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What the Peeper Saw
What the Peeper Saw
Actors: Mark Lester, Britt Ekland, Hardy Krüger, Lilli Palmer, Harry Andrews
Directors: Andrea Bianchi, James Kelley
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
R     2007     1hr 29min

Marcus, a wealthy widowed English author brings Elise, his beautiful young bride, to his isolated home in rural Spain. Elise's new life of comfort turns nightmarish when her 12-year-old step-son begins behaving more than ...  more »


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Actors: Mark Lester, Britt Ekland, Hardy Krüger, Lilli Palmer, Harry Andrews
Directors: Andrea Bianchi, James Kelley
Creators: Harry Waxman, Luis Cuadrado, Andrea Bianchi, Andrés Vicente Gómez, Graham Harris, Bautista Lacasa, Erich Kröhnke, Trevor Preston
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: TeleVista
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/03/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/1972
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1972
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 29min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, Italian

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Movie Reviews

Robert | St. Neots, Cambs, ENGLAND United Kingdom | 09/15/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The front cover says that there are two versions on the DVD. There are not. And, the film has been cut in two places! The key scene (where the mother dies in the bath) is one scene that is not shown! On the back cover, it says 'Digitally Remastered' but, again, it is not! It is a very poor copy from a VHS! All of this is totally dishonest and it is against the law for any company or individual to give such a false description. Those consumers in America who have bought it should complain to the relevant legal body in America about "Substance", the label who have released this atrocious DVD. I wouldn't be surprised if it was one individual copying the film in a back room! I am in England and so don't know where to complain. Anyone who bought it should, like myself, get your money back! DO NOT BUY THIS TERRIBLE, ILLEGAL DVD!"
"What the Peeper Saw", or "Oliver goes Psycho"
chad edwards | cincinnati, ohio USA | 09/13/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"A beautiful woman makes the torturous discovery that her angelic-looking stepson murdered his real mother, and has good reason to believe that the evil child may have similarly sinister plans for her. What at first may seem like a cheap, sleazy exploitation flick(that title doesn't help much), turns out to be a lurid, exciting thriller that is more concerned with plot and character than supplying cheap thrills and is all the better for it. The film is aided by a strong cast, including Mark Lester(the little waif in the award-winning musical "OLIVER!") who is chillingly good and believable every second as the disturbed youngster. Lester's rendition of THE BAD SEED is far more believable than Macaulay Culkin's in 1993's THE GOOD SON. The beautiful and sexy Britt Ekland also does well with her role as the bedeviled stepmother. Luis Cuadrado and Harry Waxman's striking photography of the Spanish locations also adds much."
What the Peeper Saw is not a 2 version DVD!!
Daniel P. Poling | USA | 09/06/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Dispite what Amazon is advertising above, this is not a Two Version DVD. You will only receive the U.S. Theatrical version of this movie. The Uncut "Night Child" version is not on the DVD.

The movie is ok although it is a bit odd and the latter part of the movie is hard to follow.
What The Peeper Saw. A Brief Review
Daniel C. Franklin | 07/13/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"What The Peeper Saw, aka. "Night Child", is the story of a troubled boy with a genius IQ, who, upon his arrival home from boarding school, immediately begins to plant the seeds of suspicion and distrust between his father and new stepmother. Marcus, played by Mark Lester, proves to be an extremely dangerous child, who won't hesitate to kill anyone he simply dislikes. There is a great deal of sexual tension between Marcus and his young stepmother (Britt Eklund). The ending is a total surprise. I believe that you'll find this film interesting as well as somewhat disturbing."