DVD Review: Adios, Sabata

Director Gianfranco Parolini’s 1969 spaghetti western, “Sabata,” was a surprise hit.  So much, in fact, that this film, wasn’t even going to be a Sabata story.  However, once the box office receipts came in, “Indio Black,” was re-named, “Adios Sabata.”  Unfortunately, the movie plays as convoluted as the story that happened behind-the-scenes.

DVD Review: Kid Galahad

In 1937, Michael Curtiz teamed with Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson and Bette Davis to make “Kid Galahad,” the story of a rising boxer and a crooked manager who sets up a fixed championship fight.  In 1962, Elvis Presley tied on the gloves for the remake. In the Presley movie, he plays Walter Gulick, just …

Remake This: Body Snatchers

Abel Ferrara took on Jack Finney’s horror/sci-fi classic of aliens out to get the human race with 1993’s “Body Snatchers.”  While the story is effectively told and is a good tale, sadly it is inevitably compared to the two previous “Body Snatchers” movies which, for my money, are some of the best films of their …

DVD Review: Hickey & Boggs

If you’ve seen every episode of “The Cosby Show,” and are disappointed that you haven’t seen Dr. Cliff Huxtable shoot anyone down in cold blood, have I got a movie for you.  1972’s “Hickey & Boggs,” re-teams Bill Cosby with former “I, Spy,” co-star Robert Culp. (Culp also directed the film.)  “Boggs,” is a typical 1970s …