Tag: Andre De Toth

Andre De Toth’s Nihilistic Diptych: Play Dirty (1969) + El Condor (1970)

Andre De Toth’s Nihilistic Diptych: Play Dirty (1969) + El Condor (1970)

January 8, 2018 | By

Underrated director Andre De Toth’s last two films are spotlighted: the nihilistic Play Dirty (1969) on Blu from Twilight Time + El Condor (1970) on DVD from Warner Archives.

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BR: Play Dirty (1969)

BR: Play Dirty (1969)

January 8, 2018 | By

A key reason why Andre De Toth’s last film as director remained an obscurity on home video is the film’s stark cynical tone and ultimately nihilistic finale which must have had UA executives wondering how to market a movie where the punchline is essentially Life is Shit…

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DVD: El Condor (1970)

DVD: El Condor (1970)

January 8, 2018 | By

After Play Dirty (1969), a film that would be his last as director, Andre De Toth produced another exercise in nihilism, this time a buddy western featuring action, a few broad laughs, and risqué R-rated material, capped with a finale that leaves about half of the leading characters alive…

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