Friday, October 28, 2011

The Brain (1988)

Directed by Ed Hunt

Starring Tom Bresnahan, Cynthia Preston and David Gale


Final Exam (1981)

Directed by Jimmy Huston

Starring Cecile Bagdadi, Joel S. Rice and DeAnna Robbins


Friday, October 14, 2011

Rituals (1977)

Directed by Peter Carter

Starring Hal Holbrook, Lawrence Dane, Gary Reineke and Robin Gammell


Some Random Vintage Ads For Your Enjoyment

"Stop Pay TV 70's"

"Tab Cola For Beautiful People 1982"

"Tommy Burst Detective Set 60's"

"Kentucky Fried Chicken - Plump Young Broilers 1969"

"Good Job Handsome - Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk 70's"

"Spiderman's Webs Are Catch Webs 1980"

"Pizza Hut, Pizza To Go 1983"

"Burger King - Extra Ketchup 70's"

"Rolling Stones Steel Wheels Tour 1989"

"McDonald's - Growing Up 1978"

"Milky The Marvellous Milking Cow 70's"

"Michael Jackson Pepsi Generation 80's"

"Hostess And Kids Go Together 1976"

"Is The Problem Contagious? Atari 1981"

1983 JVC VCR ad

The Slayer (1982)

Watch The Entire Movie Here!

Directed by J.S. Cardone

Starring Sarah Kendall, Frederick Flynn and Carol Kottenbrook


Death Valley (1982)

Watch The Entire Movie Here!

Directed by Dick Richards

Starring Paul Le Mat, Catherine Hicks and Wilford Brimley


Madman (1982)

Directed by Joe Giannone

Starring Gaylen Ross (aka Alexis Dubin!), Tony Fish, Harriet Bass and Seth Jones


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Massacre Mafia Style aka The Executioner (1978)

Directed by Duke Mitchell

Starring Duke Mitchell, Vic Caesar and Lorenzo Dodo


My Letterboxd Review:

One of my favourite films. I've seen this three times now and it just gets better for me. Duke Mitchell is so sincere and charismatic, yet this movie plays on any level you want. It works as a (sorta) straight crime film. It works as a piece of exploitation. It works as a comedy. The opening scene is a wild piece of cinema as Mitchell and his buddy just cut through an entire office building killing everyone, but find themselves getting emotional and gentle when they run into a kid in an elevator. The whole movie does this juxtaposition so well - pure exploitive violence and sleaze mixed with this sincere attempt to say something about Italians, Catholics and family. Duke also kisses everyone on the lips - his father, friends, women, men, children. He also sings the majority of the songs, directs and narrates the film. It's a hell of a performance overall.

And when Duke gets on a rant, it's epic. "When you go to sleep I want you to sleep with one eye open. 'Cause I'm gonna choke you. I'm gonna choke your mother, I'm gonna choke your father, I'm gonna choke your fucking kids! You understand me? I'm gonna go to the fucking phone book and look up your last name. Everyone who has your last name is gonna get choked too."

Gone with the Pope (1976 - 2010)

**NOTE: This film was in an incomplete stage after Duke Mitchell passed away in 1981. It was re-discovered by Grindhouse Releasing and was edited together by Bob Murawski and Sage Stallone who completed their cut in 2009, to be distributed in 2010.

Directed by Duke Mitchell

Starring Duke Mitchell and Lorenzo Dardado


The Entity (1982)

Directed by Sidney J. Furie

Starring Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver and David Labiosa