Sidewinder’s View: Corrupt (1983), AKA Order Of Death/Copkiller

Corrupt / Order Of Death / Copkiller was a (mostly) blind purchase that turned out to be very satisfying. Definitely worth a repeat viewing.

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Sidewinder’s View: Blake Edwards’ The Pink Panther Film Collection Starring Peter Sellers (Blu-Ray Box Set)

I don't regret buying the Blu-ray set, but I think I have a clearer idea why Shout Select chose to sell the series as a combo set instead of individually. The series has a few turkeys which showcase comedic sensibilities that honestly haven't aged very well over the past thirty-to-fifty-plus years.

Sidewinder’s View: The Valachi Papers (1972) [SPOILERS]

The character of Joe Valachi was a big part of what kept me from enjoying the film. As a mobster, Valachi's not very successful. He's just a boss's driver, with a pair of legit side businesses, kind of passive and, ultimately, boring. He's not clever. He's not charismatic. He often comes across as bizarrely naive, at times, almost child-like.