Outlaw: Goro the Assassin (1968)

I Saw A Film! Never mind the plot, it's not important, what we have here is a terrific action film wrapped around a former Yakuza strongman, who no longer wants to work for the mob. He's being influenced by the trials and tribulations of a pair of ladies. One the sister of his dead buddy,…

Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)

I Saw A Film! John Boy Walton and a mixed bag of mercenaries recreate a kind of Magnificent Seven (Robert Vaughn is here reprising his role, so not Seven Samurai) in spaceships fighting an army headed up by John Saxon and a bunch of poor guys with huge wounds on their heads. This is a…

Slam Dance (1987)

I Saw A Film! This is one of those situations where I return to a film I quite liked back when it was new and I was a much more naive viewer. As often happens, there were things I liked, things I didn't like as much, and some remarkable obvious crap that I overlooked back…

Pit Stop (1969)

I Saw a Film! Filmed in Crash-O-Rama! Some movies are just a lot of fun for the opportunity to see some old actors when they were young. Sid Haig with hair and rolling his eyeballs around as a wild racer, and Ellen Burstyn grinding cylinders (no, really) star in this black and white, nearly documentary-like…

The Return of the One-Armed Swordsman (1969)

I Saw A Film! This is one of those Hong Kong action films that entirely fulfills the style and format of many popular anime works, the editing and storytelling are abrupt and the many characterizations are drop forged. This would be stretched out to be about a dozen episodes in any modern anime series. As…

Human Lanterns (1982)

I Saw A Film! A Shaw Brothers production with a lush set and great colors and a reasonably spooky and terrifying killer with a Buffalo Bill twist, nearly a decade before the Silence of the Lambs shtick reached its crescendo. What we have here are a pair of rival lords in small town Ming or…

Pajama Party (1964)

I Saw A Film! Keeping in with a steady stream of films made when I was born, I dropped this Funicello/Kirk stinker on myself. All of these beach+party films (Muscle Beach, Bikini Beach, Beach Blanket Bingo) with the girls in ill-fitting bikinis and shaking their stuff to faux rock, were a kind of indolent fantasy…

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014)

One of those rare recent films I'll sometimes delve into mainly because they occasionally reference one of my passions (monsters, motorcycles, martial arts, entomology, damsels-in-peril, etc . . . ), and sometimes I'm clued in by a friend that I might just need to have a look-see. My buddy Darrell pointed this one out to…

Flesh and Blood (1985)

Jennifer Jason Leigh has to struggle to survive amidst two factions of medieval knights, one a gang of mercenaries wronged by a feudal lord, big surprise, and the other side, the feudal son, a sensitive scientist type who doesn't immediately see Jennifer's charms. That's the central story, what you get, however, is a Paul Verhoeven…

The Nasty Rabbit (1964)

It's 1964 and we have here another movie, similar in casting to Eegah! in which Arch Hall Jr. and Senior star. They also have Richard Kiel again! Though this time instead of playing a giant caveman he's a giant ranch hand. Always good fun! What we have here is a spy spoof before they became…