1979

Disco Godfather (1979)

Disco Godfather (1979) Cast: Rudy Ray Moore, Carol Speed Jimmy Lynch, Jerry Jones, Hawthorne James, Lady Reed. Director:  J. Robert Wagoner Synopsis:  Ex Cop turned Disco Godfather makes a pledge to rid his Hood of the scourge of Angel Dust that has devastated the streets.     The Disco is hopping on a Friday night with the brothers and sisters, hombres both good and bad all strutting th...

Maula Jat (1979)

Maula Jat (Director’s Cut) (1979) Cast: Sultan Rahi, Mustafa Qureshi, Aasia, Chakori, Kaifee, Seema, Aalia, Anita Director: Yunus Malik Nutshell: A uniquely Punjabi experience that is now a legend and myth as much as it is a film……thrills, spills, raunch, paunch……THE Lollywood classic.     On the face of it, just another revenge laden action masala pot-boile...

Permit (1979)

Permit (1979) Cast: Sultan Rahi, Aasia, Chakori, Afzal Ahmed, Ilyas Kashmiri, Bahar Director: Imtiaz Quraish Nutshell: Typical masala laden violence ridden pot boiler and a fab four sided gandaasa     This action-packed masala laden pot boiler arrived just five months after the legendary Maula Jat but failed to live up to expectations at the Box Office. The film is jam packed full of typ...

Phantasm (1979)

Cast: Bill Thornbury, Mike Baldwin, Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister Director: Don Coscarelli Nutshell:  Magnificently deranged and inventive creating a niche in horror movie history as one of the most bizarre and unique films ever created with one of the best ever tag lines to boot; “If this one doesn’t scare you…you’re already dead!”   “Inventive…as t...

Hardcore (1979)

Hardcore (1979) Cast:  George C. Scott, Season Hubley, Peter Boyle Director: Paul Schrader Nutshell:  Writer/Director Schrader takes you back to the seedy, seamy streets and underbelly of “Taxi Driver” in this moralistic Sex Trade drama.     Paul Schrader’s brilliantly written “Taxi Driver” was crafted into a finely tuned sketch of American urban decay, alienation, the erosio...

Jaani Dushman (1979)

Jaani Dushman (1979) Starring: Sanjeev Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Rekha, Reena Roy, Jeetendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Vinod Mehra, Neetu Singh, Bindiya, Amrish Puri, Aruna Irani Director: Rajkumar Kohli Synopsis: Hairy monster has town cowering in fear as he feasts on each new bride.     This movie is considered by many as being the starting point of the new wave of Bollywood Horror that veered away ...

Playboy (1979)

Playboy (1979) Cast: Nadeem, Babra Sharif, Talish, Asif Reza Mir, Nadia Director: Shamim Ara Nutshell:    Immigrants realize that there’s no place like home in this warped fantasy  rumoured to be Donald Trump’s favourite movie.     Shamim Ara’s nationalistic farce is full of the worst kind of propaganda and deception and elevates her to the ranks of being Pakistan’...

Aurat Raj (1979)

Aurat Raj (1979) Cast: Waheed Murad, Rani, Sultan Rahi, Chakori, Naghma, Khanum, Rangila, Nanna Director: Rangila Synopsis: Fabulous scathing satire on Lollywood films and Paki life….brilliant, classic!   Rangila will always go down in Lollywood history as a bit of an enigma. Seemingly just an under grown and enormously irritating moron of the worst kind, there is evidently far more to ...

Giriftar (1979)

Giriftar (1979) Cast: Afzal Ahmed, Mustafa Qureshi, Najma, Ishrat Chaudhary, Adeeb Director: Haider Chaudhary Music Director: Wajahat Attre Synopsis: Film within a film with loads of in-jokes along the way….formula comedy caper   Afzal Ahmed is filmstar Mr. Johnny who has teamed up with hugely talented director Shahzad to shoot a highly controversial film based on a current underworld K...

Up From The Depths (1979)

Up From The Depths (1979) Cast: Sam Bottoms, Susanne Reed, Virgil Frye. Dir: Charles B. Griffith Synopsis: Monster Fish with a rapacious appetite rampages through an Hawaiian Holiday Resort with devastating consequences. A film forgotten by time, indeed one of the few movies that they haven’t ever bothered to release on DVD let alone Blu-ray. It had its last run as a VHS and it was pretty tough di...

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