Century 1977: The Duellists

The Duellists. Ridley Scott. 1977.

I had to choose between watching the bluray of Eraserhead or this (both made in 1977), and I chose this. It’s the film Ridley Scott directed before Alien and then Blade Runner, both of which are er rather good. (I especially love Alien.) So I was curious as to what he was up to before doing those two films.

I should have chosen the bluray Eraserhead. It’s been I while since I saw that, and it was on VHS.

Hm… Ah! Keith Carradine and David Carradine aren’t the same person! In any case, he’s not a very compelling lead character.

There aren’t enough eyes in the world to give this film the eye-roll it deserves.

This blog post is part of the Century series.

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