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The Savage Is Loose (1974)

A husband, wife and their son are stranded on a remote island with no way off; as the son grows older, sexual tensions emerge.

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... John / Husband
... Maida / Wife
... David / Son
... Young David (as Lee H. Montgomery)
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A husband, wife and their son are stranded on a remote island with no way off; as the son grows older, sexual tensions emerge.

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In an almost unprecedented move George C Scott released this film in a unique way. He would sell the theatre a print and then split advertising costs with the theatre. The theatre would then keep all and any money they made when they showed the film. Scott was a major movie star at the time and this was a major effort to buck the whole system of how films were, and are to this day, distributed. Unfortunately the film did not find an audience but remains a daring attempt to change the way filmmaker and distribution work together. See more »

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Young David: Mother?
Maida: Yes?
Young David: Can we get married when I grow up?
Maida: Oh, David, you are such a funny child!
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Imagine of what if The Blue Lagoon goes to meet Predator as Cast Away but finds itself locked in an Interstellar.....
30 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

very rare you have films that go beyond the normal and the monotonous way of telling a story that cannot be told in a formal filmy way but still some crosses over and makes us think otherwise. so, is this film starring George C. Scott, who is also starring in the lead role as the man of a family of three that gets stranded on a island where tensions of different kind attacks them ultimately driving to an unexpected conclusion.

i think this one will makes others think it's a crossover between The Blue Lagoon (1980), Predator (1987), Alien (1979), Cast Away (2000) and Interstellar (2014) but if that makes your mind tick to watch this, let it be that way. but overall, it's a film that uses more of what happens if this occurs and foretold by Sigmund Freud through Freudian methods of what goes between a male child and his mother or vice-versa. everyone acts normal as the story demands but still if we leave incongruities out, we have a film that needs a revival and re- visitation because if this one gets made today, chances are a franchise will arise. but unfortunately, you are having nothing of this film out in the market where its wiki page and other sources are telling that it is out of print since it was condemned and could made it to halls to get noticed. if you are looking, then go to those who keep rare films, they might have it somewhere un-dusted.

at last, this one is a good one to watch not bringing fallacies of stretching a story too long but also not going new anywhere.


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