Death Line (1972)

GARY SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Alternate Title: Raw Meat United Kingdom, 1972.  Harbor Ventures, K-L Productions.   Story by Gary Sherman, Screenplay by Ceri Jones.   Cinematography by Alex Thomson.   Produced by Paul Maslansky.   Music by Wil Malone, Jeremy Rose.   Production Design by Denis Gordon-Orr.   Film Editing by Geoffrey Foot.  Two students getting off…

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Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

ALAN GIBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1972.  Hammer Films.  Screenplay by Don Houghton, based on characters created by Bram Stoker.   Cinematography by Dick Bush.  Produced by Josephine Douglas.  Music by Michael Vickers.  Production Design by Don Mingaye.  Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows.  Film Editing by James Needs. Hammer horror silliness should…

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The Four Musketeers (1974)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Spain/Panama/United Kingdom/USA, 1974.  Alexander Michael and Ilya Salkind Productions, Film Trust S.A., Este Films.  Screenplay by George MacDonald Fraser, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Ilya Salkind, Michael Salkind.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design…

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The Three Musketeers (1973)

RICHARD LESTER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.    USA/Spain/Panama/United Kingdom, 1973.  Alexander Michael and Ilya Salkind Productions, Film Trust S.A..  Screenplay by George MacDonald Fraser, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Ilya Salkind.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Brian Eatwell.  Costume Design by Yvonne Blake. …

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The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

PETER DUFFELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   United Kingdom, 1971.  Amicus Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Bloch.  Cinematography by Ray Parslow.  Produced by Max Rosenberg, Milton Subotsky.  Music by Michael Dress.  Production Design by Tony Curtis.  Costume Design by Laurel Staffell.  Film Editing by Peter Tanner. A Scotland Yard detective heads out to the country to investigate the disappearance of a famous movie…

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Ill Met By Moonlight (1957)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   United Kingdom, 1957.  The Rank Organisation, Vega Film Productions.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, based on the book by W. Stanley Moss.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Music by Mikis Theodorakis.  Production Design by Alex Vetchinsky.  Costume Design by Nandi Routh.  Film Editing by Arthur Stevens.  True story…

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Glorious 39 (2009)

STEPHEN POLIAKOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2009.  BBC Films, UK Film Council, Screen East Content Investment Fund, Quickfire Films, Talkback Thames, Magic Light Pictures.  Screenplay by Stephen Poliakoff.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by Martin Pope, Barney Reisz.  Music by Adrian Johnston.  Production Design by Mark Leese.  Costume Design by Annie Symons.  Film Editing by Jason Krasucki.  Toronto International Film…

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of the Five Armies (2014)

PETER JACKSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  New Zealand/USA, 2014.  New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, WingNut Films, 3Foot7.  Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo Del Toro, based on the novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.  Cinematography by Andrew Lesnie.  Produced by Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Zane Weiner.  Music by Howard Shore.  Production Design by Dan Hennah.  Costume Design by…

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Corridors Of Blood (1958)

ROBERT DAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1958.  Amalgamated Productions, Producers Associates.  Screenplay by Jean Scott Rogers.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Faithfull.  Produced by John Croydon, Charles F. Vetter.  Music by Buxton Orr.  Production Design by Anthony Masters.  Costume Design by Emma Selby-Walker.  Film Editing by Peter Mayhew.   The presence of Boris Karloff and a title with so little subtlety will make you…

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The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes (1970)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom, 1970.  The Mirisch Production Company, Mirisch Films, Sir Nigel Films, Phalanx Productions, The Mirisch Corporation.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, based on characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  Cinematography by Christopher Challis.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Ernest…

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A Tale Of Two Cities (1958)

RALPH THOMAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1958.  The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke, based on the novel by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Ernest Steward.  Produced by Betty E. Box.  Music by Richard Addinsell.  Production Design by Carmen Dillon.  Costume Design by Beatrice Dawson.  Film Editing by Alfred Roome.   Faithful adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel isn’t up to the…

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Triage (2009)

DANIS TANOVIC Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Alternate titles:  Shell Shock, Eyes of War Ireland/Spain/Belgium/France, 2009.  Parallel Film Productions, Asap Films, Freeform Spain, Tornasol Films, Aramid Entertainment Fund, Irish Film Board, Euroimages Fund of the Council of Europe.  Screenplay by Danis Tanovic, based on the book by Scott Anderson.  Cinematography by Seamus Deasy.  Produced by Marc Baschet, Cedomir Kolar,Alan…

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