Death Wish

Format: Blu-ray

Genre: Action

Location: Fi13b

Death Wish (1974)

Open-minded architect Paul Kersey returns to New York City from vacationing with his wife, feeling on top of the world. At the office, his cynical coworker gives him a welcome back with a warning about the rising crime rate. But Paul, a bleeding-heart liberal, thinks of crime as caused by poverty. However, his coworker’s ranting proves more than true when Paul’s wife is killed, and his daughter is raped in his apartment. The police have no reliable leads, and his overly sensitive son-in-law only exacerbates Paul’s hopelessness. He is now facing the reality that the police can’t be everywhere at once. Out of sympathy, his boss gives him an assignment in sunny Arizona, where Paul gets a taste of the Old West ideals. He returns to New York with a compromised view of muggers.