Derek Winnert

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Beneath the Planet of the Apes *** (1970, James Franciscus, Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans) – Classic Movie Review 5484

Director Ted Post delivers the welcome 1970 second movie in the original five-film Planet of the Apes saga, with more fascinating monkey business just a notch down from the first film, 1968’s Planet of the […]

May, 19

Jungle Captive * (1945, Otto Kruger, Phil Brown, Rondo Hatton, Vicky Lane, Jerome Cowan, Amelita Ward, Eddie Acuff) – Classic Movie Review 5240

Director Harold Young’s very cheap, risibly awful 1945 sequel to Captive Wild Woman (1943) and Jungle Woman (1944) has almost nothing to recommend it beyond some noble efforts by the actors against the odds and its […]

Apr, 02

Kong: Skull Island *** (2017, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, John C Reilly) – Movie Review

It is 1971, and America is afflicted by the twin monsters of the Vietnam War and Nixon, and a team of explorers and soldiers want to get away from it all – and travel to […]

Mar, 08

King Kong Lives * (1986, Brian Kerwin, Linda Hamilton, John Ashton) – Classic Movie Review 4659

In director John Guillermin’s unloved and unwanted 1986 sequel to his 1976 King Kong remake, the great ape Kong (Peter Elliott) is resuscitated after falling off the World Trade Center tower and falling into a coma […]

Nov, 16

Murders in the Rue Morgue **** (1932, Bela Lugosi, Sidney Fox, Leon Ames, Bert Roach, Brandon Hurst) – Classic Movie Review 2681

Director Robert Florey’s vintage 1932 Universal Studios horror movie stars the studio’s great horror icon Bela Lugosi as a mad doctor called Dr Mirakle. After Dracula, Dr Mirakle is one of Lugosi’s most important and […]

Jul, 09

Tarzan, the Ape Man **** (1932, Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O’Sullivan, Neil Hamilton, C Aubrey Smith) – Classic Movie Review 2236

Director W S Van Dyke’s exciting classic 1932 MGM version finds the right star in Olympic aquatic star Johnny Weissmuller, who swings thrillingly into action as the definitive Tarzan in the first of MGM’s long […]

Mar, 04

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes **** (1984, Christopher Lambert, Ralph Richardson) – Classic Movie Review 1451

British co-producer/director Hugh Hudson, fresh from his four-Oscar-winning 1981 triumph Chariots of Fire, makes a lovely job of this exhilarating 1984 retelling of the Ape Man story from the Edgar Rice Burroughs’s 1912 novel Tarzan of the Apes. […]

Jul, 19


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