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In Memorium:: Edward Woodward 1930-2009

November 16th, 2009 by unkle lancifer · 6 Comments

UNK SEZ:: EDWARD, you had no equal(izer)! Watch the full Maypole scene from THE WICKER MAN over HERE!

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  • 1 Amanda By NightNo Gravatar // Nov 16, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    One of the great things about the Equalizer was that at that point in the 80s there wasn’t much like it. It was a return to the totally serious, gritty television we had the decade before. And he was perfect in the part.

    I’m sad today.

  • 2 senskiNo Gravatar // Nov 16, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    He was also outstanding in 1980’s Breaker Morant, one of the finest films to come out of Australia. RIP, Edward.

  • 3 micksterNo Gravatar // Nov 16, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    I loved him as the Ghost of Christmas Present in the 1984 version of A Christmas Carol with George C. Scott. The Equalizer was awesome too. 🙁

  • 4 GrokensteinNo Gravatar // Nov 17, 2009 at 5:59 am

    Another great (but forgotten) Woodward flick is the endlessly creepy “The Appointment.” It’s a horror flick that maintains a shroud of dread for most of its runtime, punctuated by the occasional violent shocker (you can check out the opening scene on YouTube; watch the crushed musical instrument) and a finale and conclusion that will freak you out.
    Never released to DVD.

  • 5 mamamiasweetpeachesNo Gravatar // Nov 17, 2009 at 11:18 am

    My father used to watch THE EQUALIZER (He used to watch V and the 80s version of ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS too: now that Im older Im starting to realize Dad was pretty cool!) and I remember as a little kid thinking it was a really good premise for a show, but never watching it.

    My only familiarity with Edward Woodward is THE WICKER MAN, and Im pretty cool with that because I like having my only memory of him being him stuck in that thing screaming his head off. That was a cool ass movie and it amuses me that they tryed to re-make it and they flopped so HUGELY!  

  • 6 SlasherChickNo Gravatar // Nov 18, 2009 at 9:24 am

    My son and I are both huge fans of the original ‘Wicker Man’ (the remake did indeed suck but wasn’t it still a little gratifying when Nicolas Cage punched Sister Beech in her self-satisfied grill? That was my favorite part.), and I loved The Equalizer. Edward Woodward’s passing  makes me very sad.

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