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From Cleopatra Wong to Cosa Nostra Asia

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Hot off directing Cleopatra Wong and Cosa Nostra Asia, 1970s Filipino exploitation director Bobby Suarez then brought us into Manila's criminal underworld with... Devil's Three . When an underworld kingpin's daughter is kidnapped by his own men, he calls in Singapore secret agent Cleopatra Wong, a beautiful karate queen who rounds up her team that includes a 300+ pound psychic named Madame Rotunda and a flamboyant ex-cop.  If the synopsis didn't hook you, we're not sure what will. Perhaps this unnamed reviewer may pique your interest with their review, " Devil's Three  may be the very definition of entertainingly-bad. It’s not unintentionally funny because it’s a dubbed, low-budget action movie; it’s intentionally jokey – I’m also guessing that Suarez knew how the dubbing would turn out – and only just misses the mark at being family friendly." And there's more, "The fight scenes are rather lackadaisically-choreographed – in some scenes you ca

The Switch Features Story of Disabled Motorcyclist

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Among so many genres and eras,  TheArchive  also features inclusive content spotlighting a diverse group of underrepresented people. From autism to the deaf community and even those physically disabled, our content seeks to lift marginalized voices. In  The Switch , Larry McAfee is paralyzed from the neck down following a motorcycle accident, and gradually loses the will to live until he befriends a talk radio DJ and changes both their lives.  Bobby Roth (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hawaii-Five-0, Grey's Anatomy) directs Gary Cole, Craig T. Nelson, and Beverly D'Angelo. Stream The Switch and more on  TheArchive  now.                      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

Parole For Another Monster?

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TheArchive  has learned that the monster responsible for the 1970s heinous Chowchilla kidnapping of a bus full of children, who went on to bury them all alive, has been put up for parole. And his other two accomplices are already free men. Is this our criminal justice system at work? He’s been denied 17 times and now for some reason he’s been deemed suitable for release. Mind you the three accomplices planned far in advance of this unspeakable act even determining the perfect amount of ransom to demand.  26 children fell victim to these heinous perpetrators all free to roam the streets again. TheArchive  happens to be streaming Vanished Without a Trace , the movie based on these unbelievable events. Karl Malden puts in a powerful performance as the bus driver who attempts to thwart the plan and save the kids. Stream this wild true story and many others only on  TheArchive . TheArchive  channel is dedicated to aficionados and lovers of story, craft, and silver screen fun – streaming rar

From After the Silence to Academy Award Winning CODA: Deaf Characters and their Cinematic Representation

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Written by Multicom's Nicole Bajorek (artwork by Nicole Bajorek) This post was originally published on (2/15/21) and updated on (3/27/22) . CODA has won Best Picture tonight at the 94th annual Academy Awards, a a historic win for the Deaf community. Deaf characters and actors have long been underrepresented, stereotyped, and ignored in the history of cinema and television. A majority of the few deaf characters featured or included in movies and shows were often played by hearing actors (usually with no ties to the Deaf community), and painted as highly-dependent beings. A deaf character was also often dismissed by the majority of (hearing) characters, and regarded as slow-minded and gullible.   While I cannot speak for deaf people, as a #CODA (acronym for Child of Deaf Adults), I’ve grown up among the Deaf community and have experienced, understood, admired, and respected Deaf culture firsthand. My mother was born deaf, while my father became deaf at the age of three due to tubercu

Uncovering Russian Disinformation

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We don't have all the answers but we do have the content that explores the many aspects of what we are currently experiencing. And it is serious. In Shootdown - a chillingly bleak cautionary tale based on a true story - Angela Lansbury is trying to get answers and refers to the fact that, getting information or rather the truth from the then Soviets, was nearly impossible. Lansbury plays the mother of one of the victims of Korean Airlines Flight 007, which was shot down while flying over the Soviet Union in 1983, and is desperately searching for answers regarding the tragedy. When tensions arise and a mystery ensues, and the Russians are behind it, Lansbury's character stops at nothing to get answers.   In the vein of Russian disinformation and propaganda, we also uncovered the Dean Stockwell narrated Phenomenon : a series that examines governments, corporations, and religious groups that have secretly wielded vast power by suppressing critical data or spreading disinformation

Justine and Jason Bateman Take the Lead

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As we continue to feature our weekly remake spotlight we are pleased to announce that we just published the Jason Batemen and Justine Bateman drama Can You Feel Me Dancing . Fresh off her lauded directorial debut with "Violet" and her latest book "Brave," both exploring social issues and norms, we found it interesting that even in her earlier creative days, Bateman gravitated to material that lifted up underrepresented people. In "Dancing," Justine Bateman plays a headstrong 19-year-old who refuses to be held back by her blindness, and when she feels penned in by her overprotective family including her brother (played by Jason Bateman), she fights and dances her way to independence. Just like in the Academy Award winning Scent of a Woman, Can You Feel Me Dancing tells a beautiful story of blindness and its power to transform other's expectations amidst the struggle for self efficacy and acceptance. The Batemans handle the subject matter with aplomb whi

Family Beef on Thanksgiving

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TheArchive could go buck wild or whole hog this Thanksgiving, but instead we're going to take the bull by the horns and serve up some good ole family dysfunction (and gore) with... Buzzard Hollow Beef .  Be careful who has you for dinner... Here's to a Cannibal Thanksgiving like no other! Whether you're celebrating Thanksgiving in America or going about your daily routine the world over, this creative carnivorous carnival could be candy for the curious.  It's one tasty holiday horror movie you'll want to binge. The beef-themed thriller (apparently that's a genre and since it's free, and streaming in HD, don't judge) tells the story of Jordan Vollmer, a recently divorced single-mother heading home to her family for the Thanksgiving holiday in the mysterious town of Buzzard Hollow.  When the family and friends begin experiencing vivid hallucinations after eating locally sourced beef of the not so grass fed organic variety, they suspect the town farmers of

Family is "Unforgettable"

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As we gear up for the holidays we wanted to share two family stories worth streaming. So grab some hot cocoa, curl up on the couch with your loved ones, and start with Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story . Follow Natalie Cole and the  legacy of her father the late great Nat King Cole whose absence fueled her triumph over drug addiction, paved a path to resilience, and the duet that reignited a remarkable comeback. The legendary Robert Townsend directed the true story. In Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge , Ashley Judd, narrates the true story of the illustrious Judd family. Starting with Naomi's struggles as a single mother in 1960s in Kentucky, we follow the trio of Judds as they fight to achieve their dreams. Along the path to musical stardom for Naomi and Wynona, they're faced with struggles and familial tensions all the while tracking Ashley's battles with isolation and loneliness, feeling like an outsider. The family drama stars Kathleen York, Viveka

James Woods is Vietnam Veteran Vice Admiral James Stockdale

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This Veteran's Day,  TheArchive  is proud to present In Love and War ,  the true story of Vice Admiral James Stockdale (James Woods who was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance), a high-ranking naval officer with the distinction of being the longest held POW in Vietnam; and his wife Sybil Stockdale (Jane Alexander) co-founder of the National League of Families, a nonprofit organization that worked on behalf of American Vietnam-era Missing in Action and Prisoner of War Families. Shot down during his third tour, he was held as a prisoner of war in Hanoi for over seven years, tortured 15 times, put in leg irons for two years, and in solitary for four. Stockdale was the only three-star officer in the Navy history to receive aviator wings and the Medal of Honor. He also had two Purple Hearts.  In addition to being a highly regarded war hero, he was later known for being Ross Perot's running mate.  The screenplay was based on the book In Love and War: The Story of a Fami