Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Relentless 3/Relentless 4|
Actors: Leo Rossi, William Forsythe, Robert Costanzo, Edward Wiley, Tom Bower
Directors: James Lemmo, Oley Sassone
Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
When the fear stops... you're dead! Detective Sam Dietz (The Accused's Leo Rossi battles his most unspeakable adversaries ever in two shocking thrillers! In Relentless 3, a savagely cunningly serial killer is carving up in... more »
When The Fear Stops...You're Dead
Mrseeu2 | Chicago, IL , United States | 02/20/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Leo Rossi is back as Detective Sam Dietz in his third installment of Relentless. After really liking Relentless one and two I was ready to be disappointed. You know, at some point they have got to bomb. But this is not the one. This could be the best of the series. The reason why? In a nut shell-William Forysthe. He is simply great in this movie. The story is about a savage serial killer who is slaughtering young women and taunting police by mailing them momentos of his handiwork. For Sam Dietz this one gets close and personal. I recommend Relentless 1, 2 & 3 but stay away from 4, it's horrible."
Best Of The 'Relentless' Series
Craig Connell | Lockport, NY USA | 04/14/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a rough film, make no mistake, but it's very interesting all the way and he best of the "Relentless" movies. It has many of the same elements the two other films had: some grisly scenes, rough language but a fast-moving film which really goes fast considering it's only 80-some minutes long.
Leo Rossi once again stars but I liked his partner (Robert Costanzo) much better. William Forsythe once again plays a creepy killer. He seems to be typecast. The female lead is someone I haven't seen before or since: attractive Signy Coleman.
I did get confused a couple of issues such as how the detectives figured a few things out and that end. Also, whatever happened to "Marianne?" They do discuss something briefly but I couldn't get it. I don't claim this film is a great work of art: just entertaining.
Without giving anything I will say I liked the ending which wasn't the usual clichéd one. This is the only one in the series I would consider re-purchasing for DVD.
2 times the fear.
The Whatever Dude | houston, tx United States | 05/29/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Relentless series seems to be in my opinion, a very well made series of "To catch a Killer"-type films. After watching the first movie and then watching the second one, I decided it was time to view the third one, as well as the fourth one. And thanks to the good people over at Image Entertainment, we get both movies on 1 DVD.
In part 3, Det. Sam Dietz (Once again, played by Leo Rossi, who this time around, gets top billing as well as even serving as one of this film's and part 4's producers) has returned from up north to the City of Angels, after being away for sometime. He is now divorced from Carol. This time around, Dietz agrees to track yet another serial killer. The killer in this one, played by William Forsythe, finds various women and hacks them up and taunts the police by sending them the body parts. The killer is also someone Sam's arrested before. 7/10
In part 4, which is the better film, in my opinion, Sam is after yet another killer who kills women, based on their connection to therapist Dr. Sara Lee Jaffe (Played by Famke Janssen, in one of her first roles) in ritualistic-style murders. Sara herself holds the key to the case. Meanwhile, Dietz has other problems of his own, such as his teenage son Corey (Now being played by the late Christopher Pettiet), who's role in this seems to be somewhat bigger than part 1 or 2 and especially 3 combined (Watch 3 to know why). Also interesting to note that Ken Lerner, Michael Lerner's brother, who also appeared in part 1, plays a totally different character, a joke-loving coroner. 8.5/10
In closing, I believe 4 to be the superior film, mainly because of the intense ending, which I will not say how it goes. Both films I recommend. I hope Cinetel Films decides to make a Relentless 5 soon, although it may never happen, we may just end up with some lame remake of the first movie, but one can dream.
EXTRAS: None, except for a good 1:85 widescreen presentation for both films."