The Black Panther

Note: In the 1980s, The Black Panther was released for rental on VHS. This video trailer was targeted at a rental audience at that time and is not the original theatrical trailer.

Directed by Ian Merrick, this intelligent crime drama charts the infamous killing spree which Donald Neilson, aka the Black Panther, perpetrated across England during the mid-70s, culminating in the kidnapping and death of a 17-year-old girl. Told with uncommon accuracy and refraining from any measure of sensationalism, this fascinating and disturbing film fell foul of a media-driven campaign upon its original cinema release, which resulted in an effective ban.