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Starcrash (1978) Blu Ray (Stratx)

Luigi Cozzi’s cheap, batshit-crazy Star Wars rip-off starring Caroline Munro is so insanely inane that it’s in its own class of fascinating folly.

Stop-motion and Hasselhoff in Starcrash


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The Day of the Jackal (1973) Blu Ray (Arrow) starring Edward Fox

A long but satisfyingly realistic thriller directed by Fred Zinnemann, based on Frederic Forsyth's novel about an assassination attempt on Charles De Gaulle.

Edward Fox as the Jackal


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The Reckoning (1970) Blu Ray & DVD (Indicator)

Jack Gold’s British Social Realism/Kitchen Sink drama has an excellent performance by Nicol Williamson, who plays an unpleasant executive with Irish immigrant roots.

Nicol Williamson in The Reckoning


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The Flying Guillotine (1975) Blu Ray (88 Films)

An entertaining but lesser Shaw Brothers production featuring Kuan Tai Chen as an assassin who questions the morality of his assignments.

Feng Ku in The Flying Guillotine


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The Sinbad Trilogy Blu Ray & DVD Limited Edition (Indicator)

A must for those who are nostalgic about the films, and for those who want to find out what made Ray Harryhausen so cherished.

Dragon and Cyclops face off in The 7th Voyage of Sinbad


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The Amityville Horror (1979) Blu Ray (Second Sight)

This 1979 horror hit doesn't stand up unless discussed in context with its back story.

The Dutch Colonial House in The Amityville Horror

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Fat City (1972) Blu Ray & DVD (Powerhouse/Indicator)

John Huston's adaptation of Leonard Gardner's novel is less of a boxing movie and more of a pathos-laden paean to society’s losers.

Stacy Keach on the ropes in Fat City

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Lone Wolf and Cub (1972-1974) Blu Ray (The Criterion Collection)

The classic - and extremely blood-soaked - Japanese Chambara series comes to The Criterion Collection.

Babycart-mounted machine guns

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​The Anderson Tapes (1971) Blu Ray & DVD (Powerhouse/Indicator)

Not Lumet and Connery's best collaboration, but still an enjoyable product of its time.

Sean Connery and Dyan Cannon

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The New Centurions (1972) Blu Ray & DVD (Powerhouse/Indicator)

An entertaining if rather depressing 1970s police drama given a classy dual format makeover.

George C. Scott and Stacy Keach patrol the streets

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