Monday, February 28, 2011

Rutger Hauer with a shutgun



Arghh, check this trailer out! It's for the new upcoming movie HOBO WITH A SHUTGUN and it stars ol'e serial killer psycho (from the original THE HITCHER) Rutger Hauer! It looks pretty fucken awesome. At first I thought the poster looked like one of those fake ones, LOL. It seems it's genuine enough alright.

Thanks to Rammy who posted about it on Uncut.dk forum.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Eddie Romero's THE WOMAN HUNT (Philippines, 1972) - trailer

aka ESCAPE (UK)



This is the rare trailer for Eddie Romero's THE WOMAN HUNT. It's not on DVD but I have an awesome Danish ex-rental VHS of it. Big thanks to Diabolik who sent it to me as a nice gift, and uploaded the trailer when I asked about it (even tho the nudity in said trailer may get him booted from YT if any PC dickheads flag it down!!).

Satanic Crystals - laserdisc!!!



Wauw!!! Big congrats to the Cinehound member in Canada who just got hold of this awesome laserdisc release of SATANIC CRYSTALS! I'm sure it blows my German DVD outta the water!!! O_O

Please send it to me. Thanks.

LOL

Friday, February 25, 2011

Loos of the World, episode 67

Helena Mikas (aka Miss Vixen) is a slightly eccentric (in a good way) British woman who lives in Berlin. I've never met Miss Vixen and she doesn't watch psychotronic cinema (and I'm not quite sure where the "Miss Vixen" comes from, I don't think it's to do with what you might think) but her blog is fun (altho rather neglected these days). Here's a video from her visit to the loo (it's not what you might think).

More awesome Danish ex-rentals!



This week I bought a pile of ex-rental (and a few sell-thru) tapes from a collector on Uncut.dk forum. They're of course all cool tapes but these three are by far the ones I'm most happy about. I might even say overly stricken by joy! xD xD xD

The top tape is one of my favourite blaxploitation flicks, J.D's REVENGE about this black gangster dude who comes back from the dead to seek revenge. I already have a fine DVD release but I much neeeeded this über rare tape when I saw it was up for grabs!!



- and this tape is also an old blaxploitaion classic, Fred Williamson's HELL UP IN HARLEM! I already have the film on a video tape from Holland but... do I need to repeat myself (LMAO)... this is overly, überly, flabbergastically, rare and I had to have it! Simply haaad to.



- the last one is without a doubt thee most rare of thees taespe... mouth... won't wrok... aarghhh... this tape is so rare it's like finding an ice cold can of 7UP in the dessert!!! Not only is this release mega rare on it's own but this is a Video2000 release!!! I'm 300% convinced this is the only copy left in this world!!! Arrrgh.

Oh, did I forget to mention which film it is, haha. It's Bobby A. Suarez' DEVIL'S THREE starring Marrie Lee. It's a kind of sequel to THEY CALL HER CLEOPATRA WONG.

Many thanks to Maratonman for this awesome trade!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Reeling them in! (the rare Dutch ex-rentals, that is!)

Ahh, here are scans of four tapes I won last night at an auction over on Cinehound. The three top tapes are Japanese monster movies! And yes, I can get them on DVD and no, they don't hold the usual ex-rental collector value to me since I only collect Danish tapes (unless it's something I can't get anywhere else).

SUPER MONSTER (International title) aka Gamera Super Monster (US TV)


So why these tapes? Well, 10 years ago I use to have a catalogue from a shop called Cult Corner in Amsterdam lying around! Cult Corner had this truly amazing VHS catalogue of what they described as "500 uncut films"! Now, they didn't actually have 500 but they did have TONS of titles and I kept looking thru that catalogue again and again, drooling away. The problem was that I didn't have too much money at the time (kinda like now) and the tapes were quite expensive. Plus it was a pain in the arse to order from other countries as we didn't have the internet, online shopping, or PayPal!! Back then I only got hold of very few of these tapes so when I saw that Peter (aka Petcor80) had some of the tapes up for auction I immediately felt the same urge to own them. Can I get them on DVD? Fuck off! That's not what this is about, haha.

The fourth tape is THE EXECUTIONER, PART 2 which is the un-official sequel to THE EXTERMINATOR (which actually has an official sequel!). I already have the UK tape but I'm told it's missing two scenes so needless to say I hope this Dutch tape is gonna be fully uncut!


TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA


Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (UK) aka Godzilla Versus the Sea Monster (USA)


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ol'e Drac gets a bathtub... I mean Bafta



He'll spit in your face if you mention Dracula to him but, hey, he's still the best Dracula there ever was in my opinion! DRACULA from 1931 may be the version every scholar agrees to is the "real" Dracula film but to me it's Hammer Horror's HORROR OF DRACULA (which actually, originally is also just called DRACULA in the UK). The other day he received the BAFTA prize for having made a lot of awesomely cool films for a real long time (altho they phrased it differently). I taped the show but haven't bothered to watch it yet but one segment I made sure to watch is Christopher Lee's speech and now by the wonders of YouTube you can all watch it. :D



PS: Please don't send hate-mail; Calling Lee Hammer studio's finest was just for the headline. Needless to say he's rivalled in every way by Peter Cushing but mentioning that would have made for a crappy headline!


Four Flies on Grey Velvet on dvd from AWE



Whoah, big piece of news there! AWE will be releasing Argento's FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET (which ran in the Danish cinemas as Fire Fluer) in the second part of this year.

Very cool! Good on ya, AWE!! The big question is of course: Where did they buy the rights from? Dario Argento (who owns the world rights for outside the US) or MYR who released the reg. 1 bootleg (yes, it's a bootleg). I certainly hope they're getting it from Dario who would be able to provide them with an uncut print. The MYR disc is missing 40 seconds and reportedly has problems with the various dubs. I hate buying cut prints so I haven't even bought the MYR disc (I have the German boot).




Rated PG!!!??? O_O


Monday, February 21, 2011

End of the World...

...or at least the end of Jared Auner's WORLDWEIRD blog! Well, maaaybe. A couple of days ago Jared announced that Worldweird will go into hibernation for a while and maybe return at some stage. Or maybe not. Unfortunately, on my five year travel thru space (i.e. Cyberspace) I've come across many a barren world (i.e. blog) that was left behind with a "Will be back soon" note stuck to the door. But they never did come back. They just disappeared into some unknown hell-hole to seek... well, whatever it is you seek in unknown hell-holes. Boo-hoo. I certainly hope not that our good buddy Jared ("our" is not a royal our but our as in "we, the world-weird movie fans") is one of the few that understand and treasure these films. Unfortunately there aren't many of us left (were there ever that many anyway?). Anyway, Jared, I'll try and keep the flame burning here at the "Worldweird rip-off blog" with my feeble attempts at delivering some useful info for the handful of enthusiastic world-weird aficionados out there. Or if not useful info then at least some bad jokes, hearsay, or blatant lies about my own greatness. See ya around, Jared.

*Come back, Shane!*

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Riddle me this, Batman: What's better than Killdozer?

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...it's TWO Killdozers, of course!!! *loud insane laughter*

This is a video from the legendary (lol) horror movie KILLDOZER and the soundtrack is by the awesome band Killdozer. And no it's not a real video but a fan video (but then again it's not a real Killdozer track either but a cover version of, well, you figure it out! LOL).

Satanic Crystals (Hong Kong, 1989)

SATANIC CRYSTALS!!! I've known about this movie for yrs but it wasn't till tonight I finally got to see it. "Wild" is probably the best way to describe it. Action galore and too many gory shoot-outs to mention (almost John Woo territory here, altho less stylistic, of course). The plot was... well, it was probably well detailed but it seems the director dropped 10-12 pages in the river, haha.

The print was half letterboxed, looked like a vhs, and the English dub was muffled. I checked the German dub and the sound was way better. Some of the dialogue was completely different, LMAO. The extras were a trailer for the film + a trailer for the Joseph Lai butchered version of CANNIBAL MERCENARY (which I spit on! [the Joseph Lai version that is, not the original film cos that fucken rules!!]).


Friday, February 18, 2011

No, but the effect is great!

Viivi & Wagner


My friend Kurt (aka Member-X) in Finland sent me the above comic strip cos he knows I suffer from bad migraines. Woo-hoo, finally a way out of this insane hell, haha. Click the scan to see it blown up (pun intended, LOL).

If you don't read Finnish here's Kurt's translation:

- Terrible migraine!!
- The blood vessels are expanging, that's why it hurts. Have a nitro (pill)!
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- Does it help?
- No, but the effect is great!
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-!!????!
- The nitro makes the blood vessels expand even more. It feels like your head is exploding.



Viivi & Wagner

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Blonde Fury enroute to this here blogger. xD



Niice! I just scooped up the way OOP Fortune Star DVD of THE BLONDE FURY (aka Female Reporter, dir. by Corey Yuen, HK, 1989) from eBay (it's the real HK DVD I'll be getting, not the Tai Seng "release" from the US. Release in quotation marks cos all they did was to slap on a sticker with their logo onto the case it seems, LOL). The only version in print and easy to get at the moment is the re-released FS VCD. I must admit I haven't actually watched any of Cynthia Rothrock's American films but her old HK flicks from the "Girls who kick ass and look cute" genre sure are good fun! My favourite is (needless to say) YES, MADAM! (aka In the Line of Duty 2) with Michelle Khan.

Here's the original trailer, the picture quality isn't all that good but stick with it anyway!




enroute

Sunday, February 13, 2011

So I'm watching this German flick 'bout a messed up teen chick...

...who's 15, her mum killed herself, her dad can't see her cos she tried to make him fuck her (my German is a little wobbly here so maybe it was the other way round??), she lives with her drunk aunt (who dies in a seizure halfway thru) and then in one scene she walks out the door from some house and we get this looong scene of her walking... and the music playing is...

LARRY AND THE BLUE NOTES doing the ORIGINAL version of "NIGHT OF THE SADIST" from BACK FROM THE GRAVE CD VOLUME 4!!!!!

How utterly awesome is that! The film is TORPEDO (from 2008) and the film's director (Helene Hegemann) is a 16 year old chick!!! Arrhh, off to a great start I'd say. Kool flick, Kool teen chick (in one scene she just walks round on the street with blood in her face to look more ragged, haha), and even kooler toon by these way kool kats from 1965!!! More info here if you read German.



Hmm, and of course "torpedo" is old slang for a hitman. xD

Last House on the Left 3 Disc Ultimate Edition



I received this cool 3 disc DVD release of THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT from CDWOW in Hong Kong today. Altho I bought it from HK the release is from the UK and in fact this is the first ever uncut UK release of the film. Apart from it being a cool release it's also no less awesome that I paid £3.14 for the box including postage!!! That's about 5 dollars! Niiice.

Hmm, it reminds me... the house I grew up in thru out my entire childhood was actually... the last house on the left. My dad still lives there. He has tools. Saws. Chain... saws.O_O

Disc 1

* Feature Commentary by writer/director Wes Craven and Producer Sean S.Cunningham
* 2nd Feature Commentary by stars David Hess, Marc Sheffler and Fred Lincoln
* 'Celluloid Crime Of The Century' making of… documentary (40 mins)
* 'Scoring Last House…' featurette with David Hess 'Krug Conquers England' charting the theatrical tour of the first ever UNCUT screening of the film in the UK
* 20 mins of outtakes and dailies
* US theatrical trailer
* TV spots
* Radio spots


Disc 2

* 'Krug & Company': rare COMPLETE ALTERNATE CUT of the film
* EXCLUSIVE interview with Carl Daft of Exploited Films, who took the BBFC to courts over the film's banned status
* WORLD EXCLUSIVE never before seen footage only recently discovered.


Disc 3

* "Going To Pieces: The Rise & Fall Of The Slasher Film" feature length documentary on the 'slasher' film phenomenon that followed "Last House…"
* Filmmakers' commentary
* Deleted scenes
* Horror film quiz


The film is presented in anamorphic widescreen with English DD2.0 Stereo sound.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Japanese mess that is the DEMONS sequels

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Here's a list of the Japanese VHS "sequels" to the first two Italian DEMONS films, DEMONS and DEMONS 2. Needless to say, they're sequels in name only.


DEMONS 3: LA CHIESA/The Church (Michele Soavi)

DEMONS 4: LA SETTA/The Sect/The Devil's Daugther (Michele Soavi)

DEMONS 5: MASCHERA DEL DEMONIO (the LAMBERTO Bava film!)

Demons 6: IL GATTO NERO (Luigi Cozzi)

DEMONS '95: DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE

DEMONS 2009: THE DEATH FACTORY


Notice:
Tread carefully when you walk on that ice-thin surface that is the IMDb. A lot (A LOT!!) of their info is obviously written by monkeys that have been taught computer skills.
No, the Japanese title for IL GATTO NERO isn't Demons 6: Armagedon on the video cover, it's Demons 6: De Profundis. And no, MASCHERA DEL DEMONIO has certainly never been released ANYWHERE as "Black Sunday". Someone who obviously ought to be on strong medication "cleverly" figured that since it's the alternative title for MARIO Bava's film MASCHERA DEL DEMONIO it would probably also be the alternative title for the LAMBERTO Bava film of the same Italian title. Of course it's not! DUH!!!


Thanks to Jayson of Basement of Ghoulish Decadence for some of the info.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Best ever pop song on a Tuesday





Gee, it's been almost 30 years since I last saw these two DIE KRUPPS videos!! Check them both out! I thought they would have thrown in the towel a long time ago but today I got an email from Kulturbolaget information saying they'll be playing (with Nitzer Ebb) in Malmø in April.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

As the girl said to the soldier...



Here's a sound test from 1929 for Alfred Hitchcock's BLACKMAIL. Hitchcock is being his old cheeky self and the babe is Anny Ondra who played the lead in the film.

Ondra was from Czechoslovakia and spoke English well but had an accent so in the film she was dubbed by someone else. Or should I say in the talkie version of the film she was dubbed!

BLACKMAIL was originally prepared as a silent movie but this was shortly after the invention of the talking film (1927) so the studio decided to make it a talking picture instead. However, since many theatres still hadn't bought equipment to play sound films with the film was released as both a silent and a talkie.

I haven't watched either of the two (but needless to say I want to) but various web sites state the original silent version is the better film. Both versions are available on DVD (in Germany and Spain). Check the two clips underneath; they're of the same same scene but from the two different versions. They both contain quite a bit of footage not found in the other edit.

Film wise I prefer the silent version but music wise I prefer the sound version. The cling-clong music in the silent one rips my nerves to threads! It's juuust terrible if you ask me. However, the damn birds in the sound version are a pain too. Hmm, maybe I shouldn't watch this film after all. :/ LOL.

And Anny Ondra is so cute! :D



Saturday, February 5, 2011

It's suddenly a sad, sad, sad day. :-(

Tura Satana has passed away. For the official website go here.



Tura in action in the film that John Waters called "the best film ever made". Yeah, I agree. And Tura was the coolest chick ever in that film. RIP.

More Something Weird goodies



I'm getting a couple more DVDs from Something Weird Video in the US; the first one is the Filipino flick WONDER WOMEN from 1973.

Karate-chopping sex kittens! Organ transplants! Zombie sex slaves! Monster Mutants! Go-go boots! SID HAIG! Wonder Women! Yup, here's one of our Philippine faves, a wild and sexy shot-in-Manila grindhouse gem from the Seventies that plays like a live-action sci-fi comic book complete with a title that should've been a disco hit.

Fourteen of the world's top male athletes are shot with hypos, stuffed into coffins, and shipped to the Philippines by the lethal Linda (MARIA ARAGON, also in Love Me Like I Do, who should've had a bigger career than she did), and her beautiful-but deadly glamour girls -- who trade their mini-skirts for mourning attire in order to accompany the "bodies." When one of their targets is a famous jai-alai player with a hefty insurance policy, Lloyds of London hires ex-cop, ex-CIA, and all-around-tough-guy-stud Mike Harber (ROSS HAGEN, who also produced ) to investigate. With the aid of giggling cab driver VIC DIAZ (who's apparently in every Filipino film made in the Seventies), "the indestructible Mr. Harber" battles Won Ton Charlie's motorcycle assassins, then is seduced by Linda who kicks the crap out of him in his hotel room before the violence spills out into the streets of Manila where passerby stare, get startled, and even chase after her!

Mike eventually arrives at the island fortress of Dr. Tsu (NANCY KWAN, a looooong way from Flower Drum Song and The World Of Suzie Wong), a Su-Muru-style mad scientist "a hundred years ahead of her time," who's selling black-market organs and protected by an all-girl army. The missing athletes are there too, in comas and garbed in Saran Wrap, where they're used as unwilling organ donors and as sex robots fo Linda and her squad of killer cuties. Also on hand is Tsu's happy-go-lucky business partner Gregorious (the great Sid Haig of Spider Baby); a millionaire geezer eager to have his old brain put into "the body of a healthy, young, virile, athlete"; and a handful of hilarious motley monsters dubbed "Dr. Tsu's Freaks" which include a former basketball player whose exposed brain has a flashing light atop it. But the operation on the old coot goes bad, Linda is scheduled for "a complete dissection," and the monsters go on a killing spree...

Plus: brief titty; slow-motion cockfights; a killer kid; two quick cameos by MARILYN JOI; big bald BRUNO PUNSALAN (a fixture in Blood Island films); Dr. Tsu's "brain sex" machine; and the classic line: "Hands off, bitch, he's mine!"

Similar in many ways to Franco's equally goofy The Girl From Rio -- there's obviously more than one futuristic city populated entirely by shapely young centerfolds -- Wonder Women isn't exactly the sort of tongue-in-cheek entertainment one expects from ROBERT VINCENT O'NEIL, the director of such grim sex-noirs as The Psycho Lover and Blood Mania. In fact, Wonder Women is so fast, funny, and fetishistic, you'll barely notice it's rated PG>
From a 35mm print pumped full of anti rejection serum.
-- Cadet Happy



Product Details

SKU: 3298
Weight: 0.25 lbs
Format: DVD-R
Year: 1973
Color: Color
Starring: Nancy Kwan
Co-starring: Ross Hagen
Other cast: Maria de Aragon, Sid Haig, Vic Diaz
Directed by: Robert Vincent O'Neil
Produced by: Untamed Video




- and the second one is COPENHAGEN CALL-GIRLS aka Villa Vennely which I've wanted to get for ages! The problem is it's pretty difficult to order film thru their site as SWV don't accept credit-card payment from outside of the US. Anyway, I'm getting it now and woo-hoo for that! My friend Kristian R, who's a second generation Dane in the US, tells me SWV's 35mm print looks better than the old Danish ex-rental tape. One site wrongly stated the SWV print is dubbed into English. This isn't true at all, the print is in Danish and carries the old, original English language cinema subs.


What a strange little number this one is. Made during the days when Copenhagen was synonymous with sexual liberation, Copenhagen Call Girls (aka Villa Vennely: Home of Copenhagen Call Girls and Call Girls of Copenhagen) exudes a bizarre, almost exotic, mixture of grimy black & white sexploitation and Benny Hill-style humor. Much of the action takes place at the Villa Vennely, a good old-fashioned house of ill-repute (which, despite its grandiose-sounding name, is really little more than a house). Apart from working there, the girls also make the Villa their home, with every need tended to by the clumsy, overweight butler Basse, who washes (and buys) their underwear, falls off the roof while trying to fix the television antenna, and keeps his booze hidden inside the vacuum cleaner (!). He also delivers a tall, fresh glass of “white poison” to the girls each morning: milk with a dash of speed added to ensure the girls are adequately energized for the day’s activities (“We can’t have you getting lazy!”). Although the groovy-looking Harry appears to be in control of the place, it’s really his overbearing mother who rules the roost, bellowing commands on the phone to her son and accusing the employees of dipping their fingers into the profits. At night, the Villa comes alive with seedy activity as all the regulars pile in looking for some relief after a hard day at the office. Apart from the obvious female company, the clients of Villa Vennely also indulge in some dancing, stag-movie watching, and poker playing (some shady card dealing allows Harry to win back all his drug-buying money). In order to beef up the threadbare storyline, director/co-writer POUL NYRUP (who also helmed Days of Sin and Nights of Nymphomania in 1963) throws a couple of sub plots into the stew, including one about a working girl who’s strung out on pills, and a surprisingly genuine plea for the legalization of prostitution. But the highlight of Copenhagen Call Girls is without a doubt the groovy, inspired surf-guitar score provided by an obscure group of Beatles-wannabes calling themselves THE SHARKS who appear as themselves in one scene, playing to a crowd of about ten at a restaurant called the Moulin Rouge and mugging maniacally for the camera. Almost running non-stop throughout the length of the film, the music sounds so Californian and seems so out of place -- especially on this original Dutch-language print which comes with English subtitles -- that, within the context of this crazy piece of softcore skin, it actually seems to make sense. (It would also make a very cool CD!) From a 35mm on-their-backs print. #3823 -- John Harrison, The Graveyard Tramp


Product Details

SKU: 3823
Weight: 0.20 lbs
Format: DVD-R
Year: 1966
Color: B&W
Starring: Finn Anderson
Co-starring: Caren Birgith
Other cast: erik Chris
Directed by: Paul Nyrop


Obviously, the print isn't in "Dutch" but Danish and "Paul Nyrop" is really called Poul Nyrup. And the film is from 1964, not '66. :D

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Wasp Woman - the director's cut



I ordered Roger Corman's THE WASP WOMAN last night. The version I'm getting is from Something Weird Video and this should be interesting! Now, there are a whole bucketful of different releases out there but according to the info on their site all other versions are of the TV print which has extra footage to make the film longer. This 35mm print is Corman's the original cinema version, i.e. the director's cut.

Here’s a surprisingly rare version of an otherwise commonly available title. Contradiction? Nope, because virtually all other copies of The Wasp Woman are from 16mm TV prints with footage added to pad out its relatively short running time. This, however, is the original theatrical version – from a crisp 35mm print – which is, essentially, ROGER CORMAN’s director’s cut.

Though Janice Starling founded a multi-million dollar cosmetics firm on her youthful looks, she’s now 40 years old and showing her age: “Not even Janice Starling can remain a glamour girl forever.” At least not until an odd little scientist named Professor Zinthrop shows up claiming that he can restore her youth and “stimulate the process of rejuvenation through the use of enzymes extracted from wasps.” Sterling’s staff think Dr. Z’s a quack, but after Janice sees what the doc’s formula does to guinea pigs, she tells him that “Janice Starling will be your next guinea pig!” However, in an effort to speed up the process, Janice sneaks into the doc’s lab at night and injects herself with extra doses of the wasp formula. Virtually overnight she looks like she’s 22 again. Unfortunately, she also periodically buzzes around the office sporting an insect head and fuzzy hands on her otherwise sexy body, killing and, apparently, eating her staff....

The first film Corman directed for The Filmgroup, his pre-New World distribution company, The Wasp Woman is a typically cheap but nonetheless enjoyably goofy Fifties-style B-monster movie, originally double-billed with The Beast from Haunted Cave back in ’59. Corman has produced so much direct-to-video dreck in recent years that one almost forgets what an intelligent director he was and how good even his most thread-bare quickies are. The Wasp Woman may be predictable and, plotwise, downright dumb, but it’s nevertheless sure fun to sit through. Corman was also smart enough to populate his casts with good and interesting actors, and The Wasp Woman has a bunch of them, including the underrated BARBOURA MORRIS (The Trip’s lady in the laundromat) as Janice’s secretary; The Mighty Gorga’s ANTHONY EISLEY (back when he was billed as “Fred”) as the nominal hero; FRANK GERSTLE (Monstrosity) as a private eye; a bit by BRUNO VE SOTA (Daughter of Horror) as a doomed nightwatchman; and cameos by MARK WOLFF (The Lickerish Quartet) who delivers a mattress; and Roger himself as a doctor.

But what really makes The Wasp Woman work is the great SUSAN CABOT -- veteran of such Corman mini-epics as Sorority Girl (’57), Carnival Rock, The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent, Machine Gun Kelly, and War of the Satellites (all ’58) – equally believable as both the 22 and 40-year-old Janice. As talented as she was short, Miss Cabot retired from acting soon after The Wasp Woman was released, but made tragic headlines in 1986 when she was bludgeoned to death by her son, Timothy. In a gruesome bit of irony, he blamed the killing on an experimental hormone he was taking.... -- Watson Pritchard



Product Details

SKU: 34846
Weight: 0.25 lbs
Format: DVD-R
Year: 1959
Color: B&W
Starring: Susan Cabot
Co-starring: Anthony Eisley
Other cast: Barboura Morris, William Roerick
Directed by: Roger Corman

Come to papa my li'l silver angels...



Ahhhh, check dis baby out! I finally won this Taiwan beauty!! It's Cheung Chi-Chiu's DEADLY SILVER ANGELS from 1984. There's NO dvd release of this film. It's out on an English dubbed fullscreen video somewhere (in the US I think), I already have a DVD-R of that version from some bootlegger. HOWEVER, this Japanese VHS presents the film in it's original, complete letterboxed format! Arrrrhh, sooo good. I've tried to get hold of this tape for a long time but I've only seen it on eBay once before (in 2009). At that auction I placed 60 bucks on it, leaned back and whispered "mine". Yeah, well, it went for 166 dollars. O_O If the person who won it back then is reading this I'm sure he'll be happy on my behalf; I was the only bidder and so I got it at the starting bid, $41 (or maybe he won't be so jolly, LOL). Well, that's how it is at auctions, what goes for big bucks today might go for a lot less tomorrow, and visa-versa. Check the YouTube clip from the film below. I believe it's from the same Japanese VHS version.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Midnite Movies that became... ordinary. O_O



Wauw, what a fucking discovery! It's just dawned on me that out of the 16 titles in MGM's Midnite Movies line four of them were VHS only releases! [check the complete list here] When MGM released them on DVD they changed the covers to ordinary MGM covers. I have absolutely no idea as to why they did that! The four titles are PAJAMA PARTY, FROGS, BURN WITCH BURN, and A BUCKET OF BLOOD. So if you've been looking for those on DVD there's your reason as to why you still haven't found them. LOL. Such informative and important information you get on this blog, ay! Yeah!! Now we can finally go and live happy lives like real people again (I'm sure this has been bugging you for years!).




PS: and I just ordered the DVD version of FROGS from Amazon UK. The DVD was £1.15!!! That's just under two dollars. The postage was slightly more expensive than the DVD, haha. I already have the film on an old video tape. It's such a horror masterpiece. xD


And one more that I missed initially as it's not on my original list at all! Thanks to Jayson for the info: