Wow...what an incredible film this was! At this point in 1981 I hadn't seen the first Mad Max movie, but it didn't matter, this movie stood alone perfectly and for me is the only Mad Max film worth watching.
What a great film this was. Mysterious, atmospheric and beautifully shot. For me it became the benchmark for all following medieval, fantasy and sword & sorcery films (Particular losers in my benchmark comparison were Krull and Legend with Tom Cruise)
Oh dear. A movie cobbled together from episodes of the second and much maligned Battlestar Galactica sequel series. By the time it reached Australia in 1980 I'd heard how bad it was and I decided to skip seeing it to save money for the million other sci-fi movies released that year.
It is extraordinary how many otherwise obscure horror and sci-fi movies got a run in major cinemas in the late 1970s and 80s. It seemed distributors were throwing everything ever filmed into the ring and seeing how it faired. I knew nothing about this Dario Argento film at the time and never saw it. Just loved the spooky poster.
I remember being jealous of my sister who went to see this double at the local drive-in with her boyfriend. They could've smuggled me in! But then who wants to take their nerdy younger brother to the drive-in..
A z-grade Australian film featuring John Michael-Howson (aka 'Clown' in Adventure Island) which I never saw at the time but I thought the poster was so delightfully trashy I had to add it to my collection.
Superman II was a great sequel despite the much publicised behind the scenes problems. As far as I'm concerned the Superman films stopped here - Superman three and four have been erased from my memory banks.
Steven Spielberg 'did a George Lucas' and reworked his sci-fi masterpiece long before George decided to re-jig Star Wars to death. Despite magnificent new special effects I thought this special edition was a bit ho-hum. Just seemed so unnecessary.