Summer is upon us now. The best way to avoid the sweltering temperatures and surprise rainshowers it brings is to stay at home, close to your well-stocked home video library.
Here’s a dozen titles to consider for viewers interested in the lesser-known or forgotten corners of commercial cinema. Highlights include a campus unrest drama with a musical score by Meat Loaf songwriter Jim Steinman, a chilly bio-engineering thriller/thoughtpiece from the pen of Michael Crichton and a film with Richard Burton playing a closeted gangster. You also get two early directorial vehicles from future Cannon Films honcho Menahem Golan, one of them a Jewish gangster biopic with Tony Curtis and Milton Berle!
Please note that Dark Night Of The Scarecrow has received a full-length review at Schlockmania since these capsule reviews were written – just click on its title below to access the feature review.
OPERATION THUNDERBOLT: https://www.allmovie.com/movie/operation-thunderbolt-v36548/review
A SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS: https://www.allmovie.com/movie/a-small-circle-of-friends-v45226/review
THE TERMINAL MAN: https://www.allmovie.com/movie/the-terminal-man-v49098/review
VILLAIN (1971): https://www.allmovie.com/movie/villain-v115614/review
WRANGLER: ANATOMY OF AN ICON: https://www.allmovie.com/movie/wrangler-anatomy-of-an-icon-v462220/review