A Vincent Price six pack has made its way to Blu-Ray. The set features some of the actor’s most iconic roles, along with at least one surprise inclusion. It is by no means a complete collection, as it concentrates primarily on the late actor’s work with Roger Corman and AIP (since most of these movies . . . → Read More: THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION (2013 BLU-RAY)
The Intruder (1962) is a film that Roger Corman, star William Shatner , writer Charles Beaumont (who penned numerous Twilight Zone episodes) and a cast of relative unknowns can put atop their resumes. Predictably, Corman’s most progressive endeavor was his only commercial flop. The Intruder can also lay a considerable claim to being Corman’s best . . . → Read More: ROGER CORMAN’S THE INTRUDER (1962)
The Roger Corman cult favorite Bucket of Blood (1959) was ahead of its time, literally pioneering the phrase “supplemental feature.” Having finished A Bucket of Blood ahead of schedule, Corman fashioned his supplemental material in a second cult favorite feature, Little Shop of Horrors (1960), shot on an old Charlie Chaplin set. As a producer, . . . → Read More: ROGER CORMAN’S A BUCKET OF BLOOD (1959)
Roger Corman‘s The Terror has been in public domain for half of forever. The result, predictably, has been a plethora of DVD prints, ranging from wretched to execrable. It is a legendary film that his its equal share of fans and detractors. The Terror marks the only time Boris Karloff actually “starred” in a film . . . → Read More: ROGER CORMAN’S THE TERROR (1963)
DIRECTED BY: Mark Hartley
FEATURING: Roger Corman, Eddie Romero, Sid Haig, Pete Tombs, Jack Hill, Joe Dante, John Landis, Marlene Clark, Judy Brown, R. Lee Ermey, Danny Peary, Dick Miller
PLOT: Documentary covering exploitation films made in the Philippines in the 1970s and 1980s,
both by Filipinos and by American companies looking for cheap . . . → Read More: CAPSULE: MACHETE MAIDENS UNLEASHED! (2010)
This post was written in contemplation of the Juxtaposition Blogathon at Pussy Goes Grrr.
In 2008 documentarian Mark Hartley scored an unanticipated film festival hit with Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!, an examination of obscure Australian exploitation movies of the 70s and 80s. (Striking while the iron was hot, Hartley . . . → Read More: DOCUMENTARY DOUBLE FEATURE: NIGHTMARES IN RED, WHITE AND BLUE (2009)/AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE (2010)
DIRECTED BY: None credited
FEATURING: Roger Corman, Joe Dante, Guillermo del Toro, Ernest Dickerson, Mick Garris, Jack Hill, Larry Karaszewski, Lloyd Kaufman, Mary Lambert, John Landis, Josh Olson, Michael Peyser, Brian Trenchard Smith
PLOT: Industry professionals deliver commentaries on twenty movies as their trailers play.
WHY IT WON’T MAKE THE LIST: In itself it’s . . . → Read More: CAPSULE: TRAILERS FROM HELL!, VOL. 2 (2011) (WITH THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS)
DIRECTED BY: Roger Corman
FEATURING: Jonathan Haze, Mel Welles, Jackie Joseph, Dick Miller, Jack Nicholson, Charles B. Griffith
PLOT: Mild-mannered delivery boy Seymour breeds a new plant in an attempt to impress
his boss and the sexy cashier at his flower shop; the talking mutant Venus flytrap grows to extraordinary size, but only . . . → Read More: CAPSULE: THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1960)
As part of our continuing effort to restore all the posts lost in the Great Server Crash of 2010, we’re reprinting this column from Alfred Eaker’s Fringe Cinema, originally published on Sep. 23, 2010.
Several years ago European avant-garde composer Pierre Boulez dismissed the cranky, experimental music of American composer Charles “take your dissonance . . . → Read More: THE SHOOTING (1967): AMERICAN-STYLED DISSONANCE
DIRECTED BY: Paul Bartel
FEATURING: David Carradine, Simone Griffeth, Sylvester Stallone, Mary Woronov
PLOT: In the year 2000, five racers competing in the annual Transcontinental Road Race
must reckon with terrorists, government cover-ups, and each other in their rush to New Los Angeles. WHY IT WON’T MAKE THE LIST: Although it has some moments . . . → Read More: CAPSULE: DEATH RACE 2000 (1975)