Monday 8 March 2021


 100 Days (1991)  - Bollywood giallo.

Stone in the Mouth (1983) - Bland thriller with Harvey Keitel.

Walking the Edge (1984)-  Half-arsed vigilante movie with Robert Forster and Nancy Kwan 

Hard Target (1993)- Serviceable but entertaining actioner, but never reaches the madness it quite needs.

Scrubbers (1983) - It's like a Magdalene home but they watch the Long Good Friday on VHS. Features as the borstal staff lesbian icons Pam St. Clement and Miriam Margolyes, plus Dana Gillespie and Pauline Melville. 

Fantasma D'Amore (1981)- Michael Kroecher is a delightfully weird presence. 

Revenge of the Radioactive Reporter (1990)- Dipshit Toxic Avenger, then Dipshit Darkman.

 Laser Mission (1989) - Brandon Lee tries to be a Bond-type. He looks a bit Duncan Jax here.

Girl with a Pistol (1968) - London-set swinging Italian comedy.

The Loves and Times of Scaramouche (1976) - The Italian Royal Flash?

Les Ordres (1974) - Cold, clinical Canadian drama.

Leonard Part 6 (1987) - Err, it's as bad as I feared. Joe Don Baker is wasted. Poor Tom Courtenay, especially as he'd stopped acting in films for a decade before the Dresser relaunched him, and then he decides to do this?!? 

Train D'Enfer (1966) - Rote Eurospy with Jean Marais.

Il Sorpasso (1962) - Amiable routine Italian comedy.

The Cossacks (1961) - Rote Italian would-be epic.

Wake Up and Die (1966) - A proto-Eurocrimer.

I Deal in Danger (1966) - TVseries Blue Light with Bob Goulet transferred to the big screen.

Crooks in Cloisters (1963) - Amiable all-star Britcom.

Isabel (1968)

Slap af Frede (1966)- Danish spy "Comedy".

Duel of Champions (1961) - Alan Ladd looks sick here.

Buddha (1961)  - Lots of Japanese-looking "Indians" in this sumptuous but hard to follow epic.

Lion Man (1976)

2 Colonels (1960) - Toto and Walter Pidgeon, together at last.

THe Phantom of the Ritz (1989) - Snooze.

See also Torment (1986) - despite a neat idea with a final girl. 

Innocent Prey (1984) - Bland Aussie slasher. Ironically if they'd actually shot the Texas stuff in Australia, it'd have been more fun.

The Corpse Eaters (1974)- Homemade Canadian gore.

Miami Blues (1991) - Amiable, faux-Coen Brothers lark. 

The Purple Ball (1987)

Wolshead - the Legend of Robin Hood (1969) - Dismal pilot for an Arthur of the Britons-type series.

The Last of the Knucklemen (1978) - An excellent collection of Aussie character actors. 

Byleth (1972) - Ropey Italian horror. 

Bad Charleston Charlie (1972) - Ropey gangster comedy.

The Horse (1970) - Typical Gabin.

Dracula's Daughter (1972) - Typical Jess Franco smut. 

Bad Charleston Charlie (1972) - Ropey gangster schlock. 

Cut Throats Nine (1972) - Bleak, tough but authentic feeling Spanish western.

The Intruder (1975) - A typical Florida tax shelter film that was never made to be released.

Tales from the Hood (1995) - Better than Boyz N THe Hood (1991), simply because of Clarence Williams III. 

She Came to the Valley (1979) - Peculiar, weirdly 50s type western. 

Satanico Pandemonium (1975)

Hard Knocks (1980) - Dreary delinquency from Australia. 

Revenge (1986) - 80s Oklahoma slasher shite. How did they get Pat Wayne into this?

Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981) - Amanda Plummer and Diane Lane plus Burt Lancaster in an anachronistic-feeling western. 

The American Scream (1989) - Not the fun the video cover promotes, but a hideously ropey snow-slasher/sex comedy. 

Long Island Cannibal Massacre (1980) - It's a Ronseal kind of film. 

Akenfield (1974) - Didn't realise Peter Hall's epic of rural English life was contemporary set.

An American Hippie in Israel (1972) 

Eliza Fraser (1976)

Mutant (1984)

Lone Wolf (1988) - Werewolf versus, wait, they're teenagers?

Interface (1985) - Low budget, charmless Texan cyberpunk.

In the Shadow of the Blue Rascal (1986)

Boomerang (1976) - Routine Delon vehicle.

The Legend of Blood Castle (1975)

The Cop (1970) - Routine Eurocrime.

Watch Me When I Kill (1977) - Generic giallo.

Mamba (1988) - Rote snake horror with Mrs. Sting. 

Stone (1974) - Routine biker adventure, but being Austalian, that adds a lot.

Hell River (1974) - Half-baked but somewhat charming war film with Rod Taylor again doing his quarter-arsed American accent (still sounds Aussie, mind) and Adam West with bleached hair as a Nazi. 

Windwalker (1980)

Mad Mutilator (1985) - Amateurish French slasher.

Moon in Scorpio (1987) - Dreary middle-aged yacht slasher with Britt Ekland.

DEadline (1984)

Freakshow (1989)

Edge of the Axe (1989) - No sign that this is by Jose Larraz, but hey ho, it is.

Cardiac Arrest (1980)

Centrespread (1982)  - Typical Australian grot.

See also Hoodwink (1981) and Heatwave (1982), Man of Flowers (1983), The True Story of Eskimo Nell (1976),  Felicity (1978), Running from the Guns (1987), Kadaicha (1988)

Alley Cat (1984) - Rote vigilante pic.

Evils of the Night (1985) - Neville Brand looks like a nan.

48 hrs (1982) - Sure I had logged this, but no. It's just a fine cop buddy movie.

See also Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Oddballs (1984) - Is this supposed to be a kids' film?

Witness (1985) - Can't believe this was not shot in Canada.

Jason Lives - Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)   - Huh.

Future Kill (1985) - Miserable punk SF

The Legend of Billie Jean (1985) - Supergirl and Lisa Simpson (in Southern "Mumma's watchin' her stories" mode) versus Man in a Suitcase. 

Teen Wolf (1985) - What a load of shite.

The Nest (1988) - Routine bug movie.

Demonwarp (1988) - Rural alien horror with George Kennedy.

The Wraith (1986) - The Car with a cyberpunk sheen.

Steel Dawn (1987) - Mad Pat in Sarth Ifrika. 

Reform School Girls (1986) - Pat Ast an underused presence.

Faceless (1987) - This might be my favourite Jess Franco. That cast...

The Housekeeper (1986)- Dreary Canadian psychodrama Ruth Rundell Mystery with Rita Tushingham. Begins in London, though the snowy Canadian industrial locale has a  more Northern look to it. 

Stand Alone (1985)/The Annihilators (1985) - Ropey New World actioners, but at least Stand Alone has Charles Durning giving it his all and Bert Remsen looking like Len Fairclough.

City Heat (1984) - Burt and Clint (and Richard Roundtree briefly) in one of those "Bugsy Malone with adults" films. 

The Red Headed corpse (1971) - Rote giallo.

Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller (1989) - Aussie kids TV esque Canadian coproduction.

See also George's Island (1989)

Bedroom Eyes (1984)  Twink's pal Dick does sexy stuff.

Thunder Run (1986)/Rolling Vengeance (1987) - Routine truck stuff.

Kill Me Again (1989) - Routine Val Kilmer.

Pouvoir Intime (1986) - Fair Canuck thriller.

Nightmare  on Elm Street III - Dream Warriors (1987) - Nan Martin should have done more horror stuff, as a Sheila Keith-like presence. 

Heathers (1989) - the sheer late 80s-ness of it is a problem for this Millennial. Not the other stuff, which is fine. It's just 1989 was a time when things looked tacky. 

The Unnamable (1989) - Routine late 80s horror with plenty of FX, gloss but little actual meat and dull performances.

Killer Party (1986) - Feels like a Goosebumps, but then you realise William Fruet worked on that.

Dead Ringers (1988) - Excellent performance from the man in the pink castle. 

Out of the Dark (1988) - Divine emanating drag king vibes as a hard boiled PI is the one highlight. 

Creepshow 2 (1986) - Holt McCallany's big Irish head  dressed up as a Native American - like a member of the Indian Showband...

Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989) - The Princess Bride Italian style. 

Bodycount (1986) - The Italains gamely do an American slasher, but there's no style or excitement.

Spookies (1986) - Is this supposed to be a kids' film?

Let Sleeping Cops Lie (1988) - Routine Delon vehicle.

Pumpkinhead (1988)- Typical mid-range 3-star US horror.

One Crazy Summer (1986)  Too obnoxiously zany

River's Edge (1986) - Dreary 80s indie music in film.

Twentieth Century (2019) - I like the visuals, but this latest film from the Winnipeg Film Group never really comes together. Nice to see once ubiquitous Canadian funnyman Sean Cullen again. 

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