Directed By: Scott Derrickson
Starring: Ethan Hawk, Fred Dalton Thomas, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone
It’s really difficult to bring something to a genre that is stagnating, the last time director Scott Derrickson did this was back in 2005 when he directed the Exorcism of Emily Rose and while it wasn’t a good film it still tried to be at least effective. The director then went on to try his hand at Sci-Fi with the Day the Earth Stood Still and again it wasn’t a really good film but it tried its best and that seems to be a rule of thumb when it comes to how Derrickson directs. So can he buck this trend that he is on or are we getting another film that tries it’s best but ultimately fails at the last hurdle.
From 1982 comes this fantastic gem of a movie that YOU STILL CANNOT GET ON DVD! and it’s near impossible to find on VHS if you still have a player to watch it on! Directed by John Frankenheimer (Ronin), The Challenge (or Equals as it’s known in some countries) stars Scott Glenn as a man hired to recover a prized family heirloom, by one half of a Japanese family headed by two quarreling brothers. The prized posessions? A pair of Samurai Swords.
WARNING: THIS MOVIE IS RATED 15 IN THE UK AND ‘R’ IN THE U.S.
Not sure how this has been put up, but definately recommend that everyone catch this while they can!