Off Limits (1988) (aka Saigon)

Back in the 80’s I remember seeing this film on the shelf of my local video library, under the title Saigon. Then the Tremors bandwagon had got me on the trail of watching all things Fred Ward and this was one that seemed a little less accessible. The video library was closed when I went … Read moreOff Limits (1988) (aka Saigon)

Alien 2: On Earth (1980)

The naming of Alien 2: On Earth (or Sulla Terra in Italian) is obvious from a marketing point of view. A brazen attempt to pull in viewers to see this excessively cheap, subterranean rubbish.

The Devil’s Men (1976)

Coming from Powerhouse Film as part of their Indicator Series is the Greek production The Devil’s Men. This 1976 production was filmed in Greece featuring a few big names, admittedly at a difficult point during their careers, and was released in the US The Land of the Minotaur.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022)

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022)

There comes a point in a franchise when naming conventions really don’t work anymore. Think about The Fast and The Furious sequel Fast & Furious or the Halloween remake Halloween, or the other remake, Halloween. Then there is the prequel of 1982’s The Thing, in 2011, The Thing. In this case some listings show this … Read moreTexas Chainsaw Massacre (2022)

Speed Zone! aka Cannonball Fever aka Cannonball Run III

Cannonball Run III

This is a little bit of a cheat. Orion tried to make a third Cannonball Run movie and Burt Reynolds turned it down. Instead, they rewrote the movie and called it Speed Zone! This is not an official sequel, yet, it has been released under a number of titles since it’s arrival (released in the … Read moreSpeed Zone! aka Cannonball Fever aka Cannonball Run III

Romancing The Stone (1984)

I think I saw Romancing the Stone once during my childhood. Cinemas had an endless roll-out of Indiana Jones, James Bond, Cannonballers, Smokeys and Bandits in the early 80’s for me to investigate a movie with Romance in the title. However, Romancing the Stone had a trick up it’s sleeve. Taking the ingredients that made … Read moreRomancing The Stone (1984)

Silent Action (1975)

When it comes to Italian cop thrillers the genre is awash with cheaper rips on popular American films. Several have a tendency to lean into a nastier exploitation genre. They can be a mixed bag. A little research will show any movie buff the do’s and don’t of Italian cinema. High up the list of … Read moreSilent Action (1975)

Cannonball Run II (1984)

Burt can actually do something wrong. If you took out everything that was funny and original from the first one then left the resulting carcass to its own devices then you have Cannonball Run II. A low point in everyone’s career. That is A LOT of careers. It’s quite an impressive manoeuvre to take something … Read moreCannonball Run II (1984)