Rent 10 Rillington Place (1971)

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1h 46min
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Synopsis:
When Timothy Evans (John Hurt), and his wife Beryl (Judy Geeson), move into 10 Rillington Place with their young daughter, they have no idea of the horror that awaits them. For at the same address lives John Reginald Christie (Richard Attenborough), a man with a dark secret that will soon engulf Evans and his family in tragedy.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Leslie Linder, Martin Ransohoff
Writers:
Clive Exton, Ludovic Kennedy
Aka:
Ten Rillington Place
Studio:
Sony
Genres:
Classics, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/05/2011
Run Time:
106 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Introduction to the DVD by Lord Attenborough
  • Feature commentary by John Hurt
  • Exclusive interview with Lord Attenborough
  • Filmographies
  • Vintage lobby cards
  • Fact files
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/11/2016
Run Time:
111 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 1.0
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary with Actress Judy Geeson and film historians Lem Dobbs and Nick Redman Audio Commentary with acclaimed actor John Hurt
  • Introduction by Sir Richard Attenborough (2004, 2 mins): an appreciation by the great actor Interview with Sir Richard Attenborough (2004, 23 mins): Attenborough discusses many aspects of the film
  • Being Beryl (2016, 21 mins): new interview with Judy Geeson
  • Isolated score: experience John Dankworths original music
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • UK Premiere

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Reviews (2) of 10 Rillington Place

A Sleeper. - 10 Rillington Place review by Steve

Spoiler Alert
28/02/2020

When this film was released, and when the book by Ludovic Kennedy this was based on was published, it was received as a condemnation of the death penalty inspired by Timothy Evans (superbly played by John Hurt) being wrongly hanged for the murder of his wife. That was my initial response to the film. Many years later I found the foul depravity, the dismal viciousness of John Christie, as portrayed in Richard Attenborough's astonishing performance had swallowed the film whole. His oppressive hypnotic psychosis was nearly all I could see. Fleischer created an awful world for Christie to operate in, a phlegmy, yellowy world in which this spider caught, murdered and raped his ignorant, innocent victims. Fleischer seems to indict the poverty and lack of education that allowed Christie to thrive in the darkness. A stunning, repulsive performance by Attenborough, and a film that seems to have gained in status as the years have passed.

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True Crime Thriller - 10 Rillington Place review by GI

Spoiler Alert
20/10/2021

Based on real events and actually filmed in Rillington Place in Notting Hill before it was finally demolished this tells the story of one of Britain's most notorious serial killers, John Reginald Christie. Richard Attenborough is appropriately creepy as the unassuming former Special Constable who in the late 1940s and early 1950s raped and murdered a series of women possibly even having sex with the bodies. The film focuses on Christie's relationship with the young Evans family of Timothy (John Hurt), Beryl (Judy Gleeson) and their young baby daughter who lived in the flat above Christie and his wife. As a tale of murder this is shocking and even though the film is restrained in what it shows it still manages to be unnerving. Principally this is also a story of a major miscarriage of justice and a condemnation of capital punishment as Timothy Evans was convicted of crimes later admitted by Christie. The scene of his execution was the first realistic portrayal of this on film as the process of hanging in the UK was kept secret for many years (the film had a former executioner as a technical adviser). This is a thriller, a tale of murder, with a courtroom drama as a central part of the story. It's brilliantly acted and directed utilising real locations capturing London of the period very realistically. A superb British true crime story that is well worth seeking out.

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