Monday, November 26, 2012

Navajo Joe (1966)

I've been a committed fan of spaghetti westerns ever since attending a 3-D, theatrical showing of late entry Comin' at Ya! (1981) during it's initial run. Among the many genre films I've viewed since then, the Euro-westerns from Sergio Corbucci stand out and Navajo Joe (1966) is no exception.

The film provided Burt Reynolds with an early motion picture role as the title character. He alone survives after his people are massacred by a violent and sadistic group of bandits, lead by Duncan, and he seeks to extract an equally bloody revenge on the killers. There's more to the plot involving a train robbery and treachery among Duncan and his uneasy partner, the duplicitous Dr. Chester Lynne.

Adding to the film's qualities is a typically excellent soundtrack by Ennio Morricone. Also notable is the sultry Nicoletta Machiavelli's first appearance in a spaghetti western.

Both the trailer and feature are included below.

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DEVO - 1978 - Paris

1978 - Paris

Too Much Paranoias
Uncontrollable Urge
Jocko Homo
Smart Patrol
Gut Feeling
Come Back Jonee
Red Eye Express
The Words Get Stuck In My Throat

Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Wanderers (1979)

First viewed The Wanderers (1979) when it was shown on cable during the early eighties. This allowed for plentiful viewings as it made the rotation of the channels and I dug the film's fascinating world of American Graffiti (1973) meets The Warriors (1979).

Director Philip Kaufman (Invasion of the Body Snatchers '78,  The Right Stuff  '83,  Henry & June '90, among others) adapted from Richard Price's 1974 novel, an interesting read as well. The film showcases a gang of high schoolers from the North Bronx in 1963 and the multitude of fellow gangs they encounter. The sets and locations are vivid and well shot, reflecting the time period quite effectively. Much like The Warriors (1979) this film showcases an interesting collection of gangs, such as: the Italian Wanderers of the title, the all black Del Bombers, the proto skinheads called the Fordham Baldies, the all Chinese Wongs, and the all Irish Ducky Boys, who are the largest and most violently crazy of the Bronx gangs. Against this backdrop, the main character and lead Wanderer Richie deals with increasing stress from a shotgun marriage with a mobsters daughter.

The casting is impressive. Ken Wahl stars as Richie, in what may be his finest role. Karen Allen plays Nina, a beatnik/hippie who catches Richie's eye and helps open up a world beyond the Bronx to him. Other standouts include: Linda Manz, Toni Kalem, Dolph Sweet, Ken Foree, Alan Rosenberg, and the enormous Erland van Lidth, as Terror, the leader of the Baldies. He followed this role with Stir Crazy (1980), as the unforgettable Grossberger.

If you are curious for a viewing of The Wanderers (1979), both the trailer and feature are presented below...

the trailer

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the feature

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

In Search Of: The End of the World

 In Search Of...  
The End of the World  

Originally broadcast on 30 April 1981, 
this was Episode 22, from Season 5 of this 
"gone but not forgotten" review of weirdness, 
hosted by Leonard Nimoy. 

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and many other In Search Of episodes.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Motörhead - 1985 - The Birthday Party

Motörhead's 26 June 1985, 10th anniversary show at the 
Hammersmith Odeon in London, England. 
During the performance of "Motörhead" 
all of the past members 
and Thin Lizzy bassist Phil Lynott 
join the band onstage.
  1. "Iron Fist" (Eddie Clarke, Lemmy, Phil Taylor)
  2. "Stay Clean" (Clarke, Lemmy, Taylor)
  3. "The Hammer" (Clarke, Lemmy, Taylor)
  4. "Metropolis" (Clarke, Lemmy, Taylor)
  5. "Mean Machine" (Würzel, Phil Campbell, Pete Gill, Lemmy)
  6. "On the Road" (Würzel, Campbell, Gill, Lemmy)
  7. "Killed by Death" (Würzel, Campbell, Gill, Lemmy)
  8. "Ace of Spades" (Clarke, Lemmy, Taylor)
  9. "Steal Your Face" (Würzel, Campbell, Gill, Lemmy)
  10. "Nothing Up My Sleeve" (Würzel, Campbell, Gill, Lemmy)
  11. "(We Are) The Road Crew" (Clarke, Lemmy, Taylor)
  12. "Bite the Bullet" (Clarke, Lemmy, Taylor)
  13. "The Chase Is Better Than the Catch" (Clarke, Lemmy, Taylor)
  14. "No Class" (Clarke, Lemmy, Taylor) with Wendy O. Williams
  15. "Overkill" (Clarke, Lemmy, Taylor)
  16. "Bomber" (Clarke, Lemmy, Taylor)
  17. "Motorhead" (Lemmy)

Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981)

Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981) 

Presented below is director Sharad Patel's 
"historical" exploitation film concerning the 
brutal, violent, and supremely odd world of 
Ugandan dictator Idi "Big Daddy Number 1" Amin. 

Curious to note that this is the only movie Patel directed, but a few 
years later he began producing films. His first as executive 
producer was the early Tom Hanks vehicle Bachelor Party in 1984.

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Napalm Death - 1988 - Germany

Napalm Death
Burladingen, Germany
19 December 1988

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Dead Kennedys - 1985 - Washington, DC

Dead Kennedys
WUST Radio Music Hall - Washington DC, 1985

1.Nazi Punks Fuck Off
2.Hell Nation
3.Goons of Hazard
4.This Could Be Anywhere
5.Gone With My Wind
6.When You Get Drafted
7.Soup is Good Food
8.Chemical Warfare
9.A Growing Boy Needs His Lunch
10.Forest Fire
11.Triumph of the Swill
12.MTV Get Off the Air(with trumpet!)
14.Bl­eed For Me~encore:Stars and Stripes of Corruption

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