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Simply Mysterious

Movie-lovers love Mysteries. We have a fascination for puzzles, complicated stories and a curiosity for things that need explaining. We love the “Who done it?” suspense and the confounding reveal of things we didn’t know — AND we all love to concoct our own interpretation of what’s revealed to us and form our own sometimes pre-mature conclusions. And we don’t always get it right!

This week, proudly features four such masterful mysteries in a collection of suspenseful dramas including Thomas Bentley’s 1937 Murder at the Baskervilles, Graham Cutts’ 1932 The Sign of Four, Roy William Neill’s 1945 The Woman in Green and David Greene’s 1982 Rehearsal for Murder.

Sit back, relax and get absorbed in these wonderful mystery movies. You may want to take notes, because the storylines get very twisted!

Murder at the Baskervilles

Murder at the Baskervilles

Murder at the Baskervilles is the 1937 black & white Thomas Bentley Sherlock Holmes mystery starring the incomparable Arthur Wontner, Ian Fleming (the actor not the James Bond writer) and Lynn Harding where upon returning to Baskerville Hall, brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes envisions a relaxing holiday with his dear friend Sir Henry Baskerville. Soon, however, Holmes and his intrepid assistant, Dr. Watson, become ensnared in a plot to fix a prestigious race in which Baskerville’s horse, Silver Blaze, is the favorite. When two people are found dead as a result of the gambling plot, suspicion falls on Holmes’ bitter rival, Moriarty.

The Sign of Four

The Sign of Four

The Sign of Four is the 1932 Graham Cutts black & white Sherlock Holmes mystery starring Ian Hunter, Arthur Wontner, Ilsa Bevin and Graham Soutton where a young woman turns to Sherlock Holmes for protection when she’s menaced by an escaped killer seeking missing treasure. However, when the woman is kidnapped, Holmes and Watson must penetrate the city’s criminal underworld to find her.

The Woman in Green

The Woman in Green

The Woman in Green is the 1945 Roy William Neill black & white Sherlock Holmes mystery starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Hillary Brooke and Henry Daniell where a number of attractive women are found dead and with fingers missing, Sherlock Holmes (played by Rathbone) and Dr. Watson (Bruce) investigate. Though evidence points to a psychotic killer, Holmes begins to believe that there’s more to the case than initially meets the eye, a notion that leads him to uncover the involvement of his archenemy, Professor Moriarty (Daniell). Who is working with Moriarty on such a dastardly plot and what are their motives?

Rehearsal for Murder

Rehearsal for Murder

Rehearsal for Murder is David Greene’s 1982 American murder mystery with an all-star cast including Robert Preston, Lynn Redgrave, Patrick Macnee and Jeff Goldblum in the story of Alex Dennison (played by Preston), a playwright engaged to actress Monica Welles (Redgrave). But on the opening night of her new Broadway play, she kills herself over some bad reviews. Thoroughly distraught, Alex can’t believe she’d commit suicide and begins to suspect she was actually murdered. Under the pretext of having them read for his new play, Alex invites all of the suspicious parties to an empty theater and locks them in until the truth comes out.

Classic Horror Z-Films

Z-Films are categorized as low-budget and somewhat low-quality films that emerged in the 1960s as an art/entertainment form and since then have become classics in their own right. Some of these films have reached iconic stage in recognition and adoration by film-viewers and movie-goers around the world, becoming “cult classics.”

This week, presents four Classic Horror Z-films that include 1966’s Circus of Fear, 1963’s The Day of the Triffids, 1958’s I Bury The Living and Carnival of Souls.

Circus of Fear

Circus of Fear

Circus of Fear is the 1966 Werner Jacobs and John Llewellyn-Moxey mystery, thriller, horror films tarring Christopher Lee, Leo Genn, Anthony Newlands and Heinze Drach where Scotland Yard’s investigation of a broad-daylight armored car robbery leads to a Circus of masked knife-throwers and lion-tamers, further endangering and inhibiting their efforts to find the robbers.

The Day of the Triffids

The Day of the Triffids

The Day of the Triffids is the 1963 Steve Sekely Horror Sci-Fi film starring Nicole Maurey, Howard Keel, Janette Scott and Kieron Moore telling the story of plant spores arriving to earth from outer space on meteors that not only invade the planet but blind most of earth’s inhabitants upon arrival.

I Bury The Living

I Bury The Living

I Bury The Living is the 1958 black & white Albert Band horror, drama, thriller starring Richard Boone, Theodore Bikel and Peggy Maurer telling the mysterious tale of how marking sales of grave plots on a cemetery’s master plot plan seem to mysteriously predict — and maybe even cause -— the preliminary deaths of cemetery plot purchasers.

Carnival of Souls

Carnival of Souls

Carnival of Souls is the black & white 1962 Herk Harvey horror film starring Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist and Sidney Berger telling the story of Mary Henry, who ends up the sole survivor of a fatal car accident through mysterious circumstances. Trying to put the incident behind her, she moves to Utah and takes a job as a church organist. But her fresh start is interrupted by visions of a fiendish man. As the visions begin to occur more frequently, Mary finds herself drawn to the deserted carnival on the outskirts of town. The strangely alluring carnival may hold the secret to her tragic past.

Actors Directing Themselves

Perhaps the best-known actors that are also their own directors are Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Seth McFarland and Clint Eastwood. But many many more have taken this challenge as a matter of pride, ego or passion. Some actor directors, like Allen and Eastwood, do a fine job of it, and others are challenged by the difficulty of separating the important contributing roles of each.

This week, takes a look at four films where the director is actually the lead actor in various genres including Marlon Brando in the Western – One Eyed Jacks; Laurence Olivier in the romantic drama – The Prince and the Showgirl; David A. R. White in the romantic comedy – Holyman Undercover; and Jackie Chan in the Martial Arts comedy – The Fearless Hyena.

Watch the conflict and assess the performance successes yourself in this self-directed collection of classics consisting of a Western, a Drama, a Comedy and a Martial Arts film.

We bet you will be pleasantly entertained for hours!

One Eyed Jacks

One Eyed Jacks

One Eyed Jacks is the 1961 western drama directed by and starring Marlon Brando along with co-stars Karl Malden, Slim Pickens, Katy Jurado and Ben Johnson. After pulling a bank heist in Mexico, the outlaw Rio (Brando) and his partner, Dad Longworth (Malden), make a run for it, but Dad has bigger plans than freedom. He betrays Rio and absconds with the loot, and Rio ends up in prison. Years pass before Rio finally breaks free to enact his long-plotted revenge. Tracking Dad to California, Rio learns he’s become a sheriff — which is no deterrent — but when Rio falls for Dad’s stepdaughter, he has second thoughts. Interestingly, director Brando walked off this — his only cinematic directorial effort – after shooting over 7 hours of film, which was later shortened to just 141 minutes by Paramount Pictures for its release.

The Prince and the Showgirl

The Prince and the Showgirl

The Prince and The Showgirl is the 1957 romantic comedy directed by and co-starring Laurence Olivier with Marilyn Monroe, Richard Wattis, Dame Sybil Thorndike, Jean Kent, Jeremy Spenser and David Horne. Set in London in 1911, it tells the tale of a dignified prince in London on Royal business who falls in love with a traveling showgirl and their whirlwind courtship that follows during the pompous Royal festivities. With their diverse backgrounds, can they make it work? Love always wins!

Holyman Undercover

Holyman Undercover

Holyman Undercover is a 2010 Comedy written, directed and staring David A. R. White as an Amish man with deep conviction who comes to Hollywood to be a missionary, but gets cast as Satan on a nighttime soap opera.  Our hero meets the girl of his dreams and as he pursues her love, his dream quickly vanishes when scheming networks, a powerful producer and a temperamental co-star turn his life into the world’s worst reality show. Oh, the irony (and comedy) of it all!

The Fearless Hyena

Fearless Hyena

The Fearless Hyena is the 1979 Hong Kong kung fu Martial Arts comedy drama film directed by and starring Jackie Chan. It tells the story of a slackard and inattentive young martial arts heir who soon finds that he needs to pay attention to people’s motives as he struggles to avenge his grandfather’s murder with new fighting secrets learned from no other than The Unicorn. Chan shines in this his first actor/director role given complete creative freedom.

Iconic Black Actor’s Performances

This week on, we salute four extremely fine performances by black actors in four very classic films that had tremendous impact on the movie business including Duane Jones in the 1968 horror classic Night of the Living Dead, Fred Williamson in the 1987 blacksploitation action film Black Cobra, Brock Peters in his unforgettable 1962 performance in To Kill a Mockingbird, and South African actor, politician and royal heir Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi in the 1964 epic war classic Zulu.
Sit back and enjoy the stellar performances of these outstanding actors and maybe even reflect on the many contributions of black actors and actresses – whether they be in horror, action, drama or historical war films – to all of our memorable movie-going experiences.

Night of the Living Dead

George A. Romero’s 1968 independent horror film Night of the Living Dead stars Duane Jones and Judith O’Dea and tells the ghoulish story of seven people trapped in a farmhouse in Western Pennsylvania that is attacked by a large and growing group of unnamed “living dead” monsters. Completed on a $114,000 budget, the film premiered on October 1, 1968 and became a financial success, grossing $12 million domestically and $18 million internationally. It has been a horror cult classic ever since.

Black Cobra

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.

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee’s classic coming-of-age tale examining fear, mental illness and racial bias brought to light in a small Alabama town in the 1930s. The drama was intentionally shot in black & white to portray the societal contrasts of the time, and interpreted for the big screen by Robert Mulligan in 1962. This iconic movie stars Gregory Peck, Kim Stanley and Brock Peters and one of the first appearances on the screen from a very young Robert Duval. In 2003, the American Film Institute named Peck’s character Atticus Finch “The Greatest Movie Hero of the 20th Century,” and that’s really saying something!


Set in 1879, Zulu is the 1964 Cy Endfield grand-scale, historical war drama starring Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, James Booth, Michael Caine and Mangosuthu Buthelezi, telling the story of the Zulu nation, having stood up to the British forces with a resounding defeat, go on to the smaller battle of Rorke’s Drift. Narrated by Richard Burton, this epic and iconic film is treasured within the 500 Greatest Films by both Total Film and Empire magazines.

Slapstick Comedies

Comedy has many forms — but the comedic form of slapstick comedy is one of the most endearing, silly and often used vehicles in movies. Throughout the 20th century — but especially in the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s — slapstick comedy was capitalized on by many of the most infamous comedy teams.

This week, is proud to feature four films from our collection of slapstick comedies starting with the 1946 Marx Brothers classic A Night in Casablanca; the 1950 Dean Marin and Jerry Lewis classic At War with the Army; the 1966 Phyllis Diller and Jack E. Leonard classic The Fat Spy; and the 1978 Bob Denver and Allan Hale Jr. reprisal in Rescue from Gilligan’s Island.

Make that popcorn a double order for this week’s parade of slapstick comedies! You’ll need it!

A Night in Casablanca

A Night in Casablanca is the 1946 black & white Archie Mayo slapstick comedy starring the Marx Brothers spoofing the hidden Nazi cache of artwork hidden in a Casablanca hotel. Groucho Marx’s portrayal of a smart but somewhat inept hotel manager is compounded and magnified by situational set-ups from his array of guests, and the Nazi Count Pfefferman’s attempts to gain control of the hotel.

At War with the Army

At War with the Army is the 1950 black & white Hal Walker comedy/war musical starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis and Mike Kellin telling the story of the exploits of ambitious army men struggling against the system to obtain higher rank and greater privileges within the WWII Military infrastructure. Some of those complications and obstacles include a Post Exchange worker who is pregnant, a company commander who gets all his information from his wife, a scheming supply sergeant and a defective Coca Cola machine.

The Fat Spy

The Fat Spy is the 1966 Joseph Cates fantasy comedy musical starring Phyllis Diller, Jack E. Leonard, Christopher Jordan and Jayne Mansfield in the story of the pursuit of the fountain of youth on an island off the coast of Florida overrun by partying youths. This was Phyllis Diller’s second foray into moviemaking from stand-up comedy. A couple of interesting and little known facts – a very young Barbra Streisand used to be Diller’s warm-up act in the early 60s at the Bon Soir in Greenwich Village; and Bob Hope once described Diller as “a Warhol mobile of spare parts picked up along a freeway.”

Rescue From Gilligan’s Island

Rescue From Gilligan’s Island is the 1978 Leslie H. Martinson comedy that was the first made-for-TV Gilligan movie after the popular 1964-1967 sitcom went off the air. Starring Bob Denver, Alan Hale, Jr. and almost all of the rest of the TV cast, the film continues the story 15 years after the original shipwreck, after all of the characters have been rescued and have moved on with their lives, when they are similarly lost again at sea under very suspicious circumstances that may involve the Russians!

Working Relationships

Hollywood loves to explore and exploit couple-dynamics. In some films, men and women are pitted against each other; other times they are working together for a common goal. But whether in tandem or in opposition, male/female relationships in the movies are exposed to their core essence, leaving the viewer to juxtapose their own experiences with the film – thus drawing them in through their own personal engagement – vesting them into the story being told.

This week, is proud to feature four films dealing with the working relationships of men and women with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in the Howard Hawks’ 1940 His Girl Friday, John Wayne and Jennifer O’Neill in Howard Hawks’ 1970 Rio Lobo, Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna in Basil Dearden’s 1957 The Smallest Show on Earth and the unforgettable Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren in Vittorio De Sica’s 1963 Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

So sit back and enjoy this week’s presentations of the love and war of the sexes as we explore working relationships on

His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday is the 1940 American screwball comedy directed by Howard Hawks starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell and Ralph Bellamy telling the story of a hard-charging New York newspaper editor who discovers that his ex-wife is engaged to a milquetoast insurance agent and tries to lure her back into his world by taunting her with the story of a convicted murderer’s impending execution. When she discovers that the accused murderer may be innocent, her reporter instincts kick in and she wants back in the professional newspaper game – and of course, the possibility of working with him!

Rio Lobo

Rio Lobo is the Howard Hawks 1970 American Western starring John Wayne Jennifer O’Neill and Jorge Rivero (George Rivers), telling the story of McNally, a Union Army leader, who is protecting a routine gold shipment when it is attacked by Confederate forces. He loses the gold and one of his officers in the raid, but later, at the end of the Civil War, McNally learns that the Confederate raiders had inside help and he vows to uncover the traitors. After a chance encounter with one of the turncoats, McNally travels to the town of Rio Lobo hoping to right the wrong, but makes an unexpected discovery.

The Smallest Show on Earth

The Smallest Show on Earth is the 1957 Basil Dearden British comedy starring Peter Sellers, Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna where a young couple inherit a run-down old theater from a relative, and go through all kinds of comedic gyrations to get the theatre (and the three aged workers that come with it) restored, profitable and sold.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow is a 1963 comedy anthology film by Italian director Vittorio de Sica, starring Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni that consists of three hilarious short stories about couples of different circumstances in different parts of Italy. A fantastic trilogy examining the relationship of men and women, this film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 1964 Academy Awards.

Romantic Adventures

What’s better than setting out on an adventure and finding romance? Not much!

This week, MovieZoot explores romantic adventures that involve time travel in Bing Crosby and Rhonda Fleming’s 1949 adventure A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court; the attempted hijacking of African uranium in Humphrey Bogart and Jennifer Jones’s 1953 adventure Beat The Devil; the love-on-the-run film in Lynda Carter and Marjoe Gortner’s 1980 drama Bobby Jo and the Outlaw; and Liz Taylor and Van Johnson’s 1954 classic romantic star-crossed lovers in The Last Time I Saw Paris.

This week, love and travel contribute to some classic romantic adventures — so curl up on the couch, wrap yourself in your favorite afghan, and be prepared to travel the rocky road of courtship on the edge!

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court is the 1949 black & white Tay Garntt musical comedy starring Bing Crosby and Rhonda Fleming that tells the story of a blacksmith who, thrown from his horse in Connecticut circa 1912, wakes up in Arthurian Briton where he helps Camelot’s King Arthur save his kingdom from the evil wizard Merlin. There are also some terrific performances by Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Rhonda Fleming and William Bendix.

Beat the Devil

Beat the Devil is the 1953 black & white John Huston action adventure comedy starring Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida and Robert Morley telling the story of a motley crew of swindlers and ne’er-do-wells on their way to Africa to lay claim to land rich in uranium deposits in Kenya as they wait in a small Italian port to travel aboard an ill-fated tramp steamer en route to Mombasa.

Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw

Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw is the 1976 crime drama film directed by Mark L. Lester. It stars Marjoe Gortner and “Wonder Woman” actress Lynda Carter where a young country-star wannabe Bobbie Jo Baker takes off from her carhop career to join with a young, modern Billy the Kid wannabe for an adventure in theft, homicide and mayhem.

The Last Time I Saw Paris

The Last Time I Saw Paris is the 1954 Richard Brooks drama/romance featuring an all-star cast with Van Johnson, Elizabeth Taylor, Walter Pidgeon, Donna Reed and Roger Moore in which a post-war soldier/journalist/wannabe novelist in Paris journeys through heart-wrenching love and loss, rags to riches, and a final redemption that is sure to fill a few tissues!

Travels Abroad

Movies that include travel – for any reason – seem to establish an exotic and rhythmic pace to the telling of a story that parallels the speed of travel, and is effective in almost all genres – dramas, musicals, historical war films, and mysteries – all of them.

This week, features classic movies where the changes of the scenery actually enhance the intrigue of the plot and further advance the story’s resolution with 1952’s Affair in Monte Carlo, 1989’s Casablanca Express, 1951’s Royal Wedding and 1953’s Indiscretion of An American Wife.

Buckle up and get whisked away in these storylines – but don’t forget to pack your passport!

Affair in Monte Carlo

In his 1952 black & white Drama, Affair in Monte Carlo, Victor Saville crafts an intriguing story of the love and desperation of a compulsive gambler and a vulnerable woman as told in a cafe by a struggling writer. Starring Merle Oberon, Richard Todd and Leo Genn, Affair in Monte Carlo is a “must-see” classic!

Casablanca Express

Casablanca Express is an Italian 1989 Action/War film directed by Sergio Martino and stars Glenn Ford, Jason Connery, Francesco Quinn, Jean Sorel and Donald Pleasence. Set in 1942 during WWII, Casablanca Express tells a tale where Winston Churchill arrives in Algiers en route to Casablanca where he will meet Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin for the Casablanca Conference. But the German army has caught wind of his travels and the story ensues with kidnappers, spies, decoys, trains, paratroopers, snipers and even camels contributing to this nail-biting and suspenseful tale.

Royal Wedding

Love and royalty are in the air with 1951’s Royal Wedding that is another Stanley Donen directed RomCom Musical that stars Fred Astaire and Jane Powell. Astaire and Powell play an American sibling song-and-dance team in London in 1947 when all of England is in a tizzy over the impending nuptials of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Powell’s character falls for the dashing Lord John Brindale, played by Peter Lawford, while Astaire’s character is equally smitten with the elegant and lovely Anne Ashland, played by Sarah Churchill. This film features Astaire’s iconic scene of dancing across the ceiling of a hotel room.

Indiscretion of an American Wife

Indiscretion of an American Wife – originally titled “Station Termini” – is a 1953 black & white, Vittorio De Sica directed, story of a doomed love affair between an Italian man and an American woman starring Montgomery Clift opposite Jennifer Jones. As eye-candy for both sexes, their sex appeal was further enhanced with fabulous wardrobes designed by Christian Dior who won the 1955 Academy Award for Best Costume Design for this film.

Weirdness Abounds

What goes on inside the head of a screenwriter? Some writers tell stories of inspiration, courage, humor – just about anything. And some writers tell weird stories that are imagined from almost a different world and tell stories of human compassion, bravery, cowardice or love.

This week on we are featuring four classic movies from our collection that are just down-right weird – in their perspective, in their premises and in their conclusion as we present Andy Warhol and Jed Johnson’s 1977 Bad, L. Q. Jones’ surreal 1975 A Boy and His Dog, Mike Hodges’ 1985 near-slapstick Sci-Fi comedy Morons from Outer Space, and Tom Graeff’s equally outrageous 1959 Teenagers from Outer Space.

These movies may not have the best reviews, but they remain classic in their timing and reflection of the human condition, causing one to ponder just what weirdness abounds in the screenwriters creative mind. What exactly are they trying to tell us? And the even greater question – “What are we supposed to do with this information?”

Don’t get freaked out. Take a toke and just enjoy the ride.


Bad is the Andy Warhol produced, Jed Johnson directed 1977 comedy horror film starring Carroll Baker, Perry King, Susan Tyrell, Matthew Anton and Cyrinda Foxe telling the story of a hairdresser who runs a beauty salon in her house and makes extra money by providing hitmen with hit jobs. In typical Warhol form, the story is the experience and it is up to us – the viewer – to make sense of it.

A Boy and His Dog

A Boy and His Dog is the 1975 L. Q. Jones dystopian Sci-fi drama starring Don Johnson, Jason Robards, Suzanne Benton and Tim McIntire telling the story of a libidinous 18-year-old traversing the post-apocalyptic desert of 2024 in the company of his telepathic dog, when he is seduced into separation from his dog into an underground community for the sole purpose of mechanized procreation and tries to avoid certain doom and escape and reunite with his best friend – Blood. A very young Don Johnson stars in the leading role that is quite a leap from his later famous dramatic pastel role in “Miami Vice.”

Morons from Outer Space

Morons from Outer Space is the 1985 Mike Hodges Comedy Sci-Fi film starring Jimmy Nail, Joanne Pearce, Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones telling the slapstick comedic tale of four aliens experiencing a spaceship breakdown leaving one of their more intelligent crew in space while the other three crash to Earth in the United Kingdom and become celebrities. The fourth alien finally arrives on Earth, only he lands in Arizona where his claims of his origin lead to his unfortunate institutionalization. Their attempts to reunite has the world atwitter!

Teenagers from Outer Space

Teenagers from Outer Space is the 1959 black & white Tom Graeff Sci-Fi Horror flick starring David Love, Dawn Bender, Bryan Grant and Harvey B. Dunn telling the story of alien teens with ray guns who land on Earth to breed their lobster-like space cattle. I know, right?

Kickin’ Butts

During the late 60s and throughout the 70s and even until today, a continuing Martial Arts Craze has swept and continues to sweep through America’s Film Fans with imports from Japan, China and some home-grown Kung-Fu-ish cray fight scene movies. These early films have inspired many of the popular Grindhouse and Superhero movies of today – movies like “Dead Pool,” “Superman,” “Wonder Woman” and “Kill Bill” were richly inspired by these early films, and the fight scenes of almost every movie made since.

This week, features four of these early Martial Arts movies as each of the heroes do some serious butt kicking of the villains, including the iconic Bruce Lee in 1971’s Fists of Fury, the invincible Jackie Chan in 1977’s The 36 Crazy Fists, Jeanette Roxborough in 2010’s single-Mom badass Bare Knuckles, and Sonny Chiba in 1974’s epic Martial Arts classic The Street Fighter.

Sit back and watch our hand-to-hand combat heroes use their fists, feet, elbows and knees to put the bad guys in their rightful place, and keep our world safe from villainy!

Fists of Fury

Fists of Fury is the 1971 Wei Lo Martial Arts action/drama starring Bruce Lee, Maria Yi and James Tien telling the story of a young man that has left his homeland of China and relocated to stay with family in Thailand. This man, who swore to his mother that he would avoid violence in his new life and even wears a necklace to remind himself of this oath, is tested when he confronts trouble at his job. When he finds out the factory he works at is a cover for a drug ring, and his family members are murdered by members of the gang, he can avoid fighting no more and decides to confront his corrupt boss.

36 Crazy Fists

The 36 Crazy Fists is the 1977 Chi-Hwa Chen Martial Arts action/drama starring Jackie Chan, Siu-Hung Leung and Michelle Yim and tells the tale of a monastery novice who strives tirelessly to learn advanced kung-fu techniques from a sage monastic master in order to avenge his father’s death. He has to use every move he learned, and has to invent some new ones on the fly in his quest.

Bare Knuckles

Bare Knuckles is the 2010 Eric Etibari action/drama starring Jeanette Roxborough, Martin Kove and Eric Etebari telling the story of a struggling yet determined single Mom striving to win a boxing tournament to achieve a financially secure future for herself and her family. Will she go the distance, overcome the odds, and win what she wants without sacrificing her ethics? Her’s are the battles of every single Mom facing the world alone.

The Street Fighter

The Street Fighter is the 1974 Shigehiro Ozawa Martial Arts action/drama starring Shin’ichi (Sonny) Chiba, Goichi Yamada and Yutaka Nakajima where Chiba plays a tough mercenary master of the martial arts. When an important business magnate dies, leaving billions to his daughter, the Mafia and Yakuza try to hire Chiba’s character to kidnap the daughter. When they refuse to meet his exorbitant price and try to kill him to conceal their secret plans, he promptly offers his services to protect her. Much ultra-violent martial-arts fighting action, as expected, ensues. This also includes a subplot of a family’s blood-feud with our hero over a disputed debt.