Tag Archives: 1970s

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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Scalawag (1973) Kirk Douglas, Zoran Calic, Mark Lester, Neville Brand, Adventure, Western

Scalawag (1973)
A crew of land locked pirates, led by the aptly named Peg, go in search of burried treasure hidden by the treacherous Mudhook and his twin brother. They meet up with good natured landowner, Don Aragon, who goes along for the ride with his sister and a young boy, Jamie. Along the way, Peg and Jamie form a father son relationship that is put to the test due to Peg’s naturally dishonest ways.
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Barão Olavo, o Horrível (1970) Júlio Bressane, Rodolfo Arena, Helena Ignez, Isabella, Comedy

Barao Olavo, o Horrivel (1970)
Bressane’s first color film, shot in the home of the artist Elyseu Visconti. Part of it is missing sound and final editing because the director was forced to leave Brazil. Horror and humor to deal with the subject of insanity: “In the end everyone leaves the house as though they were laboratory mice escaping, they invade the city and contaminate the world”. “If we talk about horror, this film deals with national horror, with Mojica Marins as an emblem. There might be a few touches of Corman and English horror, but it is another level of horror. What transformed the film was the location where we were shooting, the house of a 19th century painter, a receptacle of light. When I arrived and saw that house, that light, I said: ‘This is the film. This is the horror’. The meaning of the film, its appeal, derives from this laboratory of light” (J. Bressane). — Torino Film Festival
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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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