Sugar Hill (1974) The Paul Maslansky-directed Sugar Hill stars Marki Bey, Robert Quarry, Don Pedro Colley, Betty Anne Rees, Richard Lawson and Zara Cully. The film is a must-watch for fans of black horror films of the 1970s, “borrowing” elements from every film from Night of the Living Dead to Sheba, Baby. In Sugar Hill, ….
On September 6th, MGM Home Entertainment released the cult classic survival thriller Straw Dogs on Blu-ray for the first time ever Sam Peckinpah’s 1971 classic Straw Dogs is a violent film that retains its power to shock audiences even today. One of the grittiest and controversial thrillers of all-time, the film was banned in the ….
Although there were many films that had already been made called “spaghetti westerns,” Sergio Leone remake the genre with his great love for westerns and the humor he carefully wove into his story lines. The plot for A Fistful of Dollars was based on Akira Kurosawa’s 1961 classic Yojimbo, however Leone managed to create a ….
For A Few Dollars, the second in the “Man With No Name” trilogy, stars Clint Eastwood as a keen-eyed, quick-witted bounty hunter on the bloody trail of Indio (Gian Maria Volont), the territory’s most treacherous bandit. But his ruthless rival, Colonel Douglas Mortimer (Lee Van Cleef), is determined to bring Indio in first – dead ….
Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 epic The Seven Samurai is westernized in John Sturges’ thrilling adventure The Magnificent Seven. Academy Award Winner Yul Brynner plays Chris, a mercenary hired to protect a Mexican farming village from its annual invasion by bandit Calvera (Eli Wallach). The Magnificent Seven also featured landmark performances from Steve McQueen, Charles ….
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 ….
The controversial horror film Devil’s Grove – also the first in the “New York City Horror Film Festival Presents” label – hit DVD on June 7th. Devil’s Grove certainly lives up to it’s pedigree as one of the most brutal low budget independent horror films in recent memory, putting a capital “S” in Shock value. ….
Stargate Universe was of a much higher quality than other SG television series, and I was puzzled when I heard SyFy was canceling the show after only two seasons. But that’s exactly what they did. However, SGU: Stargate Universe – The Complete Final Season box set is filled with enough features and extra material to ….
On May 24th, MGM Home Entertainment released Oliver Stone’s Vietnam War classic Platoon in an incredible Blu-ray and DVD combination pack for the first time. Platoon may be the most important war film ever made, and this treatment by MGM supports that statement. The picture quality on the Blu-ray edition is phenomenal, exposing the realities ….
The Destructors (1974) The Destructors – originally titled The Marseille Contract – stars Anthony Quinn as a tough U.S. intelligence agent in Paris who’s assigned to break a narcotics ring, but after several of his agents are killed during an operation, he hires a contract killer played by Michael Caine, for help in bringing down ….