Monthly Archives: September 2017

Tired of the Drama in the News?

Let go of North Korea and the NFL player’s protests; let go of the fires and floods and natural disasters; let go of the ratings wars, the fake media and the late-night twitter madness. Escape today’s stress by binge-watching some great comedies on with these hilarious film and television collections that will transport you to another world that is non-political, non-threatening and just downright funny! This week we are proud to present 8 episodes of The Three Stooges; 4 full-length films of The Marx Brothers; and 30 episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies.

Treat yourself and enjoy a few hours of fun-filled fantasy, and let the world take care of itself.

Yours truly,
Where you’ll find Movies you love with Stars you know.

The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges were an American vaudeville and comedy team active from 1928 until 1970, best known for their 190 Columbia short-subject films that have been airing on television regularly since 1958. These 8 episodes in this collection include Brideless Groom, Disorder in the Court, Malice in the Palace and 5 others.

The Marx Brothers

The Marx Brothers were an American family comedy act that was successful in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in motion pictures from 1905 to 1949. These 4 movies in this collection include A Night in Casablanca, Animal Crackers, Horse Feathers and Room Service.

The Beverly Hillbillies

This series follows the Clampett family from the Ozarks to posh Beverly Hills after they strike oil and become millionaires. Banker Mr. Drysdale tries to keep them from foolishly spending their newfound wealth, and he also tries to “civilize” them – usually succeeding in making a fool of himself in the process. There are 30 episodes in our collection, including the first 2 seasons starting in 1962.

Influential Martial Arts Action Films

Martial Arts movies gained popularity in the 70s and 80s and continue to grow even today. Before Tarantino’s 2003 “Kill Bill” reached renowned iconic public success, many extremely talented and adept actors and action figures contributed to the surging fandom of the genre.

This week, presents four such influential movies that have had tremendous influence on Tarantino and the Martial Arts genre in general, including Jackie Chan’s 1977 36 Crazy Fists, Bruce Lee’s 1971 Fists of Fury, Sonny Chiba’s 1976 The Bodyguard, and Fred Williamson’s 1987 blaxploitation film Black Cobra.

Sit back, relax and stream some killer action movies with some truly amazing and gravity-defying action.

Yours truly,
Where you’ll find Movies you love with Stars you know.

36 Crazy Fists – with Jackie Chan

“36 Crazy Fists” is a 1977 Martial Arts/Action/Drama film directed by Chi-Hwa Chen, billed as staring Jackie Chan (but he is nowhere to be seen in the movie – he was the fight choreographer and stunt man!), and actually stars Siu-Hung Leung, Michelle Yim and Lau Chan. 36 Crazy Fists tells the story of a man struggling to learn Kung Fu to avenge the death of his father who was murdered by Manchurian gangsters. Lots of stellar martial arts action, and wonderful set-ups for humor, but somehow the punch lines never seem to hit home. Maybe it was lost in translation? Or editing … but still a great martial arts period piece!

Fists of Fury – with Bruce Lee

“Fists of Fury,” also known as “The Big Boss,” is a 1971 Martial Arts / Action / Drama film written and directed by Wei Lo staring the infamous Bruce Lee, Maria Yi, James Tien, and Yong-Chieh Han, and tells the story of how a young martial arts master, committed to non-violence, reluctantly but masterfully pits his inner warrior against the criminal forces behind the disappearance of his cousins. This was Bruce Lee’s first major film, however it was written for James Tien. When the film’s original director, Ng Kar-seung, was replaced by Lo, Lee was given the leading role instead. Lee’s strong performance overshadowed Tien, already a star in Hong Kong, and made Bruce Lee famous across Asia – and soon – the world.

The Bodyguard – with Sonny Chiba

“The Bodyguard” (aka Karate Kiba) is a 1976 Martial Arts/Action/Crime thriller directed by Ryuichi Takamori and Simon Nuchterm staring Shin’ichi (Sonny) Chiba, Jiro Chiba, Etsuko Shihomi and Aaron Banks, and tells the tale of a karate master and anti-drug vigilante who returns to his home in Japan, where he announces his intention to wipe out the nation’s drug industry and offers protection for those who inform on the drug-traffickers. Interestingly, Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” movie paid homage to this film when Samuel L. Jackson’s character quoted Ezekiel 25:17 from the bible, as did Chiba’s character in this film (with minor edits, of course)!

Black Cobra – with Fred Williamson

“Black Cobra” is the 1987 Stelvio Massi and Umberto Lenzi Italian blaxploitation action/thriller/martial arts film starring Fred Williamson and Eva Gimaldi where a detective protects a murder witness from a vicious gang of evil bikers. This is the first of a series of four Cobra character film sequels following the exploits of career detective Robert “Bob” Malone played by Williamson.

Classic Dystopian Tales

Hollywood has been in the business of telling chilling tales for decades, real or imagined, that show parts of the world in chaos, men and women living in an out-of-order environment, where anarchy abounds, and sometimes forces a civilization to behave insanely inhumane to each other.

This week, presents four dystopian tales from our classic movie archives – one based on fantasy, and the other three based on documented history: Here is 1975’s A Boy and His Dog with Don Johnson; 1987’s Deadline with Christopher Walken; 1985’s Hitler’s SS: Portrait in Evil; and 1960’s Two Women with Sophia Loren.

Each brilliant, each poignant, and each worth seeing again.

Yours truly,
Where you’ll find Movies you love with Stars you know.

A Boy and His Dog

A Boy and His Dog is the L. Q. Jones 1975 Sci-Fi Dramedy starring Don Johnson, Jason Robards and Suzanne Benton in which a doomed teenager, foraging the post-apocalyptical desert of 2024, is seduced by a girl from the underground for some other-worldly purposes.


Deadline, also released under the name “Witness in the War Zone,” is a 1987 Nathanael Gutman war drama starring Christopher Walken, Hywel Bennett, Marita Marschall and Arnon Zadok telling the story of an ace reporter assigned in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war of 1983 when he is duped, set-up and uncovers a murderous plot to kill hundreds of civilians. Walken performs this role flawlessly.

Hitler’s SS: Portrait in Evil

Hitler’s SS: Portrait in Evil is the 1985 Jim Goddard war drama starring John Shea, Bill Nighy, Lucy Gutteridge, Carroll Baker, Jose Ferrer and Tony Randall telling the story of two brothers who grow up in the Great Depression of the Weimar Republic, witness the coming to power of the NSDAP (Nazi Party) and the establishment of the Third Reich.

Two Women

Two Women is a 1960 Italian war drama directed by Vittorio De Sica and stars Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Eleonora Brown. Two Women tells the poignant story of a devout mother and daughter who, when forced to leave Rome under attack by the Allied forces, fall for the same man and are attacked and assaulted by soldiers. They struggle to overcome the tragedy that changes them both forever. Ms. Loren won an Academy Award for her magnificent performance.

Making Moviegoers Squirm

Story-telling masters, like directors Hitchcock and De Palma, have refined our appetites for psychological thrillers. This week, takes a look at four important classic psychological thrillers that still keep us on the edge of our seats chewing on our fingernails. We proudly present 1979’s Dominique is Dead directed by Michael Anderson, 1955’s Diabolique directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot and also 1955’s The Man with The Golden Arm directed by Otto Preminger, and finally, 1956’s The Man Who Knew Too Much directed by the one-and-only Alfred Hitchcock. Just try to get comfortable during any of these films – we bet you can’t!

Yours truly,
Where you’ll find Movies you love with Stars you know.


Dominique is Dead – with Cliff Robertson and Jean Simmons

Dominique is Dead is the 1979 Michael Anderson thriller starring Cliff Robertson and Jean Simmons where an American stockbroker in England drives his wife to commit suicide – or so he thinks!

Diabolique – with Simone Signoret and Paul Meurisse

Diabolique is the 1955 Henri-Georges Clouzot thriller starring Paul Meurisse, Vera Clouzot and Simone Signoret where a cruel and abusive headmaster of a boarding school becomes the target of a murder plot hatched by the unlikely duo of his wife and his mistress.

The Man with the Golden Arm – with Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak

The Man With the Golden Arm is the 1955 Otto Preminger suspense starring Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak where a recovering heroin user struggles to remain clean in his old neighborhood where his habit started.

The Man Who Knew Too Much with Jimmy Stewart and Doris Day

The Man Who Knew Too Much is the 1956 Alfred Hitchcock thriller starring James Stewart and Doris Day where a family traveling in Morocco witnesses an assassination, setting their lives and safety in drastic and unsavory danger as their son is abducted by the assassins and they struggle to get him back – without the help of the police.