Tag: Crime

S.O.S. Tidal Wave surges to Blu-ray from Olive in October

S.O.S. Tidal Wave surges to Blu-ray from Olive in October

Olive Films dives deep into the Republic archives for this quickie thriller from 1939, notable for its wholesale plundering of the monumental disaster footage from R.K.O.’s ill-fated 1933 apocalypse drama Deluge. That film was pulled from circulation as part of Republic’s contract to buy its effects […]

Yuriko Yoshitaka to star in film adaptation of Mahokaru Numata’s YURIGOKORO 「ユリゴコロ」

Snakes and Earrings star Yuriko YOSHITAKA will headline the anticipated film adaptation of author Mahokaru NUMATA’s acclaimed 2011 novel Yurigokoro 「ユリゴコロ」. The novel (published in the US under the title Nan-Core), which won the Haruhiko Oyabu Award in 2012, follows a young man’s attempts to unravel the […]

大蛇王 / King of Snake (1984)

大蛇王 / King of Snake (1984)

After producing a few fantasy efforts like Tsu Hong Wu and Monster From the Sea in the decade prior, the middle 1980s saw the Taiwanese film industry make one more go at that particular brand of giant monster cinema indigenous to the Japanese islands. With Toho in […]

Violet & Daisy (2011)

Violet (Alexis Bledel) and Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) are silly teenagers (or in Violet’s case a young woman using a not quite age-appropriate teenage persona to protect herself from things she and the film can’t speak about directly) and best friends. Or really rather “only friends”, […]

The Outfit (1973)

The Outfit (1973)

At just about the same time when professional robber Earle Macklin (Robert Duvall) is released from jail, his brother Eddie is murdered by killers working for the Outfit (the artists formerly known as The Syndicate). Turns out a bank Earle, Eddie and their partner Cody […]

The Squeeze

The Squeeze

Not to be confused with the surprising number of other films called The Squeeze. Former Scotland Yard inspector Jim Naboth (Stacy Keach) has just gotten out of what clearly wasn’t the first rehab stay after a drunken binge, taken his first drink again, and returned home […]