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Target of an Assassin

Review The gothic horror of Hammer Films gets a mod update in this interesting curio, directed by the erratic Peter Collinson (The Italian Job). Rita Tushingham is a Liverpool girl, slightly soft in the head, who travels to London determined to get pregnant. Unfortunately (or perhaps not), she meets a blond psycho (Shane Briant), who installs her in his mod '60s pad--he calls himself "Peter" and her "Wendy," sustaining the Peter Pan theme of the title. The ideas here seem borrowed from those key British thrillers Peeping Tom and The Collector, and the editing style is clearly influenced by the disorientation of Performance. And yet there's something out of control about this picture, something authentically weird. In one scene Tushingham pretties herself up in what may be the ugliest make-over in screen history. Jazz singer Annie Ross, who also contributes a wispy song, appears in a small role. --Robert Horton
The Sell Out

Review One of the most diabolical mysteries ever concocted comes to vivid life in this all-star version of the classic Agatha Christie thriller! Summoned to an isolated, elegant hotel in the middle of the desert, several strangers find themselves accused at dinner of heinous crimes that have escaped punishment... until now. Now they're being murdered off one by one in a pattern from a chilling nursery rhyme, and suspicion grows as they realize the killer may be one of their own. Oliver Reed (Burnt Offerings, The Hunting Party) and Elke Sommer (A Shot in the Dark, House of Exorcism) headline a dazzling cast of potential victims including Oscar winner Sir Richard Attenborough (Gandhi, Jurassic Park), Herbert Lom (The Dead Zone, the Pink Panther series), French pop sensation Charles Aznavour, Stephane Audran (Le Boucher, The Big Red One), Gert Frobe (Goldfinger, Bloodline), Adolfo Celi (Thunderball, Danger: Diabolik), Alberto De Mendoza (Horror Express, The People Who Own the Dark), Maria Rohm (Venus in Furs, 99 Women), and the voice of one and only Orson Welles. Directed by cult filmmaker Peter Collinson (The Italian Job, Open Season), this riveting and stylish whodunit is more baffling than ever in glorious HD!

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Innocent Bystanders

Review Jim Wilson (Oliver Reed) is a police lieutenant in a corrupt resort town. Revolted by the brutality of modern police work, he decides to leave and take up duties in his quiet home town. But on his final day a violent drama explodes. A deadly confrontat
Funeral In Berlin

Review The gothic horror of Hammer Films gets a mod update in this interesting curio, directed by the erratic Peter Collinson (The Italian Job). Rita Tushingham is a Liverpool girl, slightly soft in the head, who travels to London determined to get pregnant. Unfortunately (or perhaps not), she meets a blond psycho (Shane Briant), who installs her in his mod '60s pad--he calls himself "Peter" and her "Wendy," sustaining the Peter Pan theme of the title. The ideas here seem borrowed from those key British thrillers Peeping Tom and The Collector, and the editing style is clearly influenced by the disorientation of Performance. And yet there's something out of control about this picture, something authentically weird. In one scene Tushingham pretties herself up in what may be the ugliest make-over in screen history. Jazz singer Annie Ross, who also contributes a wispy song, appears in a small role. --Robert Horton
Triple Cross

Review One of the most diabolical mysteries ever concocted comes to vivid life in this all-star version of the classic Agatha Christie thriller! Summoned to an isolated, elegant hotel in the middle of the desert, several strangers find themselves accused at dinner of heinous crimes that have escaped punishment... until now. Now they're being murdered off one by one in a pattern from a chilling nursery rhyme, and suspicion grows as they realize the killer may be one of their own. Oliver Reed (Burnt Offerings, The Hunting Party) and Elke Sommer (A Shot in the Dark, House of Exorcism) headline a dazzling cast of potential victims including Oscar winner Sir Richard Attenborough (Gandhi, Jurassic Park), Herbert Lom (The Dead Zone, the Pink Panther series), French pop sensation Charles Aznavour, Stephane Audran (Le Boucher, The Big Red One), Gert Frobe (Goldfinger, Bloodline), Adolfo Celi (Thunderball, Danger: Diabolik), Alberto De Mendoza (Horror Express, The People Who Own the Dark), Maria Rohm (Venus in Furs, 99 Women), and the voice of one and only Orson Welles. Directed by cult filmmaker Peter Collinson (The Italian Job, Open Season), this riveting and stylish whodunit is more baffling than ever in glorious HD!

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The Liquidator

Review Jim Wilson (Oliver Reed) is a police lieutenant in a corrupt resort town. Revolted by the brutality of modern police work, he decides to leave and take up duties in his quiet home town. But on his final day a violent drama explodes. A deadly confrontat

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