Sleuth (1972) - Michael Caine Sir Lawrence Olivier

his is yet another movie that appeared to be out of print
and may have taken till 2011 to appear on DVD in the first place,
for reasons none can comprehend to the lack of rhyme or reason
to anything they do in hicktown, California or witchitah Kansas,
wherever such lofty decisions are made as to what is "equal
enough" to make available for sale.

Its an intelligent enough thriller, that captivates you from
beginning to end in a level of suspense that is certainly
I saw this movie at a drive-in theater in Kenya,
in fact and I've commented before that the level of intelligence
all too often of late from Hollywood in such matters including
the choice of preferable car design models such as older styled
Jaguar etc which express better levels of articulated eloquence
appear better appreciated in the third world as no doubt
you'd find willing takers yet in Mombasa or Nairobi where someone
would give you a few shillings or a bushel of coffee perhaps if that
is your preference, for a single copy of this movie they could
all then perhaps share as you appear unwilling to make it more
intelligently available. It should only cost a dollar to buy a
movie via download and this takes nothing to set up for free.
yet the industry simply plays "arrogant stupid is me" when they
randomly decide to keep some of our better or even best movies
(White mischief) off the shelves for good, never mind the money lost,
for no other reason than that - they seem quite stupid and
shouldn't therefore be in such decision making as they do in this
business - or any business at all for that matter as
invariably brain engagement will at sometimes become a
concern and as it is they mainly think with an "ass" doing most
of the work or so it would appear. bah!

Michael Rizzo Chessman