Showing posts with label 1970s. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1970s. Show all posts

The Lawyer (1970)

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Barry Newman, Diana Muldaur, Harold Gould
Language: English
Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Description: Tony Petrocelli, a bright young layer practicing in the rich cattle town of Baker, becomes embroiled in a murder case.

Valentino (1977)

Directed by: Ken Russell
Stars: Rudolf Nureyev, Leslie Caron, Michelle Phillips
Language: English
Country: Uk | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Ken Russell’s Valentino
Description: In 1926 the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide – that actor was Rudolph Valentino. Ballroom dancer Valentino manipulated his good looks and animal-like grace into a Hollywood career. His smouldering love making, tinged with a touch of masterful cruelty, expressed a sexuality which was at once both shocking and sensual.

The Man with Icy Eyes (1971)

Directed by: Alberto De Martino
Stars: Antonio Sabato, Barbara Bouchet, Faith Domergue
Language: Italian +  English Version with English (srt)  Subtitles
Country: Italy | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: L’uomo dagli occhi di ghiaccio
Description: A state senator is murdered outside his home, and the police arrest a strange man described as having “icy eyes” for the crime. An Italian reporter finds a stripper who claims to have been an eyewitness to the assassination and saw the man with the icy eyes commit it. At his trial she testifies against him, and he’s sentenced to death. However, the reporter soon begins to find holes in the stripper’s story, and other circumstances arise which makes him believe that the wrong man may have been convicted.

His Name Was Holy Ghost (1972)

Directed by: Giuliano Carnimeo
Stars: Gianni Garko, Víctor Israel, Poldo Bendandi
Language: English, Italian (2 tracks)
Country: Spain | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Uomo avvisato mezzo ammazzato… Parola di Spirito Santo
Description: Gianni Garko returns as the Holy Ghost, a supernatural gunfighter dressed in white and with a dove sitting on his shoulder. With his sidekick, the Preacher (Victor Israel), the Holy Ghost rescues some farmers from the fortified prison of the evil Gen. Ruiz (Paolo Gozlino) then raids the castle again for gold treasure aided by some local prostitutes.

Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead (1971)

Directed by: Giuseppe Vari
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Victoria Zinny, Paolo Casella
Language: English
Country: Italy | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Prega il morto e ammazza il vivo, To Kill a Jackal, Pray to Kill and Return Alive
Description: Dan Hogan and his gang have held up a bank for $100,000 in gold bars. They meet up at Jackal’s Ranch, a weigh station for stage coaches. While waiting for the gold to arrive they encounter a stranger, John Webb, who wants half the gold in exchange for guiding them safely to Mexico. Reluctantly, Dan agrees and they set across the brutal desert for a race to the border with the Rangers hot on their tail. Is John who he says he is? Is he really after the gold or does he have an ulterior motive?

Emergency Squad (1974)

Directed by: Stelvio Massi
Stars: Tomas Milian, Gastone Moschin, Ray Lovelock
Language: English, Italian (2 tracks)
Country: Italy | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Squadra volante
Description: This entry in the Italian crime film cycle of the ’70s presents an interesting take on the format. Emergency Squad seems unusually postmodern for its time because it places an equal amount of dramatic focus on its hero and its villain. The hero part is fulfilled by Ravelli (Tomas Milian), a cop consumed with the desire to get revenge on the crook who shot his wife to death during a robbery. The crook in question is Marseilles (Gastone Moschin), who is trying to assemble funds for his own retirement. As the revenge scenario moves toward the inevitable confrontation, Emergency Squad retains interest because it paints both leads in a complex fashion — Ravelli’s obsessive quest makes him as scary as he is sympathetic and the seemingly icy Marseilles reveals some surprisingly vulnerable sides to his character.

Hoodlums (1979)

Directed by: Mac Ahlberg
Stars: Nai Bonet, Tony Page, Vicki Sue Robinson
Language: English
Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Vhsrip
Description: Loretta (Nai Bonet) is a singer and escort in a NYC mob-owned nightclub/illegal casino. The favorite working girl of manager George (Tony Page), Loretta is unhappy with her current occupation and looking for a way out. George, meanwhile, is losing his stranglehold on the business. Complications arise when Loretta finds herself falling for a man she meets. Do you think this is gonna end well?

Jock Petersen (1974)

Directed by: Tim Burstall
Stars: Jack Thompson, Jacki Weaver, Wendy Hughes
Language: English
Country: Australia | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Petersen
Description: Tony Petersen, a married electrician and ex-footballer, goes to university to study English. Petersen is odd man out at the uni. He receives extracurricular help from his stuffy professor’s beautiful lecturer wife in her office. Their get-togethers there are quite rootine. The professor is also seeing one of his students after class. Petersen and the professor’s wife talk about having a baby. But then she accepts an appointment to Oxford, provoking a rage in Petersen.

Short Eyes (1977)

Directed by: Robert M. Young
Stars: Bruce Davison, José Pérez, Nathan George
Language: English + Directors Commentary (2nd track)
Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Slammer
Description: A young man who is charged with child molestation is placed in New York City’s infamous Tombs prison. When the other inmates in his cell block find out what he is charged with, life becomes extremely difficult for him.

Caged Men Plus One Woman (1971)

Directed by: Ed Forsyth
Stars: Ross Stephenson, Maureen McGill, Jeremy Hart
Language: English
Country: Uk | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: I’m Going to Get You… Elliot Boy
Description: Ross Stephenson is Elliot, a loser who robbed a bank and landed in jail after being setup by his girlfriend. As the new guy, Elliot is considered fresh meat and encounters inmates trying to make him their own at every turn. Caged Men is a shocking portrayal of life in a corrupt prison and what a man must do to survive.

Inserts (1974)

Directed by: John Byrum
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Jessica Harper, Bob Hoskins
Language: English, French (2tracks) | Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Country: Uk | Imdb Info | Dvdrip [uncut]
Description: A young, once-great Hollywood film director refuses to accept changing times during the early 1930s, and confides himself to his decaying mansion to make silent porn flicks.

Black Heat (1976)

Directed by: Al Adamson
Stars: Timothy Brown, Russ Tamblyn, Jana Bellan
Language: English
Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Dvdrip with (Extra Deleted Scenes)
Also known as: Girl’s Hotel, The Murder Gang, Inside Straight
Description: Kicks Carter, a streetwise Las Vegs cop, is out to shut down an upscale hotel that is actually a front for a host of illegal activities. A gang headed by the scuzzy Ziggy is running everything from gun-running and loan-sharking to prostitution and drug-dealing, and a beautiful but nosy reporter keeps getting in Kicks’ way.

The Criminals Attack The Police Respond (1977)

Directed by: Mario Caiano
Stars: Leonard Mann, John Steiner, Maria Rosaria Omaggio
Language: Italian | Subtitles: English [srt]
Country: Italy | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: La malavita attacca. La polizia risponde.
Description: Police commissioner Baldi investigates the mysterious killings of three Mafia bosses.

The Master Touch (1972)

Directed by: Michele Lupo
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Giuliano Gemma, Florinda Bolkan
Language: English, Italian, German (3tracks)
Country: Italy | Imdb Info | LDrip
Also known as: Un uomo da rispettare, Hearts and Minds, A Man to Respect
Description: A just released from prison professional thief decides to do one last high-risk heist, which could settle him for life or land him behind bars again.

Super Stooges vs the Wonder Women (1974)

Directed by: Alfonso Brescia
Stars: Aldo Canti, Marc Hannibal, Hua Yueh
Country: Italy | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Superuomini, superdonne, superbotte, Barbarian Revenge
Description: Three men with supernatural powers interfere in a tribal warfare to prevent evil Amazons destroying the inhabitants of a village.

Ground Zero (1973)

Directed by: James T. Flocker
Stars: Ron Casteel, Melvin Belli, Augie Tribach
Language: English
Country: Usa | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: The Golden Gate Is Ground Zero
Description: A terrorist organization attaches a nuclear device to the top of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and an agent is sent to disarm it.

Rika the Mixed-Blood Girl (1972)

Directed by: Kô Nakahira
Stars: Rika Aoki, Kazuko Nagamoto, Masami Souda
Language: Japanese | Subtitles: English
Country: Japan | Imdb Info | Dvdrip
Also known as: Konketsuji Rika
Description: First film of a trilogy following the dramatic life of Rika, a half-Japanese/half-American woman who becomes the tough-as-nails leader of an all-girl crime gang.