Mind your merit badges, because Deliverance is the Greatest Movie EVER!
This movie contains:
Handsome Young Men, Smoking Pipes.
Banjo Wielding Freaks.
“This is the worst Boy Scout canoe retreat EVER.”
The exciting conclusion to Hunt You Like an Animal: The Most Dangerous Month.
What could possibly top all the films we’ve already covered?
really the pest. really?
Sean’s story of how he saw this movie sounds like the way a friend of mine managed to see “Excalibur” when he was six. His mom was just randomly picking out movies and said “oh, swords and stuff, this is just like that Disney movie about Robin Hood…”
If the excellent feature ‘The Naked Prey’ isn’t on the list, this entire exercise is made of fail.
Critieron has just released an amazing disc of this. On my ‘must own’ list. VERY disturbing at times.
Or “Perverse Countess,” which is “The Most Dangerous Game,” except it’s all chicks, and they are naked.
So in the previous review, you complained that the film seemed to want to imply rape without dealing with the consequences. Would you say that Deliverance makes up for that?
Haven’t read the trivia page on imdb, but my trivia: portions of this river were used for various paddling sports during the Olympic Games in Atlanta. I’ve been camping back there, and while no one made me squeal like a pig, one guy did force me to bark like a chipmunk.
Best part of this whole film is Ned Beatty’s last line: “I don’t think I’ll be seeing you for a while.” Wonderful stuff.