#reactflix Final Cut: Death Rage (1976)

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While I am familiar with several of Yul Brynner’s films, this movie I had never heard of or seen before. It’s a strange tale of an ex-mob hitman who finds out the identity of the man who killed his brother and travels from the US to Italy to avenge him. The majority of the story is Brynner’s character infiltrating a group of influential mobsters with a horse racing backdrop instead of other more typical “mob mansion” scenarios. This movie has a lot of the typical things you’d expect from a film in that era. The film is very vibrant, even when it was slow at times I still found myself enjoying the backgrounds and wardrobes of the era. The music is fun and helps provide a layer to the psychedelic tones of the film. While the action can be just as humorous as the dialog at times, the easy to follow revenge storyline made it easy to just kick back and enjoy.

If you are a fan of Yul Brynner or a 70s action/exploitation fan I’d say add it to your watch list.


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