So incredibly 70's, it felt like a documentary. It was fascinating to watch the scenery of 70's London to see a little of what it was like.
Equally great to watch was Richard Burton chewing the scenery as Vic Dakin, a gay London gangster, in a relationship, with a young Ian McShane as his pimp boyfriend. Ballsy move so early in 1971 I think, especially with the sex scene between the two that was cut out from original theatrical release.
Richard Burton isn't your first choice when it comes to common London criminals and it WAS quite weird to see Burton act with a cockney accent and over the top performance, but I still liked it. You felt Burton was having fun not being a dramatic Shakespearean actor for once.
TRIVIA: The pub scenes were filmed in The Assembly House pub in Kentish Town. In between takes, Elizabeth Taylor was known to pull pints for the cast and crew.