The 10th Victim (1965)
aka La decima vittima
Genre: Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: Italy | France | Director: Elio Petri
Language: English or Italian (2 separate Audio tracks)
Subtitles: English, Spanish & French (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 92mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1280×692 – 23.976fps – 4.37gb
A campy futuristic tale where people hunt one another for sport. In this film, Victim and Hunter run around Italy trying to score a kill in front of the movie crews they arranged so they could make commercials from the footage.
As a wonderful example of 60s pop art filmmaking, Elio Petri has taken many of the decade’s most popular culture crazes (the Bond films, Courreges fashions, discotheque jazz, etc.) and used them with great success to give a plausible look to a highly improbable (in 1965!) future world. Petri’s digs at Mad Ave advertising and humanity’s relentless pursuit of fame and money (no matter the price) are on-target, and his delight in mocking societal idiosyncrasies (the sun worshipers) is priceless. However, at the heart of The Tenth Victim is the old-fashioned battle-of-the-sexes plot (still very popular in the mid-60s), and yet Petri has the upper hand by his spoofing of the romantic-comedy genre and giving us instead a deliciously amusing trifle that is fun to watch for its joking attitude towards everything it depicts, including Marcello and Ursula!