Sudden Fury (1975) (BLU-RAY/DVD REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Brian Damude
STARRING: Dominic Hogan, Gay Rowan, Dan Hennessey
RATED: UR/REGION A/1:85/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 2
AVAILABLE FROM Vinegar Syndrome
Fred and his wife Janet have been experiencing problems in their marriage. But when she refuses to help him fund the building of a rural resort and, subsequently, reveals that she’s had an affair, Fred snaps, staging a car accident on a country road and leaving Janet for dead. What seems like a perfect crime, disguised as an accident, is spoiled by the unexpected arrival of Al, an innocent passer-by who, in his attempt to save Janet, quickly finds himself fingered as the most likely suspect in her murder…
Sudden Fury shows us what might just be the world’s worst husband as he tries his best to make sure his wife doesn’t live to see the next day after she refuses to give him money and admits she cheated on him. His plan would go down without much of an effort if it wasn’t for our film’s unlikely hero who walks into the situation and then gets involved in a deadly cat and mouse game with our crazy husband. I don’t know for sure what genre and all that you’d want to toss Sudden Fury into, but this is a damn fine movie and I enjoyed very much from beginning to the end. You got a slimeball bad guy here that you just want to see get his for what he is doing but in a movie of this nature you just never know how things will go and that’s what keeps you invested the most in this. Yeah, you could say some of it might be a little far fetched and our characters aren’t always using the most logic, but it’s still enjoyable and I think it’s one people should take a chance on if you haven’t seen it.
This movie at times can offer up a bit of a bleak and helpless feeling, which is probably going along hand in hand with how our characters are feeling at times. We have a disaster taking place out in the countryside with no help in sight. The plot is a creative one and I was often wondering just how this one would wrap-up and even when that happens we have stuff that keeps you thinking about it. Sudden Fury is from Canada and is probably one of the best movies from there that you’ve never heard of before. It doesn’t come with a lot of bells and whistles and we don’t have nudity and tons of gore. You do have blood and you do have a great story holding everything together. You should try to give Sudden Fury a watch as soon as you can. Vinegar Syndrome did a great job giving this one new life on this release and showing it to many for what I’m sure is the first time.
– Region free Blu-ray/DVD combo
– Newly scanned & restored in 2k from its 16mm original camera negative
– Commentary track with director Brian Damude, moderated by Peter Kuplowsky
– Isolated score by composer Matthew McCauley
– Cast, Crew and Production Stills Gallery
– Original Theatrical Trailer
– Teaser trailer
– Reversible cover artwork
– English SDH subtitles
This special limited edition embossed slipcover (designed by Earl Kessler Jr.) is limited to just 1,500 units and is only available at VinegarSyndrome.com!
Quality of Transfer: 97%