Monday, January 28, 2013

Liquid Sky (1982)

Liquid Sky is an oddity of independent film created by Russian transplant Slava Tsukerman in 1982 after moving to New York City. Aliens have landed on a drug dealer's roof and are eagerly observing the situation when they discover that chemicals given off by humans during sex are an even more potent drug than heroin, so people start disappearing. Anne Carlisle performs dual roles as both Margaret and Jimmy adding to the overall odd tone of the movie.

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The Killing of America (1982)

The Killing of America is a disturbing look at the gun related violence in the U.S. throughout the years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy up until the early 1980s. The footage is unflinching, consisting of uncensored news footage of riots, serial killers, and more related violent darkness. The films's narration was written by Leonard (brother of Paul) Schrader and his wife Chieko Schrader.

Former member of Paul Revere and the Raiders Mark Lindsay contributes a somewhat ominous and propulsive electronic score for the film which is similar to music he helped create for the U.S. version of Shogun Assassin.

An interesting side note, according to the trivia listing for the movie "the film has never been released, distributed, televised nor made available for sale in the USA."

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Deadly Spawn (1983)

Written and directed by Douglas McKeown, The Deadly Spawn aka Return of the Aliens: The Deadly Spawn (1983) has always been a favorite of mine since I first checked it out on vhs back in the mid 80s. Fangoria magazine had done several articles highlighting the film, so I immediately snagged it for an evenings rental when I located a copy in a local video store.

The special effects in this tale of alien invasion are quite well done considering the low budget of this filmed in New Jersey independent feature. According to trivia for the film, the enthusiasm and quality of the production garnered enough attention that Paramount almost selected it for theatrical distribution.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Joysticks (1983)

Prolific exploitation director Greydon Clark (Black Shampoo 1976, Satan's Cheerleaders 1977, Without Warning 1980, Final Justice 1985, among others) took personal inspiration from the sight of young folks waiting to enter a video arcade and in 1983 he directed the video game themed comedy Joysticks

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Man of the East (1972)

Man of the East (1972)
aka E poi lo chiamarono il magnifico

Written and directed by Enzo Barboni, Man of the East is a thoroughly entertaining comedic Euro-western. Much location filming was completed in Plitvice, Yugoslavia.

Terence Hill stars as an East Coast dandy lad who moves to his father's Wild West homestead at the request of his will. This fish out of water has three of his deceased Papa's rough and tumble pals to help navigate around spots such as the saloon and the wilderness. Although the story and characters have no connection, this film is sometimes described as a third in the Trinity series, but only shares a director/writer and a leading man.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Sin in the Suburbs (1964)

Joe Sarno was a pioneer and prolific purveyour of sexploitation and adult films. Sin in the Suburbs (1964) is an early standout in the genre of "adult" films. It presents a more intelligent and less a "nudie" film than initial appearance might indicate.

The story includes a teenage daughter who discovers her mother is having an affair and a salacious suburban sex club. While the film lavishes on period kitschy furnishings and decor, the sex club scenes bring Eyes Wide Shut to mind. Also notable is the effective editing.

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