Craze (1974 Britain)

I’d seen actor Michael Jayston in a couple of things before this and thought he was a good actor. But after seeing his ‘turn’ (as they used to say in our forefathers day) here as a police detective I just thought “what a tosser, they should have got anyone else!” His Detective Sgt Wall character is so thoroughly unlikable and ill mannered that you almost want him to fail to catch the serial killer running amok on his patch. The script for Craze had enough problems before they cast the wrong man in a role the viewer is supposed to sympathize with. [Read more…]

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Death Wish 3 (1985 US/Israel/UK)

When seconds count the police are only minutes away. Or hours. Particularly if you live in Detroit or Johannesburg. I mean, why even bother with laws, why bother with a constitution and why bother with a po-lice force? They only get in the way. What you really need to keep the streets safe is a big gun…and lots of bullets…and maybe a machine gun…and perhaps a rocket launcher too. Maybe that would have kept those people safe in London the other day. Have you ever seen a multi-racial gang in real life? Me neither, but in this flick whites, blacks & hispanics are all working together to tear down the hard work of New York’s ‘old people’.  [Read more…]

The Astro-Zombies (1968 USA)

One of those Z grade efforts where you can tell the producers had props and sets left over from previous productions and wrote a script based around them. Therefore, the film makes absolutely no sense, and ends up throwing everything but the kitchen sink at the audience. [Read more…]

BLACULA (1972 United States)

blacula 3 Can there be a title that would sound more promising for fans of 70s cult-material? And cult-stuff this is indeed! This is about as entertaining as it gets for lovers of cult-cinema, and an absolute must-see for all the blaxploitation enthusiast’s out there. Plot and suspense are secondary, of course. But the film delivers in a highly engaging manner. [Read more…]

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