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Hitchcock returned to London for was his penultimate film, a brutal serial killer drama that proved the veteran still had the edge.
Police drama 1972 116 mins
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock’s penultimate film saw him come full circle and return to the London where he made his name. His most brutal film, about a serial strangler on the loose in Covent Garden, Frenzy could arguably be seen as Hitchcock’s attempt to remain relevant in the wake of the 1970s surge in movie violence, but if anything in remains one of his most characteristic films, complete with suspense scenes, wrongfully accused men, virtuoso camerawork and dollops of gallows humour.
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Ingeniously plotted and twisting whodunit that leaves Alastair Sim baffled as to the identity of the killer.
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Featuring Jon Finch
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Science Fiction 1973 86 mins Director: Robert Fuest
Wild adaptation of Michael Moorcock's novel about a playboy's search for the lost designs of the perfect self-replicating human.
Featuring Alec McCowen
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Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
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Crime 1948 81 mins Director: Alfred Hitchcock
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Crime 1964 130 mins Director: Alfred Hitchcock
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