Jan 182022

Through the Decades 1970s is an 11 film collection that includes a variety of movies, mostly catalogs from Columbia Pictures, of a variety of genres starring Barbra Streisand, Ingrid Bergman, Warren Beatty, Sean Connery, Sidney Poitier, Jack Palance, Jack Nicholson, Charles Bronson and others.



Through the Decades 1970s: 11 Film Collection

Genre(s): Various
Mill Creek Entertainment| NR – 1091 min. – $39.98 | January 25, 2022

Date Published: 01/18/2022 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Hal Ashby (The Last Detail), Richard Brooks (Dollars), John Frankenheimer (The Horsemen), Stephen Frears (Gumshoe), James Goldstone (Brother John), Guy Green (A Walk in the Spring Rain), Ted Kotcheff (Fun With Dick and Jane), Sidney Lumet (The Anderson Tapes), Herbert Ross (The Owl and the Pussycat), Michael Winner (The Stone Killer), Peter Yates (For Pete’s Sake)

Cast: Warren Beatty, Ingrid Bergman, Charles Bronson, Dylan Cannon, Sean Connery, Albert Finney, Jane Fonda, Goldie Hawn, Ed McMahon, Jack Nicholson, Jack Palance, Sidney Poitier, Randy Quaid, Anthony Quinn, Barbra Streisand, George Segal, Omar Sharif

Features: None
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: DVD
Number of Discs: 4

Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen
Subtitles: None
Region(s): 1



The Owl and the Pussycat (1970) – A stuffy author enters into an explosive relationship with his neighbor, a foul-mouthed, freewheeling prostitute.

A Walk in The Spring Rain (1970) – The Merediths move to an isolated farm. Mrs. Meredith and the neighbor Will Cade become friends and anticipate becoming lovers.

$ (Dollars) (1970) – A bank security expert plots with a call girl to rob three safety deposit boxes containing $1.5 million in cash belonging to three very different criminals from a high-tech security bank in Hamburg, Germany.

The Anderson Tapes (1971) – After Duke Anderson is released from prison after ten years for taking the rap for a scion of a Mafia family, he cashes in a debt of honor with the mob to bankroll a caper.

Brother John (1971) – A man who returns to his hometown for a funeral may have a much larger purpose in life than those around him can see.

The Horsemen (1971) – Drama depicting rural life in contemporary Afghanistan and the Afghani people’s love for an ancient traditional sport similar to horseback polo.

Gumshoe (1971) – Nightclub comedian Eddie Ginley puts an ad in the paper as a private eye. The case he gets turns out to be a strange setup and as he digs to the bottom of it his life starts falling apart.

The Last Detail (1973) – Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison, but decide to show him one last good time along the way.

The Stone Killer (1973) – A top New York detective is sent to Los Angeles where he must solve a case involving an old Sicilian Mafia family feud.

For Pete’s Sake (1974) – A housewife tries to finance her cab-driving husband’s education.

Fun With Dick and Jane (1977) – When an upwardly mobile couple find themselves unemployed and in debt, they turn to armed robbery in desperation.



These 12 films are spread across 4 discs and housed in a standard DVD case, with two discs on each side overlapping one another.


VIDEO – 3/5, AUDIO – 3/5

Mill Creek Entertainment releases these films onto DVD and with 11 spread across four discs you’re going to get some compression, as such they may not look great but acceptable enough, though I believe a few of these received Blu-rays in the past. Each movie comes with a Dolby Digital 2.0 track, perfectly fine but of course limited, however dialogue did come across with good clarity. Still, at a low price and if you’re not bothered by any of these issues, it might be a fine pick-up.

 01/18/2022  DVD Reviews, DVD Rundown, Quick Hit Reviews Tagged with:

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