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Theme '70: Tackling The Beast They Call Exploitation Cinema

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Review

Mark Banville's THEME '70 began as a unique British Grindhouse film fanzine in the 90s and has now been re-released in a glorious 200+ page book filled from cover to cover with Hard Knuckle Video Reviews, pre cert VHS commentaries and imagery from the golden age of exploitation cinema. It is a truly wonderful celebration of the days when The Deuce (aka 42nd Street in NYC) was showing double and triple features of action packed Blaxploitation films, hard hitting Kung Fu classics, steamy Sexploitation romps and other down n' dirty delights of the era. Along with the vibrant visual content that gives readers an up close look at the kinds of promotional advertising that made exploitation cinema so exciting, there are a selection of actor profiles and filmographies included. We can't praise this publication enough. If you always wanted GCDb in coffee table book form, well this is it! THEME 70 gets our highest recommendation for fans of authentic Grindhouse Cinema. - Reviewed by Pete R.

Contents

MEAN JOHNNY BARROWS • D’URVILLE MARTIN • CLEOPATRA JONESJOHN SAXONDEATH FORCECLAUDIA JENNINGSDEATH RACE 2000VANISHING POINTVELVET SMOOTH • RON O'NEAL (Super Fly) • BERNIE CASEY (Hit Man) • JIM BROWNJIM KELLYFRED WILLIAMSONMARY WORONOVCANDY TANGERINE MANBLACK GUNNDEATH DIMENSIONTATTOO CONNECTIONDYNAMITE BROTHERSSUDDEN DEATH • ROBERTA COLLINS • MAX JULIEN • PAM GRIERRICHARD ROUNDTREE • TONY KING • BLACK SHAMPOOISAAC HAYES SAVAGE SISTERSTHE SWINGING BARMAIDSSTACEYSWITCHBLADE SISTERSBLACK MAMA, WHITE MAMAJ.D’S REVENGETHE ITALIAN STALLION BLACK HEATDON STROUDWILLIAM SMITHJOE DON BAKERBLUE SUNSHINEBRUCE’S FINGERS • TRUE GAME OF DEATH • THE CLONES OF BRUCE LEE VANISHING POINT RACE WITH THE DEVIL FOXY BROWNTHE HOT BOXTHE BIG DOLL HOUSETNT JACKSONTHE GLOVEDOLEMITETHE BLACK SIXTHE HUMAN TORNADO
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