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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

Daring, flawed with some wonderful writing

8/10
Author: Dan Hopkins (dan1967) from Bath, England
15 September 2004

Zastrozzi Channel Four's (not FilmFour) most expensive production outside of Brookside. A dreamlike adaptation of Shelley's first Gothic novel of the same name over 4 hour long episodes; Episode 1 ; "Capture", Episode 2; "Conspiracy", Episode 3: "Seduction" and Episode 4: "Murder". The production will be remembered for one of Max Wall's great performances and an early appearance of Tilda Swinton. The plot is typically Gothic all seduction and death, but it's the writing for the small parts that make it most memorable as they witness tragedy unfolding. Daring in its conception and delivery it was slated by the critics, who didn't want such risky output from Channel Four. Shame.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

Daring and memorable...

Author: loujudice from USA
9 June 2012

Dreamlike and otherworldly in many ways, this was a fascinating film - and I remember it from watching it 25 years ago. Amazing set design, excellent acting and great writing and direction. I was also impressed by the memorable musical track, including source recordings, for example in the cafe scene. My only complaint is that I would like to see it again, which has proved very difficult...

Has this film ever been released on DVD or any other media? I remember it from it's run in the US on Channel Crossings on PBS, but have not been able to find it anywhere and would love to see it again.

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