|Blacula 1972 PG, 92 min.|
Genre: Horror / Thriller
Director: William Crain
Cast: William Marshall, Denise Nicholas, Vonetta McGee, Thalmus Rasulala, Charles Macauley, Gordon Pinsent, Elisha Cook Jr., Emily Yancy, Lance Taylor Sr., Ted Harris, Rick Metzler, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Logan Field, Ketty Lester, Eric Brotherson
Manuwalde (William Marshall), an African prince who was bitten by Count Dracula (Charles Macauley) in 1780, rises from the dead as vampire Blacula in 1972. He finds Tina (Vonetta McGee), who is his wife Tuva reincarnated, and, after awhile, they fall in love. Meanwhile, Blacula creates havoc in Los Angeles while Tina's friend Dr. Gordon Thomas (Thalmus Rasulala), with help from Michelle (Denise Nicholas), figures out the vampire connection and is on Blacula's trail.
|Brothers 1977 R, 104 min.|
Director: Arthur Barron
Cast: Bernie Casey, Vonetta McGee, Ron O'Neal, John Lehne, Stu Gilliam, Renny Roker, Owen Pace, Martin St. Judge, Dwan Smith, Ricardo Brown, Sam Nudell, John Shay, John Zaremba, Susan Barrister, Al Turner
Set in the mid-1960s, the love affair of Black-activist Paula Jones (Vonetta McGee) and David Thomas (Bernie Casey) is told in this semi-documentary with racism and injustice as its theme. After being sent to prison for a crime that he did not commit, David corresponds with Paula who gives him the strength he needs to survive his ordeal.
|Detroit 9000 1973 R, 106 min.|
Director: Arthur Marks
Cast: Hari Rhodes, Alex Rocco, Scatman Crothers, Vonetta McGee, Robert Phillips, John Nichols, Ella Edwards
Set in the 1960's era of racial discord, this film explores racial conflicts between a Black cop, Sgt. Jesse Williams (Hari Rhodes), and a White cop, Lt. Danny Bassett (Alex Rocco), as they investigate a jewel heist–each employing his own unique, culturally learned methods to solve the crime.
|The Eiger Sanction 1975 R, 128 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Thriller / Romance
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Jack Cassidy, Thayer David, Vonetta McGee, Heidi Bruhl, Reiner Schone, Michael Grimm, Jean-Pierre Bernard, Brenda Venus, Gregory Walcott, Candice Rialson, Elaine Shore, Dan Howard, Jack Kosslyn
Dr. Jonathan Hemlock (Clint Eastwood) is a college professor who just happens to be a government secret intelligence agent during his off-hours. It seems there is a problem in the Swiss Alps, and Hemlock, hoping that this will be his last mission, is sent into training for his assassination assignment. Hemlock's victim will be one of three men attempting to climb the Eiger mountain range in the Swiss Alps, and he joins their expedition.
|Il Grande Silenzo 1968 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Foreign / Western
aka: The Great Silence
Director: Sergio Corbucci
Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Klaus Kinski, Vonetta McGee, Frank Wolff, Luigi Pistilli, Remo de Angelis, Bruno Corazzari, Mario Brega, Carlo D'Angelo, Raf Baldassarre
This is one of the best of the so-called spaghetti Westerns. Silence (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is mute due to his throat being cut by ruthless bounty hunters. Now he's on the trail of a mean group of them who were hired by the corrupt sheriff of a Utah town. Overall, a good movie–especially the scenery (shot in the Pyrenees).
|Repo Man 1984 R, 93 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Action / Sci-Fi
Director: Alex Cox
Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, Emilio Estevez, Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Dick Rude, Sy Richardson, Fox Harris, Eddie Velez, Vonetta McGee, Richard Foronjy, Susan Barnes, Tom Finnegan, Del Zamora, Miguel Sandoval, Zander Schloss
This very funny movie stars Emilio Estevez as a young man in search of a job. He finds one that he can really sink his teeth into: he becomes a man who repossesses cars that people have not kept up payments on. One day, he comes across a 1964 Chevy Malibu with a strange air about it–which is because aliens from outer space may be involved. This movie is different from the usual fare and deserves a watch.
|To Sleep with Anger 1990 PG, 102 min.|
Director: Charles Burnett
Cast: Danny Glover, Richard(2) Brooks, Paul Butler, Mary Alice, Carl Lumbly, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Vonetta McGee, Wonderful Smith, Ethel Ayler, Sy Richardson
A drifter, Harry (Danny Glover), arrives at the doorstep of a couple he grew up with. The family, headed by Gideon (Paul Butler) and Suzie (Mary Alice), is undergoing strife, and Harry assists by helping them rediscover their roots. But, he also starts bringing in his shady friends and begins to drink heavily. After Gideon has a stroke, Harry takes over the household with disastrous results.
|1. Blacula (1972)|
2. Brothers (1977)
3. Detroit 9000 (1973)
4. The Eiger Sanction (1975)
5. Il Grande Silenzo (1968)
aka: The Great Silence
6. Repo Man (1984)
7. To Sleep with Anger (1990)
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