Tag Archives: 1970s

Zanjeer / The Chain (1973) Prakash Mehra, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Pran, Action, Crime, Drama

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A police officer (Amitabh Bachchan) after the brutal murder of his family seeks some answers from life. Where he was suspended from duty, because of false story portrayed against him by traitors, when he decides to track down the killer of his family years ago, with the help of a street-wise knife sharpening girl (Jaya Bhaduri), and a Pathan (Pran). He was able to make out one of them as underworld don Teja and promise himself that he would not rest in peace until he takes revenge.

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Confessions of a Young American Housewife (1974) Joseph W. Sarno, Mary Mendum, Jennifer Welles, Chris Jordan, Drama, Erotic

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Carol (Rebecca Brooke) is a young happily married New Yorker, who enjoys being part of a swinging foursome with her husband and a befriended couple. One day Carol’s widowed mother (Jennifer Welles) comes to stay in their house, but she is more on the conservative side and doesn’t know about her partner-swapping daughter. Could she ever open up to this sexually open lifestyle?

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Abigail Lesley Is Back in Town (1975) Joseph W. Sarno, Mary Mendum, Jennifer Jordan, Eric Edwards, Drama, Romance, Erotic

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The return of Abigail Lesley brings back some old painful memories for several inhabitants of a small quiet finishing village that’s been hit by economic troubles. Abigail left town years ago after she and Gordon Howe were caught by accident by his wife Priscilla, while having sex. Abigail is a sexually liberated and predatory woman, who knows what she wants and what she wants is revenge, sort of.

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Space Is the Place (1974) John Coney, Barbara Deloney, Sun Ra, Raymond Johnson, Sci-Fi, Music

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Sun Ra–space-age prophet, Pharaonic jester, shaman-philosopher and avant-jazz keyboardist/bandleader–land his spaceship in Oakland, having been presumed lost in space for a few years. With Black Power on the rise, Ra disembarks and proclaims himself “the alter-destiny.” He holds a myth-vs reality rap session with vblack inner-city youth at a rec center, threatening “to chain you up and take you with me, like they did you in Africa” if they resist his mplea to go to outer space.

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Kaseki / The Fossil (1975) Masaki Kobayashi, Shin Saburi, Mayumi Ogawa, Keiko Kishi, Drama

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In the story, an industrialist learns of a medical condition which will greatly shorten his life. He is on a trip to Europe at the time, and a glimpse of a Japanese woman in that setting causes him to fantasize about her as the personification of his impending death. As his dialogue with his imagined mortality continues, he actually meets the living woman who is the template for his fantasy, and together they tour rural churches. Gradually he comes to some kind of peace about the diagnosis. When he returns to Japan, he is met with a series of challenges which profoundly test the lessons he has learned.

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L’invitation / The Invitation (1973) Claude Goretta, Jean-Luc Bideau, François Simon, Jean Champion, Comedy

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After the death of his mother, middle-aged insurance employee inherits her small cottage surrounded by a garden. Selling the cottage which is situated on unexploited ground near the center of a big city makes him a rich man and he buys a big house in the countryside. He takes some time off and decides to throw a big garden party at the house and invite all his colleagues from the office. Aided by alcohol, the guests gradually lose all their inhibitions and reveal personality traits and frustrations that they normally keep hidden.

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