1970

Trog (1970)

Trog (1970) Starring: Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, Bernard Kay Director: Freddie Francis Synopsis: Frozen fossil caveman comes to life and causes havoc in modern community Reviewed by: Ali Khan     A group of three students exploring underground caves stumble upon an amazing discovery – a living specimen of the missing link – a part ape part human species that has somehow su...

Darinda (1970)

Cast: Sudhir, Saloni, Talish, Aaliya, Rukhsana Director: Shaukat Hashmi Nutshell:  Diabolical Tribal Devil Worshipper clings on to eternal youth by providing the Evil God with freshly killed nubile young beauties.       Darinda introduces the viewer to an unusual genre of Lollywood spice, that of the Jungle epic featuring strange tribes with weird customs living in far flung hithert...

Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny & Girly (1970)

Cast: Ursula Howells, Patricia Haywood, Howard Trevor, Vanessa Howard, Michael Bryant Director: Freddie Francis Nutshell: deliciously twisted horror comedy simmering with sexual repression featuring the perfect happy family.  Bewildering, startling, unique and most enjoyable indeed.   “Girly is a ripe and rancid film, dripping with a playful and peculiarly British malevolence” – Ten Years of ...

Scars of Dracula, The (1970)

Starring: Christopher Lee, Dennis Waterman, Anoushka Hempel, Jenny Hanley Director: Roy Ward Baker Synopsis: beyond stale and bereft of style or wit, this is Hammer on worst form   “lurches from one gory set piece to another” Time Out “popular” Creature Features “compares well with others in the series” Video Movies Guide “some chilling scenes” ...

Purab aur Paschim (1970)

Purab aur Paschim (1970) Cast: Manoj Kumar, Saira Banu, Ashok Kumar, Pran, Prem Chopra, Vinod Khanna Director: Manoj Kumar Music Directors: Kalyanji Anandji Synopsis: Manoj’s Bharat travels to London to teach the wayward a lesson or two   Manoj Kumar, buoyed by the whopping success of Upkar in 1967, assembled a lavish cast for his follow up in which he was to repeat his role of the youn...

Anwara (1970)

Anwara (1970) Cast: Naghma, Ejaz, Sawan, Saloni, Munawar Zareef, Iqbal Hassan, Mazhar Shah Director: Khalifa Nazir Music Director: Tafo Synopsis: The usual masala laced with action, spice and thrills – but this one works!     The Khalifa brothers who produced and directed this typical Punjabi formula flick hit the jackpot scoring a massive bull’s-eye as the film went on to shatter ...

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