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1. Kung Fu Invaders (1974)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama, History

Hung escapes Shaolin after the temple is attacked by the Ching, only to be jailed with the help of Fang (also of Shoalin) who mistakes him for a bandit. Fang must now help Hung escape so they can challenge the Ching together.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Sheng Fu, Hsin Fang, Hark-On Fung

Votes: 426

EA: 19.01.1974

DVD: Todesfäuste der Shaolin, Die (german) (on Box "Shaw Brothers Mega Box" / EuroVideo)

2. The Arena (1974)

R | 83 min | Action, Adventure

In ancient Rome audiences have grown tired of viewing gladiators fight to the death. Something new is needed--women. (Josiah Howard, "Blaxploitation cinema: The Essential Reference Guide.")

Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Margaret Markov, Pam Grier, Lucretia Love, Paul Muller

Votes: 1,210

EA: 31.01.1974

DVD: Arena, The (engl.) (on Box "Roger Cormans Cult Classics: Lethal Ladies 2" / Shout Factory)

3. The Street Fighter (1974)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Tough karate master Terry Tsurugi takes it upon himself to protect a late businessman's daughter from the Yakuza.

Director: Shigehiro Ozawa | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Goichi Yamada, Yutaka Nakajima, Chiyoko Kazama

Votes: 4,357

EA: 02.02.1974

DVD: The Street Fighter (engl. UT) (Optimum Asia / The Street Fighter Box Set)

4. Dracula (1974 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 98 min | Horror

Dracula is searching for a woman who looks like his long dead wife.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Jack Palance, Simon Ward, Nigel Davenport, Pamela Brown

Votes: 1,600

EA: 08.02.1974

DVD: Dracula (german) (on Box "Dracula - 3 Filme / Magic Movie)

5. Stoner (1974)

107 min | Action, Thriller

Stoner, an Australian cop, has been investigating the spread of a mysterious addictive drug that acts like an aphrodisiac and a hallucenogen on anyone who takes it. When his own sister ... See full summary »

Director: Feng Huang | Stars: George Lazenby, Angela Mao, Betty Ting Pei, Ing-Sik Whang

Votes: 147

EA: 08.02.1974

DVD: Stoner - Im Geheimauftrag ihrer Majestät (german) (Voulez Vous Film / Intergroove)

6. Spasmo (1974)

R | 94 min | Mystery, Thriller

Christian (Robert Hoffman) and his girlfriend are taking a walk on a deserted beach when they discover a woman's body lying. A closer look proves that she's alive. The next day Christian ... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Robert Hoffmann, Suzy Kendall, Ivan Rassimov, Adolfo Lastretti

Votes: 1,425

EA: 16.02.1974

BluRay: Bloodstained Shadow, The (italian, Engl. UT) (88films / The Italian Collection #2)

7. From Beyond the Grave (1974)

PG | 97 min | Fantasy, Horror

An anthology of four short horror stories revolving around a British antique shop and its mysterious owner.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Peter Cushing, Ian Bannen, Ian Carmichael, Diana Dors

Votes: 3,600

EA: 21.02.1974

DVD: From Beyond the Grave (engl.) (Warner Bros.)

8. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)

G | 84 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

Ape-like aliens build a robotic Godzilla to destroy Japan, and the true Godzilla may not be powerful enough to destroy it.

Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Masaaki Daimon, Kazuya Aoyama, Reiko Tajima, Akihiko Hirata

Votes: 5,192

EA: 21.03.1974

DVD: King Kong Gegen Godzilla (german) (Anolis Hardbox Series)

9. House of Whipcord (1974)

R | 102 min | Horror

An old man who lives in an old house conducts a correctional institute for girls. But he does not realize that the date is the present as he's been cooped up in the house. He is assisted by... See full summary »

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Barbara Markham, Patrick Barr, Ray Brooks, Ann Michelle

Votes: 1,347

EA: 28.03.1974

Media Book: Haus der Peitschen (german) ( Wicked-Vision Media / Pete Walker Collection Nr. 1, Cover C) DVD: House of Whipcord (engl.) (Box: The Pete Walker Collection / Anchor Bay UK)

10. Madhouse (1974)

PG | 89 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

A horror movie star returns to his famous role after years in a mental institution. But the character seems to be committing murders independent of his will.

Director: Jim Clark | Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Robert Quarry, Adrienne Corri

Votes: 3,211

EA: 28.03.1974

DVD: Madhouse (english) (in box with "Theater of Blood" / MGM presents Midnite Movies Double Feature) DVD: Das Schreckenshaus Des Dr. Death (german) (KSM Klassiker)

11. The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974)

Not Rated | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Sylvia, an industrial scientist, is troubled by strange hallucinations related to the tragic suicide of her mother.

Director: Francesco Barilli | Stars: Mimsy Farmer, Maurizio Bonuglia, Mario Scaccia, Jho Jhenkins

Votes: 2,002

EA: 04.04.1974

12. Foxy Brown (1974)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

46 Metascore

A voluptuous black vigilante takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend.

Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, Peter Brown, Terry Carter

Votes: 8,381

EA: 05.04.1974

DVD: Foxy Brown (german) (Action Cult Uncut #16 / 20th Century Fox)

13. Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974)

R | 91 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

A master swordsman and former soldier and his hunchbacked assistant hunt vampires.

Director: Brian Clemens | Stars: Horst Janson, John Carson, Shane Briant, Caroline Munro

Votes: 3,939

EA: 07.04.1974

DVD: Captain Kronos Vampirjäger (german) (Hammer Edition 12 / Anolis) Blu-ray: Captain Kronos Vampirjäger (german) (Hammer Mediabook Edition / Anolis)

14. Caged Heat (1974)

R | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

In a women's prison, a group of inmates band together to combat the repressive and abusive policies of the warden.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Juanita Brown, Erica Gavin, Roberta Collins, Ella Reid

Votes: 2,016

EA: 19.04.1974

DVD: Caged Heat (engl.) (on Box "Roger Corman's Cult Classics Double Feature" / Shout Factory)

15. The Beast Must Die (1974)

PG | 93 min | Horror, Mystery

Eight people have been invited to an island estate for the weekend. One of them is a werewolf. Can you guess which one?

Director: Paul Annett | Stars: Calvin Lockhart, Peter Cushing, Marlene Clark, Charles Gray

Votes: 2,560

EA: 22.04.1974

DVD: Beast Must Die, The (engl.) Optimum Classics, Studio Canal)

16. Di Tresette ce n'è uno, tutti gli altri son nessuno (1974)

Not Rated | 93 min | Western

Tresette, accompanied by the big and forceful Paco, has to overcome various gunmen and members of the Ku Klux Klan.

Director: Giuliano Carnimeo | Stars: George Hilton, Cris Huerta, Riccardo Garrone, Umberto D'Orsi

Votes: 83

EA: 27.04.1974

DVD: Dicke Luft in Sacramento (german) (VZM)

17. Return of the Street Fighter (1974)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Takuma "Terry" Tsurugi returns. In this sequel, he sets out to bust up a phony charity put together by the Yakuza.

Director: Shigehiro Ozawa | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Claude Gagnon, Yôko Ichiji, Masashi Ishibashi

Votes: 1,733

EA: 27.04.1974

DVD: Return Of The Street Fighter (engl. UT) (Optimum Asia / The Street Fighter Box Set)

18. Dark Star (1974)

G | 83 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

In the far reaches of space, a small crew, 20 years into their solitary mission, find things beginning to go hilariously wrong.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Dan O'Bannon, Dre Pahich, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

Votes: 21,062

EA: 30.04.1974

DVD: Dark Star (german) (on Box "Space07 Science Fiction Collection")

19. Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)

R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Baron Frankenstein works with a mental patient to reanimate the dead.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Shane Briant, Madeline Smith, David Prowse

Votes: 2,989

EA: 30.04.1974

DVD: Frankensteins Höllenmonster (german) (Hammer Edition 16 / Anolis)

20. Craze (1974)

R | 96 min | Horror

A nutty antiques dealer starts to sacrifice women to an African idol.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Jack Palance, Diana Dors, Julie Ege, Edith Evans

Votes: 453

EA: 16.05.1974

DVD: Craze - Dämon des Grauens (german) (X-Rated)

21. Chosen Survivors (1974)

PG | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A group of diverse individuals are suddenly taken from their homes and flown via helicopter to a futuristic bomb shelter in the desert, one-third of a mile below the surface of the Earth. ... See full summary »

Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Alex Cord, Richard Jaeckel, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 693

EA: 22.05.1974

DVD: Chosen survivors (engl.) (in "Midnite Movies Double Feature" together with "Earth Dies Screaming, The" / 20th Century Fox)

22. Mr. Majestyk (1974)

PG | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

55 Metascore

A melon farmer battles organized crime and a hit man who wants to kill him.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charles Bronson, Linda Cristal, Al Lettieri, Lee Purcell

Votes: 7,143

EA: 06.06.1974

MediaBook: Das Gesetz Bin Ich (german) (Wicked-Vision Media / L.C.E. #11 / Cover A)

23. TNT Jackson (1974)

R | 72 min | Action

A young karate expert searches for her brother's killer in Hong Kong.

Director: Cirio H. Santiago | Stars: Jeannie Bell, Stan Shaw, Pat Anderson, Ken Metcalfe

Votes: 915

EA: 08.06.1974

DVD: TNT Jackson (engl.) (on Box "Roger Corman's Cult Classics Triple Feature - Lethal Ladies Collection" / Shout Factory)

24. Flavia, the Heretic (1974)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror

During the late Middle Ages, a young woman who's been forced to become a nun by her corrupt father teams up with an army of Muslims who are invading the area, to destroy the convent and kill everyone who wronged her.

Director: Gianfranco Mingozzi | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, María Casares, Claudio Cassinelli, Anthony Higgins

Votes: 902

EA: 15.06.1974

DVD: Flavia the Heretic (engl.) (Shamless 07)

25. The Ghost Galleon (1974)

R | 89 min | Horror

The living corpses of the Satan-worshiping Knights Templar hunt for human victims in a 16th century galleon.

Director: Amando de Ossorio | Stars: Maria Perschy, Jack Taylor, Bárbara Rey, Carlos Lemos

Votes: 2,226

EA: 28.06.1974

DVD: Geisterschiff der reitenden Laichen, Das (german) (B.E.S.T. Entertainment)

26. The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)

R | 89 min | Action, Horror

While lecturing in China, Van Helsing agrees to help seven kung fu trained siblings reclaim their ancestral mountain village, now the domain of seven powerful vampires and their army of undead slaves.

Directors: Roy Ward Baker, Cheh Chang | Stars: Peter Cushing, David Chiang, Julie Ege, Han Chen Wang

Votes: 3,583

EA: 11.07.1974

DVD: Die 7 Goldenen Vampire (german) (Warner Bros. Pictures)

27. Evil of Dracula (1974)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Horror

A teacher assumes a position at a school that's run by a vampire.

Director: Michio Yamamoto | Stars: Toshio Kurosawa, Mariko Mochizuki, Kunie Tanaka, Shin Kishida

Votes: 437

EA: 20.07.1974

BluRay: Evil of Dracula (engl.) (Arrow / Bloodthirsty Trilogy)

28. It's Alive (1974)

PG | 91 min | Horror

72 Metascore

The Davies expect a baby, which turns out to be a monster with a nasty habit of killing when it's scared. And it's easily scared.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: John P. Ryan, Sharon Farrell, Andrew Duggan, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 6,506

EA: 31.07.1974

DVD: It's Alive (german) (I'ts Alive Collection / Warner)

29. Almost Human (1974)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A small-time homicidal maniac kidnaps the daughter of a rich man, prompting a hardened detective to work outside the law to pursue him.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Tomas Milian, Henry Silva, Laura Belli, Gino Santercole

Votes: 1,976

EA: 08.08.1974

DVD; Berserker, Der (german) (NEW)

30. What Have They Done to Your Daughters? (1974)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Police investigate apparent suicide of teen girl and uncover details of a teenage prostitution racket. They go on the hunt for a motorcycle riding killer.

Director: Massimo Dallamano | Stars: Giovanna Ralli, Claudio Cassinelli, Mario Adorf, Franco Fabrizi

Votes: 1,560

EA: 10.08.1974

DVD: What have they done to your Daughters (engl.) (Shameless #13)

31. Big Bad Mama (1974)

R | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Mama and daughters get forced by circumstances into bootlegging and bank robbing, and travel across the country trailed by the law.

Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Angie Dickinson, William Shatner, Tom Skerritt, Susan Sennett

Votes: 2,108

EA: 19.09.1974

DVD: Big Bad Mama (german) (Movie Power) DVD: Big Bad Mama (engl.) (In2Film)

32. The Freakmaker (1974)

R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A scientist experiments with crossing humans and plants, for which he uses his students.

Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Tom Baker, Brad Harris, Julie Ege

Votes: 911

EA: 25.09.1974

DVD: Labor des Grauens - The Freakmaker, Das (german) (Maritim Pictures)

33. Night of the Skull (1974)

82 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

Horror mystery about the residents of a Louisiana castle who are being murdered by a masked killer. When the family arrives for the reading of Marion's will, his wife is strapped to the ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Alberto Dalbés, Evelyne Scott, William Berger, Maribel Hidalgo

Votes: 254

EA: 29.09.1974

DVD: Im Schatten des Mörders (german) (epiX)

34. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

R | 83 min | Horror

75 Metascore

Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths and must survive the terrors of Leatherface and his family.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain

Votes: 128,453 | Gross: $30.86M

EA: 01.10.1974

BluRay: Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The (Engl.) (Second Sight)

35. Old Dracula (1974)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Horror

A faulty blood transfusion turns Dracula's wife black.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: David Niven, Teresa Graves, Peter Bayliss, Jennie Linden

Votes: 704

EA: 10.10.1974

DVD: Vampira (german) (Savoy Film / SchröderMedia)

36. Black Christmas (1974)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

65 Metascore

During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon

Votes: 30,580 | Gross: $4.05M

EA: 11.10.1974

DVD: Black Christmas (german) (Capelight / SE - Collector's Series #1)

37. The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, History

The Four Musketeers defend the queen and her dressmaker from Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Michael York, Raquel Welch, Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 9,419 | Gross: $19.10M

EA: 31.10.1974

DVD: Vier Musketiere der Königin, Die (german) (on Box "Die Musketiere" / Studio Canal)

38. Frightmare (1974)

R | 88 min | Horror

After escaping a death sentence for her hideous crimes, a seemingly rehabilitated woman settles in an isolated farmhouse with her husband, only to ache, once more, for blood, and a crash-course in surgery. Is, indeed, her old self back?

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Rupert Davies, Sheila Keith, Deborah Fairfax, Paul Greenwood

Votes: 1,937

EA: 06.11.1974

DVD: Frightmare (engl.) (Box: The Pete Walker Collection / Anchor Bay)

39. The Streetfighter's Last Revenge (1974)

R | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Terry Sugury is hired to recover one of two tapes containing a formula for making heroin for a price of 200 dollars a pound. But he gets double crossed. So he wants the tape back.

Director: Shigehiro Ozawa | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Reiko Ike, Kôji Wada, Tatsuo Endô

Votes: 1,081

EA: 22.11.1974

DVD: The Street Fighter's Last Revenge (engl. UT) (Optimum Asia / The Street Fighter Box Set)

40. The Land That Time Forgot (1974)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Fantasy

50 Metascore

During World War I, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. After it takes a wrong turn, the submarine takes them to the unknown land of Caprona, where they find dinosaurs and neanderthals.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Doug McClure, John McEnery, Susan Penhaligon, Keith Barron

Votes: 5,219

EA: 29.11.1974

DVD: Caprona - Das Vergessene Land (german) (CMV Laservision) BluRay: Caprona - Das Vergessene Land (german) (Koch Media / Creature Feature # 5)

41. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

43 Metascore

James Bond is targeted by the world's most expensive assassin, while he attempts to recover sensitive solar cell technology that is being sold to the highest bidder.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Maud Adams

Votes: 90,595 | Gross: $20.97M

EA: 14.12.1974

DVD: Mann mit dem goldenen Colt, Der (german) (MGM / James Bond Ultimate Edition)

42. Blood Money (1974)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Western

A martial artist joins a hard-hitting gunfighter in the search for treasure while bandits step into their way.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Lieh Lo, Patty Shepard, Femi Benussi

Votes: 745

EA: 31.12.1974

DVD: Stranger and the Gunfighter, The (german) (e-m-s)

43. Shatter (1974)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

Shatter, an international hitman, is hiding out in Hong Kong after he has completed a contract out on an African leader. Shatter soon finds out that everyone wants him dead, including the ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Carreras, Monte Hellman | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Lung Ti, Lily Li, Peter Cushing

Votes: 326

EA: 31.12.1974

DVD: Ti-Lung - Der tödliche Schatten des Mr. Shatter (german) (CMV Laservision)



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