90s, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Mutants, Uncategorized

Riki-oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)

The summary of The Story of Ricky is really quite simple: In the far distant future of 2001 (*snort*), prisons are now privatized, no longer subject to even the most basic of government regulation. The prison (seemingly assembled from the “High School Gym Décor” catalogue) is governed by not only the violent and sadistic warden and assistant warden (claw hand and all), but also by the “Gang of Four”, ruthless and twisted inmates that oversee the four separate wings of the prison along with their roving gangs.

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70's, Dance Dance Dance, Modern

The Tempest (1979)

The Tempsetmarks the point where I realized that TCM, in fact, has absolutely no trouble showing nudity of any kind on their channel. Granted, this aired at 2am and not during prime time, but the point is, they don’t have a problem with it. In The Iron Rose they showed a fully nude woman walking along […]

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70's, Comedy, Dead Things, Ghosts, Horror, Horror?

Hausu (1977)

AKA: House This is yet another gem that I discovered thanks to late-night viewings of TCM. I sat down for something they classified as horror, and instead I was treated to something that was a bizarre mix of horror, comedy, and action all mixed together to form some psychedelic, epileptic-inducing explosion of Japanese cinema. And, […]

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80s, Aliens, Horror, Monsters, Sci-Fi

Communion (1989)

Struggling novelist Whitley Strieber takes his family and a couple of friends up to a cabin he owns in the mountains for a nice weekend trip. Everything seems to be going well until nightfall. After everyone’s asleep in bed Strieber wakes up, sure somebody else in in the cabin. After some time of not being […]

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