Back when action heroes were more concerned about what was the best way to bring down an attack helicopter and less concerned about what was going to be the emotional affect on the bad guy’s family. When those stars playing such heroes where defined by their one-liners and not by their Oscar potential, there stood a group of stars that would blow-up the screen on a regular basis, one such star was Dolph Lungren.
Now thanks to Arrow Video The Dolph is back on our screens in glorious high definition in the 1988 release Red Scorpion. You know the one, the one were he runs around in short shorts with a huge machine gun, “Good Golly Miss Molly!”. Head on in if you don’t believe us…
It is the height of the Mexican Revolution and a gang of bandits led by El Chuncho are supporting the cause by stealing weapons and selling them on to rebel General Elias. During a daring raid on a heavily armed train, a mysterious blonde gringo surprisingly assists the bandits by killing the driver and stopping the train. Why does this gringo want to help the bandits, what reason does he have for wanting to join them in their cause?
In this 1966 spaghetti western that led the charge in politically driven westerns, Damiano Damiani brings us the first of the so called Zapata westerns, with a pointed finger at the US Government’s involvement within Central and Southern American politics at the time.
The dawn of the atomic age has arrived and anything is possible. With the testing of nuclear weapons in the deserts of North America, the fear of radiation and mutation was ever present in the minds of the general public during the 1950s.
Here in the landmark film from Warner Brothers, ‘Them’ builds on the paranoia of the populous to magnificent effect and spawned a whole new era of monster features. When people start disappearing in the deserts of New Mexico and a young girl is found in a catatonic state the local law enforcement turn to science and the government for help. What is out there and are we witnesses to a biblical prophecy come true? Find out in ‘THEM’.
As a young boy, there were many things that could occupy a lads time, playing cars, climbing trees, but two things that would have been at the top of many boys list would have to be playing cowboys and indians and playing with dinosaurs. Oh if there was a way of combining two childhood loves together in a cinematic mash-up?
Fear not, back in 1969 such joys existed for the cinema going public, and every young boy’s playground fantasies had been brought to life by the great Ray Harryhausen.
So sit back and enjoy the spectacle of cowboys and dinosaurs fighting it out in the Mexican plains in our review of ‘The Valley of Gwangi’
Flee The City! 100 foot monster spider is on the loose. What weird accident of science caused it? Can all mankind escape the terror of its dreaded embrace …the awesome evil of its venom-dripping jaws?
Well all mankind is a bit of a stretch, more like can the small town Desert Rock escape the terror, and what have those pesky scientist been up to again, it’s always the scientist. When a tarantula, which is injected with a special nutrient formula, escapes from a scientist’s laboratory, it grows into a 100-foot beast that menaces the Arizona countryside, but what can stop it.
Find out now before it’s too late.
In the isolated town of Perfection, not all is perfect. As strange occurrences and corpses mount up, the inhabitants led by Val & Earl, two hapless handy-men, doing what they can to fund their next beer, find themselves at the mercy of marauding underground giant worms.
This great film, which can be found somewhere within the television schedules nearly ever week, is an excellent example of a modern day ‘creature feature’, though now 20 years old, has not lost any of its charms, with a good selection of colourful characters and well paced storytelling.