Tag Archives: 1970s

Prisoner 407 2 / Yeosu 407ho 2 (1976) Sang-ok Shin, Jin Heo, Pik-yu Ho, Bong-jin Jin, Action, Drama, Thriller, WIP

Prisoner 407 2 (1976)
Kang-Hee attempts to escape from the jail with Chun-Ja, but fails and is transferred to the jail., The head of the prison builds a false escape way to get rid of her but fails. For his promotion is frustrated due to them. He tries to drown them in a reservoir, but fails again. At that moment, there is a fire in the prison due to prisoners’ mistake. Chun-Ja dies while helping other prisoners, and Kang-Hee, left alone, feels lonely. At that time, Kang-Hee tries to escape from the prison by the contact with Lee Hyeok. And with the help of Lee Hyeok, Kang-Hee gets rid of KatoWoo coming out of the court. People gathered around her helps her to run away and prevent pursuers from chasing her.

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Dillinger (1973) John Milius, Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Michelle Phillips, Action, Biography, Crime

Dillinger (1973)
After a shoot-out kills five FBI agents in Kansas City the Bureau target John Dillinger as one of the men to hunt down. Waiting for him to break Federal law they sort out several other mobsters, while Dillinger’s bank robbing exploits make him something of a folk hero. Escaping from jail he finds Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson have joined the gang and pretty soon he is Public Enemy Number One. Now the G-men really are after him.

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Bartleby (1970) Anthony Friedman, Paul Scofield, John McEnery, Thorley Walters, Drama

Bartleby (1970)
Updated to 1970s London, this faithful adaptation of Herman Melville’s classic follows a young accounting clerk rebelling against his employer by responding to demands to do work by saying, “I prefer not to.” This is carried on ad absurdum until the office is in chaos because the other employees must do Bartleby’s work. His boss is unable to fire or help him and eventually has him placed in a mental hospital. Paul Scofield (A Man for All Seasons), John McEnery (The Duellists) and Thorley Walters (TV’s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”) star in this impeccably mounted study of employment, insanity, and the rigors of everyday life from one of literature’s most acclaimed geniuses.

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Nishijin Shinju / Double Suicide at Nishijin (1977) Yoichi Takabayashi, Yoshie Shimamura, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Goichi Yamada, Drama

Nishijin Shinju AKA Double Suicide at Nishijin (1977)
Yumi, an exceptionally beautiful call girl, has a close call with death when a client forces her to die with him. An old cop pities her and agrees to be her guarantor so that she could join a Nishijin weaver workshop. Yumi wishes to put her dark past behind her, but she’s exposed by an ex-client. Despite the unwavered support of the old cop, she sees no way out and uses her seductive body again to get what she wants. Hiroyuki, her co-worker at the weaver workshop, is a pure-hearted young man who may redeem Yumi from her deadly path as a femme fatale.

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The Night Stalker (1972) John Llewellyn Moxey, Darren McGavin, Carol Lynley, Simon Oakland, Horror, Mystery

The Night Stalker (1972)
Carl Kolchak is a newspaper reporter with an abrasive personality that has gotten him fired ten times from various big-city papers. Now he’s reduced to reporting for a relatively small-time paper in Las Vegas. It’s here he gets the story of his life. But will the local sheriff, or the D.A., or even his own boss, let him print it? He has an ally in the FBI agent brought in to investigate this strange case. It seems someone is biting the necks of young girls and draining their blood. Can this killer with supernormal powers really be a 70-year-old Rumanian millionaire? Can he really be a vampire? And can an aging reporter do anything to stop him?

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