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  • The Warriors
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  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
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  • The Mighty Gin Rei

    ★★★½

  • F9

    ★★

  • After Sherman

    ★★★

  • The Territory

    ★★★½

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  • The Mighty Gin Rei

    The Mighty Gin Rei

    ★★★½

    Anime Marches On! 2022 Challenge
    1/3 Anime with under 20 reviews Pick

    Watch out for Robo Ginrei's "Boob Missiles"!!

    Quick background...

    1) Outside of anything relating to Lupin and his gang, "Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still" is my favorite stand alone OVA series of all time. I have fond memories of being excited when the next episode hit the shelves by way of Manga Video in the mid 90's (though the long wait for the 7th and…

  • Fumoon

    Fumoon

    ★★★★

    Anime Marches On! 2022 Challenge 
    1/5 80’s Pick 

    Director Hisashi Sakaguchi adapts Osamu Tezuka’s “Nextworld” Manga series (published in 1951) for this 1980 TV Special, and the results are charming.

    The plot revolves around the discovery of a "new race of humans" called Fumoon that exist on Bateito Island. They came into being as the result of weapon experiments between two potential warring nations conducted near the island. Professor Yamadano discovers the species, and has collected a specimen. He contacts…

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  • The Deadly Spawn

    The Deadly Spawn

    ★★★★

    What an imaginative, low budget horror gem. Made with passion and ingenuity, Douglas McKeown's 1983 cult favorite is an easy film to root for.

    Shot on 16 mm for a paltry $25,000, and mounted by a swath of first-timers behind and in front of the camera, you can feel the enthusiasm from the cast and crew leaping off the frame. Cribbing from cinematic influences such as “Alien” and “The Blob”, this is simply pure, lean, beastie feature fun. Shot in…

  • Southern Comfort

    Southern Comfort

    ★★★★★

    If I could submit one film segment as the greatest from the 80's, then I would cite the final 15 minutes of Walter Hill's underrated (although that's starting to change) 1981 masterwork.

    Throughout the whole film till that point, we've been blessed with an amazing soundtrack provided by Ry Cooder. But for the home stretch, Hill chose to drop it as the main characters arrive to where the last act will take place. In it's place is the genuine sounds…