• Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

By dorrk, Monday, 28 May 2018 14:41

Leave it to virtually unknown hack director Allan A. Goldstein to cap off the Charles Bronson era of the Death Wish series with an astoundingly oddball and enjoyable finale defined by its crazy crew of villains. Bronson's Paul Kersey, this time, applies his deadly methods as an unorthodox means to resolve a child custody dispute, after his fiance is murdered and her culpable ex-husband — Michael Parks, who oozes indifferent evil — claims his paternal rights to their 13-year-old daughter. Kersey has inexplicably developed, over the course of the series, into a sophisticated assassin with ninja-like skills of evasion; gone are the giant guns of the middle sequels in favor of poisoned cannolis, exploding soccer balls and... Kersey even shrink wraps someone, for God's sake. Parks is so much fun as Tommy O'Shea, and his underlings (including the memorable Robert Joy) are so goofy, I wouldn't mind seeing a 5-part series about them, if any had survived this movie. Just like Kersey taking a long, appreciative gaze at one of his flailing fire-engulfed victims, one can only admire the straightforward zaniness of Goldstein's accomplishment with Death Wish V: The Face of Death. While it doesn't come near the quality of the original Death Wish (and nor does it try), it's arguably the best of the sequels, which is remarkable for a franchise that has been successfully treading water for 20 years with no unequivocal failures.

Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994) GIFs

Trailers for the Death Wish franchise, 1974-2018

Death Wish Franchise Links

  • Death Wish (1974)
    Death Wish (1974)
  • Death Wish 2 (1982)
    Death Wish 2 (1982)
  • Death Wish 3 (1985)
    Death Wish 3 (1985)
  • Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
    Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
  • Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)
    Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)
  • Death Wish (2018)
    Death Wish (2018)
  • Bonus: Death Sentence (2007)
    Bonus: Death Sentence (2007)
  • Bonus: Cellat (1975) [aka Turkish Death Wish]
    Bonus: Cellat (1975) [aka Turkish Death Wish]

    PopGap
    Wire Creative Web Site Management
    Dorrk
    Dorrk Dot com
    Santa's Li'l Gimp
    The Godfather

    The Top 20 Movies of All-Time

    #1: The Godfather Part II (1974)

    #1: The Godfather Part II (1974)

    Dir: Francis Ford Coppola
    #2: The Godfather (1972)

    #2: The Godfather (1972)

    Dir: Francis Ford Coppola
    #3: West Side Story (1961)

    #3: West Side Story (1961)

    Dir: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
    #4: Manhattan (1979)

    #4: Manhattan (1979)

    Dir: Woody Allen
    #5: The Graduate (1967)

    #5: The Graduate (1967)

    Dir: Mike Nichols
    #6: Tootsie (1982)

    #6: Tootsie (1982)

    Dir: Sydney Pollack
    #7: Apocalypse Now (1979)

    #7: Apocalypse Now (1979)

    Dir: Francis Ford Coppola
    #8: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    #8: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    Dir: Irvin Kershner
    #9: Star Wars (1977)

    #9: Star Wars (1977)

    Dir: George Lucas
    #10: The Exorcist (1973)

    #10: The Exorcist (1973)

    Dir: William Friedkin
    #11: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    #11: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    Dir: Peter Jackson
    #12: Taxi Driver (1976)

    #12: Taxi Driver (1976)

    Dir: Martin Scorsese
    #13: Annie Hall (1977)

    #13: Annie Hall (1977)

    Dir: Woody Allen
    #14: Vertigo (1958)

    #14: Vertigo (1958)

    Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
    #15: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

    #15: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

    Dir: Steven Spielberg
    #16: Boogie Nights (1997)

    #16: Boogie Nights (1997)

    Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson
    #17: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

    #17: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

    Dir: Tobe Hooper
    #18: It's a Wonderful Life (1944)

    #18: It's a Wonderful Life (1944)

    Dir: Frank Capra
    #19: Singin' in the Rain (1952)

    #19: Singin' in the Rain (1952)

    Dir: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
    #20: Zodiac (2007)

    #20: Zodiac (2007)

    Dir: David Fincher