Packard Walsh and his motorized gang control and terrorize an Arizona desert town where they force drivers to drag-race so they can ‘win’ their vehicles. After Walsh stabs the decent teenager Jamie Hankins to death for being intimate with a girl whom Walsh wants for himself, the mysterious Jake Kesey arrives, an extremely cool motor-biker with an invincible car. Jake befriends Jamie’s girlfriend Keri Johnson, takes Jamie’s sweet brother Billy under his wing and manages what Sheriff Loomis can not – the methodical and otherworldly elimination of Packard’s criminal gang.
Chandu the Magician (1932) William Cameron Menzies, Edmund Lowe, Irene Ware, Bela Lugosi, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Megalomaniac and would-be world dominator Roxor has kidnaped Robert Regent, along with his death ray invention, in hopes of using it to degenerate humanity into mindless brutes, leaving himself as Earth’s supreme intelligence. Faced with revealing the machine’s secrets or allowing his family to die a horrible death at the hands of Roxor, Regent’s only hope lies with the intervention of his brother-in-law, the be-turbaned yogi and magician Chandu, who has the power to make men see what is not there ‘even unto a gathering of twelve times twelve’.
Un dollaro tra i denti / A Stranger in Town (1967) Luigi Vanzi, Tony Anthony, Frank Wolff, Jolanda Modio, Action, Drama, Western
Unknown to anybody else but himself The Stranger arrives in an abandoned town where he witnesses the slaughter of Mexican soldiers by a gang led by Aguila. The Stranger threatens Aguila to denounce him if he does not accept to let him take part in the theft of a shipment of gold. The plan is a success but when The Stranger claims his due, he gets a good beating instead. However The Stranger manages to escape with the gold. The bandits, who want his skin, pursue him. But The Stranger is not the kind to get caught so easily…
De La Part Des Copains / Cold Sweat (1970) Terence Young, Charles Bronson, James Mason, Liv Ullmann, Action, Crime, Drama
Joe Martin, a quiet American, lives a quiet life in the South of France renting boats to tourists. He is happily married to Fabienne and has a twelve-year-old daughter named Michèle. But the quiet man has a past: ten years before, Joe (then Moran) had escaped with four other convicts, among whom the sadistic ex-mercenary Katanga. Seeing the latter brutally kill an M. P., Joe had abandoned his accomplices and left with the car. One night, Captain Ross, Katanga, Whitey and Fausto re-appear..
Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his vengeance, he rises to power in New York City’s Harlem. Angry at the racist society around him, both criminal and straight, he sees the acquisition of power as the solution to his rage. He performs a free-lance hit on a Mob contract to attract the attention of the head of a Mafia family. Reluctantly accepted into ‘The Family,’ he grows increasingly autonomous and aggressive, eventually starting a gang war.
Quentin Durward (1955) Richard Thorpe, Robert Taylor, Kay Kendall, Robert Morley, Action, Adventure, History
In 1465 Quentin Durwood travels to France to meet Isabelle, Countess of Marcroy, on behalf of his elderly Scottish uncle whom, for political reasons, the Duke of Burgundy intends she marry. A man of honour who may have sworn too many oaths, Durward finds he and Isabelle being used as pawns in a deadly game by the Duke and devious King Louis XI. One look at Isabelle has convinced Durward this is where he and his heart have to be.
Caligula and Messalina / Caligula et Messaline (1981) Bruno Mattei, Antonio Passalia, Vladimir Brajovic, Betty Roland, Françoise Blanchard, Action, Adventure, Biography, Erotic
Arctic Flight (1952) Lew Landers, Wayne Morris, Lola Albright, Alan Hale Jr., Action, Adventure, Drama
Monogram Studios certainly got its money’s worth out of contractee Wayne Morris, profitably plunking him into virtually every film genre known to man. In Arctic Flight, Morris plays an Alaskan bush pilot named Mike, hired to take a tenderfoot named Wetherby (Alan Hale Jr.) on a hunting trip. It soon develops that Wetherby is actually–gasp–a communist spy, who intends to take photos of Alaskan military installations on behalf of the Kremlin. By the time Mike finds this out, Wetherby has ingratiated himself with everyone in the region, thus no one believes Our Hero’s shouts of “Red! Red!” The tension mounts steadily to an edge-of-seat climax. Lola Albright delivers the film’s best performance as a self-reliant schoolteacher assigned to the desolate Little Diomede region.
Diana González works for the police and successfully eliminates narco dealers. One of the narco bosses, Constantino, decides to punish her by making Diana’s sister to use drugs. This poor girl ends up dying in a S&M orgy. Now Diana is going to kill all those who wronged her with her Machinegun (La metralleta) while being pursued by drug dealers and the local police.
Street of a Thousand Pleasures (1972) William Rotsler, Garth Ruger, Margo Mars, Sandy Jackson, Action, Adventure, Erotic
In a Middle Eastern country, a traveling American saves the life of the local sheik. In gratitude, the sheik takes him to The Street of a Thouand Pleasures, where he can choose from any of hundreds (actually, 71) of nude and semi-nude women.