Friday 21 September 2012

DVD review: The Wind (Video 1987)

The setting is a magical fortress city in Greece. The perfect backdrop for a new murder-mystery novel -- and a real murder. But it´s not Sian Andersson (Megan Foster) who´ll write the plot. It´s the wind. An enemy and, perhaps, a friend. The Wind is written by Fred C. Perry and Nico Mastorakis who also is the director. The acting is pretty good, most of the flick is a kind of cat and mouse game between Meg Foster´s character and Phil (Wings Hauser) as she attempts to flee him. Robert Morley is great as Bogie, the landlord. The camerawork and editing is good, the setting is skillfully used by the cinematographer and it looks great. Creaky, fluttering shutters and the constant sound of the wind helps to create a nice creepy atmosphere. The soundtrack, by Hans Zimmer, is great. There no gore or T & A in this.
The Wind is also known as The Edge of Terror.
This review is based upon the region 1 DVD release from Omega Entertainment and is distributed by Image Entertainment.
Rating: 5½ out of 7. I enjoyed this. The Wind has plenty of style, it is atmospheric and suspenseful.  It´s definitely worth a watch


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