“Sword and the Claw” and “Brawl Busters” Review – 0:17
“The Last Picture Show” Review – 4:32
“Bonehill Road” Review – 10:21
Bronson’s Back – “Violent City” Review – 15:35
The Weekly Western – “The Searchers” Review – 22:54
Q&A – 34:27
Update – 36:11
"The Sword and the Claw"/"Brawl Busters" Blu-Ray Review (AGFA Films)
They took his money. They took his family. And now, they've taken his hands. But they can never take his revenge! Exploding from the same hallucinogenic netherworld as TURKISH STAR WARS, THE SWORD AND THE CLAW stars Turkish genre legend Cüneyt Arkin in his most iconic role. It's CONAN THE BARBARIAN meets The Three Stooges meets DOLEMITE with more lo-fi bloodshed, pop-art visuals, and bizarro dubbing than the boundaries of reality can handle.
New 4K transfer from the only 35mm theatrical print in existence!
Face-smashing action trailers from the AGFA vault!
Bonus Movie: BRAWL BUSTERS (1981), a new 2K scan from an original theatrical print!
Reversible cover art with illustration by Alexis Ziritt (SPACE RIDERS)!
The American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Austin, Texas. AGFA exists to preserve the legacy of genre movies through collection, conservation, and distribution. Formed in 2009, AGFA focuses on outlaw exploitation movies that were produced from the 1960s through the 2000s. From manic hicksploitation epics to bloodthirsty shoestring goreblasts, each title in AGFA's collection is a celebration of culture that should never be forgotten. Housing over six thousand 35mm film prints and trailers, our non-profit archive counts among its board members and advisors Alamo Drafthouse founders Tim and Karrie League, filmmakers Paul Thomas Anderson, Anna Biller, Frank Henenlotter, and Nicolas Winding Refn, musician RZA, exploitation film savior Lisa Petrucci, and genre film superheroes Zack Carlson, Kier-La Janisse, and Lars Nilsen.
AGFA Website - https://www.americangenrefilm.com/
Buy "The Sword and the Claw" - https://grindhousevideo.com/products/sword-and-the-claw-blu-ray
"The Last Picture Show" Blu-Ray Review (Criterion Films)
The Last Picture Show is one of the key films of the American cinema renaissance of the seventies. Set during the early fifties, in the loneliest Texas nowheresville to ever dust up a movie screen, this aching portrait of a dying West, adapted from Larry McMurtry’s novel, focuses on the daily shuffles of three futureless teens—the enigmatic Sonny (Timothy Bottoms), the wayward jock Duane (Jeff Bridges), and the desperate-to-be-adored rich girl Jacy (Cybil Shepherd)—and the aging lost souls who bump up against them in the night like drifting tumbleweeds, including Cloris Leachman’s lonely housewife and Ben Johnson’s grizzled movie-house proprietor. Featuring evocative black-and-white imagery and profoundly felt performances, this hushed depiction of crumbling American values remains the pivotal film in the career of the invaluable director and film historian Peter Bogdanovich.
New, restored high-definition digital transfer of Peter Bogdanovich’s director’s cut, supervised by Bogdanovich, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
Two audio commentaries, one from 1991, featuring Bogdanovich and actors Cybill Shepherd, Randy Quaid, Cloris Leachman, and Frank Marshall; the other from 2009, featuring Bogdanovich
“The Last Picture Show”: A Look Back, (1999) and Picture This (1990), documentaries about the making of the film
A Discussion with Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich, a 2009 Q&A
Screen tests and location footage
Excerpts from a 1972 television interview with director François Truffaut about the New Hollywood
Criterion Website - https://www.criterion.com/
Buy Here - https://www.amazon.com/America-Lost-Found-Criterion-Collection/dp/B003ZYU3SC
"Bonehill Road" Review (Todd Sheets)
Emily and Eden Stevens escape one violent situation only to dive head first into another. Terrified and alone they are stranded in the dark woods only to be chased into a horrific scene in a house or horrors. They must work together to get out alive. But what is worse? What is on the inside or out?
Todd Sheets Website
Official Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BonehillRoad/
Bronson's Back - "Violent City" Blu-Ray Review
After a bloody double-cross leaves him for dead, professional hit man Jeff tracks the shooter and his beautiful mistress to New Orleans. But when Jeff takes both revenge and the woman, he finds himself blackmailed by a powerful crime boss who wants the fiercely independent gunman to join his organization. Jeff refuses, and is hunted through an unforgiving city where love is like a loaded gun and debts of vengeance are paid in bullets.
Interview with the director - Sergio Sollima
Buy Blu-Ray here - https://www.amazon.it/Citta-violenta-Blu-ray/dp/B005745N2O
Buy DVD here-
The Weekly Western - "The Searchers" Blu-Ray Review
A favorite film of some of the world's greatest filmmakers, including Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg, John Ford's The Searchers has earned its place in the legacy of great American films for a variety of reasons. Perhaps most notably, it's the definitive role for John Wayne as an icon of the classic Western--the hero (or antihero) who must stand alone according to the unwritten code of the West. The story takes place in Texas in 1868; Wayne plays Ethan Edwards, a Confederate veteran who visits his brother and sister-in-law at their ranch and is horrified when they are killed by marauding Comanches. Ethan's search for a surviving niece (played by young Natalie Wood) becomes an all-consuming obsession. With the help of a family friend (Jeffrey Hunter) who is himself part Cherokee, Ethan hits the trail on a five-year quest for revenge. At the peak of his masterful talent, director Ford crafts this classic tale as an embittered examination of racism and blind hatred, provoking Wayne to give one of the best performances of his career. As with many of Ford's classic Westerns, The Searchers must contend with revisionism in its stereotypical treatment of "savage" Native Americans, and the film's visual beauty (the final shot is one of the great images in all of Western culture) is compromised by some uneven performances and stilted dialogue. Still, this is undeniably one of the greatest Westerns ever made.
Buy John Wayne Blu-Ray Collection here - https://www.amazon.com/John-Wayne-Westerns-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B00THZJ5EQ/
Also Includes (Fort Apache, Rio Bravo, The Train Robbers, and Cahill: United States Marshall)
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1. Omen Collection (Omen/Damian: Omen 2/ Final Conflict: Omen 3/Omen (2006))
2. The Conversation
3. Clint Eastwood Collection (Two Mules for Sister Sara, Joe Kidd, High Plains Drifter, Play Misty for Me, The Beguiled, Eiger Sanction, Coogan’s Bluff)
4. Godfather Collection
6. Almost Human (recommended)
7. All the Colors of the Dark
8. Death Laid an Egg
9. Paul Naschy Collection Vol. 1 (Vengeance of the Zombies, Horror Rises from the Tomb, Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll, Night of the Werewolf, Human Beasts)
10. Wake Up and Kill
11. Vamp (been awhile)
12. Pick Up
14. Liquid Sky
16. The Ice Cream Man (been awhile)
17. Action Pack Collection (Georgia Peaches / The Great Texas Dynamite Chase / Smokey Bites The Dust)
The Sword and the Claw - 1975- Natuk Baytan
Brawl Busters - 1981/1978 - Jeong-yong Kim
The Last Picture Show - 1971 - Peter Bogdanovich
Bonehill Road - 2017 - Todd Sheets
Violent City - 1970 - Sergio Sollima
The Searchers - 1956 - John Ford