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The Shanghai Job (2017) DVD (Signature Entertainment)

Orlando Bloom does his best Jason Statham impersonation in this lightweight but enjoyable Chinese-British action flick. Charles Martin (E4's Skins) directs while Simon Yam, Lynn Hung, Xing Yu and Hannah Quinlivan co-star.

Orlando Bloom in The Shanghai Job

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Miracle Mile (1988) Blu Ray & DVD (Arrow)

Steve De Jarnatt's uncompromising cult classic apocalyptic thriller starring Anthony Edwards and Mare Winningham.

Fateful phone call in Miracle Mile


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The Vikings (1958) Blu Ray (Eureka!) starring Kirk Douglas

An old-fashioned but highly enjoyable Norseman epic directed by Richard Fleischer, also starring Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh.

Kirk Douglas in The Vikings


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Into the Night (1985) Blu Ray & DVD (101 Films)

A dual format release of John Landis's largely-forgotten, cameo-heavy 1985 nighttime comedy thriller starring Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dan Aykroyd and David Bowie.

Michelle Pfeiffer is cute in Into the Night


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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 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 Dirty Dozen (1967) Blu Ray & DVD & Digital Download (Warner)

If it seems dated now, remember The Dirty Dozen came first out of many.

The Dirty Dozen lined up

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Outland (1981) Blu Ray & DVD & Digital Download (Warner)

A rather average western set in space - saved by the visuals, action and performances.

Sean Connery chasing a suspect in Outland

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Masked Avengers (1981) Blu Ray & DVD (88 Films)

More Shaw Brothers Hong Kong cult entertainment courtesy of 88 Films Asia.

A nasty way to go in The Masked Avengers

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