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Peter’s Retro Rewind: The Uninvited (1944)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen [Editor’s Note: Special thanks and congratulations to Peter for contributing his 100th movie review to Forgotten Flix!] ”They call them the haunted shores, these stretches of Devonshire and Cornwall and Ireland, which rear up against the westward ocean. Mists gather here… and sea fog… and eerie stories… That’s not because there are more ghosts here than…

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Peter’s Retro Rewind: Fear Is The Key (1972)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen If I mention the name Alistair MacLean, you all know who I mean, right? He’s the author of 28-29 novels in the action-thriller genre. I’ll throw a couple of titles at you to jolt your memory… Breakhart Pass, The Way to Dusty Death, Caravan to Vaccares, Force 10 from Navarone, Where Eagles Dare, The Golden Rendezvous, Fear…

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Peter’s Retro Rewind: Damnation Alley (1977)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen “Tanner! This is Denton! This whole town is infested with killer cockroaches! I repeat… KILLER COCKROACHES!!” This movie starts with a bang! Literally! Only minutes after Damnation Alley opens, the world as we know it has ended. Two Air Force officers, Tanner and Denton, have just started their shifts at the missile silo when all hell…

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Peter’s Retro Rewind: Mischief (1985)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”The first time seems like the worst time, but it’s the one time you’ll never forget!” Ladies and gentlemen, we haven’t done a romantic comedy in a while, have we? So I thought it was about time! Mischief isn’t your typical 80’s teen rom-com though, since it isn’t set in the 80’s. Nope, this one is…

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Peter’s Retro Rewind: The Exterminator (1980)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Do you remember back when I did a review about the movie Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, where Robert Ginty had a small part as a helicopter pilot? I wrote that I was eventually going to “talk” about The Exterminator. Well, it took me a while, but here we are… In 1981 when it was…

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Peter’s Retro Rewind: The Company of Wolves (1984)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”Little girls, this seems to say, never stop upon your way. Never trust a stranger, friend. No-one knows how it will end. As you’re pretty, so be wise! Wolves may lurk in every guise. Now, as then, ‘tis simple truth… sweetest tongue has sharpest tooth.” This particular passage is the moral/warning from “Le Petit Chaperon Rouge”,…

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Peter’s Retro Rewind: Grizzly (1976)

Tweet By Peter Nielsen One of the taglines for this movie was: “18 Feet of Towering Fury”, but let’s be real here folks, it’s not 18 feet. It’s not even 15 feet like they say in the movie. The bear used in Grizzly was actually 11 feet tall and was, at the time, the largest grizzly bear in captivity. The…

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Peter’s Retro Rewind: Popeye (1980)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”I’m Popeye the Sailor Man, I’m Popeye the Sailor Man. I’m strong to the finnich, ‘cause I eats me spinach. I’m Popeye the Sailor Man.” Yes, yes, I know I stated in last week’s review (Django) that I wasn’t going to cover musicals here on Forgotten Flix. Well, since Popeye is a musical, I kind of…

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Peter’s Retro Corner: Django (1966)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen I guess by now you’ve figured out that I love all types and genres of movies. Yes… even musicals, but you won’t be seeing any reviews of them here on Forgotten Flix, though. Another genre I haven’t touched upon much yet is the Western, or more precise… the so called Spaghetti Western. My dad was a…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: The Hidden (1987)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen Jack DeVries is a quiet man. He’s a stockbroker who lives a nice suburban life and is well-liked by his neighbors. He’s the kind of man who wouldn’t hurt a fly. He doesn’t even have a criminal record. A model citizen, so to speak. Yeah, well… up until two weeks ago, that is! Share

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: The Fury (1978)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen From 1981 to 1992 we had a movie magazine called ”Scandinavian Film & Video” here in Sweden. Unfortunately it deteriorated into a crappy magazine during the last 2-3 years, but in the mid 80’s it was our bible when it came to movies! I’ve talked before about the movie censorship we had here in Sweden. Many…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: The Two-Minute Warning (1976)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen With less than a week until the kick-off in Super Bowl 2013, I thought it appropriate to look at a movie with a football setting. I first thought about The Longest Yard, but I have a hunch that’s less forgotten than the one I finally settled on, namely the star-studded drama/thriller Two-Minute Warning. It’s kind of made…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Fist of Legend (1994)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen It’s time to return to another genre I love and grew up with… the martial arts genre. During the 80s, we devoured these types of movies, and the TV and radio shop I mentioned in my last review (The Soldier) had a shit-load of these for rent. Many of them were bad and, more or less,…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: The Soldier (1982)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”Codename: The Soldier – You don’t assign him. You unleash him!” It’s time to go back to the early 80’s again or more precisely to those lovely low-budget action-movies made in that era. I grew up renting and watching tons of this type of movies on VHS. We had a couple of places here in the…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Split Second (1992)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”After forty days and nights of torrential rain, the city is largely submerged below water, a result of the devastating effects of continued global warming. The warnings ignored for decades have now resulted in undreamed-of levels of pollution where day has become almost endless night.” We’re in London! It’s 2008! It’s the future… or at least…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Sharky’s Machine (1981)

Tweet By Peter Nielsen ”You know Friscoe, when we used to flush the toilet up-stairs, we always wondered where it came to…” When a drug-bust goes horribly wrong, the department blames Sgt. Sharky who’s promptly transferred from Narcotics to Vice. I love the way they’ve filmed his “descent”… It’s one continuous shot from his nice and bright office down the…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: The Crimson Pirate (1952)

Tweet   by Peter Nielsen Well, my friends, since we’re in the midst of the Christmas holidays I thought it appropriate to spend this jolly time (hopefully) looking at the classic Burt Lancaster – movie The Crimson Pirate. It’s an old-fashioned and colorful swashbuckling adventure and is one I used to watch with my dad when I was a kid.…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: The Three Amigos (1986)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen The small Mexican village of Santo Poco is being terrorized by the evil, murdering and villaineous bandido El Guapo! Or if you want the 10 Peso version… the infamous El Guapo! The villagers have had enough and Carmen goes to the “big” city to try to find someone to help them get rid of him. Carmen…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: The Road Warrior (1982)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen First off, let me say that, yes… I realize that this movie might not be all that “forgotten” and when the next chapter in Max Rockatansky’s life, Mad Max: Fury Road, is finally released it might get another stint in the spotlight. Hell, they all might! So, why did I choose this flick to review this…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Them! (1954)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen It’s been a while since we last visited the black and white era, so I thought it appropriate that we go back to it this week. The movie I’ve chosen for you is one of my personal favorites and also one of the classic creature features from the 50’s. They made a lot of those during…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Forced Vengeance (1982)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen By now you should all know I’m a huge Chuck Norris fan and I’m not just saying that because he could, in fact, roundhouse kick my ass into the next decade. No, I am a fan and have been since I was a young teen and Michael and I started to rent his movies on VHS…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”In 1943 the U.S. Navy conducted a series of tests to render allied ships invisible to enemy radar. The results of these tests have never been made public. The final test, which resulted in the project’s termination, has come to be known as… The Philadelphia Experiment.” This is the text with which the movie opens and…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Private School (1983)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen “You won’t believe what goes on and what comes off in… Private School” For some reason I thought I’d seen this before, but as it turned out I had not! We used to watch a ton of these teen comedies way back in the days and considering that most of them had very similar “plots”, it’s…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: The Omen (1976)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen ”Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666” Book of Revelation Chapter 13 Verse 18 For my fifth and final horror-movie I’ve chosen the original The Omen from 1976. It was directed by Richard Donner who’s also…

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Peter’s Retro Movie Review: Waxwork (1988)

Tweet by Peter Nielsen We’ve now reached our fourth week in the 2012 October Spooky Flix Fest and I’d like to welcome you all back. I’m taking a slightly more comedic route with my choice of movie this week. It fits well within the “Halloweeny” horror theme we’re doing this month though and it doesn’t shy away from the gore…

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