FRENZY was Alfred Hitchcock's penultimate film--and the first film he'd made in England in 20 years. Based on an Arthur La Bern novel, the film focuses on many of the same motifs that Hitchcock had obsessively examined throughout his life's work: the wrong man theme, doubling (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 not as well-known as his other films, FRENZY marked a striking return to form for the famed director. Anthony Shaffer's script is excellent, and Jon Finch brings distinctive qualities to his role as the classic Hitchcock man-accused hero.
- The story of Frenzy: making of documentary
- Art gallery
- Theatrical trailer
Release Date: 17 October 2005
Certificate: 18 - Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18, by placing an order for this product you are declaring that you are 18 years or over.
Screen Widescreen 16:9 Anamorphic
Languages English ; German - Dolby Digital (2.0) Mono
Subtitles English for the hard of hearing ; German ; Swedish ; Danish ; Finnish
; Dutch ; Norwegian
Duration 1 hour and 50 minutes (approx)
Interesting film, all the better for being made here
I found it refreshing to see Hitch working in England again. Usual dramatic moments and superior camera work.