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1. The Pyjama Girl Case (1978)
Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
In Australia, a retired police inspector is called to duty to solve the murder case of a young woman whose partially burned body is found on the beach.
DVD: Blutiger Zahltag (german) (On Box "Giallo Collection Teil 2" / Koch Media)
2. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A man studies kung fu at the Shaolin Temple to fight back against the oppressive Manchu government.
DVD: 36 Kammern der Shaolin, Die (german) (MIB / Shaw Brothers Classics 4er DVD-Box)
3. The Inglorious Bastards (1978)
R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, War
In 1944 France, a group of escaped American military prisoners en route to Switzerland volunteers to steal a Nazi V2 rocket warhead for the Allies.
DVD: Ein Haufen Verwegener Hunde (german) (Koch Media)
4. Women Without Innocence (1978)
76 min | Mystery, Thriller
Margarita, the only witness of a brutal murder, has temporary amnesia due to shock. She's sent to a psychiatric clinic where a masked man rapes her and kills another woman. She must piece her memory back together before he returns.
DVD: Wicked Women (german) (on Box "Jess Franco Gold Collection" / Galileo Medien AG)
5. The Schoolteacher Goes to Boys' High (1978)
86 min | Comedy
Edwige Fenech stars in this Italian sex-comedy as the new teacher in all-boys Catholic school. All of the boys desire for the chance to "learn" more about their new teacher, but only 1 student gets the opportunity.
DVD: Flotte Teens und die neue Schulmieze (german) (MIG / Flotte Teens Limited Edition 2-Box)
6. Laserblast (1978)
PG | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A teenager stumbles upon an alien weapon, which transforms him into a grotesque killer.
Blu-Ray: Laserkill (german) (Wicked Vision / Full Moon Classic Selection Nr.09)
7. Tomorrow Never Comes (1978)
109 min | Crime, Drama
Coming back from an extended business trip, Frank discovers that his girlfriend Janie is now working at a new resort hotel where the owner has given her a permanent place to stay, as well ... See full summary »
DVD: Tomorrow Never Comes (engl.) (Substance)
8. The Toolbox Murders (1978)
R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A ski-masked maniac kills apartment complex tenants with the contents of a toolbox.
Blu-Ray: The Toolbox Murders (engl.) (88 Films / Classic Slasher Collection # 30)
9. Return from Witch Mountain (1978)
G | 95 min | Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Tia and Tony visit Los Angeles, but he's quickly kidnapped by an evil scientist, leaving her to desperately search for him.
DVD: Der Sieg Der Sternenkinder (german) (Abenteuer Klassiker / Walt Disney)
10. Tropical Inferno (1978)
Not Rated | 75 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Somewhere in the jungles of South America mercenaries stop a truck which has allegedly loaded fruit. The cargo turns out to be six young women. Apprehended and handed over to the custody of the local women's prison.
DVD: Women in Cellblock 9 (german) (on Box "Jess Franco Gold Collection" / Galileo Medien AG)
11. Emanuelle and the White Slave Trade (1978)
88 min | Drama
While attempting to interview an elusive gangster, photojournalist Emanuelle notices a man pushing a girl in a wheelchair through the airport. Later, in another country she sees the same ... See full summary »
DVD: Black Emanuelle In Afrika (german) (X-Rated / kleine Hartbox Cover B)
12. Silver Saddle (1978)
Not Rated | 98 min | Western, Action
Young boy who sees his father gunned down kills the assassin. Years later, he has grown up to be a successful bounty hunter who is feared by many. And then one day he discovers secrets to ... See full summary »
DVD: Silbersattel (german) (Koch Media Western Collection Nr. 14 aka Regenbogenreihe / Koch Media)
13. Deathsport (1978)
R | 82 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Futuristic Science Fiction about a sport to the death, using "destructocycles".
DVD: Deathsport (engl.) (on Double Feature "Roger Cormans Cult Classics" with "Battle Truck" / Shout! Factory)
14. Warlords of the Deep (1978)
PG | 96 min | Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Searching for the lost world of Atlantis, Prof. Aitken, his son Charles and Greg Collinson are betrayed by the crew of their expedition's ship, attracted by the fabulous treasures of ... See full summary »
DVD: Tauchfahrt des Grauens (german) (on Box "Jules Verne Box" / MIG / EuroVideo)
15. It Lives Again (1978)
R | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
An epidemic of mutant monster babies sweeps America.
DVD: It's Alive 2 - It Lives Again (german) (Warner Home Video)
16. Slave of the Cannibal God (1978)
99 min | Adventure, Horror
A girl and her brother fly to New Guinea to look for a lost expedition, led by her husband, which has vanished in the great jungle.
DVD: The Mountain of the Cannibal God (engl.) (Shameless #50)
17. Omen II: Damien (1978)
R | 107 min | Horror
Damien the Antichrist, now about to turn thirteen years old, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan. Meanwhile dark forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity.
Votes: 27,928 | Gross: $3.88M
DVD: Damien - Omen II (engl.) (20th Century Fox / The Omen Pentology-Box)
18. Convoy (1978)
PG | 110 min | Action, Drama
Truckers form a mile long "convoy" in support of a trucker's vendetta with an abusive sheriff...Based on the country song of same title by C.W. McCall.
Votes: 14,297 | Gross: $45.00M
DVD: Convoy (german) (Studiocanal)
19. Shaolin Handlock (1978)
R | 88 min | Action
As an expert of the 'Cross fists' technique, a reclusive kung fu master Li Pai perfects a lethal maneuver called the 'Shaolin Handlock' while an old wolf-in-sheep's-clothing friend Fang ... See full summary »
DVD: Todesgriff der Shaolin, Der (german) (Koch Media / Shaw Brothers Limited Edition No. 1)
20. The Comeback (1978)
R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A singer holes up at a sinister estate to write new songs for his act. The ghost of his murdered wife begins to haunt him, then the person who actually killed her shows up at the mansion.
DVD: Comeback, The (engl.) (in Box: The Pete Walker Collection / Anchor Bay)
21. The Wild Geese (1978)
R | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A British banker hires a group of British mercenaries to rescue a deposed African President from the hands of a corrupt African dictator.
DVD: Wildgänse kommen, Die (german) (Ascot Elite)
22. Good Guys Wear Black (1978)
PG | 95 min | Action
An ex-US Army commando must find the reason why his comrades from his unit are being systematically murdered before he is next.
Votes: 2,655 | Gross: $18.33M
DVD: Black Tiger (german) (on Box "Action Superstars Box" / MIG)
23. The Grapes of Death (1978)
R | 85 min | Horror
A young woman discovers that the pesticide being sprayed on vineyards is turning people into killer zombies.
DVD: Zombis geschändete Frauen (german) (Shock DVD Entertainment / Österreich)
24. Circle of Iron (1978)
R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A young martial artist embarks on an adventure, encountering other martial artists in battle until one day he meets an aging blind man who will show him the true meaning of martial arts and life.
DVD: Geheimnis des blinden Meisters, Das (german) (Savoy Film / Intergroove)
25. Piranha (1978)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.
Votes: 17,859 | Gross: $6.00M
Blu-Ray: Piranhas (german) (Koch Media Creature Feature #2)
26. The Squeeze (1978)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A retired safe cracker is recruited by a young conman to return to the "business" for a million dollar heist.
DVD: Squeeze, The (engl.)(Elstree Hill)
27. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Unrated | 127 min | Horror, Thriller
Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
Votes: 107,051 | Gross: $5.10M
DVD: Dawn Of The Dead (german) (Sunfilm, Marketing Film)
28. Five Deadly Venoms (1978)
R | 97 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
The final student of a dying martial arts master is instructed to locate the previous five students and defeat any evil ones among them.
DVD: Unbesiegbaren Fünf, Die (german) (MIB / Shaw Brothers Classics)
29. Brothers Till We Die (1978)
95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A hunchbacked gangster is betrayed by his gang during a robbery, and plots his revenge with the help of his no-good brother.
MediaBook: Die Kröte (german) (X Rated / X-Rated Eurocult Edition #36)
30. Halloween (1978)
R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.
Votes: 217,295 | Gross: $47.00M
DVD: John Carpenters Halloween - Die Nacht Des Grauens (german) (Carol Media)
31. Papaya: Love Goddess of the Cannibals (1978)
Not Rated | 86 min | Horror
A team of geologists attempt to remove a native cannibal population from an island to perform atomic research, but the cannibals' female leader disposes of them one by one by seduction.
DVD: Papaya: Love Goddess Of The Cannibals (engl.) (on Box "Sexploitation Triple Sinema Bill" / Shameless)
32. Invincible Shaolin (1978)
R | 98 min | Action, Drama
Three North Shaolin teachers (Lu Feng, Chang Sheng, and Sun Chien) are called on by the Manchus to teach their soldiers and are urged to challenge the current South Shaolin teachers. They ... See full summary »
DVD: Höllentor der Shaolin, Das (german) (MIB / Shaw Brothers Classics)
33. L'insegnante viene a casa (1978)
90 min | Comedy, Mystery
Luisa De Dominicus is a Milanese piano teacher who moves to Lucca to be with the man she loves: Ferdinando 'Bonci' Marinotti, a city councilman campaigning for mayor on a platform of moral ... See full synopsis »
DVD: Sexy Teens und die Hauslehrerin (german) (Sexy Teens Fan Box / Intergroove)
34. Starcrash (1978)
PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
An outlaw smuggler and her alien companion are recruited by the Emperor of the Galaxy to rescue his son and destroy a secret weapon by the evil Count Zarth Arn.
DVD: Star Crash (engl.) (Roger Corman's Cult Classics / Shout! Factory) (The film was originally made for American International Pictures but after seeing the final cut they declined to release it. Corman's New World Pictures stepped in instead.)
35. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
PG | 115 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
When seeds drift to earth from space, mysterious pods begin to grow and invade a small town, replicating the residents one body at a time.
Votes: 49,288 | Gross: $24.95M
DVD: Körperfresser kommen, Die (german) (20th Century Fox / MGM / Horror Cult Uncut #11)
36. Bloodstained Shadow (1978)
Not Rated | 109 min | Mystery, Thriller
The body of a schoolgirl is found in a meadow. The murderer is never caught, and years later; a young man named Stefano returns to the island and is reunited with his brother, the local priest.
37. Terror (1978)
R | 84 min | Horror
The descendants of a witch hunting family and their close friends are stalked and killed by a mysterious entity.
DVD: Terror (engl.) (The Norman J. Warren Collection / Anchor Bay)