Top Cord Picks!

The internet is an interesting place to find all kinds of stuff out. The list below is a fans choice of his favorite Alex Cord motion pictures. Would you agree with his choices?

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The Chapman Report [DVD](1962) DVD
Controversial-for-its-day ensemble piece follows a quartet of Los Angeles women–frigid widow Jane Fonda, free-thinking divorcee Claire Bloom, intellectual wannabe Glynis Johns, and adulterous housewife Shelley Winters–as they come to regret their involvement in the survey of Kinseyesque sex researcher Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. Adaptation of the Irving Wallace potboiler also stars Ray Danton, Ty Hardin; George Cukor directs. 125 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono. 

Synanon [DVD](1965) DVD
While “Reefer Madness” portrayed a somewhat hyperventilated view of the effects of drug use, this bold drama attempts a more realistic look at narcotics addicts trying to kick their dangerous habits. In order to bolster the film’s feeling of authenticity, the movie was filmed at the Synanon House, an actual rehabilitation facility located in Santa Monica, California. Edmond O’Brien, Eartha Kitt, and Chuck Connors star. 104 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono. 

The Last Grenade [DVD](1970) DVD
Stanley Baker and Alex Cord star in this pin-pulling action yarn as mercenary buddies who become fast enemies when Cord betrays Baker’s army while the two are fighting together in the Congo. Baker is eventually recruited to stop Cord who has moved on to Hong Kong and is causing political turmoil by staging border raids. However, Baker’s plans are impeded when he falls for a general’s daughter. Richard Attenborough and Honor Blackman co-star. 94 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; theatrical trailer. 

The Dead Are Alive [DVD](1972) DVD
Top-notch thriller from Italy’s Armando Crispino (“Autopsy”) with Alex Cord and Samantha Eggar as archeologists who uncover an ancient Etruscan burial ground in Italy. Soon, bizarre murders begin to occur and, after Cord becomes the top suspect, he tries to find the real killer. John Marley also stars. 103 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; photo gallery; biographies; film facts; more. 

Genesis II [DVD](1973) DVD
Conceived as a pilot for a TV series that never happened, this sci-fi tale from Gene Roddenberry centers on 20th-century NASA scientist Dylan Hunt (Alex Cord), awakened after decades of suspended animation to a post-apocalyptic world in conflict between two factions. As the peaceful members of the PAX try to convince Hunt to join them, the violent, mutated Tyranians wish to use his knowledge of nuclear technology to their advantage. Mariette Hartley, Ted Cassidy co-star. 74 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono. 

Chosen Survivors (1974)/The Earth Dies Screaming [DVD](1965) DVD
A group of people is picked by a computer to relocate to an underground bomb shelter for protection against an impending nuclear holocaust. But they’re soon faced with a new danger: A colony of vampire bats has made its way into the facility and won’t be stopped until they’ve drained every ounce of plasma from the “Chosen Survivors.” Jackie Cooper, Alex Cord, Richard Jaeckel, Diana Muldaur star. Then, an astronaut returns from a space mission to find the Earth overrun by alien robots who are turning corpses into an army of zombies, in “The Earth Dies Screaming.” Willard Parker, Virginia Field, Dennis Price star. 161 min. total on two discs. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French. 

Inn Of The Damned [DVD](1974) DVD
Don’t worry about clean towels, you won’t be around long enough to use them! In 1890s Australia, a lawman’s investigation leads him to a sinister hotel whose guests check in…and then vanish. Tony Bonner, Alex Cord, Michael Craig, and Judith Anderson star in this terrifying tale from Down Under. AKA: “House of the Western Dead.” 118 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. 

Fire! [DVD](1977) DVD
Executive-produced by Irwin Allen, this sizzling telefilm concerns convicts from an Oregon road gang who set a forest fire in order to cover their tracks. The act of arson has an unexpected impact on a variety of characters, including a lumber mill owner, a teacher on a class outing, a country doctor, and a troubled couple. Stars Ernest Borgnine, Vera Miles, Donna Mills, Lloyd Nolan, Neville Brand, and Patti Duke Astin. 97 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono. 

Grayeagle [DVD](1978) DVD
In the tradition of “The Searchers” comes this compelling western adventure about a hardscrabble mountain man (Ben Johnson) who sets out on a dangerous quest to track down and recover his daughter when she’s kidnapped by a Cheyenne brave. With Lana Wood, Iron Eyes Cody, Jack Elam, Alex Cord. 104 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English. 

Airwolf: The Movie [DVD](1984) DVD
In the feature-length pilot movie for the hit TV series, the deranged scientist who designed the high-tech helicopter betrays the U.S. and defects to Libya, taking his invention with him. Now, it’s up to pilot and Vietnam vet Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent) to steal it back. Ernest Borgnine, Alex Cord, Belinda Bauer also star. 97 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; featurette; photo gallery. 

Women In Prison Triple Feature [DVD] DVD
Sent to the “ironbar hotel” after accidentally killing a man, new inmate Linda Blair must cope with a perverted warden, sadistic guards, knife fights, race riots, and steamy hot showers. Sybil Danning, Tamara Dobson, Stella Stevens, and John Vernon also star in the jailhouse actioner “Chained Heat” (1983). Next, a visit to her soldier boyfriend in West Berlin turns into a nightmare for Blair, who is abducted by East German officials and taken to an Iron Curtain hellhole where she must cope with a lesbian warden, tough fellow inmate Sylvia Kristel, brutal interrogations, and hot steamy showers. “Red Heat” (1985) co-stars Sue Kiel, William Ostrander. Two-disc set also includes “Jungle Warriors.” 5 hrs. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; interviews; theatrical trailers.

Jungle Warriors [DVD](1984) DVD
There’s blazing action in the wilderness when an all-girl army fights for their lives against a South American drug kingpin. The drug lord has one ace in the hole, however, against the female fighting force–his sister is played by B-movie queen Sybil Danning! Paul L. Smith, Woody Strode, and Nina Van Pallandt also star in this exotic Mexican-German production. 96 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. 

Uninvited [DVD](1988) DVD
Miiidniiight, and the kitties are turning into ravenous, bloodthirsty mutants! And when one frightsome feline stows away on board a luxury yacht, the cruise quickly becomes a tour of terror. This im-puss-ibly scary tale stars George Kennedy, Alex Cord, Toni Hudson. 89 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. 

Hologram Man [DVD](1995) DVD
After a terrorist is captured by a rookie cop, he is imprisoned in “holographic stasis” and his consciousness is transferred into a computer. But when his gang tries to bust him out, the killer is transformed into a three-dimensional electrical entity and he begins another reign of terror. Can the police possibly stop him again? Joe Lara, Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Michael Nouri star. 96 min. Soundtrack: English. 



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