Saturday, December 29, 2012

Altered States (1980)

Ken Russell's 1980 film Altered States was adapted from the only novel written by Paddy Chayefsky. Both the film and source novel reference/"borrow" John C. Lilly's research into sensory deprivation and the influence of psychoactive drugs on those involved while inside isolation tanks. Even though the film's special effects have not aged well and it tends to get bogged down in pretentiousness at times, some of the visuals are suitably hallucinatory. This was William Hurt's screen debut.

the trailer

the feature

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Point! (1971)

Presented below is the original 1971
version of Harry Nilsson's The Point! 
with Dustin Hoffman narration! 

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Best of Benny Hill (1974)

Since I was recently opining that it had been far too long since I'd watched a Benny Hill episode, presented below is The Best of Benny Hill (1974). It's a compilation of sketches from the 1969-1973 seasons of the Thames Television show.

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Repulsion - 1987 - Flint, MI

Rare footage of the legendary, proto-grindcore band Repulsion from November 1987 performing at The Fallout Room, in the basement of the Capitol Theatre in Flint, Michigan.

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Killdozer (1974) US tv movie

Filmed in 1974 for U.S. television, Killdozer was based on a 1944 Theodore Sturgeon short story and was also adapted in comic book form by Marvel Comics that same year. Familiar faces such as Clint Walker, Neville Brand, and Robert Urich populate the small work crew; who are beginning the construction of an airstrip on an African island. A strange meteor causes much mayhem for the crew.

Presented below is the movie that also provided a name for a noisy favorite Wisconsin band.

Thanks to TelevisionBritish for posting.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Battle Beyond The Sun / Nebo zovyot (1960)

Roger Corman purchased the Soviet created sci-fi flick Nebo zovyot,
renamed it Battle Beyond The Sun, and hired young buck
Francis Ford Coppola to film some additional scenes for it's
English language version. Most notable is the "climatic" melee
between two alien creatures, each of which crudely resembles
male and female genitals. Good times at the drive-in!

Phantasm (1979)

  Don Coscarelli's 
Phantasm (1979)