- Directed by Peter Collinson
- Starring Suzy Kendall, Terence Morgan, Tony Beckley, Norman Rodway
- Written by Peter Collinson, Scott Forbes
The Penthouse (1967) -- This is a superb and prescient little thriller by Peter Collinson that predates such films as FUNNY GAMES and other extreme cinema projects, and is much better, and much more restrained, in every way. I'm amazed that the film hasn't gotten better distribution, and that it seems to have slipped between the cracks of cinema history.
In this particularly nasty example a married, middle-age business man is in his isolated luxury penthouse with his young mistress when the two are attacked by a trio of crazed and seemingly motiveless characters calling themselves Tom, Dick, and Harry (the latter is a woman brilliantly played by ex-Bond girl Martine Beswick). The criminals soon expose both the immoral lifestyle of the couple and the cracks in their shallow relationship of convenience.
The Penthouse DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 8/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.