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Double Agent 73 (1974)

Country: United States Director: Doris Wishman Starring: Chesty Morgan, Frank Silvano, Saul Meth, Jill Harris, Luois Burdi Music: Cine Tops Director Doris Wishman has a reputation for cult nudist and sexploitation films, and Double Agent 73 unashamedly falls fair and squarely into the latter category. It is simply poor quality smut! The Double Agent 73 […]

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Lucky The Incrutable (1967)

AKA: Speciale Agente LK – Operazione Re Mida Director: Jess Franco Starring: Ray Danton, Dante Posani, Barbara Bolt, Rosalba Neri, Beba Loncar Music: Bruno Nicolai Lucky: “You want my autograph don’t you? You recognised me without my disguise on. Oh, all right, I will sign it for you. But don’t tell anyone I’m here – […]

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The Spook Who Sat By The Door (1973)

Country: United StatesDirector: Ivan DixonStarring: Lawrence Cook, Paula Kelly, Janet League, J.A. PrestonMusic: Herbie HancockBased on the novel by Sam Greenlee Today’s audiences may see this The Spook Who Sat By The Door as a low budget blaxploitation film from the early seventies that has little to offer the genre. But that isn’t quite so. […]

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Ring Around The World (1966)

Directors: Georges Combret, Luigi ScattiniStarring: Richard Harrison, Hélène Chanel, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Dominique Boschero, Bernard BlierMusic: Piero UmilianiSongs: ‘I Told Her’ and ‘Mary Lou’ performed by The Bumpers. Ring Around The World is a very good Eurospy production. If you can find a good print, it is well worth checking out. The story goes like this: […]

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Tip Not Included (1966)

AKA: A Cold-Blooded Affair Director: Helmuth Ashley Starring: George Nader, Yvonne Monlaur, Heinz Weiss, Horst Tappert, Christian Doermer, Ullrich Haupt, Richard Münch Music: Peter Thomas Tip Not Included is the fourth film in the West German series of Jerry Cotton films. As with most entries in the series it plays more like a detective story […]

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Naked Weapon (2002)

Country: Hong Kong Director: Siu Tung Ching Starring: Maggie Q, Anya, Daniel Wu, Jewel Lee, Almen Wong Music: Ken Chan, Kwong Wing Chan With a title like Naked Weapon and dubious packaging which depicts knife wielding lesbian soldiers, I wasn’t expecting much from this Hong Kong Production. But much to my surprise (or should that […]

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New York Calling Superdragon

Director: Calvin Jackson PadgetStarring: Ray Danton, Margaret Lee, Marisa Mell, Carlo D’Angelo, Jess Hahn, Carlo HintermanMusic: Benedetto Ghiglia Rembrandt 13: “So you’re the famous Superdragon?”Superdragon: “That’s right. Would you like an autograph?”Rembrandt 13: “If that’s all you can offer a lady…”Superdragon: “Well in public, yes! But in private I try to be more generous!” New […]

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Bad Company

Director: Joel Schumacher Starring: Anthony Hopkins. Chris Rock, Gabriel Macht, Peter Stormare, John Slattery, Kerry Washington, Garcelle Beavais-Nilon, Matthew Marsh Music: Trevor Rabin Bad Company is a Jerry Bruckheimer production so you know exactly what to expect. It is big, it is loud and it is glossy. Personally I enjoy Mr Bruckheimer’s productions. I think […]

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The Accidental Spy (2001-2002)

Director: Teddy Chen Starring: Jackie Chan, Eric Tsang, Vivian Hsu, Kim Min Jeong, Wu Hsing Kuo Music: Peter Kam (Hong Kong), Michael Wandmacher (U.S. re-edit) The Accidental Spy is a hybrid spy / martial arts film in the usual Jackie Chan style. This film divides many people due to the fact that there appears to […]

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3-2-1 Countdown For Manhattan (1966)

AKA: The Trap Snaps Shut At Midnight Director: Harald Philipp Starring: George Nader, Horst Frank, Heinz Weiss, Dominique Wilms, Monika Grimm, Richard Münch Music: Peter Thomas 3-2-1 Countdown for Manhattan is the third film in the series of Jerry Cotton films starring George Nader. The series was made in West Germany, but set in the […]

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