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The Night Stalker, a review by addicted2dvd



Title: The Night Stalker
Year: 1972
Director: John Llewllyn Moxey
Rating: NR
Length: 75 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Darren McGavin as Carl Kolchak
Carol Lynley as Gail Foster
Simon Oakland as Vincenzo
Ralph Meeker as Bernie Jenks
Claude Akins as Sheriff Butcher

Plot:
This unforgettable first entry in the "Night Stalker" series introduced the world to the quirky reporter with a penchant for the paranormal and became "one of the top-rated TV movies of all time" (Chicago Tribune)! Investigating a series of Las Vegas murders, Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin) discovers that each victim has been bitten in the neck and drained of blood. Though Kolchak's outlandish theory about the murders gets him nowhere with the police, his initiative to apprehend the killer himself gets him into hot water... with a modern-day vampire!

Extras:
Scene Access
Featurettes
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:
This is a TV movie from the series Kolchak: The Night Stalker. Obviously being from the early '70s and originating on TV it doesn't show any gore or anything like that. But I think it is a really good start to the series that came from this movie (and The Night Strangler). I really enjoy the character of Karl Kolchak. I am willing to bet that this show is where they got the idea for the X-Files series.Kolchak going after a vampire in this movie is of course a bonus for me.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


(From Movies of the '70s Marathon on March 20th, 2010)

Member's Reviews

Ghost Ship, a review by addicted2dvd



Title: The Ghost Ship
Year: 1943
Director: Mark Robson
Rating: NR
Length: 69 Min.
Video: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Stars:
Richard Dix
Russell Wade
Edith Barrett
Ben Bard
Edmund Glover

Plot:
There's danger dead ahead when director Mark Robson (Bedlam) helms The Ghost Ship. Richard Dix (Cimarron, The Whistler series) plays the sinister captain whose port of call may be madness. All aboard!

Extras:
Scene Access

My Thoughts:
I decided to start my marathon with a classic. One of the Val Lewton movies I bought this past October. After watching the movie I am a little disappointed that it has nothing to do with ghosts... but it is a good movie. It has some great atmosphere in it. I found that when we heard the mute sailor's thoughts it was quite eerie. It was well done. While I did enjoy this movie quite a bit... I must say that so far it is my least favorite of the Val Lewton movies that I have watched.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5


(From Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs on December 18th, 2009)

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"Due South" marathon, a review by Rick


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This episode is what you would think would be a 1st episode of the season. It introduced a couple of new characters and had a lot more screen time for Francesca, leading you to at least hope she will be more of a recurring character this season.

I enjoyed Fraser's solution on how to catch the bad guys (again - he always gets his man). Having Francesca put a monkey wrench to his plan was great (the way she did it was interesting as well  :whistle: ).

In the end it took teamwork from everyone including Diefenbaker to save the day.

Speaking of end... great ending!  :o

My Rating

(From "Due South" marathon on August 9th, 2009)