"Heart of Darkness"
Suitable for UK, Europe, Australia and NZ
of Darkness  [DVD] [All-region]Tim Roth
(actor) John Malkovich (actor)
all-region dvd | runtime: 100 min | quality: digital
Synopsis: Making a faithful
screen adaptation of Joseph Conrad's brooding novella about madness and greed,
which formed the basis for Apocalypse Now was always going to be a bold step
given that parallels would inevitably be drawn with Coppola's masterpiece. The
story is certainly one familiar to film-goers, a man (Tim Roth) is sent up the
Congo in a leaky steamboat to find the renegade Kurtz (John Malkovich in
malevolent form), an ivory trader now mad prophet and self-acclaimed king.
The eccentric visual flair associated with the once mighty Nicolas Roeg
made him the perfect choice for this straight-to-cable production shot on
location in Belize, and he encourages exemplary performances from his two main
leads. Overall though this never manages to rise much above the