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Occult and Evil in the Horrors of Vietnam

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Written by Vietnam historian Peter Alan Lloyd,  M.I.A. A Greater Evil   is a thrilling horror film that touches on the conspiracy theories and notions surrounding the Vietnam War—those that suggest nearly 2,000 POWs were lost and kept captive in the jungles of Vietnam.  M.I.A.  deals with one of the great conspiracy theories of the 20th century, detailing the unknowns and the uncomfortable truths. In M.I.A. A Greater Evil, a group of American college students embark on an expedition in search of gold throughout the war-torn jungles of Vietnam. The college students (Valerie Bentson, Sarah Ball, and Mark Matula) are joined by their Geology professor in search of gold along a river in Vietnam.  With past stories of French gold miners finding riches within the waters, their intrigue is not deterred by rapids, detoured routes, or talk of the War and its ominous presence over the area. But their dreams of riches quickly unravel when an unintended detour leaves the group

TheArchive's Archivist: Harry Eskin Discovers Ted Danson/Kim Cattrall Pilot

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One of the most exciting experiences for a motion picture archivist is to discover a movie or TV show that audiences haven’t seen in a long time, or have never seen at all, and to make that discovery newly available to viewers. At TheArchive , one title that gave us archivists that exhilarating opportunity for discovery is the early 1980s TV show  Tucker’s Witch . And what better time than Halloween to roll it out.... Tucker’s Witch  aired for only one season, from 1982 to 1983. The show is about a married couple, Amanda and Rick Tucker, played by Catherine Hicks and Tim Matheson, who run a detective agency, with the notable twist that Amanda is a witch who uses her psychic powers to help solve the crimes. The first episode of the show features a young Ted Danson as the villain, a serial killer. That episode aired only six days after audiences saw Danson in a very different role, on the premiere episode of  Cheers , the show that made him a household name. There is an interesting prod
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Beyond the Mask: American Independence

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With July 4 th falling on a Saturday, parties would normally be off the charts around the country. But this weekend, for so many reasons, celebrations may be more subdued. Celebrating our nation's independence will be a right and privilege each person here in the states can exercise and t his particular writer will be home with his family revisiting a popular TheArchive movie, BEYOND THE MASK . I thought it ironic given this Covid-19 time, that a film celebrating American independence would have such an apt title.    Beyond the Mask , in beautiful 4K, is an action-packed adventure romance set in 1776 during the turmoil of the Revolutionary war, bringing history to life in a story filled with liberty, freedom, and faith. Based on true events, the film features action, battles, and suspense, leading up to the historic signing of the Declaration of Independence. Andrew Cheney stars as William Reynolds, Kara Kilmer as Charlotte Holloway, Alan

TheArchive: Streaming Free 4K Movies and Shows

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TheArchive  channel is dedicated to aficionados and lovers of story, craft, and silver screen fun – streaming rare, retro, and 4K restored films and classic TV.     From indies and series, to Oscar winning documentaries, unearthed MOWs, and a killer horror library,  TheArchive  delivers forgotten, never-before-seen gems for free.  Marilyn ,  Karloff , and Orson Welles  live alongside  Reese ,  Keanu , and  Samuel L. Jackson .  Find true stories of  Queen ,  Hendrix , and  Sinatra , an  LGBTQ  library,  MLK bios , and  world history  docs.  TheArchive  has the movies and shows you either saw, should’ve seen, or should be watching now! TheArchive.tv

Streaking in Sports? No Harm. No Foul.

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When streaking becomes professional, does that mean it’s serious business or just for laughs?  Can't it be both? TheArchive decided to undress this conceit. Streaking rose to popularity in the early 1970s, as disruption to sporting events to demonstrate rebellion.  As the phenomenon grew in prominence across live sporting events, security and event handlers would do their best to diffuse the situation and discourage the daring and baring.  But alas, the streaking continued. Providing a sense of comedic flare to the otherwise tension-filled dynamic of the game, spectators seem to enjoy  both and have come to expect if not demand some nude diversion during the big game. In STREAKER , our favorite streaker movie we've acquired yet, t his Swiss film spotlights the high stakes competitive world of streaking; money and pride are on the line, and bets are placed to see who can stay on the field the longest.   And there's nudity

Jaws with Claws?!?!

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Grizzly. Enough said.  Just watch now.  Streaming for free.  In 4K.  Free 4K. But if you need more persuasion, just have a look at the esteemed list of  Academy Award winners and nominees involved in this film ( started from the bottom ): Film Editing by  Bub Asman (two wins, six nominations) Location Sound by  John Asman (one Oscar, four Emmy wins and 14 nominations!) Cinematography by William Asman  ( how many Asman's are on this thing?  no Oscars but his brother Bub won two and his brother John won one) Sound Effects Editor Fred Brown (one nomination for Rambo II) Re-recording Mixer Jay Harding (two nominations) Orchestrator Jack Hayes (two nominations) Re-recording Mixer Don MacDougall (two wins, five nominations - did Star Wars and Close Encounters of Third Kind) Re-recording Mixer John Reitz (one win for The Matrix and six nominations) Make Up Artist Gene Witham (was on the Oscar nominated make up team on the original Planet