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Mako: The Jaws Of Death (1976)

“As long as I wear my medallion, I find friends everywhere amongst the sharks…”   [Also known as: The Jaws Of Death] Director:  William Grefé Starring:  Richard Jaeckel, Jenifer Bishop, Buffy Dee, Ben Kronen, Harold Sakata, John Davis Chandler, Milton … Continue reading

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Et Al. Nov19

When The Earth Trembled (1913) Also known as: The Strength Of Love; or, When The Earth Trembled. This sort-of-proto-disaster movie offers a very early example of the bait-and-switch. Advertised as a graphic representation of the San Francisco earthquake, in fact … Continue reading

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H-8… (1958)

“Eight dead. Fifteen minutes ago they were still alive. A couple of hours ago they were hurrying along streets, saying goodbye to friends and family; even arguing…”   Director:  Nikola Tanhofer Starring:  Boris Buzančić, Antun Vrdoljak, Đurđa Ivezić, Ivan Šubić, … Continue reading

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Wake In Fright (1971)

“All the little devils are proud of hell.”   [Also known as: Outback] Director:  Ted Kotcheff Starring:  Gary Bond, Donald Pleasence, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay, Al Thomas, Jack Thompson, Peter Whittle, John Meillon Screenplay:  Evan Jones and Ted Kotcheff (uncredited), … Continue reading

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Homesdale (1971)

“Help us to remember those who went before us: the Old Boys of Homesdale; those who valiantly fell in the hour of sacrifice…”   Director:  Peter Weir Starring:  James Dellit, Geoffrey Malone, Grahame Bond, Kate Fitzpatrick, Barry Donnelly, Doreen Warburton, … Continue reading

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Grizzly (1976)

“What the hell’s a million year old grizzly doing here!?”   Director:  William Girdler Starring:  Christopher George, Andrew Prine, Richard Jaeckel, Joan McCall, Joe Dorsey, Tom Arcuragi, Vicki Johnson, Charles Kissinger, Kermit Echols, Maryann Hearn, Catherine Rickman, Harvey Flaxman Screenplay:  … Continue reading

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Shark Kill (1976)

“I want to tell you about a shark attack.” “Do you want to report one?” “No, I want to prevent one…”   Director:  William A. Graham Starring:  Richard Yniguez, Phillip Clark, Elizabeth Gill, Jennifer Warren, Victor Campos, David Huddleston, Jimmie … Continue reading

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Et Al. Oct19

The Other (1913) Original title: Der Andere. After he has accident while out riding, the respected Dr Hallers (Albert Bassermann) develops – unknown to himself – a secondary personality who begins frequenting public houses and making criminal associates. One night, … Continue reading

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Jaws (1975)

“You’re gunna need a bigger boat…”   Director:  Steven Spielberg Starring:  Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Jeffrey Kramer, Carl Gottlieb, Lee Fierro, Jeffrey Voorhees, Chris Rebello, Jay Mello, Susan Backlinie, Robert Nevin Screenplay:  Peter Benchley, … Continue reading

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The Naked Jungle (1954)

  “You’re up against a monster twenty miles long and two miles wide—forty square miles of agonising death!   Director:  Byron Haskin Starring:  Charlton Heston, Eleanor Parker, William Conrad, Abraham Sofaer, Romo Vincent, Douglas Fowley, John Dierkes, Leonard Strong, Norma … Continue reading

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