Clue DVD (Just For The Hell Of It)
This for me is the best film of Tim Curry’s career. His performance as Wadsworth, the butler of Hill House herding the guests of a dinner party turned murder scene is one of the most frenetic examples of scene stealing I’ve ever seen. Even ammongst all the screaming, intentional over the top acting and insanity, Curry stands out as the star performer. That doesn’t mean that the other performers are slouches. Each one of the actors portraying the guests at the mysterious dinner party play their part with comic skill not often seen in today’s comedy films.
It is an amazing film to watch, as the situation escalates more and more, and the bodies and panic starts to mount up, as Wadsworth and Co deal with the knowledge that one of them is a killer.
Which one of the guests (all named after the characters from the source material) or even the staff of Hill House, is the killer of Mr Boddy? No one is safe as they try to solve the murder, typically by charging from room to room, discovering the hidden passages used in the board game and revealing their own hidden pasts on the way.
I can not recommend this film enough, it really is a forgotten treasure. This was a film much enjoyed in my household when I was a little boy, recorded off the tv onto VHS and played until the tape gave out.
Clue is available very cheaply on DVD now (I think I got my copy for less then £5 including postage on Amazon) and the home edition includes the film’s multiple endings, which can be set up to be played randomly or played one after the other.
Posted on December 6, 2011, in DVD Review, Just For The Hell Of It and tagged Christopher Lloyd, Clue, Comedy, DVD, Eileen Brennan, Lesley Ann Warren, Madeline Kahn, Martin Mull, Michael McKean, Tim Curry. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.