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Frenzy (1972)

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Release Date
Jun 21, 1972 (USA)
DVD Release Date
• R1: Mar 6, 2001
• R2: 21 Apr 2003

Budget $3,500,000

Running Time
1 hour, 56 minutes

Country UK

Production Companies
Universal Pictures

Studio Universal

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Genre: Crime, Thriller, Murder, Suspense, Serial Killer, Detectives, Police, Prison, Black Comedy, Disturbing, Investigation, Escape, Political, Psychos

Tagline: From the Master of Shock! A Shocking Masterpiece!

Plot: FRENZY was Alfred Hitchcock's next-to-last film--and the first film he'd made in England in 20 years. It was based on an Arthur La Bern novel and focuses on many of the same motifs that Hitchcock had obsessively examined throughout his life's work: the wrong man theme, the doubling theme (in which one person acts out the repressed violence of another), and the general public's thirst for sex and violence. Hitchcock had made films featuring Jack the Ripper-type killers before, including THE LODGER in 1926, a silent movie about a series of murders in London and a mysterious man who appears to be guilty of the crimes. In FRENZY, Hitchcock goes mod with this blackly comic story about a sex criminal--the Necktie Killer--plaguing post-Carnaby London. An innocent man who is suspected by police as the murderer must fight to nab the real perpetrator and clear his name. Though lesser known, FRENZY marked a striking return to form for the famed director. It was also his first R-rated picture. Anthony Shaffer's script is excellent, and Jon Finch brings distinctive qualities to his role as the classic Hitchcock man-accused

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 Directed by
Alfred Hitchcock
Psycho, Rear Window, North by Northwest
 Written by
Anthony Shaffer
The Wicker Man, Sleuth, Death on the Nile
Jon Finch
Kingdom of Heaven, Death on the Nile, The Tragedy of Macbeth
Alec McCowen
Gangs of New York, Never Say Never Again, Henry V
Barry Foster
Maurice, Ryan's Daughter, The Wild Geese
Billie Whitelaw
Quills, The Omen, The Dark Crystal
Anna Massey
The Machinist, The Importance of Being Earnest, Possession
Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Vanity Fair, Oh, Heavenly Dog!, Keep the Aspidistra Flying
Bernard Cribbins
Blackball, Picassos äventyr, The World of Suzie Wong
 Music By
Ron Goodwin
Where Eagles Dare, Force 10 from Navarone, Village of the Damned



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