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Movies Till Dawn: The Tough Ones, Part II

“The Harder They Come” (1973, Shout! Select) Jimmy Cliff turns outlaw and self-styled folk hero when his dreams of becoming a reggae singer are met with corruption from the Kingston music industry and brutality at the hands of the police. … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Under the Radar 3 (Even More Rarely Seen, Forgotten or Hard to Find)

“High Life” (2018, Lionsgate Home Entertainment) A spaceship heads for a black hole, while on board, its crew of convicted criminals – including Robert Pattinson – are subjected to reproduction experiments by glam mad scientist Juliette Binoche. That’s a linear … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: More Thrills and Chills in Black and White

Note: films marked with an asterisk are included in Shout! Factory’s “Universal Horror Collection: Volume 1.” * The Black Cat” (1934) An accident on a desolate stretch of road in Hungary brings three travelers to the cavernous home of architect … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Under the Radar 2 (More Rarely Seen, Forgotten or Hard to Find)

“Putney Swope” (1969, Vinegar Syndrome) A black advertising executive (Arnold Johnson) remakes his company into a counterculture engine (“Truth and Soul, Inc.”) that skewers social and political hypocrisy with its no-holds-barred commercials. Satire from Robert Downey, Jr’s father, Robert Sr., … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: #MonsterSquadGoals3

“Mothra” (1961, Mill Creek Entertainment) First screen appearance of Toho Studios’ god-monster Mothra, which descends on Japan to rescue the tiny twins (Emi and Yumi Ito, a.k.a. pop duo The Peanuts) that serve as its ladies-in-waiting from greedy businessman Jerry … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Super ’70s Showcase (Shaft in Space Edition)

“Space: 1999 – The Complete Series” (1975-1977, Shout! Factory) The crew of a scientific research station is marooned in deep space when a nuclear explosion sends the Moon out of Earth’s orbit and into the path of alien civilizations both … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: More Kids’ Stuff

“The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales” (2017, Shout! Factory/GKids) Three cracked fables, in which several animals – including a hapless fox and a very anxious pig – discover that their capabilities extend far beyond their respective breeds. Amusing and … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: All Night Crime Wave 2019

“Phantom Lady” (1944, Arrow Video) Fresh from a squabble with his wife, Alan Curtis invites an anonymous woman (Fay Helm) to see a Latin jazz band (fronted by Carmen Miranda‘s sister, Aurora). When he returns home, he finds his wife … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: #MonsterSquadGoals2

“Us” (2019, Universal Home Video) A middle-class family – mom Lupita Nyong’o, dad Winston Duke and two kids – is beset by what appear to be their mindless, murderous doubles, who seem to be a harbinger of a larger and … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Super ’70s Showcase (Rumble-Rama-Roundtree Edition)

“Earthquake” (1974, Shout Select) The Big One – an earthquake measuring 9.9 on the Richter Scale – finally hits Los Angeles, unleashing catastrophic destruction upon the city and an all-star cast. Delirious disaster fetish fantasy from director Mark Robson and … Continue reading

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