Death Wish 1974
1974's Death Wish was made at the height of Hollywood's obsession with anti-hero films. Charles Bronson, in a role that would firmly cement his status as a major star, plays dyed-in-the-wool liberal Paul Kersey. A successful architect, Kersey is a happy family man with a beautiful wife and a newly wed daughter. His upper middle class New York lifestyle seems idyllic until one afternoon when three street punks (one of whom is played by Jeff Goldblum in his first big screen role) attack his wife and rape his daughter. By the time Kersey arrives at the hospital his wife has died from her wounds and his daughter has slipped into deep post-traumatic psychosis. Kersey tries to deal with his loss in a number of ways including redecorating his condo and going on a long work related trip. Nothing seems to help though until a client takes him to a shooting range and inadvertently awakens Kersey's vengeful rage. Upon returning to New York Kersey starts an extended killing spree aimed at the hoods and crooks he encounters on the streets.

BD25 | 1080p AVC | 01:33:26 | 20.3 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director: Michael Winner
Cast: Charles Bronson, Hope Lange, Vincent Gardenia
Country: USA