Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Film Review: DEEP END (1971)
It shares with fellow 1971 M.I.A.'s on DVD (and prior Horn Section reviews) BLOOD AND LACE and PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW the very uncomfortable theme of adults who see nothing wrong with seeking gratification with teenagers.
Why it should be on DVD:
A one of a kind take on unrequited "puppy love" that is cringe-inducing due to the tension created by Moulder-Brown and Asher, both of them clueless on different but equally devastating levels.
A fine performance from Moulder-Brown and a flawless one from Asher, who is unfortunately best known as Paul McCartney's girlfriend (pre-Linda).
One of the most sought after cult films, and many avid Peary readers have waited nearly a quarter century just to see DEEP END. The recent TCM airing was the very first time I'd ever even seen it scheduled on cable. While that print didn't reflect it, the film has reportedly been recently remastered, all the more reason to get it out on DVD.