When the weekend comes, some people grab a light domestic and watch a football game, and some grab a shot of rye and turn on grindhouse cinema until the clock reads 2:00 AM. Here are the Top 10 flicks we are digging right now on Netflix Instant. Hopefully you can find something here to punch your eyeballs with.
10. THE GLORY STOMPERS (1968)
This is a vintage AIP biker flick complete with a giant orgy, some vicious action, and an off the rails performance by Dennis Hopper.
9. BILLY JACK (1971)
After this failed to get distribution, Tom Laughlin took this ass-kicking follow up to BORN LOSERS to theaters himself. Dig it!
8. THE LAST HARD MEN (1976)
Heston’s performance is full of monologues and old west ponderings but Coburn is the fucking terror bringing vengeance and justice.
7. GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA (1964)
(aka GODZILLA VS. THE THING)
The Big G butts heads with that most famous of giant insects in a classic Kaiju smack down.
6. DUST DEVIL (1992)
Richard Stanley is best known for directing the post-apocalyptic cyborg flick HARDWARE, but DUST DEVIL is his true masterpiece.
5. DETROIT 9000 (1973)
Why? Because Alex Rocco is fucking tough as shit.
4. DEATH WISH 2 (1982)
Director Michael Winner and Charles Bronson team up again for another round of vigilante mayhem in what is probably the ugliest film in the infamous series. Dig the Laurence Fishburne boombox death scene!
3. VAMPIRE CIRCUS (1972)
Inventive, bloody, and cool as hell. One of the all-time best from the House of Hammer.
2. WHO SAW HER DIE (1972)
This, along with our number one pick, is one of the most underrated giallos of all time. Slick direction by Aldo Lado (NIGHT TRAIN MURDERS), a haunting score by Ennio Morricone, and a solid performance by George Lazenby who takes on an every-man type of role as he hunts down a child killer.
1. THE FIFTH CORD (1971)
This may be one of the best roles Nero ever had. He’s a pulpy, hardboiled character tossed into a typical giallo story and he plays every scene tough and swings his fist at anything with a heartbeat. If you dig this then check out the other (and first) flick Nero and director Luigi Bazzoni made together: PRIDE AND VENGEANCE (1968). I like my Franco Nero with a coffin full o’badass, but I’ll take him with a bushy porn ‘stache in a giallo any day.
HERE’S TO GOOD WATCHING THIS WEEKEND, SALUTE!
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