Up tonight is Death Duel, a 1977 Shaw Brothers movie. It's the movie that last week's selection Sword Master was based on, both movies are based on a novel by Lung Ku. Derek Yee, the director of Sword Master, is the main character in Death Duel. Chor Yuen is the writer and director of Death Duel. The story is similar to the newer version but it's somewhat more serious. The newer version has a happier ending too. It's got a lot of the usual fighting and the such. One fight throws people through all the walls in a house. That was fun. Nice sets and costumes and props and lights and music. Worth a look for the fans of such.
The Valley Of Gwangi is a 1969 giant monster film with dinosaurs by Ray Harryhausen. It's directed by Jim O'Connolly and the script is by William Bast with additional material by Julian More. Jim directed some episodes of The Saint a few years before this movie. James Franciscus is a promoter who stumbles into a goldmine. A goldmine with deadly teeth and stubby little arms. Former Miss Israel, fashion model and actress Gila Golan is the romantic interest. She wasn't in many movies, half a dozen, and an episode of I Dream Of Jeannie. One of the movies she was in was the 1966 spy spoof Our Man Flint. I need to watch that again soon. She's still around, the same can't be said of James, sadly he passed away in 1991 at the age of 57. Richard Carlson plays Gila's father and Laurence Naismith plays a greedy archeologist. There's gypsy's and cowboys, elephants and dinosaurs, fire, death and destruction. What more could a boy ask for in a film. If any hidden dinosaurs are reading this, make sure you stay hidden, human's can not be trusted. However, you can trust the movie to deliver a fun time for the monster fan.