Summer is offi­cial­ly upon us so it’s time to for cult movie fanat­ics to retreat to their view­ing rooms as the inven­tors of the home the­ater intend­ed.  With that in mind, here’s anoth­er dozen All Movie Guide reviews from around 2003 by Your Humble Reviewer.  The diverse bill of fare here includes an under­rat­ed spaghet­ti west­ern, a few gial­li, one of the wildest blax­ploita­tion entries and sev­er­al kung fu cult favorites from the Shaw Brothers stu­dios.  There’s a dou­ble mea cul­pa here: The Don Is Dead is a lit­tle more fun than it gets cred­it for in the review below and Five Deadly Venoms’ unortho­dox plot­ting deserves more respect than in got in its review here.  Those mis­steps aside, the­se reviews should help you get your sum­mer home video sched­ule on its feet…

36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN, THE: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/the-36th-chamber-of-shaolin-v31725/review

ALICE GOODBODY: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/alice-goodbody-v1480/review

AUTOPSY: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/autopsy-v3366/review

BLACK GESTAPO, THE: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/the-black-gestapo-v5867/review

CASE OF THE BLOODY IRIS, THE: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/the-case-of-the-bloody-iris-v143182

DON IS DEAD, THE: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/the-don-is-dead-v14306/review

EXECUTIONERS FROM SHAOLIN: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/executioners-from-shaolin-v156598/review

FIVE DEADLY VENOMS: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/five-deadly-venoms-v125552/review

MONDO CANE: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/mondo-cane-v33089/review

RETURN TO THE 36TH CHAMBER: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/return-of-the-master-killer-v269919/review

RUN MAN RUN: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/run-man-run!-v140128/review

STRANGE INVADERS: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/strange-invaders-v47187/review