We begin with two of the cheesier, more notorious titles in horror history. Both were made on the extra cheap; both are western/horror hybrids, both feature legendary real life outlaws clashing with famous monsters and both are absolute crap.
While the year carried on in fairly ordinary fashion, it can be said, without much in the way of exaggeration that they closed the year out with a bang.
Hepburn won an Oscar here (she practically begs for it in every bloody scene she's in) but O'Toole is equally good (the scenes where they go at it are simply awesome as they devour whatever scenery is nearby). Anthony Hopkins and Timothy Dalton are also good in their supporting roles as the future King Richard the Lionheart and King Philip of France, respectively.
This was truly the pinnacle for the company as far as critical success goes. The end of the decade and the 70's would bring on some interesting changes. But that is a story for another day. Stay tuned...