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  • The 36 Crazy Fists

    The 36 Crazy Fists


    Not bad chopsocky. This bills Jackie Chan as the star, even though Chan is in it for maybe all of 15 seconds. Despite this, it's modestly entertaining, and the dubbing is hilarious, often to the point where it's like a Monty Python sketch.

    There's got to be a better print of this somewhere though; the version I saw looked like it was projected from a VHS onto a screen, and then somebody filmed the projection onto another VHS.

  • Helter Skelter

    Helter Skelter


    Exceptionally well-made for a made for TV movie. A little long perhaps, and it is restrained by the network TV standards of the 1970s. However, it, benefits from its close proximity to the actual crimes (Helter Skelter aired only a few years after Manson was found guilty), and is thus not heavily influenced by the myth of Manson that grew in the decades after the trial.

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    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood


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