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Movies Till Dawn: Spotlight on Kino Lorber (Cold Chills for a Long, Hot Weekend Edition)

“The Mephisto Waltz” (1971) What draws concert pianist Curd Jurgens (“The Spy Who Loved Me”) to journalist Alan Alda isn’t his appreciation for the older man’s esteemed career, but rather, his hands – perfect for tackling difficult classical piano pieces, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (Short and Sweet Edition, Part 1)

“The Gospel According to Al Green” (1984, MVD) Remarkable documentary by Robert Mugge (“Deep Blues”) about the legendary soul singer at a crossroads in his career, when he gave up his smoldering secular music to become a minister and gospel … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Un Uomo, Una Cavallo, Una Pistola – Italian Westerns and American Contorno

“Djang0 Prepare a Coffin” (1968, Arrow Video) Though relatively unknown in the United States until its release on DVD, Sergio Corbucci’s doom-laden Euro Western “Django” (1966) was a global hit during its release, spawning tributes on film (it’s the movie … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Saturday Morning Strange – “The Apple” (1980)

Infamously unhinged sci-fi musical that enjoys a cult following based entirely on its refusal to adhere to anything resembling coherence or good taste. In the distant and dismal future of 1994, sappy Canadian folk singers George Gilmour and Catherine Mary … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Spotlight on Kino Lorber (Crimetime Edition)

“I Wake Up Screaming” (1941) Model and aspiring actress Carole Landis has been murdered, and the likely suspect is sports promoter Victor Mature, who helped to boost her from nobody to starlet in the making. The dead woman’s sister (Betty … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Spotlight on Kino Lorber (Uptown Edition)

“The Frontier” (2015) Mystery girl Laine (Jocelin Donohue), who may have killed a man in Phoenix, decides to lay low in the titular motel, where she schemes to separate the other occupants – a cross-section of desperate types – from … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend

“The Sicilian Clan” (1969, Kino Lorber) French crime thriller that hinges largely on the flinty film personas of its trio of national-treasure stars: Jean Gabin (“Grand Illusion”) as the aging don of a Sicilian mob family situated in Paris, Alain … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Caltiki, Tabonga, Bela and the Bat

“Caltiki The Immortal Monster” (1959, Arrow Video) Archaeologists working in the ruins of a Mayan city uncover a vast array of gold in the depths of a sunken temple, as well as the creature that watches over the riches – … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Tower Shooter Slime Mold Saxophone SCUM

“Tower” (2016, Kino Lorber) Deeply moving and effective documentary about the 1966 mass shootings at the University of Texas at Austin, and its impact, both immediate and long-term, on its survivors and the city and country as a whole. Director … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Silly Monsters and Super A*P*Es

“Revenge of the Blood Beast” (1966, Kino Lorber) Italian-made supernatural horror which opens on a harrowing note, with 18th century Transylvanian villagers drowning a monstrous witch, before flashing forward to the present, where chic English tourists Barbara Steele and Ian … Continue reading

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