Tag: Charles Bronson

Charles Bronson’s The Stone Killer (1973) + X-15 (1961)

Charles Bronson’s The Stone Killer (1973) + X-15 (1961)

June 16, 2017 | By

Two of Charles Bronson’s career pegs are reviewed: Michael Winner’s The Stone Killer (1973) from Twilight Time + Richard Donner’s X-15 (1961) from MGM.

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BR: Stone Killer, The (1972)

BR: Stone Killer, The (1972)

June 16, 2017 | By

Reportedly the only film among the Charles Bronson-Dino De Laurentiis films never to make it to DVD, The Stone Killer took the cops uncovering a mass-criminal training scheme from John Gardner’s novel, replaced the multiple bank heist finale with a multiple mob hit, and swapped London for Los Angeles, but still leaving New York City as a key location where Dirty Harry variant Lou Torrey (Bronson) hops back & forth…

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DVD: X-15 (1961)

DVD: X-15 (1961)

June 16, 2017 | By

Richard Donner’s feature film directorial debut is a mixed blessing, an attempt at docu-drama that combined nascent space exploration through NASA’s early pilot-controlled, rocket-powered spacecraft and the fetishizing of aircraft gear & procedures…

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Charles Bronson’s From Noon Till Three (1976) + Murphy’s Law (1986)

Charles Bronson’s From Noon Till Three (1976) + Murphy’s Law (1986)

January 21, 2017 | By

Reviews of two very interesting genre variants starring Charles Bronson – Frank Gilroy’s odd black comedy From Noon Till Three (1976) and J. Lee Thompson’s cop thriller Murphy’s Law (1986), both on Blu from Twilight Time.

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BR: From Noon Till Three (1976)

BR: From Noon Till Three (1976)

January 21, 2017 | By

Frank Gilroy’s novel may have flowed from comedy to romance, black comedy to semi-tragedy, with an absurdist finale, but his own adaptation and direction resulted in a most peculiar western which was an impossible sell…

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BR: Murphy’s Law (1986)

BR: Murphy’s Law (1986)

January 21, 2017 | By

It’s hard to decide if J. Lee Thompson’s final years making movies for Cannon could be branded a reprieve from retirement for the veteran writer / editor / director, or the nadir of a skilled filmmaker who peaked with two magnificent back-to-back classics: the WWII epic The Guns of Navarone and the brutal revenge thriller Cape Fear…

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BR: Chato’s Land (1972)

BR: Chato’s Land (1972)

June 14, 2016 | By

Written by Michael Winner’s frequent scribe, Gerald Wilson’s minimalist western is a strange rumination on racism, with a posse comprised of a post-Civil War captain, assorted thugs, a butcher, gleeful hard-drinking adventurers, and the amoral Hooker brothers hunting half-Apache Chato for killing the local sheriff in an armpit town…

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Boogaloo-ing to the Cannon Groove: Electric Boogaloo (2014) + 10 to Midnight (1983)

Boogaloo-ing to the Cannon Groove: Electric Boogaloo (2014) + 10 to Midnight (1983)

October 19, 2015 | By

The history of the 1980s most preeminent B-movie studio is chronicled in Mark Hartley’s Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (Warner Home Video) and in Twilight Time’s swell Blu-ray edition of 10 to Midnight.

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BR: 10 to Midnight (1983)

BR: 10 to Midnight (1983)

October 17, 2015 | By

Critically derided (but with affection) as the silver screen’s most ‘stone-faced’ actor, Bronson had just complete Death Wish II (1982) for Cannon, the exploitation studio that would prove to be his chief employer for many of his subsequent feature films, as well as veteran director J. Lee Thompson…

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BR: Hard Times (1975)

BR: Hard Times (1975)

August 31, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / H . Film: Excellent/ DVD Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: Good Label: Twilight Time/ Region: All / Released: June 11, 2013 Genre: Drama / Action Synopsis: A travelling fighter makes a little extra cash in hot and testy New Orleans. Special Features: Isolated Stereo Score Track / Theatrical Trailer […]

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