Summary: Violent Saturday holds up well, it’s a tense and really well made thriller that takes a little bit of time to get going but which ultimately brings everything to a satisfying conclusion. The film benefits from an excellent cast, a solid score and some really impressive cinematography that the new high definition transfer really does a fine job of showing off. A very nice release over all.
Conclusion: From director Richard Fleischer, 'Violent Saturday' is a splendidly taut and intelligently structured crime drama where its success hinges on an action-packed payoff. And in the end, the film is an engaging, brilliant piece that offers more surprises than the central focus about three men robbing a bank. The Blu-ray from Twilight Time arrives with excellent picture quality and an equally enjoyable audio presentation.
Conclusion: Call it a noir , call it a melodrama, call it a thriller, call it a hybrid, just call it "must see cinema". This is one of the most distinctive films that foists a bunch of violent criminals off on unsuspecting middle Americans, and its rather trenchant examination of a crumbling American Dream is really fascinating. While supplements here are a bit slim, technical merits are first rate and Violent Saturday comes Highly recommended . Did you find this review helpful?
Conclusion: Eureka Entertainment's new Blu-ray release of Richard Fleischer's stylish gangster film Violent Saturday is every bit as impressive as the one French label Carlotta Films produced last year. It uses as a foundation the same beautiful restoration of the film and has the same excellent supplemental features that were included on the French release. Needless to say, if you don't yet have Violent Saturday in your library, it is time to pre-order your copy.
Conclusion: Like director William Friedkin, I think that Richard Fleischer's Violent Saturday is a small masterpiece. It is a heist film with different social undertones that oozes style and elegance. This should not be too surprising, however, as the script for the film is from Sydney Boehm, who also delivered the script for Fritz Lang's classic The Big Heat . Carlotta Films' presentation of the film is very, very impressive.