Ffolkes

Ffolkes

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Director: Andrew V. McLaglen

Cast: Andrew V. McLaglen, Roger Moore, James Mason, Anthony Perkins

     
 

This witty thriller is finally released on DVD in a simple but effective presentation. Ffolkes has been given a letterboxed transfer in its original widescreen aspect ratio; the image has also been enhanced for 16 x 9 playback on widescreen monitors. The audio, in English, has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono, while the disc also features optional subtitles…  See more details below

Overview

This witty thriller is finally released on DVD in a simple but effective presentation. Ffolkes has been given a letterboxed transfer in its original widescreen aspect ratio; the image has also been enhanced for 16 x 9 playback on widescreen monitors. The audio, in English, has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono, while the disc also features optional subtitles in French and Spanish. No bonus material has been included.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
The oddly-named Ffolkes is a bit odd itself, if ultimately rather engaging. This is, at heart, one of your standard issue "bad guy has a bad plan that has to be foiled by whatever means necessary" films, which means it should ultimately be all about all-out action. While there is action in Ffolkes, it's not so much of the over-the-top kind as is normally associated with the genre. Director Andrew V. McLaglen keeps things more on the human level than has come to be associated with this kind of film, and while that will disappoint those who want one explosion after another, with each much, much bigger than the last, it does allow him to concentrate a bit more on the story and the characters. And if neither the story nor the characters are as bracing and original as to quite deserve such treatment, they still benefit from this approach. Just the fact that frogmen are the heroes is a nice touch, and the characters have little quirks that add a little dimension to them. The title character might have even more to him were he played by an actor of more range than Roger Moore. Moore is perfectly fine in the part, and he does all that is expected of him; but he doesn't run with any of the opportunities given him. James Mason, as usual, makes his role seem more interesting than it is, and Anthony Perkins operates in his patented psychotic manner to good effect.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/12/2003
UPC:
0025192351426
Original Release:
1980
Rating:
PG
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:40:00
Sales rank:
6,423

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Roger Moore Rufus Excalibur ffolkes
James Mason Adm. Brinsden
Anthony Perkins Lou Kramer
Michael Parks Shulman
David Hedison King
Jack Watson Olafsen
George Baker Fletcher
Jeremy Clyde Tipping
David Wood Herring
Faith Brook British Prime Minister
Lea Brodie Sanna
Anthony Pullen Shaw Ackerman
Philip O'Brien Webb
John Westbrook Dawnay
Jennifer Hilary Sarah
John Lee Phillips
Brook Williams Helicopter Pilot
Tim Bentinck Harris
Saburo Kimura Saburo
Eiji Kusuhara Eiji
David Lansbury Actor
Alastair Llewellyn Actor
Sean Arnold Actor
Eric Mason Actor
Thane Bettany Actor
George Leach Actor
Richard Graydon Actor
William Abney Actor
Lindsay Campbell Actor
Robert Swan Actor
Angela Thorne Actor
Martin Matthews Actor

Technical Credits
Andrew V. McLaglen Director
Maurice Carter Production Designer
Brian Cook Asst. Director
Bert Davey Art Director
Jack Davies Screenwriter
Tony Imi Cinematographer
Elliott Kastner Producer
Michael J. Lewis Score Composer
John Richardson Special Effects
Alan Strachan Editor
Simon Wakefield Set Decoration/Design

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. "Ffolkes Ffusiliers" (Main Titles) [3:02]
2. Hijacking Scenario [5:15]
3. The Takeover [6:06]
4. Setting Charges [4:48]
5. Making Demands [5:19]
6. Briefing the Prime Minister [7:27]
7. Prepared for Action [5:05]
8. Confirming the Conditions [6:47]
9. No Heroes [2:53]
10. Playing Games [7:06]
11. "He's One of Them" [7:13]
12. Ruth Goes Up [5:50]
13. Gut Instinct [9:28]
14. Change in Plans [3:32]
15. Tense Moments [5:24]
16. Sneaking on Board [5:25]
17. "No Tricks" [4:15]
18. Not Dead Yet (End Titles) [4:23]

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Ffolkes 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Vastly underrated comedy/suspense film with great, tongue-in-cheek performance by Moore and a fine turn as the baddie by Perkins. Suspenseful climax (with a great touch of humor at just the right moment). Moore is just wonderful and seems to be having a ball playing against type. It is a pity the film did poorly upon release, because this would have made a great series. I didn't like him as Bond. This character is all his.
AlaskaStuart More than 1 year ago
This movie has aged quite well, in spite of a mono soundtrack and rather ordinary cinematography. The characters are well-developed and the plot is both believable and unpredictable.