Tag Archives: 1970s

Mazurka på sengekanten / Bedroom Mazurka (1970) John Hilbard, Ole Søltoft, Annie Birgit Garde, Birte Tove, Comedy, Erotic

Mazurka pa sengekanten AKA Bedroom Mazurka (1970)
Max (Søltoft) is a popular teacher at a public school who needs a new schoolmaster. In an effort to entice him to take the vacated position, the boys hire a stripper to seduce the sexually inexperienced scholar. The wife and daughter of the former headmaster also wish to tutor the teacher in their own private lessons in human sexuality.
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Belle (1973) André Delvaux, Jean-Luc Bideau, Danièle Delorme, Adriana Bogdan, Drama

Belle (1973)
The line between fantasy and reality is once more blurred in this Belgian/French drama about a professor of literature who develops an obsession with a beautiful woman he meets (or imagines meeting) in the woods. He has an affair with this woman, but before he can run off with her, his daughter, who is an object of his incestuous desire (as several daydream sequences make clear), kills the stranger. Perhaps, though, his daughter only kills his daydreams when she gets married.
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Bite the Bullet (1975) Richard Brooks, Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn, Action, Adventure, Western

Bite the Bullet (1975)
At the beginning of the 20th century, a newspaper organizes an endurance horse race : 700 miles to run in a few days. 9 adventurers are competing, among them a woman, Miss Jones, a Mexican, an Englishman, a young cow-boy, an old one and two friends, Sam Clayton and Luke Matthews. All those individualists will learn to respect each other.
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César et Rosalie / Cesar & Rosalie (1972) Claude Sautet, Yves Montand, Romy Schneider, Sami Frey, Drama, Romance

Cesar et Rosalie (1972)
Rosalie is amicably divorced, dividing her time between her mother’s house, with her siblings and small daughter, and César’s. He’s self made, a scrap iron king, outgoing, amiable, in love with her. Enter David, an artist and Rosalie’s flame before her marriage. In a quiet, brooding way, he seeks to reclaim Rosalie. César’s jealous outbursts and attempts at cunning backfire and send Rosalie into David’s arms. César keeps trying: he buys Rosalie’s childhood seaside vacation home as a gift, wins her back, then must ask David to join them so Rosalie will be happy. When Rosalie discovers César and David’s complicity, she again asserts her freedom, leaving the men alone together.
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Xiao sha xing / The Singing Killer (1970) Cheh Chang, David Chiang, Ping Wang, Tina Chin-Fei, Action, Crime, Musical

Xiao sha xing (1970)
David Chiang plays Johnny, a reformed criminal turned pop headliner at a hip club in Hong Kong. His past isn’t exactly common knowledge, but it seems to have inspired some of his biggest hits. “I may be small, but I can kill,” he croons in the opening number. Somehow, he doesn’t seem so menacing amid a swirl of choreographed dancers and disco lights … Johnny sure means to keep his nose clean. His former pursuits have cost him the love of his life, who has disappeared. He’s got a great job, and he seems to make plenty of legitimate money for himself and the club owner. But his erstwhile colleagues pop out of the gutter just long enough to imperil Johnny’s whole deal. And it turns out that the club owner doesn’t take such a fatherly and benevolent interest in Johnny’s well-being, either. One more big job is what his ex-friends want from Johnny, and they won’t even shy away from blackmail to get him to do it. Fortunately, a cop who knows the old Johnny and the new Johnny doesn’t give …
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Wu Du / The Five Venoms (1978) Cheh Chang, Philip Kwok, Chien Sun, Sheng Chiang, Action

Wu Du (1978)
A dying teacher instructs his final student to check on the activities of five former pupils, each of whom he taught a unique and special style of kung-fu to: The Centipede, Snake, Scorpion, Lizard, and Toad (hence the title). His final student, who knows a little of each style must team up with one of the other good students to destroy the evil ones if there are any. Greed and treachery ensue as the student discovers that some of the students are indeed evil. But which one can he trust enough to team up with?
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Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978) Gordon Hessler, Peter Criss, Ace Frehley, Gene Simmons, Fantasy, Horror, Music

Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978)
The tale of rock band KISS and their efforts to thwart a diabolical plan by mad scientist Abner Devereaux. Devereaux has found a way to clone humans into robots in his laboratory at an amusement park. It just so happens that he plans to uses the KISS concert as a platform to unleash his plan on the world. KISS must use their special powers to stop him.
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L’héritier / The Inheritor (1973) Philippe Labro, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Carla Gravina, Jean Rochefort, Action, Drama, Thriller

L'heritier (1973)
When his father, a wealthy industrialist, is killed in aeroplane crash, Bart Cordell returns to France to take up the reins of the empire he has inherited. When a prostitute attempts to frame him for drug smuggling, he begins to suspect is father may have been murdered. Bart’s investigation uncovers a complex web of political intrigue, in which his own family and his stepfather are heavily implicated…
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The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) Alan Gibson, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Coles, Horror

The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)
In London in the 1970s, Scotland Yard police investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism. They call in an expert vampire researcher named Van Helsing (a descendant of the great vampire-hunter himself, no less) to help them put a stop to these hideous crimes. It becomes apparent that the culprit is Count Dracula himself, disguised as a reclusive property developer, but secretly plotting to unleash a fatal virus upon the world.
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Messer im Kopf / Knife in the Head (1979) Reinhard Hauff, Bruno Ganz, Angela Winkler, Hans Christian Blech, Drama

Messer im Kopf (1979)
One night when seeking his estranged wife, Hoffmann goes to the youth center where she works. The police are there rounding up radicals who frequent the center – Hoffmann runs into the building and ends up being shot in the head. He awakens with brain trauma, partially paralyzed and unable to speak. The police accuse him of stabbing an officer; the radicals herald him as an innocent victim of police brutality. During his slow recovery at the hospital, Hoffmann must piece together his life and struggle to remember the events of that night.
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Chi-zome no daimon / Bloodstained Clan Honor (1970) Kinji Fukasaku, Bunta Sugawara, Tatsuo Umemiya, Kôji Tsuruta, Action, Crime

Chi-zome no daimon (1970)
It takes place in the sunset days of the yakuza in the 1970s. The postwar turmoil that created the black market and lubricated illegal business opportunities was giving way to Japan Inc. A young Bunta Sugawara takes over as the oyabun of a crime syndicate in Yokohama, where he is struggling to keep operations at the port there alive. As his syndicate is eroding quickly, a major heavy industries company offers his gang the chance to chase some vagrants out of a shantytown where they are squatting on land where a factory is to be built. The job would secure steady profits for Bunta’s crime ring for years to come. However, Bunta and other members of his outfit grew up in the shanty, and they would be muscling their friends and neighbors. This sets the stage for an internal struggle that complicates the violent struggle with a rival mafia organization in Tokyo.
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