Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Frankenheimer Tribute



Larry over at Welcome to L.A. has just moved from Blogger to Wordpress in the midst of a multi-part tribute to John Frankenheimer.  I'm looking forward to what, if anything, is posted about Frankenheimer's vastly underrated The Challenge (1982). Update your links and take a look...

4 comments:

Larry Aydlette said...

I've yet to find a copy of The Challenge. Which is proving to be a Challenge. Will keep looking.

Ned Merrill said...

I have a DVD that I made from the CBS/Fox VHS, but it's in storage. Have you checked ioffer?

mandingo said...

Great flick. Reminds me of when I was Scott Glenn mad. 'The Keep', 'The Challenge', etc.

From memory, everyone was martial arts mad; 'The Challenge' reminded me of 'The Yakuza', and fit right into all the stuff I was devouring-Sho Kozugi, Takakura Ken...

Even 'Remo; Unarmed and Dangerous' seemed like a good film at the time! Speaking of Fred Ward, when will 'Uforia' get it's belated DVD release? Why are we waiting?

I digress. Thanks for mentioning 'The Challenge'; it is indeed a beauty.

Carry on...

Ned Merrill said...

mandingo,

Scott Glenn is a fine actor and this is one of his best--and only--starring showcases.