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Land of the Minotaur, a review by Jimmy


MOVIE / DVD INFO:


Title: Land of the Minotaur (1976)

Genre: Horror
Director: Kostas Karagiannis
Rating: PG
Length: 1h26
Video: Widescreen
Audio: English
Subtitles: None

Stars:
Donald Pleasence
Peter Cushing
Luan Peters
Kostas Karagiorgis
Dimitris Bislanis

Plot:
A small Greek village is the last known place where a group of youths were last seen while they looked for a hidden temple dedicated to the Minotaur. A Catholic priest and a New York police detective team up to search for the missing youth and uncover a terrifying cult devoted to sacrificing their victims to the Minotaur. Will our heroes be in time to save the youths from their sacrificial fate?

My Thoughts:
I hate that when I watch a movie with a good cast and a story that looks interesting, that finally turn not so good. The big problem is the fact that we know right from the beginning who is the leader of the cult wich removed all the suspence and the mystery about the Baron character. Also Peter Cushing doesn't seem interested at all with this film and his performance isn't as good as usual. Donald Pleasance is in the overacting mode, but to be honest this is his usual one. Luane Peters do anything in this film, she's the useless girl in trouble nothing else than that. It was a nice surprise to see many actors from Island of Death with small role in this film (Robert Behling, Jane Ryall and Jessica Dublin to name them), but of course there was not an handfull of english talking actors living in Greece at that time. The end is quite laughable also...

Too bad because it could have been a good movie.  

Rating :

(From The little known movie review depot on January 30th, 2011)

Member's Reviews

In the Good Old Summertime, a review by Tom




Title: In the Good Old Summertime
Year: 1949
Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Rating: NR
Length: 103 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 1
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Judy Garland
Van Johnson
S.Z. "Cuddles" Sakall
Spring Byington
Clinton Sundberg

Plot:Awards:
Writers Guild of America Awards1950NominatedBest Written American MusicalFrances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Ivan Tors


Extras:
Closed Captioned
Featurettes
Scene Access
Trailers
Vintage Traveltalks Shorts

My Thoughts:
A musical remake (though I am not sure if you can really call it a musical if all musical numbers have been worked into the story and are only songs performed by a character on-stage or sung to customers who have asked for it) of "The Shop Around the Corner" (which also was remade as "You've Got Mail").
I also enjoyed this version. The story is about the same as in "The Shop Around the Corner" with only minor changes. Judy Garland and Van Johnson are a good couple.
I just noticed that this is the only movie I have with Buster Keaton in it. He has a supporting role. As I understood it, he got this role because he was the only one they thought to be able to perform the comedy stunt believable were Mr. Oberkugen's violin gets broken.

Rating:

(From Tom's Random Reviews on April 5th, 2010)

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"Due South" marathon, a review by addicted2dvd


The Deal
This is a good episode. Like Tom I liked how Ray took care of Frank Zuko. And was good to see Francesca again. The episode was a little light on the comedy though.

My Rating:

(From "Due South" marathon on July 26th, 2009)