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Cops vs. Thugs

Cops vs. Thugs

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Year: 1976

In his 1975 masterpiece COPS VS. THUGS, director Kinji Fukasaku (BATTLE ROYALE) paints a dynamic portrait of flourishing corruption and unchecked greed using gritty 70s cop movie elan and true crime expose' detail. Brimming with irresistibly brutal vitality, COPS VS. THUGS demonstrates why Fukasaku counts filmmakers Takeshi Kitano, Quentin Tarantino and Takeshi Miike as devoted acolytes.

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The Comeback

The Comeback

Director: Pete Walker
Year: 1978

Pop star Jack Jones (best remembered for the theme from The Love Boat) plays a singer who is haunted by the death of his estranged wife, and led into a confrontation with the killer, in THE COMEBACK. A sleek and entertaining slasher film from director Pete Walker, it is a bloody illustration of the costs of fame.

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Madness

Madness

Director: Fernando di Leo
Year: 1980

After brutally killing two farmers with a pitchfork, an escaped murderer Joe Brezy (Joe Dallesandro: Andy Warhol's superstar) makes a bee-line for the holiday cottage where five years earlier he stashed a substantial amount of ill-gotten loot.

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Nightmare City

Nightmare City

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Year: 1980

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The Heirloom

The Heirloom

Director: Leste Chen
Year: 2006

Twenty years ago, an inexplicable unsolved mass suicide occurred in the millionaire Yang household. Only one heir secretly survived and years later he inherits the family mansion and returns there with his fiance. Mysterious and deadly events begin to take place, the demented legacy of the Yang family curse is reborn and history is soon poised to repeat itself.

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House By The River

House By The River

Director: Fritz Lang
Year: 1950

In 1949, at Republic Pictures, Fritz Lang (self-proclaimed "master of the unusual") created HOUSE BY THE RIVER, a shocking and mordant thriller of passion and murder. Boasting an ingenious script by SPIRAL STAIRCASE scribe Mel Dinelli and evocative photography by Edward Cronjager (I WAKE UP SCREAMING), HOUSE... is an underrated American "Grand Guignol" that transcends its modest origins and affirms Lang's genius.

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Storm Over Mont Blanc

Storm Over Mont Blanc

Director: Arnold Fanck
Year: 1930

Riefenstahl is a daredevil pilot who must come to the aid of an isolated observatory worker when a blizzard strikes, conquering the daunting heights of Europe's highest mountain and sparking passion in the process.

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Wonderful Town

Wonderful Town

Director: Aditya Assarat
Year: 2007

Aditya Assarat's "delicate, delightful, and nearly note-perfect debut feature" (Salon.com). An architect from Bangkok pulls up to a motel in a nearby ghost town of deserted streets. His obscured past finds symmetry in the repressed history of the girl he meets and pursues.

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House of Whipcord

House of Whipcord

Director: Pete Walker
Year: 1974

In HOUSE OF WHIPCORD, fashion model Ann-Marie (Penny Irving) is lured into a private reform school where she is punished for her sexually liberated behavior by a zealous warden (Barbara Markham). The warden and her doddering husband established this house of horrors to stifle the sexual revolution, imprisoning and killing those who offended their moral propriety.

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The Night of the Devils

The Night of the Devils

Director: Giorgio Ferroni
Year: 1972

Italian genre film legend Gianni Garko stars in this terrifying masterpiece of the mascabre, based on Tolstoy's story THE WURDULAK, itself previously adapted in Mario Bava's BLACK SABBATH.

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