Death Games

1980

Drama

5
IMDb Rating 4.2/10 10 137 137

Director

Top cast

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749.08 MB
1280*694
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 21 min
Seeds 11
1.36 GB
1920*1040
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 21 min
Seeds 15

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by vertigo_14 3 / 10

A tease. (spoilers)

Final Cut (aka Death Games for us Yanks) is a different type of psychological thriller, and one that, unfortunately, offered so much clever chit-chat and trickery to arouse your suspicions of the characters on the screen, but that had ended with much nonsense and relatively little bang.

This is the story of a young, idealistic filmmaker and his journalist sidekick beauty. The filmmaker is finally given approval to make a film on popular record producer, and promises to deliver to the network a production full of juicy details. His career depends on it. But, his subject never seems to cooperate and instead, enjoys toying with the couple one evening aboard a yacht when a bloodied woman appears to have fallen overboard (film which conveniently goes missing) and then later, during a weekend in the producer's penthouse high rise. There is relatively little action going on to grab your attention, aside from copious amounts of gratuitous nudity and lesbian seduction among the characters, but much of the film is purely dialog. The producer, sure to annoy the filmmaker by letting him very few details of his personal life for the picture despite expectations otherwise, just goes on and on with little suggestions of ill will and demise. But, nothing ever really happens. And in the end, if you haven't fallen asleep or otherwise, tuned out the movie, you might otherwise be confused, or dissatisfied entirely which, only artificially so, looks like a clever ending.

Deathgames had plenty of potential, although some of it being falling prey to the standards of the cat-and-mouse chase thriller, with some Hitchockian elements. But this film doesn't even offer that much. And the flaws weren't inherent in its obviously low-budget atmosphere or the acting ability of its stars (even that didn't get in the way). But rather, you're always careful to hold on the words of the character, sure that you're able to put the mystery together, but there really is no mystery.

Reviewed by videorama-759-859391 4 / 10

Not enough cut

David Gladdening is the one saving grace to this movie. It's definitely without interest and is intriguing, but it's too mellow or the movie doesn't have enough twists or turns, which sends it into that B grade and failing minority. But this was really the movie intended about a director, entrepreneur (we aren't really sure, from the moment he comes off that lear jet in the film's beginning) who's attracted the interest of a young couple. The guy's an avid cameraman, who wants to be cut a break, his girlfriend, also working at the t.v. station, who loves excitement. Taking off to the guys lavish yacht, they find themselves in for a night alright, among many different types, some struggling wannabe actor types. When the young guy gets inebriated, he goes to get some air, camera still rolling. What comes into view is a girl covered in blood. This reel is taken from his camera, and the rest of the movie we're left to wonder if that poor girl was killed or not. The simple premise here is that we have two evil souls, a playboy, and his much younger mistress who really can't get a life, and have to resort to playing sick games, where the younger couple, in the end, really get teed off at. There is a bit of a thirty second tragedy involving one of the younger couple, and Gladdening's bodyguard, who doesn't say a word, in the entirety of the movie, looked cool. This is one of those much more obscure Oz pics, which kind of has you thinking unconsciously, it's un Oz like. Final Cut is too much much a vague hazy film, with enough attributes and and oomph to make it a good thriller, yet Gladdening is the reason to watch it, and that poor girl dancing before her demise, where we're afforded a look at her goodies. Seriously Gladenning's performance, made the others look standard or forgettable, yet the other good performance, was that of Gladdening's mistress.

Reviewed by jordondave-28085 4 / 10

There is only so much stupidity one can take.

(1980) Final Cut/ Deathgames PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER

Co-written and directed by Ross Dimsey that has aspired documentary filmmaker, Chris (Lou Brown) and his inspired journalist girlfriend Sarah (Jennifer Cluff) were given access to document and film actor/entrepreneur, Dominic Black (David Clendenning) and his close confident partner, Yvette (Narelle Johnson). And it is not long before Dominic exploits the situation by ordering his associate, Mick (Thaddeus Smith) to steal film footage of him incriminating himself. And as soon as Dominic invites him and his girlfriend Sarah to stay with him at his penthouse suite on the top of a high building with his partner, Yvette, it is not long before Dominic doctored their drinks with hallucinogenic drug on multiple occasions, to make them see things that are not there for the intention of playing them, his idea of fun. The idea is original but there's only so many times I can tolerate a couple to be fooled by their spiked drinks.

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