Return of the Magnificent Seven Blu-ray review

The first of two sequels to the 1960 classic western The Magnificent Seven, this bloody western only featured Yul Brynner from the original movie’s all-star cast. Once again, the residents of a Mexican village have been enslaved by an evil menace, this time an insane rancher named Lorca (Emilio Fernandez), who has corralled a small …
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The French Connection II Blu-ray review

I don’t think a crime film will ever be released, that’s grittier and better-made than William Friedkin’s original The French Connection – even John Frankenheimer’s very worthy 1975 follow-up, French Connection II. The first film was based on actual people and events, however French Connection II was entirely fictitious, and didn’t bring back any of …
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The French Connection Blu-ray review

New York City detectives “Popeye” Doyle (Gene Hackman) and Buddy Russo (Roy Scheider) attempt to break a mysterious narcotics smuggling ring and ultimately uncover The French Connection – the gritty classic New York crime story is a blueprint for how contemporary action movies are done right. Based on a true story, this action-filled thriller won …
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