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Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976)

Nature’s Death Torpedoes, or Misunderstood Gentle Ocean Creature?

In this movie we’re going for the latter, as Richard Jaekel, only a scant 5 years away from an Oscar nomination, plays Sonny Stein, a former marine salvage worker in the Philippines, who is now, powered by a mystical amulet given to him by some random old dude, able to communicate telepathically with said sharks, give them names like Matilda and Sammy, and protect them from evil scientists, evil fishermen and evil morbidly obese night club owners.

Jacques Cousteau, he ain’t.  Maybe slipping a $10 donation to Sea Shepherd or Greenpeace would have been better.

Let’s take a look at Richard Jaekel, Shark Whisperer, shall we?

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UFO Target Earth (1974)

The Seventies were a weird dang time.
We had Nixon, the Vietnam War,  Disco, Jaws, Bigfoot and of course, Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

UFO Target Earth was made 3 years before Spielberg’s flying saucer film, but it is light years ahead in incoherent plot, poor acting and Commodore 64 generated computer graphic weirdness.

You don’t have to be high to understand this movie, but it might help.

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Count Dracula’s Great Love (1974)

When it comes to vampires, and especially the King of the Vampires, Dracula, you want someone who will kick ass, take names, snap your neck like a pencil, and steal your girl.

If you look at Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan’s work on Marvel’s “The Tomb of Dracula” comic book from the 1970’s, you will see what I am talking about.

With this Dracula, however, we get someone a bit different.

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They Saved Hitler’s Brain (1968)

Imagine you work for Adolph Hitler.
Literally, LITERALLY, the most feared and hated man in the world.
As you can imagine, hanging out with him can really be a pain in the ass.
Instead of walking around with Adolf Hitler, why not just cut off his head and carry that around, like carry on luggage or some sort of angry hat box?
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