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Frank Sidebottom The Home of the Retrospective

FILM RETROSPECTIVES

A nostalgic (but not blindly nostalgic) look back at some cult and classic movies. Are they worth checking out once you take off the rose-tinted glasses? Find out in this retrospective section.

Erik the Conqueror (1961) directed by Mario Bava

Cameron Mitchell and George Ardisson play estranged Viking twin brothers in this visually imaginative and action-filled peplum. While it's a blatant clone of the successful 1958 historical epic The Vikings it succeeds in giving it a run for its money despite being made on a much lower budget.

Ellen Kessler and Cameron Mitchell in Erik the Conqueror (1961)

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Tears of the Black Tiger (2000) directed by Wisit Sasanatieng

This Massaman Western was heavily instrumental in introducing Thai cinema to the world stage. It's a funny, hugely entertaining pastiche with a genuinely touching tale of star-crossed lovers at its centre.

Tears of the Black Tiger (2000)

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The Wicked Lady (1983) remake directed by Michael Winner

This remake of an adaptation of Magdalen King-Hall's novel is shallow, trashy period fun starring and overacting Faye Dunaway and a wooden Oliver Tobias.

Glynis Barber in Michael Winner's The Wicked Lady

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