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03-17-10, 01:21 AM

The First Annual B-Movie/Exploitation/Drive-In Movie Challenge!!

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April 1 - May 1, 2010

100 Movies in 31 Days.

This thread is for lists only.
For discussion, go to the discussion thread here (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/570157-first-annual-b-movie-exploitation-drive-movie-challenge-discussion-thread.html).

Please number your lists. Also, put a link to your list in your signature.

Goal is 100 movies or as many as you want to watch.
There are three Wild Cards for non-conforming material.
Trailer compilations (like the 42nd Street Forever series and Something Weird compilations)
count as a feature.

Prizes. We have five copies of The Last Horror Film thanks to Troma (http://www.troma.com). Categories are to be determined.

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For extra fun, try to complete the optional checklist. Also, try to keep a running tally in your lists of "before they were famous" appearances.

Official Checklist: (put in spoiler tags on your list)

For more descriptive definitions checkout http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploitation_film and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-movie

If a category is listed as "Optional", it does not need to be
filled to "complete" the checklist. There are 10 free spots you may apply to non-Optional categories.
As with other checklists, titles can count for multiple categories.

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
1900 -(optional)
1910 -(optional)
1920 -(optional)
1930 -
1940 -
1950 -
1960 -
1970 -
1980 -
1990 -
2000 -

Watch a film for each rating:
Unrated (pre-MPAA 1968) - (insert film title here)
G - (optional)
PG -
PG-13 - (optional)
R -
X (or NC-17) -
Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) -

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV,
online, UMD, theater, iPod, VHS-sourced{VHS transferred to DVD-/+R is fine}).
First format, (insert format), (insert title).
Second format, (insert format), (insert title).
Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

Watch a film in an actual Drive-in. (optional) (insert title)

Watch a film in the following genres:
A Token Science Fiction B-Movie:
A Token Horror B-Movie:
Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs)
Sword & Sandal
Spaghetti Western
Cannibal Film
Mafia/Gangster Film
Martial Arts film:
Bruce Lee-sploitation (Starring any variation on Bruce Li, Le, etc.)
Hong Kong (or other Asian) film
American film
Any "Ninja" film
Biker Film
Stoner Film
Carsploitation Film
Any type
Nudie Cutie
70s Porn
Emmanuelle Film
Rape/Revenge Film
Vigilante Film
Women in Prison
Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation)
Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films
Mildred Pierce/Douglas Sirk melodrama type "Women's Pictures" from the 40s-60s
"Race" Film (optional-since most are "lost")(early films made specifically for the African-American market pre-1950)
Film dealing with "Race" (pre-1965)
"Hood" Film ("Gangsta")
Gangster film
Juvenile Delinquent Film
60s Beach Movie
Elvis film (starring Elvis, not about Elvis)
Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor)
Mexican Wrestling Film
Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema)
Bollywood Film (actual, not a Hollywood pastiche)
Eco-Terror Film
"Mondo" Film
Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production
Lifetime Channel Movie
Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film"
"Condemned" by the Catholic National Legion of Decency (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_condemned_by_the_Legion_of_Decency)
Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/guides/worst_of_the_worst/) or Metacritic (http://www.metacritic.com/film/lowscores.shtml) or IMDB Bottom 100 (http://www.imdb.com/chart/bottom) {Bottom 100 archive (http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.imdb.com/chart/bottom)})
Financial Bomb
MST3K (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film
Non-MST3K version of a film featured on MST3K (or CT)

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.


03-17-10, 01:22 AM
Green=First time viewing

April 1:
1: Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0138074/). Barry Mahon (Good Time With a Bad Girl) made this masterpiece for the lucrative kiddie matinee market in the early 70s. Follow the adventures of Santa with his sleigh stuck in the sands of Florida. While waiting to be rescued, Santa tells us the tale of Thumbalina. Eventually, the Ice Cream Bunny arrives in his Firetruck and rescues Santa. It took me nearly 15 years to track down this little gem and was it ever worth it. We get the worst Santa, all sweat stained pits and ass crack, and the mangiest Bunny costume ever. My favorite bit has Santa singing a song to call the children. They freeze frame the kids until he calls their names. One kid is jumping off the roof of his house with an outdoor table umbrella! At one point, a kid asks Santa why he doesn't catch a plane and Santa asks what would he then do with his sleigh. Later, when the Ice Cream Bunny rescues him, they leave the sleigh behind and it simply vanishes. Santa is an asshole.

2: The Streetfighter (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073756/). Sonny Chiba is the Man in this violent classic. I've had this 10 DVD set for years and never watched them. All part of the reason I was so looking forward to this challenge. Quite worth it. I'm not really a fan of Japanese cinema, but this is one of the better films. Highly recommended.

3: Return of the Streetfighter (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073623/). More of the same, and that's not bad. Chiba fights the Japanese Mafia. Check it out.

4: Streetfighter's Last Revenge. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073755/). OK, now it's getting silly. Chiba is a celeb now. He gets hired to reover some tape with instructions on how to make heroin. Things get silly with a strongman Mexican hired to get Chiba and a woman with Lucy from Twin Peaks' voice in love with him. Still violent, but with goofier dialog.

5: Malatesta's Carnival of Blood (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0215960/). Nice little obscure gem. Reminds me of a 70s Carnival of Souls. Very odd.

6: Big Bad Mama. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071216/). Classic. I always forget Robbie Lee from Switchblade Sisters is in this one.

7: Test Tube Babies (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046416/). OK, the first real stinker. Infertile couple want to have a baby. It's mostly an educational film (even has the narrator of Glen or Glenda as the doctor). He talks them into artificial insemination. There's one gratuitous scene with two strippers fighting at a party they through. Other than that, a real waste.

April 2:
8: Exposed. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067076/) Christina Lindberg. I'd only ever seen Thriller before and Christina is mute and kind of pathetic in it. This would be the first time I get to see her act. She's a young woman who somehow ended up in a swinger party and had some tasteful nude photos taken of her. The photographer threatens to blackmail her with the photos but ends up giving them to her with little fuss. Most of the film seems like a mundane slice of life rather than a crime thriller. They do find plenty of excuses to get poor little Christina nekkid, but as pretty as she is, she has the acting ability of a "Real Doll ©". She is an extremely morose presence. I did like the little shots of Christina's fantasies, but they led to a very confusing climax.

9: Blackbelt Jones (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071221/). My first Blaxploitation of the challenge. Fun flick, but not enough boobs. Scatman (Hong Kong Fooey himself) even gets to kick some ass.

10: Hot Potato (Blackbelt Jones 2) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074646/). Not as good and a bit cliche. Jones must rescue a Senator's daughter from a Southeast Asian stronghold. Lots of color and action, but I really hated the comedy relief Rhino.

11: Enter the Dragon (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070034/). Blu-ray. Classic. Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Kung Fu. What's more to ask?

12: Black Samson (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071226/). Great film.

13: Stephen Romano PresentsShock Festival Trailer Compilation (exploitation marathon disc)

April 3:
14: Child Bride (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029989/). Sleazy. Actually not that bad, really. Umm, no. It's really bad.

15: Willie Dynamite (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072409/). The life of a pimp. Great, great film. Notable appearance: Willie Dynamite is Gordon from Sesame Street! Same year, too. I'm trying to figure out where I know him from the whole movie then I see it on IMDB. Also appearing, Olan Soule, the voice of Batman from Superfriends.

16: Black Caesar (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069792/). Remake of Little Caesar. Later remade as American Gangster. Great soundtrack, but you can say that about all Blax films. Larry Cohen film. Trivia: it was originally to have been Sammy Davis Jr.

17: Pinky (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041746/). Drama about a light skinned black woman who passed for white. Controversial film that opened the door to films being protected by the first amendment. Probably too classy for this challenge.

18: Pick-Up (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0254688/). Very surreal. Still can't tell what the damn thing was about.

19: The Teacher. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072260/). Not bad, but was missing something. Perhaps some humor or better pacing as a thriller.

20: The Swinging Cheerleaders (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072236/). As a huge Jack Hill fan, how did I go this long without watching this? Not as funny as it should have been.

April 4:
21: 5 Fingers of Death (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070800/)

22: If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0336618/). This one is a riot. "Schools are more interested in teaching about sex than the three "r's". (insert of the teacher saying "I believe Pre-marital sex is necessary., now the 7 erogenous zones in the female...") "Dancing is as wrong as it's always been. It's the first step to adultery." Apparently, the US is going to be taken over by Castro but he has Les from You Can't Do That On Television (not really, looks and sounds like him) speaking in a vaguely Romanian accent in charge. One kid refuses to dig his heel into a picture of Jesus so he gets his head chopped off.

23: A Thief In the Night (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070795/). Not nearly as bad as the Ron Ormand stuff. A bit preachy, but it looks like they actually tried to make a movie this time.

April 5:
24: Gymkata. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089243/) Bottom of the barrel drek. You must see this.

April 6:
25: I'm Gonna Get You Sucka (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095348/)! Still Funny Blax parody.

April 7:
26: Kung Pao:Enter the Fist (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0240468/). Stupid, but I have an affection for it.

April 8:
27: Django (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060315/). Great spaghetti western.

28: Smiley Face (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780608/). Cute film. Anna Faris is great.

April 9:
29: Caligula: The Untold Story (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082133/). Cheap and sleazy. Putrid. Somehow actually manages to make Tinto Brass' Caligula look good.

30: Corvette Summer. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077372/). Saw this back in '79 on HBO and not since then. Might as well be first time. I had totally forgotten that the whole reason I ever watched Designing Women was because I had a crush on Annie Potts based upon this movie.

31: Xanadu. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081777/) High Def. Worth it for the great ELO soundtrack.

32: Cindy and Donna. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0154330/) Slice of life about two sisters and the decisions they make.

33: Pink Floyd The Wall (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084503/). High Def

34: Cinderella. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075849/) Not bad ADULT musical version. Cheryl "Rainbeaux" Smith has a nice singing voice and the songs are actually quite good with catchy tunes and clever lyrics. I managed to find a 2.35:1 version. Plus, Rainbeaux is nekkid. A lot. Then again, when isn't she?

35: Survival of the Dead. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1134854/) High Def. Not bad sequel to Diary of the Dead. Not very good, either.

36: The Little Cigars. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070323/) Even "The Teacher" Angel Tompkins can't save this lame film about a gang of Little People thieves. (before they were famous sighting. Frank Bonner from WKRP in Cincinnati as a bellhop.)

April 10: Cinema Wasteland Drive-in Era movie Expo day.
37: Cinema Wasteland.

38: Zombi 2 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080057/)

39: Zombi 2 cast live with Al Cliver, Richard Johnson, Ian McColloch, Ottaviano Dell’Acqua and Beatrice Ring (from Zombie 3)

40: Tales of 42nd Street with 42nd Street Pete.

April 11:
41: Savage Streets. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088044/). Linda Blair kicking ass and taking names.

42: King Kong vs Godzilla (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056142/). Japanese version (I've seen the American Version). I loved Godzilla as a child. I think I'm over it. Interminable when the monsters aren't on screen.

43: Caged Heat. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071266/). Not bad, but not as good as I was hoping with Rainbeaux Smith and Barbara Steele together. Has its moments, though.

44: The Great Texas Dynamite Chase. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076109/). A masterpiece. Perfect Drive-in flick. It's what Moonrunners should have been. It's what Big Bad Mama should have been. While never a great film, it is exactly the type of film it is.

45: Six Thousand Dollar ******. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081572/). Unwatchable. The worst film yet.

46: Alice in Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Fantasy. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074113/) XXX Version. Cheesier than Cinderella but actually not that bad.

April 12:
47: The Fastest Guitar Alive. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061652/). Roy Orbison stars as a rebel spy trying to steal some gold to help the South war effort. Cheesy but some good songs from Roy.

48: Five Minutes To Live. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054817/) Johnny Cash stars as a ruthless bank robber. Actually much better than I expected. Johnny Cash is believable as a killer. Before they were famous: Vic "Mel" Tayback, Rue McClanahan and early appearance of Ronnie Howard.

49: Not Quite Hollywood. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0996966/). Wow. you must see this. This doc is a great companion to this challenge.

April 14:
50: Moonrunners (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071854/). Precursor to the Dukes of Hazzard with most of the same characters, some with the same names. Could have been much better. Characters were generally unlikeable and film was unfunny. TV series was a vast improvement.

51: Myra Breckinridge (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066115/). I don't think I've ever seen a film that made me as angry as this. I love camp, but this was an exercise in camp by people that had no concept of camp. It was about the most insulting feature I've ever seen. I'm sure it was intended to be funny, but I seriously couldn't tell where the jokes were. Not that they weren't funny (they weren't), but that there WERE no jokes. The only thing amusing was the clips of much funnier films that were supposed to be ironic counterpoints or underlines of the non-existent jokes in the film. I was reading about the film and Time magazine had the greatest review quote ever. "Myra Breckinridge is about as funny as a child molester. It is an insult to intelligence, an affront to sensibility and an abomination to the eye." And that isn't in a good way.

April 15:
52: Princess of Mars. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1531911/). Asylum trash based upon the classic SF novel. Like a SYFY Channel movie. Plus, Traci Lords in Princess Leia's slave bikini.

53: Abby (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071095/). The Black Exorcist.

54: Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067810/).

April 16:
55: Land That Time Forgot. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073260/). Saw it as a kid, might as well have been first viewing.

April 17:
56: Massacre Mafia Style
(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077525/) Better than I expected. A bit duplicitous, though. You can't decry stereotypes all the while indulging in them without irony.

57: Boss ******. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072725/) Pretty good western, actually. A nice surprise.

58: The Long Swift Sword of Siegfried. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067753/)

59: Kick Ass! (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1250777/) Drive-in movie!

60: The Mechanic (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068931/)

April 18:
61: Cannibal Apocalypse (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080379/)

62: Let Me Die A Woman (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077848/). Doris Wishman doc on sex changes. Graphic and sympathetic. Would have been nice if they would give you a warning before the surgery footage. They show a diagram and then whoa!

63: Marjoe (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068924/). One of the great docs of all time. Marjoe was a child preacher who grew up and decided to let the world in on the phony exploits of evangelism. It is a revelation to see the inner workings of how congregations are exploited.

April 19:
64: Bruce Lee Against the Supermen. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072744/)

April 20:
65: Electra Glide In Blue. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070022/) HD. Wow, what a great film.

66: In The Year 2889 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060536/). Dull remake of a 50s film. Bleah.

April 21:
67: The Incredible Melting Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076191/)

68: Night Call Nurses. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069001/)

69: Beach Party (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056860/).

70: Dr Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061014/). I felt my IQ drop as I was watching it.

April 22: John Waters Day
71: Pink Flamingos

72: Female Trouble

73: Desperate Living

April 23:
74: Lone Wolf McQuade

75: Empire of the Ants. HD

April 24:
76: Beyond The Valley of the Dolls

77: Flesh for Frankenstein in 3-D

78: Santo vs Blue Demon in Atlantis

79: Cannibal Ferox

April 25:
80: Hell's Angels 1969

81: Up!

82: Putney Swope

April 26:
83: Sex And Buttered Popcorn

84: Jesus Camp

85: The Immoral Mr Teas

86: The Touch of her Flesh

April 27:
87: El Topo

88: Hercules (1983)

89: Chatterbox.

90: Wonderful Land of Oz (1969) More Barry Mahon crap.

April 28:
91: Viva Las Vegas

92: Blood of the Ninja

93: Tenabrae

94: Hollywood Boulevard

April 29:
95: The Gestapo's Last Orgy

96: Flavia the Heretic (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071507/)

97: Beat Girl

April 30:
98: Bogie

99: Black Emanuelle

May 1:
100: Troll 2

101: Black Dynamite

102-104: Wild Cards 1-3 Personally Compiled Trailers and Shorts for my Spring Movie Party.

105: Human Centipede
Watch one film from every decade of film history.
* 1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
* 1900 -(optional)
* 1910 -(optional)
* 1920 -(optional)
* 1930 - Child Bride
* 1940 - Pinky
* 1950 - Beat Girl
* 1960 - Five Minutes to Live
* 1970 - Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny
* 1980 - Pink Floyd The Wall
* 1990 - Troll 2
* 2000 - Survival of the Dead

Watch a film for each rating:
* Unrated (pre-MPAA 1968) - Child Bride
* G - (optional)
* PG - The Little Cigars
* PG-13 - (optional)Troll 2
* R - Great Texas Dynamite Chase
* X (or NC-17) - Alice in wonderland
* Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) - Zombi 2

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, VHS-sourced{VHS transferred to DVD-+R is fine}).
* First format, DVD StreetFighter
* Second format, VHS Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (yes, I actually bought this on VHS from Ebay)
* Third format, TV Fastest Guitar Alive
* Fourth Format, Blu-ray Enter the Dragon

Watch a film in an actual Drive-in. (optional) Kick Ass!

Watch a film in the following genres:
A Token Science Fiction B-Movie: Land That Time Forgot
A Token Horror B-Movie: Maltesta's Carnival of Blood
Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
* Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs) Dr Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs.
* Giallo Tenabrae
* Sword & Sandal Hercules (1983)
* Spaghetti Western Django
* Cannibal Film Cannibal Ferox
* Mafia/Gangster Film Massacre Mafia Style
Martial Arts film:
* Bruce Lee-sploitation (Starring any variation on Bruce Li, Le, etc.) Bruce Lee Against the Supermen
* Hong Kong (or other Asian) film Enter the Dragon
* American film Black Belt Jones
* Any "Ninja" film Blood of the Ninja
Biker Film Hells Angels 1969
Stoner Film Smiley Face
Carsploitation Film Corvette Summer
Blaxploitation Black Sampson
* Any type Cinderella
* Nudie Cutie Immoral Mr Teas
* Roughie Touch of Her Flesh
* 70s Porn Alice in Wonderland
* Emmanuelle Film Black Emanuelle
Nunsploitation Flavia the Heretic
Shocksploitation Caligula the Untold Story
Rape/Revenge Film Savage Streets
Vigilante Film Kick Ass
Women in Prison Caged Heat
Nazisploitation The Gestapo's Last Orgy
Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation) If Footmen Tire You what Will Horses Do
Hixploitation/Moonshiners Moonrunners
Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films Child Bride
Mildred Pierce/Douglas Sirk melodrama type "Women's Pictures" from the 40s-60sFree Spot #1
"Race" Film (optional-since most are "lost")(early films made specifically for the African-American market pre-1950)
Film dealing with "Race" (pre-1965) Pinky
"Hood" Film ("Gangsta") Black Caesar
Gangster filmfree spot #2
Juvenile Delinquent Film Beat Girl
60s Beach Movie Beach Party
Elvis film (starring Elvis, not about Elvis) Viva Las Vegas
Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor) Fastest Guitar Alive
Mexican Wrestling Film Santo vs Blue Demon in Atlantis
Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema) Free Spot #3
Bollywood Film (actual, not a Hollywood pastiche) Free Spot #4
Eco-Terror Film Empire of the Ants
"Mondo" Film Free Spot #5
Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production Not Quite Hollywood
* Bio-pic Bogie
* Lifetime Channel MovieFree Spot #6
Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film" Wonderful Land of Oz
"Condemned" by the Catholic National Legion of Decency Free Spot #7
Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100 {Bottom 100 archive}) Myra Breckinridge (This actually has higher than 20%, but that is latter day "ironic" reviews. I don't think anyone is going to challenge this movie as a critical bomb and one of the worst films ever made)
Financial Bomb Free Spot #8
MST3K (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film Little Shop Of Horrors (RiffTrax)
Non-MST3K version of a film featured on MST3K (or CT) Incredible Melting Man

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.
* 1 Barbara Steele caged Heat
* 2 Linnea Quigley Savage Streets
* 3 Dick Miller Corvette Summer
* 4 Don Wilson Black Belt Jones
* 5 Fred Williamson Black Caesar
* 6 Cheryl Rainbeaux Smith Cinderella
* 7 Christina Lindberg Exposed
* 8 Bruce Lee Enter The Dragon
* 9 Traci Lords Princess of Mars
* 10 Doug McClure Land That Time Forgot

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
* 1 Barry Mahon Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny
* 2 George Romero Survival of the Dead
* 3 Jack Hill Swinging Cheerleaders
* 4 Joe D'Amato Caligula 2
* 5 Roger Corman Big Bad Mama
* 6 Larry Cohen Black Caesar
* 7 Ron Ormond If Footmen Tire You
* 8 Lucio Fulci Zombi 2
* 9 Danny Steinmann Savage Streets
* 10 Dave F Friedman Long Swift Sword of Siegfried

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
* 1 Crown International The Teacher
* 2 Blue Underground Django
* 3 Synapse Exposed
* 4 New World Pictures Big Bad Mama
* 5 Mill Creek Child Bride

Fist of Doom
03-17-10, 01:24 AM
The Street Fighter (1974)
Return of the Street Fighter (1974)
The Street Fighter's Last Revenge (1974)
Sister Street Fighter (1974)

The Substitute (1996)
The Principal (1987)

Hell's Angels '69 (1969)

Death Wish (1974)
Death Wish II (1982)

Four Brothers (2005)

03-17-10, 02:09 AM
I'll be a casual participant this month. Like a few others, I'll admit I struggle at knowing what counts for this challenge. I'm fairly certain that the 4-movie-packs I got from Big Lots for just $4 each have to qualify. :D After I get through those, I'll probably just scan the other lists and see if I own titles others are using.

April 7
1. Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story (1992)
2. Cracker: True Romance (1993)

April 9
3. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) -- at an actual drive-in. :)

April 12
4. Too Young to Die? (1990)

Mondo Kane
03-17-10, 04:11 AM

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Trailers: Vice Squad, Chinese Hercules, Take A Hard Ride, Matango, Michelle, Horror of the Blood Monsters (W/ Brother Theodore voiceover. This guy's unreal)

*1. Angel (1984)-This movie could have gone a dozen ways (And maybe that's why 2 more sequels followed) and hopefully the Angel character will have more to prove in the future since she really doesn't do anything in this movie. But I was still pleased to get a rousing start to this marathon thanks to some sights involving:
-A seedy Hollywood Blvd.
-Shower scene with nekkid cheerleaders
-An amusing appearance by Susan Tyrell (Looks like she wandered in from a John Waters flick)
-A battle to the death between a hare krishna "Member" and a drag queen!
2. The Legend of ********** Charley (1972)-Although the direction is a little on the stale side and the script doesn't appear to be complete, this movie goes down in the history books for being the first film that got Fred Williamson's action career going. And yes, this movie does have a title-theme song.
3. The Soul of ********** Charley (1973)-Bigger budget. Bigger scale. Longer running-time....And slightly less racial slurs. I perferred this movie over "Legend" when I first saw it, but after now watching both movies back to back, I actually now like "Legend" a little more just because it flew by faster. No title-theme song this time around, but we do have Lou Rawls singing a couple of tunes.
4. Gambling with Souls (1936)-It was kinda different for once to see a an old Roadshow flick like this that was told in flashback, but there just isn't enough of the "Fun factor" to be found in a gambling/racketeering subject than in sex or drugs. Snoozer.
5. Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) (English dubbed version)-Man, I used to always hold this one in high regard. But after re-watching it for the first time in about...12 years, I've obviously seen better entries since then. Still though, that accidental shot of Godzilla on fire is an awesome image.
Trailers: Substitution, Combat Cops, Queen of Outer Space, Burnt Offerings, The Last Round, The Dorm That Dripped Blood

6. Schoolgirl Hitchhikers (1973)-Ah, the days when I was certain that Jean Rollin could never make a good film. He eventually proved me wrong with his horror masterpieces, but what the hell was he thinking with this? This movie was more insane than I remembered.
*7. Chinese Hercules (1973)-I knew going in that Bolo was going to play more of a supporting role than the trailer/poster suggested, but I didn't think we would have to wait 50 minutes to see him!
*8. The Madmen of Mandoras (1963)-It's too bad that I didn't get to see the They Saved Hitler's Brain-version as I felt that would have been more entertaining. Yet, the sight of seeing Hitler's head in a jar is worth staying for.
*9. Burnt Offerings (1976)-I had previously seen the ending before, but something tells me I would've been letdown if I originally saw this in it's entirety.
Trailers: The Evil, She Demons, Dixie Dynamite, Trouble Man, 1990: The Bronx Warriors, Fast Company, The Crippled Masters

*10. The House Where Evil Dwells (1982)-Man, why can't today's Asian horror movies be like this anymore? I long for the days of playful, horny Japanese spirits and growling,cursing crabs!
*11. C.B. Hustlers (1976)-Boring sex comedy made during the trucker/CB radio-craze. Only Uschi made this watchable.
12. Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982)-First time seeing this since it's original theatrical release! It's just about as hokey as I remembered (Fun idea, but the script sure comes up short) Never knew Mike Nesmith was involved with this film.
*13. Common Law Cabin (1967)-Since you rarely hear about this one when it comes to Russ Meyer's catalog, I didn't have a whole lot of high hopes for this. But it was a little bit better than I was expecting. At least I liked it more than the last Meyer film I saw, Good Morning/Goodbye.
14. Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)-This is the first time I've seen this from beginning to end. One day, I hope to be able to see this with the non-altered score/effects.
*15. Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave (1976)-In case you didn't know, this is just some crummy, chop-socky caper with a major-selling title. Good god, this was bad.
Trailers: In Hot Blood, Virgin Sacrifice, Knightriders, Bootlegers, Street Gangs of Hong Kong, Dr. Black and Mr. Hyde (Forgot how great the voiceover-quotes are in this!)

16. A Sweet Sickness (1968)-I guess this was a little better on a 2nd viewing. Any movie with a psychadelic orgy sequence can never be that bad.
17. She Demons (1958)-Not as decent as I remembered. First half is pretty fun, but then the chatty nazi-villian stops the film dead in it's tracks.
*18. Big Bad Mama (1974)-Nude Shatner alert!
*19. Get Christie Love! (1974)-My first (And last) Tv-movie of this challenge. Incredibly dry as expected, but somehow I was never completely bored.
20. Sweet Georgia (1972)-Starts out like an ordinary okie sex romp, but ends in dark, nasty fashion. Did Marsha Jordan always look old?
Trailers: The Head Mistress, Three on a Meathook, The One Armed Executioner, Zebra Force, Satan's Black Wedding, Confessions of a Psycho Cat

*21. The Monkey Hu$tle (1976)-Did David Bowie's "Fame" rip this soundtrack off? And I've never seen so many bare (Male) midriffs before.
*22. The Kid with the Golden Arm (1979)-Despite a weird twist near the end, this was certainly one of the better Shaw/Venom movies I've seen in a good long while.
*23. Street Law (1974)-Even though the action couldn't match with the opening 10-minutes, I still found this to be a solid vigilante flick.
*24. Shanks (1974)-Oddly intriguing little flick this was. I wasn't expecting it to be a zombie movie (Minus the flesh-eating, of course)
25. In Hot Blood (1968)-If you wanna check out a smutty, 60's roughie with Woody Allen narration, look no further!
Trailers: Cannibal Girls, Humongous, Asylum, It's Alive, Blaze Starr Goes Nudist, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Elsa Fraulein SS

(Terror Tuesday Double-Feature)
*26. Empire of the Ants (1977)-Boring first half. Muddled last half. Good bad middle act.
*27. Final Exam (1981)-I think this singlehandedly killed off my interest in watching anymore slashers for this challenge. What a frickin' snoozefest.
28. Women of the World (1963)-This ran a little too long, but the thing that bugged me was that it seemed that only American and European women were capable of having "Real beauty". Goes to show that these Mondo movies continue to retain their shock value no matter what!
*29. Cry Uncle (1971)-Raunchy whodunit/comedy filmed by a future "Best Director" winner. Not that bad! Although the constant naked flesh provided by the lead actor (Who reminded me of Paul Giamatti) might turn off some viewers. Features early apperances by Paul Sorvino and Debbi Morgan (Somehow, she looks older here than she did in Monkey Hu$tle!) Oh yeah, and Lloyd Kaufman's somewhere in there. "Fuck the fucking!"
*30. Helltrain (1977)-Good lord. Just when I think I've seen the worst the nazisploitation genre has to offer, along comes this dandy. Not only does it use the extremely tired storyline of prostitutes-exposing-German officers (This is now the 4th movie I've seen that uses this device) but it was also the most tame film I've seen out of the most "In-Bad-Taste" genre. I can't wait to get back on track tomorrow.
Trailers: Lightning Swords of Death, The Beast in Space, The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed-Up Zombies, Mean Mother

*31. Rope and Skin (1979)-Decently sleazy outing in the Pinky Violence/Roman Porno subgenre. The eye-opening, perverted S&M moments won't even make you realize how short this movie actually is!
(Weird Wednesday Double-Feature)
*32. Glen or Glenda (1953)-Long worth the wait! Even though it looks like I saw a heavily-edited version according to what IMDB has listed, I still could not wipe the smile off my face throughout that entire dream sequence. Absolutely brilliant.
*33. Mondo Trasho (1969)-I'm not used to seeing a silent John Waters film (Not a completely silent film as there is a little bit of dialogue added in here & there) But I even found this strange by Waters' standards.
*34. Girls of the Road (1940)-Jeez, I understand that there could have been LOTS of female hitchhikers on the road in this country during the hippie days, but seeing so many in the 1940s is just....Odd. Anyways, this was another of those flicks that ended once something started to happen. Not a whole lot of exploitive things going on aside from a few brief catfights.
*35. Cool Breeze (1972)-Blaxploitation remake of The Asphalt Jungle. I've always been pretty big fan of John Huston's work, but I have to admit that his original film almost put me to sleep. And even though I was entertained by this (Flawed) remake, it just seemed to move way too fast. It also has one of THE most abrupt and inconclusive endings that I've ever seen.
Trailers: Ms. 45, Enter The Ninja, The Mad Butcher, The Big Doll House, De Sade's Justine, Fascination, Pinocchio's Birthday Party, Please Don't Eat My Mother!

36. Revenge of the Ninja (1983)-This is the 3rd time I've seen this movie (In 3 decades) and only now do I realize how fun this flick can be! And bear in mind, I still haven't even seen the uncut version that's on DVD yet! (I've only had an old VHS copy of this that I picked up at a mom & pop store back in the late 90s)
37. Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot! (1967)-Hmmm. I used to be kind of an admirer for this one, but today's viewing made me think less of it. It felt very long and the "Where's the gold"-plot got too tiresome. At least the "Shock" scenes are still interesting to look at. BTW, Zorro's parrot has more dialogue in the english dub.
*38. Frankenhooker (1990)-Whoa. That's the 2nd movie in a row where I saw a character named Zorro. I've been slow to check out more of Henenlotter's stuff, but at least I still haven't been let down with anything of his. I just would've liked to have seen more of Franken-zabeth.
*39. The Escapees (1981)-*Sigh* It was bound to happen. I had been on a hot streak of Rollin films untill I ran into this one. Last 10 minutes were good, but way too little too late. I should've checked out more reviews before renting this.
*40. The Erotic Adventures of Pinocchio (1971)-Most reactions tend to be negative for this, but I didn't mind it actually. I liked it's flow and humor. Only the ending could have been extended and there should have been some more departures from a frequently-visited set...Even though I felt the art-direction was cutesy.
Trailers: Skatetown USA, Seven Blows of the Dragon, G.I. Executioner, The Green Slime, Fugitive Girls, The Violent Years

41. Xanadu (1980)-Yes, it's bad. But not really as excrutiatingly bad as I was always lead to believe....Well now that I think about it, the songs/performances got progressively worse. Gonna have to change my vote.
42. Ferocious Monk of Shaolin (1974)-Starts out like a 36th Chamber rip-off (Even though this movie was released first) but a pretty decent confrontational-storyline begins between the new pupil (Who's like a gruffier version of Lo Lieh) and his "Big Brother". This just needed more crisp choreography.
*43. The Exterminator (1980)-I've seen the over-the-top sequel several times, but this was my 1st viewing of the original. I found it uneven, but still appreciated what the intentions were.
*44.The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant (1971)-I thought this would have (At least) been on par with "Thing w/ 2 Heads", but that didn't appear to be the case.
*45. Devil Dynamite (1987)-Any movie with a part-time, space-age futuristic hero battling hopping vampires and ninja vampires sounds like it should be good, right? It is, actually. But that only makes up for a total of 10 minutes of "Money shot" material. The rest is made up of the usual Godfrey Ho blender.
46. Barbed Wire Dolls (1975)-Can't believe it took me this long to finally check out a WIP! It's obviously not one of the best, but it's definetly one of the most scuzziest. Forgot how smokin' Martine Stedil is. She's like the slightly-younger version of Brigitte Lahaie.
*47. Five Minutes to Live (1961)-Though I was nodding off a bit (This tends to happen when I watch B&W movies around midnight) I was pleased with what I saw. Nice performance by Johnny Cash and there were a number of dark comedic moments that I just rarely see from a film of this time. It was also a trip seeing a much younger "Ronnie Howard".
Trailers: The Bride and the Beast, The Return of Captain Invincible, Race With The Devil, Agony of Love, Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama

48. X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963) (Watched w/ commentary on. Corman should lend his vocal talents for those relaxation tapes with that low, soft voice of his)
49. Monster Zero (1965) (English Dubbed version)
*50. Day of the Nightmare (1965)
*51. Tourist Trap (1979)
*52. Scream of the Butterfly (1965)
*53. Black Brigade (1970)
*54. Day of the Panther (1988)
*55. Brain Twisters (1991)
*56. The Baron (1977)
57. Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)
(Terror Tuesday Double-Feature)
*58. Stanley (1972)
59. Death Walks at Midnight (1972) (English Dubbed version)
*60. Angels Hard as They Come (1971)-Seemed like a good idea on paper (Co-penned by Johnathan Demme) but the shaky, listless direction seems to plague all through the movie
Trailers: Gammera the Invincible, Yakuza's Law, Skidoo, The Secret of Magic Island, Chappaqua, Killer Force, Man and His Woman, Hot Pants Holiday, The Italian Stallion

61. Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)-Forgot how long this takes to get going. Once it does, it's over rather quickly. I'd still like to see the remake one of these days.
*62. Tattooed Hit Man (1974)-I liked the tacky narration,blood splatter, and the first half. Didn't really care for anything else. It's too bad New Line couldn't get the rights to some real badass Yakuza movies like Sympathy for the Underdog and Graveyard of Honor.
(Weird Wednesday Double-Feature)
63. Pick-up (1975)-After seeing it a 2nd time, this didn't feel as weird as it did before...Not that I'd still be quick to recommend it to Joe6pack, or anything. If you check out the official Myspace site for this movie, it explains stuff.
64. Electronic Lover (1970)-This may be my most "There's-just-something-about-it" movie out there for me. I really can't explain why this crazy flick is so hypnotic. One thing that I can safely say that's great about it is the soundtrack. Very rare to hear a consistently terrific score for this type of film....And what kind of film is this anyway?
65. The Road to Ruin (1934)-Slightly above average Roadshow "Morality Tale". The only thing that sets this one apart from the others is that it's got a tragic ending.
66. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)-Watched it for the first time with captions on (They made a boo-boo with the lyric, "Blame" instead of "Bled" for one of the main songs) and I'm still waiting for Sweetback to collect those dues.
*67. Day of the Animals (1977)-What a pleasant surprise this was! A pretty good job at keeping the tension going and Leslie Nielson played a terrific @$$hole.
Trailers: Mondo Bizzarro, The House By The Lake

68. Ecco (1963)-Agh! Forgot how brutal the human pin-cushion stuff is.
*69. Hitch-Hike (1977)-This wasn't too bad. But that sure was the most unusual-looking looking part of Southern California that I've ever seen.lol
Trailers: Dragstrip Riot, Mission: Thunderbolt, Golden Ninja Warrior, The Ninja Squad, Shocking Asia, Last Days of Man on Earth, Suburban Wives

*70. Dragstrip Girl (1957)-Unlike Hot Rod Girl, the title character in this movie was actually intregal to the plot. I liked John Ashley's brief impression of Elvis.
*71. Ninja Terminator (1985)-Despite a confusing plot and no cyborg ninjas around, this was still entertainingly bad! Always a pleasure to hear some Pink Floyd on a Hong Kong action flick.
*72. In God We Tru$t (1980)-The trailer was featured on one of the 42nd Street Forever compilations, so I assumed this would qualify. Not a whole lot of laughs from me, but not terrible either.
73. Delinquent Girl Boss: Worthless to Confess (1971)-Though this is one of the more quiet and slower titles to be found in the Pinky Violence catalog, the finale is always guaranteed to wake you up big time.
*74. Turkey Shoot (1982)-After a number of disappointing or mediocre first-time viewings of movies for this challenge, it's good to finally run into something that delivered the fun goodies!
*75. Blue Summer (1973)-This seemed to suddenly end right when I finally got into the groove of things (Hate it when that happens) Another thing I hate are tanlines. Hopefully this will be the last I see of those.
76. Cave Dwellers (MST3K version)-"I'm the best lookin' man of the Middle Ages! My! My! My!"
Trailers: The Toolbox Murders, Satan's Sadists, A Scream in the Streets, Bad Georgia Road, Up Your Alley, Savage Sisters, Hard Candy

*77. The Centerfold Girls (1974)-Wasn't expecting that much T&A and all those killings!
*78. Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw (1976)-This seemed kinda decent. My problem was that I watched this on a 'puter screen and the night-time sequences (Which seemed to come by the dozen) couldn't allow me to see anything.
*79. Cherry, Harry & Raquel! (1970)-It's hard for me to believe that Meyer's zany filming/editing-style has only given me a headache just one time (On Beneath/Ultra-vixens)
*80. Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952)-"Dukey"
81. Wildcat Women (1975)-I tried watching it in 3-D again (This time, on a different screen) but I still got the same crappy results. At least the movie flies by so darn fast that you never realize just how silly it really is!
82. Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here (1976)-Always a pleasure to see a Johnny Holmes flick that features the soundtracks of various Leone Westerns. I also continue to be quite stunned by the looks of the ladies here. I'm just not used to seeing good looking gals like this in a 70's hardcore feature.
Trailers: The Pack, Some Like It Violent, King *@#!! Frat, The Legend of Boggy Creek, Sting Of The Dragon Masters, Night Of The Bloody Apes, Savage!, Women in Cages

*83. Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)-I thought this would be too routine in the early going, but I appreciated the bleakness that started to occur towards the end.
*84. Caged (1950)-Same as above. This was another one that seemed to slowly build into something surprisingly hard-hitting. Didn't expect to see Agnes Moorehead make an appearance on this marathon!
*85. Norman... Is That You? (1976)-Similiar to In God We Trust in that this was another normal comedy thrown into the mix. But, again, it's trailer appeared on one of the 42nd Street volumes, so I included it. I didn't mind the film at all, but it's stage-play roots were definetly felt.
*86. The Capture of Bigfoot (1979)-It was good to finally run into an appearance by George "Buck" Flower for this challenge, but he still couldn't save this snoozer.
*87. Fist of Fury 3 (1979)-Eh, if there's one Bruce Li-sequel to check out, it's Chinese Connection 2. This had way too much drama and very little action.
*88. Shriek of the Mutilated (1974)-Wow, this was an odd one. It had the look and feel of an Andy Milligan film. But whenever the "Monster" showed up, it felt like I was watching a Ray Dennis Steckler film. That must mean that it can only be a Michael Findlay picture!
*89. Fighting Mad (1978)-This isn't the Peter Fonda film. Instead, it's the surprisingly badasss blaxpo/filipino/samurai-revenge gem from Cirio Santiago! I've never been a big lover of Santiago's work, but boy, he really comes close to hitting it out of the park with this one! Quite a bit of Kill Bill foreshadhowing here with someone being left for dead, gaining a samurai sword, out for revenge (Obviously) and a final showdown set in Mexico. I had a pretty good time with this baby!
*90. Ilsa, the Tigress of Siberia (1977)-Not that bad by Ilsa standards, but not that interesting overall. I noticed that Ilsa's "Demise" with each film got weaker & weaker.
Trailers: Hell's Angels on Wheels,Tarzana-The Wild Girl, Feugo!, Devil's Garden, Chatterbox, Black Samurai, The Black Bunch

*91. Satan's Sadists (1969)-Wasn't expecting this movie to become one long chase sequence, but at least Al Adamson was able to able to make it count (Unlike a lot of his other mix-mash movies) I kinda dug the soundtrack too.
*92. Karzan, Jungle Lord (1972)-Complete dud.
*93. Black Emanuelle (1975)-Man, I had some difficulty telling Gabriele Tinti apart from the other dude. But Emanuelle was screwing both of them, so no big loss.
*94. Luana, the Girl Tarzan (1968)-A step-up from Karzan, but this still nothing worth chatting about.
*95. Deadly Weapons (1974)-At least Chesty seems to show a little more life here than in Double Agent 73. Doesn't Harry Reems remind anyone else of Daniel Plainview?
*96. Hot Potato (1976)-I was told that this was Black Belt Jones and The Three Stooges go to Thailand and that's pretty much what I got. I still ended up being slightly entertained somehow.
97. The Italian Stallion (1970)-I'm not sure which version I got stuck with. It's got Gail Palmer's name all over it and the re-scored disco soundtrack makes numerous appearances (Along with Kitty's dubbed-thoughtful voice), yet this is still the softcore version. Anyways, the dance sequences continue to be the main selling point for me....Along with Stallone's sexual grunts (Yup, they sound just the way you would imagine)
Trailers: The Murder Gang, Martin, Horrors of the Black Museum, The Night Child, The Crawling Thing/Creature of Evil, Black Belly of the Tarantula, Seven Blood-Stained Orchids, The Killing Machine, Danish sex acts

*98. The Candy Snatchers (1973)-The first time I tried to watch this a few years ago, I ended up falling asleep. Things were different this time around. Although I'm not a fan of the look/sound of the film (It looks too much like a 70's TV episode to me) the humor and surprises eventually paid off.
(Terror Tuesday Double-Feature)
*99. Patrick (1978)-I think this is the longest movie I've watched so far for this marathon (It's even been said that the film was even much longer at one time) but the film never ever came close to dragging for me. Thumbsup.
*100. Nightmare in Wax (1969)-This was tough to get through because the audio was so badly muffled from a horrid transfer. Though I made it all the way to the end, I can't say it was a rewarding experience.
*101. Spasmo (1974)-It's understandable why this one doesn't get a whole lot of mention among giallo circles because it's a complicated (Also frustrating) mystery. A few return-viewings could eventually help out, but I'm in no hurry to revisit this yet.
102. Lightning Swords of Death (1972)-It's hard for me to believe, but I still haven't seen this Lone Wolf/Cub-installment in it's original, uncut subtitled format yet. One of these days.....
*103. Emmanuelle on Taboo Island (1976)-Very light on the eroticsm (Unless incest is your thing) and there's no one named Emmanuelle on this island. Kinda like Castaway meets Blue Lagoon. Nice music score.
Trailers: Mantis in Lace, Birds Do it/ Bees Do it, A Boy And His Dog, The Seven Dwarfs to the Rescue, Raw Force, Dirty Duck, A Clockwork Blue, Satan's Bed, Invitation to Ruin

*104. Murder in a Blue World (1973)-This had some potential, but director Iglesia (As he did in Cannibal Man) once again slows the film down with long, dull chatty scenes.
*105. Human Lanterns (1982)-Not as twisted as I thought it would be. Some nice fight choreography towards the end, and what was a big revelation to me was that Lo Meng was actually fighting with a weapon! (If you've seen a lot his Venom-movies, he's always fighting with his bare hands)
(Weird Wednesday Double-Feature)
*106. The Pig Fucking Movie (1974)-The "Shit Eating Movie" was more like it. I've seen my share of Salo,Pink Flamingos, and Sweet Movie, but the turd-munching seen here succeeded in making my tummy turn. Poor piggies.
107. Forbidden Zone (1982)-There once was a time when I could only watch this movie under the influence of....Something(s). Times have changed, but this movie has not. It's still brilliant and lovable as hell for me. And clocking at only 79 minutes, it's now my 2nd-most favorite shortest movie ever (After Freaks)
*108. Robo Vampire (1988)-I guess I'll never be able to make sense out of a Godfrey Ho movie. At least this wasn't as excrutiating as my last-viewed movie of his (Devil's Dynamite) and I'm already completely sick of those Chinese hopping vampires.
*109. Tarzoon-Shame of the Jungle (1975)-The first 40-or-so minutes were decently amusing enough, but man, those last 25 minutes spent in the Phallus Factory was unbelievable. I think I may finally have my most favorite adult toon of the 70's right here.
110. Nude For Satan (1974) (English Dubbed Version)-I forgot how this ended when I watched it for this 2nd viewing. If you've seen the movie, you probably wouldn't be surprised at that statement due to the funkiness of this movie.
111. The Toy Box (1971)-For me, the movie begins at the 20-minute mark when our leading characters enter the house of "Uncle". It still remains an odd ride from there on out. My only complaint about the movie is the inserted-dubbing during the sex scenes even though the actors/actresses CLEARLY aren't saying anything. There's a couple other Harry Novak productions that I've seen do this.
(I actually had a bunch of lengthy comments for all these movies, but they all got lost in the database error earlier. EDIT-alright, I'll try to remember what I typed)

Trailers: Mark of the Devil, Snuff, Private House of the SS, Make Them Die Slowly, I Spit On Your Grave, Nine Lives of a Wet Pussy

112. Cut-Throats Nine (1972)-I still like this movie for the gore (Great for early 70's standards) and the plot (Great concept) but the suspense is badly lost in it's last half hour. Remake, anyone?
113. Zero Woman-Red Handcuffs (1974)-I like how the cops are just about as ruthless as the thugs are in this. Some can complain that the title character (The smokin' Miki Sugimoto) doesn't really do too much, but James Bond didn't do a whole lot in Goldfinger and that's still the most beloved James Bond movie. So what gives?
114. SS Camp-Women's Hell (1977)-It's really tasteless to see authentic holocaust footage incorporated into a B-flick like this. But once you lay eyes on the Pam Grier-clone, you have to remind yourself how this isn't supposed to be taken seriously.
115. Tenement (1985)-Everytime I watch this movie, I try and try to find some extra cheesiness from this movie to try to enlighten the experience, but to my great surprise, that doesn't ever to seem to really happen. Or at least it seems to wear off very quickly. Congrats to Roberta Findlay on finding a way to continue to make this a very relentless 90-something minutes.
116. Thriller-Cruel Picture (English Dubbed version)-I think this is the first time I've watched this entirely in english (The dubbed-grieving parents sound good actually, but Tony's agonizing screams at the end are nowhere to be heard. Booo.) As much as I still like this movie, I still can't help but to fast forward through Frigga's sloooo-mo fight with the cops.
*117. Summer in the City (1976)-If you go to IMDB, the trivia section has Tarantino saying that this is the "Best porno ever". Plus, I always heard that this was one of the more roughest films of it's kind. Well, I didn't really see too much that backed those statements up. The thing I liked most about it was the (Highly-likely unauthorized) 60's soundtrack.
Trailers: Teaserama, Raiders of Atlantis, Amazon Jail

*118. Mondo Topless (1966)-Might've liked this a little more if a lot of those girls didn't look the same.
*119. The New Barbarians (1982)-I've been really slow to catch up on these post-apocalyptic flicks, but I felt I got a good start with this one! M16 rifles that shoot...Lasers? Cars that sound like....Vaccum cleaners? And a torture moment that I did not see coming...Or anyone else for that matter, I'm sure!
*120. Women in Fury (1985)-This is the 3rd South American WiP I've seen and the 3rd one in a row that has the jailmates revolting and escaping from the prison much too early. (Do the filmmakers think that the audiences down there would get too bored to see an entire film set in jail or something?) Aside from that, this turned out to be the best of those three.
Trailers: Cinderella 2000, Orgy of the Damned, Circle of Iron

121. Cinderella (1977)-Ah, this was my first Skinemax movie! I haven't seen it since the 80's, but I definetly like it more now than I did back then. Unlike Alice in Wonderland (Which I hope to catch next week) the songs here are catchy and more intelligable. This is also the hottest I've ever seen Cheryl "Rainbeaux" Smith look.
*122. Dance Hall Racket (1953)-Truthfully, I wasn't fully into this. But what caught my attention was the risque material (No surprise that this print had the touch of an editor's scissors)
Trailers: Johnny Firecloud, The Student Teachers

*123. Angry Joe Bass (1976)-Rashomon meets "Injunsploitation" with terrible results. Strange, odd, dull and confusing. At least this had a title-character theme song. I haven't heard one of those in this marathon for a while.
*124. Sin, You Sinners (1963)-It seemed to take a while for a storyline to emerge. Once it did, it didn't turn out too bad. I was surprised at some of the risk-taking that this film did (Along with it's 2nd feature, Dance Hall Racket.
Trailers: Gone With The Pope, Creampuffs, Let Me Die a Woman, Savage Streets

*125. Massacre Mafia Style (1978)-I thought this wouldn't live up to the hype in the early going, but it seemed to gradually get a little better. I was surprised that Michell's long-winded speeches were actually my most favorite moments of the movie.
*126. Emanuelle in the Country (1978)-The most comical (Albiet, very unfunny) Gemser-film I've seen yet. Gemser sure resembled Jordana Brewster in this one.
127. Female Chauvinists (1976)-Very low-rent sexcapade farce...But I still love it! However,I bet I would even love it more if I saw a more pristine print of the original X version, Instead of this badly-detoriated copy I've got with the hardcore inserts.
*128. Fear City (1984)-lol, I like this trivia fact at IMDB:
" The film was originally made by 20th Century-Fox, but they decided that it had too much nudity, sex, violence and drug references for them, so they sold it to the independent Aquarius Releasing."
That's pretty much what we're going for in this challenge, right? :) The movie was just ok. The cheesy showdown at the end was just what I needed.
Trailers: Autopsy (Damn, I wanna see this!), Werewolves on Wheels, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, The House on the Edge of the Park, Delinquent Schoolgirls

(Terror Tuesday Double-Feature)
*129. Chopper Chicks in Zombietown (1989)-For me, this actually came pretty close to being a classic (Of it's kind) Always knew about Billy Bob being in this, but not Gretchen Palmer :drool:
*130. Terror on the Beach (1973)-I should've known by seeing Dennis Weaver that this was a made-for-tv movie. It started out okay, but soon became very pedestrian.
*131. Sometime Sweet Susan (1975)-Agh! The return of tanlines! It was strange, for once, to see a sex-filled film that took itself soo seriously. I admired that, but I still got a little restless towards the end. Thank god for the short-running time.
*132. Devil in Miss Jones (1973)-Not that bad at all. It was cool to (Once again) hear a theme from Once Upon A Time In The West make an appearance in one of the classic xxx titles. I Just would've liked a little more closure on the end.
Trailers: The Monster of Piedras Blancas, Tom Thumb, When Women Had Tails

*133. Curse of the Crying Woman (1963)-A major step-up from the other two Casa Negra releases I watched a while back (Man/Monster,Witch's Mirror) Good pacing all throughout and delicious gothic-horror imagery.
*134. The Mighty Gorga (1969)-Gotta love a movie that has toy dinosaurs doubling as gigantic monsters....Or maybe not.
*135. One Million AC/DC (1969)-The return of more toy dinosaurs doubling as gigantic monsters. Only this time, lots of T&A were thrown into the mix. This was obviously more to my liking.
Trailers: Master of the Flying Guillotine, The Magnificent Butcher, Sweet Sugar, Super Dude, 2069: A Sex Odyssey

*136. Mad Monkey Kung Fu (1979)-Another extremely solid outing delivered by (And starring) Lau Kar Leung. I've never took notice of Hou Hsiao before (Even though he's appeared in a LOT of Lau's movies) but what an astonishing acrobat he is. My only gripe with the movie is that it's just a tad bit long.
*137. Give Us Our Daily Sex (1979)-Slightly better storyline than my last-viewed Gemser movie. I always thought she played a nun in this, but she's a nurse.
*138. Crazed (1978)-ZZzzzzz. The only thing that I liked about this was an early appearance by Epic Bearded Man.
*139. The Candy Tangerine Man (1975)-Could've been better, but I still liked it. I remember that a DVD-release from Subversive Cinema was said to be in the works, but that never materialized. A shame because I know that there are a lot of fans out there who might love what they see with this.
140. Alice In Wonderland: An Adult Musical Comedy (1976)-I had planned to watch the soft-core edit for comparison's sake, but it looks like the hardcore cut was just irresistible :shrug: The movie did seem to be quite a bit better to me on a 2nd viewing though.
(Gonna watch a bunch of most-favorites today)
Trailers: Fight For Your Life, Breaking Point, Sugar Hill, Bury Me An Angel, Grand Theft Auto

141. Walking Tall (1973)
142. Compañeros (1970)
143. Rolling Thunder (1977)
144. Death Race 2000 (1975)
145. Kiss of Death (1973)-Watched it for the first time with the English Dub on. This track didn't have Floyd's "Careful with that axe, Eugene" :grumble:

*First time viewing

Dimension X
03-17-10, 06:00 AM


1) 42nd Street Forever: Volume 4 (2009) {IMDb User Rating: 8.3/10 28 votes} Decided to start the Challenge off with some trailers.
2) Coach (1978) {IMDb User Rating: 4.5/10 197 votes} A basketball movie with Keenan Wynn as the villain, but, sadly, no Flubber in sight. Cathy Lee Crosby plays a thirtysomething high school basketball coach who sleeps with a thirtyish teenage student. The trailer was on the 42nd St. compilation, so I figured I might as well use that connection and start on one of my unwatched Crown International sets.
3) Cavegirl (1985) {IMDb User Rating: 3.2/10 234 votes} About the only thing that made this watchable was pretending that it was a prequel to Lost, and that the Dharma Initiative had sent Dr. Arzt back to the stone age.
4) Jocks (1986) {IMDb User Rating: 2.4/10 313 votes} Richard Roundtree plays the coach of a team of misfit college tennis players playing a tournament in Vegas. Christopher Lee was in there too. I would've thought a movie with Shaft and Dracula in it would be better than that.
5) My Tutor (1983) {IMDb User Rating: 4.7/10 850 votes} Sex comedy about a rich kid's French tutor who teaches him more than French. Kevin McCarthy plays the kid's dad and Crispin Glover plays his best friend. I'd seen this one before. Decent flick.
6) The Pom Pom Girls (1976) {IMDb User Rating: 5.2/10 233 votes} Not a lot going on in this one. It did have Rainbeaux Smith and Robert Carradine in it, so it had that going for it at least. I was almost half way through the version in the Too Cool for School Collection before I figured out/remembered that that was the chopped up copy missing the female nudity. Luckily the one in Drive-In Cult Classics Vol. 3 is the uncut (albeit open matte) version from the Starlite Drive-In sets, so I switched over to it.


7) The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968) {IMDb User Rating: 5.0/10 720 votes} Marianne Faithfull dons a leather catsuit and rides a motorcycle around France and Germany. Through her narrative thoughts and flashbacks we learn about her not too interesting life. It was kind of like watching a stranger's forty year old vacation movies, with an occasional boob or psychedelic effect randomly thrown in just to see if you're still paying attention.
8) Pink Angels (1971) {IMDb User Rating: 4.8/10 70 votes} Six gay bikers travel to a drag ball in Los Angeles. I really don't think they had a script when they were shooting this one. There were a few funny moments, but it definitely wasn't worth sitting through the whole thing to get to them.
9) Satan's Sadists (1969) {IMDb User Rating: 3.1/10 402 votes} Russ Tamblyn plays the leader of a group of rape, murder, and motorcycle enthusiasts who chase two witnesses across the California desert following some raping and murdering at an out-of-the-way diner. Full of bad acting, had no production values, and was directed by Al Adamson. So it did have its merits.
10) Chrome and Hot Leather (1971) {IMDb User Rating: 5.0/10 143 votes} After his fiancee is killed by a member of a motorcycle gang (led by B Movie staple, William Smith), a soldier on leave, a couple of his buddies, and Marvin Gaye buy some Kawasakis and form their own gang to seek revenge. I'd seen this one before, and it's every bit as much goofy fun as I remembered.


11) The Mini-Skirt Mob (1968) {IMDb User Rating: 4.1/10 151 votes} While on a honeymoon camping trip, a rodeo star and his new wife are terrorized by his nutty ex-girlfriend and her sleazy friends. A great cast chock-full of character actors. A great ending. This movie was way better than it had any right to be.
12) The House Where Evil Dwells (1982) {IMDb User Rating: 4.0/10 270 votes} Doug McClure helps an American couple and their daughter rent a haunted house in Japan. Susan George flashed her Dirty Maries in a couple of love scenes. Other than that there wasn't a whole lot going on in this one.
13) The Return of Chandu (1934): Chapter 1: "The Chosen Victim" / Chapter 2: "The House in the Hills" / Chapter 3: "On the High Seas" / Chapter 4:"The Evil Eye" {IMDb User Rating: 6.0/10 117 votes} Chandu, the Magician (Bela Lugosi in one of his rare good guy roles), battles a cult that's out to kidnap and sacrifice a princess. I thought I'd seen a few chapters of this before, but so far nothing looks familiar. It's entertaining enough, but I don't know that I would've gone out of my way to return to the theater week after week to keep up with it.
14) The Return of Chandu (1934): Chapter 5: "The Invisible Circle" / Chapter 6: "Chandu's False Step" / Chapter 7: "Mysterious Magic" / Chapter 8:"The Edge of the Pit" {IMDb User Rating: 6.0/10 117 votes} More of the same. The Princess gets kidnapped and Chandu tracks her to the island she was taken to.
15) The Return of Chandu (1934): Chapter 9: "The Terror Invisible" / Chapter 10: "The Crushing Rock" / Chapter 11: "The Uplifted Knife" / Chapter 12:"The Knife Descends" {IMDb User Rating: 6.0/10 117 votes} Chandu's still on the island battling the bad guys, trying to save the princess. Things picked up a little at the end. The cliffhangers were better in these later chapters, and there were a couple of pretty good scenes. It certainly wasn't one of the better serials I've seen, but overall it wasn't too bad.


16) Kottentail (2004) {IMDb User Rating: 5.1/10 106 votes} Animal rights activists release a stuffed rabbit from a lab. The rabbit bites a local farmer, who then turns into a monster that hops around killing people. The filmmakers were obviously reveling in their no budget, Z Movie effort, and it started out pretty funny, but quickly overstayed its welcome.
17) J.C. (1972) {IMDb User Rating:} Pot smokin', motorcycle ridin' J.C. quits his carpentry job, and tells his hippie friends that he's seen the "Giant Winkin' Eye Up In the Sky" and it told him they need to go "spread love and teach peace" around the world. So they leave Atlanta and go to his hometown in Alabama to visit his sister. There they run into Sheriff Slim Pickens (how'd they get him in their little movie?) who isn't too happy to see that old J.C. brought a "colored boy" along with him.
18) Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (2001) {IMDb User Rating: 5.2/10 2,219 votes} It's obvious the filmmakers were fans of the sort of movies we're celebrating this month (what with all the Kung Fu, Mexican wrestlers, and lesbian vampires). Unfortunately, the concept was much better than the execution. A few amusing moments, but not much else.


19) Mondo Balordo (1964) {IMDb User Rating: 4.3/10 69 votes} Surprisingly tame "documentary," narrated by Boris Karloff, that explores prostitution, bondage shows, animals killing animals, people killing animals, transvestites, lesbians, female wrestlers, voyeurism, and some other stuff. There's really nothing here you couldn't see on basic cable these days. About all it has going for it is Karloff, who could've read the phone book and made it sound interesting.
20) Mondo Bizarro (1966) {IMDb User Rating: 5.0/10 69 votes} You could tell where this one was coming from right at the start, thanks to the opening credits showing over women trying on lingerie (supposedly shot through a two-way mirror). Subjects covered in this "documentary" included topless voodoo rituals, "special" massages, Frederick's of Hollywood, Vietnam War protests and counter-protests, teens on Spring Break, and a sex-slave auction.
21) Mondo Freudo (1966) {IMDb User Rating: 4.7/10 57 votes} This one was a little slower getting where it was going. It took six or seven minutes to get to the boobs. Subjects covered included teens aimlessly driving around in cars, strippers, topless watusi dancers, body painting, Tijuana sex-slaves, prostitutes, a topless black mass, and mud wrestling.
22) Mondo Topless (1966) {IMDb User Rating: 4.4/10 452 votes} Here Russ Meyer drops all the extraneous crap and cuts to the chase. 60 minutes of quick shots of transistor radios and reel to reel tape players cut between longer scenes of topless women dancing, wiggling, jiggling, bouncing, and/or skipping about indoors and out while generic rock music, intense narration, and inane voice-overs from the girls (discussing their turn ons and turn offs) fill the soundtrack.


23) Wild Gals of the Naked West (1962) {IMDb User Rating: 4.2/10 213 votes} Russ Meyer western comedy. Or maybe it was supposed to be a comedy western. Either way it sucked. I was going to watch Russ Meyer films all day today, but this shitfest turned me off of that idea. Even a Doris Wishman film sounds good right about now.
24) Nude on the Moon (1961) {IMDb User Rating: 4.0/10 280 votes} After inheriting his late uncle's fur fortune, rocket scientist, Jeff, and his rocket scientist friend, the Professor, use the money to build a rocket. Then they fly to the moon, where they find trees, grass, gold moon rocks, and telepathic, shirtless moon people. I've seen this one before, but it's the first time I watched the DVD.
25) Gentlemen Prefer Nature Girls (1962) {IMDb User Rating: 4.0/10 11 votes} Another Doris Wishman nudist camp classic. Tom, a card carrying member of the American Nudists Association (not sure I want to know where he carries that card), accidently drops his membership card at work. Mr. Bennett, his boss, finds the card and fires him. I don't want to give away too much of the plot, but there's some nekkid archery, nekkid swimmin', nekkid volleyball, and nekkid accordion playin' involved.


26) Hunk (1987) {IMDb User Rating: 3.7/10 448 votes} A nerd makes a deal with an employee of the devil to transform him into a rich celebrity in exchange for his soul. Not much of a movie, but better than I thought it would be, thanks to the presence of James Coco, Avery Schreiber, and Robert Morse.
27) My Chauffeur (1986) {IMDb User Rating: 5.0/10 692 votes} E.G. Marshall hires a young woman to work as a chauffeur at his limo service, which upsets the other chauffeurs and their boss, Howard Hesseman. Some mildly entertaining events take place, then Penn & Teller show up to pad out the film's run-time. I thought I'd seen this one before, but either it was so long ago or the film was so forgettable (probably both) that I can't say I remembered any of it. Maybe I'd just caught part of it on cable.
28) The Van (1977) {IMDb User Rating: 3.9/10 329 votes} After his high school graduation, Bobby buys a van (complete with waterbed, mirrored ceiling, mag wheels (four), refrigerator, CB, pop-up toaster, drink rack, 8 track player, television, fog lights, a closet, and more!) hoping it'll help him with the ladies. I first saw this one on cable back in the '70s, and I've seen it a few times since. I was going to skip it since the last time I watched it wasn't that long ago, but I saw on IMDb that it shares a few characters with Malibu Beach, so I decided to go ahead and watch it again. I still enjoyed it. Though that may be largely due to nostalgia.
29) Malibu Beach (1978) {IMDb User Rating: 4.2/10 150 votes} A group of teens drink beer, smoke pot, and hang out at the beach during summer vacation. I'm pretty sure I saw this one on cable back in the '70s (or maybe early '80s) also, but I haven't seen it since. Okay for what it is. Returning from The Van: Dugan (same actor, same character) who is no longer dating Sally and is no longer into the van scene (he now rides a motorcycle) but who still seems to enjoy harassing recent high school graduates, and two of Bobby's coworkers from the car wash (same actors, but they weren't named here) who apparently bought the green van that was wrecked twice in the earlier film.


30) Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 2 (1996) {IMDb User Rating: 3.1/10 10 votes} SWV trailer compilation. It's the beginning of the second week of the Challenge, so I decided to start off with some trailers.
31) Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973) {IMDb User Rating: 4.9/10 748 votes} William Smith is a government agent investigating a series of deaths in a town near a government lab. The trailer was on the SWV compilation, so I figured I might as well use that connection and watch some more of my unwatched Midnite Movies DVDs. I'd seen this movie before, just hadn't watched the DVD.
32) Invasion of the Star Creatures (1962) {IMDb User Rating: 2.6/10 148 votes} Sex comedy without the sex. Or the comedy. Two alien chicks (Dr. Puna and Prof. Tanga - nudge, nudge, wink, wink) living in the Batcave are studying Earth to see if it's ripe for invasion. They capture two Army dolts and not a lot happens for what feels like a very long time.
33) Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959) {IMDb User Rating: 4.1/10 157 votes} After losing their garage clubhouse, a group of teen hot rodders moves into an old "haunted" mansion. Appealing B Movie has no stars (just mostly AIP vets) in the cast, but does feature a few hot rods and several plugs for the movie's rock 'n' roll soundtrack.


34) The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966) {IMDb User Rating: 2.7/10 425 votes} Recently deceased Boris Karloff is told by his long-dead girlfriend that he has to perform a good deed within 24 hours so he can "go upstairs." For his good deed, he decides he wants to ensure that his shyster lawyer, Basil Rathbone, doesn't steal his fortune from his rightful heirs, Patsy Kelly and Tommy Kirk. Lots of music, lots of girls in bikinis, Nancy Sinatra, Jesse White, and even Harvey Lembeck (playing Eric Von Zipper yet again) all add to the fun in this beach picture in a haunted house.
35) Angel (1984) {IMDb User Rating: 5.1/10 850 votes} Angel is a high school honor student by day, Hollywood hooker by night. A serial killer begins murdering Hollywood hookers, putting Angel's life in jeopardy. I almost had to wonder if Dick Shawn paid to be in this film, because he looked like he was having far too much fun for it to count as work. I saw this on cable a year or two after it was released, but hadn't watched it since. It certainly wasn't a great film, but I liked it.
36) Avenging Angel (1985) {IMDb User Rating: 3.9/10 400 votes} Hoping to make a lateral career move from Hollywood hooker to attorney, Angel is now in college. She also appears to have had a boob job and plastic surgery because now she looks like Betsy Russell. I've seen worse.


37) Five Minutes to Live (1961) {IMDb User Rating: 6.1/10 176 votes} Johnny Cash and Vic Tayback are a coupla hoods out to rob a bank. Mel goes to the bank to meet up with bank executive Donald Woods (who I'm sure I've seen in several films, but immediatley recognized as the dad in 13 Ghosts), while Johnny breaks into the banker's house to play guitar and hold the banker's wife hostage until they get the money (something about that robbery plot sounded familiar to me, then it dawned on me that a dozen years later two crooks pulled the same thing to rob a grocery store in Dirty Mary Crazy Larry). This was one of Cash's first acting jobs, and it's easy to tell. He must've taken some lessons soon after because he did get a lot better at it.
38) SOS Coast Guard (1937): Chapter One: "Disaster at Sea" / Chapter Two: "Barrage of Death" / Chapter Three: "The Gas Chamber" / Chapter Four:"The Fatal Shift" {IMDb User Rating: 5.9/10 83 votes} Republic serial with no built-in comic book or radio show audience instead had to rely on its stars Bela Lugosi and Ralph Byrd, lots of action, and some half-way decent special effects to keep 'em coming back week-after-week. Mad scientist Lugosi invents a "disintegrating gas." When the chemicals he needs to produce the gas are lost in a shipwreck, he has to try to recover them. It's up to the Coast Guard to stop him.


39) SOS Coast Guard (1937): Chapter Five: "The Mystery Ship" / Chapter Six: "Deadly Cargo" / Chapter Seven: "Undersea Terror" / Chapter Eight:"The Crash!" {IMDb User Rating: 5.9/10 83 votes} More Bela Lugosi vs. the U.S. Coast Guard. More fistfights. More underwater action. Chapter Eight ended with a pretty good car chase that would've had me back the following week just to watch it again.


40) SOS Coast Guard (1937): Chapter Nine: "Wolves at Bay" / Chapter Ten: "The Acid Trail" / Chapter Eleven: "The Sea Battle" / Chapter Twelve: "The Deadly Circle"{IMDb User Rating:} More fistfights. More underwater action. More gunfights. More chases (on land and sea). Those Republic guys really knew how to make serials.
41) Angel III: The Final Chapter (1988) {IMDb User Rating: 4.8/10 177 votes} Angel's back, with another new body, another new face, and another new job (this time she's a photographer working for Dick Miller). After her long-missing mother shows up, then blows up, Angel goes back undercover to find her sister that she didn't know she had. Richard Roundtree's in this one for about a minute or two.
42) Tomboy (1984) {IMDb User Rating: 3.8/10 342 votes} Betsy Russell plays Tommy Boyd, a female mechanic who likes to ride around on motorcycles when she isn't working on cars. This is another one I saw on cable back in the '80s, but hadn't seen since. Pretty silly, but not a bad flick. Betsy Russell is certainly easy on the eyes, and she's once again allowed to show off her, uhm, talents, which she had so memorably displayed in Private School, but had failed to put forth in Avenging Angel.
43) Weekend Pass (1984) {IMDb User Rating: 2.9/10 152 votes} Four sailors spend a weekend in Los Angeles. Aside from the requisite tits, Phil Hartman telling some really bad jokes, and some hilariously goofy '80s dance moves, there's not much to see here.
44) Weekend with the Babysitter (1970) {IMDb User Rating: 1.5/10 354 votes} A middle-aged Hollywood director spends a weekend smoking a joint, watching people ride around a motorcross track, sleeping with his kid's hippie babysitter, and flying around in his plane. Meanwhile his junkie wife spends her weekend hanging out on a boat with her dealer.


45) The Babysitter (1969) {IMDb User Rating: 5.4/10 57 votes} A middle-aged lawyer and his wife hire a babysitter to watch the recent surprise addition to their family. After the old folks leave, the babysitter invites a band and some strippers over for a party in the couple's basement play room. Later the old guy drives the babysitter home and they hit it off. Soon the girlfriend of a biker being prosecuted for murder, looking to blackmail the lawyer using his lesbian daughter, stumbles upon his affair with the babysitter. I guess I watched these last two films in reverse order. Weekend with the Babysitter was written by, produced, and starred the guy who wrote, produced, and starred in this film, and, although his characters in the films are different, the babysitters, while played by different actresses, have the same name, so I suppose it could be seen as a sequel to this one.
46) Single Room Furnished (1968) {IMDb User Rating: 4.5/10 111 votes} Jayne Mansfield's last film. Interminable, talky low budget drama that I suppose qualifies here due to the exploitative nature of it being completed and released after her death.
47) Van Nuys Blvd (1979) {IMDb User Rating: 5.1/10 125 votes} Crown International vet Bill Adler jumps in his beat up van and goes to Van Nuys Blvd because, well, just because I guess. Then there are a coupla scenes of cars cruising Van Nuys Blvd, a few sex scenes in the back of a van or three, some van drag racing, someone's home movies from Magic Mountain, and I'm pretty sure some stuff happens at the beach. It looks like they had some leftover film and a few actors with nothing to do between Crown International movies, so they threw this together.


48) Van Nuys Blvd (1979) with commentary Listened to the commentary by writer/director William Sachs. He said Crown wanted the movie right away to take advantage of some craze, so he wrote the script, shot the film, and it was in the Drive-Ins a few months after he got the assignment. He talks about the list of "rules" Crown gave him for the film; there had to be "a certain number of this type of scene, a certain amount of nudity," and since it was a Drive-In movie "everything had to be bright, so people could see it at the Drive-In," and the producer "always has to have the lead character named Bobby." Favorite comment: "I'd like to get into some of the technical stuff here, but there really isn't any. We just shot it. Just lit it, and shot it."
49) Hollywood's World of Flesh (1963) {IMDb User Rating: 8.6/10 5 votes} Through the use of "hidden cameras," this "documentary" explores Hollywood's slightly seedier side.


50) Sexy Proibitissimo (The Most Prohibited Sex) (1963) {IMDb User Rating: 2.6/10 6 votes} Scene after scene of strippers taking off period costumes. To anyone interested in identifying/locating the source films for clips included as extras on SWV/Image DVDs: the "Moon Strip" (aka "Cosmic Striptease") extra on Nude on the Moon is from this film.


51) Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 8 (2002) {IMDb User Rating: (awaiting 5 votes)} Another SWV trailer compilation. Was going to watch this yesterday, but didn't get around to it.
52) 42nd Street Forever: Volume 4 (2009) with commentary Since commentaries count now, I figured I'd revisit this and finish it up. Fangoria editor Michael Gingold, film historian Chris Poggiali, and AV Maniacs editor Edwin Samuelson talk about the films. Unfortunately they're limited by the length of the trailers, so they sometimes rush through their comments or end up talking over the next trailer.
53) No Greater Sin (1941) {IMDb User Rating: 6.2/10 6 votes} Before going over to MGM and facing off against enemies like Nick and Nora Charles or Phillip Marlowe, Leon Ames had to battle the scourge of syphilis. This film seemed awfully familiar to me, but I know I hadn't watched that DVD before.


54) Brotherhood of Death (1976) {IMDb User Rating: 5.0/10 173 votes} Three Vietnam vets return to their backwoods home, start a voter registration drive, and klash with the Klan. Not bad for what it was. Plus I learned that Klansmen don't applaud at meetings: They snap their fingers like pot smoking, coffee sipping beatniks at a basement poetry reading.
55) One Down Two to Go (1982) {IMDb User Rating: 4.3/10 165 votes} After mobsters screw them out of some cash, shoot them, and/or beat them up, Jim Kelly and Richard Roundtree call for some help from old friends Jim Brown and Fred Williamson. Should've been better with that cast, but not too bad.
56) One Down Two to Go (1982) with commentary Producer/writer/actor/director Fred Williamson talks about his life and making movies.
57) Friday Foster (1975) {IMDb User Rating: 5.7/10 378 votes} Pam Grier is Friday Foster, ex-model turned photojournalist, who, along with P.I. Yaphet Kotto, has to solve an attempted assassination and a murder or two.


58) Swamp Girl (1971) {IMDb User Rating: 5.4/10 51 votes} After an escaped convict and her boyfriend run off into the swamp and kidnap Swamp Girl, it's up to Singing Swamp Ranger Ferlin Husky to save the day.
59) Swamp Country (1966) {IMDb User Rating: 5.0/10 32 votes} After he's wrongly accused of murder, Dave, a chubby older guy, runs off into the swamp with Sheriff Rex Allen and his deputy, Lyle Waggoner, in not-so-hot pursuit.
60) Across 110th Street (1972) {IMDb User Rating: 6.9/10 1,265 votes} Anthony Quinn is a middle-aged, racist detective working in Harlem who is teamed with Yaphet Kotto to solve a robbery/murder.


61) The Girl Grabbers (1968) {IMDb User Rating: (awaiting 5 votes)} A greasy hippie and his fish lipped, Mr. Limpet lookalike buddy break into a woman's apartment and assault her. Then her boyfriend plays detective and tracks them down. I was amused to hear a little of the following piece of canned library music (which may be familiar to some) used in the climactic scene of this film.
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62) A Taste of Flesh (1967) {IMDb User Rating: 7.4/10 15 votes} Two would-be assassins break into an apartment across the street from their target's hotel and hold three women hostage overnight. There's lots of people talking offscreen or with their backs to the camera. and lots of random, lingering cutaway shots of furniture, lamps, knick knacks, and kitchen appliances, so you can tell it's a Doris Wishman film. I could see right away that Doris spared no expense on the library music for this film. I was wondering if I'd hear anything I recognized in this one too, and then, in a coincidence that had me :lol:, there it was again: Syd Dale's "The Hellraisers."
63) Love Toy (1968) {IMDb User Rating: 5.5/10 30 votes} An old guy loses everything he owns in a card game. The guy who won says he'll wipe out the debt if the old guy lets him spend a night with his daughter. The old guy agrees, and then things get a little sleazy. This one was filmed in the same apartment as A Taste of Flesh, only this time in living color, and with full frontal nudity. I didn't hear "The Hellraisers" in this one, but I did get to hear it again on the trailer for Another Day, Another Man that was included on the disc, so I'm counting that as a hat trick.


64) Too Much Too Often (1968) {IMDb User Rating: 5.0/10 11 votes} A male prostitute blackmails a client and demands he give him a job in his advertising agency. Then he sleeps with the guy's secretary and his daughter. Yeah, it's another Doris Wishman movie. At least she got out of her apartment some in this one. Not as many random shots of furnishings, but there are still enough to knock you out if you were playing a drinking game. She reused the one outdoor shot from A Taste of Flesh, but unfortunately didn't use "The Hellraisers" again.
65) Deadly Weapons (1974) {IMDb User Rating: 2.4/10 462 votes} After a guy is killed by two hoods, his hideously deformed girlfriend hunts down his killers for revenge. Doris left her apartment for this one and went to Miami and Las Vegas. Well, actually she went to the closest stock footage company and bought a few seconds of footage of Miami and Las Vegas and added some of her old nudist camp footage to it.
66) Double Agent 73 (1974) {IMDb User Rating: 3.4/10 296 votes} Chesty Morgan is a secret agent with a camera implanted in her left breast. There's more recycled nudist camp footage (we even get some volleyball action in this one), a car chase in the suburbs, and a visit to a zoo. I'd seen this one and the previous one twenty or so years ago on cable, but hadn't been able to talk myself into watching them again until now.


67) Law of the Jungle (1942) {IMDb User Rating: 5.2/10 50 votes} A paleontologist, his manservant, and a torch singer trek through the African jungle and are hunted by spies and natives.
68) White Pongo (1945) {IMDb User Rating: 2.5/10 291 votes} People paddle canoes and walk through some woods and some stock footage searching for a not-so-elusive white gorilla.
69) The Savage Girl (1932) {IMDb User Rating: 4.5/10 40 votes} A wealthy alcoholic hires a Frank Buck wannabe to acquire some specimens for his personal zoo.


70) Unholy Matrimony (1966) {IMDb User Rating: 5.6/10 18 votes} A reporter and his girlfriend investigate hoods blackmailing wife swappers by going undercover as married swingers.
71) My Third Wife, George (1968) {IMDb User Rating: 6.2/10 36 votes} A rich, middle-aged momma's boy has some sexual adventures. Oddly enough for a cheap film like this, there's lots of stuff in the trailer that wasn't in the film.
72) Lorna (1964) {IMDb User Rating: 6.1/10 371 votes} On her first anniversary, Lorna cheats on her hubby with an escaped con.


73) Mudhoney ...Leaves a Taste of Evil! (1965) {IMDb User Rating: 6.3/10 567 votes} During the Great Depression a drifter gets a job on a farm.
74) "Sheba, Baby" (1975) {IMDb User Rating: 5.3/10 304 votes} P.I. Pam Grier returns home to Louisville to help her father fight off some gangsters who are after his business.
75) J.D.'s Revenge (1976) {IMDb User Rating: 5.7/10 245 votes} After he is hypnotized at a nightclub, a college kid is possessed by the spirit of a dead gangster.


76) The Monkey Hu$tle (1976) {IMDb User Rating: 4.1/10 114 votes} Yaphet Kotto is a small time crook who teaches a group of street urchins the ropes.
77) The Rebel Rousers (1969) {IMDb User Rating: 3.0/10 313 votes} Bruce Dern and Jack Nicholson are part of a gang of motorcyclists who harass Diane Ladd and Cameron Mitchell at a beachside town. Seemed like they were making it up as they went along.
78) Cannibal Holocaust (1980) {IMDb User Rating: 6.1/10 14,425 votes} People go into the jungle searching for a group of missing documentary filmakers.
79) "Sin You Sinners" (1963) {IMDb User Rating: 4.0/10 25 votes}


80) Pets (1974) {IMDb User Rating: 5.7/10 57 votes}
81) Cannibal Ferox (1981) {IMDb User Rating: 5.0/10 3,277 votes}


82) Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam (1982) {IMDb User Rating: 5.4/10 3,636 votes}
83) "Lila" (Mantis in Lace) (1968) {IMDb User Rating: 4.9/10 156 votes}
84) The Invitation (1975) {IMDb User Rating: (awaiting 5 votes)}
85) Pick-up (1975) {IMDb User Rating: 4.9/10 312 votes}


86) The Teacher (1974) {IMDb User Rating: 4.9/10 274 votes}
87) "Best Friends" (1975) {IMDb User Rating: 4.7/10 124 votes}
88) Trip with the Teacher (1974) {IMDb User Rating: 2.6/10 469 votes}
89) The Sister in Law (1974) {IMDb User Rating: 4.9/10 78 votes}
90) The Stepmother (1971) {IMDb User Rating: 4.0/10 80 votes}


91) Malibu High (1979) {IMDb User Rating: 4.7/10 193 votes}
92) Cindy and Donna (1970) {IMDb User Rating: 4.2/10 110 votes}
93) Teenage Tramp (1973) {IMDb User Rating: 4.9/10 17 votes}
94) Black Devil Doll (2007) {IMDb User Rating: 4.4/10 314 votes}
95) Black Dynamite (2009) {IMDb User Rating: 7.5/10 6,902 votes}


96) Bitch Slap (2009) {IMDb User Rating: 4.7/10 2,745 votes}
97) Pervert! (2005) {IMDb User Rating: 4.7/10 1,017 votes}
98) Black Dynamite (2009) with commentary


99) Dynamite Brothers (1974) {IMDb User Rating: 1.5/10 250 votes}
100) Just for the Hell of It (1968) {IMDb User Rating: 4.3/10 159 votes}


101) Blast-Off Girls (1967) {IMDb User Rating: 4.1/10 139 votes}
102) The Brotherhood of Satan (1971) {IMDb User Rating: 3.9/10 496 votes}
103) Moonshine Mountain (1964) {IMDb User Rating: 6.1/10 57 votes}
104) 42nd Street Forever: Volume 5: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (2009) {IMDb User Rating: 8.0/10 9 votes}

First Time Viewings: 93

03-17-10, 06:40 AM
All watched on DVD, unless otherwise indicated.

1. The Monolith Monsters (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050720/) (1957)
2. Tarantula (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048696/) (1955)
3. The Mole People (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049516/) (1956)
4. Monster on the Campus (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051948/) (1958)
5. The Leech Woman (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054020/) (1960)
6. Dr. Cyclops (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032412/) (1940)
7. Cult of the Cobra (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047966/) (1955)
8. The Land Unknown (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050622/) (1957)
9. The Deadly Mantis (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050294/) (1957)
10. The Alligator People (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052549/) (1959)

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11. Pink Flamingos (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069089/) (1972)
12. Female Trouble (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072979/) (1974)
13. Desperate Living (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075936/) (1977)
14. Polyester (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082926/) (1981)
15. Hairspray (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095270/) (1988)
16. Cry-Baby (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099329/) (1990)
17. Serial Mom (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111127/) (1994)
18. Pecker (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0126604/) (1998)
19. Cecil B. Demented (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0173716/) (2000)
20. A Dirty Shame (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365125/) (2004)

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21. The Big Cube (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064088/) (1969)
22. Caged (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042296/) (1950)
23. Skyjacked (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069278/) (1972)
24. Zero Hour! (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051221/) (1957)
25. Hot Rods to Hell (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061784/) (1967)
26. Queen of Outer Space (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052104/) (1958)
27. Attack of the 50-Foot Woman (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051380/) (1958)
28. The Prodigal (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048517/) (1955)
29. Land of the Pharaohs (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048283/) (1955)
30. The Colossus of Rhodes (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054756/) (1961)

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31. The Little Shop of Horrors (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054033/) (1960)
32. Lust in the Dust (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089523/) (1985)
33. Plan 9 from Outer Space (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052077/) (1959)
34. Heathers (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097493/) (1989) BD
35. Pineapple Express (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0910936/) (2008) BD
36. Glen or Glenda (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045826/) (1953)
37. Jail Bait (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047127/) (1954)
38. Psycho Beach Party (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0206226/) (2000)
39. Die, Mommie, Die! (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0322023/) (2003)
40. Girls Will Be Girls (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0339071/) (2003)

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41. The Angry Red Planet (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052564/) (1959)
42. The Trip (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062395/) (1967)
43. Psych-Out (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063469/) (1968)
44. Gas-s-s-s (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065760/) (1970)
45. The Raven (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057449/) (1963)
46. The Comedy of Terrors (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056943/) (1964)
47. The Cycle Savages (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065604/) (1969)
48. Angel Unchained (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065401/) (1970)
49. Mars Needs Women (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060672/) (1967)
50. The Earth Dies Screaming (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058050/) (1964)

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51. Voodoo Academy (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0232908/) (2000)
52. The Brotherhood (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0265105/) (2001)
53. The Brotherhood II: Young Warlocks (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0280502/) (2001)
54. The Brotherhood III: Young Demons (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0310805/) (2002)
55. The Frightening (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0299905/) (2002)

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03-17-10, 06:55 AM
April 2nd
1. A Dirty Shame [2004] new! imdb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365125/) DVD

April 3rd
2. Silent Rage [1982] new! imdb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084684/) DVD

May 1st
3. Jackie Brown [1997] imdb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119396/) DVD

03-17-10, 07:15 AM

Green= First Time Viewing

April 1:
1. Danger: Diabolik- ***1/2
2. Reefer Madness- ***1/2
3. Marihuana- ****
4. The Cocaine Fiends- **1/2
5. Cannibal Holocaust- ****1/2
6. Beach Blanket Bingo- ***1/2

April 2:
7. Savage Streets- ****
8. Black Belt Jones- ****1/2
9. Hot Potato- **1/2
10. Three the Hard Way- ***1/2
11. Eegah: MST3K Version- ***

April 3:
12. Jason and the Argonauts- ***1/2
13. Double Nickels- ***
14. Trancers- ****

April 4:
15. Trancers 2- ***1/2

April 5:
16. Fight For Your Life- ***1/2
17. Trancers 3- **1/2
18. Trancers 4- **
19. Trancers 5- *
20. Hot Moves- ***
21. How to Stuff a Wild Bikini- ***

April 6
22. The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made- **
23. Head of the Family- ***
24. Erik the Conqueror- ***1/2
25. Swamp Girl- ***
26. Swamp Country- **

April 7:
27. Hell's Angels '69- ****

April 8:
28. Hell's Angels '69 with Joe Bob Briggs commentary
29. Fangoria's Blood Drive- 1/2
30. Fangoria's Blood Drive 2- *
31. Warrior of the Lost World - MST3K Version- ***

April 9:
32. Santa Claus - MST3K Version- ***

April 10
33. The Girl in Lover's Lane - MST3K Version- ***1/2

April 12:
34. Cemetery High- No stars
35. She Devils on Wheels- **
36. Future War - MST3K Version- ***1/2

April 13:
37. Werewolf - MST3K Version- ***

April 15:
38. The Guyver- ***1/2
39. Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story- ****

April 17:
40. Run Angel Run- **1/2

April 18:
41. Run Angel Run - with Joe Bob Briggs commentary
42. The Guyver 2- **
43. The Transporter- ****

April 19:
44. Hell's Bloody Angels- **1/2
45. Waxwork- ****

April 20:
46. Waxwork 2- ***

April 24:
47. Attack of the 50ft. Woman- ****

April 26:
48. Diamonds of Kilimandjaro- **

April 27:
49. Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror- ****

April 29:
50. The Fabulous Journey to the Center of the Earth- ***

April 30:
51. Rolling Thunder- ****1/2


Watch one film from every decade of film history.
1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
1900 -(optional)
1910 -(optional)
1920 -(optional)
1930 - Reefer Madness - 1938
1940 -
1950 -
1960 - Danger: Diabolik - 1968
1970 - Black Belt Jones - 1974
1980 - Cannibal Holocaust - 1980
1990 - Waxwork 2
2000 - The Transporter

Watch a film for each rating:
Unrated (pre-MPAA 1968) - The Cocaine Fiends
G - (optional)
PG - Hot Potato
PG-13 - Danger: Diabolik
R - Savage Streets
X (or NC-17) -
Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) - Cannibal Holocaust

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV,
online, UMD, theater, iPod, VHS-sourced{VHS transferred to DVD-/+R is fine}).
First format, (insert format), (insert title).
Second format, (insert format), (insert title).
Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

Watch a film in an actual Drive-in. (optional) (insert title)

Watch a film in the following genres:
A Token Science Fiction B-Movie:
A Token Horror B-Movie:
Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs) - Danger: Diabolik
Sword & Sandal - Erik the Conqueror
Spaghetti Western
Cannibal Film - Cannibal Holocaust
Mafia/Gangster Film
Martial Arts film:
Bruce Lee-sploitation (Starring any variation on Bruce Li, Le, etc.)
Hong Kong (or other Asian) film
American film - Black Belt Jones
Any "Ninja" film
Biker Film - Hell's Angels '69
Stoner Film
Carsploitation Film - Double Nickels
Blaxploitation - Three the Hard Way
Any type
Nudie Cutie
70s Porn
Emmanuelle Film
Rape/Revenge Film- Savage Streets
Vigilante Film
Women in Prison
Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation)
Hixploitation/Moonshiners - Swamp Girl
Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films - Reefer Madness
Mildred Pierce/Douglas Sirk melodrama type "Women's Pictures" from the 40s-60s
"Race" Film (optional-since most are "lost")(early films made specifically for the African-American market pre-1950)
Film dealing with "Race" (pre-1965)
"Hood" Film ("Gangsta")
Gangster film
Juvenile Delinquent Film
60s Beach Movie- Beach Blanket Bingo
Elvis film (starring Elvis, not about Elvis)
Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor)
Mexican Wrestling Film
Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema)
Bollywood Film (actual, not a Hollywood pastiche)
Eco-Terror Film
"Mondo" Film
Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production
Lifetime Channel Movie
Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film"
"Condemned" by the Catholic National Legion of Decency
Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100 {Bottom 100 archive})
Financial Bomb
MST3K (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film - Eegah
Non-MST3K version of a film featured on MST3K (or CT)

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.


03-17-10, 07:20 AM
2010 Exploitation Challenge!


1. The Unknown (1927)
2. God Told Me To (1976) *
3. Penitentiary (1979) *
4. The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) *
5. Lorna (1964) *
6. Bedlam (1946)
7. The Ultimate Warrior (1975) *
8. Foxy Brown (1974) *
9. Angel (1984) *
10. Detour (1945)
11. 13 Frightened Girls (1963) *
12. Verboten (1959) *
13. Over the Edge (1979) *
14. Black Cat (1934)
15. Creepshow (1982)
16. Mudhoney (1965) *
17. Prison Train (1938) *
18. Primitive London (1965) *
19. 13 Ghosts (1960) *
20. The Leopard Man (1943)
21. Poor Little Rich Girl (1965) *
22. Fast Company (1979) *
23. Crimes of the Future (1970) *
24. Stereo (1969) *
25. Alice in Acidland (1969) *
26. The Ghost Ship (1943)
27. Sisters (1973)
28. Fast Company (w/commentary)
29. The Honeymoon Killers (1969)
30. Cat People (1943)
31. The Sadist (1963)
32. The Spook Who Sat By The Door (1973) *
33. I Walked with a Zombie (1943) (w/commentary)
34. Curse of the Cat People (1944)
35. Black Sabbath (1963)
36. Without Warning (1952)
37. These Are The Damned (1963) *
38. The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963)
39. The Body Snatcher (1945)
40. Hitler's Madmen (1943) *
41. This Is America (1977) *
42. Cross of Iron (1977) *
43. Bedlam (1946) (w/commentary)
44. Tales of Terror (1962)
45. The Woman in the Window (1944) *
46. Homicidal (1961) *
47. I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
48. Kill Baby, Kill! (1966)
49. Women in Revolt (1971) *
50. The Line-Up (1958) *
51. Knives of the Avenger (1966) *
52. Isle of the Dead (1945)
53. Curse of the Cat People (w/commentary)
54. Kidnapped (1974)
55. The Man in the Attic (1953)
56. Sign of the Pagan (1954) *
57. Fire and Ice (1983) *
58. Vinyl (1965) *
59. A Blueprint for Murder (1953)
60. Pickup on South Street (1953)
61. Divine Trash (1998) *
62. It Happened in Hollywood (1937) *
63. The Undying Monster (1942)
64. Mark of the Vampire (1935)
65. The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)
66. Straight Jacket (1963) *
67. Ciao! Manhattan (1973)
68. Ciao! Manhattan (w/commentary)
69. Adventures in Sahara (1938) *
70. Mad Love (1935)
71. The Ruling Class (1972)
72. The Velvet Underground and Nico (1966) *
73. Power of the Press (1943) *
74. The Tall Target (1951) *
75. The Seventh Victim (1943)
76. Easy Rider (1969)
77. Hangover Square (1945)
78. Big Top Pee-wee (1988)
79. A History of the Blue Movie (1970) *
80. The Old Dark House (1962) *
81. Popeye (1980)
82. The Collector (1965)
83. Inglorious Bastards (1978) *
84. I, A Man (1967)
85. Body Snatcher (w/commentary)
86. Cruising (1980)
87. Little Murders (1971)
88. Private Hell 36 (1954) *
89. Fall of the House of Usher (1960) *
90. Shockproof (1949) *
91. Murder Inc. (1960)
92. Strange Brew (1983)
93. My Hustler (1965)
94. That Kind of Girl (1963) *
95. Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy (2005)
96. Mr. Sardonicus (1961) *
97. Caged (1950) *
98. Blank Generation (1980) *
99. Hausu (1977) *
100. Scandal Sheet (1952) *
101. Bad (1977) *
102. It Came from Hollywood (1982) *
103. The 7th Victim (w/commentary)
104. The Lodger (1944)
105. Dementia (1955)
106. Chelsea Girls (1966)
107. A Bullet for Joey (1955) *
108. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
109. Bunny Lake is Missing (1965)
110. The Tingler (1959)
111. The Crimson Kimono (1959)
112. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
113. The Wild One (1953)
114. The Big Knife (1955)
115. Permissive (1970) *
116. Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
117. Fury (1936)
118. Escape from L.A. (1996)
119. Underworld U.S.A. (1961) *

* First Viewing


Chet Desmond
03-17-10, 07:29 AM
1) YOR: THE HUNTER FROM THE FUTURE - Dinosaurs, babes, lasers, Darth Vaderish robots, medallions and explosions. Yep, this one has something for everyone. It's fast paced and fun - the perfect start to the challenge. My first Antonio Margheriti (err, Anthony Dawson) flick. *

2) NIGHT CALL NURSES - I can't imagine what audiences paying to see this thought when it finally unspooled for 'em. Very little sex or nudity, but a lot of psycho drama and counter culture politics. Well written (George Armitage) and directed (Johnathan Kaplan) with several quirky asides to keep things interesting. *

3) SCHLOCK! THE SECRET HISTORY OF AMERICAN MOVIES - Excellent doc celebrating the genre we all know and love. A great watch. *

4) THE TOOLBOX MURDERS (1977) - Cameon Mitchell chews scenery and lollipops in this grindhouse classic. The plot takes some surprising twists and after a brutal beginning, the flick settles into a pretty good melodrama.

5) ROLLING THUNDER - Intense revenge thriller with a brava performance by William Devane as a returning POW pushed over the edge. More of a character study than a typical action flick. *

6) THREE THE HARD WAY - Jim Brown, Jim Kelly and Fred Williamson kick white supremist ass in this wildly entertaining flick. Filled with non stop action and a wacky plot straight out of a James Bond movie, this friggin' rocks! *

7) THE GREAT SILENCE - Interesting spaghetti western. Damn, what an ending! *

8) POOR PRETTY EDDIE - Leslie Uggams breaks down on the wrong back road and ends up in a southern gothic nightmare. Truly bizarre satire of racism, sexism and probably a few isms nobody has even thought of yet. Shelly Winters and Slim Pickens are a trip. *

9) THE NEW KIDS - James Spader gives good villain in Sean Cunningham's tale of high school lust and revenge. Slick but routine and forgettable. The fiery finale adds some zing. *

10) NIGHT OF THE LEPUS - All the dismembered corpses and growling sounds in the world can't mask the fact that rabbits are too damned cute to be scary. Happy Easter!

11) THE MONKEY HU$TLE - Breezy comedy with Yaphet Kotto practically sparkling as a con man who loves the grift. Not much plot, or really very funny but so good natured it's hard to dislike. Nobody rocks a leisure suit with no shirt like Rudy Ray Moore! *

12) THE TERROR OF TINY TOWN - Typical western of the era with a gimmick cast. Not nearly as bad as I was expecting and actually kind of enjoyable. Nice songs too! *

13) GRAND THEFT AUTO - Ron Howard's first feature as director is an above average car crash epic with a great cast of B movie vets and character actors. The movie starts fast and never lets up as the chase for a young couple escalates into a literal demolition derby. No CGI in this baby, just real twisted metal! *

14) AIRPORT 1975 - I hadn't seen this in years but it was always a favorite of mine as a kid. A lot of it is hilarious now after "Airplane" but it still holds up as an entertaining disaster flick. If you get bored, just play name that star.

15) MALATESTA'S CARNIVAL OF BLOOD - Surreal, occasionally incoherent, low budget cannibal flick. Depending on your tastes, this is either a trippy, imaginative example of filmmaking on the fly - or it's insufferable. I'm on the side of trippy and imaginative. *

16) CINDY AND DONNA - The sexual awakening of a teenage girl by way of lurid soap opera courtesy of Crown International. The smokin' hot female cast is frequently nude so you don't really notice not much is going on. Surprisingly downbeat with a killer ending. *

17) THE GREEN SLIME - Good fun as fast growning, energy craving aliens attack a space station. The monsters look like they should be fighting Power Rangers. *

18) CAGED HEAT - Classic WIP flick written and directed by Jonathan Demme is not as sleazy as most in the genre but still delivers the goods. The cast is awesome (Rainbeaux Smith, Roberta Collins, Erica Gavin, Barbara Steele) and so is the nudity. More about the women than degradation. Surreal dream sequences are cool. *

19) BLACK SAMSON - Man fights to keep drugs and organized crime out of his neighborhood. Routine blaxpolitation flick. William Smith is great as the villain. *


21) ZOMBIE - Fulci's classic even better with most of the cast in the next room. One of the true greats of the splatter genre.

22) ZOMBIE PANEL with Al Cliver, Richard Johnson, Ian McColloch, Ottaviano Dell’Acqua and Beatrice Ring.

23) TALES OF 42ND STREET with 42nd Street Pete - Ask him to tell you a hooker story. I think he might have one for ya!

24) BADASSSSS CINEMA - Pretty good doc about the blaxploitation genre. Could be longer though.

25) BLOOD FEAST - Interesting as a curio, but even at 67 minutes it's a tough slog. As a life long horror fan, it's long overdue that I watch the original gore film but I'm glad history class is over. A film much easier to admire than enjoy. As expected, the gore is fun. *

26) TEENAGE CRIME WAVE - Not bad juvenile delinquent epic as a psychotic teen breaks his girlfriend out of jail and holds up in an isolated farmhouse. All the laughable 50's hysteria is here, but the movie is surprisingly involving. Nice BW photography. *

27) BLOOD DINER - Jackie Kong's homage to "Blood Feast" is actually better. Genuinely funny at times with some good gore. Builds to a delirious climax. Uneven, but interesting acting. *

28) BRIDE OF THE MONSTER - An Edward D. Wood Jr joint. Not as good as "Plan 9" but has enough classic Woodian touches to make it entertaining. Bela Lugosi is fantastic as an scientist working to perfect a race of atomic supermen. *

29) CINDERELLA (1977) - Adult version of fairy tale is also a decent musical. The sex is the least interesting thing about this rare starring vehicle for Cheryl "Rainbeaux" Smith. The songs are pretty good but the endless soft core scenes and some of the attempts at comedy grow tiresome. Cheryl is great as usual. *

30) VICE SQUAD - Wings Hauser is terrifying as a psychotic pimp on a rampage in Gary Sherman's lean, mean crime drama. Taking place on one eventful night in LA, this is everything you'd want from a flick like this. Fast paced and violent with an authentically sleazy vibe. Wings also sings the killer song "Neon Slime" on the soundtrack.

31) RACE WITH THE DEVIL - Great hybrid of horror and action with Peter Fonda and Warren Oates on the run from Satanists after witnessing a human sacrifice. Creepy at times with a nice paranoid atmosphere.

32) TROLL 2 - Claudio Fragasso's masterpiece of ineptitude is entertaining as hell. The movie never stops topping itself with one weird set piece after another and the performances are so bad they're fascinating. The best worst movie indeed!

33) IF FOOTMEN TIRE YOU, WHAT WILL HORSES DO? - If there hadn't been a church in my neighborhood growing up that played Ron Ormond's religious films, I'd swear they were a put on. An amazing film that has to be seen to be believed. I think Max Von Sydow said it best in "Hannah and Her Sisters" - "If Jesus came back and saw what's going on in his name, he'd never stop throwing up. " *

34) CURSE OF THE DEVIL - Paul Naschy as werewolf Waldemar Daninsky in pretty good monster flick. Old fashioned but with graphic gore and nudity. Cool creature makeup. *

35) DEATH RACE 2000 - The cast is perfect in Paul Bartel's hilarious satire of America's obsession with violence and competition. One of the best from New World Pictures' golden age and one of the best expolitation movies ever.

36) THE CAR - A driverless demonic auto cruises the desert and terrorizes a small town. A fun hybrid of "Jaws" and "The Exorcist" that manages to overcome a silly premise. The well acted film is played straight and the widescreen photography is fantastic. Better than it sounds.

37) BLACK CAESAR - Terriffic remake of "Little Caesar" from writer/director Larry Cohen. Well done with a great performance from Fred Williamson. Features some complex characters and a tense final act. *

38) HELL UP IN HARLEM - Unnecessary sequel to "Black Caesar" plays like the quickie cash in it was. The original was complex and subversive, this is a popcorn action flick. Watching Fred Williamson kick ass is always fun though. *

39) THE GHASTLY ONES - Read Jimmy McDonough's "The Ghastly One - The Sex-Gore Netherworld of Filmmaker Andy Milligan" instead. *

40) KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS - Top notch 70's eco-terror as highly toxic tarantulas invade small Arizona town. Great arachnid action with an awesomely nihilistic ending.

41) CRY-BABY - This one has grown on me over the years. Not as funny as usual for John Waters, but the music is great and the cast is game. Too bad the guy in the lead never went on to have much success.

42) MUDHONEY - Russ Meyer depression era melodrama. It "leaves a taste of evil"! *

43) VAN NUYS BLVD - Tedious slice of life as several uninteresting characters live and love on the title street circa 1979. Cool as a time capsule but deadly dull as a movie. *

44) BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS - One of my favorite flicks of all time. Roger Ebert's script is endlessly quotable and the songs are friggin' awesome. A classic.

45) FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN IN 3D - Interesting take on the familiar story. Well made with great use of 3D. Deadpan sense of humor and effective over the top gore. Much better than I expected. *

46) SANTO VS BLUE DEMON IN ATLANTIS - A Mexican wrestling movie. 'Nuff said. *

47) CANNIBAL FEROX - Despite the usual animal killings, this isn't as vile as most in this genre. Grimy and disgusting, it undeniably delivers on a visceral level. Be prepared to need a shower after watching. *

48) BLACK BELT JONES - Jim Kelly and Gloria Hendry team up to battle gangsters and thugs in light hearted kung fu romp. Great entertainment directed by Robert "Enter the Dragon" Clouse. *

49) THE MYSTERIOUS MONSTERS - Peter Graves and Schick Sun Classic Pictures do their best to prove that Bigfoot exists in this theatrical documentary. With some dubious science and hilarious leaps, the flick is a total blast of 70's monster quest nostalgia. A bit overlong, but great fun. *

50) THE BIG DOLL HOUSE - One of the best WIP flicks from expolitation master Jack Hill. The cast is killer with Roberta Collins, Pam Grier and Sid Haig as a good guy! *

51) ZOMBI 3 - There are traces of Fulci at times, but it really feels more like a Bruno Mattei flick. This is a bad movie even by Italian zombie movie standards. *

52) AMERICAN NIGHTMARES (COMBAT SHOCK) - Beyond nihilism, this could be the darkest movie I've ever seen. Depressing and ugly, but also incredibly well directed by Buddy Giovinazzo with an intense lead performance from brother Rick Giovinazzo. Unforgettable. *

53) HARDWARE - Art meets exploitation in Richard Stanley's visually stunning "Terminator" riff.

54) THE TOY BOX - Sometimes cool, sometimes tedious, always weird dirty movie with a whacked out final twist. A woman has sex with her bed in one of the trippiest soft core sex scenes of all time. Cheesy, but kinda creepy at times. *

55) WILLIE DYNAMITE - Pimpin' ain't easy, as this 1974 blaxpolitation flick so aptly demonstrates. Roscoe Orman gives a compelling performance as Willie D. Somber and realistic. *

56) THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY - Comedy about one night at an LA disco. Not very funny, but still mildly entertaining thanks to an interesting cast (Jeff Goldblum, Debra Winger and Berlin's Terri Nunn) and wayback machine appeal. *

57) A THIEF IN THE NIGHT - Christian horror film about rapture and aftermath. Slow, preachy first half but picks up steam once our heroine is left behind. Gotta be the scariest movie ever made in Des Moines, Iowa. *

58) THE SADIST - Tense crime drama with Arch Hall Jr as a sociopath terrorizing three stranded motorists at a desert gas station. Well made with beautiful photography from Vilmos Zsigmond. *

59) THE FAN (1981) - Lovely combination of class and trash as man obsessed with aging movie star turns to stalking and murder. Lauren Bacall, James Garner, Maureen Stapleton and Michael Biehn are all great in movie that's half soapy drama, half slasher flick.

60) HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD - Affectionate satire of life (and murder) at a New Worldesque movie studio in the 1970's from Joe Dante and Allan Arkush. Lots of sly in-jokes and clever use of stock footage. A perfect final film for the challenge. *


* First time viewing

03-17-10, 08:09 AM
Goal: 50
* = First Time Viewing

April 1
01. Cavegirl (1985)* Started this at midnight eastern time and managed to get through it without falling asleep; however, that really was a challenge. 3/10
02. Coach (1978)* Cathy Lee Crosby is hired as the coach of a boys high school basketball team and falls for one of her players. It's a story straight out of todays headlines!!! 5/10

April 2
03. Jocks (1986)* WOW, that was bad. Not even Christopher Lee and a young, hot Mariska Hargitay could save this. 2/10

April 4
04. My Tutor (1983)* Well, that was a little better. At least they attempted a little character development. 5/10
05. The Pom Pom Girls (1976)* 4/10
06. The Van (1977)* Who knew vans were such panty droppers? 5/10

April 6
07. The Beach Girls (1982)* No plot what-so-ever, just lots of gratitutious nudity. That's not all bad!!! 4/10
08. Hunk (1987)* With characters named Hunk Golden, Constantine Constapopolis, Laurel Springs, Skeet Mecklenberger and Coaster Royce, how can it be bad? I actually kind of enjoyed this one for some strange reason. 6/10

April 7
09. My Chauffeur (1986)* Had a few humerous moments, but overall, very average. 4/10

April 8
10. Malibu Beach (1978)* You know it's bad when the star of the movie is a dog trained to steal bikini tops. 2/10

April 9
11. Tomboy (1985)* Not too bad, I suppose, but then again, not really very good either. 4/10

April 10
12. Weekend Pass (1984)* This was horrible, probably the worst I've seen yet. 1/10
13. The Giant Gila Monster (1959)* Falls into the category of so bad, it's good. I especially liked how the monster seemed to change sizes. Sometimes it look like the size of several cars, other times it looked like it was a few inches long. 4/10

April 11
14. Action Jackson (1988)* I liked this. Not 100% sure it counts because it looked big budget at times; however, IMDB lists it as Blaxploitation, so I'll count it unless someone objects. 6/10
15. Poison (2001)* Directed by Jim Wynorski. I liked this one a little more than I should. Reminded me of The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. Definitely better than the 2.6 rating on IMDB. 5/10
16. The Killer Shrews (1959)* Another one that's so corny, it's good. 4/10
17. Pick-Up (1975)* I have no idea what I watched here. I think you have to be high to get anything out of it. 2/10

April 12
18. The Teacher (1974)* Not bad, much better than I expected and Angel Tompkins is hot. Good, creepy performance by Anthony James. 6/10
19. Best Friends (1975)* A little deeper than most B-Movies; however, something seemed to be missing. 4/10

April 13
20. Trip with the Teacher (1975)* Not bad, but could have been so much better. 5/10
21. The Sister-in-Law (1974)* 5/10

April 14
22. The Stepmother (1972)* Somewhat entertaining, but I'll probably never watch it again. 5/10

April 15
23. Malibu High (1979)* 4/10

April 16
24. Cindy and Donna (1970)* Not much plot, just lots of nudity. 4/10

April 17
25. Class of 1984 (1982)* By far, the best movie I've watched for this challenge. Not at all what I expected, but I loved it. 8/10
26. Showgirls (1995) Always good for a laugh or two. 5/10

April 18
27. City of Violence (2006)* Pretty good South Korean crime flick. Good fight scenes. 6/10
28. Shadow Man (2006)* Starring Steven Seagal who can't move like he used to, but still a pretty entertaining movie. I liked it. 6/10
29. Until Death (2007)* Starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. Good story that drags a little in the middle. Overall, a good watch. 5/10

April 19
30. The Glimmer Man (1996)* Another entertaining Seagal movie. Also, has Keenen Ivory Wayans and Brian Cox who were both good. 6/10
31. Out of Reach (2004)* This was a not so good Seagal film. Seemed like it lasted forever despite being only 86 minutes. 3/10

April 20
32. Second in Command (2006)* This is Jean-Claude Van Damme at his best. Nothing that hasn't been seen before, but I loved it!!! 7/10
33. Diamond Dogs (2007)* Starring Dolph Lundgren. Had the potential to be good, but something was missing. 4/10

April 21
34. It's Alive (1974)* Directed by Larry Cohen. Decent 70's horror movie. Not very scary by todays standards, but who can't love a killer baby? 5/10

April 26
35. It's Alive 2: It Lives Again (1978)* Directed by Larry Cohen. Pretty good sequel. I think I liked this one a little better than the original. Not just one killer baby, but three!!! 6/10

April 27
36. It's Alive 3: Island of the Alive (1987)* Directed by Larry Cohen. By far the weakest of the trilogy, but still somewhat entertaining. Better special effects and gore, but weaker storyline. 4/10
37. The Russian Specialist (2005)* Good shootout at the end, but was a struggle to get there. Dolph Lundgren is just not quite the action star Seagal and Van Damme are. 3/10

April 28
38. Above the Law (1988)* Steven Seagal's first feature film. Not his best, but decent 5/10


Watch one film from every decade of film history.
1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
1900 -(optional)
1910 -(optional)
1920 -(optional)
1930 -
1940 -
1950 - The Giant Gila Monster (1959)
1960 -
1970 - Coach (1978)
1980 - Cavegirl (1985)
1990 - Showgirls (1995)
2000 - Poison (2001)

Watch a film for each rating:
Unrated (pre-MPAA 1968) - (insert film title here)
G - (optional)
PG -
PG-13 - (optional)
R - Cavegirl (1985)
X (or NC-17) - Showgirls (1995)
Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) - Cindy and Donna (1970)

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, VHS-sourced{VHS transferred to DVD-+R is fine}).
First format, DVD, Cavegirl (1985)
Second format, (insert format), (insert title).
Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

Watch a film in an actual Drive-in. (optional) (insert title)

Watch a film in the following genres:
A Token Science Fiction B-Movie: The Killer Shrews (1959)
A Token Horror B-Movie: It's Alive (1974)
Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs)
Sword & Sandal
Spaghetti Western
Cannibal Film
Mafia/Gangster Film
Martial Arts film: City of Violence (2006)
Bruce Lee-sploitation (Starring any variation on Bruce Li, Le, etc.)
Hong Kong (or other Asian) film
American film
Any "Ninja" film
Biker Film
Stoner Film
Carsploitation Film
Blaxploitation: Action Jackson (1988)
Any type
Nudie Cutie
70s Porn
Emmanuelle Film
Rape/Revenge Film
Vigilante Film
Women in Prison
Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation)
Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films
Mildred Pierce/Douglas Sirk melodrama type "Women's Pictures" from the 40s-60s
"Race" Film (optional-since most are "lost")(early films made specifically for the African-American market pre-1950)
Film dealing with "Race" (pre-1965)
"Hood" Film ("Gangsta")
Gangster film
Juvenile Delinquent Film
60s Beach Movie
Elvis film (starring Elvis, not about Elvis)
Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor)
Mexican Wrestling Film
Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema)
Bollywood Film (actual, not a Hollywood pastiche)
Eco-Terror Film: The Giant Gila Monster (1959)
"Mondo" Film
Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production
Lifetime Channel Movie
Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film"
"Condemned" by the Catholic National Legion of Decency
Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100 {Bottom 100 archive})
Financial Bomb
MST3K (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film
Non-MST3K version of a film featured on MST3K (or CT)

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.
1 Jocks (1986) - Christopher Lee
2 Shadow Man (2006) - Steven Seagal
3 Until Death (2007) - Jean-Claude Van Damme
4 The Glimmer Man (1996) - Steven Seagal
5 Out of Reach (2004) - Steven Seagal
6 Second in Command (2006) - Jean-Claude Van Damme
7 Diamond Dogs (2007) - Dolph Lundgren
8 The Russian Specialists (2005) - Dolph Lundgren
9 Above the Law (1988) - Steven Seagal
10 Above the Law (1988) - Pam Grier

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
1 Poison (2001) - Jim Wynorski
2 It's Alive (1974) - Larry Cohen
3 It's Alive 2: It Lives Again (1978) - Larry Cohen
4 It's Alive 3: Island of the Alive (1987) - Larry Cohen

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
1 Cavegirl (1985) - Crown International Pictures
2 My Tudor (1983) - Crown International Pictures
3 The Pom Pom Girls (1976) - Crown International Pictures
4 My Chauffeur (1986) - Crown International Pictures
5 Tomboy (1985) - Crown International Pictures

03-17-10, 09:51 AM

(*) first time viewing

April 1
1. Meteor Apocalypse (Micho Rutare; 2010)*--Netflix DVD--Water-contaminating meteors follow our hero from Vegas to L.A. in search of his family, while government bureaucrats fight amongst themselves about what to do with the already-water-infected folks (including, of course, our hero's daughter)--3/5
April 2
2. Phantom Racer (Terry Ingram; 2009)*--Netflix DVD--Nicole Eggert, Greg Evigan, a haunted racecar, and a couple of hilariously gruesome kills. An entertaining timewaster--3/5
3. Shanks (William Castle; 1974)*--DVR'd from TCM--Strange "silent" film about a mute puppeteer and his newest "puppets." Creepy and different--4/5
April 3
4. The House Where Evil Dwells (Kevin Connor; 1982)*--DVR'd from TCM--"There's an awful face in my soup!" Slow-going ghost story, set in Japan. Flashes of unintentional humor, including a a scene with yelling, attacking crabs, and a fun fight at the end--3/5
5. Something Is Out There (aka Day of the Animals)--(William Girdler; 1977)*--My DVD--Fun animals-vs.-man tale, with a few scares. This is the theatrical from Shriek Show, and all the scratches, splices and pops added to the enjoyment--4/5
6. Contraband (Lucio Fulci; 1980)*--Netflix DVD--Blood, boobs and bad dubbing--3/5
7. Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (Curtis Harrington; 1978)*--My DVD--TV movie with a cute puppy that is really spawned by Satan. I liked the "Blink"-esque scene where everytime Mom looks up the dog is sitting closer... and closer... and closer--3/5
April 4
8. Grizzly (William Girdler; 1976)*--My DVD--Big bear--3/5
9. Razorback (Russell Mulcahy; 1984)*--My DVD--Big boar--4/5
10. Bad Taste (Peter Jackson; 1987)--My DVD--Hadn't watched this one in years. Still a lot of fun--4/5
April 6
11. Nightmare at Noon (Niko Mastorakis; 1987)*--Netflix DVD--More bad water, this time causing craziness, badly-choreographed fights and slow-motion stunts. A good copter chase at the end made this (barely) worth sitting through--3/5
April 7
12. The Stuff (Larry Cohen; 1985)--Netflix DVD--This was fun when I was a kid, but now it's just bad, with horribly edited scenes that just seemed to stop and jump to halfway through another--2/5
April 8
13. Don't Torture a Duckling (Lucio Fulci; 1972)*--Netflix DVD--Mystery about a child killer, with a few touches of the Fulci gore--3/5
April 9
14. Exposed (Gustav Wiklund; 1971)*--Netflix DVD--Christina Lindberg as a teen who gets caught up with the wrong crowd--4/5
April 10
15. The Bad Seed (Paul Wendkos; 1985)*--My DVD--Okay tv remake--3/5
16. Eaten Alive (Umberto Lenzi; 1980)--Netflix DVD--Partway through this I realized, not only had I seen it before, but i own it too. :doh: Still it was good to see this one again--3/5
17. Dead End Drive-In (Brian Trenchard-Smith; 1986)--My DVD--Futuristic Ozploitation about kids imprisoned in a drive-in. A strange guilty pleasure--4/5
18. Pinocchio's Revenge (Kevin Tenney; 1996)*--On Demand--I thought this would be really horrible, but it turned out to be a pretty enjoyable Chucky rip-off--3/5
April 11
19. House (Robby Henson; 2008)*--On Demand--0% at RT. Yet another tale of unlikeable people trapped in a creepy old house--2/5
20. April Fool's Day (The Butcher Brothers; 2008)*--On Demand--Stuck-up rich kids who couldn't get killed off fast enough. Shocker ending :rolleyes:--2/5
21. Spellbinder (Janet Greek; 1988)--On Demand--Witches in L.A. Not as good as I remember it--3/5
22. 8 Million Ways to Die (Hal Ashby; 1986)--DVR'd from IFC--14% at RT. Dirty crime thriller, co-written by Oliver Stone--3/5
April 13
23. Amazons and Gladiators (Zachary Weintraub; 2001)*--Netflix DVD--Damn, wasn't there "Amazon film" on the checklist? "Gladiator film?" I sat through this cheese-fest with an epic cast of dozens for nothing?--2/5
April 14
24. The Man from Deep River (Umberto Lenzi; 1973)*--Netflix DVD--A cannibal movie with almost no cannibals. Almost documentary-style story of a man captured by a jungle tribe. I think most of the cannibal scenes were reused in "Eaten Alive"--4/5
April 15
25. Breaker! Breaker! (Don Hulette; 1977)*--DVR'd from IFC--Chuck Norris vs. a corrupt town full of Hazzard county rejects. Hilarity ensues--2/5
26. Ninja Assassin (James McTeigue; 2009)*--Netflix DVD--Violent, entertaining action--4/5
April 16
27. The Wild, Wild Planet (Anthony Dawson; 1965)*--DVR'd from TCM--Sci-fi silliness about a scientist trying to create perfect people. Lots of unintentional laughs--2/5
April 17
28. Lizard in a Woman's Skin (Lucio Fulci; 1971)*--Netflix DVD--England-set giallo with a couple of trippy dream sequences--3/5
29. The Mysterious Island (Lucian Hubbard; 1929)*--DVR'd from TCM--Creative special effects in this adventure that takes place mostly under the island, involving submarines, "giant" creatures and the discovery of an undersea race--4/5
30. Happy Birthday to Me (J. Lee Thompson; 1981)*--On Demand--Didn't see that coming--Wait. What?:confused:--3/5
April 18
31. Fire Serpent (John Terlesky; 2007)*--Netflix DVD--After all those years with the Scoobies, shouldn't Xander have immediately believed that, yes, a bad-cgi fire-monster could be real?--2/5
32. They Live (John Carpenter; 1988)--My DVD--Still great after 20+ years--4/5
April 19
33. Doll Graveyard (Charles Band; 2005)*--Netflix DVD--Another hour's worth of murderous dolls from Full Moon--2/5
April 21
34. 2012: Doomsday (Nick Everhart; 2008)*--Netflix DVD--Too much talk, not enough doom--3/5
April 22
35. Monster (Erik Estenberg; 2007)*--Netflix DVD--Not-bad "Cloverfield" rip-off from the good folks at the Asylum--3/5
April 23
36. Wicked, Wicked (Richard L. Bare; 1973)*--DVR'd from TCM--In Duo-Vision. A goofy murder mystery using split-screen for almost the entire movie, with some clever uses of the effect--4/5
37. Night of the Lepus (William F. Claxton; 1972)*--Netflix DVD--"Attention! Attention! There is a herd of killer rabbits headed this way!"--3/5
April 24
38. He Knows You're Alone (Armand Mastroianni; 1980)*--Netflix DVD--Killer targets brides-to-be. With a couple of pre-"Scream" nods to horror movies. And Tom Hanks--3/5
39. These Are the Damned (Joseph Losey; 1963)*--My DVD--Starts as a teenage-gang pic, then becomes a scary (and sad) tale about a group of unique children. One of my favorites of this challenge--4/5
40. Telefon (Don Siegel; 1977)--My DVD--"The woods are lovely, dark and deep..." Another one I haven't seen since I was a kid, this Charles Bronson spy thriller still entertains--4/5
April 25
41. Never Take Candy from a Stranger (Cyril Frankel; 1960)*--My DVD--Real-life horror. Hard to watch at times, but a thrilling final act--4/5
42. The Snorkel (Guy Green; 1958)*--My DVD--Teen goes all Nancy Drew to prove her stepfather murdered her mother--4/5
April 26
43. The Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds (Junji Kurata;1977)*--Netflix DVD--One dinosaur and one monster bird attack a Japanese village to the groovy sounds of 70s porn music. Ends with a hilarious dino-fight as the bird, I think, tries to hypnotize the dinosaur to death, and our heroes hang seemingly forever from a tree branch over a gaping pit of stock lava footage--2/5
April 27
44. Maniac (Michael Carreras; 1963)*--My DVD--Lots of twists and turns in this Hammer murder mystery--3/5
April 30
45. 100 Million BC (Griff Furst; 2008)*--Netflix DVD--Entertaining go-back-in-time-then-accidentally-bring-a-rampaging-dinosaur-back-with-you flick. I'm getting hooked on these stupid Asylum movies--3/5


Watch one film from every decade of film history.
1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
1900 -(optional)
1910 -(optional)
1920 - The Mysterious Island (1926)
1930 -
1940 -
1950 -
1960 - The Wild, Wild Planet
1970 - Shanks (1974)
1980 - The House Where Evil Dwells (1982)
1990 - Pinocchio's Revenge (1996)
2000 - Phantom Racer (2009)

Watch a film for each rating:
Unrated (pre-MPAA 1968) - (insert film title here)
G - (optional)
PG - Shanks
PG-13 -
R - The House Where Evil Dwells
X (or NC-17 -
Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) -

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV,
online, UMD, theater, iPod, VHS-sourced{VHS transferred to DVD-+R is fine}).
First format: Meteor Apocalypse (DVD)
Second format: Shanks (DVR)
Third format, (insert format), (insert title).

Watch a film in an actual Drive-in. (optional) (insert title)

Watch a film in the following genres:
A Token Science Fiction B-Movie:
A Token Horror B-Movie:
Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs)
Giallo: Don't Torture a Duckling
Sword & Sandal
Spaghetti Western
Cannibal Film: Eaten Alive
Mafia/Gangster Film: Contraband
Martial Arts film:
Bruce Lee-sploitation (Starring any variation on Bruce Li, Le, etc.)
Hong Kong (or other Asian) film
American film: Breaker! Breaker!
Any "Ninja" film: Ninja Assassin
Biker Film
Stoner Film
Carsploitation Film: Phantom Racer
Any type
Nudie Cutie: Exposed
70s Porn
Emmanuelle Film
Rape/Revenge Film
Vigilante Film
Women in Prison
Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation): 2012: Doomsday
Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films
Mildred Pierce/Douglas Sirk melodrama type "Women's Pictures" from the 40s-60s
"Race" Film (optional-since most are "lost")(early films made specifically for the African-American market pre-1950)
Film dealing with "Race" (pre-1965)
"Hood" Film ("Gangsta")
Gangster film
Juvenile Delinquent Film
60s Beach Movie
Elvis film (starring Elvis, not about Elvis)
Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor)
Mexican Wrestling Film
Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema)
Bollywood Film (actual, not a Hollywood pastiche)
Eco-Terror Film: Something Is Out There
"Mondo" Film
Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production
Lifetime Channel Movie
Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film"
"Condemned" by the Catholic National Legion of Decency
"Before they were Famous" film (list the celeb)
Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100 {Bottom 100 archive})
Financial Bomb
MST3K (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film
Non-MST3K version of a film featured on MST3K (or CT): The Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.
1. The House Where Evil Dwells (Doug McClure)
2. Nightmare at Noon (George Kennedy)
3. Exposed (Christina Lindberg)
4. The Bad Seed (David Carradine)
5. Breaker! Breaker! (Chuck Norris)
6. They Live (Roddy Piper)
7. Telefon (Charles Bronson)

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
1. Shanks (William Castle)
2. Something Is Out There (William Girdler)
3. Contraband (Lucio Fulci)
4. Nightmare at Noon (Niko Mastorakis)
5. The Stuff (Larry Cohen)
6. Eaten Alive (Umberto Lenzi)
7. They Live (John Carpenter)
8. Doll Graveyard (Charles Band)

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
1. Meteor Apocalypse (Faith Films/The Asylum)
2. Something Is Out There (FVI)
3. Contraband (Blue Underground)
4. Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (Shriek Show)
5. Breaker! Breaker! (AIP)

03-17-10, 10:40 AM

April 1

01. Ecco / 1963 ☼
- Released on the crest of 'Mondo' craze, this feature at times is interesting but near the end kind of peters out - A coupld of scenes featuring animal cruelity seems a bit too forced and jarring from the other segments. The stomach and neck piercing scenes were cringe inducing and near unwatchable.
[Trailers: 'Ecco' / 'Mondo Bizarro'/ 'Mondo Freudo' / 'Tabu']

02. The Forbidden / 1966 ☼
- Fascinatiing Mondo doc that is at times sleazy, titillating and sexist all at once, but nonetheless entertaining.

03. Emaneulle Around the World / 1977 (102min version) ☼
- Hand it to director Joe D'Amato to deliver the beastility scenes to new levels of sheer grossness and debaunchery. The story seems to meander but it's one of the better Emanuelle film's in this subgenre.
[Trailers: 'The Adult Version of Jeckyll & Hyde' / 'The Amazing Transplant']

04. Malabimba (The Malicious Whore) / 1979 (98min version) ☼
- Good cast and acting, A story that is both intriguing and explicit when it wants to be.
[Trailers: 'Malabimba' / 'The Erotic Adventures of Zorro']

05. In the Folds of the Flesh / 1970 ☼
- This was flat out - 'out there' The reveals of the fractured story are brain numbing, but ingenious in it's own way - some of the acting is terribly wooden and one of the male characters looks like 'Ugly Betty's' Mark St. James but chubbier. Some of the scenes where you'd think a character would do something sensibily, never happen and just come out as maddening - ugh, are you really THAT stupid.
[Trailers: 'In the Folds of the Flesh' / 'The Secret Sex Lives of Romeo & Juliet' / 'Blaze Starr Goes Nudist']

06. Electronic Lover / 1970 ☼
- I so wanted to throw something, say a frying pan at the lead character ('Master' Mike Atkinson) he's such a deranged perv but when he starts saying one line: 'Find her, Find her, Find her, Find her... Find...Her' or 'Mommy, Mommy, Mommy' over and over again, I was like 'Oh for the love of God, please shut the fuck up' - I kept thinking if you took out the dialogue, tightened the editing and reduced the running time by say, fifteen minutes, added gauze around the outer edges of the screen, you'd have a 'nudie' Guy Maddin film. The African-American female dancing naked was oddly the best scene in the movie

07. The Spy Who Came ☼
- This film worked for me, not only was it a strange plot for a film, but as the film progresses it just get's wierder and wierder. I had hoped the nudity/sexuality notably the threesome at the end was a tad more explict.
[Trailers: 'The Curious Dr. Hump' / 'Office Love-In' / 'The Singles' / 'Some Like It Violent']

April 2

08. The Stewardesses / 1969 ☼ [viewed in anaglyph 3D]
- 'Plot' what's that? - HAH, it's waifer thin! Since the 3D effects come in rapid succession, why dwell on a storyline?, given it's very softcore (on a scale of 1 to 10, it's a 2 - in the hand's of a different director one wonders how much more clinical and messier the film would have been) All in all, random objects, like pool sticks, bed knobs, and the prerequisite feet, hair, butts and hoo-hah's are shoved in your face for maximum effect
[Trailers: 'Delinquent Schoolgirls' / 'The Curious Female']

April 5

09. Zombi Holocaust (aka. 'Dr. Butcher M.D.) / 1980 ☼
- While it's no Fulci's 'Zombi' which almost seems like a sequel in it's own right- it's fun in a bad way, the old school gore is ripe, notably two throat slashings and the legendary boat blade to the face, the demise of Dr. Obrero is a major letdown but by then maybe the filmmakers ran out of money. The cannibals munch out scenes are hysterical in that they eat anything that's living as if they haven't eaten for months.
[Trailers: 'Dr. Butcher M.D + (German trailer) / 'The Night of Terror' (aka 'Burial Ground']

10. Massacre in Dinosaur Valley / 1985 ☼
- Not enough gore for my taste, but largely this movie is so insanely laughable: the acting, the 80's music score, a plane crashing that has everyone on board screaming and flaying their hands as if the director is exclaiming off screen 'Scream like your life depends on it' [cue mass hysteria] - the river fight scene also had me rolling in laughter - on the plus side the female nudity is so gratuitious and salacious.
[Trailers: 'Massacre in Dinosaur Valley']

11. Emanuelle and the White Slave Trade / 1978 ☼
- The plot might be a bit haphazzard but it compensates with a ton of nudity you could swing a bat at. It has a great groovy soundtrack and has one of the funniest lines from Emanuelle as she is strapped to a bed (in hopes of escaping) to a female nurse: 'If you can help me undress, I could caress you better'
[Trailers: 'Emanuelle and the White Slave Trade']

April 6

12. Emanuelle in Bangkok ☼
- Aside from a gang-rape scene director Joe D'Amato actually makes the sex scenes more erotic than his signature smut. It's basically just a parade of sex and just throws the story out the window.
[Trailer: 'Emanuelle in Bangkok']

13. Tears of the Black Tiger / 2000
- It's a Douglass Sirk romance - no wait it's a John Woo splatter western ... and it's set in Thailand. A truly fascinating, entertaining film that mixes it genres into a bizarre satisfying film.
[Trailer: 'Tears of the Black Tiger']

14. Fando y Lis / 1968 ☼
- or as I'd refer to it as: Fellini on crack. One almost gets the sense that maybe Ken Russell got his inspiration for the bathing in baked beans scene in 'The Who's Tommy' from this film.

April 7

15. Danger: Diabolik / 1968 ☼
- this came across a cross genre hybrid of James Bond and Batman. One dance scene had me laughing as I was almost expecting to see Austin Powers wander in and exclaim 'Yeah, Baby' The sets and costume design were great and the action scenes with a bunch of minatures blowing up (and falling down the same ravine) was a hoot.

16. Erik the Conqueror / 1961 ☼
- Who knew Bava made a 'Viking' film, and he ultilized all the trademark visual styles that made him famous - notably the fight scenes are visceral and very exciting.

17. The Godfathers of Mondo / 2003 ☼
- Fascinating documentary on Gulatiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi, the makers of the infamous 'Mondo Cane' 'Africa Addio' and 'Goodbye Uncle Tom' - the stories and behind the scenes footage are rivetting. A harrowing account of one of the directors about to get shot by an African firing squad but saved by the mere fact that he wasn't 'white' (i.e, 'English') buit Italian saved his ass.

April 8

18. Divine Trash / 2000 ☼
- As much as John Waters himself is a gas to listen in recalling his personal stories of being a filmmaker, his family, peers and actors he has worked with are equally illuminating to hear as well.

April 9

19. The Immoral Mr Teas / 1959 ☼
- Aside from the narration, the film almost comes across as lewd Mousieur Hulet mini-film.

20. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! / 1965 [w/ 'Pussycat' commentary track ☼]
- The gals were instructed by Meyer that sex onscreen or off was not permitted during principal filming - he thought their performances were going to suffer from extracurricular activities
[Trailer: 'Faster, Pussycat, Kill! Kill!' / 'Blacksnake' / 'Mudhoney']

April 10

April 11

21. Dinoshark / 2010 ☼
- Gorgeous hidef photography, but largely a cut and paste 'Jaws' ripsoff right down to similiar line but obviousily changed: 'We're going to need a bigger chopper' (right after the dinoshark leaped out of the water and downed a chopper) - there is no tension whatsoever, except for a scene where the shark leaps into the viewers face at one point. The flaregun to the head and subsequent explosion was a very cheap looking effect but a hoot just to see in a otherwise very...very low budget film.

22. Mega Piranha / 2010 ☼
- painfully goofy, incredibly bad acting and that's an understatement, Tiffany couldn't act herself out of a paper bag, the dialogue is sooooooo stilted and wooden. The CGI is terrible, but it was kind of fun to see piranha the size of buses leap out of the water eating people left and right and smashing into buildings.

23. Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus / 2009 ☼
- If were the Octopus, I would have demanded more screen time. much better than 'Mega Piranha' but not enough scenes of carnage and mass destruction.

April 12

24. Atomic Twister ☼
- exceedingly goofy premise, but the pretty decent special effects shots kept my interest. Not great, but not that bad for that matter

25. Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York ☼
- I simply couldn't care less about any of the characters in this bad, not to mention cheap disaster movie, I'd had really hoped that a volcano had erupted in downtown Manhattan destroying everyone and everything at the end of the movie, but alas, it didnt' happen.

26. Not Quite Hollywood [w/commentary ☼]
- after watching the movie... and the deleted scenes... and the excellent commentary, I'd think you'd cover all your basis in knowing alot of the Australian film industry and the myriad genres that sprung up.

27. The Killer Nun ☼
- a simple story that is highly benefitted from stark visually impressive cinematography and good acting - a surprise in my book.

April 13

28. Day of the Dead (1985) (w/Berger, Nicotero, Burrell, Deak 'fx' crew commentary ☼) Blu-ray
- the commentary is quite revealing and entertaining even if by the end it becomes a rollcall of who on the FX crew was sleeping or dating with other film crew.

29. Survival of the Dead ☼
- Better than 'Diary of th Dead' - still not that keen on cgi blood, which is kept to a minimum thankfully, but hey it's a zombie movie ... from Romero, I liked it.

30. Q (The Winged Serpent)
- Michael Moriarity owns this movie, sure the stop motion animation is crude looking but it's such an off the wall premise that it actually works - shame there never was a follow up sequel.

31. The Relic Blu-ray
- a great cast hamming it up, a wild Stan Winston creature (that loves decapitating it's victims) and one of the loudest soundmixes makes this a wild ride.

32. Bad Taste
- I love the fact that Jackson is actually in this, playing two roles in fact - the pacing is a bit off at times and seems forced, but it's still a blast to resee this.

33. Meet the Feebles
- Jackson at his most deranged and sickest - the ending has to be seen to be believed - the fur and a whole bunch of body parts raindown everywhere.

April 14
34. The Day After Tomorrow [w/commentary] WILD CARD #1

April 16

35. Women's Prison Massacre / 1983 ☼
- I was expecting this to be alot more sleazy, instead it got old (and lame) really quickly

April 17
36. Master of the Flying Guillotine [w/ commentary ☼]
- the commentary alone is a treasure trove of film history of the entire genre.

37. Coonskin
- I had forgotten how really vulgur, not to mention really rascist this film is, as well as featuring some of the most repellent exceedingly ugly 'animation' ever committed to celluloid - Bakshi's best

April 19
38. Ilsa Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks [w/ commentary ☼]
- illuminating commentary track where all the participants are clearly having a blast recollect all the on the set antics and related stories (the dildo scene still leaves me shock and laughing for days)

39. Ilsa The Wicked Warden [w/commentary ☼]
- Jess Franco certainly loves his women naked - alot. Surprised how sleazy it got. Another great commentary

40. Turkey Shoot (aka Escape 2000) ☼
- Given how much of the film's gore was ruined and shown in the excellent 'Not Quite Hollywood' documentary, the film is still a ton of fun, surprised no one has done a remake - oh wait it's sort of like - oh well saying too much more would ruin the fact that someone sort of has remade it, but without all the over the top gore.

41. Come Drink With Me [w/ commentary ☼]
- Bey Logan and leading actress, Cheng Pei-pei's excellent commentary compliment an already classic kung-fu film

42. Clash of the Titans / 2010 WILD CARD #2

43. 7th Voyage of Sinbad [w/ commentary ☼] Blu-ray
- to have animator Harryhausen speak about his own creations on the commentary track is icing on the cake in my opinion

44. House of the Devil ☼
- hmmm, this didn't impress me, as much praise as this movie has received - ummm there wasn't enough story to sustain my interest Maybe it was also the fact that the bluray I was watching, the entire image made it look I was watching it through a mesh screen door, talk about visually distracting.

April 20
45. The Protector (83min version) Blu-ray ☼
- great action and the ending had enough bones breaking to make me wince for an entire week.

April 21
46. Soultaker / 1990 ['Mystery Science Theater 3000'] ☼
- all I could think of was 'oh those 80's mullets were hideous'

April 22
47. Forced Entry / 1973 ☼
- ew, yuck, this wasn't pleasant and I'm not referring to Harry Reem's ugly penis, the sex is highly unerotic, hell, all the sex is not something alot of people would get off to, add to the mix the lead character is completely off his rocker and kills his victims after he rapes them, makes this film nasty and exceedingly nihilistic.

48. Bad Biology / 2008 ☼
- hand it Henenlotter to go really bizarre in his most recent film and really go into the kinky realm of sex, horror and the 'out there' - the insane ending had me rolling in hysterics (And that's praise by the way folks)

April 22
49. Conquest / 1984 ☼
- Painfully silly but not Fulci's worst, the gore and action are well paced and the score aint that bad
[Trailer: 'Conquest' (US + International trailer)]

April 24
50. SS Experiment: Love Camp ☼
[Trailer: 'The Beast in Heat' / 'Private House of the SS' / 'Yellow Emanuelle']

April 25
51. Blankman ☼

April 26
52. Death Race 2000 ☼
53. Mad Max 2 (aka 'The Road Warrior') [w/ commentary ☼] Blu-ray
54. Death Wish 2 ☼
55. Fist of Fury Blu-ray ☼

[u]April 29
56. 2012 Blu-ray WILD CARD #3

April 30
57. Black Dynamite Blu-ray ☼

☼ : First Time Viewing/Listen

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03-17-10, 12:13 PM
Well i was gonna aim for one a day but being injured and bed ridden for the next two months...imma try and reach 100. i unfortunately wasnt able to pick up some titles i wanted as i mainly only have horror im going thru my netflix watch now que.

April 1

1. Godzilla: Tokyo SOS
2. Godzilla Final Battle
3. Godzilla vs MechaGodilla 2
- i have never seen any godzilla movies before and wow im a fan. Im hoping these count as i have no clue to the popularity of them. hoping to find a few more thru netflix.

4. 9 Dead- a saw ripoff a few yrs too late? a straight to dvd iv locked u in these rooms and im gonna kill you movie. Has Melissa Joan Hart tho so that was a plus. interested in the first half then it falls on its ass.

April 2

5. PoultryGiest
6. Rabid Grannies
7. Bloodsucking Freaks.
8. Class of Nuke Em High
9. Class of Nuke Em High 2
10. Redneck Zombies

had myself a troma day in honor of them sponsoring. realized how many troma movies i had maybe 3 or 4 more days devoted to em.

April 3

11. Zombie Campout- a couple cute chicks and some not so hot chicks that constantly teases nudity but never pays off. this one tried to be funny and had a couple chuckles but falls flat.
12. Mascots vs. Midgets - this was frikkin terrible.
13. Behing Enemy Lines 3 - had mister KE,..ANDERSON so figured id check it out. wasnt to bad enjoyable compared to other crap so far.

April 4:
14. Class of Nuke Em High 3
15. Deadgirl
16. Killer Condom
17. Crimson River

April 5:
18. Godzilla vs. Mothra
19. Wrong side of Town
20. Terror Firmer
31. Getting Lucky
22. Black Devil Doll
23. Slaughtered Vomit Dolls

April 6:
24. Big Man Japan
25. Half Past Dead 2
26. Troma's War
27. Death Trance
28. Black Sheep

April 7:
29. Martyrs
30. Eden Lake
31. Wizard of Gore
32. Gore Gore Girls
33. Rogue

April 8:
36.The Hamiltons
37. Grave Dancers
38. Reincarnation

April 9:
39.Dark Ride
40. Unrest
41. the abandoned
42. Penny Dreadful
43. Wicked Little Things

April 10:
44. Murder Set Pieces
45. Maniac
46. Kill Theory
47. The Final
48. The House of the Devil (VHS)

April 11:
49. Zombies of Mass Destruction
50. The Reeds
51. Hidden
52. The Graves
53. Lake Mungo
54. Dread

April 12:
55. Zombie Diaries
56. Zombie Strippers
58. Zombies vs. Strippers
59. Blood Diner

April 13:
60.Rawhead Rex
61. The Outing
62. Satan's School for Girls
63. Street Trash
64. Frankenhooker

April 14:
65. Uncle Sam
66. Inferno
67. Butterfly Effect 3
68. Frontier(s)
69. Opera
70. Vampire Hunter

April 15:
71. Mother of Tears
72. The Willies
73. Deep Red
74. NY Ripper
75. Gorija
76. Combat SHock

April 16:
77. Cannibal Holocaust
78. Chiller Theatre
79. Italian Invasion II Panel
80. Stephen Romano's Shock Festival Exploitation Marathon
81. Stephen Romano's Ultimate Horror Marathon

April 17:
82. Django, Kill
83. House of Clocks
84, House on the Edge of the Park
85. Jungle Holocaust.
86. Blood Feast

April 18:
87. Blood Feast 2
88. SS Hell Camp
89. Gestapo's Last Orgy
90. Red Nights of the Gestapo
91. House of Clocks.

April 19:
92.Cannibal Ferox
93. Survival of the dead
94. Bad Biology

April 20:
95. Toxic Avenger
96. Toxic Avenger 2
97. Toxic Avenger 3
98. Toxic Avenger 4
00. Sgt Kabuki man

April 23:
100. Mudhoney
101. Faster Pussycat kill kill
102. Pandora's Peaks

April 24:
103. Motor Pyscho

03-17-10, 12:43 PM

Thanks, caligulathegod, for allowing a few hours leeway to include this theatrical showing from the Grindhouse Film Festival of Portland OR:
March 31
1. Death Chamber (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075202/) (1976) - Watching a Shaw Brothers Kung Fu film in a theater was a great kick-off to the challenge. Looking forward to the other grindhouse films this month.

April 1
2. Drive-in Movie Memories (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0298309/) (2001) - Factoid: Blazing Saddles had its premiere at a drive-in, although it was more like a gallop-in as you had to ride a horse in to attend.
3. Cannibal Girls (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069841/) (1973) - Pre-SCTV Eugene Levy and Andrea Martin star as a couple stopping in a small town, learning about the legend of the Cannibal Girls....or are they part of the legend?? Directed by Ivan (Stripes, Ghostbusters) Reitman.
4. Asylum (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068230/) (1972) - A British horror anthology from Amicus Productions consisting of four stories that would be on par with old Night Gallery episodes.

April 2
5. The Executioner, Part II (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0173807/) (1984) - Crazed Vietnam vet becomes street vigilante, wanted by police, hated by the underworld. What drove this ex-soldier mad? Maybe seeing a '80s helicopter that time-traveled back to 1970 Vietnam. See as he conveniently throws hoodlums behind air conditioner units or into dumpsters before pummeling them. Witness the atrocious acting. Hear gunshots that sound like 2x4s slapped together.
6. Truck Turner (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072325/) (1974) - This was full of awesome. Isaac Hayes in a starring role (surprising he didn't do more blaxploitation roles), Nichelle Nichols looking fiiiine. A car chase that crashes through a flower cart AND a bagel cart. A funeral procession of pimps. Truck Turner carrying a big, flowery purse. A hospital shoot-out. And, of course, an Issac Hayes soundtrack.

April 3
7. Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents The Kentucky Fried Movie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076257/) (1977) - Low budget? Unknown writers and director? Juvenile humor? Inspiration from other exploitation movies? Could be a formula for disaster, but was a comedy classic and launched the careers of director John Landis and writers Abrahms, Zucker & Zucker.
And Donald Sutherland as the clumsy waiter.

April 7
8. Fiend Without a Face (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050393/) (1958) - Creature feature mixing the military, mad scientists and atomic power. Uses lots of Air Force stock footage and the invisible monster gimmick through most of the film. Nice payoff in the last fifteen minutes and great creepy sound effect for the crawling brains. Criterion Collection DVD has a nice little feature about the exploitation advertising and premiere for this movie.
9. Invincible Armour (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076939/) (1977) - Another great theatrical viewing at the Hollywood Theater in Portland. Fight scenes a-plenty in this martial arts film. Several times, there would be a fight between two men and then a third one would suddenly jump in. Who's this new guy? Who cares? They're going at it great!
10. The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057181/) (1964) w/Joe Bob Briggs commentary - I slogged through this one a few years ago for a Horror Challenge, but this time, I had Joe Bob Briggs' commentary help me through it. Even then, I had to take a couple of breathers to recover from the mediocre-to-awful song/dance numbers. While watching, a couple of things kept plaguing my mind: 1) If there were to be a remake or Ray Dennis Steckler bio filmed, Nicholas Cage would be great casting for Steckler aka Cash Flagg (and Sean Penn as Atlas King); 2) the character Ortega, with his ever present cigarette, kept reminding me of some old rubber mask that I would see in novelty catalogs from the early '70s.
Oretega http://home.comcast.net/~ron.killgore/images/ortega.jpg http://home.comcast.net/~ron.killgore/images/C man cap.jpg Cigarette Man w/cap mask
Did this movie inspire the design of this mask?

April 8
11. Homo Promo (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107133/) (1993) - A collection of trailers for films with GLBT characters, ranging from the exploitative (Glen or Glenda?) to mainstream (The Children's Hour). Also has a short exploitation documentary Queens at Heart (http://www.outfest.org/legacy/queens_at_heart.html) (1965), which seemed surprisingly non-judgmental.

03-17-10, 01:36 PM
********* 2010 B-Movie/Exploitation Challenge **********


1. Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1350498/) (2009) Huge animals fight while Debbie Gibson's Nose Watchesploitation. Sci-Fi HD
* - I figured I'd start with this so I could get it off my hard drive to make room for Warlords and wow, I mean come on. It didn't help that I couldn't keep staring at Debbie Gibson's nose the whole time. How the hell does she see over that thing? This movie is why I love The Asylum. They're seen of as a joke, but not by me. Those guys are brilliant and they don't even friggin' know it. I mean, seriously, how do you just forget to key out green screen?


2. Wrong Side of Town (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1431191/) (2010) If they had just played this instead of Wrestlemania, I would have been entertainedsploitation. DVD
** - This felt like a no-brainer for me. David DeFalco, the director of the unbearably awful "Chaos" is back, this time with a movie starring pro wrestlers Batista, Rob Van Damn and Viscera (Yeah, Viscera). Oh yeah, Ja Rule is here too. As is Stormy Daniels doing the one thing she's qualified of doing: showing her tits. Kinda like The Warriors in that it's RVD's character on the run and every ten feet is assaulted by a new gang. Batista's part is pretty funny. Every other word out of his mouth is fuck so you just know he's itching to break out from Vince's "PG" rated programming.

3. Damage (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1314177/) (2009) Austin 3:16 said I just kicked your assploitation DVD
*** - There's three reasons why I watched this thing. Reason the first, fuck it, it's Stone Cold. The only thing this movie was missing was the constant sound effect of glass breaking. Reason the second, Walter Goggins. That needs no explanation. Reason the third, Laura Vandervoot. She looks smokin' with dark hair. What, you don't believe me? See here (http://i39.tinypic.com/s3lrad.jpg) and here (http://i42.tinypic.com/10oehk6.jpg). Yeah, I told ya. Anyway, the story is your typical parolee who becomes a cage fighter. It's a good way to spend 90 minutes.


4. Black Dynamite (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1190536/) (2009) Ha, He threw that shit before he walked in the roomsploitation. Blu-ray.
**** - Simply perfect. Easily more laugh out loud funny and with more one-liners than 99.99997 percent of comedies that came in the last few years. So much so that I'm here, two hours after I ejected the Blu-ray and I'm still laughin' at that shit. Everything from the score, to the cinematography was just well, simply perfect.


5. The Room (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368226/) (2003) You're tearing him apartsploitation. DVD
* - rotfl


6. Troll 2 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105643/) (1990) Proof that you can piss on hospitalitysploitation. DVD.
* - I mean, seriously now, does this really need an explanation? If you think it does, just go ahead and punch yourself in the face 17 times in rapid succession while having a friend kick you repeatedly in the nuts.

7. Murder Collection Vol. 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axrBMmKOW2E&feature=player_embedded) (2009) Fred Vogel needs to stopsploitation. DVD
* - Like I said, Vogel needs to stop. I see what he's trying to do. I see who he's trying to be. He's just not talented enough for me to care. Guys like Lucifer Valentine and fuck, even Ryan Nicholson could be that guy. The problem with Vogel's films are that they're usually very funny (not intentionally, mind you) and that means I'm entertained. I shouldn't be entertained at an 80-minute film that is essentially 11 different vignettes of people being murdered. I should be disgusted. Not laughing.



8. Dangerous Minds (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112792/) (1995) That fucking song is still annoyingsploitation. DVD.
** - It's been at least close to 10 years since I watched this, and I guessed since it falls under the "Hood films" category (really?) I'd give it a spin. Pfeiffer's accent is extremely annoying and I find it funny that the main "tough" guy, Emilio, was like 40 when this was made (which I found out after I had watched this that he died in '98.) Anyway, am I the only one who remembers the awful TV series they made out of this?


9. The Substitute (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117774/) (1996) I'm soreysploitation. DVD.
*** - I guess, in the spirit of this challenge I should have watched like The Substitute 12 or something, but I didn't really give a shit. Watching this was, like Dangerous Minds, about watching something I liked that I haven't seen in about a decade. Anyway, the movie. I remember thinking at the time that Marc Anthony was good in the role. Knowing now, who Marc Anthony is now.. I can't help but laugh at him being the gang leader. I mean, come on.. Other than that, it was cool to see Tuco and the bounty hunter who boarded Serenity trying to capture River as part of Shale's Merc team.


10. One Eight Seven (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118531/) (1997) 187, puto!sploitation HDNet Movies.
*** - Easily the best of the teacher-trilogy starring Mace Windu, the MILF from the O.C., the dad from Home Alone and Method Man. Pretty slow moving with most of the deaths happening off screen but that is easily made up by the end. The last 20 or so minutes is terrific. Cliffton Collins Jr. is great here.

11. Erotic Nights of the Living Dead (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079642/) (1980) uhhhhh, what?sploitation. DVD.
* - It's D'Amato, what the hell do you expect? I have no freakin' idea what the hell this was about, all I know is there's a guy with a really big dick, chicks who need a shave and a very special lady who opens a champagne bottle with her who-ha.


12. Schoolgirl Hitchhikers (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0125806/) (1973) Yay for softcore porn!sploitation. DVD.
** - Nowhere in this Jean Rollin film does it ever mention the fact that the 2 leads are schoolgirls. Hell, there isn't a second of film dedicated to hitchhiking, but hey, I guess they got that shit worked out before the movie started. The 2 leads are cute, despite the fact that one of them has teeth spaced like Proposition Joe, and they get naked a lot. So that's cool. Recommended, I think.


13. The Bare Wench 2: Scared Topless (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0292951/) (2001) booooooooobsploitation. DVD.
* - The shit I'd watch just to see some tits, I'll tell ya.


14. August Underground (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0412467/) (2001) He put shit in her titsploitation. DVD.
** - I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, hey Lick. Wait, can I call you Lick? OK good. Hey Lick, why would you watch this movie again. Well, I'll tell you. It was sitting next to my DVD player. That's as far as my thought process went.



15. Shopping Mall Jihad* (2009) Rue Morguesploitation. Online.
* - Lemme give you the scoop. This little half-hour short is about 4-and-a-half steps from being total brilliance. Peep this, 2 members of Al Jazeerah, who both speak perfect English mind you, kidnap 4 teenage girls from a local mall, drive them into the middle of nowhere, make them strip then kill them. The girls, of course, are more worried that they're going to miss American Idol than they are of the 2 men with their plastic Uzi's. The girls look 16, which is pretty creepy when they're buck-ass naked with their legs spread eagle all the while twitching and making their "O" face while trying to act like they've been shot.


16. Ninja Assassin (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1186367/) (2009) It's raining blood. hurhur, you like what I did there?sploitation. Blu-ray.
** - This film was the equivalent of the time I lost my virginity. After about a minute in, I had already busted my nut and all that was left was a soft and sticky mess.

17. August Underground Mordum (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0410332/) (2003) The sickness continues..sploitation. DVD.
*** - I'm utterly convinced that both Fred Vogel and Bill Zebub have a secret contest going on as to who can cast the fattest, ugliest women in their movies and have them get naked and hopefully, cause ol' Lick here to gag. Yep, I'm convinced.


18. The Stepfather II: Make Room for Daddy (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098385/) (1989) TMCHD.
** - Fairly mediocre sequel to an old '80s favorite. Quinn is good, as usual but the family this time is alot less likable than the first time around and I just kept waiting for them to die. I forgot Jonathan Brandis was even in this and was surprised when he showed up. Anyway, shortly after this movie Terry O'Quinn was paralyzed, fucked Peg Bundy and inhaled some smoke while Brandis hung himself. We'll never know if the two were in any way connected.


19. Hitler Meets Christ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0243649/)* (2009) ....sploitation. Online.
* - OK, hear me out. This isn't technically an exploitation movie or even your typical B-movie, that's why I'm considering this under a wildcard but wow, if this isn't Z-grade trash I don't know what to say. Peep it, this is a "film" about 2 hobos, one who believes he's Hitler, the other Jesus and they walk. Yep, that's it. 70 minutes of 2 mentally challenged hobo's fucking walking. They walk, they sleep, they shit, they walk, they go to pornographic movies, they walk. I was left speechless.. and if you know me, that's a fucking miracle.

20. Vampire Whores from Outer Space (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0775100/) (2005) Coat hangers optionalsploitation Online.
** - Very funny Z-grade film about a couple rednecks having to stop the world (re: the woods near their house) from being overrun by Alien Vampire Prostitutes. They're not just Aliens. No, they're Vampire aliens who will suck your dick before sucking your blood. This was kinda like a Chris Seaver flick, but funny.


21. August Underground Penance (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0971183/) (2007) Can you stomach it?sploitation. DVD.
** - Easily the worst of the AU trilogy even though, IMO, the gore is some of the best the trilogy has to offer. It also has one of the funniest rape scenes I've ever seen where both the woman being raped and the guy doing the raping are both crying. I don't know why that's funny to me.. but I nearly spit out my Iced Tea all over my plasma.


22. Header (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0861350/) (2006) Uhhh, what?sploitation. DVD.
** - This has been sitting near my TV for awhile and I figured I should stop procrastinating and finally pop it in. This fuckin' thing was hilarious. Yeah, I guess most people would consider it "disturbing", but not me. Most of the accents are so funny, I will most definitely find myself mimicking them on future phone calls when I order pizza. Anyway, for those interested what a header is it's when you strap either a woman or a man to a table (whichever is your preference) open up their skull with a drill, make another hole in their brain, fuck the hole and cum on their brain. Yep, definitely something I'm adding to my bucket list.

* Wildcard
This list is finished.


03-17-10, 02:04 PM
april 1
1) death proof
april 2
april 3
april 4
2) planet terror
april 5
april 6
3) delinquent girl boss: worthless to confess
april 7
4) criminal woman: killing melody
april 8
5) equinox
april 9
april 10
6) the beyond
april 11
april 12
7) secrets of a call girl
april 13
april 14
8) story of a cloistered nun
april 15
april 16
9) mad max
april 17
10) the road warrior
april 18
11) mad max beyond thunderdome
april 19
april 20
12) conan the barbarian
april 21
13) fists of fury
april 22
14) the chinese connection
april 23
april 24
april 25
15) emanuelle around the world
april 26
april 27
april 28
april 29
16) return of the dragon
april 30
17) game of death

same list with artwork spoilered

april 1
1) death proof

april 2

april 3

april 4
2) planet terror

april 5

april 6
3) delinquent girl boss: worthless to confess

april 7
4) criminal woman: killing melody

april 8
5) equinox

april 9

april 10
6) the beyond

april 11

april 12
7) secrets of a call girl

april 14
8) story of a cloistered nun

april 15

april 16
9) mad max

april 17
10) the road warrior

april 18
11) mad max beyond thunderdome

april 19

april 20
12) conan the barbarian

april 21
13) fists of fury

april 22
14) the chinese connection

april 23

april 24

april 25
15) emanuelle around the world

april 26

april 27

april 28

april 29
16) return of the dragon

april 30
17) game of death

03-17-10, 03:09 PM
The first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, NJ, on June 6th, 1933.
Essentially an open field with a large screen, the audience would drive into the "theater," park next to a post which had a speaker attached to it, and view the movie from the car.
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Drive-ins were especially popular with parents who didn't want to have to pay extra money for a babysitter; it was common to see whole families in their cars, with the kids in pajamas, watching the movie together.
Thursday, April 1st
1. Hot Rods to Hell (1967) ☼ TCMU

Friday, April 2nd
2. Coffy (1973) ☼
3. Cleopatra Jones (1973) ☼

Saturday, April 3rd
4. Zotz! (1962) ☼
5. Legend of Eight Samuarai (1983) ☼


Sunday, April 4th
6. Missile to the Moon (1958) ☼
7. The House Where Evil Dwells (1982) ☼ TCMU

Monday, April 5th
8. Bloodlust! (1961) ☼
9. The Big Score (1983) ☼ NWI

Tuesday, April 6th
10. Inglorious Bastards (1978) ☼ NWI

Wednesday, April 7th
11. Black Dynamite (2009) ☼ BD
12. The Madmen of Mandoras (1963) ☼

Thursday, April 8th
13. Detour (1945) RC
14. Land of the Minotaur (1977) ☼
15. Son of Ingagi (1940) ☼
16. The 8 Masters (1974) ☼ NWI

Friday, April 9th
17. Midnight Manhunt (1945) ☼ RC
18. Slaughter (1972) ☼
19. Foxy Brown (1974) ☼

Saturday, April 10th
20. The Pink Angels (1971) ☼
21. The House of the Devil (2009) ☼ BD
22. Cindy & Donna (1970) ☼

Sunday, April 11th
23. Torture Ship (1939) ☼ RC
24. The Big Boss (1971) ☼
25. Five Minutes to Live aka "Door-to-Door Maniac" (1961) ☼ TCMU

Monday, April 12th
26. Tear Gas and Law Enforcement (1962) ☼ TCM
27. The Deadly Bees (1967) ☼
28. Horror of the Hungry Humongous Hungan (1991) ☼

Tueday, April 13th
29. Occult Detective Club: The Doll Cemetery (2006) ☼
30. The Girl in Room 20 (1946) ☼
31. The Ape (1940) ☼
32. Dead Girl Walking (2004) ☼
33. My Name is Nobody (1973) ☼ NWI

Wednesday, April 14th
34. Fist of Fury (1972) ☼
35. The Van (1977) ☼

Thursday, April 15th
36. MST3K: Racket Girls (1951) ☼ NWI
37. The Ravaged House: Zoroku's Disease (2004) ☼

Friday, April 16th
38. Death Train (2004) ☼
39. Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973) ☼
40. Sheba, Baby (1975) ☼

Saturday, April 17th
41. Way of the Dragon (1972) ☼
42. The Children (2008) ☼ BD

Sunday, April 18th
43. The White Gorilla (1945) ☼
44. Game of Death (1978) ☼
45. Game of Death II (1981) ☼
46. Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave ☼ RC

Monday, April 19th
47. The Savage Girl (1932) ☼
48. The Land That Time Forgot (1975) ☼
49. Wild Riders (1971) ☼
50. The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

Tuesday, April 20th
51. Law of the Jungle (1942) ☼
52. Up the Academy (1980)
53. The People That Time Forgot (1977) ☼
54. Deadly Weapons (1974) ☼

Wednesday, April 21st
55. The Gorilla (1939) ☼
56. Queen Kong (1976)
57. Chain Gang Women (1971) ☼

Thursday, April 22nd
58. The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959) ☼
59. Eve and the Handyman (1961) ☼
60. G.I. Samurai - Time Slip (1979) ☼

Friday, April 23rd
61. The Ape Man (1943) ☼
62. That Man Bolt (1973) ☼
63. Superfly (1972) ☼ NWI
64. Get Yourself a College Girl (1964) ☼

Saturday, April 24th
65. Reefer Madness (1936) RC
66. Framed (1975) ☼
67. Women's Prison Massacre (1983) ☼

Sunday, April 25th
68. 42nd Street Forever, Volume 5: The Alamo Drafthouse Edition (2009) ☼
69. 42nd Street Forever, Volume 4: Cooled by Refrigeration (2009) (2006)
70. 42nd Street Forever, Volume 3: Exploitation Explosion (2008)
71. 42nd Street Forever, Volume 2: The Deuce (2006)
72. 42nd Street Forever, Volume 1 (2005)

Monday, April 26th
73. Maniac (1934) ☼ RC
74. Watermelon Man (1970) ☼
75. She-Devils on Wheels (1968) ☼
76. Wild at the Wheel (1970) ☼ TCM

Tuesday, April 27th
77. Sex Madness (1938) ☼
78. Naked Gals of the Wild West (1962) ☼
79. Hammer Trailer Collection (2001)
80. Bride of the Gorilla (1951) ☼

Wednesday, April 28th
81. White Pongo (1945) ☼
82. Motor Psycho (1965) ☼
83. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)
84. Good Morning... and Goodbye! (1967) ☼

Thursday, April 29th
85. Lying Lips (1939) ☼
86. Nabonga (1944) ☼
87. Lorna (1964) ☼
88. The Octagon (1980) ☼ NWI

Friday, April 30th
89. Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952) ☼
90. The Girl from Chicago (1932) ☼
91. Vixen! (1968) ☼
92. Hellbound (1994) ☼ NWI
93. The Mack (1973) ☼ NWI
94. The Rebel Rousers (1970) ☼ TCMU

Saturday, May 1st
95. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971) ☼ NWI
96. Rappin' (1985) ☼
97. Hell's Angels '69 (1969) ☼ TCMU
98. Finders Keepers, Lovers Weepers! (1968) ☼
99. Savage Streets (1984)
100. Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1974)


Be sure to remove the speaker before you leave. If you should accidentally pull the speaker loose, please turn it in at our snack bar or box office. Thank you.


In fact, Richard Hollingshead, who created the first drive-in, advertised it by saying, "The whole family is welcome, regardless of how noisy the children are."
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That original drive-in theater lasted for three years, but by then, the idea was off and running, and in its heyday, some 4,000 drive-in theaters were scattered across the US.
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☼ = First Time Viewing
PDD = Public Domain Download
NWI = Netflix Watch Instantly
TCMU = TCM Underground
BD = Blu-ray
RC = Roku Channel
OV = Online Viewing
No Symbol = DVD

03-17-10, 03:39 PM
Trevor's B-Movie Challenge List

Thursday April 1st - Did some of the most careful pre-Challenge planning of my life. Only an hour or so, but still, for someone as lazy as me that's a lot. Went through my collection and pulled out 100 or so qualifying films. I'm aiming for 100, but wouldn't bet on myself making it this time, as most of these films aren't things I'd be allowed to watch at work. Also took a nap in the afternoon so that I could start at midnight.

001 - April Fool's Day (1986) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090655/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fool%27s_Day_%281986_film%29) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/4562/april-fools-day/) - The more I watch it the more I like it. A Horror Challenge staple for me, but couldn't resist the opportunity to watch it on April 1st. Except for this selection, I plan on all of my choices to be first time viewings. Edit to add: I have ended up breaking this rule with much regularity.
002 - April Fool's Day (2008) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1018817/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fool%27s_Day_%282008_film%29) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/32556/april-fools-day/) - Almost painful to watch. I strangely sort of liked the ending, even though you knew it was coming. But just an awful film with horrible acting.
003 - Kissin' Cousins (1964) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057227/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kissin%27_Cousins) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/29705/kissin-cousins/) - My first Elvis film, and I get to see him in two roles!
004 - Night of the Ghouls (1959) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0156843/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_Ghouls) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/4004/night-of-the-ghouls/?___rd=1) - Ed Woodness!
005 - Cavegirl (1985) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088891/) - info (http://www.answers.com/topic/cave-girl) - review (http://www.badmovies.org/movies/cavegirl/) - Can't say I'd watch this again. As a comedy it had no humor, as a time travel adventure it was boring, and the gratuitous female nudity wasn't all that much either.

Aha! moments: Later reading that Night of the Ghouls was sort of a sequel to Bride of the Monster. Teri Garr and Kent McCord (Adam-12) were dancers in Kissin 'Cousins.

Friday April 2nd - Working day two of five 12 hour shifts in a row. Hope to squeeze in an Elvis film here at work, and something schlocky tonight. Ended up staying up way too late watching cheese from the Too Cool for School Collection.

006 - Live a Little, Love a Little (1968) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063231/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_a_Little,_Love_a_Little) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/30398/elvis-the-hollywood-collection-kissin-cousins-girl-happy-tickle-me-stay-away-joe-live-a-little-love-a-little-charro/) - Trippy!
007 - Girl Happy (1965) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059224/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girl_Happy) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/30398/elvis-the-hollywood-collection-kissin-cousins-girl-happy-tickle-me-stay-away-joe-live-a-little-love-a-little-charro/) - Should have watched a Eurospy title at this number.
008 - Jocks (1986) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093315/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jocks_%28film%29) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/25135/jocks/?___rd=1) - Horrid.
009 - Coach (1978) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077351/) - info (http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=71135&atid=0) - review (http://movingpicturetrash.blogspot.com/2009/02/coach-1978.html) - I kissed the coach!
010 - My Tutor (1983) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085980/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Tutor) - review (http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/toocool.php) - Maybe these last two films were watched as children by current female Floridian high school teachers.

Aha! moments: 24 hours after I watched Live a Little, Love a Little, it was featured in our guess the sceenshot game here. I failed to identify it, cementing my status as the least observant person on the planet. DVDTalk and reviewer David Cornelius are in the wiki article for the incredibly bad Jocks, which has shameful appearances from Christopher Lee, Richard Roundtree, and R.G. Armstrong. Coach has the pretty much first appearance of Michael Biehn, and My Tutor was one of the first films for Crispin Glover..

Saturday April 3rd - Sleep? Who needs it?

011 - Jail Bait (1954) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047127/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jail_Bait_%281954_film%29) - review (http://bryininberlin.blogspot.com/2008/09/jail-bait-usa-1954.html) - Not Lolita-ish, but about the evil of guns instead. Hercules!
012 - The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr. (1996) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113270/) - Ed Wood wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_wood) - review (http://www.dvdjournal.com/quickreviews/h/hauntedworldedwood.q.shtml) - Seemed quite thorough for it's running length, and not biased towards him like most documentaries.
013 - Crossroads of Laredo (1947/1995) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040844/) - wildcard #1, length - info (http://www.edwoodonline.com/thehunt/CROSSROADS.html) - review (http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/edwoodbox.php) - The first film directed by and starring Ed Wood. The score and songs are much better than the film, which is a nice first attempt I guess, but quite bland and boring. Nice to see his beginnings though.
014 - Tickle Me (1965) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056585/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tickle_Me) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/30398/elvis-the-hollywood-collection-kissin-cousins-girl-happy-tickle-me-stay-away-joe-live-a-little-love-a-little-charro/?___rd=1) - The lead actress from Creature from the Black Lagoon, Julie Adams, with a nice turn; but Jocelyn Lane steals the show.
015 - The House of the Devil (2009) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1172994/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_House_of_the_Devil) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/41807/house-of-the-devil-the/) - Loved it! Where do I recognize Tom Noonan from?
016 - The Naked Witch (1961) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054111/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Buchanan) - review (http://www.stomptokyo.com/badmoviereport/reviews/N/naked-witch.html) - Only my second or third exposure to a Something Weird release. Painful, but in a fun way. Really looking forward to the rest of my SW discs. Not much nudity really.
017 - Crypt of Dark Secrets (1976) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0285490/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Something_weird) - review (http://horror-movie-a-day.blogspot.com/2010/04/crypt-of-dark-secrets.html) - Maureen Ridley can dance for me anytime. I actually sort of enjoyed the premise and basic story here.

Aha! moments: Recognizing Hercules in Jail Bait.

Sunday April 4th - Happy Resurrection Day everyone! My co-worker suggested that we celebrate with zombie films, so I obliged.

018 - Night of the Living Dead (1968) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063350/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_Living_Dead) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/33346/night-of-the-living-dead/) - Didn't watch this until just a few years ago. I was missing out.
019 - Fangs of the Living Dead (1969) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062957/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amando_de_Ossorio) - review (http://www.rpg.net/reviews/view-printable.phtml?reviewNumber=10781) - Very disappointed to find that the title is a misnomer. No zombies really, more like vampires. Not completely horrible, but not nearly as good as his Blind Dead films.
020 - Night of the Living Dead (1990) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100258/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_Living_Dead_%281990_film%29) - review (http://uashome.alaska.edu/~dfgriffin/website/nightremake.htm) - I thought it was pretty decent actually.
021 - Dawn of the Dead (2004) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0363547/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn_of_the_Dead_%282004_film%29) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/12913/dawn-of-the-dead-04-directors-cut/) - On par with the original, something I rarely say about remakes.
022 - Revolt of the Zombies (1936) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028174/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolt_of_the_Zombies) - review (http://www.coldfusionvideo.com/archives/revolt-of-the-zombies-1936/) - Another misleading title, no zombies here. Fairly boring film.
023 - Apocalypse (1998) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0149695/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypse_%28film%29) - review (http://www.avclub.com/articles/apocalypse,17661/) - First of a four (for now) part Christian film series on the end times has some fairly bad acting and 'special effects'.
024 - Revelation (1999) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0149695/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypse_II:_Revelation) - review (http://moria.co.nz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3136&Itemid=0) - Some decent actors make this one much more watchable.

Aha! moments: Finding Revelation to be a decent film. Reading that the eyes of the zombies in Revolt of the Zombies were Bela Lugosi's.

Monday April 5th - Darn DVD player at work broke! So much for squeezing in a movie or four and get paid to do it. Pretty tired from this stretch of work, but will try to watch 3 or 4 tonight to keep my numbers up.

025 - Tribulation (2000) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0202236/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypse_III:_Tribulation) - review (http://www.moria.co.nz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3820&Itemid=0) - Gary Busey does ok as the lead, and I like Nick Mancuso's anti-christ, but overall this series is a bit too preachy. Not horrible, but not all that good either.
026 - Judgment (2001) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0257408/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypse_IV:_Judgment) - review (http://www.christiananswers.net/spotlight/movies/2001/judgment.html) - Corbin Bernsen does a decent job, but all in all I'm glad these are over.
026 - The Beautiful the Bloody and the Bare (1964) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057876/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nudie_cutie#Nudie-cuties_and_sexploitation) - review (http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/bloodydoors.php) - Zzzz
027 - Any Body... Any Way (1968) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074195/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nudie_cutie#Nudie-cuties_and_sexploitation) - review (http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/bloodydoors.php) - Why didn't they just beat down the old couple and run away?

Aha! moments: Mr. T!

Tuesday April 6th - Enjoying my plan of mixing things up somewhat randomly instead of just plowing through boxsets in order.

028 - Glen or Glenda? (1953) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045826/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_or_glenda) - review (http://www.badmovies.org/othermovies/glenorglenda/) - What was the point of Bela Lugosi's 'narration'?
029 - The Pom Pom Girls (1976) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075086/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pom_Pom_Girls) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/35417/drive-in-cult-classics-vol-3-the-pom-pom-girls-malibu-beach-van-nuys-blvd-blood-mania-the-babysitter-pink-angles-more/) - Gorgeous girls, and lots of bad examples to set for children in this teen romp.
030 - The Van (1977) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075378/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Van_%281977_film%29) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/24587/starlite-drive-in-theater-the-pom-pom-girls-the-van/) - Our one-track-mind star is otherwise a nice kid, but needs to work on his pick-up lines.
031 - The Beach Girls (1982) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083628/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beach_Girls_%281982_film%29) - review (http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/beachgirlscoach.php) - Total debauchery.
032 - Bloodlust! (1961) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054691/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloodlust!) - review (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/a-d/bloodlust.htm) - I've seen this one a couple/few times now, and strangely enjoy it, perhaps it's my Brady Bunch fascination.

Aha! moments: Danny Devito in The Van.

Wednesday April 7th - First day of the Challenge where I haven't left the house. Abandoned my earlier policy and just tore thru the second Drive-In Cult Classic Collection.

033 - The Saved Hitler's Brain (1963) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0265870/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/They_Saved_Hitler%27s_Brain) - review (http://www.thespinningimage.co.uk/cultfilms/displaycultfilm.asp?reviewid=496&aff=16) -
034 - The Madmen of Mandoras (1963) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057273/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/They_Saved_Hitler%27s_Brain) - review (http://www.jabootu.com/tshb.htm) - Deja vu.
035 - Terrified (1963) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0142906/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lew_Landers) - review (http://www.cinemademerde.com/terrified.shtml) -
036 - The Creeping Terror (1964) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057970/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Creeping_Terror) - review (http://www.jabootu.com/ct.htm) - Very justified appearance on the IMDB bottom 100. Love the slight segue into an educational film at a couple points.
037 - The Devil's Hand (1962) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055902/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Devil%27s_Hand) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s2115mand.html) -
038 - The Hearse (1980) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080853/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hearse) - review (http://www.fatally-yours.com/horror-reviews/the-hearse-1980/) -
039 - Land of the Minotaur (1976) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074769/) - info (http://www.answers.com/topic/land-of-the-minotaur) - review (http://www.badmovies.org/othermovies/landminotaur/) -
040 - House on Haunted Hill (1959) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051744/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_on_haunted_hill) - review (http://www.dvdcult.com/rev_HauntedHill.htm) -
041 - House on Haunted Hill (1959) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051744/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_on_haunted_hill) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/17664/house-on-haunted-hill/) - Again, in color, with Mike Nelson commentary.

Aha! moments:

Thursday April 8th - Another day of work, another night of cheesy films.

042 - Hunk (1987) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093231/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunk_%28film%29) - review (http://moria.co.nz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1925&Itemid=0) -
043 - My Chauffeur (1986) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091579/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Chauffeur) - review (http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/toocool.php) -
044 - Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane (2007) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780583/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_of_the_Living_Dead:_Outbreak_on_a_Plane) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/30927/flight-of-the-living-dead-outbreak-on-a-plane/?___rd=2) -
045 - Malibu Beach (1978) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077895/) - info (http://www.answers.com/topic/malibu-beach) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/35417/drive-in-cult-classics-vol-3-the-pom-pom-girls-malibu-beach-van-nuys-blvd-blood-mania-the-babysitter-pink-angles-more/) -

Aha! moments:

Friday April 9th - Put a burrito in the toaster oven and set the timer. Timer must be broken, and Betsy Russell's cleavage distracted me, so an hour later I found a misshapen molten mass of burrito oozing ominously. Should have taken a picture before I killed it.

046 - Tomboy (1985) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090184/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomboy_%281985_film%29) - review (http://efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=6302) -
047 - Weekend Pass (1984) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088385/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weekend_Pass) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/25261/weekend-pass/) -
048 - Warbirds (2008) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1047544/) - info (http://www.answers.com/topic/warbirds-2008-science-fiction-film) - review (http://www.dreadcentral.com/reviews/warbirds-2008) -
049 - The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0810823/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Deaths_of_Ian_Stone) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/32818/deaths-of-ian-stone-after-dark-horror-fest-2007-the/?___rd=1) -
050 - Detour (1945) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037638/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detour_1945) - review (http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19980607/REVIEWS08/401010312/1023) - Despite some silly dialogue and average acting, strangely rewarding.
051 - The Zodiac (2005) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0371739/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Zodiac_%28film%29) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/23651/zodiac-the/) - Didn't plan to watch this, it's too close to non-B, but I bought it used and it was scratched, so was checking it for playability and got sucked in. But then, I guess films based on serial killers fit 'exploitation' perfectly.
052 - The Zodiac (2005) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0371739/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Zodiac_%28film%29) - review (http://www.dreadcentral.com/reviews/zodiac-the-2005) -Again, with creator commentary. While I admit a slight fascination with serial killers, if I'm ever found on a water tower it was a set-up.
053 - Atom Age Vampire (1960) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054285/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atom_Age_Vampire) - review (http://ryanwatches.blogspot.com/2008/01/horror-classic-2-of-50-atom-age-vampire.html) -
054 - The Black Cat (1966) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060171/) - info (http://www.answers.com/topic/the-black-cat-film-4) - review (http://www.dvdtown.com/review/black-cat--the-fat-black-pussycat/dvd/942) -

Aha! moments:

Saturday April 10th - Started re-organizing my DVD collection, yet again.

055 - The Fat Black Pussy-Cat (1963) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058090/) - info (http://www.allmovie.com/work/290432) - review (http://www.bleedingskull.com/dvd/blackcatpussycat.html) -
056 - Murder a la Mod (1968) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0163114/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_a_la_Mod) - review (http://www.austinfilm.org/Page.aspx?pid=296) -
057 - The Moving Finger (1963) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0213895/) - info (http://www.answers.com/topic/the-moving-finger-film-1) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s2129mod.html) -
058 - An Eye for the Girls (1966) - no wiki or info anywhere - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/23828/murder-a-la-mod-the-moving-finger/) - An experimental nudie cutie never released apparently, barely a hint of it is on the web. Combination of stills and film, with a trying-to-be-funny narration about nude photography. No worthwhile value, but it was a feature on the disc with the last two films, and I watch everything I buy, so I endured it.
059 - The Naked Witch (1961) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054111/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Buchanan) - review (http://www.stomptokyo.com/badmoviereport/reviews/N/naked-witch.html) - Watched again with Larry Buchanan commentary.
060 - The Deadly Bees (1966) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061557/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_deadly_bees) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/35167/deadly-bees-the/?___rd=1) -
061 - The Skull (1965) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059727/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Skull) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/33598/skull-the/) -
062 - The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053041/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Who_Could_Cheat_Death) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/35246/man-who-could-cheat-death-the/?___rd=1) -
063 - Star Trek: Of Gods and Men (2007) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0835378/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_Of_Gods_and_Men) - review (http://funkywoodjam.blogspot.com/2008/01/review-star-trek-of-gods-and-men.html) -

Aha! moments:

Sunday April 11th - Still reorganizing, I'll need about six weeks of solid work and the condo next to mine to actually finish.

064 - The Trollenberg Terror (1958) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052320/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crawling_Eye) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/3090/crawling-eye-the/?___rd=1) - MST3K version - Known as The Crawling Eye to most.
065 - Zaat (1975) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072666/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaat) - review (http://www.badmovies.org/movies/zaat/) - Called Blood Waters of Dr. Z on this MST3K release.
065 - Carnival of Souls (1962) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055830/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnival_of_souls) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/15168/carnival-of-souls/) -
066 - Carnival of Souls (1962) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055830/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnival_of_souls) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/12054/carnival-of-souls-in-color-with-mike-nelson-commentary/) - Again, with Mike Nelson commentary.
067 - Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane (2007) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780583/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_of_the_Living_Dead:_Outbreak_on_a_Plane) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/30927/flight-of-the-living-dead-outbreak-on-a-plane/?___rd=2) - Again with creator commentary.
.5 - Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane (2007) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780583/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flight_of_the_Living_Dead:_Outbreak_on_a_Plane) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/30927/flight-of-the-living-dead-outbreak-on-a-plane/?___rd=2) - For perhaps the last time ever with IGN commentary.
068 - The Beatniks (1960) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053640/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatniks_%28film%29) - review (http://www.d1041111.dotsterhost.com/mst3k/reviews_s04_ep415.html) - MST3K version.

Aha! moments:

Monday April 12th - Back to work.

069 - Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058953/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach_Blanket_Bingo) - review (http://monsterhunter.coldfusionvideo.com/2008/05/beach-blanket-bingo-1965/) -
070 - How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059287/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Stuff_a_Wild_Bikini) - review (http://www.thespinningimage.co.uk/cultfilms/displaycultfilm.asp?reviewid=574&aff=16) -
071 - The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr. (1996) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113270/) - Ed Wood wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_wood) - review (http://www.dvdjournal.com/quickreviews/h/hauntedworldedwood.q.shtml) -Again with filmmaker commentary.
072 - The Final Sacrifice (1990) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131550/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Final_Sacrifice) - review (http://www.d1041111.dotsterhost.com/mst3k/reviews_s09_ep910.html) - MST3K version.

Aha! moments:

Tuesday April 13th - I'm admitting partial defeat, or at least retracting a couple of my earlier plans.

I was planning on primarily watching underground and unknown films, but am getting burnt out on bad teen comedies, beach films, and Something Weird titles. So I'm going to mix things up a bit and watch more 'big' B-movies like Road House and Rocky Horror.

I'm also going to use this month to check off something from my checklist of life, and that is to finally wade through the special features on my DVDs. So I'll be watching a bunch of commentaries. I enjoy those as much as the films much of the time.

Partial reason for both changes is that I'm way ahead of schedule, burning through my pile of eligible titles, so I need to slow down a bit and expand my choices before I run out.

073 - Shinjuku Triad Society (1995) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0258960/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinjuku_Triad_Society) - review (http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/shinjukutriadsociety.php) - My first Miike. Well done, but I prefer films where I can identify with or care about at least one of the principal characters.
074 - Shinjuku Triad Society (1995) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0258960/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinjuku_Triad_Society) - review (http://monsterhunter.coldfusionvideo.com/2010/02/shinjuku-triad-society-1995/) - Again with film historian commentary.
075 - Road House (1989) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098206/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_House_(1989_film)) - review (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/roadhouserhinson_a0a927.htm) -
076 - Road House (1989) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098206/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_House_(1989_film)) - review (http://www.whatdvd.net/road-house-deluxe-edition-dvd-review-930.html) - Again with director commentary and trivia track.
077 - Road House (1989) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098206/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Road_House_(1989_film)) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/22850/road-house-deluxe-edition/) - Again with Clerks' Smith/Mosier commentary and trivia track. Only a half a point here, but combined with an earlier half to get back to whole numbers.

Aha! moments:

Wednesday April 14th - daily summary

078 - Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052077/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plan_9_from_Outer_Space) - review (http://www.bmoviecentral.com/bmc/reviews/34-duanes-reviews/110-plan-9-from-outer-space-1959-78-minutes.html) -
079 - Flying Saucers Over Hollywood: The 'Plan 9' Companion (1992) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104281/) - info (http://www.edwoodonline.com/thehunt/FLYING.html) - review (http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/edwoodbox.php) -
080 - Assassin of Youth (1937) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028589/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassin_of_youth) - review (http://www.dvdauthority.com/reviews.asp?reviewID=292) - Also called The Marijuana Menance.
081 - Sex Madness (1938) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0147467/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_Madness) - review (http://sparberfans.blogspot.com/2008/03/public-domainia-three-films-by-dwain.html) -
082 - Equinox (1970) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067055/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equinox_(film)) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/22148/equinox-the-criterion-collection/) -

Aha! moments:

Thursday April 15th - daily summary

083 - The Equinox... A Journey Into the Supernatural (1967) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067055/) -wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equinox_(film)) -review (http://www.criterionconfessions.com/2009/07/equinox-338.html) -
084 - The Equinox... A Journey Into the Supernatural (1967) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067055/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equinox_(film)) - review (http://www.dvdtown.com/review/equinoxthecriterioncollection/19188/3752/) - Again with filmmaker commentary.
085 - Equinox (1970) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067055/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equinox_(film)) -review (http://www.headinjurytheater.com/article8.htm) - Again with filmmaker commentary.
086 - Marihuana (1936) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026683/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marihuana_(film)) - review (http://sparberfans.blogspot.com/2008/03/public-domainia-three-films-by-dwain.html) -
087 - Tell Your Children (1936) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028346/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reefer_madness) - review 2 (http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/reefermadness.php) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/1139/madness-trilogy-reefer-madness-cocaine-fiends-sex-madness-the/) - More commonly known as Reefer Madness.

Aha! moments:

Friday April 16th - daily summary

088 - Bikini Beach (1964) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057887/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bikini_Beach) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/29960/frankie-annette-mgm-movie-legends-collection-beach-party-muscle-beach-party-beach-blanket-bingo-thunder-alley-and-more/) -
089 - Muscle Beach Party (1964) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058384/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_Beach_Party) - review (http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/frankieandannette.php) -
090 - The Pace That Kills (1935) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028074/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cocaine_Fiends) - review (http://homepages.sover.net/~ozus/cocainefiends.htm) - Also called The Cocaine Fiends.
091 - Chained for Life (1951) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043397/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chained_for_life) - review (http://www.thespinningimage.co.uk/cultfilms/displaycultfilm.asp?reviewid=837) -
092 - Escort Girl (1941) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0125737/) - info (http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=492911) - review (http://homepages.sover.net/~ozus/escortgirl.htm) -
093 - Die freudlose Gasse (1925) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0015842/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_joyless_street) - review (http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117791114.html?categoryid=31&cs=1&p=0) - American name is The Joyless Street.

Aha! moments: Little Stevie Wonder!

Saturday April 17th - daily summary

094 - Ski Party (1965) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059726/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ski_Party) - review (http://www.thespinningimage.co.uk/cultfilms/displaycultfilm.asp?reviewid=656) -
095 - Fireball 500 (1966) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060415/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fireball_500) - review (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/e-h/fireballthunderalley6667.htm) -
096 - Thunder Alley (1967) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062365/) - info (http://www.answers.com/topic/thunder-alley-film-1) - review (http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/frankieandannette.php) -
097 - Test Tube Babies (1948) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046416/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test_Tube_Babies_%28film%29) - review (http://www.badmovies.org/movies/testtube/) -
098 - Omoo-Omoo, The Shark God (1949) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041715/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omoo-Omoo,_the_Shark_God) - review (http://www.scifilm.org/musing2075.html) -
099 - Ten Nights in a Barroom (1931) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022470/) - info (http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=561622) - review (http://www.cupandblade.com/store/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=92&products_id=1157) -
100 - Mad Youth (1940) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032741/) - info (http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=82288) - review (http://www.crankedoncinema.com/reviews/1940/mad-youth) -

Aha! moments:

Sunday April 18th - daily summary

101 - The Wolfman (1941) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034398/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wolf_Man_(1941_film)) - review (http://classic-horror.com/reviews/wolf_man_1941) -
102 - The Wolfman (1941) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034398/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wolf_Man_(1941_film)) - review (http://hagiblog.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/the-wolf-man-film-reel-reviews/) - With film historian commentary.
103 - Gambling With Souls (1936) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027654/) - info (http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=495041) - review (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027654/usercomments) -
104 - Wild Weed (1949) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041865/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She_Shoulda_Said_No!) - review (http://www.sexgoremutants.co.uk/pop2.html) - Also called She Shoulda' Said No!
105 - Terror of Tiny Town (1938) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030845/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terror_of_Tiny_Town) - review (http://www.pluckyoutoo.com/2009/08/little-folks-big-screen-terror-of-tiny.html) -

Aha! moments:

Monday April 19th - daily summary

106 - Werewolf of London (1935) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027194/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werewolf_of_London) - review (http://www.lairoftheboyg.com/2009/11/werewolf-of-london-1935.html) -
107 - Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035899/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein_Meets_the_Wolf_Man) - review (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/e-h/frankmeetswolf.htm) -
108 - She-Wolf of London (1946) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038934/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She-Wolf_of_London_%28film%29) - review (http://www.dvdinmypants.com/features/10-06/uhorror_wolf.php) -
109 - Night of the Creeps (1986) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091630/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_creeps) - review (http://www.dvdtown.com/review/night-of-the-creeps/blu-ray/7443) -

Aha! moments:

Tuesday April 20th - More overtime, this is my sixth 12 hour shift in a row.

110 - The Invisible Man (1933) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024184/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Invisible_Man_(film)) - review (http://www.monstersatplay.com/review/dvd/i/invisiblelegacy.php) -
111 - The Invisible Man (1933) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024184/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Invisible_Man_(film)) - review (http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/invisiblemanlegacy.php) - Again with film historian commentary.
112 - The Invisible Man Returns (1940) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032635/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Invisible_Man_Returns) - review (http://classic-horror.com/reviews/invisible_man_returns_1940) -
113 - The Invisible Woman (1940) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032637/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Invisible_Woman) - review (http://www.horrorreview.com/old/eginvisiblewomen1940.html) - Too much comedy.
114 - Slaves in Bondage (1937) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029578/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slaves_in_Bondage) - review (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029578/usercomments) -
115 - The Flesh Merchant (1956) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0124578/) - wiki (http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=557091) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/31728/skin-in-the-fifties/) - Also called The Wild and the Wicked.
116 - The Road to Ruin (1934) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0025725/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Road_to_Ruin_%281934_film%29) - review (http://homepages.sover.net/~ozus/roadtoruin.htm) -

Aha! moments:

Wednesday April 21st - A day off work! Caught up on some shopping.

117 - Delinquent Daughters (1944) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036753/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delinquent_Daughters) - review (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036753/usercomments) -
118 - Child Bride (1938) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029989/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_Bride)- review (http://www.badmovies.org/othermovies/childbride/) -
119 - Night of the Creeps (1986) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091630/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_creeps) - review (http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/nightcreepsbluray.php) - Again with cast commentary.
120 - Night of the Creeps (1986) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091630/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_creeps) - review (http://www.dreadcentral.com/reviews/night-creeps-dvd-blu-ray) - Again with Fred Decker commentary.

Thursday April 22nd - daily summary

121 - Frankenstein (1931) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021884/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein_(1931_film)) - review (http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/frankenstein.php) -
122 - Frankenstein (1931) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021884/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein_(1931_film)) - review (http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/frankensteinlegacy.php) -Again with film historian commentary.
123 - Bride of Frankenstein (1935) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026138/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bride_of_Frankenstein) - Ebert review (http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19990103/REVIEWS08/401010307/1023) -
124 - Bride of Frankenstein (1935) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026138/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bride_of_Frankenstein) - review (http://dvdinmypants.com/features/10-06/uhorror_frank.php) - Again with film historian commentary.
125 - Rainy Dog (1997) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0142316/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainy_Dog) - review (http://monsterhunter.coldfusionvideo.com/2010/02/rainy-dog-1997/) -

Friday April 23rd - daily summary

126 - Rainy Dog (1997) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0142316/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainy_Dog) - review (http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/rainydog.php) - Again with film historian commentary.
127 - Flesh for Frankenstein (1973) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071508/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flesh_for_frankenstein) - review (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/a-d/bloodfordracfleshforfrank7475.htm) -
128 - Flesh for Frankenstein (1973) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071508/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flesh_for_frankenstein) - review (http://criterioncollection.blogspot.com/2005/05/27-flesh-for-frankenstein.html) -
129 - Pick-up (1975) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0254688/) - info (http://www.hollywood.com/movie/PickUp/253383) - review (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/e-h/grindhousepickteach7574.htm) - more info (http://www.shockcinemamagazine.com/pickup.html) -
182 - Pandorum (2009) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1188729/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandorum) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/39757/pandorum/) - I could probably argue counting this. (edit to add: will count as wildcard #2 if necessary) Not nearly as good as I hoped. Sort of a poor man's Event Horizon-type film.
130 - The Teacher (1974) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072260/) - info (http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=498597&category=Overview) - review (http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/grindhouseteacherpickup.php) -

Saturday April 24th - daily summary

131 - Trip with Teacher (1975) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070834/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trip_with_the_Teacher) - review (http://www.beardyfreak.com/rvteacher.php) -
132 - Best Friends (1975) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072695/) - info (http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=68489) - review (http://thevideovacuum.livejournal.com/487897.html) -
133 - Bull's Market (1970) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0261592/) - no wiki or info for obvious reasons - review (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0261592/usercomments) - A soft core feature on a DVD I bought by accident. Going to the trash, so counting only so that I get something positive for my mistake.
134 - Godzilla and Other Movie Monsters (1998) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0356649/) - info (http://www.answers.com/topic/godzilla-and-other-movie-monsters) - review (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0356649/usercomments) -
n/a - Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064064/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bambi_Meets_Godzilla) - review (http://www.guavamation.com/cgi-bin/s2c/s2cfilm.pl?Sprint=Review&FilmNo=6961&FilmTitle=Bambi%20Meets%20Godzilla&FilmYear=1969&FilmRate=1&FilmCountry=USA) -
135 - Vixen! (1968) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063787/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vixen!) - review (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/reviews/t-z/vixn68.htm) -

Sunday April 25th - daily summary

136 - Vixen! (1968) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063787/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vixen!) - review (http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19690224/REVIEWS/902240301/1023) - Again with dirty old man commentary.
137 - The Sister-in-Law (1974) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072172/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sister-in-Law) - review (http://thevideovacuum.livejournal.com/511430.html) -
138 - Malibu High (1979) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079514/) - info (http://www.answers.com/topic/malibu-high) - review (http://www.bloodtypeonline.com/w26.htm) -
139 - The Stepmother (1972) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067793/) - info (http://www.answers.com/topic/the-stepmother) - review (http://thevideovacuum.livejournal.com/501682.html) -
140 - Son of Frankenstein (1939) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031951/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Son_of_Frankenstein) - review (http://www.badmovieplanet.com/unknownmovies/reviews/rev488.html) -
141 - Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034786/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_of_Frankenstein) - review (http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/frank2pack.php) -

Monday April 26th - daily summary

142 - Cindy and Donna (1970) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0154330/) - info (http://www.answers.com/topic/cindy-and-donna) - review (http://thevideovacuum.livejournal.com/540662.html) -
143 - The Babysitter (1969) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064055/) - info (http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=485724) - review (http://www.crankedoncinema.com/reviews/1969/babysitter) -
144 - Weekend With the Babysitter (1970) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066553/) - info (http://www.answers.com/topic/weekend-with-the-babysitter) - review (http://thevideovacuum.livejournal.com/597379.html) -
145 - Blood Mania (1970) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065478/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_Mania) - review (http://horrordigital.com/viewarticle.php?articleid=723) -
146 - The Pink Angels (1971) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0156894/) - info (http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=677861) - review (http://www.badmovies.org/movies/pinkangels/) - Could be the worst film I've seen this month.
147 - Single Room Furnished (1968) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063607/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_Room_Furnished) - review (http://thevideovacuum.livejournal.com/603509.html) -
148 - Van Nuys Blvd (1978) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080081/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Nuys_Boulevard) - review (http://www..com/VanNuysBlvd.html) -
149 - Van Nuys Blvd (1978) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080081/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Nuys_Boulevard) - review (http://thevideovacuum.livejournal.com/592649.html) -
150 - Supervixens (1975) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073768/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supervixens) - review (http://www.girlsgunsandghouls.com/supervixens.html) -

Tuesday April 27th - daily summary

151 - Supervixens (1975) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073768/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supervixens) - review (http://www.digital-retribution.com/reviews/dvd/0366.php) - Again with Russ Meyer commentary.
152 - The Initiation (1984) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087472/) - info (http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=79230) - review (http://www.hudsonlee.com/?p=3293) -
153 - Mountaintop Motel Massacre (1986) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091560/) - info (http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=84059) - review (http://www.digitallyobsessed.com/displaylegacy.php?ID=1406) -
154 - Ley Lines (1999) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0258766/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ley_Lines_%28film%29) - review (http://homecinema.thedigitalfix.co.uk/content.php?contentid=12968) -
155 - Ley Lines (1999) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0258766/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ley_Lines_%28film%29) - review (http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/leylines.php) - Again with film historian commentary.
156 - Full Metal Yakuza (1997) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0299910/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_Metal_Yakuza) - review (http://www.monstersatplay.com/review/dvd/f/fmyakuza.php) -
157 - Full Metal Yakuza (1997) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0299910/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_Metal_Yakuza) - review (http://homecinema.thedigitalfix.co.uk/content.php?contentid=11601) - Again with film historian commentary.
158 - Blood of Dracula's Castle (1969) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061412/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_of_Dracula%27s_Castle) - review (http://www.lairoftheboyg.com/2009/11/blood-of-draculas-castle-1969-al.html) -
159 - Nightmare in Wax (1969) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064729/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightmare_in_Wax) - review (http://dejaviewpage.blogspot.com/2009/02/nightmare-in-wax-1969-director-bud.html) -
160 - Stanley (1972) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069308/) - info (http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=91267) - review (http://horrordigital.com/viewarticle.php?articleid=727) - Ssso bad it's good. Sorry I missed the OOP SE DVD, I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

Wednesday April 28th - Sick call, yet another 12 hour overtime shift.

161 - Terror (1978) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0141897/) - info (http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=92575) - review (http://talkofhorrors.blogspot.com/2009/12/terror-1978.html) -
162 - House of Frankenstein (1944) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036931/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Frankenstein_(1944_film)) - review (http://monsterhunter.coldfusionvideo.com/2009/08/house-of-frankenstein-1944/) -
163 - Invisible Agent (1940) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034902/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invisible_Agent) - review (http://www.horrorreview.com/old/eginvisibleagent1942.html) -
164 - The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036959/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Invisible_Man%27s_Revenge) - review (http://www.horrorreview.com/old/eginvisiblemanrevenge1944.html) - Bleh.
165 - Prime Evil (1988) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095900/) - info (http://www.answers.com/topic/prime-evil-film) - review (http://www.horroryearbook.com/542366/grindhouse-double-feature-don%e2%80%99t-answer-the-phone-prime-evil-review) -
166 - Satan's Slave (1976) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075164/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satan%27s_Slave) - review (http://homecinema.thedigitalfix.co.uk/content.php?contentid=55460) - Say it isn't so Alfred!
167 - Brain Twisters (1991) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235245/) - info (http://www.answers.com/topic/brain-twisters) - review (http://claytonandtheresa.com/FilmTwo/BrainTwisters.html) -

Thursday April 29th - daily summary

168 - Beyond Justice (1992) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105175/) - info (http://www.answers.com/topic/beyond-justice) - review (http://www.coldfusionvideo.com/archives/beyond-justice-1992/) -
169 - Der Skipper (1990) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100633/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kill_Cruise) - review (http://obscurehorror.com/horror848.html) - Also known as Kill Cruise. A truly wtf ending.
170 - The Tattooist (2007) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0817228/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tattooist) - review (http://movies.insidepulse.com/2008/07/25/the-tattooist-dvd-review/) -
171 - The Tattooist (2007) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0817228/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tattooist) - review (http://www.dreadcentral.com/reviews/tattooist-the-dvd) - Again with director and lead actor commentary.
172 - Bloodsuckers (2005) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0430926/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloodsuckers_(film)) - review (http://www.digital-retribution.com/reviews/dvd/0689.php) - Also known as Vampire Wars: Battle for the Universe.

Friday April 30th - daily summary

173 - Gekitotsu! Satsujin ken (1974) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073756/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Street_Fighter) - review (http://moviefeast.blogspot.com/2009/09/streetfighter-aka-gekitotsu-satsujin.html) - Better known in the USA as The Street Fighter or Streetfighter. I'll have to find the sequels, good stuff.
174 - Shadow Zone: The Undead Express (1996) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117613/) - info (http://www.answers.com/topic/shadow-zone-the-undead-express) - reviews (http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Zone-Express-Ron-Silver/product-reviews/B00004W5TM/ref=cm_cr_dp_all_helpful?ie=UTF8&coliid=&showViewpoints=1&colid=&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending) - I miss Ron Silver.
175 - Daikaijû Gamera (1965) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059080/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamera_(film)) - review (http://www.d1041111.dotsterhost.com/mst3k/reviews_s00_epK05.html) - Known in the US simply as Gamera. This was one of the KTMA episodes from MST3K's first year.
176 - The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054033/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Shop_of_Horrors) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/21804/little-shop-of-horrors-in-color-with-mike-nelson-commentary-the/) - Loved it!

Saturday May 1st - daily summary

177 - Daikaijû kettô: Gamera tai Barugon (1966 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060446/)) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamera_vs._Barugon) - review (http://www.d1041111.dotsterhost.com/mst3k/reviews_s00_epK04.html) - Known in the US as Gamera Strikes Again or Gamera vs. Barugon. This was one of the KTMA episodes from MST3K's first year.
178 - The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054033/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Shop_of_Horrors) - review (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/23593/little-shop-of-horrors-1960-the/) - Again with Mike Nelson commentary.
179 - Daikaijû kûchûsen: Gamera tai Gyaosu (1967) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061695/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamera_vs._Gyaos) - review (http://www.d1041111.dotsterhost.com/mst3k/reviews_s00_epK06.html) - Known in the US as either Gamera vs. Gaos or Return of the Giant Monsters. This was one of the KTMA episodes from MST3K's first year.
180 - Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076271/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_the_Spiders) - review (http://www.dreadcentral.com/reviews/kingdom-spiders-dvd) - How did I miss this all these years, given my love for William Shatner? I'll tell you why. I'm deathly afraid of spiders. So while I loved the film, and the DVD package, this was somewhat painful to get through, and I slept restlessly, feeling things moving over me all night.
181 - Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076271/) - wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_the_Spiders) - review (http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/kingdomofspiders.php) - Again with crew and moderator commentary.

total 182 - possible wildcard around #129

03-17-10, 07:10 PM
April 16th
1. Cavegirl (1985)
2. Coach (1978)

April 17th
3. Jocks (1986)
4. My Tutor (1983)

April 18th
5. The Pom Pom Girls (1976)
6. The Van (1977)
7. The Beach Girls (1982)
8. Hunk (1987)

April 19th
9. My Chauffeur (1986)
10. Malibu Beach (1978)

April 21st
11. The Wraith (1986)
12. The Entity (1981)

April 23rd
13. Tomboy (1985)
14. Weekend Pass (1984)

Greg MacGuffin
03-17-10, 07:17 PM
April 1

April 2

April 3
1. Rabid Dogs
-Awesome way to start off the challenge. I've had this for a while, but never got around to watching it until now. I like a lot of Bava movies, but this may be his best. The last half-hour is insane. Very cool twist ending.
2. I Drink Your Blood
-Kind of like that Sandra Bullock movie where Sandra Bullock adopts that football player? Except this movie has Satan-worshipping hippies that eat meat pies injected with rabid dog's blood. So, you know, WAY more inspirational.
3. Let the Right One In
-This movie breaks my heart. I like it more each time I see it.

April 4
4. All the Colors of the Dark
-Excellent giallo, really liked this one. Bonus points for a plot that revolves around a Satan-worshipping cult. Edwige Fenech is freakishly beautiful. I have yet to see a Sergio Martino flick that I don't like, and this may be one of his best.

April 5
5. The New York Ripper
-Not my favorite Fulci, but I gain more respect for it the more I see it. Nice to revisit it on Blu-Ray. I always forget how it ends, so each time I see it, I totally fall for the fake-out ending.
6. Four Times That Night
-Bava's Rashomon-style sex comedy. Not great but pretty fun. The lead actress, Daniela Giordano, is stunning.

April 6
7. Ong Bak 2
-Had read a lot of mixed to negative reviews on this one, but I really enjoyed it. Some amazing fight sequences. Looking forward to the sequel.

April 7

April 8
8. Boccaccio '70
-Four short films by De Sica, Fellini, Monicelli and Visconti. Not exactly a B-movie, but it was (a) released by No Shame and (b) condemned by the Legion of Decency, so I'm counting it. It's not the best work by any of the directors, but they're not exactly slumming it either. Some really nice stuff. Fellini's first color film, if I'm not mistaken. Also, Sophia Loren....

April 9

April 10
9. Zatoichi's Cane Sword
-I love me some Zatoichi. This one was pretty slow in the first hour or so, but the last half-hour is terrific.
10. Shogun Assassin 3: Slashing Blades of Carnage
-This is the re-dubbed version of Lone Wolf 4. It's good, but I wasn't crazy about a lot of the voices. Also, if I recall, the first Shogun Assassin had a different score than the Lone Wolf movies. I kind of wish they had taken *more* liberties with the material, instead of just dubbing new voices.
11. Hausu
-Saw this in the theater. Very strange, dreamlike Japanese horror movie from the '70s. Apparently it was based on the dreams of the director's 11-year-old daughter. Definitely something I would like to re-visit once it hits disc. Apparently, Criterion is going to release it later this year.

April 11
12. Prince of Darkness
-I had seen this a few times before but it never really clicked with me. A friend of mine had given me an extra copy that he had so I decided to give it one more shot. Really glad I did. It's far from a perfect film, but there's a lot of interesting concepts, as well as some amazing visuals.

April 12

April 13
13. Seven Blood Stained Orchids
-Umberto Lenzi has never been one of my favorite directors, but he does a great job with this one. I am a sucker for any giallo, and this one is actually quite good.

April 14

April 15

April 16
14. King Kong vs. Godzilla
-My friend invited me over for some pizza and Godzilla movies. Started with this one, which I remember watching on TV when I was a kid. It's pretty solid, and is paced a lot better than some other Godzilla flicks I've seen, with some good monster action throughout. The Kong suit looks pretty bad though, which kind of added to the fun.
15. Godzilla: Final Wars
-The second half of our Godzilla double feature. Pretty silly but also kinda awesome at the same time. The last hour is non-stop monster action. I was super tired at this point, but managed to stay awake for the whole movie.

April 17
16. Zatoichi Challenged
-Another Zatoichi. Haven't had a lot of time to watch movies this week, so I had to watch this in three or four sittings. Hopefully, I'll be able to finish all of my unwatched Zatoichi flicks by the time the challenge ends. I think I have three or four to go.

April 18
17. 7 Grand Masters
-Kung fu movies are not my area of expertise, but of the few that I've seen, this is one of the best. Really awesome tournament style flick, with some over the top, hilariously awesome fight scenes. Very fun stuff.

April 19

April 20

April 21
18. Chocolate (2008)
-Like Rain Man, except instead of being a genius at math, she's a genius at kneeing people in the face.

April 22

April 23

April 24
19. Zatoichi and the Fugitives
-More Zatoichi. This one rocked. He goes on this mad killing rampage at the end, which, I guess is like a lot of Zatoichi flicks, but this one was just a little extra balls to the wall.
20. The Ghost Ship (1943)
-I picked up the Val Lewton set recently. Had seen a couple of his flicks, but this one was new to me. It was all right, not great.
21. The 7th Victim
-This one, on the other hand, was terrific. The plot revolves around a Satanic cult and a young girl who is trying to find her suicidal sister. It's completely fucked up and deals with themes and issues that are not typical of movies from this time period. The ending was completely unexpected.

April 25
22. Isle of the Dead

April 26

April 27
23. I Walked with a Zombie

April 28

April 29
24. Bedlam
25. The House of the Devil

April 30
26. Shadows in the Dark - The Val Lewton Legacy
27. Foxy Brown

May 1
28. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky
29. Samaritan Zatoichi
30. Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (1989)

03-17-10, 08:04 PM
I was really looking forward to this and ended up with so much going on that I didn't get to watch anything for the challenge. Hopefully this takes place again next year and I can get in some really good (bad) movie watching.

03-17-10, 08:39 PM
asianxcore's B-Movie/Exploitation/Drive-In Challenge List

April 1st:

1. Cannibal Apocalypse (1980): This film should have been a little more fun than it actually was considering some of the people and things involved. John Saxon? Check. Cannibals? Check. Chunks of gore? Check. Hilarious action scenes? Check. Problem is the pacing hurts this film and makes it seem much longer than it is. Though even I have to give a little credit to this odd film that makes titty-biting seem absolutely normal.

April 3rd:

2. August Underground's Penance (2007): I never thought I would be bored by any of the films in the August Underground Trilogy, but the third and final film takes the cake. Jerami Cruise's FX work is the real star here (and has always been), but it takes the film almost 45 minutes to setup anything remotely interesting. The series has always been plagued with completely boring and random transition set-pieces between gore effects, but they seem more pronounced here. Also a notable change is the use of HD cameras, taking away the grime and gritty nature of the previous films. The first two films got under my skin, but the final part in this trilogy almost put me to bed.

April 4th:

3. Revenge Of The Ninja (1983): Classic tale of Ninja Revenge with all of it's awesome fury and unfortunately massive hilarity. Sho Kosugi is awesome as our hero in this and surprisingly the villain is quite good. Lots of Ninja Action, great death scenes, hilarious dialogue and random henchman. Try not to laugh when you see the Native American henchman who wields hatchets or the "Cowboy" ex-con. Finale is also a solid use of the final 15-30 minutes of the film.

April 5th:

4. Stanley (1972): Though it sometimes comes off as completely random, this semi "Eco-Terror" film featuring Chris Robinson as Tim Ochopee is at least fun during it's second act. This film is chock-full of hilarious dialogue, great death scenes (some which nightmares are made of), Racial Slurs, terrible music and of course....Snakes! Chris Robinson seems to be the only actor in the film who takes his role seriously and it shows. His transformation to the utterly crazy and creepy Tim Ochopee we see by the end of the film, is worth the price of admission. The film is overly long and it does take a while for anything to get going. Couldn't stop laughing when the "psycho" specialized henchman showed up. Too funny!

April 6th:

5. Zombi 3 (1988): This film should have been titled Filipino Zombie-Ninja Attack. Dialogue is constantly over the top and hilarious. Listen to the dialogue that goes on about "Death One" throughout the film. Luckily, the death scenes as well as our Ninja-Like Zombies, make this film just a little bit more fun than being kicked in the face. Two death scenes in particular will have you rolling over with laughter. Also worth noting is that Zombies can talk, hide themselves in piles of Hay and can tread through water pretty quick with utter determination.

April 20th:

6. Murder Collection Vol. 1 (2009): What essentially is Toe Tag Pictures' version of the Mondo film, this collection unfortunately has only a couple good scenes and the rest are throwaways. The film is a collection of murders, taken from various "sources" such as security cameras and home video. For every solid entry in the collection (Autopsy, Webcam Murder, Senator's Daughter Kidnapping), there are a flood of average or boring scenes. Jerami Cruise's FX work is still king here, but unfortunately many of the scenes in the collection do not feature them. This leaves any scene without his FX work in the spotlight, extremely forgettable.

7. Black Dynamite (2009): I can't say anything about this film that hasn't already been said on various forums and/or message boards. Easily one of the most quotable films of 2009. The film is extremely hilarious and well-casted. You can tell a lot of love went into this film. Call it what you will, a parody/tribute, but the film actually stands on it's own pretty well and has high replay value. Seriously, I dare you to try not to laugh during any part of the film. KUNG-FU TREACHERY!

8. Cannibal (2006): Based on a true story about a German Cannibal and his willing victim, this little slice of grotesque cinema lives up to it's reputation. The film is oddly enough very artsy, but at the same time able to deliver an immense cloud of Claustrophobia and dread. This has much to do with the film's cinematography. Many shots are out of focus, framed oddly or filled with grit. The film, surprisingly, offers more than just it's infamous scene. If anything, everything that happens after that scene is more disturbing than that single moment. My only gripe is that Unearthed's release of the film seems to have been dubbed and voices sound silly at times. Solid piece of Exploitation Cinema, but not recommend for those looking for giggles, smiles and good times.

April 28th:

9. Fair Game (1986): You have to hand it to the Aussie's. Churning out Exploitation/B-Movies but making them bigger, faster and louder. Not much to say about this film, which sports a pretty straight forward and thin script. 3 guys decide it's a good idea to mess with our heroine (Cassandra Delaney) and pretty much go out of their way to make her days miserable. Cue some bad decisions on our heroine's part and thus comes the Cat-and-Mouse/Revenge Thriller this film pretty much is. Stunts are actually pretty neat, but what really takes the cake is most likely what this film is known for. Topless Cassandra Delaney being tied to the front of the hoodlum's truck (which is a character within itself) and driven around like some crazy hood ornament. That entire scene, from start to finish, is bathed in Exploitation and is a good snap of what Exploitation films are all about. The final meeting between both sides is both exciting, ridiculous and extremely entertaining all at the same time.

03-17-10, 09:46 PM
Thursday - April 1

1. Reform School Girls (1986) - **** (DVD - 8:00 pm)
Comments : "So Young, So Bad, So What?!" Leave no cliche undone in this one - and it's all the better for it. Wendy O. Williams is a bit too into this trashy little movie, but that's not to say she's a good actress - and just another reason to love this one.
Favorite Quote: "You're just a shit stain on the panties of life!"

2. Female Trouble (1973) - **** (DVD - 10:00 pm)
Comments : "Nice Girls Don't Wear Cha-Cha Heels" Not quite as outrageous as Pink Flamingos, but pretty darn close! Single mother Dawn Davenport turns to a life of crime and develops a twisted sense of fame as a result. All of John Waters usual suspects in this one - along with rape, shit stained underwear, child birth, incest, murder, mutilation, and jump rope destruction.
Favorite Quote: "I wouldn't suck your lousy dick if I was suffocating and there was oxygen in your balls!"

3. Rogue (2007) - **** (DVD - 11:30 pm)
Comments : "How Fast Can You Swim?" An Australian crocodile expedition gets stranded in the territory of an extremely aggressive crocodile. Not anything like what I was expecting (low-grade Sci-Fi Channel), this actually was a pretty impressive little movie. Granted, most of the kills are done off-screen, but the actual crocodile is not a cheesy CGI effect that is constantly repeated. Some good actors show up in this one and it moves pretty quick.
Favorite Quote: "I got the brochure, but it didn't say anything about assholes."

Friday - April 2

4. Seventh Moon (2007) - ** (DVD - 3:30 pm)
Comments : "The Gates of Hell Are Open" A couple on their honeymoon in China get lost in the country during the superstitious observance of the dead. WAY too much shaky cam (gets old very fast) and apparently nobody on this production likes lights of any kind. Some decent moments but not enough to make this very good.
Favorite Quote: "What about the naked dude?"

5. Triloquist (2008) - * (DVD - 9:30 pm)
Comments : "One's a Devil, The Other is No Dummy" A brother and sister and ventriloquist dummy go on a violent road trip to Vegas. Failed as horror, failed as comedy, just overall annoying at times. The dummy gets a few funny lines, but it really did nothing for me at all.
Favorite Quote: "I love you, and your tits are beautiful."

Saturday - April 3

6. Vice Squad (1982) - **** (DVD - 1:00 pm)
Comments : "On the Street, the Real Trick is Staying Alive" A psychotic pimp tracks down the prostitute that tried to set him up with the vice squad in pursuit. Sleazy movie was an HBO staple growing up - and now I understand why my parents wouldn't let me watch it (always having to sneak around to see it!). More crude than graphic but alot of fun anyway.
Favorite Quote: (in reference to a golden shower) "I got a 6-pack and $100." "And you just got a date with Princess Running-Water!"

7. Surveillance (2005) - ** (DVD - 3:00 pm)
Comments : "No Bad Deed Goes Unpunished" A tightly wound mall security guard (!) uses blackmail and deceipt to cover up his real work ethic. Armand Assante has an over-the-top delivery of lines in this ludicrous thriller. Interesting idea with so many plot holes and gaffes that start to overshadow the entire production. Still, strangely entertaining on a low-expectation scale.
Favorite Quote: "Gonna give me a run for my money, college boy? Cause I don't have any!"

8. Mother of Tears (2007) - **** (DVD - 5:45 pm)
Comments : "What you see does not exist. What you cannot see is truth." A girl searches to understand her connection to the Mother of Tears after a buried urn is uncovered and unleashes her power. Those crazy Italians are unleashing hell on earth - but it's alot of fun in Argento's completion of the 3 Mothers saga. Much bloodier than I expected and a few scenes that just aren't right, no matter what!
Favorite Quote: "Who wants to eat the girl?"

9. The Midnight Meat Train (2008) - **** (DVD - 9:00 pm)
Comments : "The most terrifying ride you'll ever take" A photographer uncovers a series of nasty murders taking place on a subway train. Plenty of gore in this one and some decent suspense as well. Didn't really need the ending that it took, but not necessarily a bad way to go. Good acting and excellent gore effects keep this one moving along.
Favorite Quote: "Step away from the meat!"

10. D-Tox (Eye See You) (2002) - ** (DVD - 11:30 pm)
Comments : "Survival is a Killer" FBI agent goes to rehab after dealing with a serial killer that has been targeting him personally. Skipped theatrical run and went straight to home video, this one starts out pretty good but runs out of steam by the midway mark. Lots of familiar faces but could have used a better script. Still, not bad, but just lacking.
Favorite Quote: "Run Jenny Run... I'm coming to cut your fucking heart out."

Sunday - April 4

11. Feed (2005) - **** (DVD - 1:00 pm)
Comments : "Can You Stomach It?" Australian cop discovers a website where a sociopath is using obese women for his gratification. Ok, this was pretty sick. The actors do a great job, especially Alex O'Loughlin in this nasty little movie. Takes a weird turn towards the end, but kind of satisfying for the story. Still, made me lose my appetite watching this one!
Favorite Quote: "Do I look dead to you, pussy boy?"

12. Hard (1998) - **** (DVD - 3:00 pm)
Comments : "A cop with a secret. A killer who knows it. The game is on." A closeted rookie detective is taunted by a gay serial killer that is picking off young boys in Los Angeles. When it sticks to one issue, it's a pretty good movie. But too many cliches are thrown in for some reason. Tries to be a gay version of 'Seven' and a gayer version of 'Cruising' with better results than expected. Graphic in gore, nudity and sex in the unrated cut.
Favorite Quote: "How far you headed?" "I'n going all the way." "That's what I like to hear!"

13. The House of the Devil (2009) - **** (DVD - 6:00 pm)
Comments : "Talk on the phone. Finish your homework. Watch T.V. DIE!" A college student accepts a babysitting job in a country house from a strange couple. Great throwback to the 80's horror films with lots of nice little touches. Pacing could have been tighter, although that is somewhat the point, I guess.
Favorite Quote: "You aren't the babysitter?"

14. 13: Game of Death (2006) - **** (DVD - 8:30 pm)
Comments : "13 Challenges. $100 Million. How Far Would You Go?" A down-on-his-luck guy begins a game of progressively worse challenges for money. Kept my interest, although some of the dubbed lines are ludicrously bad! As for the challenges - I'd have quit at number 5!!
Favorite Quote: "AHHHH!! Zombie!! Eeeeeeee!"

03-18-10, 01:34 AM
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Personal Goal: 50 films...or less.
I use North American release dates.

1. Hollywood Man AKA: Stoker (Jack Starret, 1976)(DVD)

2. Mad Max (George Miller, 1980)
Tagline: When the Gangs Take Over the Highways...Remember He's on Your Side. (MPix On Demand)

3. Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (Roger Christian, 2000)
Tagline: On May 12, We Fight Back. (Action)

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4. April Fool's Day (Fred Walton, 1986)
Tagline: A Cut Above the Rest. (Showcase Diva)

5. Starship Troopers 3: Marauder (Ed Neumeier, 2008)
Tagline: Do You Have What It Takes to be a Citizen? (Super Channel On Demand)

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Rico Suave (Van Dien in Marauder

6. Witchery AKA:Witchraft AKA: Evil Encounters, etc. (Fabrizio Laurenti or Joe D'Amato, credited onscreen as Martin Newland, 1988) (DVD)

7. Palm Springs Weekend (Norman Taurog, 1963)
Tagline: IT'S WHERE THE BOYS ARE AND THE GIRLS ARE...that swingin' vacation weekend when American youth descends on America's swankiest playground! (TCM)

8. Zombie Girl: The Movie (Aaron Marshall, Justin Johnson, Erik Mauck, 2009) (MExcess)

9. Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (Christopher Guest, 1993)
Tagline: People Always Called Nancy the Little Woman... They'll Never Do That Again. (HBO Canada)

10. Bitch Slap (Rick Jacobson, 2010)
Tagline: Prepare to Get Slapped (Mayfair Theatre)

11. The Mack (Michael Campus, 1973)
Tagline: They're Doing the Job the Cops Can't! (DVD)

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The Mack is about much more than a handful.

12. Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (Lee Demarbe, 2002)
Tagline: The Power of Christ Impales You. (Blu-ray)

13. Leonard Part 6 (Paul Weiland, 1987)
Tagline: Our World is in Safe Hands. (Morepix)

14. Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (Jon Knautz, 2008)
Tagline: All Work and No RAGE Makes Jack a Dull Boy (Super Channel On Demand)

15. Never Cry Werewolf (Brenton Spencer, 2008)
Tagline: An Immortal Battle for Survival (Mayfair Theatre)

16. Caddyshack II (Allan Arkush, 1988)
Tagline: The Shack is Back! (Mpix On Demand)

17. The Allnighter (Tamar Simon Hoffs, 1987)
Tagline: Who Says You Can't Do It All in One Night? (VHS)

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Hoffs' stuff in The Allnighter.

18. Clash of the Titans (Louis Leterrier, 2010) (Wild Card #1)
Tagline: The Clash Begins in 3D (South Keys Cinema)

19. Conan the Barbarian (John Milius, 1982)
Tagline: He Conquered an Empire with His Sword. She Conquered HIM with Her Bare Hands. (Mayfair Theatre)

20. Conan the Destroyer (Richard Fleischer, 1984)
Tagline: The Darkest Side of Magic. The Strongest Side of Man. (Mayfair Theatre)

21. Picasso Trigger (Andy Sidaris, 1988)
Tagline: They Take Their Art Seriously. They Kill. (Mayfair Theatre)

22. The Serpent and the Rainbow (Wes Craven, 1988)
Tagline: Don't Bury Me! I'm Not Dead! (Mayfair Theatre)

23. Emanuelle Around the World (Joe D'Amato, 1980)
Tagline: Emanuelle's back to take you places you've never been before! (Mayfair Theatre)

03-18-10, 12:33 PM
**********ALL are first time viewing *****************

April 2nd
1. Contraband (1980, Fulci)
2. Supervixens (1975, Meyer)
3. Long Weekend (1978, Eggleston)
4. Hellbenders (1967, Corbucci)
5. El Sadico de Notre Dame (1979, Franco)

April 3rd
6. The Big Racket (1976, Castellari)
7. Hardware (1990, Stanley)
8. Karaoke Terror (2003, Shinohara)
9. Ong Bak 2 (2008, Jaa)

April 4th
10. Eagles Over London (1969, Castellari)
11. Flavia the Heretic (1974, Mingozzi)
12. Mad Max (1979, Miller)

April 5th
13. Mondo Topless (1966, Meyer)
14. What Have You Done To Solange? (1972, Dallamano)

April 6th
15. New Barbarians (1984, Castellari)
16. The Big Gundown (1966, Sollima)
17. Torso (1973, Martino)
18. Jack the Ripper (1976, Franco)

April 9th
19. What have they done to your daughters? (1974, Dallamano)

April 10th
20. Yakuza Law (1969, Ishii)
21. His Pistols Smoked... They Call Him Cemetery (1971, Carnimeo)
22. Lorelei's Grasp (1974, Ossorio)

April 11th
23. Night Train Murders (1975, Lado)

April 12th
24. They Call Me Hallelujah (1971, Carnimeo)
25. Who Saw Her Die? (1972, Lado)
26. Chain Gang Women (1971, Frost)

April 13th
27. Raise Your Hands, Dead Man, You're Under Arrest (1971, Klimovsky)

April 14th
28. Z.P.G. Zero Population Growth (1971, Campus)

April 16th
29. Girl From Rio (1969, Franco)

April 17th
30. Grand Slam (1967, Montaldo)
31. Wandering Ginza Butterfly (1971, Yamaguchi)
32. Wandering Ginza Butterfly (1972, Yamaguchi)
33. Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971, Lado)

April 18th
34. Human Cobras (1971, Albertini)
35. Tarkan versus the Vikings (1971, Aslan)
36. Cuanto Cobra Un Espia? (1984, Franco)

April 19th
37. The Deathless Devil (1973, Atadeniz)

April 20th
38. The Church (1989, Soavi)
39. The Streetfighter (1974, Osawa)
40. The Return of the Streetfighter (1974, Osawa)

April 23rd
41. The Streetfighter's Last Revenge (1974, Osawa)

April 24th
42. Case of the Bloody Iris (1972, Carnimeo)
43. 3 Dev Adam (1973, Ucak)
44. Ceremonia Sangrienta (1973, Grau)

April 25th
45. Giovannona Long-Thigh (1973, Martino)

April 26th
46. Napoli serenata calibro 9 (1978, Brescia)

April 29th
47. Milano calibro 9 (1972, Di Leo)

May 1st
48. Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheik (1976, Edmonds)
49. La Noche del Ejecutor (1992, Naschy)
50. Misterios de ultratumba (1959, Mendez)
51. La mansión de los muertos vivientes (1985, Franco)

*************** List is final****************************

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
03-21-10, 11:37 AM




April 01 -
1. Batman - 1943 Serial Collection(Chapters 1-3)
April 02 -
2. Batman - 1943 Serial Collection(Chapters 4-7)
3. Invasion of the Girl Snatchers
4. Ding Dong
April 03 -
5. Merry Maids of the Gay Way
6. Supersonic Saucer
7. The Monster of Highgate Ponds
8. The Monsters' Christmas
9. The Fogbrook Thing
10. Midnight Intruders
11. In Search of the Great White Tiger
12. Dreamland Capers
13. Thank You Mask Man *wildcard
14. Dream Follies
15. Dance Hall Racket
April 04 -
16. Johnny Firecloud
17. Bummer
18. Perils of Paradise
19. The Fiend of Dope Island
April 05 -
20. Batman - 1943 Serial Collection(Chapters 8-10)
21. Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural
22. Pagan Island
23. Virgins of Bali
April 06 -
24. Batman - 1943 Serial Collection(Chapters 11-14)
25. Psycho A-Go-Go
26. Rawhide Terror
April 07 -
27. Batman - 1943 Serial Collection(Chapter 15) / Batman and Robin - 1949 Serial Collection(Chapters 1-2)
28. CHUD II: Bud the Chud
April 08 -
April 09 -
29. Batman and Robin - 1949 Serial Collection(Chapters 3-6)
30. Black Dynamite
31. The Curious Dr. Humpp
April 10 -
32. The God Makers
33. The God Makers 2
34. Snatched
35. Bowanga Bowanga
36. Virgin Sacrifice
37. UFO Cults
38. The Wild Women Of Wongo
April 11 -
39. How To Be A Man
40. How To Be A Woman
April 12 -
41. Batman and Robin - 1949 Serial Collection(Chapters 7-9)
42. The Forbidden
43. I Want More
44. Free Love Confidential!
45. The Wife Swappers
46. For Single Swingers Only
April 13 -
47. Batman and Robin - 1949 Serial Collection(Chapters 10-13)
48. ECCO
April 14 -
49. Batman and Robin - 1949 Serial Collection(Chapters 14-15)
50. Eye of the Tiger
April 15 -
51. The Champions of Justice
52. Transmorphers
53. Shocking Videos Trailer Collection Vol. 1
April 16 -
54. Mystery In Bermuda
55. The Devil In Miss Jones
April 17 -
56. Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard
57. Rampage(Turkish Rambo)
58. Honeymoon of Terror
59. Something Weird Video Screener
April 18 -
60. Angel's Revenge
61. Forces Occultes
62. The Magic Land of Mother Goose
April 19 -
63. Escape From The Brothel
April 20 -
64. Hercules
65. Dark Night of the Scarecrow
April 21 -
66. Rolling Thunder
67. Campy Classroom Classics Volume 4
April 22 -
68. Blazing Magnum
April 23 -
69. The Adventures of Hercules
70. Three Men to Kill
April 24 -
71. Slime City
72. SWV Roughie Trailers and Shorts
73. Go Kill And Come Back
April 25 -
74. Her Majestys Top Gun
75. Raw Force
76. The Violent Professionals
77. Return of the Tiger
April 26 -
78. Ninja Terminator
79. Carry on Emmannuelle
80. Satanico Pandemonium
April 27 -
81. Puppet Master (uncut)
82. House of 1000 Corpses
April 28 -
83. Tortured Angels
84. Puppet Master 2
April 29 -
85. Puppet Master 3
86. MST3K - Warrior of the Lost World
April 30 -
87. Puppet Master 4
88. Fireball 500
89. Test Tube Babies
90. Hell Is A Place Called Hollywood (wildcard 2)
May 1 -
91. Delinquent Parents
92. Child Bride
93. Jimmy, The Boy Wonder
94. Enter the Devil
95. Sex Madness
96. Untitled Sex Madness bonus film
97. Damaged Lives
98. The Innocent Party (wildcard 3)
99. Gaslight
100. Gambling With Souls

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
1900 - (optional)
1910 - (optional)
1920 - (optional)
1930 - The Rawhide Terror
1940 - Batman - 1943 Serial Collection
1950 - Ding Dong
1960 - The Monster of Highgate Ponds
1970 - Invasion of the Girl Snatchers
1980 - The Monster's Christmas
1990 - Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard
2000 - In Search of the Great White Tiger

Watch a film for each rating:
Unrated (pre-MPAA 1968) - Batman - 1943 Serial Collection
G - (optional)
PG - Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural
PG-13 - (optional)
R - Johnny Firecloud
X (or NC-17) - The Devil In Miss Jones
Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) - Invasion of the Girl Snatchers

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, VHS-sourced{VHS transferred to DVD-+R is fine}).
First format, DVD, Batman - 1943 Serial Collection
Second format, VHS, Invasion of the Girl Snatchers
Third format, Netflix Streaming, Transmorphers

Watch a film in an actual Drive-in. (optional) (insert title)

Watch a film in the following genres:
A Token Science Fiction B-Movie: - Supersonic Saucer
A Token Horror B-Movie: Invasion of the Girl Snatchers
Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs) - Her Majestys Top Gun
Giallo - Blazing Magnum
Sword & Sandal - Hercules
Spaghetti Western - Go Kill And Come Back
Cannibal Film - Raw Force
Mafia/Gangster Film - The Violent Professionals
Martial Arts film:
Bruce Lee-sploitation (Starring any variation on Bruce Li, Le, etc.) - Return of the Tiger
Hong Kong (or other Asian) film - Escape From Brothel
American film - Black Dynamite
Any "Ninja" film - Ninja Terminator
Biker Film - Invasion of the Girl Snatchers
Stoner Film - I Want More
Carsploitation Film - Blazing Magnum
Blaxploitation - Black Dynamite
Any type - Ding Dong
Nudie Cutie - Ding Dong
Roughie - Midnight Intruders
70s Porn - Midnight Intruders
Emmanuelle Film - Carry on Emmannuelle
Nunsploitation - Satanico Pandemonium
Shocksploitation - House of 1000 Corpses
Rape/Revenge Film - Midnight Intruders
Vigilante Film - Johnny Firecloud
Women in Prison - Tortured Angels
Nazisploitation - The Forbidden
Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation) - In Search of the Great White Tiger
Hixploitation/Moonshiners - Fireball 500
Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films - Test Tube Babies
Mildred Pierce/Douglas Sirk melodrama type "Women's Pictures" from the 40s-60s - Gaslight
"Race" Film (optional-since most are "lost")(early films made specifically for the African-American market pre-1950)
Film dealing with "Race" (pre-1965) - FREE SPACE
"Hood" Film ("Gangsta") - FREE SPACE
Gangster film - Psycho A Go-Go
Juvenile Delinquent Film - How To Be A Man
60s Beach Movie - FREE SPACE
Elvis film (starring Elvis, not about Elvis) - FREE SPACE
Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor) - Bummer
Mexican Wrestling Film - The Champions of Justice
Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema) - Rampage(Turkish Rambo)
Bollywood Film (actual, not a Hollywood pastiche) - FREE SPACE
Eco-Terror Film - The Fogbrook Thing
"Mondo" Film - The Forbidden
Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production - FREE SPACE
Bio-pic - FREE SPACE
Lifetime Channel Movie - FREE SPACE
Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film" - CHUD II - Bud the Chud
"Condemned" by the Catholic National Legion of Decency - Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural
Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100 {Bottom 100 archive}) - Puppet Master
Financial Bomb - FREE SPACE
MST3K (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film - Warrior of the Lost World
Non-MST3K version of a film featured on MST3K (or CT) - The Wild Women Of Wongo

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.
1 Snatched - John Saxon
2 Eye of the Tiger - William Smith
3 The Champions of Justice - Blue Demon
4 Mystery In Bermuda - Santo
5 Angel's Revenge - Jack Palance
6 Blazing Magnum - John Saxon
7 Hercules - Lou Ferrigno
8 Return of the Tiger - Bruce Li
9 Ninja Terminator - Richard Harrison
10 House of 1000 Corpses - Sid Haig

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
1 Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard - Charles Band
2 Angel's Revenge - Greydon Clark
3 The Magic Land of Mother Goose - Herschell Gordon Lewis
4 Ninja Terminator - Godfrey Ho
5 Puppet Master - Charles Band
6 House of 1000 Corpses - Rob Zombie
7 Puppet Master 2 - Charles Band
8 Puppet Master 3 - Charles Band
9 Puppet Master 4 - Charles Band
10 Jimmy, The Boy Wonder - Herschell Gordon Lewis

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
1 Ding Dong - Something Weird Video
2 Merry Maids of the Gay Way - Something Weird Video
3 Dreamland Capers - Something Weird Video
4 Thank You Mask Man - Something Weird Video
5 Dream Follies - Something Weird Video


03-22-10, 03:08 PM

03-24-10, 07:06 AM
I'm in. Good opportunity to go through my Something Weird discs.
April 1
1. The Defilers-Early 60s sadism/sexploitation flick.
2. Scum of the Earth--H.G. Lewis trades in blood for boobs in this Refer Madness-like "expose" of the dangers of smut.

April 2
3. The Green Slime (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6706178308693392486&hl=en#)-More remembered for its groovy 60s funk theme song, The Green Slime still manages to entertain.

April 16
4.The Magic Christian-I guess this was supposed to be shocking back in the day, but I enjoy it for the Badfinger soundtrack.
5.Vampire Circus: An unjustly neglected Hammer film.

April 17
6. Scars of Dracula. One of the better Hammer Dracula films with Christopher Lee.

03-24-10, 10:01 AM

*Indicates 1st time viewing

April 1
1. Endgame* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089091/)- (1983) Fun post-apoc action 6/10
2. Black Belt Jones* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071221/)- (1974) Highly entertaining martial arts blaxploitation. Watch out for those bo-guards. 7.5/10
3. TNT Jackson* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072245/)- (1974) Bland action coupled with lame execution of the story 4.5/10
4. Velvet Smooth* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0195379/)- (1976) Ugh... this was just awful. Bad soundtrack, bad fight choreography, non-existant plot. 2/10

April 2
5. Black Fist* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074210/)- (1975) Starts off slow but the last 30 minutes are great. 6.5/10
6. Aswang* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111558/)- (1994) Very cool subject matter that was done a fair amount of justice. I would have liked a little more of the mythos covered but still a nasty little movie. 7/10
7. Final Comedown* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068588/)- (1972) This was more than just another boobs and fighting blaxploitation movie. There was some commentary on a lot of things that still ring true. Pretty good stuff. 6/10
8. Zombie Holocaust (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079788/)- (1980) Still an enjoyable cannibal/zombie movie (emphasis on cannibal). If you're looking into the genre and want one free of animal killings this would be a good place to start. 6/10

April 3
9. Troll 2 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105643/) I'm pretty sure this is the most sober I've ever been to watch it (6 beers down) and its still awesome. lol/10
10. Mean Johnny Barrows* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074885/)- (1976) I dig it. Enough action and story to entertain. I wish it picked up a little quicker and wasn't so rushed to move along when it eventually got going through. 6/10
11. The Baron* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075729/)- (1977) So painfully boring that I needed a nap to get through it. The little that happens is spread so thin and so bad that you couldn't care less. 1.5/10

April 4
12. Maneater* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0846713/)- (2007) I'll watch anyting with Gary Busey at least once just to see if he has some crazy moment that was captured on film (Gingerdead Man!). Unfortunately this was uneventful. 3/10
13. Repo! The Genetic Opera* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0963194/)- (2008) Catchy songs and great visuals really aided a mediocre (though fairly original) story. Bill Moseley was hilarious in his role. 7/10

April 5
14. Day Of The Dead (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0489018/)- (2008) I don't know why I sat through this knowing how bad it is. It was something to do while I was waiting to fall asleep I guess. 3/10

April 6
15. Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095271/)- (1988) A highly enjoyable sequel in the series. Always fun to watch. 8/10
16. Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097474/)- (1989) This is the film that took the series in a strange direction (that I didn't mind). Still a fun watch. 7/10

April 9
17. Demons 3: The Ogre (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095775/)- (1988) A repeat viewing on a movie that I don't know how to totally feel about. I like the gothic feel it has, but it gets too silly for its own good. It has some great scenes but they're outnumbered by bad ones. Either way, I'm a fan of Lamberto Bava 5/10

April 11
18. Thriller: A Cruel Picture* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072285/)- (1974) This my first time seeing it uncut. I liked the movie before, but its pure exploitation gold with all of the sex restored. Not a nice movie in any way but its pretty good and really entertaining. 8.5/10

April 12
19. Jess Franco's Count Dracula* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065569/)- (1970) Decent take on the classic story. The cast was the best part. 6/10
20. The Children* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1172571/)- (2008) This was so by the numbers and ripped off so many other movies that it was almost painful. It wasn't bad really, just bland in every way and uninspired. 5/10

April 13
21. A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063308/)- (1968) A solid Spaghetti western that is much grittier than the lame DVD cover will lead you to believe. 7/10

April 15
22. Black Casesar* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069792/)- (1973) You gotta love Larry Cohen. He's a fantastic writer/director and proves it again here. 8/10

April 19
23. Bad Biology* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0974977/)- (2008) Henenlotter is back in full force! Over the top and hilarious. My only complaint is that it took a little too long to get going and felt rushed by that time. 7.5/10

April 20
24. Bruiser* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0212830/)- (2000) A mixed bag in this Romero horror/thriller. While it had some good parts it dragged too much for me. Watchable, but not great. 5.5/10
25. At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059440/)- (1964) Thick atmosphere and a great central character really made this eerie and weird horror film a success. I can't wait to check out the rest of the series. 8/10
26. Seventh Moon* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1052040/)- (2008) The movie itself was bad, but the transfer was god awful. It was so dark I couldn't see anything going on through the vast majority of the movie. 3/10

April 24
27. Supervixens* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073768/)- (1975) Whats not to love about this movie? Beautiful women, tons of laughs, action, Russ Meyer? Yep. Its gold. 8/10
28. Vixen!* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063787/)- (1968) This gets about a 9.5 on the sleaze-o-meter. Trashy but with substance. I enjoyed it quite a bit. 8/10

April 25
29. Beneath The Valley Of The Ultra-Vixens* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078846/)- (1979) This reminded me of a Troma movie. It was pretty funny but I'd prefer a Troma flick most days. 6/10

April 26
30. Mondo Topless* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060712/)- (1966) A pseudo-documentary about topless dancers. Its basically an hour of beautiful women dancing topless with some narration and clips of interviews from the women over top. Not great, but you can't complain too much about beautiful women. 5/10
31. Dagon* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0264508/) Very entertaining HP Lovecraft adaptation from Stuart Gordon. Great atmosphere, set pieces and locations. 8/10

April 27
32. Up!* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075376/)- (1976) A hilarious and trashy comedy/thriller from Russ Meyer involving the usual nude beauties and Hitler. 8/10

April 30
33. Offspring* (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1262413/)- (2009) Jack Ketchum adaptation that reminded me a lot of The Hills Have Eyes, but not as good. Some definite exploitation in there though... cannibalism, baby violence, sex violence... 4/10

May 1

If a category is listed as "Optional", it does not need to be filled to "complete" the checklist.
As with other checklists, titles can count for multiple categories.

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
1890 - (insert film title here)(Optional)
1900 -(optional)
1910 -(optional)
1920 -(optional)
1930 -
1940 -
1950 -
1960 - Vixen! 1968
1970 - Black Belt Jones 1974
1980 - Endgame 1983
1990 - Aswang 1994
2000 - Maneater 2007

Watch a film for each rating:
Unrated (pre-MPAA 1968) - (insert film title here)
G - (optional)
PG -
PG-13 -
R - Black Belt Jones
X (or NC-17) - Vixen!
Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) - Endgame

Watch films in at least three formats (DVD, BD, HD DVD, Laserdisc, TV, online, UMD, theater, iPod, VHS-sourced{VHS transferred to DVD-+R is fine}).
First format, VHS, Endgame
Second format, DVD, TNT Jackson
Third format, TV, Maneater

Watch a film in an actual Drive-in. (optional) (insert title)

Watch a film in the following genres:
A Token Science Fiction B-Movie:
A Token Horror B-Movie: Aswang
Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
Eurospy (James Bond ripoffs)
Sword & Sandal
Spaghetti Western A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die
Cannibal Film Zombie Holocaust
Mafia/Gangster Film
Martial Arts film:
Bruce Lee-sploitation (Starring any variation on Bruce Li, Le, etc.)
Hong Kong (or other Asian) film
American film
Any "Ninja" film
Biker Film
Stoner Film
Carsploitation Film
Blaxploitation- Black Belt Jones
Any type Vixen!
Nudie Cutie Supervixens
70s Porn
Emmanuelle Film
Rape/Revenge Film Thriller: A Cruel Picture
Vigilante Film
Women in Prison
Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation)
Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films
Mildred Pierce/Douglas Sirk melodrama type "Women's Pictures" from the 40s-60s
"Race" Film (optional-since most are "lost")(early films made specifically for the African-American market pre-1950)
Film dealing with "Race" (pre-1965)
"Hood" Film ("Gangsta")
Gangster film
Juvenile Delinquent Film
60s Beach Movie
Elvis film (starring Elvis, not about Elvis)
Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor)
Mexican Wrestling Film
Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema)
Bollywood Film (actual, not a Hollywood pastiche)
Eco-Terror Film
"Mondo" Film Mondo Topless
Documentary ABOUT B-Movies/Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production
Lifetime Channel Movie
Bad Sequel to a "Well regarded film"
"Condemned" by the Catholic National Legion of Decency
Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100 {Bottom 100 archive}) Day Of The Dead (remake)
Financial Bomb
MST3K (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film
Non-MST3K version of a film featured on MST3K (or CT)

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.
1. Fred Williamson (Mean Johnny Barrows)
2 Roddy McDowall (Mean Johnny Barrows)
3 Christopher Lee (Count Dracula)

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
1 Joe D'amato (Endgame)
2 Jess Franco (Count Dracula)
3 Larry Cohen (Black Caesar)
4 Frank Henenlotter (Bad Biology)
5 George Romero (Bruiser)
6 Jose Mohica Marins (At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul)
7 Russ Meyer (Supervixens)

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
1 Mondo Macabro (Aswang)
2 Code Red (Mean Johnny Barrows)
3 Dark Sky Films (Count Dracula)
4 Shriek Show (Demons 3: The Ogre)
5 A.I.P. (Black Caesar)

03-30-10, 11:24 AM
I'll reserve this spot

April 1

03-31-10, 01:00 AM
I might as well join in. Can't say I'm going to dedicate the entire month to it though.

03-31-10, 08:41 AM
I like watching these sorts of films anyway in place of network-approved reality-TV. I'll give it a shot. Will rate on scale of 1 (worst) to 4 (best) Calvert Drive-in Cheeseburgers.

4-1: 1. Lightning Bolt (1966): Euro OO7 ripoff where villain destroys moon rockets with beer trucks - 2 CDCs; 2. Snowbeast (1977): Peter Benchley should have sued over this made-for-TV ripoff of "Jaws" starring a Yeti. Seriously - 1 CDC; 3. Red Dragon (1965): No Hannibal Lecter, just Stewart Granger Bond-ing his way through China. Nice locations but typical plot - 2 CDCs.
4-2: 4. Just for the Hell of it (1968): Nothing resembling a plot, just "kids" vandalizing whatever they can - 2 CDCs; 5. Blast-Off Girls (1967): Teeny-bopper rock gets abused by their manager. This Kentuckian loved the Colonel Sanders cameo - 3 CDCs.
4-3: 6. The Ghost (1963): Doctor and his lover kill her husband and the house seems to turn on them. Great twists in the ending - 3 CDCs; 7. Destination Space (1959): Meteor hits Earth-orbiting space station and it has to be fixed with the cheesiest-looking equipment. Then again, that's part of the charm - 4 CDCs; Saw these next two at the Calvert Drive-in in Calvert City, KY - 8. Valentine's Day (2010): So many characters, so many stars, so little of interest - 1 CDC; 9. Sherlock Holmes (2009): Robert Downey Jr. makes for a quirky but interesting Holmes - 3 CDCs.
4-4: 10. Goliath and the Dragon (1960): Goliath battles some ridiculous-looking creatures and an evil king played by a slumming Broderick Crawford. Pure fun in spite of itself - 4 CDCs; 11. Fury of Achilles (1962): Lots of battles but little else of interest - 1 CDC.
4-5: 12. War Gods of the Deep (1965): Wonderful effects (for their time) and solid performances from Vincent Price, Tab Hunter and David Tomlinson make this tale fun for all - 4 CDCs; 13. At the Earth's Core (1976): The only thing stranger than the monsters and the scenery in this underground world is Peter Cushing playing a genteel British scientist - 2 CDCs; 14. Jive Turkey (1974): Harlem gangster thinks someone in his gang is working for the Italians. It's supposed to be 1956, but one kid sports an L.A. Dodgers cap two years before the move! - 2 CDCs.
4-6: 15. Swamp Girl (1971): Terrific tale of girl raised in a swamp who avenges the murder of her "Pa". Country singer Ferlin Husky is good as the ranger who introduces her to the outside world. Wonderfully stunning ending! - 4 CDCs; 16. Swamp Country (1966): It's "The Fugitive" in the marshlands with Lyle Waggoner as a deputy. Solid if not spectacular - 2 CDCs.
4-7: 17. T.N.T. Jackson (1974): Diana's brother is killed in Hong Kong, so she goes there for revenge. Standard plot bolstered by great fighting from Jeanne Bell and Pat Anderson - 3 CDCs; 18. Prime Time (1977): Unknown forces turn TV upside-down in this "Groove Tube" clone. Some tasteless stuff that has not aged well but also plenty that is laugh-out-loud hilarious - 3 CDCs.
4-8: 19. Slave of the Cannibal God (1978): Original Bond girl Ursula Andress goes into the New Guinea jungle looking for her husband, among other things. Heavily edited version leaves plenty to be desired - 1 CDC; 20. Legend of Big Foot (1976): As a nature travelogue, it's a decent enough time-killer. As proof positive of Sasquatch's existance, the blind can see through this one - 3 CDCs.
4-9: 21. Superchick (1973): Joyce Jillson, Nancy Reagan's astrologer, is a stewardess with a man in every city and karate skills that can put any man in their place. Only-in-the-70s kind of fun - 4 CDCs; 22. Policewomen (1974): Sondra Curris is a cop who holds her own against a female crime gang and male police officers - 2 CDCs.
4-10: 23. The Last Man on Earth (1964): Vincent Price blazes the trail for Charlton Heston and Will Smith as a scientist struggling to cure a plague that has wiped out most of humanity. Some of Price's strongest work - 3 CDCs; Saw these next two at the Calvert Drive-in: 24. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010): Kid discovers he's the son of Poseidon and goes on a quest to Hades to save his mom and return Zeus's top weapon. Way more fun than I thought it was going to be - 4 CDCs; 25. Tooth Fairy (2010): Dwayne Johnson is a dream-killing hockey player forced into servitude in the title role. Hard to swallow with few sympathetic or relatable characters - 1 CDC.
4-11: 26. The Defilers (1965): Two rich punks kidnap the new girl in town to have their way with her. Perhaps the best spanking scene in movie history! - 4 CDCs; 27. Scum of the Earth (1963): Girl gets blackmailed into posing for naughty pictures. No nudity whatsoever; what gives? - 1 CDC.
4-12: 28. Chain Gang Women (1971): Alas, not a women-in-prison flick. Two cons escape a work detail and hang out with a couple of women and that's pretty much it - 1 CDC; 29. Malibu High (1979): Teen girl turns to prostitution and mob hits for money and good grades? The climactic chase with the "People's Court" theme in the background is an absolute hoot! - 3 CDCs.
4-13: 30. Devil's Nightmare (1971): Seven tourists, each representing a deadly sin, fight for their lives in a spooky mansion. Pretty scary stuff - 3 CDCs; 31. Werewolf of Washington (1973): Dean Stockwell gets attacked in Eastern Europe and returns to the White House with the pentagram. Great political satire and the fun keeps going during the closing credits - 3 CDCs.
4-14: 32. Nabonga (1944): Buster Crabbe goes into a jungle to find stolen gems and finds a real treasure in 'white witch' Julie London. Man in gorilla suit as fake as ever but the natives are treated decently - 3 CDCs; 33. Moon of the Wolf (1972): Original Fugitive David Janssen is a sheriff investigating a local girl's murder and learns a werewolf is involved. Nice early character development undermined by weak payoff - 1 CDC; 34. Legacy of Blood (1971): Rich man's family must spend a week at his estate or the staff gets everything. Nobody to root for here - 1 CDC.
4-15: 35. The Pink Angels (1971): A gang of gay bikers head west for a drag show. Tons of hilarious fun until the ultimate downer of an ending - 2 CDCs; 36. Bloodlust! (1961): This take on "The Most Dangerous Game" has a scientist targeting Mr. Brady himself, Robert Reed. Nice quick ride - 3 CDCs.
4-16: 37. Black Candles (1982): While visiting England, Carol tries to keep her boyfriend away from a Satanic cult. The scene with a naked woman and a goat is quite disturbing - 3 CDCs; 38. Blood Song (1982): Frankie Avalon goes psycho when he hears a flute. Yes, that Frankie Avalon - 2 CDCs.
4-17: 39. Devil Times Five (1974): A group of "lost" children are taken in by squabbling adults who learn the truth a little too late. Leif Garrett has never been more warped, even in his present state - 3 CDCs; 40. Alley Tramp (1968): Daughter takes after her mother and sleeps around. All the good nudity's in the trailer. Made by Herschell Gordon Lewis and company under French pseudonyms - 2 CDCs.
4-18: 41. Guru the Mad Monk (1970): The title character and a witch deal out their own brand of justice at the expense of a pair of star-crossed lovers. Executions are clumsily staged but at least it's over in under an hour - 2 CDCs; 42. The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie (1972): Bonnie Bedelia tricks Ken Howard into going to her shack, where she forces herself onto him. I felt his pain - 1 CDC.
4-19: 43. The Hearse (1980): Trish Van Devere leaves San Francisco for her late aunt's house out in the country. A few Satanic mentions here and there but not much more from this PG affair - 1 CDC; 44. Malibu Beach (1978): Teens have all sorts of fun along the title area, but a dog has better luck getting women topless. Nice but not too exciting - 2 CDCs.
4-20: 45. The Magnetic Monster (1953): Scientists must find a way to stop a radioactive element from destroying the Earth. Real edge-of-your-seat stuff, seriously - 4 CDCs. 46. Teenage Strangler (1964): JD study quickly turns into Scooby-Doo style whodunnit complete with bad but peppy song 'Yipe Stripes' - 2 CDCs.
4-21: 47. Bowanga Bowanga (1951): Three men go big game hunting and find the White Sirens of Africa, who are willing to fight them and each other. Stock footage puts owls and moose in the jungle. Not as much fun as it could have been - 2 CDCs; 48. Wild Women of Wongo (1958): This is more like it! When tribes feautring mixes of the beautiful and ugly meet, all hell breaks loose. The battle between Omoo and an alligator is smokin' hot! - 4 CDCs.
4-22: 49. Country Cuzzins (1970): Big-city relative of hick family proves she belongs then invites the gang uptown for some look-and-touch. Plenty of flesh and foolishness - 2 CDCs; 50. Midnight Plowboy (1971): Small-town boy gets a job driving hookers around then gets a piece of the action - 2 CDCs.
4-23: 51. Hercules and the Princess of Troy (1965): The strongest Greek of them all fights to keep a princess from being sacrificed to a sea monster. Made-for-TV but more compelling than most big screen versions - 3 CDCs; 52. Chinese Hercules (1973): Bolo Yeung shows up late in the title role as it's mainly about a man fighting for his honor amid bad dubbing - 1 CDC.
4-24: 53. Dr. Orloff's Invisible Horror (1971): The title creature threatens all who gets in his way, especially naked women. Doctor goes too far in seeking revenge against his daughter's grave robbers - 2 CDCs; 54. Scream of the Demon Lover (1970): Female scientist travels to male counterpart's castle and gets to his experiments and his odd brother. Ho-hum - 1 CDC; 55. The Beach Girls (1982): A shy girl lets her two best friends party at her uncle's beach house for a couple of summer days. Some hot bodies controlled by the smallest brains. Features the gayest Coast Guard unit ever put on screen - 2 CDCs.
4-25: 56. Chained Girls (1965): "Documentary" about mid-'60s lesbianism. If you believe everything Fox News tells you, you'll be nodding in agreement all the way. Otherwise, you'll be laughing all the way. Great B&W footage of New York - 2 CDCs; 57. A Sweet Sickness (1968): Naive would-be actress learns what it takes to make it in Hollywood. Plenty of naked female flesh; all awkwardly staged - 1 CDC.
4-26: 58. Superman IV, The Quest for Peace (1987): With horrible special effects and a sloppily edited storyline, this is the ultimate bad sequel to a classic film - 1 CDC; 59. Batman and Robin (1997): Talk about a fall from grace! The dark brilliance of the first two films gave way to the foolishness and nipple-suits of the next two with this being the nadir - 1 CDC. With 4s such as these, perhaps it's best Sam Raimi not make a Spider-Man 4.
4-27: 60. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978): You know you're in for it when the Bee Gees and Peter Frampton cover several Beatles tunes and Steve Martin does the best with "Maxwell's Silver Hammer". Some silly stuff between the songs, but the music's still good - 3 CDCs; 61. Grease 2 (1982): Looking back on this film decades after its box office failure, it's easy to see why Michelle Pfeiffer made it and Maxwell Caulfield didn't. "Cool Rider" still rocks after all this time - 3 CDCs.
4-28: 62. Catwomen of the Moon (1953): The title babes try to escape their confinement by taking over a manned mission. A moon rocket with rolling chairs and a giant spider in a cave provide some kitsch but the rest of this 3-D affair is a real snoozer - 1 CDC; 63. Friday the 13th, Part III (1982): Probably better known for debut of the hockey mask than the 3-D effects. Some cool kills of some king-sized jerks make this more than bearable - 3 CDCs.
4-29: 64. Xanadu (1980): Box-office disappointment whose mix of roller disco and 40s styling may have been ahead of its time. Silly story only exists to string together some very cool numbers - 4 CDCs; 65. Dune (1984): Legendary box office failure has become much better with the passage of time. Story is actually fairly straight-forward with great performances by Kyle MacLachlan, Patrick Stewart and Kenneth McMillan - 4 CDCs.
4-30: 66. Planet Terror (2007): A whole town turns zombie with blood and guts splattering all over the place until Rose McGowan and her "armed" leg save the day. Fun film made even better by audience reaction track on the DVD - 3 CDCs; 67. Death Proof (2007): Kurt Russell is an old stuntman using his special car to kill some very talkative ladies. He meets his match with Zoe Bell, a Dodge Charger and the roads of Tennessee. A bit of a drag until that final chase and then BOOM! - 2 CDCs. Seeing these two films on separate DVDs is OK, but I still want that Grindhouse BD with the original theatrical cuts and all those cool fake trailers!
5-1: 68. Bikini Drive-in (1995): Girl inherits dead grandfather's drive-in theater and throws a big movie party complete with car dances to pay the back taxes. Nice enough, but my DVD version cuts away from the naughty bits so that lowers my rating a bit - 2 CDCs; 69. Drive-in (1976): The greatest movie ever made about ozoners and the only VHS I still watch. Great day-in-the-life story of a small Texas town where everything and everyone intersects nicely. "Disaster '76", the movie within the movie, is a terrific genre spoof - 4 CDCs.

03-31-10, 02:34 PM
I'm a brand new poster but a long time lurker. I just have to give this challenge a try.

* first time viewing

01. Swamp Country (1966)* (SWV Drive-In Classics Collection)
Nora Cox can't decide who she loves more, penniless singer Baker Knight or middle aged Sheriff Jim who is leading a manhunt in the nearby swamp in search of a suspected murderer. This movie becomes tedious after a while and although things happen (a couple of fist fights, a bog sucking, a bear attack,a wildcat/panther attack, a rattlesnake attack and some random gator kicking) I began to experience flashes of impatience. Part of the problem may be the five (or more, I lost count) songs that Baker gets to sing. They're not bad songs but often just throw the movie off. There are also a couple of subplots that end up going nowhere and only muddle things up. I was surprised to discover this movie clocked in at just over 90 minutes. It seemed longer.
The acting was not hilariously bad but it wasn't good either, mostly flat and bland. Former 50's western star Rex Allen as Sheriff Jim and Lyle Waggoner (Wonder Woman) as a deputy were OK but the rest of the folks were mostly dull. Also, the romance aspect just didn't work that well especially the scenes with Sheriff Jim.
I'm a fan of bad movies but this one comes close to being boring. 3/10

02. Swamp Girl (1971)* (SWV Drive-In Classics Collection)
I liked this movie. Its not a great movie but it was entertaining and compared to Swamp Country it was brilliantly paced. For one thing there's only one song in the movie, the Swamp Girl song, sung by star Ferlin Huskey. For another thing it has one of those cool air boats, the kind with the big fan in the back. I think those things are great!

Basically this is one of those white goddess jungle movies moved to the swamp. Janeen, our Swamp Girl, was saved from being sold into child slavery by Nat, who raised her in a cabin located deep in the swamp and she is now a local legend as the mysterious Swamp Girl. The Swamp Ranger (Huskey) makes contact with Janeen when investigating the death of a poacher. A female convict escapes from a prison camp with the help of her boy friend and they are forced to flee into the swamp. Of course they come upon the long hidden cabin, kill Nat for no reason at all, and force Janeen to guide them to the Florida border. Meanwhile the convict's parents hire three locals to help them find their daughter. The locals' plan is to find the mysterious Swamp Girl and have her locate the convict. Good plan. The Swamp Ranger and the Sheriff decide to cruise around in the cool air boat until they run into something. Good plan. Swamp Girl leads the convict and bf around for a while until boy friend gets sucked down by quicksand or whatever. Then there's a MUD WRESTLING match between Swamp Girl and the convict. MUD WRESTLING! Finally, the three locals and the parents, Swamp Girl and the convict, and Swamp Ranger and the Sheriff bump into each other just in time for the movie's climax. Yes, its as good as it sounds.

Except for the Swamp Ranger and the Sheriff the acting is pretty good and there is some nice swamp nature photography but its not overdone. There is also an ironic surprise ending. At least it took me by surprise but I think my mind was still on the mud wrestling. 6/10


03. The Speed Lovers (1968)* (SWV Drive-In Classics Collection)
Fun movie about Scott, the cocky would-be-playboy son of a race car mechanic, who wants to become a stock car driver. He ends up getting involved with the beautiful sponsor of a rival racing team and gangster Pinky Bently. There aren't too many plot surprises and the acting is no great shakes but there are lots of girls in bikinis and plenty of go-go action giving a nice 60's vibe. I thought the real racing footage, with a strong emphasis on mishaps and crashes, was quite exciting, especially the Atlanta 500. The ending was a bit hokey. 6/10

04. Thunder in Dixie (1964)* (SWV in Drive-In Classics Collection)
Stock car racers and the women who love them. Stock car racer Micky, just out of the hospital, faces his former partner Ticker in the big race. Ticker blames Micky for the death of Ticker's fiancee and has spent the last three months waiting for a chance for revenge. This is a pretty intense movie with a great sleazy feel to it partly due to a good jazz/early rock and roll score. Snappily directed and decently acted it ends with an exciting race, once again in Atlanta. 7/10

05. Hercules vs the Sons of the Sun (1964)* (Trimark The Adventures of Hercules)
A so-so Hercules movie. A shipwrecked Hercules (Mark Forest) finds himself in the land of the Incas where he helps to restore the rightful ruler to the throne. Along the way he introduces the wheel, siege towers and catapults to the Incas. There are some good sets and very elaborate and colorful Inca type costumes (with feathers, lots and lots of feathers) which are highlighted in a couple of dance numbers. Herc doesn't perform many feats of strength, only moving a couple of boulders and bringing down a tunnel roof. Of course he excels in battle but there aren't any cheesy monsters to fight. The final battle is OK but nothing special. The English dialog is more inane than usual in spots and and the movie drags a bit in the middle. 4/10

06. Hercules Against Moloch (1963)* (Trimark The Adventures of Hercules)
aka The Conquest of Mycenae A more action packed Hercules movie except, uh, Hercules isn't really in it. The powerful city of Mycenae, whose leaders worship the living god Moloch, has conquered all of its neighbors except the city of Tiryns. Glauco (Gordon Scott), the prince of Tiryns enters Mycenae as part of a group of hostages using the name Hercules in an attempt to start a rebellion while his father gathers an army. Moloch is a pretty good monster, first seen wearing an animal head mask, and is a sadistic hater of beauty. The battle scenes are good and there is some nice use of colored lighting especially in Moloch's caverns. 5/10

07. The Alligator People (1959)
An old favorite. Medical experiments go bad and turn patients into alligator people. The story is standard 1950's monster stuff but the acting is pretty good, especially Beverly Garland who plays a gutsier, more determined female lead than is typical. This movie also has one of my favorite Lon Chaney Jr. performances not to mention a cool boat/car and a ray machine that comes down from the ceiling. There are some good looking sets and nice moody photography which often results in an appropriate swampy feel along with interesting use of real alligators. The makeup for the ultimate alligator person is a bit silly and awkward but I still kind of like it. 7/10

08. Danger: Diabolik (1968)*
The master criminal Diabolik and his girlfriend Eva pull off three capers while being pursued by the persistent Inspector Ginko. For some reason I had trouble getting into this movie right away. I was tired and it seemed campy and silly but by the end of the first caper I was entranced by the visuals -- colors, shapes, and textures were all put to good use -- and convinced by the story. I want and need to see this again before I give a final rating but for now it gets 6/10.

09. The Fear Chamber (1968)*
Scientists find a living rock by following electronic signals but in order to keep it alive they must feed it a chemical produced by human beings who are feeling pure fear ... or by strippers. Low budget but it works well overall. There is a nice sequence that shows how pure fear is instilled in young women. Karloff as always is good in what he does but Yerye Beirute playing Roland, the handyman of the scientist group, gives a standout over-the-top performance. The monster does look a bit cheesy, a cross between the Horta from Star Trek and a canvas bag but the camera never lingers on it too long. There are several "What the Heck!" moments but most are actually explained by the script, maybe not well, but explained. Except for the stripper. I guess she's just a bonus. 6/10

10. The Fear Chamber with commentary by writer and co-director Jack Hill
This is not a great commentary due to the many pauses and frequent repetition but it did give me a good idea about how the four Mexican Karloff movies were made which is why I ran it. Hill wrote the four original scripts and directed all of the scenes with Boris Karloff (four movies worth in four weeks) and also with the Mexican actors if they needed to use the American sets. The results were sent to Mexico where footage shot there was added. Hill said that many changes were made to his scripts by the Mexican director, including the addition of the stripper to this movie. He also talked a bit about working with Roger Corman.

11. Pick-Up (1980)* (BCI Drive-In Cult Classics)
Another swamp movie?? Two hitchhikers, Carol (hyperactive floozy) and Maureen (sullenly spiritual) get a ride from Chuck (an Aries) who's driving a motor home that looks like a bus. Due to a storm and random detours they end up stuck in the middle of the cleanest swamp I've ever seen. Things begin to happen, some of which are quite odd and most of which involve frolicking naked in the swamp. Carol and Chuck get together in some unusual places while Maureen gets to know several imaginary friends. Suddenly disaster strikes and the movie starts all over again! I hate it when that happens! I kept watching mostly due to the hope that this would eventually make sense. 4/10

12. This Stuff'll Kill Ya! (1971)* (SWV Drive-In Classics Collection)
Reverend Boone has a moonshine business which is successful only because anyone who opposes him has the brains and backbone of a slug. Boy, this one was tough to get through. Boone (Jeffery Allen) and his really, really long Bible quoting rants becomes very annoying very quickly. There is a plot involving the Feds trying to smash the moonshiners and a mysterious religious themed killer but whether this is supposed to be a satire, an outright comedy, a crime drama or what totally escaped me and I just didn't care. The resolution was dull until the laugh out loud fate of the mystery killer. Spaghetti anyone? 2/10

13. The Year of the Yahoo! (1972)* (SWV in Drive-In Classics Collection)
Prophetic movie about the marketing of a political candidate. Claude King (the sheriff in Swamp Girl) is OK as the country singer tapped by marketeers for a U.S. Senate race. His popularity grows but only as he abandons more and more of what he truly believes in. Very watchable social satire (a type of movie I usually find heavy handed) which even got a few chuckles along the way. Jeffery Allen was fine as the good old boy governor. 5/10

14. Two Thousand Maniacs (1964)* (SWV in Drive-In Classics Collection)
Six travelers become the guests of honor at a centennial celebration -- but the centennial of what? This was saved by the last 15 minutes or so. Up to then it was just been annoying. The major problem was that two of the three main villains weren't sinister at all, just silly and stupid as was the humor for the most part. The third baddie, Jeffery Allen as the mayor, at least occasionally displayed a harder edge. I think this is one of the more popular HGL movies but I've seen others that I liked more. Maybe I'm just not in tune with his sense of humor or hillbilly humor. I never did like Hee Haw. The two leads were pleasant enough. 4/10

Today I start a survey of Don Dohler's movies.
15. The Alien Factor (1977)
Alien creatures cause trouble in a small town in Don Dohler's first film. Now this is why I love b-movies! Its low budget, the acting isn't all that good and the movie drags in spots but the story, which has some nice twists, is right out of the Strange Adventures comic books I read as a kid and still like today. The creature suits look good with some nice creative touches. The crash site scene is especially impressive with a good sense of scale. Overall, very entertaining. 7/10

16. Fiend (1980)*
An evil spirit reanimates a dead body and terrorizes suburbia. Don Dohler's second movie features some of the same cast as Alien Factor with a slight improvement in acting. Don Leifert is good as the fiend and Richard Nelson and Elaine White as the curious neighbors show some chemistry. The pacing is still slow and the murders aren't particularly scary or gruesome. The last 15 minutes or so are excellent, generating a good deal of suspense. The monster makeup works and the special effect when energy is absorbed - a red glow - could be considered cheesy but I think its fine since it gets the job done. The synth score which was OK in Alien Factor seems a little obtrusive here. 6/10 (but 8/10 for the last 15 min.)

xx. Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939) Chap. 1 "The Monstrous Plot" (28'33")
Three circus daredevils, Gene (high diver), Tiny (strongman), and Burt (escape artist) take on the evil 39013, an escaped convict who is out to destroy Granville Enterprises. The next target is the Granville undersea tunnel.

17. Tarkan vs. The Vikings (1971)*
Tarkan the Barbarian roams the steppes with his faithful dog Kurt and Kurt's son Kurt. Kurt/Dad is killed in a Viking Raid so Tarkan and Kurt/Son vow to kill every Viking they meet until they get the one who killed Kurt/Dad. And thats just what they do. This Turkish movie is a lot like a Hercules movie except the mass sword fights are better done here. The plot is thin and the last third of the movie is fight, get captured, escape, repeat. Ursala the Viking princess who dresses in pink furs is a standout and gives our heroes the royal wave at the end as they sail off into the sunset. 6/10

18. The Cocaine Fiends (1936)* (Mill Creek Cult Classics 20 Movie Pack)
How racketeers get nice kids hooked on drugs using cocaine disguised as "headache powder". The story of siblings Eddie and Jane and how their lives are ruined by dope. The acting is OK for its time but the story is pretty heavy handed and the ending is implausible. We know Jane's fate but we never really find out what becomes of Eddie. Poor quality print. 5/10

19. Chained for Life (1951)* (Mill Creek Cult Classics 20 Movie Pack)
One of a pair of siamese twin sisters is on trial for murdering the man who jilted her sister. Interesting story told in flashbacks during courtroom testimony. The twins are in vaudeville so the movie is full of acts including at least three songs by the twins, a dish juggler, bicycle tricks, an accordion player, and a sharp shooter. 5/10

20. Nightbeast (1982)*
Don Dohler's third movie. The town from Alien Factor has monster problems again; there's just one this time but its really, really mean. The events of AF are never mentioned but you have some of the same actors playing the same characters. This one seems slicker than the first two with better special effects (although they would still be considered lacking by many), more gore, more boobs and more action. The directing is better, especially in the building of suspense. The plot is very basic, mainly a series of chases and killings or attempted killings. There is a subplot about a crazed biker that doesn't really add much except padding. The beast is well done but perhaps not quite as creative as in AF. A fun movie but missing just a little something. 5/10

21. The Galaxy Invader (1985)
Don Dohler's fourth. A bunch of rednecks hunt a visitor from the stars and that means trouble. Maybe the best paced Dohler film so far. The acting is still not top notch but the story is a bit more complex, involving a dysfunctional family with the Invader almost secondary at times. The Invader is not hostile; its the humans who are the beasts. The monster suit is kind of generic, not nearly as impressive as some of the others. No boobs and less gore than Nightbeast. Ability to build suspense continues to improve. 6/10

22. Blood Massacre (1987)* (Pendulum Pictures presents Serial Psychos)
The fifth film by Don Dohler. Four criminals, escaping after a holdup, take a family hostage. A very good horror movie that starts out as a tense crime drama. Nice camera work adds atmosphere and there's good pacing and lots of suspense. There is also an undercurrent of very dark humor. The script has some nice twists and the dialog is solid although the acting is somewhat flat. Poor picture. 7/10

xx. Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939) Chap. 2 "The Mysterious Island" (16'45")
The Granville tunnel is damaged but not destroyed thanks to Gene's quick work. The boys manage to capture some of those responsible. 39013 sets a trap at the Granville Chemical Plant. The DD's escape the trap but in the ensuing fight Gene is knocked into a pool of burning sludge!

23. Return of the Sister Street Fighter (1975)* (BCI The Sister Street Fighter Collection)
The third and final official Sister Street Fighter movie. Etsuko Shihomi as Koryu searches for a friend who has been kidnapped by the shadow leader of Chinatown in Yokohama. Its been quite a while since I watched the first two SSF movies but I'm pretty sure they were both better than this. Key elements from the previous movies reappear -- in particular opponents who use different types of martial arts. The enemy fighters are less colorful in this movie and most of the one-on-one fights are short and perfunctory. The final melee is good but once again the Big Boss goes down pretty fast. Not terrible but not all that great either. 5/10

24. Sister Street Fighter:Fifth Level Fist (1976)* (BCI The Sister Street Fighter Collection)
Same actress, different director, character and plot. Abandoning much of the formula of the other SSF movies this is more of a crime drama with martial art than a martial arts movie. No colorful opponents and not that many fights. The final melee is fairly satisfying but the movie ends too abruptly. I have no idea what the title is referring to. 6/10.

25. Alien Rampage (2001)* aka Alien Factor 2: The Alien Rampage
Don Dohler's sixth and best movie so far. An alien cyborg terrorizes a small isolated town. While the plot is similar to his other sf monster movies there are enough differences to make this one stand out. The directing is very good -- the film never drags, there's some nice atmosphere, solid action scenes and good build up of tension in places. The acting is still not quite up to par but it does seem to be improving (or I might just be getting used to it) and there are many new faces in this one. The creature suit looks great in low light but too much like cheap plastic when well lit. The makeup for the female alien is fine. The space scenes still need a lot of work. A very entertaining picture. 8/10

26. Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939) Chap. 3 "Execution" (16'49")
Gene is saved by his high diving skills and the quick thinking of Tiny and Burt. The DDs become suspicious of Granville's private secretary who is later found dead in the garage, an apparent suicide. As the boys investigate, the door suddenly slams shut and the garage begins to fill with poison gas!

27. Santo vs. Frankenstein's Daughter (1972)* (Santo and the Monsters Box Set)
Dr. Freda Frankenstein needs the regenerative element from Santo's blood to keep her and her band of henchmen alive. The few Santo movies I had seen before were kind of boring with too much ring action, long uninteresting fights outside the arena and plots that made no sense (which might have been due to the English scripts used for the dub). This one was a nice surprise. Only two wrestling matches, at the beginning and end of the movie, OK fisticuffs outside the ring and not one but two monsters for Santo to fight. One monster was a half man half ape thing and the other was basically the Frankenstein monster put together by Freda. Some nice atmospheric sets and a cool (if cheaply done) lab-in-a-cave add to the enjoyment. While not outstanding the plot makes movie sense. There is even some pure gruesomeness. At one point Dr. F. threatens to gouge out the eyes of Santo's girlfriend and pour acid into the empty sockets! Yeow! 6/10

28. The Harvesters (2000)* (Brentwood Power of Evil 4 Movie Set)
Don Dohler fans BEWARE! What I was expecting (and what is listed on the back of the box) was Don Dohler's seventh movie Harvesters (2001) directed by Joe Ripple. What I got was this Tom Moore directed film, about illegal organ procurement. This movie actually had a budget and actors a cut above the usual DD crew and all in all was a pretty good thriller although somewhat predictable. Enjoyable even if it was pretty tame compared to the usual Dohler magic. 7/10

29. Vampire Stakes (2002)* aka Stakes (Brentwood Vamps 4 Movie Set)
Vampire hunters Don Dohler style. Three vamps from a parallel Earth come to our world pursued by three vampire hunters. Directed by Joe Ripple, this is more polished than earlier Dohler efforts with decent effects, some neat ideas in the script, good action sequences and lots of tension. There is also increased gore and a creepy vampire sex scene. The acting may also be a bit better. The obvious "surprise" ending gets a nice twist. 7/10

xx. Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939) Chap. 4 "Sabotage" (16'30")
Gene's quick thinking saves the day. The DDs find the poison gas tanks and trace them to the Tri-City Gas Plant. The boys are falsely accused of trying to sabotage the plant while the real crooks set the boilers to explode to get rid of the DDs. Gene attempts to stop the explosion by opening a safety valve when ....

30. Glen or Glenda? (1953) (Image The Ed Wood Box Set)
This is much stranger than I remembered. Very bizarre sequence in the middle with lots of women perhaps supposed to show Glen's torment? Some of Lugosi's lines are kind of chilling and in several scenes he's shot in such a way that he looks frightening. Compelling at times and laughable at others its tough to rate a movie like this. 6/10?

31. Escort Girl (1941)* (Mill Creek Cult Classics 20 Movie Pack)
The head of an "escort service" (uh huh) tries to hide her line or work from her daughter Escort girls are ... flexible. OK crime story with Robert Kellard as a special investigator for the DA hunting the head of the service. His big break comes when he beats up the manager and he spills the beans. Sly. Print is clean but so many splices that dialog is unintelligible in places. 5/10

32. Test Tube Babies (1948)* (Mill Creek Cult Classics 20 Movie Pack)
A dull husband and the most naive wife in the world are having marital problems. The solution -- make babies! Lot's of sleazy goodness wrapped in a tasty scientific coating. There's a great party scene that includes drunks, card trick, lots of leg, and a great cat fight with all the guys cheering on the contestants. After a careful examination of the wife (which includes a brief fully nude side shot) and the husband (which consists of an old guy looking through a microscope) the couple is forced to try artificial insemination. This, as we are told by the opening text, produces children "free from all taint of heredity" but who amazingly will "even resemble the parents"! Make that sleaze wrapped in BAD science. The acting is mostly lame and the movie can drag. As a movie 4/10 but the entertainment value far exceeds the rating. I think this movie was severely cut. It clocked in at 52.5 min. but the back of the box lists 83 min. and imdb has a recut version at 70 min.

xx. Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939) Chap. 5 "The Ray of Death" (16'38")
Gene escapes. 39013 plans to kill the DA by turning the really cool looking machine for his Gamma Ray treatment into a death ray. Gene arrives in time to push the DA to safety but falls under the deadly ray himself!

33. The Triumph of Hercules (1964)* (Trimark The Adventures of Hercules)
The king of Mycenea is killed by his nephew Milo whose mother, a powerful witch, gives Milo a magic dagger with which he can summon and control seven unbeatable golden warriors. The people call on Hercules (Dan Vadis) for help. Above average Hercules movie with many feats of strength including two fights with the gold guys, bringing down a tunnel, and the complete destruction of an entire village. Fast moving. 6/10

34. Country Blue (1973)* (Mill Creek Drive In Movie Classics 50 Movie Pack)
A loser ex-con thinks robbing a bank will turn his life around. It doesn't. Instead he keeps losing more and more of what he cares about. The main character is a whiney dick but that may be the point. There's a shoot out and some repetitious car chases and lots and lots of trees. His girlfriend is very attractive and there's some blood near the end. A few unintentional laughs. Probably cut about 10 min. 4/10

35. Mad Dog (1977)* (Mill Creek Drive In Movie Classics 50 Movie Pack)
Italian crime drama about the Mad Dog Murderer who escapes from prison and seeks revenge on all who betrayed him. OK, but nothing special. Mad Dog is just a bit overplayed. The shootouts, car chases etc. were all effective. Needed widescreen. 5/10

xx. Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939) Chap. 6 "Thirty Seconds to Live" (16'30")
Gene escapes. The boys are sent to investigate Prof. Sheldon who they think was part of the plot against the DA. 39013 sends men to take care of the DDs and Sheldon. A time bomb is triggered during a fight in Sheldon's lab. The DDs find the bomb seconds before it explodes!

36. Vampire Sisters (2004)* (Pendulum Pictures presents Brutal Bloodsuckers)
Three female vampires run an internet porn site with live treats for special customers. Don Dohler's ninth movie (directed by Joe Ripple) has more boobs and more blood but its a one trick film and that trick is played far too often. It begins to drag although the end pick up a bit. Iggy, the thing locked in the garage, is a blast. Disappointing. 4/10

37. Jail Bait (1954) (Image The Ed Wood Box)
Slow moving crime drama with a gratuitous vaudeville act in the middle. Not terrible but the acting is flat. The story has a few interesting aspects like the plastic surgery angle. There are some unintentionally funny moments but the movie just plods along much of the time. 4/10

38. Kill or Be Killed (1967)*
A wandering violinist gets involved in a feud between two families. A pretty average spaghetti western that often seems like an American western. You get the feeling you've seen this all before. Robert Marks is likeable as the lead but lacks a little something -- maybe an edge. A few of the other characters are a bit quirky -- my favorite is the black clad killer with the maniacal smile -- but nothing special. Decent fist fights and gun battles. 5/10

39. Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939) Chap. 7 "The Flooded Mine" (16'33")
The boys escape the explosion but the professor dies. Things get overly complicated but 39013 attempts to kill Granville's granddaughter by trapping her in a flooding radium mine. Gene is fixing a power line so they can get the water pump restarted when the thugs who have taken over the powerhouse turn on the juice. There is a shower of sparks and Gene goes hurling off the power pole!

40. Erik the Conqueror (1961)*
Viking brothers are separated when children. One becomes king of the Vikings, the other becomes a duke in England. Initially enemies, they unite to return the English queen to her throne. The story is predictable but it is so well done, this is a great movie directed my Mario Bava. There are wonderful, imaginative sets, bold colors, beautiful camera work and well done action scenes including several large scale melees. There is a true epic feel. 8/10

41. The Viking Queen (1966)*
First a complaint. There is not one damn viking in this entire movie! Instead this Hammer production is a slow moving story about the love between a queen of the Britons and a Roman governor general. When the queen puts on some armor and leads the people against the Roman occupation she becomes a "Viking Queen". She's pushed into this by some Zeus worshipping Druids. Yeah, I didn't know they did that either. The film does pick up a bit at the end, once the "Viking Queen" appears but then, after a battle, it just kind of stops. The End. It would have really helped this movie if there had been at least one real Viking in it but then I don't think they even existed in the first century AD. 4/10

42. From the Orient with Fury (1965)* aka Fury on the Bosphorus
Prof. Kurtz, inventor of the deadly Beta Ray gun, is kidnapped by international arms dealers. Agent 077 is called in to rescue him. An OK spy thriller with Ken Clark starring. Clark has an interesting face, not super handsome and he has this bemused look most of the time. The plot is one long search for one thing or another. The four main heavies are pretty dumb. Fights are not particularly well done and there are a few silly gadgets, mostly built into 077's clothes. It begin to drag a bit but once the Beta Ray Gun goes into action things pick up. Watchable. that's all. 5/10

43. Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971)* (Anchor Bay The Giallo Collection)
In this unusual giallo the corpse of an American reporter working in Prague tells the tale of his search for the lover who disappeared without a trace one night. Excellent film, well paced with slowly building tension and an increasing sense of something bigger going on, of larger forces at play. Fine acting, good camera work, and a dissonant Morricone score add a lot. 8/10

A William Castle triple feature to celebrate the great showman's birthday!
44. 13 Frightened Girls (1963)* (Sony The William Castle Film Collection)
Silly stuff about the daughter of an American diplomat who becomes a master spy by betraying the trust of her friends. Seems to be made for the Hayley Mills crowd except for the murders and minor blood. Its pretty tough going at times. The lead could be very annoying in a cute teen kind of way. I found myself rooting for the Red Chinese. 4/10

45. Zotz! (1962)* (Sony The William Castle Film Collection)
A mild mannered professor of ancient languages obtains an old coin that gives him strange powers. A pleasant surprise! I enjoyed this film even though I've never been a Tom Poston fan. Only a few outright laughs its still a fun movie that takes a turn toward the stupid at the end but never quite gets there. 6/10

46. Spine Tingler: The William Castle Story (2007) (Sony The William Castle Film Collection)
Informative, interesting, very entertaining documentary about the life of William Castle. Warning: there are spoilers for some of his movies, especially Homicidal and Strait-Jacket. A must see. 9/10

For the rest of the weekend, a challenge within a challenge! All movies received the dreaded skull at badmovies.org. How much can I take?

47. Mutant (1984)*
Two brothers on vacation run into mutant trouble in a small town full of rednecks. OK, they're called mutants but they're really zombies except you can shoot them anywhere and they die. The lead is unappealing and kind of stupid but many of the good guys are clueless and stupid. There's a lot or running back and forth looking for various people. The mutants look OK. The end is only fair. Pretty bland. 3/10

48. Leeches (2007)*
Steroid crazed leeches terrorize the hunks on a collegiate male swim team. Now this is a bad movie -- noisy grating sound track, repetitious, stupid and unaware characters, and a totally wtf end. Its not worthless, there's some unintentional humor. For instance did you know that eating a steroid crazed leech give you the strength of the Incredible Hulk? Or that swim team members always take showers with their speedos on? This movie is jaw-droppingly bad and gets a 2/10 just for the laughs.

49. The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)*
A bunch of disgusting creatures are released from a magical garbage can and cause trouble, make friends, design clothes and ultimately teach young Dodger an important lesson. Maybe because it came right after Leeches this wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Its a kids movie, a little too long and kind of stupid but it managed to make me laugh at fart jokes. 4/10

50. Alien Dead (1980)*
All the gators disappeared months ago; now people are starting to go missing. More low budget swampy goodness, this time from Fred Olen Ray. Acting is flat but sometime shows some life. Buster Crabbe is fine as the constantly po'ed old sheriff -- he's got a good southern accent. This time most of the silly swamp humor worked for me. The makeup for the beasties was pretty good on a few but lame on others. Lots of blood drooling out of lots of mouths. Totally gratuitous nude scene. I didn't quite get the end. 5/10

51. The Trial of Billy Jack (1974)* (Ventura Billy Jack DVD Collection)
The massive fist of oppression attempts to crush freedom loving people everywhere. The third Billy Jack movie is very long (almost three hours), heavy handed, pretentious, obviously manipulative, tedious and not a very good movie at all. While I don't dispute that the issues raised are important its tough to think at all after being jackhammered by a continuing series of oppressive incidents only some of which kind of come together at the end. This movie hits so many of the points that the awful second Billy Jack movie hit that it could be a remake only much much longer. And as if to twist the knife by the time you get to the end, things are pretty much like they were at the beginning! My greatest challenge yet and it beat me. 1/10.

52. G.I. Samurai (1979)*
Some modern day Japanese soldiers are somehow transported back in time to the warring era. One eventually convinces the rest to take over the country with the help of a powerful warlord. Very long battle sequence is amazing but somewhat mind numbing especially following three hours of Billy Jack. Interesting movie but too long (140min) and none of the characters are terribly sympathetic. It takes a while to get the main plot going because there are too many side stories in the first part of the film. 4/10 might have been higher if I hadn't just spent 3hrs with BJ.

53. Battle Queen 2020 (1999)*
After an asteroid strike Earth is covered in ice and snow. Most live underground, only the elite live on the surface but the entire city is threatened by an encroaching glacier. Cheap, cheesy and mercifully short there are more breasts than plot but still somewhat entertaining. And short. 3/10

Seven, I could only do seven. The one that broke me was the almost three hour long Billy Jack movie. Brutal. I staggered on after that but my mind was mush.

54. Emergency Squad (1974)*
An Interpol agent is on the trail of the man who caused his wife's death five years ago. Interesting Italian crime drama is pretty standard stuff but is well done. Not a lot of action but just enough to keep things moving along. 6/10

55. 5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970)*
Ten people are trapped on a island and they start getting murdered. A strange mystery/suspense film with lots of Bava touches. The reason for the murders is a bit vague and for me anyway the end came right out of left field. Fun to watch though. 5/10

56 The Teacher (1974)* (BCI Drive-In Cult Classics)
A high school teacher seduces one of her students and both are stalked by a creepy guy who's hot for the teacher and blames the student for the death of his brother. Some skin, lots of stupidity. The acting is sub par except for the creepy guy and the student who are OK. The movie drags a lot in the middle but there are some unintentional laughs near the end. 3/10

xx. Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939) Chap. 8 "S.O.S." (16'40")
Gene has a lucky escape. 39013 now targets Granville's gas works, sending thugs to sabotage the oil field. The boys get wind of the plan and race to the oil wells where they run into the crooks and a fight breaks out. The DDs find themselves trapped in a burning shack. Suddenly, an oil derrick, also ablaze, collapses crushing the shack beneath it!

57. Dead Hunt (2007)*
A group of people, trapped in a warehouse, are being killed off one by one by a mysterious killer. In Don Dohler's last film he is director of photography and co-director and also contributed to the story. As with many movies of this type it relies too much on the stupidity of the participants. For instance most of the time they wander around only with flashlights when there is an entire warehouse full of stuff they could fashion weapons from and as usual the killer is way too omniscient. Its still pretty well done for the type. 5/10

58. Blood Boobs and Beast (2007)*
Very good documentary about film maker Don Dohler. A lot of time is spent on the making of Dead Hunt which like many if not all of his films was done only on weekends. It also covers his life from his teen years up to his death. Excellent insight into what it means to be an independent film maker. 8/10

59. Ninja in the Deadly Trap (1984)*
Ninjas are sent to assassinate a Chinese general who is successfully defending the Chinese coast from Japanese raiders. The general's son enlists the aid of the three students of a Kung Fu master to help protect his father. Features three of the five Venoms. Straight forward plot, nice fights, cool ninja tricks. Also, the ninjas wear colors appropriate to where they want to hide, like green in a forest, and only wear black at night. Nice. Silly dubbing though. 6/10

60. The Lion of Thebes (1964)* (Trimark The Adventures of Hercules)
After the destruction of Troy, Helen and muscleman Arion (Mark Forest) are shipwrecked and find their way to the Egyptian city of Thebes, ruled by Ramses who falls in love with Helen. Nice setting. Not too many feats of strength -- some bar bending and a few fights. Arion is no Hercules. Even without a monster, the court intrigue keeps things interesting. Drags just a little and the final battle is not that well done. 5/10

61. I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now? (1976)* (Mill Creek Drive In Movie Classics 50 Movie Pack)
A man hires someone to kill his wife but changes his mind. When he tries to stop the killer he finds out the job has been subcontracted out, over and over again to a series of odd characters. Stupid stupid stupid unfunny comedy full of actors who seem to be from canceled sitcoms although only one or two look familiar. Just awful. A very few chuckles from accumulated stupidity. 1/10

62. Best Friends (1975)* (BCI Drive-In Cult Classics)
Two old friends go on a road trip with their girls after the younger gets out of the service. They soon discover their lives are going in different directions and the younger can't accept that. Not bad at all, it gets pretty intense at the end. The acting is good with the widening gulf between the two friends well done. 7/10

xx. Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939) Chap. 9 "Ladder of Peril" (16'41")
The boys escape the burning oil well but have to shut down the pipeline to the city gas plant. In order to keep the plant going trucks start delivering oil and the boys are charged with inspecting the trucks. Thanks to Gene, they escape another attempt on their lives. Chasing one of those responsible, Gene climbs a large storage take but just as he gets to the top, the thug pushes over the ladder that Genes is on!

63. Trip With the Teacher (1975)* (BCI Drive-In Cult Classics)
Two bikers terrorize five women on a camping trip. Brutal but suspenseful. Zalman King is very good as the psycho-biker but all the actors do a good job. Well done fights and stunts. 7/10

64. The Trojan Horse (1961)* (Trimark The Adventures of Hercules)
OK telling of the final days of the Trojan War with Steve Reeves. Generally interesting with more plot than action through much of the movie. It runs too long and the end especially drags. Some OK battle scenes. 5/10

xx. Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939) Chap. 10 "The Infernal Machine' (16'39")
Gene lucks out. 39013 is exposed and the DDs find the real Granville just as his cell room is filling with deadly gas but 39013 manages to trap the boys along with Granville and his granddaughter in the room!

65. A Pistol for Ringo (1965)*
Baby faced and smooth talking gunfighter Ringo works undercover to free hostages from a gang of bank robbers. Solid, enjoyable spaghetti western with some sly humor. Its funny but not too silly. Lots of deaths but no gore, just a little brutality. Overall kind of lighthearted with good action sequences. Dubbing is not the best, distracting especially at first. 6/10

66. Don't Answer the Phone (1990) (BCI Drive-In Cult Classics Vol. 4)
Engrossing story of a serial killer/rapist and the cops tracking him down. Nicholas Ward is great as the psycho. I don't get the title though. Previously saw cut version. 7/10

67. The Young Graduates (1971)* (BCI Drive-In Cult Classics Vol. 4)
Stunningly tedious movie about Mindy, a perky, flighty teen bimbo and the end of her senior year of high school. Mindy has an affair with a teacher, goes to the drag races, thinks she might be pregnant, and runs into bikers, rednecks, and a drug dealing guru while hitching to Big Sur. But its all good in the end. Features the lamest psycho-biker ever. Lots and lots of aerial shots of people driving and even more lovely scenery. It could be vacation slides. The movie briefly picks up when it turns to stupid comedy. Ugh. 2/10

xx. Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939) Chap. 11 "The Red Circle Speaks" (16'42")
Tiny saves the day and everyone escapes but 39013 is still at large. After some scenes from Chap. 1 and 2 Gene asks if the Red Circle knows of any secret passages. Suddenly the lights go out and there is a scream!

68. Death Machines (1976)* (BCI Drive-In Cult Classics Vol. 4)
A mysterious figure we never see again heads an organization that uses drugs to turn three martial artists into unstoppable assassins -- death machines! Starts out kind of promising but then takes a turn into dull romance and has kind of a lame finish. The fights are well done but the acting is poor with the actress who plays the "dragon lady" particularly bad. 4/10

69. Brain Twister (1991)* (BCI Drive-In Cult Classics Vol. 4)
A scientist is experimenting with emotional control using abstract visual stimulation but things get out of hand. Solid SF movie with acceptable acting and a good plot. The tension builds nicely up to an interesting finish. 6/10

70. Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939) Chap. 12 "Flight to Doom" (16'38")
Granville's granddaughter is take by 39013 using a secret passage. The DDs find the passage and rescue Blanche but 39013 escapes with two of his henchmen. After an exciting car chase and a good fight 39013 meets his end.

Daredevils of the Red Circle is from the period, 1938-1941, considered by many to be the golden age of Republic serials due to the co-direction of William Witney and John English. Three of the four Dick Tracey serials were done by this team as well as some personal favorites like The Adventures of Captain Marvel and The Mysterious Dr. Satan. When I first saw Daredevils around 15 or 20 years ago I though it was one of the greatest ever made. Watching it today I don't think its quite that good but its still top notch. The biggest problem is that some of the cliffhangers and escapes are just plain lame. Also the fights are still more like brawls than the carefully choreographed mayhem that was soon to follow. What makes this serial a standout though are Gene, Burt and Tiny -- the Daredevils themselves. It is unusual to have three men share the heroics. In later Republics the typical setup is a bland hero, possibly with a bland sidekick but that's all. The Daredevils are anything but bland. Each has a unique if broadly drawn personality. Gene, played by Charles Quigley, is obviously the leader and the brains (although neither Burt nor Tiny is particularly stupid) and is involved in most of the cliffhangers. Burt, played by the excellent stuntman David Sharpe, is the agile escape artist. He often uses acrobatics in a fight and never uses a car door or the last few steps of a stairway if he can help it. Instead he leaps into the back seat or over the railing. Finally there's Tiny, played by former Tarzan Herman Brix aka Bruce Bennet, the strongman of the group. He often uses his strength to advantage in fights and is always the one to bust down the door or stop the sliding panel. Early on he even holds up the back of a car a la Superman to stop a getaway. I don't think Republic ever made their heroes as distinctive as they did here.

Other factors are important to the success of this serial. Most of the outdoor scenes were filmed on location at factories, plants etc. This is true of many of the Witney/English serials although it was done less as time went on. Also the basic setup is much more complicated than the chapter summaries indicate. 39013, played by the great Charles Middleton, wants to destroy Horace Granville and has imprisoned him in the basement of Granville's own mansion. 39013 is impersonating Granville using a clever lifelike mask. Once the Daredevils begin their investigation, they are aided by messages provided by someone known only as The Red Circle who seems to have advanced knowledge about 39013's evil plans. Finally there's the breakneck pace of the serial. The chapters flew by and always left me wanting more. 9/10

71. The Van (1977)* (BCI Drive-In Cult Classics Vol. 4)
A not terrible movie about the adventures of Bobby and his brand new van -- the life, loves and adventures of a typical teen. The lead looks like Alfred E. Newman especially when he smiles and he smiles a lot. 5/10

72. Wild Riders (1971)* (BCI Drive-In Cult Classics Vol. 4)
Intense and brutal story of psycho-biker and superpsycho-biker who terrorize two women in a semi-isolated house. Quite a bit of carnage. Well acted. 7/10

73. The Specialist (1975)* (BCI Drive-In Cult Classics Vol. 4)
A bad lawyer plants a professional seductress on a jury to entrap another lawyer and get him disbarred. Lighthearted at times turns serious in an unexpected ending. 5/10

74. Chain Gang Women (1971)* (BCI Drive-In Cult Classics Vol. 4)
Its not what you think. No women on this chain gang, only sweaty guys. There is a jail break though and the movie follows two of the prisoners as they try to make their way out of the state. Along the way they meet and abuse a couple of women. Good ending. 6/10

End of the list.

03-31-10, 07:45 PM

All films are DVD format unless otherwise noted.
Bold = first-time viewing
* = wildcard selection

The Crater Lake Monster (1977) - VHS. A meteor falls into Crater Lake, causing a dormant, fertilized plesiosaur egg to hatch. It doesn't take long for the dinosaur to develop a taste for cattle, sightseers and fugitives. Only the courage of the town sheriff (along with the noble sacrifice of a local yokel) proves powerful enough to stop the creature. Stop-motion sequences by David W. Allen momentarily increase the film's production values by eleventy percent, but the sequences only comprise five or ten minutes of the film's total runtime.
Monster (A.K.A., "Monstroid") (1979) - Allegedly, this film is inspired by a true story-- so true that the filmmakers proclaim its truthiness twice before the opening credits even finish. I couldn't say what elements of the film were based on fact. You would think that people today would still talk about a giant, reptilian creature that devoured people in Colombia back in 1971, but that oddly seems not to be the case. Jim Mitchum (son of Robert) is sent to South America by a U.S. cement company to find out what's been terrorizing a small lakeside village. John Carradine appears as the village priest.
Lady Whirlwind (1972) - This film was distributed in the United States as "Deep Thrust"-- no doubt an attempt by the distributors to cash in on the notoriety of Deep Throat, which was released the same year. Ling Shih Hao (played by Chang Yi) is recuperating with the aid of a country girl so that he can get his revenge on the Japanese thugs that nearly beat him to death. Enter Tien Li Chun (played by Angela Mao), who is seeking vengeance against Ling for jilting her recently deceased sister. Ling asks Tien to postpone her vendetta until he can defeat the Japanese crooks that beat him (including one played by Sammo Hung in an early role). The problem is that his fighting technique blows, and it's up to Tien to save his worthless hide. Fights are poorly choreographed and surprisingly bloody. Both Angela Mao and Sammo Hung would make appearances the following year in Enter the Dragon.
Sister Street Fighter (1974) - Although it features players from the Street Fighter series, Sister Street Fighter owes much to the previous year's Enter the Dragon. When her brother goes missing during an undercover investigation of a drug smuggling ring, Tina Long (Sue Shihomi) travels to Japan to find him. An international cadre of martial artists stands in between Tina and the drug lord imprisoning her brother. Helping Tina along the way is karate champion Sonny Hibachi (Sonny Chiba). Messy fight-staging punctuated with startlingly violent shots culminates in a final showdown where Tina and the drug kingpin are visibly being assisted with wires. Sue Shihomi went on to do much more superior films, but there's still some whacked-out charm to this one.
Lady Street Fighter (1985) - According to IMDb, this film was originally shot as "Deadly Games" in 1975 and was later changed to its current title to appeal to kung-fu movie fans. It certainly looks like a product of the '70s. Renee Harmon plays Linda Allen, a German woman who comes to America when her twin sister(?) is killed for knowing too much. To be honest, I don't really know what was going on most of the time. The movie runs for 72 minutes, and it was still padded out with recycled footage. Shoddy in all aspects.
Lady Snowblood (1973) - Born in a prison, Yuki is raised with only one goal in her life: hunt down the criminals that destroyed her family! I'm a little hesitant to put this film on my list, because it really is a good film with high production values and inventive direction by Toshiya Fujita. The number of arterial jets of blood borders on the comical, but the action is handled well. Quentin Tarantino appropriates the film's theme song and certain visual motifs in Kill Bill, Volume 1, but Lucy Liu is no Meiko Kaji.
Ninjas and Dragons (1984) - Junya Takagi plays Hayate, a ninja who comes to China to help protect one half of a royal jade seal. However, if there's one ninja around, then there's bound to be more just out of sight. This turns out to be the case, and both halves of the seal are soon in the possession of an evil Mongol general aided by two awfully mannish women and a freaky midget. It's up to Hayate and his new friend Lin to defeat the general, avenge Hayate's father's death and rescue Lin's fiancee. Phew! The martial arts sequences are competently staged, and there are some novel setpieces.
Ninja Terminator (1985) - One would think that ninjas and Terminators would be two great tastes that go great together, but hackmeister Godfrey Ho proves that this is not the case. Three ninjas steal the three parts of the Ninja Empire's Golden Ninja Warrior idol. Two years later, the Ninja Empire tracks down and kills one of the ninjas in Hong Kong. The remaining two ninjas go after the dead ninja's sister (I think), believing that she knows the location of the third piece of the idol. It's pretty clear that the silly ninja footage is intercut with footage from a kung-fu detective movie, and the story is stitched together through dialogue looping. The worst offense is that the titular Ninja Terminator is never seen onscreen-- we only hear his nasal voice over a montage of ninja footage on a videocasette!

Some ninja facts learned from this film:

Eyeliner is an integral part of the ninja uniform.
Ninjas love Garfield.
Ninjas eat watermelon with a fork and knife.
Ninjas prefer to deliver threats via crappy motorized toys.

Bionic Ninja (1986) - Oh, man. Godfrey Ho is back at it again-- this time as "Tim Ashby." The film begins with a mysterious parcel being stolen from somebody. Shortly afterwards, the CIA sends an agent to Hong Kong to recover a secret film. It's revealed that ninjas are transporting secrets for the KGB. The CIA agent learns secret ninjitsu techniques from a manual given to him by a Japanese wise man. The final showdown takes place in a shipyard. The rest of the movie is cobbled from at least three different sources. All the ninjas do in this film is crouch behind objects and look around like perverts at a playground, or they get beat up in some of the worst fights committed to film. One non-ninja fight is set to the theme from Miami Vice! The worst offense of this film is that there isn't a single bionic ninja in the entire picture. Not even entertaining on a camp level, this film should take a note from the ninja of the film's title and remain unseen.
Ninja in the Killing Field (1984) - The ninjas go to Thailand where they set up a drug trafficking ring. The DEA sends their top man stop them. The finale pits the Thai military against the ninjas, then good ninja versus evil ninja. Godfrey Ho (under the name "York Lam") splices more ninja goofiness with two or three Thai actioners for slightly-less-inept-than-usual results.
The Ninja Strikes Back (1982) - After a stint in an Italian jail, Bruce (played by Bruce Lee-alike Bruce Le) resolves to reform his ways and follow the straight-and-narrow. However, his former employer has other plans for Bruce and attempts multiple times to force him to return to the fold. The police ask for Bruce's help when his ex-boss kidnaps the daughter of an ambassador, and Bruce sets off on a globetrotting adventure from Rome, to Paris, to Hong Kong and ending in a fight back at the Roman Coliseum. It's in Hong Kong that he encounters the deadly ninja, led by Harold Sakata ("Oddjob" from Goldfinger). There's very little in this film that's remotely original-- even the lead actor's only real claim to fame is vaguely resembling Bruce Lee-- but it's all still somehow entertaining.
Ninja III: The Domination (1984) - VHS. A foxy female linesworker and part-time aerobics instructor (played by Lucinda Dickey) is possessed by the spirit of an evil ninja. Her task: murder the police officers that double-killed the evil ninja-- perhaps including her new cop boyfriend. Enter Yamada (played by Sho Kosugi), the one ninja that knows how to lift the curse. Many ninja films play up the supernatural aspects of ninja folklore, but this film practically transforms the ninja into an inhuman slasher movie killer. Although the obvious point of comparison would be with The Exorcist, the supernatural effects come straight from a low-rent version of Ghostbusters.
Five Element Ninjas (1982) - After a Japanese fighter loses a martial arts contest, the winning martial arts school incurs the wrath of a ninja clan and their "Five Elements" style-- devious attacks incorporating wood, water, fire, earth and metal. One student of the ensuing massacre manages to escape, and he learns the secrets of the ninja from an old farmer. With new skills, a new weapon and three new brothers, the student faces off against the ninja for a final time. Loosely based on historical records, this is perhaps the most accurate portrayal of ninja that I've seen all week (which is to say, probably not accurate at all). Director Chang Cheh brings the goods with tightly-paced fight sequences and some grisly death scenes.
Ninja Wars* (1982) - I find it hard to believe that this movie was made in the same year as Five Element Ninjas. The production values for the two movies are as different as night and day. A sorcerer proclaims that whoever weds beautiful Lady Ukyo will rule the world, so an evil lord schemes to steal her away with the help of five evil monks. Little does Ukyo know that she has a twin sister named Kagaribi (Noriko Watanabe in a dual role), a ninja who is in love with fellow ninja Jotaro (Hiroyuki Sanada). Kagaribi is kidnapped by the monks as part of the evil lord's plan, and Jotaro sets off to rescue her. With the help of a mysterious masked samurai (Sonny Chiba), Jotaro attempts to bring the evil lord's plan to light and eventually save Ukyo from peril. The direction by Kosei Saito felt a little too stage-y for my tastes, and the action is hard to follow. However, there is a fairy-tale quality to the story that's relatively effective. It bears restating that the film boasts some incredibly high production values. If it was a Hollywood production, it probably wouldn't qualify for this challenge.
Revenge of the Ninja (1983) - When Cho (Sho Kosugi) practically loses his entire family to the deadly ninja, his friend Braden suggests that he open a gallery in America. Six years later, Cho is preparing to open a doll exhibition while teaching his son Kane (Sho's real-life son, Kane Kosugi) the traditions of the ninja. When Braden gets stiffed by the mob on a heroin deal, he decides to get even the ninja way! The mob strikes back by stealing Cho's dolls and leaving him for dead. Meanwhile, Kane witnesses his ninja granny's death at the hands of Braden. In order to save his son, Cho must once again don the black hood of the ninja. The movie ends with a climactic rooftop battle where both ninjas nearly showcase the complete catalog of ninja gags and gimmicks. Sam Firstenberg does an adequate job behind the camera, but I would have preferred less kid antics.
Heroes of the East (A.K.A., "Shaolin Challenges Ninja") (1979) - Chinese Ah To (Gordon Liu) is married to Japanese Yumiko/Kung Zi (Yuka Mizuno) in order to strengthen the business relationship between their two families. When neither spouse will acknowledge the superiority of the other's native martial arts, a contest begins in the household for bragging rights. However, Kung Zi refuses to admit defeat to her husband and returns to Japan. Ah To sends a challenge letter to Kung Zi in an attempt to get her back, which is misinterpreted by ninjitsu master Takeno (Yasuaki Kurata) as a challenge to all Japanese martial artists. He and six other masters of Japanese martial arts travel to China to fight Ah To in a series of contests. The stakes are high, but the tone of the movie is considerably light with very little bloodshed. It's like a Howard Hawks domestic comedy with weapons and hand-to-hand combat.
Shaolin Vs. Ninja (1983) - Apparently, there was more than one Shaolin temple in China. I didn't know that. Anyway, a Shaolin temple in Taiwan refuses to sign over their land to wicked Japanese overlords. so the dastardly ninja attempt to frame the Shaolin monks in a series of crimes. This leads to the murder of the head abbot of the Japanese Buddhist sect. The Japanese Buddhists travel to Taiwan to exact revenge for their abbot's murder, and a contest is arranged to somehow prove the Shaolin monks' innocence. The fights are frequent and acrobatic, but the plot is unnecessarily complicated and puzzling.
The Image of Bruce Lee (1978) - The film begins with the chief of the Hong Kong Police's "Special Squad" (played by Bruce Lee impersonator Bruce Li in a yellow track suit, a la Game of Death) failing to prevent a man from jumping from the top of a high-rise building. It turns out the suicide is connected to a counterfeiting ring making bogus U.S. dollars. The key to busting the ring wide open rests on the beautiful Donna, who may or may not be what she seems. The film is a disappointingly by-the-book buddy cop actioner with some rather lackluster and perfunctory fight scenes.
The Flying Guillotine (1975) - In the time of the Qing Dynasty, a Manchu emperor commissions the construction of a weapon that will allow him to secretly assassinate outspoken imperial officials. Inspired by street performers, one of the emperor's servants devises one of the most memorable weapons of martial arts film history: the flying guillotine! Kuan Tai Chen plays Ma Teng, one of a twelve-man imperial hit squad trained to use the flying guillotine. When the numerous beheadings begin to take a toll on him and his squadmates, Ma Teng escapes from the imperial palace. While on the run, Ma Teng meets a lovely street musician. The two try to begin a new life in the countryside, but his former squad is not far behind and out for his head. A martial arts classic with slasher/horror movie elements.
The Prodigal Boxer (1973) - Fei Meng plays Chinese folk hero Fong Sai-Yuk. Impulsive Fong Sai-Yuk would rather play with his friends than train with his mother, a martial arts master. When Fong unintentionally kills a student of a local martial arts school, two teachers from the school (one played by Yasuaki Kurata) seek retribution for the student's death and kill Fong's father. Fong and his mother flee to the countryside, where he trains to avenge his father's death. Along the way, he learns a little about humility and begins a gentle courtship with an orphaned girl that the Fongs take into their household. There's nothing groundbreaking about the story, but it's not necessary to reinvent the wheel when making a crowdpleaser.
King Boxer (A.K.A., "Five Fingers of Death") (1972) - Chih-Hao (played by Lo Lieh) is sent by his teacher to further his learning at another martial arts school. It's there that he learns the lethal "Iron Palm" technique. Meanwhile, the rival school hires some Japanese thugs to take out the competition before the big martial arts tournament. Chih-Hao recovers from an ambush by the Japanese in time to compete in the tournament, but it comes at the cost of both his teachers' lives. It's up to him to exact revenge against the rival school and the Japanese. Director Cheng Chang Ho employs some inventive use of lighting and crafts one particularly suspenseful sequence shot in near-darkness. This film is regarded as the film to have started the kung-fu movie craze of the '70s.
The Shadow Whip (1971) - For a movie with such notable names as Lo Wei and Cheng Pei-Pei attached to it, the whole film has an air of inconsequence to it. Yun (Cheng Pei-Pei) runs a mountainside inn with her uncle. Her skill with a whip draws the attention of three groups of strangers, and each group is searching for the fugitive martial arts master known as the "Shadow Whip." Fight sequences are plentiful and competent, but the problem is the story. The core mystery doesn't make much sense. It's the first Shaw Brothers movie I've seen that's been entirely shot in snow, which was a nice change of pace.
Heroes Two (1974) - When a movie begins with the destruction of the Shaolin Temple, you know you're in for some serious kung-fu action. Chen Kuan Tai plays Han rebel and Shaolin disciple Hung Hsi-Kwan. Alexander Fu Sheng plays Chinese folk hero Fong Sai-Yuk. Impulsive as always, Fong unknowingly assists the wicked Manchus capture compatriot Hung. However, Fong finds redemption by tunneling to the cellar where Hung is imprisoned. The screen turns literally turns red in the violent finale as Hung and Fong team up to defeat the evil Manchu general and his Tibetan Lama fighters. A solid outing for Chang Cheh and his stars.
The Last Dragon (1985) - I'm a little hesitant to list this one, because it is a studio picture (Tri-Star). Also, I remember it doing pretty well in terms of box office during its initial release. Still, it's hard to deny the film's inherent cheesiness. Time definitely has not been kind to it. Taimak plays Leroy Green, a young man in Harlem who loves Asian culture to the point that he can't relate to his peers and family. He idolizes Bruce Lee, walks the streets in silk pajamas, eats with chopsticks-- you get the picture. His only rival is Sho' Nuff, the Shogun of Harlem. One night, he saves video jockey Laura Charles (Vanity) from the thugs of evil video game baron Eddie Arcadian. The thugs keep coming after Laura, and Sho' Nuff keeps coming after Leroy. Will Leroy find the mysterious "Master" in time to save Laura? Not exactly a love letter to kung-fu movies of the '70s, the film plays like some sort of misguided, neon-lit attempt to give Blaxploitation a touch of "class." Your film is in trouble when the best parts are footage of Bruce Lee.

Before they were famous: William H. Macy as "J.J.", Chazz Palminteri as an unnamed thug and Keisha Knight Pulliam as Leroy's baby sister

Black Belt Jones (1974) - After the success of Enter the Dragon, Jim Kelly was given the opportunity to shine in a martial arts movie of his own. Kelly plays Bill "Black Belt" Jones, a cop whose body is a lethal weapon. When his old karate teacher Pops (played by Scatman Crothers!) gets hassled by neighborhood kingpin Pinky, Jones steps in to try and persuade the thugs to leave the karate school alone. However, the criminals don't get the hint and do the old man anyway. It turns out the school actually belongs to Sydney (Gloria Hendry), Pops' foxy daughter. Jones and Sydney discover that the school happens to be on some valuable land, which is why the mob was so hot for Pops to sign it over. Jones and Sydney plan some payback, and the crooks get everything that's coming to them! An instantly recognizable theme song by Dennis Coffey. Robert Clouse isn't a very good director. Taimak wishes he was Jim Kelly.
Slaughter (1972) - Jim Brown plays the titular hero, an ex-Green Beret looking to avenge the death of his parents in a car bombing. When his personal vendetta crosses paths with an ongoing investigation by the U.S. Treasury, they coerce Slaughter into traveling to Mexico and bringing down a mob boss and his wild lieutenant (played by Rip Torn). When he's not kicking ass, Slaughter romances a sexy gangster moll (the chest-acular Stella Stevens). Then it's all back to business. Jim Brown may not have a wide dramatic range, but he uses what he has to its full effect in this film. The theme song was recently used by Quentin Tarantino as Hugo Stiglitz' intro cue in Inglourious Basterds.
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973) - Shaft had his "Big Score," so it would make sense that Slaughter would get a "Big Rip-Off." When Slaughter's friends are gunned down in a fly-by shooting, Slaughter goes looking for justice. It seems that the mob is still sore at him for busting up their Mexican operation. A police detective coerces Slaughter into stealing a list of officials on the take from a gangster named Duncan (played by Ed McMahon). Slaughter recruits the help of a safecracking pimp (Richard Williams) to pull off the heist. The mob takes Slaughter's girl (Gloria Hendry in a rather thankless role) hostage, and that's when he decides to get dead serious! The globetrotting, smooth-operating Slaughter of the first film is replaced by a more street-wise, less suave hero in the sequel, and it doesn't really work to the film's benefit. Also starring Scatman Crothers. Score by the James Brown.
Foxy Brown (1974) - For some odd reason, I keep wanting to type the title of this movie as C-O-F-F-Y. Originally envisioned as a sequel to Coffy, Pam Grier stars as a tough-yet-tender woman who takes on the local drug syndicate after her undercover agent boyfriend is killed. Brown's quest for vengeance is chock-full of sleazy scenarios bordering on the grotesque, but Grier manages to remain above the tawdriness of it all. It's notable that the film's "Mr. Big" character is also a woman.
In Too Deep (1999) - Omar Epps gives a remarkable performance as Jeff Cole, a cop who goes deep undercover to take down a Cincinnati drug lord nicknamed "God" (played by LL Cool J). On its surface, the film is another (allegedly) true story of an undercover cop infiltrating a criminal syndicate. However, director Michael Rymer still finds a little room to add a few stylistic touches. Pam Grier has a supporting role in the film as a police detective. Also starring Stanley Tucci.
Shaft (1971) - Private eye John Shaft (Richard Roundtree) is hired by Harlem crime boss Bumpy Jonas to find his kidnapped daugther. The police want some answers. The mob wants him dead. Unfortunately for them, Shaft's "the cat that won't cop out when there's danger all about." Despite a somewhat abrupt ending, director Gordon Parks delivers a mostly-solid film. Roundtree gives the defining performance of his career.
Three the Hard Way (1974) - Jim Brown, Fred Williamson and Jim Kelly play three friends on a personal mission to stop a white supremacist from spiking the water supplies of D.C., Detroit and Los Angeles with a toxin that will only kill black people. Gordon Parks, Jr. gets three Blaxploitation icons together in front of the camera, but they aren't together for very long before the plot has them splitting up. Hal Needham and his crew supply some effective stuntwork, but I guess I was hoping for something a bit more substantial from this one.

Before they were famous: Corbin Bernsen as "Boy"

Black Mama, White Mama (1973) - Pam Grier plays Lee Daniels, a tough-talking hooker working for a powerful pimp in the Philippines. Margaret Markov plays Linda Brent, a young woman who has forsaken her wealthy upbringing to live as a revolutionary. They're cuffed together for transport to a maximum security prison when the convoy is ambushed. Amid the chaos, Daniels and Brent go on the run. Based in part on a story co-credited to future Academy Award winner Jonathan Demme, the film showcases plenty of exposed breasts, less-than-subtle lesbianism and other scenes of sexual debauchery. Sid Haig gives a particularly manic performance as bounty hunter Ruben.
Hustler Squad (1976) - Set during World War II, an Army major (John Ericson) and the leader of the Filipino resistance hatch a scheme to assassinate four Japanese military leaders at a heavily-fortified island resort. Their plan: train four women to seduce and kill the targets. The movie plays out like a female "Dirty Third-Dozen." There is some nudity, but the film is somewhat chaste considering the lurid plot. The battle scenes are clumsily shot. Surprisingly, the filmmakers actually portray the Japanese with a little sympathy (or at least ambiguity). It's a poorly made film, but there's still some charm to be found in it.
War Goddess (1973) - Okay, so the Amazons hold a contest every four years to select a new queen. It comes down to two warriors: the blond Antiope (Alena Johnson) and the dark-haired Oreitheia (Sabine Sun). The two engage in a topless oil wrestling match, and Antiope is named the new queen. The Amazons then meet with a group of Greek soldiers in order to, uh, increase their numbers. Traveling incognito among the Greek soldiers is King Theseus (Angelo Infanti). Based on a story co-credited to I, Claudius author Robert Graves, the battles and contests seem to exist to justify the nudity and oil wrestling in the film. Part of the problem is that the film is a tonal mess, veering from sex comedy to melodrama to historical epic between scenes.
Amazons and Supermen (1975) - Another series of competitions are held to once again determine the leader of the Amazons. The new leader immediately orders her soldiers to learn the "secret of the sacred fire" from the "immortal" Dharma, a masked vigilante that watches over people like an ancient Zorro. Dharma and his fellow Asian and African "supermen" take on the Amazons and find time to fall in love with some good looking gals in between battles. This movie is an interminable bore. The hand-to-hand fights are clumsy and amateurish. The musical score is irritating. The comic relief falls flat. The final battle drags on for far too long. Finally, the Amazons never get nude at any point in the story. Amazons: historical cockteases.
Switchblade Sisters (A.K.A., "The Jezebels") (1975) - Jack Hill mines Shakespearean drama from a story of troubled youth. After a stint in juvenile detention, new girl Maggie (Joanne Nail) joins up with the Dagger Debs-- sort of a women's auxiliary to the Silver Daggers gang. The Debs are led by pipsqueak terror Lace (Robbie Lee). Maggie's new friendship with Lace threatens Patch (Monica Gayle). What follows is loosely (loosely!) based on William Shakespeare's Othello. The story's not terribly well-acted, and the portrayal of teen gangs must have felt anachronistic even to '70s audiences. Still, I suppose that's part of its whacked-out charm.

Before they were famous: Future sitcom dad Don Stark as "Hook"
Long Weekend (1978) - Viewed in observance of Earth Day. A couple travels to a remote beach in an attempt to save their faltering marriage. They wind up disrespecting nature along the way, and nature strikes back. The film is interesting in that it's not one type of fauna or flora that antagonizes the humans; but it's the entirety of nature that seemingly wants the couple dead. It's never made explicitly clear for whom to cheer. Perhaps that's the point the filmmakers are attempting to make. We're all animals, but is it truly possible for humans to identify with nature?
Savage Streets (1984) - When Brenda (Linda Blair) and her girl gang take the Scars' classic convertible for a joyride, the Scars get her back by brutally assaulting Brenda's deaf-mute sister. The violence escalates until Brenda decides to take the law into her own hands. Highly entertaining performances from Blair, Linnea Quigley as Brenda's sister Heather, John Vernon as the no-bull high school principal and Johnny Venocur as the newest Scar, Vince. It still blows my mind that it would only be a year later that Linnea Quigley would go from playing the virginal Heather to being Trash in Return of the Living Dead. The film also boasts a totally radical '80s music soundtrack.
The Violent Years (1956) - Four spoiled rich girls go on a crime spree and exhibit quasi-lesbian behavior. The premise is ripe for exploitation, but the movie is hampered by far too much empty moralizing about the necessity for attentive parenting. Poor direction, wooden acting and horrible dialogue. IMDb and the case attribute the script to Ed Wood, but the writing credit is curiously missing in the print that I viewed.
Class of 1984 (1982) - Perry King plays Andrew Norris, the idealistic new music teacher at Lincoln High School. He soon runs afoul of Peter Stegman (Timothy Van Patten) and Stegman's gang. Aggresions between the gang and the teacher escalate until they face off inside the school with the life of Norris' wife on the line. Director Mark L. Lester capably delivers sleazy scene after scene. Roddy McDowall gives an amazing performance as an unhinged Biology teacher.

Before they were famous: Michael J. Fox (credited as "Michael Fox") as "Arthur"
Teenage Graffiti (1977) - Josh is the adopted son of a farming family. His two brothers grow jealous of him when their parents give Josh a convertible as a high school graduation present. An uncomfortable encounter with a wealthy couple forces Josh to consider leaving town before he begins college. When one of his brothers overhears his father offer Josh the farm in a desperate attempt to prevent him from leaving, the pair conspire to murder Josh. I had read a few reviews complaining about the film's pacing, but I rather liked the gradual, off-the-cuff way the story unfolds. Maybe it was the North Carolina setting, but it reminded me a little like a less proficiently-made David Gordon Green movie.

Before they were famous: Future sitcom high school teacher Jeannetta Arnette makes her on-camera debut as Josh's girlfriend "Annie"
The Wild Ride (1960) - Johnny Varran leads a pack of teenage thrillseekers. They play chicken on the roads with motorcycle cops, buy beer without showing I.D. and race cars at the local dirt track. Then human wet blanket Nancy threatens to disrupt the status quo by luring Johnny's best friend Dave away from the gang with her responsibility and concern with safety. The slang-laden dialogue in the movie is just too far out, Dad.

Before they were famous: Jack Nicholson in his first leading role(?) as "Johnny Varran"
Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974) - A shaggy-haired stock car driver and his mechanic (Peter Fonda and Adam Roarke, respectively) take a supermarket manager's family hostage for the market's daily bankroll. They pick up freewheeling groupie Mary Coombs (Susan George) during the getaway. The trio spends the rest of the film evading the police, led by the equally crafty Captain Franklin (Vic Morrow). The film showcases some incredible car stunts coordinated by Al Wyatt, Sr. and his crew. The "Charger vs. Chopper" sequence alone is worth the price of admission. An uncredited Roddy McDowall plays the supermarket manager. Susan George and the abrupt ending are really the two sourest notes that the film hits, but the rest of it is solid entertainment.
Roadracers*(1994) - VHS. Part of Showtime's "Rebel Highway" series, director Robert Rodriguez presents an anachronistic, oddball homage to the "juvenile delinquency" movies of the '50s. David Arquette plays Dude Delaney, a no-good punk so tough that he spits at his own reflection in the mirror. The only things keeping him from ditching the small border town he lives in are his friend Nixer (John Hawkes) and his straight-laced girlfriend Donna. The local police chief (William Sadler) and his son would rather run him out of town on a rail. Dude gets the opportunity to join a touring rockabilly band, but will it be his ticket out of town? Stellar performances from John Hawkes and O'Neal Compton as a sagacious diner cook. Special appearance by Kevin McCarthy (Invasion of the Body Snatchers). I personally think this is Rodriguez's second best film aside from El Mariachi.

Before they were famous: Salma Hayek (as Dude's girlfriend "Donna") would star in Desperado the following year
Village of the Giants (1965) - A group of hard-partying teenagers invade Hainesville, where the local child prodigy (played by future Academy Award winner Ron "Ronny" Howard) has recently created a mysterious chemical substance that causes anything that ingests it to grow to gargantuan proportions. The teenagers steal the substance and give the "goo" a taste. That's when the real fun starts! Special effects auteur Bert I. Gordon very, very loosely adapts H.G. Wells' Food of the Gods to create a zany mashup of the "beach party" and "giant monster" genres. Quentin Tarantino recently used Jack Nitzsche's "The Last Ride"-- the movie's main theme-- as the opening theme in Death Proof.

Before they were famous: Beau Bridges as "Fred" and Toni Basil as "Red"
The Mighty Peking Man (1977) - Wealthy businessman Lu Tiem hires game hunter Johnny (Danny Lee) to track down the Peking Man, a giant primate that stalks the jungles of India. When their expedition turns deadly, Lu Tiem abandons Johnny in the middle of the night. Johnny encounters the lithe and nimble Samantha (the incredible Evelyne Kraft), an orphaned girl raised from an early age in the jungle by Peking Man. Johnny convinces Samantha to bring Peking Man (or "Utam" as Samantha calls him) back to Hong Kong with them. Utam and Samantha do not acclimate well to their new environs; and Utam, well, he goes apeshit crazy. Director Ho Meng Hua (The Flying Guillotine) delivers a giant monster movie that's decidedly earthier and more tragic than its Japanese counterparts (unless there's a Godzilla movie that includes attempted rape), but it comes up short in the effects department. Also starring the most docile jungle cats ever filmed.
Konga (1961) - The Brits try their hands at making a "giant monster" movie with Konga, but they utimately wind up reaffirming Japan's supremacy within the genre. Michael Gough (Alfred from the Burton and Schumacher Batman movies) plays Dr. Charles Decker, a botanist who was believed to have died in a plane crash in Africa. He returns to the Isles a year later with exotic floral specimens and a chimpanzee companion named Konga. Dr. Decker develops a serum from the plants that causes Konga to go from a baby chimp, to an older chimp, to a man in a gorilla suit. Konga is sent out multiple times to dispatch all who would stand in the way of Dr. Decker's desires. When his doormat of a lab assistant realizes that she's being replaced by a younger woman, she gives Konga a final dose of serum that finally transforms him into a giant in a gorilla suit.

The following are but only a few reasons why this film is terrible. First, Konga doesn't turn into a giant ape until the final act. Second, Konga doesn't really do much of anything as a giant ape except walk through the streets of London. Konga doesn't even climb Big Ben. He merely stands next to Big Ben. I get that the filmmakers were trying to give the audience a sense of scale, but have your giant gorilla do something besides stand by a monument and get shot by the army. Finally, there is absolutely nobody to root for in this movie. The characters are either underdeveloped or unlikeable. Maybe I was still drunk from the transcendant glory that is Mighty Peking Man, but I actually felt a little angry after watching this movie.
King Kong Escapes (1967) - Dr. Who (no relation to the time traveler) and spy Madame X attempt to mine the powerful "Element X" from the Arctic Circle using a robotic version of King Kong. However, the radiation from Element X proves too powerful and fries Mechani-Kong's circuitry. They decide that their only other option is to capture the real Kong and force him to mine for Element X. Meanwhile, a UN super-submarine conveniently breaks down by the Pacific island of Mondo, where Kong resides. Commander Carl Nelson and his two subordinate officers befriend the giant ape, but they are unable to save him from Dr. Who. Kong is able to escape from Who's clutches and naturally heads for Japan. King Kong faces Mechani-Kong on top of Tokyo Tower, and only one will survive! Directed by the legendary Ishiro Honda, with special effects supervised by Eiji Tsuburaya and music by Akira Ifukube, the movie delivers on all fronts. Partly based on Rankin-Bass' own King Kong cartoon program.
Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds (1977) - Erratic meteorological phenomena across Japan awaken a dormant plesiosaur in Lake Sai as the locals prepare for the annual "Dragon Festival." A geologist looking to restore his family's honor travels to Lake Sai after seeing a television news report about the possible discovery of a dinosaur egg in an ice cave. The egg does hatch, and a rhamphorhynchus emerges from the shell. Despite what my synopsis may suggest, the plot actually bears a striking resemblance to Jaws. The film is a Toei production and has a more mature sensibility than your standard Toho creature feature. Effects-wise, it doesn't fare as well.
Death Machine (The UK Cut) (1994) - Being on the executive board of Chaank Armaments can be an occupational hazard. Already in the midst of a public relations disaster due to the failure of one of their prototype projects, executive Hayden Cale (Ely Pouget) begins snooping around the other projects of Chaank's psychotic genius Jack Dante (Brad Dourif). When Cale terminates Dante's employment, Dante responds by terminating executives with his "Warbeast" - a robotic killer that seeks out its victims by keying in on their fear. Things are further complicated by a trio of humanitarian terrorists who break into Chaank to take the corporation down. The remaining executives and the terrorists have to join forces in order to survive Dante's killer robot. The UK cut includes a subplot surrounding a past trauma in Cale's life and smaller bits that drive home the fact that the film is essentially a dark sci-fi comedy. This is a film for genre fans, clearly made by a genre fan (Blade director Stephen Norrington).
DNA (1997) - Dr. Carl Wessenger (Jurgen Prochnow) locates discredited medical researcher Dr. Ash Mattley (Mark Dacascos) working as a doctor in Borneo. Dr. Wessenger offers Dr. Mattley the key to validating his research, but Mattley must first produce Wessenger the rare beetle that Mattley had proposed would be the key to curing many of humanity's diseases. Once the beetle is in possession of Wessenger, he double-crosses Mattley. Instead of using the beetle for what would seem like easy money in pharmaceuticals, Wessenger instead uses it to revive a 2,000 year-old alien creature. Two years later, a CIA agent travels to Borneo to recruit Mattley to find Wessenger and stop his project. Longtime visual effects supervisor William Mesa sits in the director's chair and gratuitously swipes from Jurassic Park, the Alien films and Predator. It's kind of fascinating to watch the movie unfold and wonder at the filmmakers' sheer audacity (or perhaps their naivete).
Fifty/Fifty (1992) - The CIA hires two wisecracking mercenaries (Peter Weller and Robert Hays) to arm and train a small band of rebels to overthrow the dictator of the fictional island nation of Tengara. When they are sold out by their CIA handler, the pair decide to overthrow the dictator themselves. Take away the squibs, explosions and profanities, and what you have is a Hope/Crosby "Road" movie with Hays in the Hope role and Weller in the Crosby role. It's almost a shame that the duo never does break into song or that Weller doesn't serenade the female lead. Competently directed by Charles Martin Smith.
The Terminator* (1984) - Back in 1984, a young director named James Cameron followed up his unremarkable work on Piranha Part II: The Spawning with a largely unseen movie called The Terminator. The movie also starred a fresh-faced talent from the world of bodybuilding named Arnold Schwarzenegger. Little is known about what happened to the two after completion of the film. One can only wonder how high their stars would have risen if only the film had found a following with audiences.

03-31-10, 11:26 PM
the B-movie challenge is on, personal goal of 30 films.

list goes here:
1. April 1st:Streets of Fire 1984,PG,DVD,Financial Bomb
"a rock & roll fable" directed by Walter Hill (The Warriors) in which a rifle weilding mercenary goes after is ex-girlfriend who has been kidnapped by a flyfishbooted motorcycle gang-leader played by Willem Dafoe.
never have i seen a film with so much pant height. Streets of Fire currently holds the award for the lengthiest amount of time actors remain wet after a rain soaked kiss, most neon on film, worst missing tooth makeup (Bill Paxton), and best dueling weapons: pick hammers.
rating:2.5 B's

2. April 2nd:Baby Geniuses 1999,PG,Netflix Streaming, IMDB bottom 100 #75, Metacritic bottom 100 #9
"Think innocent. Think helpless. Think again. Naps are history" directed by Bob Clark (A Christmas story) a group of hyper intelligent babies stage a breakout form their evil corporate captors played by Kathleen Turner and Christopher Loyd, the toddlers crib boss finds out he has a twin brother who's adoptive dad has learned to understand the secret language of babies in hopes of uncovering the secrets of life.
once baby genius language code is cracked we quickly find out the kids mostly talk about their diarrhea. somehow there's a motorcycle on the roof of Babyco during the helicopter escape? a big thank you goes out to whoever got Dom Deluise in this and a big shame on you for whoever cast Oscar nominee Ruby Dee.
rating:1 B

3. April 6th:Bronson Lee, Champion 1978,PG,Netflix Streaming,Martial Arts (Bruce Lee-sploitation)
no tagline found. Japanese-American Bronson Lee leaves his grandma and Ohio behind to compete in a Budo tournament in Tokyo in hopes of raising 50 grand to save his grandmas farm.

Bronson Lee looks exactly like a Bruce Lee and Charles Bronson mash-up, he dresses head to toe in white denim, talks like a cowboy and once in Japan adds the surname Yamashita, i guess "Bronson lee Yamashita, Champion" doesn't just roll off the tongue. for our heros final fight he seems to crawl out the window of a tokyo hospital and into a gigantic rock quarry for a spectacularly noisy and blindfolded sword, fist and leg fight. it should be noted that Bronson Lee makes more noises while fighting than seems humanly possible.
rating:2 B's

4. April 8th:Star Slammer: The Escape AKA Prison Ship 1984, R, Netflix Streaming, Fred Olen Ray (Director 1.), Women In (space) Prison,
"Untamed. Uncaged. Unleashed In Space." Two women unjustly sent to space prison fight lesbian guards, space rats and a cleavaged warden in the hopes of escaping their environs.

i'm almost 95 percent positive that the alien from The Deadly Spawn makes a cameo in this, still i wouldn't recommend watching it. there isn't enough nudity or violence to keep anyone interested in this for more than 10 seconds. during their escape one of our heroines trys to stab a guard with her laser pistol only to later remember it shoots lasers and kills him with it. also of note is a captivating scene where our lead actress enters a room, in hopes of saving an inmate held captive, realizes its empty quickly catches her breath takes off her shirt and puts a different yet identical shirt back on.
rating:0.5 B's

5. April 12th:Hercules And The Captive Women AKA Hercules And The conquest Of Atlantis 1963, Unrated, Netflix Streaming, Italian (Sword & Sandal)
"The Might! The Muscle! The Splendour!" Heroic Hercules washes up on the shore of Atlantis after freeing a beauty from a rock prison
with a shape shifting lizard warden and finds a master race of Atlantians out to conquer the world.

"The blood of Uranus can never be destroyed" Hercules has to be the sleepiest hero, if he isn't lifting or throwing something heavy he's napping on the beach or catching a few Z's on the bow of a rocky boat. The worlds most powerful son of a god can swim to a boat and be completely dry once he climbs on deck.
rating: 3 B's

6. April 13th:The Octagon 1980, R, Netflix Streaming, Martial Arts (Ninja), Chuck Norris (Actor 1.)
"In a world of choices, for one man there is no choice...he must face THE OCTAGON." Ex martial artist Scott James (Norris) is forced to infiltrate and destroy a ninja training camp run by his brother, the evil Seikura.

Fantastic use of whispering narration by Chuck's conscience to tell the audience his thought process and spidey senses as he face rakes and neck brakes his way to the center of the octagon. We also get an interesting cameo by non other than Tadashi Yamashida (Bronson Lee of Bronson Lee, Champion fame) as the evil octagon creator Seikura. Be on the lookout for a cleverly placed bumper sticker "Have you hugged your rifle today?"
rating: 3.5 B's

04-01-10, 09:21 AM
I'm in, my personal goal is 50 films.

April 1: 1. Desert of Blood (2008) - A Mexican vampire film, weird way to start. Movie turned out to be pretty routine.
April 2: 2. Lone Wolf McQuade (1983) - Chuck Norris movie co-starring Barbara Carrera, David Carradine, Robert Beltran, Leon Isaac Kennedy and L.Q. Jones. The story is pretty hokey but with all of the co-stars it had to be really good.
April 3: 3. Code of Silence (1985) - Another Chuck Norris movie co-starring nobody worthwhile but I still found the movie to be really enjoyable.
April 4: 4. My Name is Bruce (2007) - I must have been in the wrong mood because I thought this movie was horrible and Bruce Campbell is one of my favorites.
April 5: 5. Convoy (1978) - I think I liked this when it first came out but it sure stunk today.
April 5: 6. Terror By Night (1946) - Very unimpressive.
April 6: 7. Penitentiary (1979)
April 6: 8. Red Sun (1971) - Very good Charles Bronson Spaghetti Western.
April 7: 9. Sabata (1969) - Lee Van Cleef Spaghetti Western.
April 8: 10. Slaughter (1972) - Jim Brown Blaxpoitation.
April 9: 11.
April 10:12. Cherry 2000
April 11:13. Vigilante Force (1976) - Movie had to be good with the great Dick Miller in it.

04-02-10, 04:23 PM
OK I'll play.

* First Time Viewing

001. Grizzly (1976) *

002. Terror In The Aisles (1984)
003. Devil Dog The Hound Of Hell (1978) *
004. Hatchet (2006) *

005. The Monitors (1969) * (not really first time viewing, but first time I made it all the way through)
006. Nashville Girl (1976)
007. Gator Bait (1974)
008. Cinderella (1977)
009. Killers Three (1968)

XXX. Tenspeed And Brown Shoe (1980)
010. Chatterbox (1977)
011. Gorp (1980)
012. Weekend With The Babysitter (1970) *
013. The Pink Angels (1971) *
014. Single Room Furnished (1968) *

015. Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes! (1978)
016. Cheerleader's Wild Weekend (1978)
017. Oz (1976) *
018. Dr. Caligari (1989) *
019. The Touchables (1968)

020. Island Of Terror (1966)
021. Weekend Pass (1984) *
022. Jocks (1986) *

023. Orphan (2009) *
024. Gone In 60 Seconds (1974) *
025. Cindy And Donna (1970) *
026. Best Friends (1975) *
027. Americathon (1979)

028. The Choppers (1961)
029. Eegah (1962)
030. Wild Guitar (1962)
031. The Sadist (1963)
032. The Nasty Rabbit (1964)
033. Deadwood '76 (1965)

034. Midnight Movie (2008)
035. The Pirate Movie (1982)
036. Danger: Diabolik (1968) *
037. Barbarella (1968)
038. Angel Of H.E.A.T. (1983)

039. Man With The Screaming Brain (2004) *
040. Confessions From A Holiday Camp (1977)
041. Convessions Of A Pop Performer (1975) *
042. Massacre At Central High (1976)
043. Matilda (1978)
044. Mega Piranha (2010) *

045. Adventures Of A Taxi Driver (1975) *
046. Adventures Of A Private Eye (1977) *
047. Adventures Of A Plumber's Mate (1978) *
048. Sample People (2000) *
049. Deadly Blessing (1981)
050. Zombie (1979)

051. Angel With The Iron Fists (1966) *
052. Switchblade Sisters (1975) *

053. Demon Seed (1977)
054. Dead & Breakfast (2004)
055. Pandemonium (1982)
056. Wacko (1982)
057. The Trial Of Lee Harvey Oswald (1964) *
058. The Other Side Of Bonnie & Clyde (1968) *

059. Neon City (1991) *
060. Tokkaekko (2002)
061. Mini Moni ja Movie: Okashi na Daibouken (2002)
062. The Hired Hand (1971) *
063. Bite Me! (2004) *
064. Who Killed Doc Robbin (1948) *
065. Mr. Wong Detective (1938) *

066. War-Gods Of The Deep (1965) *
067. Thriller A Cruel Picture (1974) *
068. Tanya's Island (1980) *
069. Blindman (1971) *

070. Skeeter (1993)
071. The Last Remake Of Beau Geste (1977)
072. The Brute Man (1946) on MST3K (1996) with The Chicken Of Tomorrow (1948) *
073. Secrets Of The Mountain (2010) *
074. The House Next Door (2002) *

075. The Ghoul (1934) *
076. Gas Pump Girls (1979) *
077. CQ (2001) *
078. Soggy Bottom U.S.A. (1980) *
079. The Mystery Of Mr. Wong (1939) *

080. Twists Of Terror (1996) *
081. Savage Island (1985) *
082. In God We Tru$t (1980)
083. Dirty Work (1998) *
084. My Tutor (1983)
085. My Chauffeur (1986)
086. Tomboy (1985)

087. Moon (2009) *
088. Rolling Thunder (1977) *
089. Vigilante Force (1976) *
090. 10 To Midnight (1983)
091. The Screaming Skull (1958) "
092. The Werewolf Vs. The Vampire Woman (1971) *

093. Murders In The Rue Morgue (1971) *
094. The Chicken Chronicles (1977)
095. The Pyx (1973) *

096. Sinthia - The Devil's Doll (1970) *
097. Satanis - The Devil's Mass (1970) *

098. The Saga Of The Viking Women And Their Voyage To The Waters Of The Great Sea Serpent (1957) *
099. Dragstrip Girl (1957) *
100. Over The Edge (1979)
101. Rock 'N' Roll High School (1979)

102. What A Carve Up (1961) *
103. Don't Deliver Us From Evil (1971) *
104. Detroit 9000 (1973)
105. C.C. & Company (1970) *
106. High Risk (1981)

107. Cry Of The Banshee (1970) *
108. The Brain From Planet Arous (1957)
109. The Best Of Trailers From Hell! Volume One (2010) *
110. Rana: The Legend Of Shadow Lake (1975) *
111. Curse Of The Cannibal Confederates (1982) *
112. Mothman (2010) *

113. Dead Dudes In The House (1991) *
114. Deadly Daphne's Revenge (1987) *
115. The Legend Of The Lone Ranger (1981)
116. Demented Death Farm Massacre (1986) *
117. Breeders (1986) *

118. Galaxina (1980)
119. Mars Needs Women (1967)
120. Farewell, My Lovely (1975) *
121. Spooks Run Wild (1941)

122. The Old Dark House (1963) *
123. Miracle Mile (1988)

124. The Cassandra Crossing (1976) *
125. Fertilize The Blaspheming Bombshell (1990) *

126. The Black Cat (1941) *
127. The Unholy Rollers (1972)
128. When The Boys Meet The Girls (1965)
129. Hold On! (1966)
130. Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter (1968)

131. Day Of The Animals (1977)
132. Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon (2006)
133. Beyond Evil (1980) *
134. Play Dead (1986) *

135. Cheerleader's Wild Weekend (1978) 016 again with Kristine DeBell audio commentary
136. CQ (2001) 077 again with audio commentary
137. Universal Horror (1998) *

<U><B>Ten Best First Timers</B></U>
CQ (2001)
Don't Deliver Us From Evil (1971)
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
The Old Dark House (1963)
Rolling Thunder (1977)
Sample People (2000)
Soggy Bottom U.S.A. (1980)
Switchblade Sisters (1975)
Vigilante Force (1976)
What A Carve Up (1961)

<U><B>Ten Worst First Timers</B></U>
Beyond Evil (1980)
Curse Of The Cannibal Confederates (1982)
Dr. Caligari (1989)
Hatchet (2006)
Mega Piranha (2010)
Mothman (2010)
Single Room Furnished (1968)
Sinthia - The Devil's Doll (1970)
Twists Of Terror (1996)
The Werewolf Vs. The Vampire Woman (1971)

04-03-10, 09:29 AM
April 3rd:

1. Menace II Society: Hood Films
2. The Crazies (1973)

04-05-10, 12:13 AM
I doubt I will watch more then a few, but I like participating in these challenges to watch movies I never would have even thought/heard of.

First time viewing

April 4th
1. Return/Way of the Dragon- I turned on my tv and G4's "Movies That Don't Suck" was on, and this movie was playing. I've never seen this type of movie, so thought I would watch a few minutes of it, ended up watching it all. I don't know if it was the dubbing or what, but pretty hilarious, which I'm not entirely sure is what I was supposed to take from it.

April 8th
2. Beach Party

04-05-10, 09:12 AM
my target is 31 and i'm glad to have hit it :) i wasn't planning on watching Bollywood movies for the whole challenge but i guess that was how it turned out to be :p

April 1

1. Kanthaswamy (2009) Bollywood


Vikram dons 2 roles - CBI officer and Superhero who robs the rich and gives to the poor while dressed like a rooster. Its about money laundering and how Vikram and his friends nabs the criminals to help the downtrodden.

you gotta see the trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=9Ip6_OlllNU) to believe this...

April 2

2. Sholay (1975) Bollywood

After his family is murdered by a notorious and ruthless bandit, a former police officer enlists the services of two outlaws to capture him.

Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=JRQfxrJt8Xw)

April 3

3. Sakalakala Vallavan (1982) Bollywood


Prime example of a Tamil 'Masala' movie well known for one of the most erotic songs in Tamil cinema (http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=zSCs9_wNt4Y)

April 4

4. Asal (2010) Bollywood

A legit-weapons dealer has 3 sons. Shiva is one of them who is subdued by his brothers. He rescues his kidnapped brother only to find himself shot by them. Then he uncovers the mystery of his father's death and takes revenge.

Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=rXctodFtu-8)

April 5

5. Thoongathey Thambi Thoongathey (1983) Bollywood


Cheesy 80s Masala Tamil movie - check out this amusing fight scene (http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=3rfcx5HcO6U)

April 6

6. Per Sollum Pillai (1987) Bollywood

Another cheesy tamil Masala movie - this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=SOKEbaYvVo0) is pretty gd with some nifty dance moves

April 7

7. Uyarntha Ullam (1985) Bollywood

The movie may be contrived but the song and dance (http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=4afDoQh94dc) still hold up pretty well

April 8

8. Resident Evil (2002)

loud, violent, formulaic, and cheesy. (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/resident_evil/?critic=creamcrop)

April 9

9. Kutty (2010) Bollywood

Quirky love story of a guy who decides to woo a girl who already has a bf.

Trailer (http://videos.sify.com/Kutty-trailer-SIFY-watch-jmynacdjjhf.html)

April 10

10. Arundhati (2009) Bollywood

supernatural horror-thriller about the eternal fight between Good and Evil.


Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=uHhVwG-irNE)

April 11

11. Eeram (2009) Bollywood

supernatural thriller about murders that occur in an apartment complex, investigated by a cop who has a connection to one of the victims.


Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=zZOwJvPM-rU)

April 12

12. Murattu Kaalai (1980) Bollywood

back to another cheesy 80s masala flick with one of the most iconic songs (http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=1D9EX3ZnMUw) of that period.


April 13

13. Pokkiri Raja (1982) Bollywood

this as from the days when every other flick would feature the hero donning double roles - this one has a great title song (http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=3nS5eL1LUo8)


April 14

14. Kaakki Sattai (1985) Bollywood

damn this one brings back memories (http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=eaFFeyA-JG4)...


April 15

15. Netri Kann (1981) Bollywood

one of the last roles to feature Rajini as a baddie - and it's also one of his best roles to date as he simply tears up the screen as he plays the womanizing father and also doubles up as the straight laced son. great song (http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=fYOTpCcty0U) :)


April 16

16. Thayai Katha Thanayan (1962) Bollywood


MGR throws down with a tiger in this one and also of course features one of the evergreen songs (http://www.rajshritamil.com/Video/Kattithangam-Vettiyeduthu-Thayai-Katha-Thanayan/Related)

April 17

17. Pattikada Pattanama (1972) Bollywood


i love this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXHg5vRH72I)!

April 18

18. Thyagam (1978) Bollywood


great song (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5847078098326961381#)

April 19

19. Peranmai (2009) Bollywood


A forest guide and a group of teenage girls take on a bunch of western mercenaries; think Rambo, Indian style :) Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loXoDStfZIU)

April 20

20. Mullum Malarum (1978) Bollywood


this is a classic song to get drunk to (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHgUwlvTFa8)

April 21

21. Thiruvannamalai (2008) Bollywood


Trailer (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-155648119796636930#)

April 22

22. Veer-Zaara Bollywood


this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA0djwFD0NA) is nice

April 23

23. Theerpu (1982) Bollywood


April 24

24. Aadhavan (2009) Bollywood


Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkAwaGMkrDM)

April 25

25. Thimiru (2006) Bollywood


Shreya Reddy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSckV8mkEGg) should definitely be making more movies.

April 26

26. Gambeeram (2004) Bollywood

stupid song but nice dance (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5692469088303504747#) :)

April 27

27. Aalayamani (1962) Bollywood

the last song in the move that is also the best song - please ignore the ridiculous english translation of the lyrics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3S5RtB3uTU)

April 28

28. Ther Thiruvizha (1968) Bollywood

April 29

29. Thamizh Padam (2010) Bollywood

Hilarious trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCiuMFXS0og)

April 30

30. Johnny (1980) Bollywood

Another great song to get drunk to (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_QnXLKHCtA)

May 01

31. Tik Tik Tik (1981) Bollywood

i love this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHKOc4zVS_o) :)

04-05-10, 09:39 AM
Technically Tamil language films are Kollywood.

Darth Maher
04-12-10, 10:11 PM

* = First Time Viewing

Saturday, April 10, 2010
1. The House of the Devil* [2009, DVD]
Just... awesome

Saturday, April 10, 2010
2. Troll [1986, DVR (Encore WAM)]
I didn't realize that I had actually seen this before.

Saturday, April 28, 2010
3. Enter the Ninja* [1981, VHS]

04-15-10, 02:46 PM
Damn, can't believe I missed this thread. I'll have to make up for lost time.


1.Joysticks DVD ****/5

Greydon Clark made some wonderful films (Black Shampoo, Satan's Cheerleaders, Without Warning) but Joysticks has to be my favorite. Growing up in the 80's (born in 1975) I loved my video games. This film, both watching it as a teen and seeing it again today, reaffirms my love for video games, tits, and great b-films. Joe Don Baker, Jon Gries, and John Diehl all appear in this cult classic. Glad to have the film on DVD even if it isn't the best quality. Great times all around.

2.Brain Damage DVD *****/5

Comments coming soon!


3.Frankenhooker DVD *****/5

Comments coming soon!


4.*Turkey Shoot DVD ****/5

I have owned this for years. Amazingly it took this long for me to get around to watch this. I've seen a few Brian Trenchard-Smith films (Dead-End Drive-In, BMX Bandits) and have enjoyed all the ones I have seen. So, why did I wait this long? Who the hell knows! This was quite the fun film. Explosions galore, a few sets of breasts, and a creepy circus freak. I would have liked a heavier sleeze factor, especially since the film stars the ever lovely Olivia Hussey, who does expose her large assets. Ending felt a bit abrupt but over than that this was a nice slice of exploitation.


5.Love Me Deadly DVD ****/5

6.Wedlock DVD ****/5



7.Deathrow Gameshow VHS & DVD ***/5

8.The Alcove DVD ***/5


9.Erotic Nights Of The Living Dead DVD ***/5

10.*Mausoleum DVD ***/5

11.Basket Case 3 LD ***/5


12.*The Collector Blu-ray ****/5

I wasn't expecting too much here. Casual fan of the Saw films, definitely like certain entries more than others. This turned out quite well. I really dug some of the death scenes and there was a certain amount of tension created. I also liked the ending. I want to keep this as spoiler free as possible, so I won't elaborate too much further. Overall, nice gore and a pair of very nice breasts.



14.Truck Turner

*= first time viewing

04-25-10, 06:00 PM
1. Violent Midnight * (1964) 92 min.
2. The Horror of Party Beach * (1964) 77 min.
3. The Curse of the Living Corpse * (1964) 84 min.
4. Dogora * (1964) 81 min.
5. Creature with the Atom Brain (1955) 69 min.
6. The Flesh and the Fiends (1960) 93 min.
7. Devil Doll * (1964) 81 min.
8. Shaft (1971) 100 min.
9. Shaft’s Big Score! * (1972) 105 min.
10. Alucarda * (1978) 78 min.
11. The Candy Snatchers * (1973) 94 min.
12. The She-Beast * (1966) 79 min.
13. Them! (1954) 92 min.
14. Death Line * (a/k/a Raw Meat) (1972) 87 min.
15. Dead and Buried (1981) 94 min.
16. Halloween (1978) 91 min.
17. The Fog (1980) 90 min.
18. Big Bad Mama * (1974) 84 min.
19. Escape From New York (1981) 99 min.
20. Bone * (1972) 95 min.

* First Time Viewing

05-02-10, 01:10 AM
Be sure to number your lists. Thanks.

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