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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Completed Collection: Icons of Adventure

This four movie set presents two pirate movies and two "Yellow Peril"-type thrillers made by good old Hammer Films in the 1960s and distributed in the United States by Columbia Pictures. Each is a lot fun, with "The Stranglers of Bombay" and "The Devil-ship Pirates" being down-right excellent. Even the bonus features (previews, a funky animated short, and the first chapter of the "Adventures of Captain Kidd" matinee serial are worth checking out.)

Christopher Lee fans will be particularly interested in this set, as he stars in three out of the four movies.

Click on the titles to read full reviews at the Cinema Steve blogs, and click on the link at the bottom of this post for more information on the set in general.

Icons of Adventure: 7/10 Stars Overall Rating
The Devil-ship Pirates: 7/10
Pirates of Blood River: 7/10
The Stranglers of Bombay: 7/10
The Terror of the Tongs: 6/10


  1. Only $11 huh? Sounds like a decent deal for a 7/10 rated movie. Thank you!

  2. If you pick up the set, come back and let me know how you liked it!