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Peter’s Retro Reviews: Hi-Riders (1978)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”Here come the Hi-Riders… And there goes your woman! Your Car! Your life!” In 2014, during Spooky Flix Fest, I reviewed the sci-fi/horror movie Without Warning which is directed by Greydon Clark. While looking through his filmography for that review, I came across a title that kind of jogged a memory buried in my brain. It…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: Mannaja aka A Man Called Blade (1977)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen This week it’s time to return to a genre I unfortunately don’t get to visit as often as I would have wanted to, these days. It’s basically a case of not having enough time on my hands, what with a large family, a day job, books to read and me wanting to watch movies in every…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”Cools, nerds… your side, my side… Man, it’s all bullshit. It’s just tough enough to be yourself!” I haven’t done a romantic teen comedy in a while, so I thought it would be nice, at least for this week, to return to that warm and fuzzy feeling again. Sometimes we need one of these teen comedies,…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: 48 HRS. (1982)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Ladies and gentlemen, this week I thought it would be fun to take a look at one of the first ”buddy cop movies”… one of the most successful ones… and certainly one of the best of the lot! It also happens to be the feature film debut of a gentleman named Eddie Murphy! Yes… I am,…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: The Final Countdown (1980)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”On December 7, 1980, the nuclear carrier, U.S.S. Nimitz disappeared in the Pacific… and reappeared December 7, 1941… The day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor!” This week I thought we’d take a look at yet another time travel movie involving a military vessel… if you remember, we’ve already covered “The Philadelphia Experiment” on both the podcast…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: The Running Man (1987)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Damon Killian: “This is television, that’s all it is! It has nothing to do with people; it’s to do with ratings! For fifty years we’ve told them what to eat, what to drink, what to wear… For Christ’s sake, Ben, don’t you understand? Americans love television! They wean their kids on it! Listen… they love game-shows,…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: Supervan (1977)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”Supervan takes on all corners… laser blasting… solar powered… Watch out!” So, ladies and gentlemen, I’m finally back on track again… I know it’s been a while since my last review, but now, after having had a little breather, I’m back… or rather… WE’RE back, because by the time you’re reading this, the next installment of…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: Steel Dawn (1987)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen   “He is the desert warrior, carving the future with his sword.” Well, ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to return to a subgenre I have a soft spot for, namely the post apocalyptic action flick! Most of them were basically rip-offs of Mad Max (1979) and The Road Warrior (1981), and let’s be honest… most of…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen “World War II had ended only eight months earlier and the town of Texarkana, population 40,000, which straddles the Texas-Arkansas border, was re-gearing for peace after four years of rationing, war bonds and shortages. Although a trickle was still arriving, most of the boys were back home and out of uniform. Many were enrolling in college…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: Without Warning (1980)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”You think we’re the only living creatures in this universe? Do you think with all those stars out there, we’re the only things that exist? Well, I got news for you… We ain’t. We ain’t alone!” We’re now in week two of the 2014 Spooky Flix Fest and I hope you’ve all enjoyed yourselves so far.…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: The Dark Side of the Moon (1990)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen So, Ladies and Gentlemen… we’ve reached that time of the year again; when the nights are slowly beginning to feel colder. The mornings too, of course, but I’m primarily a night-person, so I tend to notice it more during that time. The days are getting shorter too, which means that the darkness is creeping in sooner…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: Top Secret! (1984)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”If they find out you’ve seen this, your life will be worth less than a truckload of dead rats in a tampon factory” Well, ladies and gentlemen, it’s the middle of the summer and I’m in the midst of my vacation, so I thought it was time to change decade. We’ve been staying in the 70’s…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: Octaman (1971)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen I decided to stay in the 70’s a bit longer, because I wanted to re-visit this classic gem from 1971. I use the terms “classic” and “gem” very, very loosely because, well… oh, boy, where do I start with this one? I suppose we have to go way back to my early teens, because Michael and…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: Orca (1977)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”Captain Nolan: He loved his family… more than I loved mine.” Let’s stay in the 70’s a little while longer, shall we? I mean, there were a lot of great movies made in that decade too, wouldn’t you agree? The movie I’ve chosen this week is certainly one of them. Well… at least in my opinion…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: The Glove (1979)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”Wanted: Dead, NOT Alive!” This week I’m taking a look at the second movie on the drive-in double feature DVD that I mentioned last time. The Glove was actually the main reason for buying it, because A: I’ve never seen it, and B: the awesome cover art! I remember seeing the VHS cover way back in…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: Search and Destroy (1979)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”’Nam made them the most highly-trained killers in the world… Back home they need everything they learned to survive!” The movie I’ve chosen for this week’s “discussion” is one I’ve never seen before, oddly enough! It’s the type of movie we would, without a doubt, have quickly snatched of off the shelf in our local video…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother (1975)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen “Orville S. Sacker: Are you Mister S., for Sigerson, Holmes? Sigerson Holmes: Perhaps! Orville: Do you have a brother whose first name is Sherlock? Sigerson: I do not! Orville: You do have a brother? Sigerson: I do. Orville: Might I inquire as to his first name? Sigerson: “Sheer Luck”!” Share

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: The Salute of the Jugger (1989)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen “People no longer remembered the Golden Age of the 20th Century. They didn’t remember the miraculous technology or the cruel wars that followed. They didn’t remember when Juggers first played The Game or how it came to be played with a dog skull…” The world in which the movie is set is a barren and bleak…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: Gojira aka The Return of Godzilla (1984)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen The looming presence of Godzilla can’t have escaped anybody these days, can it? I mean, especially since there’s a new movie premiering soon. With that in mind I thought it would be appropriate to visit one of the older Godzilla movies. It would’ve been easy to choose the original black & white one from 1954 or…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: Crash and Burn (1990)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen We’re in the year 2035 and the world is a harsh place to live in. At the start of the movie we see a wall calendar that says July 2030, but I suppose buying a new one and keeping up to date isn’t exactly on the priority-list. Food and water might be a tad more important,…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: 10 to Midnight (1983)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”Forget what’s legal… Do what’s right!” I’ve stated before that I’m a huge Charles Bronson fan, so it was only a matter of time before we landed on one of his flicks again. I vaguely remember watching 10 to Midnight in the theater back in the day, but it’s been so damn long since I last…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: Action Jackson (1988)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”NAME: Jericho Jackson, NICKNAME: Action, HOME: Detroit, PROFESSION: Cop, EDUCATION: Harvard Law, HOBBY: Fighting Crime, WEAPON: You’re lookin’ at ‘em” This week I’m returning to the world of the 80’s action flicks and you can’t go wrong with one with the actual word “action” in the title, can you? Well, you can… but not with this…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: Alligator (1980)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen We haven’t done a giant-animal-on-a-rampage-creature-feature type of flick for a while, have we, so I guess it’s about time we visit that particular genre again. There have been plenty of bad ones made over the years and I’m sure we’ll get to some of those later on down the line, but this week I thought we’d…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: The Princess Bride (1987)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen So, ladies and gentlemen, we’ve, once again, reached the Christmas holidays and what better way to spend it than in the company of a good fairytale? Well, a good fairytale is good company any time of the year, but especially around Christmas, I think. Or if you’re feeling sick or under the weather… which is the…

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Peter’s Retro Reviews: La Mala Ordina aka Manhunt (1972)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen This week I’m returning to a genre I’ve always had a soft spot for… namely Italian produced action flicks! Well, actually it’s a sub-genre of that called “poliziotteschi” or Italian crime films. These films all had common denominators such as the mafia, car chases, gunfights and most often brutal and graphic violence. La Mala Ordina, the…

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