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Plot: In the docklands of East London stands the Empire State, a nightclub full of magic and mystery. Designed like an ocean liner, it’s become a battle ground where anything can happen. In the midst of the action, a young boy stows aboard to search for his friend who has disappeared in the entrails of the club.
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Watched this for the first time last night and was blown away….
Before directors like Tarantino did the whole convoluted stories of multiple characters that all join up trick that became popular in the 90’s and still remains a staple of some crime films now, there was this offering from director Ron Peck.
The film is a brilliant snapshot of late 80’s London and the stylish portrayal of the club in it really captures the feel of an 80’s club.
Now, I’m going to rewatch but first time round the first half didn’t do much for me, but when all the characters arrive at the club the film is named after it’s just brilliant. The speech the arrogant young gangster who has been taken in by the allure of yuppie culture gives to his old school east end boss in the office is just brilliant and original. In fact there are no cliche’s in what transpires at the club and it’s sightly art-house cinematography makes it all the more compelling…
I’m curious now as to what other films pre Empire State used the wraparound narrative first, and in this film it’s used to great effect.
Awful. Keep it in obscurity.
I watched this on Film4 the other night and while I wasn’t expecting a full blown classic I felt cheated by its awfulness – the acting, the lack of plot and the ear aching 80s soundtrack.
The film basically marketed itself as a British crime drama set in a London nightclub and it’s gangland activity around it. It stars Ray McAnally and Jamie Foreman amongst the familiar faced cast (in early roles) as the nightclub owner as the stereotyped loser respectively.
The film basically didn’t have a main character focus (despite it’s little trickery at the beginning) and gives you an assortment of characters including an annoying gay prostitute pimp, a harassed reporter, a spoilt bullying nightclub dancer and her stereotypical loser boyfriend, an arrogant gangster wannabe looking for business interests,a boxer,a veteran nightclub owner, an American tycoon with a rough gay fetish, a woman looking for love and a naive teenage Geordie looking for his pal Mick.
It appears that the so-called plot is trying to build up for some kind of finale but that is ever really delivered.
The movie is completely awful and I understand why it’s so obscure. The 1 star awarded is for seeing how many familiar faces in the movie in very early roles including an Eastenders regular, a known face from Minder and a future fireman in London’s Burning.
AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min)
Genre Crime, Thriller
Director Ron Peck
Writer Mark Ayres, Ron Peck
Actors Cathryn Harrison, Jason Hoganson, Glen Murphy
Country United Kingdom
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm