Villain (1971)

Directed by: Michael Tuchner

Stars: Richard Burton, Ian McShane, Nigel Davenport

Language: English | Dvdrip

Country: UK

Also known as: Salaud, Die alles zur Sau machen

Description: Murderous, sadistic London gang leader Vic Dakin, a mother-obsessed homosexual modeled on real-life gangster Ronnie Kray, is worried about potential stool pigeons that may bring down his criminal empire.

Review: Excellent slice of Brit grit……Richard Burton playing a violent, sadistic, homosexual, deranged killer, who loves his mum and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. His performance is dark, gritty, and scary. Spoiled and crazy, the end scene (which I will not give away) says it all. Ian Macshane is great as his business partner, and boy toy. Nigel Davenport is also great as the Inspector, as is Donald Sinden as the dirty, cheating MP. Joss Ackland is great, as he always is. This is one film that I guarantee you will not take your eyes off the screen. I put this film up at the top of British gangster films with, “Get Carter,” “The Long Good Friday,” and “Loophole,” I highly recommend this gem.



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