MGM Limited Edition Collection September 2011 title reviews

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, ….

Straw Dogs Blu-ray review

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 ….

The Magnificent Seven Blu-ray review

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 ….

SGU: Stargate Universe – The Complete Final Season DVD review

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 ….

MGM Limited Edition Collection’s The Gun Runners, The Happy Thieves, and The Destructors review

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 ….