Getting In To The World Of Blaxploitation!
In 1970s Los Angeles a community group has been established on the mean streets to combat the crime, drugs, prostitution, etc… That has bee infecting the area… This group is called, ‘The People’s Army’ and it is under the leadership of a man who wants to clean up the streets and live in peace with the rest of the world…
Well his right hand man has a different idea for their organization…And if he gets his way, the once mostly peaceful organization will become a guerrilla force the likes of which haven’t been seen since Nazi Germany during World War 2…
And as the General is slowly loosing control of his group, it will be up to him to stop his assistant from creating the first, ‘Black Gestapo’!
The Flying Guillotine tells the story of how after a new portable, ‘Guillotine Weapon’ is created, a particularly cruel Chinese Emperor turns some of his finest Soldiers in to an assassination squad… But when one of the best of their ranks ends up going on the run, the Emperor sends the hit squad to capture him no matter what the cost!
Night Train Murders (1975), This classic horror movie which it appears was originally called Last Stop On The Night Train, was directed by Aldo Lado (Born Winner), this movie also starred, Flavio Bucci (Suspiria), Macha Méril (Chinese Roulette) and Gianfranco De Grasso (The Church)… In the same vein as Hostel (which come to think of […]
Our country is mired in a desperate economic recession… and it naturally made me think of Walter Hill’s excellent depression era film Hard Times (1975) about a bare knuckle fighter (Charles Bronson) who is way too old to be doing what he’s doing and the degenerate gambler (James Coburn) who schemes to make money off […]
Long before the hit TV show The L Word (2004) and the amazing film Jackie Brown (1997) Pam Grier starred along with Fred ‘The Hammer’ Williamson better known for Black Caesar (1973) and Hell up in Harlem (1973.) In the classic Blaxploitation film “Bucktown” (1975) directed by Arthur Marks who also collaborated with Grier on Friday Foster(1975). Duke (Fred […]
Hennessey tells the story Niall Hennessey, an Irish man who despite having IRA connections just wanted to live in peace with his wife and daughter… This all changes when an accident happens that has a British Soldier kill his family, and now Hennessy is out for revenge and will stop at nothing till those he perceives as having killed his family are eliminated!