Golden Needles

1974 American International Pictures Directed by Robert Clouse Produced by Fred Weintraub Written by S. Lee Pogostin and Sylvia Schneble “In China during The Sung Dynasty; a single golden statue was cast for the use of The Emperor. It indicated seven forbidden acupuncture points. Used in correct sequence they brought about extraordinary sexual vigor and […]

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Gymkata

1985 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Directed by Robert Clouse Produced by Fred Wentraub Written by Charles Robert Carner Based on “The Terrible Game” by Dan Tyler Moore There are martial arts movies. And then there are Martial Arts Movies. But there is only one GYMKATA. There are those who will proclaim that GYMKATA is one of the worst […]

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Duel

1971 Universal Studios Directed by Steven Spielberg Produced by George Eckstein Written by Richard Matheson Before we get into the actual review a brief history lesson: The Made-For-TV Movie is a phrase you don’t hear much these days but it was used all the time back in the 1960’s and especially during the 1970’s when […]

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Haunts Of The Very Rich

1972 ABC CIRCLE FILMS Directed by Paul Wendkos Produced by Lillian Gallo Written by T.K. Brown III and William P. Wood Before we get into the actual review a brief history lesson: The Made-For-TV Movie is a phrase you don’t hear much these days but it was used all the time back in the 1960’s […]

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Hot Potato

1976 Warner Bros. Pictures Directed and Written by Oscar Williams Produced by Fred Weintraub and Paul Heller Jim Kelly’s “Black Belt Jones” was such a beloved blaxplotation hit and so enjoyed by so many people that over the years I have been frequently asked why a sequel was never made. And I would always answer […]

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Black Belt Jones

BLACK BELT JONES 1974 Warner Brothers Directed by Robert Clouse Produced by Fred Weintraub Written by Fred Weintraub and Oscar Williams When it comes to the subject of martial arts movies there isn’t a sane human being alive that would argue that Bruce Lee was The King. But if there is such a thing as […]

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