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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.

Director: Flavio Mogherini | Stars: Ray Milland, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Michele Placido, Mel Ferrer

Votes: 836

EA: 12.01.1978

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.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Chia-Hui Liu, Lieh Lo, Chia Yung Liu, Norman Chu

Votes: 13,808

EA: 02.02.1978

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.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Bo Svenson, Peter Hooten, Fred Williamson, Michael Pergolani

Votes: 8,614

EA: 08.02.1978

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.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Lina Romay, Michael Maien, Muriel Montossé, Esther Studer

Votes: 248

EA: 09.02.1978

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.

Director: Mariano Laurenti | Stars: Edwige Fenech, Renzo Montagnani, Alvaro Vitali, Leo Colonna

Votes: 288

EA: 01.03.1978

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.

Director: Michael Rae | Stars: Kim Milford, Cheryl Smith, Gianni Russo, Ron Masak

Votes: 5,477

EA: 01.03.1978

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 »

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Oliver Reed, Susan George, Raymond Burr, John Ireland

Votes: 542

EA: 02.03.1978

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.

Director: Dennis Donnelly | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Pamelyn Ferdin, Wesley Eure, Nicolas Beauvy

Votes: 3,191

EA: 03.03.1978

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

51 Metascore

Tia and Tony visit Los Angeles, but he's quickly kidnapped by an evil scientist, leaving her to desperately search for him.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Bette Davis, Christopher Lee, Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann

Votes: 4,204

EA: 10.03.1978

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.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Karine Gambier, Howard Vernon, Susan Hemingway, Aida Gouveia

Votes: 659

EA: 17.03.1978

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 »

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Laura Gemser, Ely Galleani, Gabriele Tinti, Venantino Venantini

Votes: 441

EA: 20.04.1978

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 »

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Sven Valsecchi, Ettore Manni, Gianni De Luigi

Votes: 544

EA: 20.04.1978

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".

Directors: Allan Arkush, Nicholas Niciphor, Roger Corman | Stars: David Carradine, Claudia Jennings, Richard Lynch, William Smithers

Votes: 1,391

EA: 30.04.1978

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 »

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Doug McClure, Peter Gilmore, Shane Rimmer, Lea Brodie

Votes: 1,826

EA: 05.05.1978

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.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Frederic Forrest, Kathleen Lloyd, John P. Ryan, John Marley

Votes: 1,946

EA: 10.05.1978

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.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Ursula Andress, Stacy Keach, Claudio Cassinelli, Antonio Marsina

Votes: 3,597

EA: 25.05.1978

DVD: The Mountain of the Cannibal God (engl.) (Shameless #50)

17. Omen II: Damien (1978)

R | 107 min | Horror

45 Metascore

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.

Directors: Don Taylor, Mike Hodges | Stars: William Holden, Lee Grant, Jonathan Scott-Taylor, Robert Foxworth

Votes: 27,928 | Gross: $3.88M

EA: 05.06.1978

DVD: Damien - Omen II (engl.) (20th Century Fox / The Omen Pentology-Box)

18. Convoy (1978)

PG | 110 min | Action, Drama

47 Metascore

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.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine, Burt Young

Votes: 14,297 | Gross: $45.00M

EA: 10.06.1978

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 »

Director: Meng Hua Ho | Stars: David Chiang, Ping Chen, Michael Wai-Man Chan, Lieh Lo

Votes: 228

EA: 10.06.1978

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.

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Jack Jones, Pamela Stephenson, David Doyle, Bill Owen

Votes: 807

EA: 16.06.1978

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.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Hardy Krüger

Votes: 11,094

EA: 28.06.1978

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.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Chuck Norris, Anne Archer, James Franciscus, Lloyd Haynes

Votes: 2,655 | Gross: $18.33M

EA: 30.06.1978

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.

Director: Jean Rollin | Stars: Marie-Georges Pascal, Félix Marten, Serge Marquand, Mirella Rancelot

Votes: 2,001

EA: 05.07.1978

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.

Director: Richard Moore | Stars: David Carradine, Jeff Cooper, Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 2,055

EA: 25.07.1978

DVD: Geheimnis des blinden Meisters, Das (german) (Savoy Film / Intergroove)

25. Piranha (1978)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

71 Metascore

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 17,859 | Gross: $6.00M

EA: 03.08.1978

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.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Karen Black, Edward Albert, Lionel Stander

Votes: 334

EA: 03.08.1978

DVD: Squeeze, The (engl.)(Elstree Hill)

27. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Unrated | 127 min | Horror, Thriller

71 Metascore

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.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross

Votes: 107,051 | Gross: $5.10M

EA: 01.09.1978

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.

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Sheng Chiang, Chien Sun, Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok, Meng Lo

Votes: 5,917

EA: 12.08.1978

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.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Tomas Milian, Pino Colizzi, Isa Danieli, Sal Borgese

Votes: 512

EA: 18.08.1978

MediaBook: Die Kröte (german) (X Rated / X-Rated Eurocult Edition #36)

30. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

81 Metascore

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.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Votes: 217,295 | Gross: $47.00M

EA: 25.10.1978

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.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Melissa Chimenti, Sirpa Lane, Maurice Poli, Dakar

Votes: 500

EA: 16.11.1978

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 »

Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: Feng Lu, Sheng Chiang, Chien Sun, Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok

Votes: 916

EA: 19.11.1978

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 »

Director: Michele Massimo Tarantini | Stars: Edwige Fenech, Renzo Montagnani, Alvaro Vitali, Marco Gelardini

Votes: 279

EA: 28.11.1978

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.

Director: Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Caroline Munro, Christopher Plummer, David Hasselhoff

Votes: 5,821

EA: 21.12.1978

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

75 Metascore

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.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 49,288 | Gross: $24.95M

EA: 22.12.1978

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.

Director: Antonio Bido | Stars: Lino Capolicchio, Stefania Casini, Craig Hill, Massimo Serato

Votes: 1,317

EA: 31.12.1978

Blu-Ray: (engl.)

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.

Director: Norman J. Warren | Stars: John Nolan, Carolyn Courage, James Aubrey, Sarah Keller

Votes: 1,095

EA: 31.12.1978

DVD: Terror (engl.) (The Norman J. Warren Collection / Anchor Bay)



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