So long, Billy Jack

Actor Tom Laughlin, director/writer/star of the cult Billy Jack films of the 1970s has died at age 82.
Laughlin's Billy Jack character was a heroic Native American ex-Army Green Beret who used his karate skills to fight racism and oppression.

The second of the series -- titled "Billy Jack" -- was a low-budget independent film that became a box-office blockbuster in 1971. Laughlin's vigilante character defends a counterculture "Freedom School" from townspeople who harass and discriminate against the Native American students.

The film was criticized by those who saw its central theme as a message that violence was an answer to injustice.

For sale: 1966 Batman utility belt!

Available via Mattel's collector site, Matty Collector, is a 1966 replica Batman utility belt. Handy, but it'll set you back $125.

No joke… if you’re going to vanquish villains and save Gotham City, you’ll need a groovy utility belt just like the one worn by Batman™ in the 1960s television series!

Created with Warner Bros. Entertainment and designed to fit adults, the 43” belt is authentically styled and includes four pouches that open from the bottom, just like they did on the show. It also features four opening tubes and a 12” blue plastic Batarang that folds up neatly to slide right into one of the pouches for hands-free crime fighting.

Season's greetings from Pepsi-Cola!

Music new releases Dec. 17, 2013: King Crimson; Everly Brothers; Doctor Who, more!

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USA (40th Anniversary Edition) CD + DVD by King Crimson

Songs Our Daddy Taught Us / Songs Our Daddy Learned by the Everly Brothers

Soul In Harmony - Vocal Groups 1967-1977

Piccadilly Sunshine Part Sixteen: British

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection

DVD and Blu-ray new releases Dec. 17, 2013: The Lone Ranger; Elysium; Justified season 4; Indiana Jones; Mod Squad, more!

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The Lone Ranger


Justified: The Complete Fourth Season

Indiana Jones & Raiders of the Lost Ark [Blu-ray]

The Mod Squad Season Five Volume One

Indiana Jones & Last Crusade [Blu-ray]

Indiana Jones & Temple of Doom [Blu-ray]

The Whip and The Body: Kino Classics Remastered Edition

The Blue Angel: Kino Classics 2-Disc Ultimate Edition