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The Iron Triangle

5 July 2011 9:53 PM, PDT | | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Countless films have been made chronicling the life of the American soldier during the Vietnam War, some profoundly moving, others just taking up space. The 1989 movie The Iron Triangle falls into the latter category, yet takes a different approach to the Vietnam story, giving us a glimpse into the psyche of the Vietnamese soldier. We enter the war on the American side, following Beau Bridges’ character Captain Keane as he leads his troops through the jungle. As he and his men get closer to their target, they are picked off one by one, and soon we meet the enemy. We are introduced to the young soldier Ho (Liem Whatley) after he kills one of Keane’s men, and we follow him into the jungle where he rejoins his unit. Ho is a young man, only 17, with high aspirations and a dream to be the greatest soldier of all.  


- Melissa Kovner

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MGM Limited Edition Collection Titles for June 2011

26 May 2011 3:17 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s manufacturing-on-demand program continues during the month of June with 29 films being released as part of MGM’s Limited Edition Collection. Unfortunately only one qualifies as real horror, but there's another that should appeal to genre fans so we're including some info on both for your perusal.

First up is 1958's Curse of the Faceless Man - A stone figure is unearthed in Pompeii followed by a series of skull crushing murders. Stars Richard Anderson, Elaine Edwards, Adele Mara; irected by Edward L. Cahn.

Next is the mash-up entitled Haunted Summer from 1988 - Romantic poets Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, along with Shelly's future wife, Mary, and her beautiful stepsister, Claire, travel blissfully through Switzerland one summer. Both women share Shelley's bed, while the tortured Lord Byron flounders in a secret relationship with his physician. They experiment with opium, "free love", and the nature of good and evil. »

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