I’m back looking at another film yet to receive a UK blu-ray but can be obtained via import. This one stars Burt Lancaster and is directed by Michael Winner. Is it a winning combination? Let’s find out, here’s my Scorpio blu-ray review.
- Scorpio (1973)
- Blu-ray Import
- Genre: Spy Thriller
- Directed by Michael Winner
- UK Rating N/A
- Discs: 1
The CIA suspects Cross (Burt Lancaster) of selling top secret information and issue the order for him to be taken out. However the man tasked with killing him is also his close friend Jean Laurier (Alain Delon) aka Scorpio.
Style / Direction
Michael Winner directs and produces a very well made action spy thriller.
Music / Audio Effects
The film’s score comes from Jerry Fielding.
Acting / Characters
The acting is fabulous with Burt Lancaster as Cross and Alain Delon as Scorpio really working well together.
- Burt Lancaster as Cross
- Alain Delon as Jean Laurier / Scorpio
- Paul Scofield as Sergei Zharkov
- John Colicos as McLeod
- Gayle Hunnicutt as Susan
- J.D. Cannon as Filchock
- Joanne Linville as Sarah Cross
- Mel Stewart as Pick
- Vladek Sheybal as Zemetkin
- Mary Maude as Anne
- Jack Colvin as Paul Milney
- James Sikking as Harris
- Burke Byrnes as Morrison
- William Smithers as Mitchell
- Shmuel Rodensky as Lang
- Celeste Yarnall as Helen Thomas
- Sandor Elès as Malkin
- Frederick Jaeger as Novins
- George Mikell as Dor
Conclusion: Scorpio (1973) Film Review
Director Michael Winner delivers a compelling and thrilling spy film. It’s a film that has you unsure whether Cross is or isn’t a double agent.
So if you love a good spy action thriller then make sure you give Scorpio (1973) a look.
If you’ve enjoyed my Scorpio blu-ray review so far you may want to check out the following films:
- Criss Cross (1949)
- The Day of the Jackal (1973)
- The Odessa File (1974)
- The Holcroft Covenant (1985)
- The Package (1989)
Conclusion: Scorpio Blu-ray Review
The picture quality is pretty much perfect the only downside is Scorpio (1973) has yet to receive an official UK blu-ray release. This review is of the German imported version which just requires you to change the language to English in the menu.
On to my movie rating for Scorpio (1973)
MOVIE RATING: GOOD
BLU-RAY RATING : EXCELLENT
POPCORN CINEMA: RECOMMENDED
Amazon UK Links
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For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…
Clip NOT representative of the blu-ray version
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Summary: Scorpio (1973) Blu-ray Review
Movie title: Scorpio (1973)
Movie description: Spy Thriller
Duration: 114 mins
Director(s): Michael Winner
Actor(s): Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Paul Scofield, John Colicos, Gayle Hunnicutt, Joanne Linville
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
Michael Winner delivers a compelling and thrilling spy film
- Burt Lancaster / Alain Delon
- Entertaining Spy Thriller
- Perfect Picture Quality
- No UK Blu-ray Release