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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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Amanda By Night
11 years ago

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.

senski
11 years ago

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

mickster
mickster
11 years ago

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. 🙁

Grokenstein
Grokenstein
11 years ago

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.
cough*cinemageddon*cough

mamamiasweetpeaches
11 years ago

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!  

SlasherChick
SlasherChick
11 years ago

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.