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Description: John McVicar was a London Terrible Boy. he graduated to armed bank robbery and was Britain's "Public Opponent No. 1". He was captured and place into a high safety prison. Will even the highest safety prison be able to keep him? This is the real storyline of his life, his criminal exploits and his eventual rehabilitation.
Description: The protagonist, Johnny Harlow, a globe winner Formula 1 racing driver, who appears to have become an alcoholic after a devastating wreck kills his greatest mate and fellow driver, along with maiming his girlfriend. He realizes after being involved in yet other ruin on the circuit that there have been too many accidents lately, and decides to investigate, but later finds out that a several folks will do anything to prevent him from discovering the truth
Description: A French boy spies on a lovely younger girl across the way. When he's spotted by the girl shortly after being questioned by the police about a local murder, the man's easy life becomes more complicated.
Description: A police lieutenant wars to prove a boy's innocence after he's accused of murder. The fourth of five Ben Schwab productions that starred Bill Elliott as a detective lieutenant in the L.A. Sheriff's department.
Description: Bernice "Bernie" Rhodenbarr is a burglar by trade, and she runs a bookstore as well. Her mate Carl Hefler is a dog groomer. After a successful burglary, it's discovered that a dead body was in the house she burgled. As she's the only one who can be placed at the stage of the crime, she has to test her criminal skills to clear her name of the murder AND avoid getting charged with the burglary.
Description: When a pretty woman offers Casey Morrow a lot of cash for a mystery job, Morrow doesn't ask too many questions. But when the girl's father is found murdered the following day and Morrow's coat is soaked with blood perhaps a tiny more caution could have been exercised. An intriguing storyline of deception, greed and immorality.
Description: Terry Lambert is sleeping with Sylvia, the wife of his boss. One night, while in Terry's apartment, Sylvia witnesses a boy assault a young woman, Denise, on the street below. Not wanting to reveal her affair with Terry, she keeps quiet. Terry instead steps forward, trying to support nab the criminal. However, he never saw the suspect and, when his lies are uncovered, the police start to suspect his motives.
Description: A real storyline shot in a German Impressionistic style. In France during the Nazi occupation, Dr. Petiot (Michel Serrault) offered to support Jews escape the Nazis. They would come to his house, and he would kindly give them lethal "vaccinations" for their anticipated travel to Argentina. Then he would steal everything the brought with them (in addition to their up-front payment to him) and burn their bodies in his home-made crematorium.
Description: Fresh Jersey Drive is a 1995 movie about black youths in Newark, Fresh Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favourite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing vehicles and joyriding. The problem begins when they steal a police vehicle and the cops open a violent offensive that involves beating and even shooting suspects.
Description: An elderly and retired police detective and a young amateur sleuth squad up to search a serial assassin whom has resumed a killing spree in Turin, Italy after a 17-year hiatus.
Description: An unfortunate and naive woman is set-up by her boyfriend and convicted of drug smuggling. She is sent to a women's correctional facility where she gotta constantly struggle to survive.
Description: When exotic dancer Cassie happens upon a drug deal gone bad, she steals the cash and the drugs thinking she actually has the funds to create her dream of moving to Paris come true. But waiting three days to receive her passport proves tougher than she thought when everyone she knows from her ex-boyfriend, to her drug addict boss, to her lesbian lover, to the rightful owner of the cash decides to receive in on the action.
Description: A former government agent in France, who has failed at an assignment and been disavowed, is deported back to the USA, where he can only search work at a low-rent detective agency. He later gets involved with a girl with ties to a crooked gambling club owner, who is a client of his agency.
Description: John-John is young and black, growing up with his mother and stepfather in a boring suburb south of Stockholm. On one of the last days of the summer vacation, they rescue 10-year old Patricia from drowning at a public bath in Vinterviken in Lake Mälaren. Her father shows his gratitude by taking them home to the wealthy neighborhood, Bromma, where he and his family lives. John-John meets his daughter Elisabeth, and immediately fall in love with her. But it's a long method to go before he wins her love and her father's consent.
Description: Christoph Clark stars as the mystic Cyclops, a shadowy figure who holds one of the sought after fragments of The Dark Side, but who falls under the sensual spell of high-tech temptress Virtualia and indulges in some very horny high-jinx as Virtualia tries to wrestle the secret stone from his custody. In a raunchy race through the darkest corners of the futuristic globe of Virtualia, Antonio Adamo takes us on a quest of rampant rodgering and captivating cumshots as strapping studs David Perry, Alberto Rey and Tony Ribas participate in a free-for-all fuck-fest that sees the superb women of being place through their paces in each conceivable position!
Description: John Douglas, alias "The Lynx", has just been released after ten long years of imprisonment. He is bent on seeking his revenge on the boy responsible for his terrible luck: Public Prosecutor David Bleinstein, who actually leads a quiet life with his daughter Sarah and his fresh wife Rachel. Yet again, Personal brings you the occasion to explore a cast of the most pretty actresses in the most depraved situations!
Description: A late night in the office turns into the beginning of a cock-aching journey for overworked clerk Francisco (Francesco Malcom). The discovery of a briefcase left behind in the office that includes a fortune in diamonds and a ticket to the Caribbean offers all the reason he needs to escape from his despotic boss and wingeing wife. Personal puts you in the capable hands of Alessandro Del Mar for a five star trip to the most exclusive reaches of the Caribbean in this sizzling sexual symphony. A luxurious tropical teaser that will take you to the very limits of erotic ecstasy in seven scenes of sizzling hardcore, as Alessandro Del Mar once again brings us the most exquisite tropical temptations and an interesting twist in the tale.
Description: The sophisticated thief of art Robert "Cuma" Cuminski is released on probation from the local prison by the corrupt Doctor Wiaderny to organize the theft of the popular Leonardo Da Vinci painting "Lady with Ermine" for the dealer Gruby. Three years ago, Cuma was accidentally arrested by the snoopy detective Wilk after a successful heist in the house of the collector Lehman, but he has not ratted his comrade Julian.
Description: In the English countryside, Sarah Rexton (Mia Farrow), recently blinded in a horse riding accident, moves in with her uncle's family and gallantly adjusts to her fresh condition, unaware that a assassin stalks them.
Description: Olaf and his mother run a boarding house and a white slavery ring. They also smuggle heroin to hold the addict women satisfied so they do not test and escape. A young couple transport into the house and the evil landlords take a liking to the female.
Description: The young daughter of a US Senator is drawn into a hippie "free love" cult named "The Kids of Light" by the blond boyfriend of the cult's leader, a mysterious and pretty Asian woman. The cult turns out to be not quite the "free" love community it presents itself to be.
Description: Henry has wandered into a tiny city looking for work and a zone to stay. He gets a job delivering and cleaning porto-potties and moves in with a co-worker until he gets his feet off of the ground. Henry and his fresh mate later begin to kill.
Description: A boy living in rural Wisconsin takes care of his bed-ridden mother, who is very domineering and teaches him that all girls are evil. After she dies he misses her, so a year soon he digs her up and takes her home. He learns about taxidermy and starts robbing graves to receive materials to patch her up, and inevitably starts looking for fresher sources of materials. Based closely on the real storyline of Ed Gein.
Description: Vietnam, 1969. Fight is Hell. For Marine Sergeant Jack Stryker (Brian Schulz), however, Hell is just the beginning. Trapped outside a Viet Cong village, Stryker takes two bullets to the leg. Sent home from the war, he discovers his ex-girlfriend (Cheryl Hausen) has been kidnapped by a religious cult with a vicious Manson-like leader (Sam Raimi). Stryker squads up with some marine mates to form an assassination team and annihilate the gang of crazed killers.
Description: Le guild Bettoun : Raymond (le patriarche), Maurice (le fils), Jacky (le neveu), Roland (le neveu), Albert (le cousin de Raymond), Pépé (l'ami de Raymond), Samy (le garde du corps) sont un guild familial de caïds pieds-Noirs juifs du crime organisé français. Leurs activités sont la gestion de casinos, l'organisation de match de boxe clandestins, les jeux clandestins, le proxénétisme, le racket et les règlements de compte sanguinaires contre d'autres clans arabes et français.
Description: A group of terrorists murder the captain of a cruise ship and take everyone hostage. Their plan is to steal the uranium being stored in the ship's safe. It's up to a safety officer and a pickpocketing cocktail waitress to stop them.
Description: After years of abuse at the hands of her husband, a woman, Emmanouella, is pushed to the breaking point. She hires a hitman to do in her husband, but just when she thinks her troubles are at an end, the killer blackmails her. As her husband's business partner struggles to prove her guilt, and as the hitman continues to threaten her fresh found security, Emmanouella struggles to hold her name clear and to hold her naive stepdaughter from becoming tangled in the web of danger she has created.
Description: In a women's prison in Brazil, the inmates are young and beautiful, the warden is a sadist, all but one of the guards are cruel, and the nurse is an incompetent cuckoo. To create it hard for the inmates to hide contraband, they wear no underwear. They are alternately murderous and orgiastic with every other, and they engage in sex enjoy with some of the guards. The warden pimps out inmates to wealthy lesbians. With the support of the nurse and under the cover of Carnival, three inmates scene an escape. Once out, will they contrive to stay undiscovered, or will their natures guarantee an ill-fated end to their attempt?
Description: Franck Chaievski and Nina Delgado are two undercover detectives of a French unique force trying to identify two corrupts members of the Paris Police Force. Franck is pretending to be a gangster and Nina a prostitute living with him, and involved in a robbery of a fortune in diamonds, having seven deaths and some injured persons.
Description: A couple is found dead in mysterious circumstances – there are some puzzling features concerning their murder. The detective inspector in charge of the situation (Inspector DePaul – Jeff Blynn) is trying difficult to understand the motives and, most of all, the strange modus operandi of the killer. The only lead he has is a image displaying the couple together with some friends.
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The outline of this storyline is good. Chris Pelly (Maxwell Reed) is blind but awaiting an operation to restore his sight. He seems a sensitive kind who relies on touch, hearing and create trust - so far so good. He is invited to a farewell party but after being accidentally dropped at the wrong house he walks into a murder!!! The murderers are still there and once they realise he is blind, they knock him on the head and leave him where his mates can search him. He has managed to search a vital piece of evidence - a ring he has found near the body. Actually the movie becomes just other crime thriller. Pelly has his operation and it is a success but along the method he loses his sensitivity, ogling all the cute girls, trading cheeky quips with the cleaners and I then remembered what an amazingly wooden actor Maxwell Reed was. He returns to the house of the murder and meets Patricia Dale. Dinah Sheridan, by giving her role warmth and feeling, acts rings around Reed and it was a pity her career stopped later after her best triumph - "Genevieve" (1953). Patricia feels the body is that of her brother Norman, who owned the ring. He had presumably died in an air crash, although Patricia never believed it. They track down all the "usual suspects", Norman's girlfriend, her bosses at the travel agency. They recognise Pelly, they were the mob at the house that night and are quite surprised to search he isn't blind anymore! There is also Norman's nice friend Chalky - what is he hiding?The ending isn't predictable but it would have been interesting to speculate what the film would have been like if Reed had played a blind sleuth. A bit more care may have been required with the storyline but Reed (who showed he should be a sensitive player) should have had a role he may have been proud of!!Recommended.
Thanks to some fresh channels on satellite we are actually able to view again many British crime thrillers from the 40s and 50s which were last shown on BBC or ITV about 30 years ago.What is often most interesting about these movies is the zone shots,so that you can compare London of that era with the London of today.The movie is full of actors familiar from that period,including one of my favorite actors of that time Eric Pohleman.He really was a magnificent villain.The fact that he had a continental accent meant that this made him sound even more sinister to the post fight audiences.Also featured is Michael Brennan who gotta have beaten up more leading boys than he had hot dinners.Kynaston Reeves who usually played Judges has a longer part than usual.In all a reasonably entertaining thriller
Engineer Christopher Pelly (Maxwell Reed) is left blind as a effect of a street accident. One night he sets off to a friend's party in London but his driver accidentally drops him off at the wrong house and he unwittingly interrupts a murder. The gang lead by Otto Ford (Eric Pohlmann) knock him out after interrogating him and dump him outside his friend's house. Following a successful operation to restore his sight, Pelly turns detective to unravel the mystery behind the murder. A lead later presents itself in the form of Patricia Dale (Dinah Sheridan) whose brother, an RAF pilot, has been missing for over a year and presumed dead after his plane crashed. The pair join forces and the trail leads to a black store currency exchange racket. Pelly thinks that he is one step ahead of Otto and his thugs but they have a surprise in shop for him and Patricia...Content wise, Blackout is a fully run-of-the-mill affair and very typical of the unlimited stream of British b-pic crime thrillers that were coming out at the time. Reed is uncomfortably cast as the character acting smooth finished with a place on American accent and coming out with a load of witless one liners. For instance, Dinah Sheridan tells to him "Don't test up all of your nine lives" as he prepares to go out and tackle Eric Pohlmann and his cohorts at their country hideaway. "If you're lucky I'll save one for you" Reed replies. The love interest between Reed and Dinah Sheridan has also been worked out in the blandest method and it is not sufficient to stir the emotions. But the movie is saved from total mediocrity by the perfect black and white Cinematography of Monty Berman, which is atmospherically sinister in its test of shadow and dark tones. It gives the proceedings a nice sense of zone and sinister atmosphere in this glimpse into London's underworld.Some of the credits in the movie are also of interest such as John Gilling who wrote the screenplay. He worked on countless quota-quickies such as this throughout the fifties often directing them as well. Few of them were made for Monty Berman and Robert S. Baker's "Tempean" company as this was. An perfect example of their collaboration at its greatest is The Voice Of Merill (1952), a thriller which was produced as a second-feature but was upgraded to "A" detail status on its release on its considerable merits. When the second detail store dried up in the early sixties, Baker and Berman turned to the tiny screen and were responsible for some of the greatest loved cult TV series of the sixties such as Randall & Hopkirk Deceased, Gideon's Method and The Champions. Meanwhile, Gilling would search a niche for himself in the British horror wave at Hammer where he directed two of that studio's most fondly remembered shockers, The Plague Of The Zombies and The Reptile. Trivia buffs will also know that Eric Pohlmann was the actor who voiced the unseen Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the James Bond films From Russia With Love and Thunderball.Overall, Blackout scores no points for originality in the plot department but it is kept afloat by the sinister and atmospheric camera-work of Monty Berman which gives it more weight than it deserves. It is dated but not to the mission where it is unwatchable and can be enjoyed as a pleasant reminder of a corner of the British movie industry which is actually largely forgotten in the age of multiplexes and spectacular CGI unique effects.
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