The Collector

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Released 1965

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Director:
William Wyler
Released:
1965
Rating:
R

The Collector is a 1965 thriller film that tells the story of a psychopathic butterfly collector, who kidnaps a beautiful young woman to add to his specimens. Based on the novel "The Collector" by John Fowles, Frederick Clegg (Terence Stamp) is a quiet London bank clerk who collects butterflies during his spare time. He deeply admires a beautiful college girl, Miranda Grey (Samantha Eggar), who studies at Slade School of Fine Arts, whom he always watch from a distance. His lack of social skills keeps him from making contact with Miranda. Living all alone in his countryside house, his loneliness and hopelessness for Miranda's attention fuels him to kidnap her and lock her in the cellar of his house. Convinced that he can win Miranda's heart, he promises to release her if he is not able to make her fall in love with him in a month.Will Miranda trust a psycopath's words, or will she risk her life and try to escape from the hands of a very unpredictable and dangerous person?

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Drama, Suspense