Rent Death Watch (1980)

3.3 of 5 from 88 ratings
2h 5min
Rent Death Watch (aka La Mort en Direct) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Journalist Roddy (Harvey Keitel) has a camera implanted in his eye. He's been hired by a television producer to film terminally ill Katherine (Romy Schneider) without her knowledge. His footage will run on television, but Katherine has other plans.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Janine Rubeiz, Elie Kfouri
Writers:
David Compton, David Rayfiel, Bertrand Tavernier, Géza von Radványi
Aka:
La Mort en Direct
Studio:
PARK CIRCUS
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
05/11/2012
Run Time:
125 minutes
Languages:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Behind the Scenes Photos
  • Personal Letter from Harvey Keitel to Bertrand Tavernier
  • Interview with Bertrand Tavernier - 'The Morality of Filmmaking'
  • Image Gallery
  • New Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
05/11/2012
Run Time:
125 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles:
None
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Behind the Scenes Photos
  • Personal Letter from Harvey Keitel to Bertrand Tavernier
  • Interview with Bertrand Tavernier - 'The Morality of Filmmaking'
  • Image Gallery
  • New Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (2) of Death Watch

fascinating obscure film - Death Watch review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
04/04/2014

Not as gloomy as it sounds from the plot title. A beautifully shot film set in the recognisable near future. Almost all disease is cured so the terminally ill become overnight celebrities and hounded into becoming reality TV stars. Keitel & Schneider are wonderful and the Glasgow setting is used to create some very unique cinematography. Was that really over 2 hours? It certainly didn't feel like it

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Sci fi cult movie - Death Watch review by JO

Spoiler Alert
26/10/2018

In the near future a man agrees to implant a camera in his retina so he can film a dying novelist's last days for a reality to show, 'Death Watch'. A deliberately paced sci-fiction which feels particularly relevant for today's media obsessed age. It's quite slow and some viewers may feel that there ought to more momentum but the filming deliberately has the tone of a requiem. The film has a dark and gloomy message aided superbly by the bleak Glasgow setting. The cinematography is effective throughout. Keitel and, particularly, Schneider give moving performances. Well worth watching.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.