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Movies Till Dawn: Big Trouble

“Big Trouble in Little China” (1988, Shout! Factory) Trucker Kurt Russell discovers that his big-mouth-and-big-gun approach might not help pal Dennis Dun reclaim his fiancée (Suzee Pai) from an ancient Chinese sorcerer (James Hong) living under the streets of San … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Continental Cowboys, Malibu Princes and Austrian Maharajahs

“Fritz Lang’s Indian Epic (“The Tiger of Eschnapur” and “The Indian Tomb”)” (1959, Film Movement Classics) Strapping young German engineer Paul Hubschmid (a.k.a. Paul Christian)  is invited to India to improve the infrastructure of the (fictitious) city of Eschnapur, but … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: All Night Crime Wave 2019 (Noirvember Edition)

“The Set-Up” (1949, Warner Archives Collection) Hoping for a comeback, worn-out fighter Robert Ryan accepts a match against a younger, tougher opponent (pro boxer Hal Fieberling), unaware that his manager (George Tobias) has assured local hood Alan Baxter that Ryan … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Persons of Interest

“Rock ‘N’ Roll High School: 40th Anniversary Edition” (1979, Shout! Factory) There’s a nominal plot at the center of “Rock ‘N’ Roll High School” – diehard Ramones fan Riff Randall (P.J. Soles) wants to get her song to the band, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Horror Strikes At Midnight (Halloween 2019, Part 3)

“Ringu Collection” (1998-2000, Arrow Video) By now, Koji Suzuki’s 1991 novel “Ringu” is an industry unto itself, spawning five print sequels, eight film adaptations in Japan and five more in the U.S. and elsewhere, two television series and a brace … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Midnight Spook Party (Halloween 2019, Part 1)

“The Dead Don’t Die” (2019, Lionsgate Home Entertainment) Polar fracking, or something equally ominous in tone, causes the dead to rise from their graves, which, if judged by the muted responses of police officers Bill Murray, Adam Driver and Chloe … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: It Gets Dark Early This Time of Year

“Midsommar” (2019, Lionsgate Home Entertainment) Reeling from a terrible family tragedy, an already-anxious Florence Pugh discovers, far too late, that a visit to a remote religious community in Sweden is a Very Bad Decision. Writer-director Ari Aster‘s second feature doesn’t … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Slew of Saturday Morning Strange

“Boom!” (1968, Shout! Select) Wealthy, pill-popping Sissy Goforth (Elizabeth Taylor) is interrupted in her task of writing her memoirs at her sprawling Italian villa by Christopher Flanders (Richard Burton), a struggling poet/artist who may or may not also be the … Continue reading

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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: 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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