Friday, March 16, 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Monday, March 12, 2018
This film stars Miles O'Keeffe (whose name I've misspelled many times on this blog - so when the credits have misspellings of words like "crew" I have to make allowances), was directed by Bruno Mattei and was shot in the Philippines. It has Donald Pleasance and Bo Svenson (doing a poor Russian accent) in small roles. It's about a U.S. government agent sent to Vietnam on a secret mission and who's going to pick up his long-kidnapped son while at it. It's a Farm Film Report Blowed-Up-Good kind of film. There's the required exploding helicopter. There's rocket launchers destroying villages. There's motorcycle chases. And then there's O'Keeffe fighting a shark - and blowing it up, too. The film actually looks quite good and, despite some clumsy scenes where the star should by all reason get killed, doesn't bog down except when showing Pleasance sitting at a desk, slowly dying.
Sunday, March 11, 2018
I forgot to mention: there's a LOT of stock footage in this film.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
This film stars Linda Blair as an archaeologist who gets kidnapped (for reasons involving deciphering a stone tablet) and must be rescued by a black belt martial artist and two kids. The bad guys are Robert Z'Dar and Joe Estevez! "Unknown Comic" Murray Langston has a cameo. The kids break up laughing during the poorly choreographed fights. As a solid rule, those who can fight can't act and those who can act can't fight. There was a sort-of sub-genre of children fighting off adults that came out after "Home Alone" and this may be the worst of the lot. It's watchable in small doses - recommended only for fans of the cast.