis Carroll / funhouse Staring Belinda Bauer, Eli Wallach, John Huston and Dorothy Malone. with a flip semi-comic style that's never dull. Each fingers the other as the arch-fiend responsible for He remarks that the Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor divorce was notable for how much one wanted to leave to the other. Let's just say things do not go either smoothly or in any way whatsoever predictably. About. In this director's cut of the 1987 cult classic, four hapless bank robbers bury their loot and attempt to hide out in a deserted desert town, but very soon find out that the town is not really deserted. Erin Gray peppered here and there as various sultry callgirls, adding more spice to the director's Directed by William Richert. It is, however, maddeningly difficult to follow. If we're On a scale of Excellent, Good, Fair, and Poor, There is still genuine enthusiasm and love among those who participated in this most unusual film. With disinformation mastermind Anthony Perkins pulling the strings, who can tell? I'm looking at you, Brad Dexter. "WINTER Kills," which opens today at Cinema 2 and a number of other theaters, has been advertised with the slogan "Something funny is happening in 'Winter Kills.' In fact, "Winter Kills" teems with offbeat characterizations that might flutter off into self-absorbed zaniness if not for Jeff Bridges in a competent everyman role. His father is played by the incomparable John Huston who when he's not directing classic Hollywood fare, he's playing some of the nastiest bad guys around. Perhaps in my arrogance, I ignored it (it bombed rather badly on theatrical release and being swiftly withdrawn by its distributor didn't help its commercial prospects) or I simply never made contact with it. Even God gave him a break after he rallied against the heavens at bad weather given a second chance at finishing the film. Lessons: never be the powerless fall guy; don't trust selfish, decadent movie stars. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 May 2014. When an icon like Mifune steps on-screen, audiences take Richert mentions actress/photographer and ex-wife of Anthony Perkins, Berry Berenson. Bob Grimm Las Vegas CityLife. on hand to talk about the cinematography (how he thinned out fat-faced Liz Taylor with a trick lens DH. Anchor Bay's DVD of Winter Kills is an exciting presentation that surrounds the 'Wild Bill' Richert on Winter Kills by Richard T. Johnson is a 1982 career-wide interview that excerpts Richert's time writing and directing the film. Winter Kills rates: Bridges jams his dressing gown on, leaves frame right and then we cut to a series of seven shots of Nick galloping on a horse (can one gallop on anything else?) Richert hired him on the cusp of global recognition and he doesn't disappoint. I prefer the original theatrical ending because the future seems more promising. throwing a bag over the audience's head and pushing it down some dark stairs. It wasn't long before we had 'visitors' in the form of white-haired men in dark glasses, white shoes and natty In 1976, he'd not yet achieved that level of acclaim but he'd already shot John Boorman's Deliverance, Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye and Spielberg's debut feature The Sugarland Express. Savant has another take on the Liz Taylor fur coat scandal. King of Japanese cinema at the time, Toshirō Mifune, turns up in a blink and you'll miss him cameo. British label, Powerhouse Films’ Indicator Series, is releasing Director William Richert’s Winter Kills (1979) on a limited edition 4K Blu-ray. Answering machines were futuristic devices the size of two shoe boxes in 1976 (when shooting started). There are 10 press photos, a synopsis and 19 pages spread over 9 screens of production notes, details of the actors and crew, and notes on the script. Many years later the assassinated President's half brother, Nick, an oil tanker captain is presented with a heavily bandaged man who claims to have taken the second shot and knows where the rifle was stashed. told later in the film that some of Kegan's crazy adventures, such as his absurd tank-battle politically-polarized America. Winter Kills opened to positive (if at times querulous There were quite a few weeks worked without payment but both cast and crew seemed to be on a mission to finish the project. ", Next up is The Unmaking of Winter Kills, taken from four sources, it charts the extraordinary path of the film's budget. to intercede and get the coat back. still and art galleries, trailers She had to change jobs - happily, to production design, where she's But then it's attached to a film that defies simple description so God knows what Jarre made of it. with anyone else's little problems, like going to jail. 2, The docu and voiceover help us appreciate the film's sterling production values, with Vilmos Zsigmond A failure when first released, Winter Kills fared somewhat better when director William Richert arranged to rerelease the film through his own company and restore several scenes that had been cut by its previous backers. It's the first film to actually declare bankruptcy with a cast and crew that would set you back 50 million today before you loaded a single 35mm film magazine. Sadly, what this means is a drama / action film made by the comedically inept. character. Several, like Elizabeth Taylor, are barely in a couple of shots 1. Perkin's Cerruti is an excellent reverse of his 'K' in Orson Welles Then there's Maurice Jarre, probably one of the top three composers of that era. people, even movie stars, with loose tongues? Perkins performs the kind of inspired cameo that makes you shake your head he couldn't have broken free of the "Psycho" mold. Perkins First time director William Richert sounds like one of the nicest guys in Hollywood, a man who was smart enough to surround himself with so much tested talent in front of and behind the camera, so that whatever he ended up with would have been interesting. "Winter Kills" exemplifies this. Radio spot (30") really cornered, and therefore shouldn't do what he does. A failure when first released, Winter Kills fared somewhat better when director William Richert arranged to rerelease the film through his own company and restore several scenes that had been cut by its previous backers. With Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach. It should have been at the very least one of the most infamous Hollywood movies of all time. each. More Dark Comedy, Drama and Thrillers DVDs available @ DVD Empire. Richert maintains that as a young man on his first film, he wanted to surround himself with tested actors and technicians. Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Anne Billson, archival accounts of the making of the film, Richert on Winter Kills, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits DRAMA; The brother of an assassinated US president reopens the case on a rumour of conspiracy. Winter Kills is at once, surprising, baffling, exhilarating, labyrinthine, simplistic and exciting. Winter Kills (1979) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. luxury, from the corporate oil tanker to the swank hotel suites and snooty restaurants. There could be no take two. There is a scene in the film that is almost a microcosm of the film in miniature. Most cineastes can make a good stab at humming both Lawrence of Arabia's main theme and Lara's theme from Doctor Zhivago. play real war games in real tanks. Then there's production designer Robert Boyle. with the beautiful backdrop of Death Valley in wide shots and closer ones. She said that when the production shut down, Liz refused to return the coat. Through a silo filled with contracts, past a giant room loaded with beeping computers, men in white lab coats, and a ping-pong table, on top of a scaffold beneath a giant picture of Earth sits an impeccably tailored Anthony Perkins, insistently pulling strings attached to the most powerful men in the world. Director But it was simply too early to fully capture the public I'll leave you with teasers… Cinema a la Rembrandt, casting a bookstore assistant, using the 'N' word as being right for a certain character and Richert's final remark that he's thankful to Anchor Bay (DVD distributors in 2003) who were "…smart enough to release it.". His larger role was cut due to illegibility issues. Savant can't judge if the dissatisfaction with Winter Kills is because of the impenetrability Verified Purchase. at some level make sense. the assassination - Huston was forced by Perkins to live his sultan-like life of excess, it seems. I wasn't aware that the crew were only one week away from finishing the shoot when the Hollywood union IATSE shut down the production. The Parallax View, Winter Kills is I love how he gives his all to the part, flouncing around with an open bath robe, not seeming to give two hoots how he appears at the age of seventy-three in scarlet budgie smugglers. Nick Kegan is played by an impossibly young 'Dude', aka Jeff Bridges. (Mr. Arkadin), Orson Welles' story about a corrupt tycoon who uses a hired detective to help Possibly the tail end of the first wave of paranoid conspiracy films that grew from the spy caper Separately and together in a pair of extra interviews, Richert and Bridges That's Winter Kills in a nutshell. The first two concentrate on the broader ambitions of the film comparing it to the source novel while Philip French's rave is surprising but welcome. I looked forward to this dvd and was quite happy when it arrived promptly, as usual, so my disappointment had nothing to do with the merchants or suppliers - it was simply that it was a rubbish film, badly acted. There are only minor instances of graininess; otherwise, it's flawless. needs - on golf courses, in hospital rooms. It strings together most of the principal conspiracy  'theories' that popped up in the wake of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. that is flatly impossible to follow or appreciate on a first viewing. Bellicose John Huston as Kegan's Machiavellian, overbearing father is fun to watch, as is the (The President's Analyst) and found its highest point in of its story, or Richert's sometimes inadequate direction. The engagingly likeable Jeff Bridges spends much of his time on was proven false when unions shut down the show, spreading fear and loathing among its (previously It ends on the following quote which would have got me curious if not exactly lining up on opening day…, "The picture is both mad and weirdly plausible, and a manic energy conceals gaps and inconsistencies.". that only barely got made. 88%. the rules of the plasterer's union. Jeff Bridges' Nick Kegan moves in a world of fantastic spoken) and then assume he has something important to contribute. Arrow presents the theatrical version of this Best Foreign Picture Oscar winner in 4K Ultra HD. Huston apparently wore his same 'bikini' in a meeting with the director. The maid fussing over the unmade bed suddenly rushes at Nick on the snowy balcony, thrusts a bed sheet over his head and tries to hurl him off the building. That appears to be what's A political Alice Through the Looking Glass populated by stereotyped gangsters & Richert was in his early 30s on his directorial debut and almost every story about the making of the film reflects well on him. 1973's literal Executive Action had made the killing a plot by right-wing Texas millionaires, credible enough. Richert proudly says that Toshiro Mifune's tiny bit is valuable - if John Huston's valet is the Behind the camera, it was the same story. version. A vast computer network (yawn) is the center of a conspiracy of intelligence that Jeff Bridges stands as normal enveloped by a whirlwind of caricatures and overblown situations. Screaming Flower is a wild psychedelic safari exploration of Simbal Karma born in New York, USA. Seventeen years later, when paranoid conspiracy thrillers had already worn out their welcome, I have to admit only getting all this on a second viewing. Winter Kills. It actually gets a bit scary: how A final aside - genre fans can see femme favorites Tisa Farrow, Candace Rialson, Camilla Sparv, and Erin Gray peppered here and there as various sultry callgirls, adding more spice to the director's very male … And, no. handsome set; I'd only seen the film on television and I think this is the first widescreen video There is nothing quite like relationships formed in the heat of shooting a film. leopard coat from a top Pronounced 'Rich-Ut', the writer/director dives in with a Gatling gun torrent of information from his adoration of Maurice Jarre (and yet in the 'director's cut' the front title is replaced with a well known piece of pomp and circumstance music, Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clarke. Ah. Boyle's association with the 'Master of Suspense' is a feather in both his and director Richert's cap. The relationship between father and son in the film is best illustrated by an extraordinary segue and one imagines an expensive one. Despite how you might feel about the finished project, there doesn't seem to be any question of how committed the cast and crew were to this real oddity. on her feet. The DVD looks extraordinary – I was simply stunned by the quality of the transfer. Berenson has a bit part in Winter Kills (as a morgue attendant) but is probably more morbidly famous as being a victim in one of the crashed planes on September 11th 2001. The characters are hard to care about (as most are caricatures) but this doesn't take too much away from one's enjoyment. Visually, the The transfer of Winter Kills is beautifully-enhanced and brings out the full impact of every 3. Reportedly intoxicated at all times, ex-Cowboy star Richard Boone nevertheless delivers a performance on take one. feel lost. They were forced to suspend the shoot for what turned out to be years. hand, along or at least exact justice for the unlucky witness, should he get knocked off. that what we do, write, and say is irrelevant, than perhaps Winter Kills is dead-on accurate. The poor assistant wardrobe person was stuck in the middle, threatened with legal action by the 2 talking about this. He rented a house just so he could pretend to live near Jeff Bridges (unfurnished he had to sit in the sink) and the lady on the bike is his first wife and of course (he says as if it's the most natural thing in the word) she was intended to be in the first scene shot in space as she was an angel descending to Earth but "…it was never shot." As mentioned the cast is just jaw-dropping. That isn't at all the Beverly Hills furrier. effect we get when watching the film. Winter Kills opened to positive (if at times querulous I still missed it. even more. "Winter Kills" exemplifies this. knew the assistant wardrobe person who, as part of her job, personally signed for the borrowed He gives us the gen on his experiences with Elizabeth Taylor, Sterling Hayden and Richard Boone. Anne Billson's piece on the film is an informative scene setter. It has plenty of details not featured in the extras so is well worth a read. This, however, is the only predictable element of this mesmerizingly mazelike yarn. furrier. Behind all the fancy plot footwork, the rest of the film is cartoonishly obvious. This is how the planet runs in Winter Kills. There's so much fine work in Winter Kills, it's hard to know where to begin. Full Review. This, however, is the only predictable element of this mesmerizingly mazelike yarn. Richert rewrote scenes and cut out expensive locations to complete the film. Copyright © var now = new Date(); document.write(now.getFullYear()) MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. very male-oriented 'vision'. Directed by William Richert. Must have led a sheltered life. On 1941, we miniature makers made our own molds for a number of models against Josh Olson trailer commentary (2013): short critical appreciation (3' 29") Fourteen. Nick visits his ultra-wealthy father who seems disinterested in the new information. Well, that's certainly true. interview with the Sterling Hayden character, were staged to deceive him. impenetrably Mabusian Anthony Perkins. Assumptions are made of the past too. lack of sinister ambition sets him apart from everyone else in this overpopulated picture, and Bridges' A man with the will to kill his own sons to get ahead, and the power to cover up anything, isn't sufficient to bridge Reviewed: March 22, 2003, 1. 's wealth and power spars with an heir who takes the wealth for granted but not the venal immorality surgically stapled to the power. There are new and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. As directed by William Richert, Winter Kills offers a dark comic take on political intrigue, which proves to be a welcome compliment to the genre’s other offerings. He knows everything but he's not telling. Winter Kills is a 1979 American black comedy film directed by William Richert, based on the novel by satirist Richard Condon. Drama 1978 1 hr 37 min ... Director. with other cast members like Belinda Bauer, to tell the story of an independent that The skyscraper showdown at the end has Perhaps this was the result of the shoot starting with enthusiasm and gusto in 1976 and then being broken up by money troubles and union issues. In the re-issue Richert replaces the opening cue (see Commentary Review) makes some trims, adds some more Elizabeth Taylor and inserts a new ending which is presented here as a 4:3 bleached out video blow up as no surviving film materials exist of this scene. It contains all the craziness of the film in which it features while giving a flavour of the whole in one small sequence. Blu-ray: Winter Kills (1979) Based on the novel of the same name by Richard Condon, Winter Kills is one of those films that Indicator excel in: a ‘lost’ film, unfamiliar yet on watching you can’t believe you’ve never seen it before. First time director William Richert sounds like one of the nicest guys in Hollywood, a man who was smart enough to surround himself with so much tested talent in front of and behind the camera, so that whatever he ended up with would have been interesting. Movie legends have bizarre walk-ons; when Elizabeth Taylor has no lines and is on-screen | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use. This is a none too rare instance of the movie being smarter than the reviewer. soft-porn) producers. The negative aspect of this is that you can't care for any of the characters as much as you might in a more conventional film. the truth of the assassination. Kenny leads us through the novels and films that explored the subject and as far as I can tell, he's pretty comprehensive. Here he's required to speak English, which the revered actor learned phonetically. If there was one aspect of the Kennedy story I hadn't any knowledge of, it was how his father, Joseph might have had a hand in putting his son on the US throne as it were. (note: This is second-hand info, 25 years old) Return, Review Staff | About DVD Talk | Newsletter Subscribe | Join DVD Talk Forum went wildly off-course. Wait a minute… Huh?" It's natural in a conspiracy film that nothing can be trusted. Robert Sterling Producer. The original mono audio is fine and legibility is ninety-nine per cent. Sadly, what this means is a drama / action film made by the comedically inept. He's the nominal centre of the action, the puppet jerked around by circumstance and characters all looking out for themselves. The film holds a score of 87% on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes based on 15 reviews, with a rating average of 7.04 out of 10. Two presentations of the film: the 1979 Theatrical Cut (97 mins) and the 1983 Reissue Version (91 mins) Fred C. Caruso Producer. Pa Kegan has just bullied his son to play detective. impressive Mifune, he reasons, think how powerful Huston's character must be. a wildly disjointed thriller about the vain attempts of a brother of a slain President to get to First of all, there's Vilmos Zsigmond, the acclaimed Hungarian born cinematographer who won an Oscar for his work on Close Encounters and a year later, a BAFTA for his cinematography of The Deer Hunter. The stories of Union 'organizers' shutting down the picture are little impact and seems rushed, and (spoiler) John Huston's exit goes against the nature of the Some of the cuts were plain wrong, like the tanks. an unprofessional pariah of herself, by begging an established Hollywood costume legend who knew Liz, The show has a fabulous cast, all doing fine work that largely serves to confuse things It's just that these days everything is so safe, so anodyne and so correct. Really? more or less, from the superior The Kremlin Letter. about 30 seconds, we begin to wonder if Winter Kills is a digest version of an original Though technically a work of fiction, Winter Kills (1979, R) is the maddest and most entertaining of Kennedy conspiracy thrillers, a wild kaleidoscope of clashing theories directed with wit and performed with gusto by an astounding cast. Original theatrical trailer (3' 16") At first I thought he was galloping off to another house where his father would be. Salt is a 2010 American action thriller film directed by Phillip Noyce, written by Kurt Wimmer, and starring Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Daniel Olbrychski, August Diehl, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.Jolie plays Evelyn Salt, who is accused of being a Russian sleeper agent and goes on the run to try to clear her name.. This is a joy from start to a particularly lovely finish. Unfortunately, its purposely splintered storyline, and its minefield of Director Richert's reasoning was that he didn't want to embarrass Mifune (so he got cut out). Sound: Excellent jinxed show with fascinating documentation. The Richard Boone delivered Winter Kill quote is: "They will run you dizzy. Things Happening in Secret (2020): critic and writer Glenn Kenny explores the history and legacy of conspiracy thrillers (30' 56") Attempting a synopsis of this particular film is like herding cats in fog blindfolded while bungee jumping but I'll give it a go… In the early 60s, a sniper murders the President of the United States and the sniper is subsequently gunned down a day later by a man with a precious stone surname (sound familiar?) I have never known a Hollywood film quite like Winter Kills and while that may be a positive thing (any outlier is welcome in these days of corporate conformity, cookie-cutter sequels and formula following) the movie itself defies pigeonholing. Finally, there's Eli Wallach who took on the Jack Ruby role in the mirrored Kennedy story. happening here, with Nick Kegan's every contact getting killed soon thereafter (or so we're told, by be a con or a fake, and everything we hear is a lie. This extra includes 27 colour behind the scenes shots followed by 11 Front of House Black and White Stills with the first signed by John Huston and another showing the sexual clinch between two naked actors now oddly clothed. It's curious that it's almost the opposite effect in 1917 where each well known face almost removes your from the full experience of the film. Video: Excellent Winter Kills Director's Cut. After finding it, Nick's aides are all murdered in ridiculously quick succession. She outlines the historical broad strokes and presents details of the cinematic environment that Winter Kills was about to be dropped into. Customers Who … It whips through the entire movie leaving nothing to the imagination (if you know the film). unreliable sources). he knows, is the failing of both conspiracy movies, and real-life conspiracies as well. The writer and director William Richert is simply not very good and in HIS directors cut, … The conversation it may stimulate will be just as entertaining. and only served to muddy the water. Robert Boyle talks about the crew's enthusiasm for the project, which was Winter Kills on DVD (013131213195) from Starz / Anchor Bay. Winter Kills is an extraordinary oddity that may all be down to the source material by novelist Richard Condon. A final aside - genre fans can see femme favorites Tisa Farrow, Candace Rialson, Camilla Sparv, and zing, but most of the time we waste our time concentrating on story details that are purposeful The all-star cast turn in fun performances, Winter Kills A failure when first released, Winter Kills fared somewhat better when director William Richert arranged to rerelease the film through his own company and restore several scenes that had been cut by its previous backers. Take it seriously!" Every time it attempts to be funny or hip or quirky, it simply becomes ridiculous. Hayden's ridiculous chin beard simply adds more cream to the whole surreal chocolate éclair. RS. secretly controls, it seems, the destiny of the country. Leonard Goldberg Producer. (2003): retrospective documentary on the making of the film, featuring Richert, actors Jeff Bridges and Belinda Bauer, director of photography Vilmos Zsigmond, and production designer Robert Boyle (37' 51") Master cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond's work is beautifully rendered, and Robert F. Boyle's production design is compulsively interesting. Lang knew that a few papers in a safe deposit box will stop the baddies cold (The Big Heat), The hero, whose rich family seems to replicate its own original palatial apartment in hotels (and one hospital) all over the world, is trying to loosen a tight knot of a conspiracy theory while being frustrated at not being able to contact the love of his life. 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