New Netflix Instant Streaming for October 2, 2013


  • Bermuda Triangle Exposed (2013) Bermuda Triangle was a big deal in the 1970s when I was a kid. It was part of the whole “true-life” supernatural interest thing like Bigfoot, Amityville horror, etc. So even though this is a new documentary, I thought I’d go ahead an highlight it.
  • Ain’t in It for My Health: Levon Helm (2010) Drummer for The Band and many others.
  • American Gigolo (1980)
  • Breaking Away (1979)
  • Citizen’s Band (1977) About the CB radio craze of the 1970s. Stars Paul LeMat and Candy Clark, both from American Graffiti. Directed by Jonathan Demme.
  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) This is a much later movie than I usually highlight, but it’s based on the autobiography of Chuck Barris, the host of The Gong Show, one of my childhood favorites, this really awful, goofy, stupid show, and his “confession” that he was a hit man for the C.I.A. at the time the show was going on. It’s so bizarre that I’ve really got to watch it.
  • Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) Pretty funny if you take it for what it is. Peter Sellers had died, so they make this excuse to go through many of his funniest clips. If you don’t watch for the whole, but just the bits, you’ll enjoy it OK. But don’t make this your first Pink Panther movie.
  • Death Wish 2 (1982) Becasue once wasn’t enough.
  • Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) Because 3 times wasn’t enough.
  • Dressed to Kill (1980) Brian DePalma directs Michael Caine.
  • Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987) Because once wasn’t enough.
  • The Field (1990) Looks pretty good: Richard Harris, Sean Bean, John Hurt, and Tom Berenger.
  • Fire in the Sky (1993) I mention this one because it has D. B. Sweeney and James Garner. It’s about alien abduction.
  • Forrest Gump (1994)
  • Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell (1974) Hammer horror. Stars Darth Vader.
  • The French Connection II (1975) Because once wasn’t enough. At least they have the same director and Gene Hackman.
  • The Gambler (1974) James Caan, not Kenny Rogers. If it’s 1970s and stars James Caan, it’s worth your time watching it.
  • Ghostbusters (1984)
  • Grease (1978)
  • The Great Train Robbery (1978) Sean Connery and Donald Sutherland in a movie directed by Michael Crichton about the first train that was robbed.
  • Here Come the Girls
    (1953) Bob Hope.
  • The Hindenburg (1975) George C. Scott. That should be enough for you to watch it. Add in director Robert Wise, stars Anne Bancroft, William Atherton, Gig Young, Burgess Meredith, Charles Durning and Richard Dysart, and you’ve got a movie.
  • Joe Kidd (1972) Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, and John Saxon. Directed by John Sturges.
  • King of New York (1990) Christopher Walken about as tough and mean as ever. David Caruso, Laurence Fishburne, and Steve Buscemi. Directed by Abel Ferrara.
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth (1987) Not the David Bowie version, this is a later remake.
  • The Rat Race (1960) Tony Curtis is a Jazz musician.
  • Road House (1989) Can you believe I’ve never seen this?
  • The Sand Pebbles (1966) Directed by Robert Wise and stars Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Richard Crenna, and Candice Bergen. McQueen is in the Navy in 1920s China, during a revolution.
  • Summer School (1987) Now that summer’s over. Forgotten Films has a recent review.
  • Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) Clint Eastwood and Shirley MacLaine directed by Don Siegel.
  • Upstairs, Downstairs (1971) BBC Series.
  • Visiting Hours (1982) Lee Grant, Michael Ironside, William Shatner.
  • The Molly Maguires (1970) Sean Connery and Richard Harris about a coal strike.
  • Solar Crisis (1990) Kinda like Armageddon? Tim Matheson, Charlton Heston, Peter Boyle, and Jack Palance!
  • Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976) Michael Winner directs this satire of silent films with many old-time movie stars: Bruce Dern, Madeline Kahn, Art Carney, Phil Silvers, Teri Garr, Ron Leibman, Robert Alda, Morey Amsterdam, Army Archerd, Richard Arlen, Billy Barty, Milton Berle, Edgar Bergen, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Rory Calhoun, Walter Pidgeon, and Ann Rutherford.
  • Children of a Lesser God (1986)
  • Inspector Morse (1987) BBC program about a detective around Oxford. We’ve been watching some Inspector Lewis, and this is the predecessor to that.
  • Giorgio Moroder Presents Metropolis (1984) Moroder put music to this silent film from Fritz Lang.

One thought on “New Netflix Instant Streaming for October 2, 2013

  1. I’ve had the Moroder version of Metropolis for a long time, but haven’t watched it yet. I wanted to wait until I saw a decent version of the as-is movie. I FINALLY (I’ve known about it most of my life, but never watched it) saw it a while ago on TCM, the latest, greatest restoration. Wow, quite a movie! Very impressive in every sense. I’ll use this post as a reminder to watch the Moroder version. 😉


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