Thursday, 17 August 2017

Starcrash (1978)


New acquisition: Paterson (2016)


Planet of the Apes (1968)


On the set: Kim Hunter and Buck Kartalian

North West Frontier (1959)



In British India, a young prince must be taken to safety across rebel-held territory, and an old train is the only way to do it.

Imperialist gung-ho entertains as a Western-style train adventure with some good settings.

Halliwell**: "Thoroughly enjoyable Boys Own Paper adventure with excellent set-pieces and a sot-the-villain mystery."

Maltin***: "Fast-paced actioner..."

 

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)


On the set: Stanley Kubrick

36 Quai des Orfèvres (2004)



In the underbelly of the Parisian criminal world, the police are frustrated by a gang committing a series of violent robberies, while two cops are seeking promotion, and the imminent departure of the Chief of Police sets the scene for them to compete for the vacant throne.

Excellent tough and very bleak policier exposes police corruption as just as terrifying as the criminal world.