The Man Who Haunted Himself details
|Starring:||Olga Georges-Picot, Roger Moore|
The Man Who Haunted Himself
|Run time:||1 hour 29 minutes|
|Rental release:||Not available for rental|
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Possibly Roger Moore's best screen perfomanceBy a customer from Cheshire, England , 26 Feb 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Roger Moore is without a doubt one of the most talented actors England has ever produced - the problem is that he has never taken his talent very seriously. Thus you tend to associate him with shallow, superficial acting because of the roles he has regularly taken on in his career, which demanded no more than this. In this film however we see him playing the most demanding role of his screen career, having a decent script to work with for once, and of course under expert direction. This is perhaps the only 'serious' film Roger ever appeared in and he acts everyone else off the screen. If only the film had been a commercial success then perhaps he would have taken on more of these 'serious' type roles, but unfortunately it suffered from very poor distribution and so made very little money at the time. Now however we can enjoy this masterpiece on DVD - essential viewing for any Roger Moore fan or fan of good acting in general.
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Problems for Mr PelhamBy a customer , 27 Jun 2012Stylish Tales of the Unexpected meets The Twilight Zone meets Alfred Hitchcock Presents with a 'wait for it' surprising twist in the tale. Roger Moore is the overworked bowler hatted city gent and his acting outstrips the comic stereotypical psychiatrist role overplayed by Freddie Jones of Emmerdale fame. The Man Who Haunted Himself is a relatively pain free entertaining psychological thriller with original music by Michael J Lewis
ROGER's BESTBy a customer from Tonbridge , 08 Mar 2010A good idea rather blandly executed. The alleged duality of man and self hauntings have been done better before The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Point Blank, Revolver, Jacob's Ladder, Ghost, et al. And Roger Moore simply is not a good enough actor to make this as compelling as it could have been although he does better than one has come to expect of him. He is expected to play two riles and cannot find it in himself to provide sufficient character differentiation between them to make this completely convincing.
The other problem with this movie is that it cannot decide if it is a ghost story, a thriller, a morality tale or a psycho drama and so falls between each of these stools. This lack of focus enervates the fascinating subject matter.
Yet this film is well written, well acted and has an intriguing plot. It possesses a somewhat satisfying ending redolent of the emotional repression of those who refuse to face whom they are for fear of unleashing some unnamable beast.
the man who haunted himselfBy a customer from Dartford , 13 Feb 2009Scarey,Thought provoking and,Roger Moore,on great form!
Genuinely edgy thrillerBy a customer from Lytham St. Annes , 01 Feb 2009Some twenty or so years have passed since I originally saw this film, which, at the time I found to be very though-provoking, so it was with a mixture of interest and skepticism that I ordered it from Lovefilm. Happily, I was not disappointed. This is, without doubt, Moore's finest acting role and he delights with his use of facial expression. Of course, this is dated, as it was filmed in 1970, however most people - myself included - have a fond affection for this period. Good support from some stalwart actors, including Anton Rogers and Hildegard Neil make this a satisfying experience. In my opinion, this stiry would merit a re-make.
NB One of the spookiest things about this film is that the director was tragically killed in a car accident shortly after it was completed, in the exact stretch of road used in the film. This only serves to add to the mystery of this film. My recommendation is to watch this late at night with the lights off... Enjoy!
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the man who haunted himselfBy dalluvsfilms (15 reviews) from Tadworth , 01 Aug 2008to be honest i only rented this film because of the great cars in it!roger moore plays his typical suave persona but the real star is the blue lamborghini islero,if you are into cars from this era its great just seeing what else was on the road and how quiet the m4 was in 1970!