lördag 7 november 2009

The Light at the Edge of the World (1971)

Adventure. USA/Liechtenstein/Spain/Switzerland. Starring Kirk Douglas, Yul Brunner, Samantha Eggar, Fernando Rey, Aldo Sambrell & Luis Barboo. Directed by Kevin Billington.

DVD: Image (USA). English language. Widescreen. Very good quality.

Very special, slow but intelligent and very well-made adventure film adapted from the little read Jules Verne novel Lighthouse at the Edge of the World - haven't read it myself but it's from his later, more pessimistic period. Kirk Douglas plays a lighthouse keeper whose island is taken over by a band of ruthless pirates and gives one of the finest performances of his career. I love this film - one of my favorite Verne films! 4/5

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