Man of Violence

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Man of Violence
"Man of Violence" poster.jpg
BFI DVD cover
Directed by Pete Walker
Produced by Pete Walker
Written by Brian Comport
Pete Walker
Starring Michael Latimer
Luan Peters
Derek Aylward
Music by Cyril Ornadel
Cinematography Norman G. Langley
Edited by Peter Austen-Hunt
Distributed by Miracle Films
Release date
  • 1969 (1969) (UK)
Running time
89 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Man of Violence is a 1969 British crime film directed by Pete Walker and starring Michael Latimer, Hammer girls Virginia Wetherell (Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, Demons of the Mind) and Luan Peters (Lust for a Vampire, Twins of Evil), and Derek Aylward.[1] It is also known as Moon. In the film, a young man is forced to work for a major criminal in his effort to find a hidden stash of stolen gold.

"Pete Walker's affectionate low-budget homage to the gangster thriller is packed with sights and sounds from a Britain about to swing out of the Sixties and into a somewhat less optimistic decade. Man of Violence offers not only rare glimpses of a world gone by but also some twists on generic convention."[2] The music was composed and conducted by Cyril Ornadel.


DVD and Blu-ray release[edit]

The BFI have released Man of Violence on DVD and Blu-ray through its Flipside strand, together with the film The Big Switch.[3]


  1. ^ "Man of Violence". BFI. 
  2. ^ Sleeve notes for BFI DVD BFIVD846
  3. ^ "Cinedelica: DVD Review: Man of Violence (aka Moon) 1970". 

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