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Death Line (1972)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: Aug 26, 2003

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Running Time
1 hour, 27 minutes

Country UK

Studio American International Pictures

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• Death Line
• Raw Meat (1973)
• Tunnel der lebenden Leichen (1972)
• Deathline

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Genre: Horror, Cannibals, Cult Classic, Mutants, Slasher, Psychos, Tragedy, Detectives, Monsters

Plot: A young couple spy a sickly drunk in the London's underground railway system. The man is discovered to be a displaced member of British high society and his story leads to the unearthing of a literal underground society. The British police (led by character actor Donald Pleasence) follow a trail of tube station crimes and stumble upon a group of former underground rail construction workers who were trapped in a tunnel collapse during the Victorian era. Those who survived have gone to extreme needs to survive, including cannibalism, and now must be stopped by the authorities.

This artfully constructed slasher film has retained a cult following since its brief theatrical release in America in 1973. Gary Sherman (WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE) intended the scuzzy, atmospheric work to be an allegory for the collapse of the British caste system and the changes this

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external linkA decent movie, but too boring for my tastes. I expected more cannibal action and instead got a whole lotta talkin'. Not recommended unless you really dig cannibal flicks, but if that were the case I'd recommend Cannibal Apocalypse. 5/10

 Directed by
Gary Sherman
Poltergeist III, Dead & Buried, Wanted: Dead or Alive
 Written by
Gary Sherman
The Glow, Poltergeist III, Dead & Buried
Donald Pleasence
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Christopher Lee
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Norman Rossington
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David Ladd
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Sharon Gurney
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Hugh Armstrong
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