The Assassination Bureau 04/22/23

Arrow Video

Pitched somewhere between spy thrills, camp satire and art nouveau nostalgia, Basil Dearden’s assassination adventure didn’t launch a comic book fantasy phase, even if it resembles the graphic-novel thrillers that now dominate the movies. Diana Rigg and Oliver Reed do their utmost to elevate the joky script, and almost succeed . . . and plenty of fans say that it’s a winner. Also with Telly Savalas, Curd J├╝rgens, Philippe Noiret, Beryl Reid & Clive Revill. On Blu-ray from Arrow Video.