Richard Harland Smith
Richard Harland Smith I began writing about movies in 1997, when I contributed an article on the Technicolor and black-and-white versions of Michael Curtiz' DOCTOR X (1933) to issue 42 of Video Watchdog magazine. Joining the VW "Kennel" in 1999, I reviewed movies on VHS tape and DVD, as well as books, while branching out to contribute to such collections as NORTH AMERICAL FILM DIRECTORS: A WALLFLOWER CRITICAL GUIDE, BRITISH AND IRISH DIRECTORS: A WALLFLOWER CRITICAL GUIDE, THE BOOK OF LISTS: HORROR, "HEY, KIDS, COMICS!" TALES FROM THE SPINNER RACK, and VAMPIROS AND MONSTRUOS: THE MEXICAN HORROR FILM OF THE 20TH CENTURY. A founding moderator of the Mobius Home Video Forum, I also wrote liner notes, box copy, and supplemental material for such DVD companies as Anchor Bay Entertainment, Dark Sky Films, Synapse Films, Severin Films, and NoShame Films. In 2013, I recorded an audio commentary for the Kino-Lorber Blu-ray of THE DEVIL BAT.
Posts by Richard Harland Smith

So a couple of weeks ago, big fat baby that I am, I gassed on about my TCM Underground wish list, pie-in-the-skying my own ideas about what should be on TCM Underground and copping a total “What Have You Done for Me Lately?” attitude when I should have been offering gratitude for what is in […]

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The New York City-based Kino International has come a long way, baby, since its founding in 1977. Always pure-of-heart and forever steadfast in its dedication to releasing to the home theater marketplace films of artistic or historic significance, Kino had the reputation for many years of being worthwhile but stodgy. The films were important, yes (when […]

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We all know what February brings at Turner Classic Movies: “31 Days of Oscar Malarkey.” (Quoted from memory – that may not be the actual phrase.) Yep, nothing but award winners for four solid weeks. Don’t get me wrong — awarding-winning films are great and some of my favorites took home a statuette or two […]

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In the mythical city of Din, two garbagemen try to stop an evil despot from plaguing the citizenry with eternal nightmares.  Cast: Lorenzo Music (Ralph, the All Purpose Animal), Marshall Effron (Synonamess Botch), James Cranna (Rod Rescueman/Scuzzbopper/Frivoli Foreman/Street Preacher), Julie Payne (Flora Fauna), Hamilton Camp (Greensleeves), Paul Frees (Narrator/Chief of State/Judges/Bailiff), Judith Kahan (The Fairygodmother), […]

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When his wife and son are brutalized by thugs and a corrupt criminal justice system puts the perpetrators back on the street, a family man turns vigilante to find some measure of bloody justice. Cast: Robert Forster (Eddie Marino), Fred Williamson (Nick), Woody Strode (Rake), Rutanya Alda (Vickie Marino), Don Blakely (Prago), Willie Colon (Rico), […]

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Humanity falls before an onslaught of electronic devices — from pinball machines to 18-wheel trucks — while staff and customers at a roadside diner make an unplugged stand against the rise of the machines. MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE (1986) Cast: Emilio Estevez (Billy Robinson), Laura Harrington (Brett), Pat Hingle (Mr. Hendershot), Yeardley Smith (Connie), J. C. Quinn (Duncan […]

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Members of a Florida rock band use their skills at taekwondo to combat a ninja drug cartel on the mean streets of Orlando. Cast: Y. K. Kim (Mark), Vincent Hirsch (John), Joseph Diamand (Jack), Maurice Smith (Jim), Angelo Janotti (Tom), Kathy Collier (Jane), William Ergle (Jeff), Si Y Jo (Yashito), Woo-Sang Park (Uncle Song), William […]

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A young man with artistic ambitions but no actual talent flees Manhattan in the not-too-distant future and hops a shuttle to the moon in search of true love. Cast: Zach Galligan (Adam Beckett), Apollonia van Ravenstein (Mara Hoffmeier), Lauren Tom (Eloy), Sam Jaffe (Father Knickerbocker), Paul Rogers (Hugo), Bill Murray (Ted Breughel), Dan Aykroyd (Buck […]

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A disillusioned Vietnam veteran escapes the madness of modern living and attempts to establish a Utopian commune on a desert island. AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL (1972) aka HA-TREMPIST, THE HITCHHIKER, THE HITCHHIKER: A HIPPIE’S GUIDE TO ISRAEL ast: Asher Tzarfati (Mike), Shmuel Wolf (Como), Lily Avidan (Elizabeth), Tzila Karney (Francoise), Susan Devor Cogan, Fran Avni (Hippie […]

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