DEATH WISH 3
1985, Park Circus/MGM, 92 min, USA/Canada, Dir: Michael Winner

Charles Bronson reprises his role as Paul Kersey for a third time in one of the most over-the-top and gratuitously violent films ever committed to celluloid. Returning to New York (actually England pretending to be New York), Kersey discovers things are even worse than before when a crooked police chief (Ed Lauter) forcibly recruits the architect-vigilante to clean up the streets. With a 50-plus body count, non-stop action and Bronson's deadpan delivery, director Michael Winner pushed DEATH WISH 3 to absurd and excessive extremes; it remains one of the crown jewels of Golan and Globus’ Cannon Group empire.


THE JOKERS
1967, Universal, 94 min, UK, Dir: Michael Winner

Director Michael Winner’s dazzling (but rarely screened) satire of Young London features Michael Crawford (pre-“Phantom of the Opera”) and Oliver Reed as a pair of rich, freewheeling brothers making the rounds of posh parties. Their anarchic spirit gets the better of them - and a string of increasingly elaborate pranks results in their making off with the Crown.


I’LL NEVER FORGET WHAT’S’ISNAME
1967, Universal, 97 min, Dir: Michael Winner

In Michael Winner’s comedic critique of commercialism, advertising hotshot Andrew Quint (Oliver Reed) quits his high-paying job and begins anew at a small literary magazine. But Andrew soon realizes that expunging everything from his past – including his wife and multiple mistresses - is a tricky task. With Orson Welles, Marianne Faithfull and Carol White.


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