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Death Wish II

Director Michael Winner, who usually leaves nothing to the imagination (censors permitting), does it again with Death Wish revisited. Charles Bronson, as the avenging vigilante Paul Kersey, is turned loose this time on the creeps of Los Angeles and the results are every bit as revolting as in the original 1974 jackpot fantasy.

With:
Charles Bronson Jill Ireland Vincent Gardenia J.D. Cannon Anthony Franciosa Ben Frank

Director Michael Winner, who usually leaves nothing to the imagination (censors permitting), does it again with Death Wish revisited. Charles Bronson, as the avenging vigilante Paul Kersey, is turned loose this time on the creeps of Los Angeles and the results are every bit as revolting as in the original 1974 jackpot fantasy.

For openers, Bronson’s Spanish cook is gangbanged and killed, and his catatonic daughter (still unrecovered from the first assault in Gotham) is raped yet again before winding up impaled on an iron railing pike as she tries to elude her savage captors.

What little performing style pic offers comes from Vincent Gardenia encoring from the original edition as a NY gumshoe who finally gets knocked off for his trouble coming to the aid of Bronson in an LA ravine.

Death Wish II

Production: Cannon/City. Director Michael Winner; Producer Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus; Screenplay David Engelbach; Camera Richard H. Kline, Tom Del Ruth; Editor Arnold Crust [= Michael Winner], Julian Semilian; Music Jimmy Page; Art Director William Hiney

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1982. Running time: 93 MIN.

With: Charles Bronson Jill Ireland Vincent Gardenia J.D. Cannon Anthony Franciosa Ben Frank

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