The Assassination Bureau

Closed Capationed Starring: Oliver Reed, Diana Rigg & Telly Savalas Director: Basil Dearden  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
The Assassination Bureau
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DVD Features:

  • Subtitles: English
  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 49 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1969
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
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Oliver Reed and Diana Rigg head an impeccable cast in The Assassination Bureau, a spirited caper inspired by a book co-written by Jack London. Reed plays Ivan, the self-confident chief of an association of hitmen for hire, who will refuse no well-paid offer - especially the lucrative challenge of an aspiring reporter (Rigg). Reasoning that a running cat-and-mouse duel with his henchmen will rid the organization of incompetents, Ivan agrees to become the object of a nonstop hunt. The game is afoot...and Europe is the playground!

Product Description:

Basil Rearden's little-seen crime caper THE ASSASSINATION BUREAU is a tongue-in-cheek action-comedy about a society of assassins operating in early-1900s England. Post-AVENGERS Diana Rigg stars as the prim and proper Miss Winter, an aspiring reporter who stumbles upon the covert organization and sets out to expose the group with the help of aristocratic newspaper publisher Lord Bostwick (Telly Savalas, sporting a faux British accent). After meeting with bureau leader Ivan Dragomiloff (Oliver Reed), Winter challenges the assassin to a game of cat and mouse that sweeps across pre-WWI Europe from the brothels of Paris to the palaces of Venice--unaware that Bostwick has some shady motivations of his own.

Plot Synopsis:

A caper comedy, inspired by the book "The Assassination Bureau Limited," co-written by adventure novelist, Jack London. Oliver Reed plays Ivan Dragomiloff, the head of an organization, started by his late father, which assassinates political figures, on assignment. When Miss Winter, an intrepid, liberal, female reporter offers him the challenge of assigning his own execution, Ivan sees it as a golden opportunity to find out just how competent his international staff really is, and accepts. A madcap chase throughout Europe is the result, with Miss Winter following Ivan's every move.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Adventure | Assassination | Assassins | Based On A Novel | Black Comedy | British | Crime | Cult Film | Hit Men | Mercenaries | Period Piece | Recommended | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • Shot in Technicolor.
  • Additional cast: Katherine Kath and Olaf Pooley.
  • Additional credits: Robert Ellis (title design); Thomas Clark (special effects).
  • "Life Is a Precious Thing" sung by the Mike Sammes Singers.

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  • UPC: 097360682243
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