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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.

Some of these categories are so obscure we're giving 10 free spots of your choosing to fill in the list.

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 -
* 2010 -
* 2020 -
Watch a film for each rating:
* G - (optional)
* PG - (optional)
* PG-13 - (optional)
* R - (optional)
* X (or NC-17) - (optional)
* Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) - (optional)


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

Watch a film in the following genres:

Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
* Giallo/Krimi
* Sword & Sandal
* Spaghetti Western
* Cannibal 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
* Bonus* Actual Bruce Lee film
Asian Action Film
Biker Film
Stoner Film
Carsploitation Film
FADsploitation
Blaxploitation
Sexploitation:
* Any type
* Nudie Cutie
* Roughie
* 70s Porn (film)
* Emmanuelle Film
* Teen Sex Comedy
Nunsploitation
Shocksploitation
Rape/Revenge Film
Vigilante Film
Women in Prison
Nazisploitation
Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation)
Hixploitation/Moonshiners
Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films
Juvenile Delinquent Film
60s Beach Movie
Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor)
* *Bonus* Elvis film
Ozploitation
(NEW) Canuxploitation
Mexican Wrestling Film
Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema)
Eco-Terror Film
Pre-90s Post-Apocalyptic film
Plague-sploitation
Mockbuster
"Mondo" Film
Documentary ABOUT Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production
Video Nasty
Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100 {Bottom 100 archive})
Financial Bomb
Razzie Winner or Nominee
MST3K/RiffTrax (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film
(NEW) Trailer Compilation (feature length)
(NEW) LGBTQ film
Watch 3 Paycheck films, A.K.A. Nick Cage/Bruce Willis memorial. Films with once respected actors fallen on hard times.
* 1
* 2
* 3

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.
* 1
* 2
* 3
* 4
* 5
* 6
* 7
* 8
* 9
* 10

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
* 1
* 2
* 3
* 4
* 5
* 6
* 7
* 8
* 9
* 10
Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
* 1
* 2
* 3
* 4
* 5

Box Set tributes. Watch films from a box set compilation of a filmmaker (star or director). Watch at least 3 from a box set. Can combine box sets to get the full 10.
*1
*2
*3
*4
*5
*6
*7
*8
*9
*10

Safe Lists
The following lists are Automatic Safe lists. They are not definitive and there might be exceptions therein, especially concerning Distributors. Generally, the presence of those on the lists in an actual creative capacity (that is, more than just a cameo or bit part. For instance, Bruce Campbell appearing in Spider-Man does not make Spider-Man safe) is enough to make a film safe. Got more? Post them and I'll update the list. Obviously, films not including these participants are safe, too. Update: I added several new names to the actors list. Some of these actors appeared in actual big budget Hollywood fare, but most of their career was in B-Movies, then obviously discard the Big Hollywood movies and just watch the B's (For example, William Shatner. Ignore Star Trek movies but anything else is fair game. Or Patrick Swazye. Ghost is probably not right, but most of his other films were B-Movies).

Automatic Safe list:

Lists


Directors/Producers:

Code:
Al Adamson

Albert Pyun

Alan Arkush

Alejandro Jodorowsky

Andrea Bianchi

Andreas Schnaas

Andy Milligan

Andy Sidaris

Antonio Margheriti

Barry Mahon

Bill Rebane

Brian Yuzna

Bruno Mattei

Carl Monson

Charles Band

Cirio H. Santiago

Danny Steinman

Dario Argento

David A. Prior

David E. Durston

David F. Friedman

David L. Hewitt

David Lynch

Don Coscarelli

Don Dohler

Don Edmonds

Doris Wishman

Dwain Esper

Eddie Romero

Edward D. Wood, Jr.

Eli Roth

Enzo G. Castellari

Frank Henenlotter

Fred F. Sears

Fred Olen Ray

George A. Romero

George Weiss

Giovanni "Tinto" Brass

Godfrey Ho

Greydon Clark

Harry Novak

Herschell Gordon Lewis

Ishirô Honda

Jack Hill

Jack Smith

Jamaa Fanaka

Jean Rollin

Jeff Lieberman

Jerry Warren

Jess Franco

Jim Wynorski

Joe D'Amato

Joe Sarno

John Carpenter

John Waters

José Mojica Marins (Coffin Joe)

José Ramón Larraz

Joseph Merhi

Juan Piquer Simón

Kenneth Anger

Kinji Fukasaku

Larry Cohen

Lars von Trier

Lindsay Shonteff

Lloyd Kaufman

Lucio Fulci

M. Night Shyamalan

Mario Bava

Melvin Van Peebles

Menahem Golan

Michael and Roberta Findlay

Nico Mastorakis

Norman J Warren

Olaf Ittenbach

Paul Bartel

Paul Morrissey

Quentin Tarantino

Radley Metzger

Ralph Bakshi

Ray Dennis Steckler

Richard Gabai

Richard Rush

Rob Zombie

Robert Rodriguez

Roger Corman

Roger Watkins

Ron Ormond

Ruggero Deodato

Russ Meyer

Samuel Z. Arkoff

Samuel Fuller

Sam Katzman

Sean Weathers

Seijun Suzuki

Sergio Corbucci

Sergio Leone

Shaw Brothers

Stephen Apostolof

Stuart Gordon

Takashi Miike

Ted V. Mikels

Tobe Hooper

Umberto Lenzi

Uwe Boll

Wes Craven

William "One Shot" Beaudine

William Castle

William Girdler

William Grefe

William Lustig

Walerian Borowczyk

Yoram Globus

Zebedy Colt



Actors:

Code:
Adam West

Alan Steel

Allison Hayes

Angelo Rossitto

Annie Belle

Arch Hall Jr

Audie Murphy

Barbara Steele

Bela Lugosi

Beverly Garland

Bill Goldberg

Billy Blanks

Blue Demon

Boris Karloff

Brinke Stevens

Bruce Campbell

Bruce Dern

Bruce Lee (Le, Li, etc.)

Buck Flower

Bud Spencer

Cameron Mitchell

Candice Rialson

Casper Van Dien

Chelo Alonso

Cheryl "Rainbeaux" Smith

Christina Lindberg

Christopher Lee (except his newer films)

Chuck Conners

Chuck Norris

Clint Howard (except his brother's films)

Corey Feldman

Corey Haim

Cynthia Rothrock

Charles Bronson

Claudia Jennings

Daniel Bernhardt

David Bradley

David Carradine

David Hess

Dennis Hopper (ex: Speed)

Dick Miller

Divine

Dolores Fuller

Dolph Lundgren

Don “The Dragon” Wilson

Don Johnson

Dona Speir

Donald Pleasence

Doug McClure

D'Urville Martin

Dyanne Thorne

Eddie Deezen

Eddie Parker

Eduardo Cianelli

Edwige Fenech

Elisha Cook Jr

Elizabeth Russell

Ernest Borgnine

Faith Domergue

Fred Williamson

Gary Daniels

Geofrrey Lewis

George Kennedy

George Zucco

Gordon Scott

Harry Reems

Harvey Lembeck

Hulk Hogan

J. Carrol Naish

Jack Elam

Jack Nicholson (pre-1975)

Jack Palance

Jackie Coogan

James Arness

James Karen

Jan-Michael Vincent

Jason Statham

Jayne Mainsfield

Jean-Claude van Damme

Jeff Conaway

Jeff Speakman

Jeff Wincott

Jeffery Combs

Jim Brown

Jim "The Dragon" Kelly

Joan Crawford

Joe Don Baker

Joe Spinell

John Agar

John Bloom

John Carradine

John Saxon

Karin Schubert

Klaus Kinski

Lana Clarkson

Laura Gemser

Lee Van Cleef

Lili Carati

Lina Romay

Linda Blair

Linnea Quigley

Lionel Atwill

Lon Chaney Jr

Lorenzo Lamas

Lou Ferrigno

Mädchen Amick

Maila Nurmi

Mamie Van Doren

Mantan Mooreland

Maria Ford

Maria Ouspenskaya

Mariangela Giordano 

Marjoe Gortner

Martin Kosleck

Mary Mendum (aka Rebecca Brooke)

Mary Woronov

Maureen O'Sullivan

Michael Berryman

Michael Dudikoff

Micheal Gough

Micheal Ironside

Michelle Bauer

Misty Mundae

Olivia Pascal

Olivier Gruner

Paola Senatore

Pam Grier

Patrick Swayze

Peter Cushing

Peter Graves

Peter Lorre

Phil Fondacaro

Pierre Kirby

PJ Soles

Randolph Scott

Reiko Ike

Rena Riffel

Richard Carlson

Richard Harrison

Richard Johnson

Richard Norton

Richard Roundtree

Robert Vaughn

Robert Z'dar

Roddy McDowall

Roddy Piper

Roger Watkins

Rondo Hatton

Rudy Ray Moore

Russ Tamblyn

Santo

Shannon Tweed

Shannon Whirry

Shô Kosugi

Sid Haig

Simon Oakland

Soledad Miranda

Sonny Chiba

Steve Railsback

Steve Reeves

Steven Seagal

Sybil Danning

Sylvia Kristel

Ted Prior

Terrence Hill

The Amazing Criswell

Tom Atkins

Tor Johnson

Traci Lords

Tura Santana

Udo Kier

Uschi Digard 

Vanity

Victor Buono

Vincent Price

Virginia Leith

Warren Oates

Whit Bissell

William Shatner (except Star Trek)

William Smith

Zoe Trilling


Distributors/Studios:


Code:
Academy 

Adness 

Alpha Blue 

American International Pictures (A.I.P.)

Amicus

Artsmagic

Asia Pulp Cinema 

Bci / Eclipse

Blue Underground

Boxoffice International Pictures

Cannon Films

list Red 

Concorde-New Horizons

Critical Mass

Crown International Pictures

Cult Epics 

Dark Sky Films

Discotek 

Fantoma 

Full Moon

Grindhouse Releasings 

Hammer Film Productions

Hong Kong Legends 

Imperial 

Independent International Pictures

Mill Creek Entertainment

Mondo Macabro 

Monogram

MPI 

New Concorde

New World

No Shame

Panik House

PRC

Redemption 

Retro Seduction Cinema

Seduction Cinema

Severin Films 

Shout Factory

Shriek Show 

Something Weird Video

Sub Rosa 

Sunn Classic Pictures

Synapse

The Asylum

Toe Tag Pictures (August Underground)

Toei

Tokyo Shock 

Troma Entertainment

Unearthed

VCI 

Vinegar Syndrome

WWE Studios


(Some more theatrical ones, with samples of their output)


Code:
After Dark Films
(The Abandoned, Captivity, Frontier(s))

Audubon Films (I a Woman, The Lickerish Quartet, Therese and Isabelle)

Bryanston Distributing (Coonskin, Deep Throat, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre)

Cambist Films (Anita, The Crazies, Ilsa)

Chancellor Films (Confessions of a Psycho Cat. The Diary of Knockers McCalla, Submission)

Commonwealth United (99 Women, The Blood of Fu Manchu , The Girl Who Knew Too Much)

Dimension Pictures (Boss N----r, Dolemite, Gator Bait)

Empire Pictures (Creepozoids, Re-Animator, Troll)

Eve Productions (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Mondo Topless, Vixen!)

Film Ventures International (Anthropophagus, Ator the Invincible, Pieces)

The Filmgroup (Creature from the Haunted Sea, Little Shop of Horrors, The Wasp Woman)

Greycat Films (The Dark Backward, Henry - Portrait of a Serial Killer, Meet the Feebles)

Grove Press (I am Curious, Mr. Freedom, Week End)

J.E.R. Pictures(Diary of a Nudist, The Ghastly Ones, Nude on the Moon)

Jack H Harris Enterprises (Dark Star, Equinox, Schlock)

Joseph Brenner Associates (Cuban Rebel Girls, Deep River Savages, Shock Waves)

MPM (Invasion of the Bee Girls, Virus, Savage Streets)

Magnet Releasing (Chocolate, Let the Right One In, Ong Bak 2)

Maron Films (Godzilla - Monster Zero, Godzilla's Revenge, War of the Gargantuas)

Millimeter Films (Hardware, The Return of the Swamp Thing, Stepfather II)

Sherpix (Pink Narcissus, Punishment Park, The Stewardesses)

Trans American Films (The Cycle Savages, Salon Kitty, Shivers)

Trans World Entertainment (The Curse, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Maniac Cop)

UFDC (1990 - The Bronx Warriors, Dawn of the Dead, Sleepaway Camp)

World Northal
(The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, The Children, Slaughter in San Francisco)













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List Thread 14th Annual Drive-in/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge April 1-30, 2023

14th ANNUAL DRIVE-IN/EXPLOITATION/B-MOVIE CHALLENGE
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Re: List Thread 14th Annual Drive-in/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge April 1-30, 2023

42 total
30 First time views *

March 31
1: Death Race 2000 (1975)
2: Adventures of a Taxi Driver (1976) *

April 1
3: If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death (1968) *
4: I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death (1969) *
5: The Sleeper Must Awaken: Making Dune (2022) *

April 2
6: Fascism on a thread: The Strange story of Nazisploitation (2019)*
7: The Batwoman (1968) *

April 3
8: Malibu High (1979)

April 5
9: The Other Hell (1981) *
10: At the Drive-in (2017) *

April 6
11: Sting of Death (1966) * Grefe
12: Death Curse of Tartu (1966)* grefe

April 7
13: The Naked Zoo (1970) * Rita Hayworth Grefe

April 8
14: Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976) *
15: Roadhouse (1989) *

April 10
16: Death Wish (1974)
17: Sartana's here. Trade your pistol for a coffin. (1970) *

April 11
18: Killer Crocodile (1989)*

April 14
19: Knockabout (1979)*

April 15
20: Streets of Fire (1984) *
21: Sweet Sugar (1972)

April 16
22: Greetings (1968) *

April 17
23: Hi, Mom (1970) *

April 18
24: Have a Good Funeral, My Friend... Sartana Will Pay (1970) *

April 21
25: Reservoir Dogs (1990) At theater

April 22
26: Walking Tall (1973)

April 23
27: Zombie (1979) Joe Bob Briggs Video Nasty

April 24
28: The Beyond (1981) Joe Bob

April 28
29: Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway (2019)*
30: The Hooked Generation (1968) * grefe
31: Dolemite (1975)
32: Rat Pfink and Boo Boo (1966) * Steckler
33: Rat Pfink commentary
34: Blood Shack.the Chooper (1971) * Steckler
35: Witchboard (1986) * Joe Bob

April 29
36: Lemon Grove Kids meet the Monsters. (1968) *
37: Metal Storm: The Destruction of Jared Syn (1983) 3D * (saw when I was 14, essentially a first time viewing)
38: Coonskin (1975)
39: Pink Flamingos (1972) BD with original soundtrack

April 30
40: Gog (1954) 3D *
41: Whiskey Mountain (1977)*
42: Devil's Rain (1975) * Joe Bob
Spoiler:
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 -
* 2010 -
* 2020 -
Watch a film for each rating:
* G - (optional)
* PG - (optional)
* PG-13 - (optional)
* R - (optional)
* X (or NC-17) - (optional)
* Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) - (optional)


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

Watch a film in the following genres:

Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
* Giallo/Krimi
* Sword & Sandal
* Spaghetti Western Sartana series
* Cannibal Film
Martial Arts film:
* Bruce Lee-sploitation (Starring any variation on Bruce Li, Le, etc.)
* Hong Kong (or other Asian) film Knockabout (1979)
* American film
* Any "Ninja" film
* Bonus* Actual Bruce Lee film
Asian Action Film
Biker Film
Stoner Film The Hooked Generation
Carsploitation Film Death Race 2000
FADsploitation Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway (2019) VR games
Blaxploitation Dolemite
Sexploitation:
* Any type Adventures of a Taxi Driver
* Nudie Cutie
* Roughie
* 70s Porn (film)
* Emmanuelle Film
* Teen Sex Comedy
Nunsploitation the Other Hell
Shocksploitation
Rape/Revenge Film
Vigilante Film Death Wish
Women in Prison Sweet Sugar
Nazisploitation Fascism on a thread
Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation)
Hixploitation/Moonshiners Whiskey Mountain
Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films
Juvenile Delinquent Film Lemon Grove Kids
60s Beach Movie
Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor)
* *Bonus* Elvis film
Ozploitation
Canuxploitation
Mexican Wrestling Film Batwoman
Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema) Batwoman

Eco-Terror Film Death Curse of Tartu
Pre-90s Post-Apocalyptic film
Plague-sploitation
Mockbuster
"Mondo" Film
Documentary ABOUT Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production Fascism on a thread
Video Nasty Zombie
Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100 {Bottom 100 archive})
Financial Bomb
Razzie Winner or Nominee Roadhouse
MST3K/RiffTrax (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film
Trailer Compilation (feature length)
LGBTQ film
Watch 3 Paycheck films, A.K.A. Nick Cage/Bruce Willis memorial. Films with once respected actors fallen on hard times.
* 1 The Naked Zoo (1970) Rita Hayworth
* 2 Devil's Rain Ida Lupino
* 3 Witchboard Rose Marie


Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.
* 1 Sartana with Klaus Kinski
* 2 Road House Patrick Swayze
* 3 Death Race 2000 David Carradine
* 4 Dolemite D'urville Martin
* 5 Devil's Rain William Shatner

* 6
* 7
* 8
* 9
* 10

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
* 1 Death Race 2000 Roger Corman
* 2 Death Race 2000 Paul Bartel
* 3 The Other Hell Bruno Mattei

* 4 Death Curse of Tartu (1966) William Grefé
* 5 Zombie Luci Fulci
* 6 Rat Pfink and Boo Boo (1966) Ray Dennis Steckler
* 7 Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarrantino

* 8 Rat Pfink Steckler
* 9 Blood shack Steckler
* 10 Mako Grefe

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
* 1 Death Race 2000 New World Pictures
* 2
* 3
* 4
* 5

Box Set tributes. Watch films from a box set compilation of a filmmaker (star or director). Watch at least 3 from a box set. Can combine box sets to get the full 10.
*1 Sting of Death Grefe
*2 Death curse of tartu
*3 Mako Jaws of death

*4 the hooked generation
*5 Rat Pfink Steckler
*6 Blood Shack
*7 Lemon Grove Kids

*8 If you meet Sartana
*9 Sartana angel of death
*10 Sartana is here trade your pistol






































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Re: List Thread 14th Annual Drive-in/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge April 1-30, 2023

First Time View - ¤

2023/03/31
01. The Black Tavern,, 1972, Teddy Yip, Movie, Stream, HK, Color,

2023/04/01
02. The Tournament,, 1974, Wong Fung, Movie, Stream, HK, Color, ¤

2023/04/02
03. Der schwarze Abt,, 1963, Franz Josef Gottlieb, Movie, Stream, DE, B&W, ¤

2023/04/03
The Whispering Shadow, "The Red Circle", 1933, Colbert Clark/Albert Herman, Short, Stream, US, B&W, ¤
04. Die Gruft mit dem Rätselschloss,, 1964, Franz Josef Gottlieb, Movie, Stream, DE, B&W, ¤

2023/04/04
05. Black Samurai,, 1976, Al Adamson, Movie, Stream, US, Color, ¤

2023/04/05
06. Take a Hard Ride,, 1975, Antonio Margheriti, Movie, Stream, IT, Color, ¤

2023/04/06
The Whispering Shadow, "The Fatal Secret", 1933, Colbert Clark/Albert Herman, Short, Stream, US, B&W, ¤
07. Drive-In Delirium Volume 3: Retro Rampage,"Have Rocketship Will Travel/Annihilation Earth", 2012,, Trailers, Stream, Various, Color/B&W,

2023/04/07
08. Der rote Kreis,, 1960, Jürgen Roland, Movie, Stream, DE, B&W,
09. Drive-In Delirium Volume 3: Retro Rampage,"Where Have All the People Gone?/Do The Stomp!/Saturday Matinee Madness", 2012,, Trailers, Stream, Various, Color/B&W,

2023/04/08
10. Drive-In Delirium Volume 3: Retro Rampage,"Saturday Matinee Madness", 2012,, Trailers, Stream, Various, Color/B&W,

2023/04/09
11. Drive-In Delirium Volume 3: Retro Rampage,"Blood in Black & White/Old School Auteurs", 2012,, Trailers, Stream, Various, Color/B&W,

2023/04/10
The Whispering Shadow, "The Death Warrant", 1933, Colbert Clark/Albert Herman, Short, Stream, US, B&W, ¤
12. Carry on Spying,, 1964, Gerald Thomas, Movie, Stream, GB, B&W,
13. Drive-In Delirium Volume 3: Retro Rampage,"Old School Auteurs/Poe & Co", 2012,, Trailers, Stream, Various, Color/B&W,

2023/04/11
14. Drive-In Delirium Volume 3: Retro Rampage,"Poe & Co/Corman at Ya!", 2012,, Trailers, Stream, Various, Color/B&W,

2023/04/12
15. Drive-In Delirium Volume 3: Retro Rampage,"Technicolor Terror/Hammer Time", 2012,, Trailers, Stream, Various, Color/B&W,

2023/04/13
The Whispering Shadow, "The Trap", 1933, Colbert Clark/Albert Herman, Short, Stream, US, B&W, ¤
16. Drive-In Delirium Volume 3: Retro Rampage,"Hammer Time", 2012,, Trailers, Stream, Various, Color/B&W,

2023/04/14
The Whispering Shadow, "The King of the World", 1933, Colbert Clark/Albert Herman, Short, Stream, US, B&W, ¤
17. Drive-In Delirium Volume 3: Retro Rampage,"Hammer Time", 2012,, Trailers, Stream, Various, Color/B&W,

2023/04/15
18. Drive-In Delirium Volume 3: Retro Rampage,"Video Nasties", 2012,, Trailers, Stream, Various, Color/B&W,
19. Stingray,, 1978, Richard Taylor, Movie, Stream, US, Color, ¤

2023/04/16
20. Drive-In Delirium Volume 3: Retro Rampage,"Video Nasties/Trailerpalooza", 2012,, Trailers, Stream, Various, Color/B&W,
21. Clan of the White Lotus,, 1980, Lo Lieh, Movie, Stream, HK, Color,
22. Drive-In Delirium Volume 3: Retro Rampage,"Trailerpalooza", 2012,, Trailers, Stream, Various, Color/B&W,

2023/04/17
23. Charlie Chan's Secret,, 1936, Gordon Wiles, Movie, Stream, US, B&W, ¤

2023/04/18
24. Sukeban Deka: The Movie,, 1987, Fukasaku Kenta, Movie, Stream, JP, Color,

2023/04/19
25. Sukeban Deka the Movie 2: Counter-Attack of the Kazama Sisters,, 1988, Hideo Tanaka, Movie, Stream, JP, Color,

2023/04/20
26. Blade of the 47 Ronin,, 2022, Ron Yuan, Movie, Stream, US, Color, ¤

2023/04/21
27. Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo,, 1938, Eugene Forde, Movie, Stream, US, B&W,

2023/04/22
28. The Fellowship of the Frog,, 1959, Harald Reinl, Movie, Stream, DE, B&W,

2023/04/23
29. The Trygon Factor,, 1966, Cyril Frankel, Movie, Stream, DE, B&W, ¤

2023/04/24
30. Frankenstein Unbound,, 1990, Roger Corman, Movie, Stream, US, Color,

2023/04/25
31. Murder Plot,, 1979, Chor Yuen, Movie, Stream, HK, Color,

2023/04/26
32. The Movie Orgy, Part 1, 1968, Joe Dante, Movie, Stream, US, B&W, ¤

2023/04/27
32. The Movie Orgy, Part 2, 1968, Joe Dante, Movie, Stream, US, B&W/Color, ¤

2023/04/28
33. The Movie Orgy, Part 3, 1968, Joe Dante, Movie, Stream, US, B&W, ¤
34. Hard Target,, 1993, John Woo, Movie, Stream, US, Color,

2023/04/29
35. The Movie Orgy, Part 4, 1968, Joe Dante, Movie, Stream, US, Color, ¤

2023/04/30
36. Grindhouse, "Planet Terror/Death Proof", 2007, Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino, Movie, Stream, US, Color, ¤

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Chad's 2023 Drive-In / Exploitation / B-Movie Challenge List




Friday, March 31st
1. Santo vs. the Evil Brain (Santo contra el cerebro del mal) (1961) BD

Saturday, April 1st
2. Goodbye, 20th Century (Zbogum na dvaesetiot vek) (1998) BD
3. Sworn to Justice (1996) BD
4. Blood Hunt (La noche de la ira) (1986) BD
5. Miami Connection (1987) UHD

Sunday, April 2nd
5. Santo vs. Infernal Men (Santo contra hombres infernales) (1961) BD
7. Fatal Deviation (1998) YouTube
8. Body Fever (aka "Cheat for Life") (1969) BD
9. The Kid with the Golden Arm (Jin bi tong) (1979) BD
10. Toys Are Not for Children (1972) BD

Monday, April 3rd
11. The Big Racket (Il grande racket) (aka "Big Violence") (1976) BD
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12. Shadow of the Dragon (1992) YouTube
13. Maximum Justice (aka "The Waterfront") (1998) YouTube

Tuesday, April 4th
14. If You Meet Sartana... Pray for Your Death (Se incontri Sartana prega per la tua morte) (1968) BD
15. Rat Pfink a Boo Boo (1966) BD
16. The House of Lost Women (La casa de las mujeres perdidas) (1983)BD

Wednesday, April 5th
17. Blood Shack (aka "The Chooper") (1971) BD
18. Treasure of the Amazon (El tesoro del Amazonas) (1985) BD
HAPPY B-DAY, ROGER CORMAN:
19. The Hot Box (1972) BD

Thursday, April 6th
20. The Lemon Grove Kids! (1968) BD
21. Sting of Death (1966) BD
22. Monster a Go-Go (1965) BD

Friday, April 7th
23. Hot Snake (Víbora caliente) (1976) BD
24. Santo vs. Doctor Death (Santo contra el doctor Muerte) (1973) BD
25. Commando Ninja (2018) BD

Saturday, April 8th
26. Crimewave (aka "Broken hearts and broken noses", "The XYZ Murders") (1985) BD

Sunday, April 9th
27. The Bare-footed Kid (Chik geuk siu ji) (1993) BD
28. Sidekicks (1992) UHD
29. Deadly Force (1983) BD
30. Unmasking the Idol (1986) BD
31. Camp Blood: The Musical (2006) YouTube

Monday, April 10th
32. Love on a Leash (2011) YouTube
33. Stiff Competition (1984) UHD
34. I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death (Sono Sartana, il vostro becchino) (1969) BD

Tuesday, April 11th
35. Sasquatch Odyssey: The Hunt for Bigfoot (1999) YouTube
36. Supersoul Brother (aka "The Six Thousand Dollar ***********") (1978) DVD
37. The Mad Love Life of a Hot Vampire (1971) BD

Wednesday, April 12th
38. Guns and Guts (Las viboras cambian de piel) (1974) BD
39. Schoolgirls in Chains (aka "Let's Play Dead", Come Play with Us") (1973) BD
40. Back from Hell (aka "Demon Apocalypse") (1993) YouTube

Thursday, April 13th
41. Stone (1974) BD
42. The Birds II: Land's End (1994) BD
43. The Hooked Generation w/ William Grefé and Frank Henenlotter commentary (1968) BD
44. Murder in a Blue World (aka "Clockwork Terror") (1973) BD

Friday, April 14th
45. Sartana's Here... Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin (C'è Sartana... vendi la pistola e comprati la bara! ) (1970) BD
46. The Amazing Transplant (1970) BD
47. The Best of Sex and Violence (1982) BD

Saturday, April 15th
48. Red Sun Rising (1994) BD
49. Convoy Busters (Un poliziotto scomodo) (1978) BD
50. Invaders of the Lost Gold (aka "Horror Safari") (1982) BD
51. Girls School Screamers (1985) BD
52. Righting Wrongs (Zhi fa xian feng) (aka "Above the Law") (1982) BD

Sunday, April 16th
53. Have a Good Funeral My Friend ...Sartana will Pay (Buon funerale amigos!... paga Sartana) (1970) BD
54. A Touch of Genie (1974) BD
55. Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin (She he ba bu) (1978) BD
56. The Thrill Killers (1964) BD

Monday, April 17th
57. Hercules and the Captive Women (Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide) (aka "Hercules and the Conquest of Atlantis") (1961) BD
58. Splatter: Naked Blood (1996) YouTube
59. Light the Fuse... Sartana is Coming (Una nuvola di polvere... un grido di morte... arriva Sartana) (aka "Gunman in Town") (1970) BD

Tuesday, April 18th
60. Street Beat (1993) YouTube
61. Bad Girls Go to Hell (1965) BD
62. Yakuza Wolf: I Perform Murder (Ôkami yakuza: Koroshi wa ore ga yaru) (1972) BD

Wednesday, April 19th
63. Indecent Desires (1968) BD
64. Shit and Champagne (2020) BD
65. Her Name Was Lisa (1979) BD

Thursday, April 20th
66. A Taste of Flesh (1967) BD
67. Toxic Zombies (2020) BD
68. The Body Beneath (aka "Bloodeaters") (1980) BD

Friday, April 21st
69. Famous T&A 2 (2022) BD
70. The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: S5 - "Zombi 2" (aka "Zombie") (1979, 2023) SHUDDER
71. The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: S5 - "The Beyond" (...E tu vivrai nel terrore! L'aldilà) (1981, 2023) SHUDDER

Saturday, April 22nd
72. Yakuza Wolf 2: Extend My Condolences (Ôkami yakuza: Tomurai ha ore ga dasu) (1972) BD
73. Steel Dawn (1987) BD
74. The Heroin Busters (La via della droga)(1977) BD
75. Burning Paradise (Huo shao hong lian si) (aka "Rape of the Red Temple")(1994) BD
76. Naughty Network (La via della droga)(1981) DVD

Sunday, April 23rd
77. Martial Arts of Shaolin (Nan bei Shao Lin) (1986) BD
78. Youngblood (1978) BD
79. Guns (1990) BD

Monday, April 24th
80. Gas Pump Girls (aka "The Mechanic Girls", "Super Dooper Gas Station") (1979) BD
81. Bad Girls Go to Hell w/ Frank Henenlotter commentary (1965) BD
82. Dragon Fist ("Long quan") (1979)BD

Tuesday, April 25th
83. Angel Unchained (aka " Hells Angels Unchained") (1970) BD
84. The Annihilators (1985) BD
85. Death Brings Roses (aka "You Never Gave Me Roses") (1975)BD

Wednesday, April 26th
86. Bobbi Jo and the Outlaw (1976) BD
87. Deadly Weapons (1974) BD
88. Double Agent 73 (1974) BD

Thursday, April 27th
89. Double Agent 73 w/ Frank Henenlotter commentary (1974) BD
90. Solomon King (1974) BD
91. Images in a Convent (Immagini di un convento) (1979) BD

Friday, April 28th
92. The Psychedelic Priest w/ William Grefé and Frank Henenlotter commentary (aka "Electric Shades of Grey") (1971) BD
93. The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: S5 - "Witchboard" (aka "Zombie") (1986, 2023) SHUDDER
94. The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: S5 - "The Devil's Rain" (1975, 2023) SHUDDER

Saturday, April 29th
95. Shaolin Invincibles (1977) (Yong zheng ming zhang Shao Lin men) BD
96. Opposing Force (1986) (aka "Clay Pigeons", "Hell Camp") BD
97. Strike Commando 2 (Trappola diabolica) (1988) BD
98. Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)BD
99. Australia After Dark (1975) DVD

Sunday, April 30th
100. Emmanuelle in America (1977) BD
101. Drive-In Delirium: The Final Conflict - Part One - "The Heretic" (2021) BD
102. Drive-In Delirium: The Final Conflict - Part Two - "The Quest for Peace" (2021) BD

Post Challenge Leftovers
Final Justice (aka "The Maltese Connection") (1984) BD
Do or Die (1991) BD
Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1973) UHD


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BOX SETS USED
Enter Santo: The First Adventures of the Silver-Masked Man
Shawscope: Volume Two
The Incredibly Strange Films of Ray Dennis Steckler
Rogue Cops and Racketeers: Two Crime Thrillers by Enzo G. Castellari
The Cardona Collection
He Came from the Swamp: The William Grefé Collection
The Complete Sartana
Weird Wisconsin: The Bill Rebane Collection
The Jackie Chan Collection: Volume 1
The Films of Doris Wishman: The Twilight Years
The Films of Doris Wishman: The Moonlight Years
Full Moon Features: The Legacy Collection Volume 1
The Sonny Chiba Collection
The Dungeon of Andy Milligan
Nasty Habits: The NUNSPLOITATION Collection



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4/3
1, Haywire*

4/4
2. Rogue Agent*

4/5
3. Traces of Red*

4/6
4. Wrong Place (Bruce Willis 2022)*

4/7
5. Heatwave (2022)*

4/8
6. silent Hours*

4/12
7. Dangerous Game The Legacy Murders (0% RT)*

4/14
8. Cat Run*
9. Cat Run 2*

4/18
10. Compulsion*

4/21
12. Revenge (2018)*

4/22
13. Infinite (17% RT)*

4/27
14. And God Created Woman (1988)

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1. American Kickboxer (Nel, 1991) 4/10
2. Boss ****** (Arnold, 974) 6/10
3. Yeti: Giant of the 20th century (Parolini, 1977) 3/10
4. Samurai Cop (Shervan, 1991) 5/10
5. Demon of Paradise (Santiago, 1987) 4/0
6. Avalanche (Allen, 1978) 5/10
7. City of the Dead aka Horror Hotel (Moxey, 1960) 6/10
8. The Protector (Glickenhaus, 1985) 6/0
9. Werewolves on Wheels (Levesque, 1971) 5.5/10
10. City of the Living Dead (Fulci, 1980) 6/10
11. lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengence (Misumi, 1972) 7.5/10
12. Channel 13 (Polonia, 2015) 5/10
13. American Ninja (

Checklist
Spoiler:
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 - Yeti
* 1980 - Demon of Paradise
* 1990 - american Kickboxer
* 2000 -
* 2010 -
* 2020 -
Watch a film for each rating:
* G - (optional)
* PG - (optional) Yeti
* PG-13 - (optional)
* R - (optional)
* X (or NC-17) - (optional)
* Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) - (optional)


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

Watch a film in the following genres:

Italian (or European) films of the following Genres:
* Giallo/Krimi
* Sword & Sandal
* Spaghetti Western
* Cannibal Film
Martial Arts film:
* Bruce Lee-sploitation (Starring any variation on Bruce Li, Le, etc.)
* Hong Kong (or other Asian) film - The Protector
* American film - American kickboxer
* Any "Ninja" film
* Bonus* Actual Bruce Lee film
Asian Action Film
Biker Film - Werewolves on Wheels
Stoner Film
Carsploitation Film
FADsploitation
Blaxploitation Boss ******
Sexploitation:
* Any type
* Nudie Cutie
* Roughie
* 70s Porn (film)
* Emmanuelle Film
* Teen Sex Comedy
Nunsploitation
Shocksploitation
Rape/Revenge Film
Vigilante Film
Women in Prison
Nazisploitation
Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation)
Hixploitation/Moonshiners
Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films
Juvenile Delinquent Film
60s Beach Movie
Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor)
* *Bonus* Elvis film
Ozploitation
(NEW) Canuxploitation - Yeti: the Giant of the 20th Century
Mexican Wrestling Film
Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema)
Eco-Terror Film
Pre-90s Post-Apocalyptic film
Plague-sploitation
Mockbuster
"Mondo" Film
Documentary ABOUT Exploitation/Drive-ins or those involved in their production
Video Nasty
Critical Bomb (Less than 20% Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic or IMDB Bottom 100 {Bottom 100 archive})
Financial Bomb
Razzie Winner or Nominee
MST3K/RiffTrax (or Cinematic Titanic) version of a film
(NEW) Trailer Compilation (feature length)
(NEW) LGBTQ film
Watch 3 Paycheck films, A.K.A. Nick Cage/Bruce Willis memorial. Films with once respected actors fallen on hard times.
* 1
* 2
* 3

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list.
* 1
* 2
* 3
* 4
* 5
* 6
* 7
* 8
* 9
* 10

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list.
* 1
* 2
* 3
* 4
* 5
* 6
* 7
* 8
* 9
* 10
Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list.
* 1
* 2
* 3
* 4
* 5

Box Set tributes. Watch films from a box set compilation of a filmmaker (star or director). Watch at least 3 from a box set. Can combine box sets to get the full 10.
*1
*2
*3
*4
*5
*6
*7
*8
*9
*10






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My previous Drive-in Challenge lists:

This Year's List:
Spoiler:
3/31/23

1) Slime City (1988) [tubi] - A thirty-something year old college student moves into an apartment in a building where an alchemist and his cult had killed themselves several years earlier. His odd new neighbors invite him over for supper where he dines on a small bowl of bright green "Himalayan yogurt," which he washes down with a champagne flute full of a strange, magical elixir. Soon his skin starts melting into sticky, orange slime and he starts killing people now and then.

1/1/23

2) Wonder World of Science: What's the Biggest Living Thing? (1987) - While visiting a zoo, Wonder Cat, the animated star of this Coronet series, asks the titular question, which the narrator proceeds to answer in his usual, convoluted fashion. / Wonder World of Science: What's the Brightest Star in the Sky? (1986) - The inquisitive cat asks another question, and receives another pedantic answer. / Wonder World of Science: Where Does the Rain Go After It Falls? (1987) - Yet another question answered. Lots of great time lapse photography in this one, plus it has that lyrically evocative title. / Wonder World of Science: Can I Sit on a Cloud? (1987) - Hey, all the cat's questions can't be winners. A lot of the information presented in this short was also covered in Where Does the Rain Go After It Falls?, but it also has some cool time lapse sequences, so it wasn't too bad. / Wonder World of Science: Where Do Lost Balloons Go? (1986) - While strolling through a park, the cartoon cat's balloon floats away. / Wonder World of Science: Why Do Spiders Spin Webs? - Wonder Cat sees a spider spinning a web, and does what he does. I had seen most of these before. / VD: Name Your Contacts (1968) - This Coronet short explains the importance of naming your sexual contacts to health authorities if you catch gonorrhea, while explaining that such information is kept confidential.
3) Kilink İstanbul'da (Killing in Istanbul) (1967) [Internet Archive] - A gang of evildoers resurrects Kilink, a super villain in a skeleton costume, who then kills a scientist for his secret formula, which Kilink plans to use to create a super weapon and take over the world. Later, an old wizard in a kilt appears before the dead scientist's son, and gives him the ability to transform into a masked, costumed superhero (generically called "Superhero" in the subtitles on this copy, but called Superman elsewhere) whenever he says a magic word, so he can get his vengeance and save the world from Kilink.
4) The Cavalier (1978) - An old man and his granddaughter show up in town offering the girl as a wife to any man who can beat her in a kung fu fight. After she defeats several opponents, a fugitive who happens by, unaware of the prize, fights her and wins, only to run off, with the authorities - and the old man and the girl - in pursuit.
5) Ghost Town Law (1942) [tubi] - In this Monogram "Rough Riders" western, Buck Jones and Tim McCoy bust up an outlaw gang who are using the old mining tunnels under a ghost town for a hideout. There are a few more films from this series on tubi, but I couldn't really get into this one, so I don't think I'll bother watching any more.
6) Gator (1976) [Pluto TV] - In this sequel to White Lightning, Gator McKlusky (Burt Reynolds) is recruited by the Feds to help bring down an old friend, crime boss Jerry Reed, to aid the Governor's chances in the upcoming Presidential election.
7) Probability Zero (Probabilità zero) (1969) [tubi] - After the Nazis recover a crashed Allied plane carrying an experimental radar system, Henry Silva leads a few misfits and criminals behind enemy lines to destroy it. Written by Dario Argento.

4/2/23

8) Major Rock (1999) [B-Movie TV] - When a helicopter carrying five centerfold models is shot down in Nicaragua, the government sends in Major Rock and his team to rescue them.
9) 200 Motels (1971) - Frank Zappa's mystifying musical comedy midnight movie, ostensibly about a rock band's peculiar experiences while on tour.
10) The Jackie Robinson Story (1950) - Jackie Robinson plays Jackie Robinson in The Jackie Robinson Story, a biographical film about baseball legend Jackie Robinson. Wow, this movie was way better than I expected it to be.
11) Viva Knievel! (1977) - Evel Knievel plays Evel Knievel in Viva Knievel!, a cash grab banking on the insane popularity of motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel. This one isn't a biography. It takes place in a hyper-stylized reality where Evel, friend and hero to orphans and nuns (and pretty much everyone else), is tricked by an old friend, and fellow motorcycle stuntman, Marjoe Gortner, into working for drug lord Leslie Nielsen (who really just wants to use Evel's fancy personalized trailer to haul a shitload of drugs out of Mexico), while Evel's geriatric, alcoholic, best friend and mechanic (Gene Kelly), who was also once a motorcycle stuntman, becomes reacquainted with his estranged preadolescent son. I had seen this one before (on cable, back in the '70s).

4/3/23

12) The Baron (1977) - An actor trying to direct his first movie finds out that his main investor took the $300,000 he invested from a gangster (Richard Lynch) who wants his money back, so now the director has to decide between making his movie or returning the money. His situation becomes more pressing when the investor dies, and the gangster comes to him looking for the cash. Not to be confused with Hollywood Man, released the previous year.
13) The Lost Day (Chronology) (2016) [OtherWorlds TV] - Byron, Shelley, Polidori, et al. are sitting around telling tales during a thunderstorm... then the actual movie starts. Two guys switch minds, six years apart, and try to convince their friends that they are no longer themselves.
14) Alien Domicile 2: Lot 24 (2018) [OtherWorlds TV] - A young woman takes her four friends to spend a weekend in her missing ufologist uncle's camper in an otherwise empty campground.
15) Wonder Walks: What Do They Eat? (1971) - Oddball Encyclopedia Britannica nature short has no narration, just a jaunty soundtrack playing over footage of various animals eating stuff. / Community Helpers: School Workers (1980) - Centron short giving short descriptions of the jobs of various school employees. / If You Knew How I Feel: Brad's Learning Disability (1982) - Unusual Centron short that seems to be aimed at making smart kids more accepting of learning disabled kids. / It's Up to Laurie (1979) - Laurie's parents don't want her going steady with Jimmy, so they tell her she has to stop seeing him. Well, of course, they start sneaking around, seeing each other anyway. Laurie invites him over while she babysits, things happen, and she ends up pregnant. When her parents find out, there's a big argument. Cut to earlier scene. This time the parents don't yell at her or forbid her from seeing him. Soon Laurie starts taking "the pill." Eventually the two kids break up. Cut to earlier scene again. Mom calmly talks to Laurie about Jimmy. This time around Laurie decides to wait until she's older to have sex because she doesn't want to get pregnant but she doesn't want to take "the pill" either. / Noontime Nonsense (1955) - Driver's Ed. short aims to teach teens not to go "joyriding" in the school parking lot.
16) Deadly Target (1994) [B-Movie TV] - In this silly, over-the-top '90s action flick, a kung fu cop (Gary Daniels) travels to Los Angeles to arrest an Asian drug lord and transport him back to Hong Kong.

4/4/23

17) Deadly Drifter (1982) - A surreal fever dream masquerading as a film. Peter Coyote is recruited by an oddball terrorist group (who get their orders from bowls of alphabet soup) to do... something. We watch him as he travels from New York to California, having nonsensical conversations with the people he encounters along the way.
18) Shen jian dong shan he (Thrilling Bloody Sword) (1981) [Internet Archive] - Wow. This was something else. Just as a queen is about to give birth to a child, a ball of flame from space flies into her, and she delivers a pulsating, bloody, flesh egg thing. The king takes one look at it and decides to get rid of it, so they place it into a basket and drop it in a river. The basket floats downstream, where it is found by seven dwarves who live in the forest. After a short discussion, the dwarves decide to eat it, so one of them cuts it open, only to discover a female baby inside, which they decide to raise as their child. Then things really start to get weird. A great and terrible mix of wuxia, fairy tales, sword & sorcery, and Three Stooges style slapstick comedy, flavored with amusingly bad special effects and "Engrish" subtitles.
19) The 2nd Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World (Licensed to Kill) (1965) - James Bond is busy elsewhere, so nondescript secret agent Charles Vine gets assigned to be a bodyguard, and London tour guide, for a visiting scientist in this low budget Bondsploitation flick.
20) Seven from Texas (Hour of Death, Antes llega la muerte) (1964) [Fawesome] - When a woman needs to travel to Laredo for life-saving surgery, her husband sells everything they own to pay for the surgery, and hires a disparate group of desperadoes to accompany them on the trip and protect them from hostile Indians. Unfortunately the plan goes awry when some of the "bodyguards" decide they want the money and some of them want the woman.
21) Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam'ın Oğlu (The Son of the Man who Saved the World, Turks in Space) (2006) [Internet Archive] - In this sequel to Turkish Star Wars, the son of the hero of the first film is an incompetent spaceship captain searching for a crew member he lost eight years earlier, while his evil twin brother (who was kidnapped and raised by the bad guy from the first film) is flying around in space, doing bad guy stuff.

4/5/23

22) UFO's Are Real (Flying Saucers Are Real!) (1979) [Roku Channel] - Exceedingly credulous documentary about Unidentified Flying Objects, with lots of UFO pictures and film footage, plus a few interviews. Basically it's I Want to Believe: The Movie. My Roku kept suggesting this or Faces of Death, and while I feel like I had seen this before, it wasn't checked on icheckmovies (maybe I'm thinking of a different UFO documentary), so I figured sure, why not?
23) The Force Beyond (1978) [Roku Channel] - A sort of catch-all "documentary" for just about every fringe belief popular in the '70s (e.g., UFOs, UFO abductions, bigfoot, Atlantis, psychic phenomena, and the Bermuda Triangle).
24) The Devastator (1986) - After a Vietnam vet is killed by a gang of violent pot growers, a few of his old comrades show up, and kill a bunch of people and blow up some shit. Directed by Cirio Santiago.
25) The Cat That Walked by Himself (1982) - A British animated adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling story. / Problems of Conservation: Soil (1969) - An Encyclopedia Britannica short about dirt. It was about as interesting as that description makes it sound. / How to Conduct a Meeting second edition 1979 (1979) - Illustrates what the title says. I believe I saw the first version of this fairly recently. The major differences were; this one is in color, the participants are dressed more casually (I think they wore suits in the original), it has a female narrator and a woman is running the meeting rather than men in those two roles. / Divorce (1981) - A maudlin, "soap opera-y" short about an estranged couple with three children. / Our Changing Way of Life: The Dairy Farmer (1965) - This Encyclopedia Britannica short explores modern "push button" dairy farming. I've seen a few dairy farming shorts, and they all seem to be pretty much the same (that, or I had seen this one before).

4/6/23

27) Demir Yumruk: Devler geliyor (Iron Fist: The Giants Are Coming) (1970) - Two villains, Zagof (a bald guy with a scar) and Fumancu (a transvestite in a wheelchair), are both after a dagger which is inscribed with the location of a lost uranium mine. Finally, near the movie's halfway point (almost as an afterthought), a masked hero (Iron Fist, I guess) shows up and doesn't do much (other than get caught and unmasked by one of the bad guys) before disappearing from the film altogether.
28) Der Teufel in Miss Jonas (The Devil in Miss Jonas) (1974) - A naked woman being whipped in front of three masked judges is sentenced to death and strapped to a guillotine. Then she goes to hell, where the devil tells her she isn't due until the next day, so he sends her back to earth for one last night. Directed by Erwin C. Dietrich.
29) Surfer Girls (1978) - An uneventful porn flick about two young women who go to the beach a couple of times. There is also a little bit of random surfing footage, if you're into that.
30) The Room of Chains (Les amours particulières) (1970) - When they aren't sitting around chatting, French cops are looking for someone who abducts women and chains them naked in a basement for a short time before setting them free.
31) To Hex with Sex (1969) - After Marvin gets fired from his job and breaks up with his girlfriend, he is visited by the devil, who offers to grant him one wish. I wish he had wished for a better script.
32) The Tobacco Problem: What Do You Think? (1972) - Encyclopedia Britannica short about smoking. Be prepared for a gross scene showing some nasty tumors growing on the backs of a few laboratory mice, some open heart surgery footage, and another scene with a scientist "deli slicing" a human lung for examination. On the plus side, there was a large theater marquee advertising Shaft behind one of the interviewees early in the short. / Daughters of Darkness (1975) - A writer moves to San Francisco and rents a room in a boarding house where all the other occupants are members of a satanic cult. Edited version with the hardcore scenes cut. / Instant Orgy (1967) - A group of women are having some sort of meeting, and someone spikes the punch bowl with the contents of a bottle labeled "Instant Orgy." Soon all the women are topless and dancing. Directed by Barry Mahon. / Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday (1990) - A little kid gets five bucks from his grandparents, then we watch him spend, bet, and/or lose it all (unfortunately he didn't buy any comic books).
33) Half Nelson (1985) [B-Movie TV] - Joe Pesci plays Rocky Nelson, a diminutive New York detective who moves to L.A. following a big bust, hoping to play himself in a movie, only to be told he's too short. He ends up working at Fred Williamson's high class security firm, and uses their studio connections to "borrow" wardrobe and familiar vehicles to aid with a murder investigation.
34) Incoming Freshmen (1979) - Innocent small town girl Jane begins her freshman year in a "big city" college. For a low-budget regional flick, they sure found a lot of women who didn't mind getting naked in front of the cameras. This is another movie I had seen before, around forty years ago.

4/8/23

35) Dairy Products From Moo to You (1975) - Centron short about "Nature's most nearly perfect food." See how butter, ice cream, and cheese were made in the 1970s. / Eclipses of the Sun and Moon (1965) - Encyclopedia Britannica short about eclipses. / The Biography of the Motion Picture Camera (1947) - Informative and entertaining short covering the early years of motion pictures. Flipper the Seal (Second Edition) (1981) - Coronet wildlife short about seals. / The Great Piggy Bank Raid (Honesty) (1974) - A group of "little kid" animal puppets (a sort of proto-Get Along Gang) work to raise money for band uniforms, then the money disappears, eventually one of the gang learns a lesson about honesty. / Goodbye, Mr. Germ (1940) - An eccentric professor tells two kids all about tuberculosis. Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer.
36) Dark Dreams (1971) - A flat tire (and no spare) strands a newlywed couple near an old house occupied by a witch.
37) Dune Warriors (1991) - On a post-apocalyptic earth where water is scarce, a woman recruits five warriors to protect her village's water supply from a roving gang. A Mad Max & Seven Samurai mashup directed by Cirio Santiago. Not to be confused with World Gone Wild, released 4 years earlier.
38) Grindhouse Trailer Classics 2 (2008) - A trailer compilation.

4/9/23

39) The Female Bunch (1971) - A Vegas cocktail waitress joins a group of women living on an isolated ranch. Directed by Al Adamson.
40) Jimmy, the Boy Wonder (1966) - Jimmy, feeling rushed by all of life's pressures, wishes that time would stand still, and, for no discernible reason, it does. So a wizard/astronomer sends his daughter to protect Jimmy from magical goofball, Mr. Fig, and to accompany him on a quest through a park in Florida to the end of the world (well, Coral Castle, at least), where he can restart time. Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis.
41) Where the Bullets Fly (1966) [Internet Archive] - Charles Vine, Britain's second best spy, returns. This time, he's assigned to keep enemy agents from stealing an atomic MacGuffin of some sort.
42) Was geschah wirklich mit Miss Jonas? (What Really Happened to Miss Jonas?) (1974) - Another sequel (sort of). A rich German businessman hires a detective to find a centerfold model. He finally catches up to her just as she's hired to play the lead in Der Teufel in Miss Jonas. Directed by Erwin C. Dietrich.

4/10/23

43) Nukie (1987) - Two energy beings traveling through space crash on earth. One (Miko) off the coast of Florida, and the other (Nukie) in the middle of Africa.
44) Junior Prom (1946) - The first in Sam Katzman's "The Teen Agers" series. A wealthy businessman tells the high school principal that he'll furnish new football uniforms for the school provided his son Jimmy becomes the next student body president. At first, popular guy Freddie decides not to run, in order to guarantee that the school gets the new uniforms, but he changes his mind following a run-in with Jimmy.
45) 5ive Must Die (2017) [OtherWorlds TV] - Four archeology students and their professor are trapped in the basement of an abandoned building during a blizzard.
46) Alien Beasts (1991) - Well, that was decidedly different. Something about "enemy agents" and "an invasion from outer space by extra-dimensional beings." It was bad, yet somehow hard not to watch due to morbid curiosity.

4/11/23

47) Unashamed: A Romance (Unashamed) (1938) - A pretty, gold digger secretary has her sights set on her hypochondriac boss, so she convinces a "doctor" friend to prescribe a vacation at a nudist camp to cure the boss's imagined ills. The boss goes, and, of course, he runs into the secretary. They have a fun time, getting to know each other better while swimming, playing volleyball, etc. Her plans go awry when a patent medicine heiress shows up at the camp, and the boss decides to do a little gold digging himself.
48) The National Arboretum (196?) - U.S. Dept. of Agriculture short about the U.S. National Arboretum, located northeast of Washington, D.C. / Women at Work: Change•Choice•Challenge (1977) - Encyclopedia Britannica short showing that modern women have "a wider range of occupations" from which to choose than ever before. / Art Appreciation: Enjoying Paintings (1972) - An interesting primer on the "language of art." / The Calendar: Days, Weeks, Months (Second Edition) (1980) - An animated short explaining calendars. / Cliché Family in Televisionland (1965) - A comedy short spoofing TV ads. / The Secretary's Day (1947) - Explains the many duties of a secretary.
49) Lord Protector (The Dark Mist) (1996) [OtherWorlds TV] - The Lord Protector and his companions go on a quest to save the world from the dark mist.
50) Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies (2020) - A documentary about nudity in motion pictures. Part history lesson. Part nude scenes compilation.
51) Tie guan yin (Angel with the Iron Fists) (1967) - A female agent infiltrates an international crime ring in this Shaw Brothers film.

4/12/23

52) Kilink uçan adama karsi (Killing vs. the Flying Man) (1967) - Sequel to Kilink İstanbul'da. (The first third of this movie is a recap of the first film, then the new story begins.) Kilink gets his super weapon, and only the Flying Man (née Superhero) stands between him and world domination. Unfortunately, the final reel for this film is lost, but someone "reconstructed" it with stills and narration (plus a scene from the beginning of the next film in the series), so you aren't left hanging.
53) Pornography in Hollywood (1972) - Ostensibly a documentary about pornography, but really just an excuse to show naked people.
54) Mean Mother (1974) - Two deserters go off in different directions in Vietnam, only to meet again in Rome, where they run afoul of the mob.
55) If You Don't Stop It... You'll Go Blind!!! (You Must Be Joking) (1975) - A rapid-fire series of dirty joke skits (plus a couple of big musical numbers!), some funny, and some not so much (as one would expect). With Uschi Digard and a couple of other familiar faces. I noticed that Uschi Digard was listed twice in the end credits (which, I suppose, could've been intentional).
56) Calamity of Snakes (Ren she da zhan) (1982) - While constructing a luxury apartment building, workers stumble across a pit of snakes, which they proceed to kill in a stomach churning snake killing montage. After the building is completed (and many more snakes have been slaughtered), the new tenants move in, and the building soon becomes infested with snakes (many of which are eventually killed on screen).

4/13/23

57) Dr. Minx (1975) - After murderer William Smith blackmails his attractive, recently widowed, doctor girlfriend for half of the life insurance payout, she seduces a young patient, and convinces him to help her kill Smith.
58) Sex with a Smile (40 gradi all'ombra del lenzuolo) (1976) - A comedy anthology containing five short stories. Directed by Sergio Martino. I usually detest Italian comedies, but this one wasn't too terrible.
59) Consumer Skills: Buying for Long-Term Use (1976) - Very '70s consumer education short with four people sitting around talking about making major purchases. / HealthWise!: Hello Hospital (1981) - Puppets teach about hospitals. / Consumer Education: Budgeting (1968) - A man talks to his daughters about budgeting. / Trampoline Fundamentals (1960) - P.E. "how to" film shows basic moves on the trampoline. / Stress Relief:The Heimlich Method (1983) - Dr. Henry Heimlich (yep, it's that Dr. Heimlich) discusses stress and offers a few tips for relieving it. / Vacuum Tubes (194?) - Declassified War Department training film about triode and multi-purpose vacuum tubes.

4/14/23

60) The Amorous Milkman (1975) - Did they still have milkmen in England in 1975? Well, they did in this movie. Anyway a milkman who is popular with the ladies is falsely accused of sexual assault by one of his customers.
61) The Last Porno Flick (Those Mad, Mad Moviemakers) (1974) - After a customer stiffs him and leaves a script in his cab in lieu of money, an L.A. cabdriver decides to live his dream and produce a movie using the script. Now he has to keep his wife and his investors from finding out he's filming a pornographic movie.

4/15/23

62) Bad Girls in the Movies (1986) - A compilation of "bad girl" clips from exploitation movies.
63) Can I Do It... 'Til I Need Glasses? (1977) - Another sex comedy by the people who made If You Don’t Stop It…You’ll Go Blind!!! More of the same, except this one had Robin Williams, less Uschi (I think she was only in the opening credits montage), and far fewer laughs.
64) Love in 4 Easy Lessons (Spogliamoci così, senza pudor..., Sex with a Smile II) (1976) - Another disappointing sex comedy "sequel." Directed by Sergio Martino.
65) What's Up Superdoc (1978) - A young British doctor - a sperm donor who has fathered over 800 children - becomes a highly sought-after celebrity.

4/16/23

66) Black Tight Killers (1966) - A news photographer meets a swingin' stewardess on the plane back to Japan and asks her out on a date. While on the date, a man who was following the stewardess is murdered by a gang of girl ninjas/part-time go-go dancers, the photographer gets framed for the murder, and the stewardess gets kidnapped. Now the photographer has to clear himself, save the girl, and figure out why all this is happening.
67) Buck and the Preacher (1972) - Wagon master Sidney Poitier and larcenous preacher Harry Belafonte run up against perennial bad guy Cameron Mitchell in the old west.
68) Chu Liu Xiang (Clans of Intrigue) (1977) - A thief/kung-fu master is accused of theft (and murder) by a kung-fu princess who says someone stole some "magic water" from her magic palace and used it to poison three gang leaders, and he's the only person she believes to have been capable of stealing it. After a short fight, during which he pleads his innocence, she agrees to give him a month to find the real villain, but he will be executed for the crimes if he fails. Shaw Bros.
69) Woochi (Woochi: The Demon Slayer) (2009) - A CGI monster fighting wizard is falsely accused of murdering his teacher and is imprisoned inside a painting, where he stays for a few centuries until the CGI monsters return.
70) Little Cigars (1973) - A young woman robs her gangster sugar daddy, changes her look, and hits the road. She soon meets a traveling troupe of little people who pick pockets and filch stuff from cars during performances. They join forces, but before long she gets tired of the small-time money and convinces the guys to start pulling "real capers."
71) Lehrmädchen-Report (Love Apprentices) (1972) - From the people who made the Schulmädchen-Report films. This one is about young female apprentices being hit on, harassed, and/or raped at work.

4/17/23

72) Klink Soy ve Öldür (Kilink: Strip and Kill) (1967) - Begins with Kilink where we last saw him, dead on the pavement, however, in a voice-over, he tells us he's still alive. Before long, Kilink is in New York, where he has infiltrated an international crime syndicate that is after some microfilm, which, we soon learn, a Turkish gang is also after. Kilink travels back to Turkey and kills one of the members of the other gang, and takes his place. The film continues in this vein, with Kilink battling the two gangs (while seducing the ladies). No superheroes in this one, but it does have a fun little jazzy Dragnet rip-off theme song playing over the opening credits.
73) Eskimo Nell (1975) [OtherWorlds TV] - A young director is hired to make a movie based on a dirty poem, so he hires his friend, who has never written a screenplay, to write the script. To complicate matters, their three investors each have different ideas for the type of film they want, along with different performers in mind for the lead role.
74) They Have What It Takes (1963) - "A report on the how of hiring the handicapped." / Light: Illumination and Its Measurement (1961) - A film about luminous intensity, luminous flux, and lumination. / Safety on the Job: The Hazards of Substance Abuse (1984) - Discusses the dangers of drinking alcohol or using drugs (even prescription medicines) while on the job. / The Innocent Fair (1962) - Documentary about the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco in 1915.
75) Osa (1986) [OtherWorlds TV] - In a post-apocalyptic future where clean water is an expensive commodity controlled by a corporation, a gang of corporate goons massacres a family, but a little girl escapes. She is found by a man who raises her and teaches her how to survive. Years later, after the man dies, she goes looking for revenge.
76) Danger: Diabolik (1968) [Pluto TV] - A crafty costumed cat burglar combats cops and criminals.

4/18/23

77) Ba guo lian jun (Boxer Rebellion) (1976) - Three brothers join the Boxers to fight foreign invaders. Shaw Bros.

4/19/23

78) Is Harry on the Boat? (2001) [B-Zone] - Male employees at a singles' resort on Ibiza participate in an annual "shagging contest."
79) 3 Nuts in Search of a Bolt (1964) [tubi] - Looking to share the expense, a stripper, a male model, and a car salesman, who live together in a house in the Hollywood Hills, hire an unemployed method actor to present their issues to a high-priced Beverly Hills psychoanalyst. When the doctor hears the man's three distinct sets of problems, she believes he has multiple personalities, and hopes to use his case to become famous.
80) Spain Rediscovered (19??) - A film about Spain. / Learning About Seeds (19??) - A film about seeds. / Silkscreen (1967) - How-to guide for art students. / The Solar Family (1936) - A film about the solar system. / Grinding Wheel Safety Part II (1981) - Second part of a training film about safely operating various types of grinders.
81) Somebody's Stolen Our Russian Spy (O.K. Yevtushenko) (1968) [Internet Archive] - Britain's #2 spy, Charles Vine, is back for one last assignment. This time he's in Spain, searching for a Russian spy who has been kidnapped.

4/20/23

82) Five Bloody Graves (Five Bloody Days to Tombstone) (1970) - A gunslinger tries to help three prostitutes, some other guys, and John Carradine make it through hostile Indian territory. Directed by Al Adamson.
83) Agent for H.A.R.M. (1966) [Internet Archive] - Adam Chase, agent for H.A.R.M., tries to stop enemy agents from poisoning crops with a flesh-eating space fungus.
84) Dream No Evil (Now I Lay Me Down to Die) (1970) - A young woman, obsessed with finding her father, finally locates him, but he's dead... or is he?
85) Bong ju (Gang Master) (1982) - Just as he's about to become the leader of the dragon gang, a young man is revealed to be a Mongol, and is banished from the gang instead. Shaw Bros.

86) Cango korkusuz adam (Django Fearless Man) (1967) [Internet Archive] - Tom goes to visit his uncle, only to find him dead, killed by bandits. Then he changes his name and his clothes, steals some Morricone music, and he becomes Turkish Django, protector of ladies and lone travelers, and rides into town to help a snake oil salesman take down the gang of desperadoes who killed his uncle.
87) Know Your Enemy: The Viet Cong (1968) - U.S. Dept. of Defense film with Conrad Bain introducing and narrating several clips from "captured Viet Cong news reels." / Goodbye, Weeds (1946) - Sherwin-Williams short advertising their Weed-No-More brand weed killer. / A Light Beam Named Ray (1973) - Another educational film about light. / Label Logic (196?) - A film about food and drug labels in the U.S. Lots of vintage grocery packages in this one.

4/22/23

88) The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire (L'iguana dalla lingua di fuoco) (1971) - Police investigate after a murder victim is found in the trunk of an ambassador's limousine.
89) The People Who Own the Dark (Último deseo) (1976) - At a country estate somewhere in Europe, Paul Naschy and some other people are just beginning a basement orgy when nuclear war breaks out.
90) Passion Before Midnight (2003) [B-Movie TV] - Skinemax style flick revolving around some people trying to drive a woman crazy (between all the soft-core sex scenes) so they can get their hands on some property she owns.

4/23/23

91) Up 'n' Coming (1983) - A country singer (Marilyn Chambers) gets her break as the opening act for an aging alcoholic star.
92) The Jerk, Too (1984) [YouTube] - Not a sequel to The Jerk (it completely ignores the events in that movie). It's a re-imagining, or a reboot. In this, Navin Johnson leaves home for the first time to travel to his pen pal's wedding in California.
93) Manny’s Orphans (1978) [YouTube] - After losing his job as the soccer coach at a prestigious private school, Manny, desperate to make money to pay off his bookie, takes a job at an orphanage for boys, where he ends up coaching their soccer team into the championship. After the orphans overhear Manny's bookie threaten his life if he doesn't pay off what he owes, they steal some money from the Bishop to bet on themselves, hoping to win enough to pay Manny's debt for him.
94) The Blazing Sun (1950) [Pluto TV] - Gene Autry tracks down a pair of bank robbers, and sings a couple of songs.
95) Black Belt Angels (1994) [tubi] - Four teenage girls fight back when a slumlord hires a team of ninjas to shut down their dojo (which is inexplicably located on the boardwalk at a beach).

4/24/23

96) Bons baisers de Hong Kong (From Hong Kong with Love) (1975) - Mickey Rooney kidnaps the Queen, and since their top agent is dead(?!), M contacts his French counterpart and asks him to send his best spies to get her back. I have no clue who those "Les Charlots" guys were - the French Monkees, maybe? Anyway, it had a bit of a Mad magazine quality to it, and there was an actual Mad magazine in one scene...
97) The Farm Community (1968) - Shows the day-to-day life of a farm family in 1968. / Northwestern States (Second Edition) (1956) - Encyclopedia Britannica film about the northwestern U.S. / Conservation Laws in Zero-G (1974) - Astronaut Owen Garriott narrates Skylab footage of astronauts demonstrating "fundamental laws of nature." / Unicorn Tales: "The Maltese Unicorn (The Boy Who Cried 'Wolf')" (1978) - A boy who always lies is believed to have broken the unicorn statue his parents bought on their honeymoon. He pleads his innocence (in song), but his parents don't believe him, so he hires goofball singing private investigator Holmes McGuffin to find the real culprit. / Are We Still Going To The Movies? (1974) - A young couple on a picnic have a disagreement, then Beau Bridges asks the audience a series of questions.
98) Necromancy (1972) [OtherWorlds TV] - A young couple move to a town populated by witches. I had seen the 1983 re-release version of this (The Witching).
99) The Nun and the Devil (Le monache di Sant'Arcangelo, Die Nonne von Verona, Innocents from Hell) (1973) [OtherWorlds TV] - In the 16th century, the Mother Superior of a convent passes away, leaving a few ambitious nuns competing over who will become the next Mother Superior.
100) Tiger Fighting (Magnum Killers) (1976) [B-Movie TV] - A kung fu guy beats up some guys in a gambling house to get back his brother's money. Then the guy who owns the place pays him to go to prison to find someone called the King Cobra. He gets out of prison, and runs around fighting people. Eventually his brother gets kidnapped and a woman tells him if he finds some guy for her, she'll let his brother go. Then he runs into some boss guy who tells him he has his brother, and if he finds some guy for him, he'll let his brother go. This flick never really made much sense. It felt like I was watching a Godfrey Ho movie with a few random reels missing.

4/25/23

101) Blood Bride (1982) [OtherWorlds TV] - A young Catholic woman meets a serial killer/antique bookseller with a nun fetish. They get married, and nothing much happens.
102) Aliens Clowns & Geeks (2019) [OtherWorlds TV] - A clown walks into a bar, sits next to an unemployed actor, and asks him for the obelisk. The next morning, the actor shits out an obelisk covered with weird symbols, which some green aliens, alien clowns, and government agents all seem to want.
103) Chino (1973) [Pluto TV] - A horse wrangler (Charles Bronson) falls in love with his enemy's sister (Jill Ireland).
104) Mutant Massacre (1991) [OtherWorlds TV] - More crap about "aliens" and "enemy agents" from the guy who made Alien Beasts (1991), which I watched earlier this month. Much of this appears to have been shot at the same time as that film (actually, I believe most of it is the same footage used in the other one), and it has the same irritatingly repetitious, "Tommy Two Times" narration. It may as well be the same movie. Okay, according to one of the reviews on Letterboxd, "both this and Mutant Massacre 2 are just recuts of Alien Beasts," so it is basically the same movie.
105) Cold Ground (2017) [OtherWorlds TV] - A tedious found footage flick about two documentarians investigating a series of cattle disappearances who go for a long walk in the woods with three other people.

4/26/23

106) Go Man Go (1954) [YouTube] - The origin story of the Harlem Globetrotters.
107) Jack & Jill: The Hills of Hell (2022) [OtherWorlds TV] - Okay, it appears this is a sequel to a movie I haven't seen, and the main character is the mother of one of the victims in that movie. Desperate to find out what happened to her missing daughter, she joins up with some other folks, and they go camping.
108) Movieland, U.S.A. (196?) - Macdonald Cary narrates this film about the Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park, CA. / Industrial Arts: Wood Finishing (1956) - This Centron short discusses the pros and cons of various finishes, and illustrates how to apply each one. / Unicorn Tales: "The Magic Hat (The Emperor's New Clothes)" (1978) - A kid who is moving into a new neighborhood is worried he won't make any new friends, so a creepy singing mover gives him a goofy looking "magic hat" from the back of his moving van (wait, wouldn't the stuff in the van belong to the kid's family?). Then the kid meets a group of neighborhood kids who are fascinated by his "magic hat," so they dance around NYC singing about it. / Beginning Responsibility: Learning to Follow Instructions (1968) - Coronet film tells kids these three rules to learning to follow instructions: 1)"Pay attention all the way." 2)"Understand, or ask questions." 3)"Remember the order of the instructions."
109) Homoti (1987) [YouTube] - A tabloid reporter promises his boss an interview with an alien. Coincidentally, he meets an alien later that day.

4/27/23

110) The Peanut Butter Solution (1985) - A Canadian kid goes into a burned out building and sees something which causes his hair to fall out overnight. After using a hair restorer recipe given to him by a ghost, his hair starts growing again at an accelerated rate, and he gets kidnapped by an insane artist who uses his hair to make magic paintbrushes.
111) Never Say Die (1988) [B-Movie TV] - A journalist returns to New Zealand just in time to watch his house blow up. He suspects someone is trying to kill him, but the cops are no help, so he and his girlfriend go on the run, leading their murderous pursuers through a protracted series of car chases across New Zealand.
112) The Old West (1952) [Roku Channel] - Another Gene Autry B Western. This time, Gene is a singing horse wrangler, and local crime lord Lyle Talbot wants to take over Gene's contract to supply horses to the stagecoach company.

4/28/23

113) Dickshark (2016) - A guy's "penis enlargement cream" makes his dick malleable "like clay," so he sculpts it into a shark, but after it bites off one of his fingers, his girlfriend shoots it and it falls into a toilet and escapes. Then his roommate, a "renegade scientist" who made the "penis enlargement cream," tries to capture the dickshark... by groping several women and talking a lot about nothing much.
114) Exploring Relief Printmaking (1967) - Quickly mentions the history of printmaking ("making pictures by transferring ink or paint from one surface to another"), then shows examples of four types of prints: Press prints, carved relief prints, raised relief prints, and monoprints. / Feeling Left Out (1951) - High School loser Mike focuses so much on getting to be one of the cool kids in "the gang" that he doesn't make any friends at all, until his gym teacher gives him some "good advice." / Big Fish, Little Fish (1965) - A documentary about the seafood industry in North Carolina produced by the short-lived North Carolina Film Board. / Inventions in America's Growth (1750-1850) (1956) - An old man in 1850 talks about several machines that were invented during his lifetime (i.e., the cotton gin, steam engines, steam boats and locomotives, and the telegraph) which helped the U.S. grow and prosper. / Science Screen Report: Energy: Electric Power From the Sea (198?)- Discusses Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) - using solar heat in the ocean to generate electricity. / Unicorn Tales: "The Magic Pony Ride (The Ugly Duckling)" (1977) - A clumsy little girl makes friends with a talking pony after the magic singing balloon salesman in the park introduces them to each other.
115) The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950) [The Monster Channel] - A police detective sees his girlfriend accidentally kill her husband, then gets assigned to the case.

4/29/23

116) The Swamp of the Lost Monsters (El pantano de las ánimas, Swamp of the Lost Souls) (1957) [The Monster Channel] - In this Mexican horror/mystery/western film (with an English dub courtesy of K. Gordon Murray), a vaquero returns home for his father's funeral only to find that the body has disappeared from the coffin. Meanwhile, a fishman in a nearby swamp attacks a couple of guys. The first one is killed, but the second one (the comic relief sidekick of the cowboy detective hero) escapes. Then the cowboy detective and his sidekick investigate to try to figure out what's going on.
117) Pray for Death (1985) - A man and his family move to America to open a restaurant. Unfortunately, gangsters have been using the old building he bought to hide stolen goods. When a crooked cop makes off with a stolen necklace, the crime boss sends his men to harass the restaurateur, unaware that he's actually a ninja.
118) The Spy in Black (1939) [The Monster Channel] - A U-Boat captain (Conrad Veidt) plots with a German spy to destroy the British fleet during WWI.

4/30/23

119) The Movie Orgy (1968) [Internet Archive] - A monumental potpourri of clips from old B-movies, TV shows, commercials, newsreels, educational and instructional films, cartoons, etc., usually juxtaposed for comedic effect. Edited by Joe Dante.
120) The Harlem Globetrotters (1951) [Youube] - A college kid quits school and joins the Harlem Globetrotters.

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Mr. Cellophane's 2023 Drive-In / Exploitation / B-Movie Challenge List




*= first time viewing
blue= personal Blu-ray
purple= personal DVD
green= streaming
red= theatrical
orange= live streaming / other

  1. Ging chaat goo si juk jaap / Police Story 2 (Jackie Chan)*
    1988 / Hong Kong / 122 minutes / Martial Arts / 3-31

  2. Unashamed: A Romance (Allen Stuart)*
    1938 / United States / 66 minutes / Sexploitation / 4-1

  3. Shao Lin gong fu / Shaolin Kung Fu (Joseph Kuo)*
    1974 / Taiwan / 91 minutes / Martial Arts / 4-1

  4. The Stranglers of Bombay (Terence Fisher)*
    1959 / United Kingdom / 80 minutes / UK theatrical / B-Movie / 4-2

  5. The Black Room (Roy William Neill)*
    1935 / United States / 68 minutes / B-Movie / 4-2

  6. Land of Doom (Peter Maris)*
    1986 / United States / 87 minutes / Post Apocalypse / 4-3

  7. Alison's Birthday (Ian Coughlan)*
    1981 / Australia / 99 minutes / Ozploitation / 4-4

  8. A Thief in the Night (Donald W. Thompson)
    1972 / United States / 67 minutes / Hoopla / Eschploitation / 4-5

  9. Tong ga jin si / Royal Warriors (David Chung)
    1986 / Hong Kong / 96 minutes / Criterion Channel / Martial Arts / 4-5

  10. I querrieri del Bronx / 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari)
    1982 / Italy / 89 minutes / Post Apocalypse / 4-7

  11. Flash Gordon (Mike Hodges)
    1980 / United States / 111 minutes / B-Movie Homage / 4-8

  12. A Distant Thunder (Donald W. Thompson)
    1978 / United States / 76 minutes / Hoopla / Eschploitation / 4-9

  13. Bloody Mama (Roger Corman)*
    1970 / United States / 90 minutes / Hixsploitation / 4-10

  14. Elysia (Valley of the Nude) (Carl Harbaugh)*
    1933 / United States / 46 minutes / Sexploitation / 4-10

  15. Image of the Beast (Donald W. Thompson)
    1981 / United States / 93 minutes / Hoopla / Eschploitation / 4-11

  16. Zhong hua zhan shi / Magnificent Warriors (David Chung)
    1986 / Hong Kong / 91 minutes / Criterion Channel / Martial Arts / 4-11

  17. Lash of the Penitentes (Roland Price & Harry Revier)*
    1936 / United States / 48 minutes / Roadshow / 4-12

  18. Drive-In Delirium: The New Batch - Part 1: The Quickening *
    2018 / Australia / 190 minutes / Trailer Compilation / 4-13

  19. Girl Gang (Robert C. Dertano)*
    1954 / United States / 63 minutes / Cautionary / 4-13

  20. Pin-Down Girls (Robert C. Dertano)*
    1951 / United States / 70 minutes / Cautionary / 4-15

  21. Spider Baby or, the Maddest Story Ever Told (Jack Hill)
    1967 / United States / 81 minutes / B-Movie / 4-16

  22. Circle of Iron (Richard Moore)*
    1978 / United States / 97 minutes / Martial Arts / 4-16

  23. Damaged Lives (Edgar G. Ulmer)*
    1933 / Canada / 70 minutes / Cautionary / 4-18

  24. Damaged Goods (Phil Goldstone)*
    1937 / United States / 59 minutes / Cautionary / 4-19

  25. Ging chaat goo si III: Chiu kup ging chaat / Police Story 3: Supercop (Stanley Tong)*
    1992 / Hong Kong / 96 minutes / Criterion Channel / Martial Arts / 4-20

  26. Drive-In Delirium: The New Batch - Part 2: The Spawning *
    2018 / Australia / 182 minutes / Trailer Compilation / 4-22

  27. Coffy (Jack Hill)
    1973 / United States / 90 minutes / Blaxploitation / 4-23

  28. She Will (Charlotte Colbert)*
    2021 / United Kingdom / 95 minutes / Hulu / Revenge / 4-23

  29. Roy Colt & Winchester Jack (Mario Bava)*
    1970 / Italy / 85 minutes / Spaghetti Western / 4-25

Checklist
Spoiler:

Watch one film from every decade of film history
--- 1890 (optional)
--- 1900 (optional)
--- 1910 (optional)
--- 1920 (optional)
-x- 1930: Damaged Lives
--- 1940
-x- 1950: Pin-Down Girl
--- 1960
-x- 1970: Shaolin Kung Fu
-x- 1980: Image of the Beast
-x- 1990: Police Story 3: Supercop
--- 2000
--- 2010
-x- 2020: She Will

Watch a film for each rating
--- G (optional)
-x- PG: Flash Gordon
-x- PG-13: Police Story 2
-x- R: Police Story 3: Supercop
--- X / NC-17
-x- Unrated (post-MPAA 1968): A Distant Thunder

Watch a film in the following genres
--- Giallo / Krimi
--- Sword & Sandal
-x- Spaghetti Western: Roy Colt & Winchester Jack
--- Cannibal
--- Bruce-sploitation
-x- Hong Kong martial arts: Magnificent Warriors
-x- American martial arts: Circle of Iron
--- "Ninja" film
--- Bruce Lee film (bonus)
-x- Asian Action: Royal Warriors
--- Biker film
--- Stoner film
--- Carsploitation
--- FADsploitation
--- Blaxploitation:
-x- Sexploitation: Unashamed: A Romance
-x- Nudie Cutie: Elysia (Valley of the Nude)
--- Roughie
--- 70s Porn
--- Emmanuelle film
--- Teen Sex Comedy
--- Nunsploitation
--- Shocksploitation
--- Rape/Revenge
-x- Vigilante: Coffy
--- Women in Prison
--- Nazisploitation
-x- Eschploitation: A Thief in the Night
-x- Hixploitation / Moonshiners: Bloody Mama
-x- Roadshow / Cautionary: Lash of the Penitentes
-x- Juvenile Delinquent: Girl Gang
--- 60s Beach movie
--- Film starring Musical Group or Music Star
--- Elvis film (bonus)
-x- Ozploitation: Alison's Birthday
-x- Canuxploitation: Damaged Lives
--- Mexican Wrestling
--- Foreign "Ripoff"
--- Eco-Terror
-x- Pre-90s Post-Apocalypse: Land of Doom
--- Plague-sploitation
--- Mockbuster
--- "Mondo" Film
--- Documentary
--- Video Nasty
--- Critical Bomb
--- Financial Bomb
--- Razzie Winner or Nominee
--- MST3K/RiffTrax
-x- Trailer Compilation: Drive-In Delirium: The New Batch
--- LGBTQ+ Film

Watch 3 Paycheck films, A.K.A. Nic Cage / Bruce Willis Memorial
--- 1
--- 2
--- 3

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list
-x- Boris Karloff: The Black Room
-x- Cynthia Rothrock: Yes, Madam!
-x- Lon Chaney, Jr.: Spider Baby or, the Maddest Story Ever Told
-x- David Carradine: Circle of Iron
-x- Pam Grier: Coffy
--- 6
--- 7
--- 8
--- 9
--- 10

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list
-x- Enzo G. Castellari: 1990: The Bronx Warriors
-x- Roger Corman: Bloody Mama
-x- George Weiss: Girl Gang
-x- Jack Hill: Spider Baby or, the Maddest Story Ever Told
-x- Dario Argento: She Will
-x- Mario Bava: Roy Colt & Winchester Jack
--- 7
--- 8
--- 9
--- 10

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list
-x- Hammer Film Productions: The Stranglers of Bombay
-x- Something Weird Video: Lash of the Penitentes
--- 3
--- 4
--- 5

Watch 10 films from a filmmaker box set
--- 1
--- 2
--- 3
--- 4
--- 5
--- 6
--- 7
--- 8
--- 9
--- 10

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Re: List Thread 14th Annual Drive-in/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge April 1-30, 2023

2023 Drive-in/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge

Blu-ray | DVD | Theater | TV/DVR | HD-DVD

☼ = First time viewing

April 1
01. The Oldest Profession (1967)

April 2
02. Firewalker (1986)

April 3
03. The Stone Killer (1973)

April 4
04. Earthquake 7.9 (1980)
05. Confessions of a Police Captain (1971)

April 5
06. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

April 6
07. Haunting of Winchester House (2009)

April 7
08. The Executioner, Part II (1984)

April 8
09. Nude Nuns with Big Guns (2010)

April 9
10. Horror of the Zombies (1974)
11. Maximum Risk (1996)

April 10
12. Road of No Return (2009)
13. Assault Girls (2009)

April 11
14. Blade of Kings (2004)

April 12
15. Braille (2009)

April 13
16. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)

April 14
17. Mr. Mean (1977)

April 15
18. Killer Diller (1948)

April 17
19. Nobody (2007)

April 19
20. Gunshy (1998)

April 21
21. Breakout (1975)

April 22
22. For Men Only (1967)
23. School for Sex (1969)

April 23
24. Evil Dead Rise (2023)
25. The Hard Corps (2006)

April 24
26. Dragonquest (2009)

April 26
27. Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)

April 27
28. The Crater Lake Monster (1977)

April 28
29. Merlin and the War of the Dragons (2008)

April 29
30. I am Omega (2007)

April 30
31. Don't Look in the Basement (1973)
32. War of the Arrows (2011)

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Re: List Thread 14th Annual Drive-in/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge April 1-30, 2023

2023 Drive In Challenge
* First Time View
April 1

1. Godzilla, King Of The Monsters (1956) - DVD
2. Clue - DVR

April 2

3. White Zombie - YouTube

April 3

4. Creature From The Black Lagoon - Blu Ray
5. The Babe Ruth Story - Amazon Prime *
6. King Of The Zombies - YouTube
7. The Flintstones - Encore Family
8. Glen Or Glenda - YouTube *

April 5

9. Western Union - Retroplex

April 6

10. The Silencers - Cinevault Classics

April 7

11. Revolt Of The Zombies - YouTube
12. Baby Sellers - Lifetime Movie Network (*)

April 8

13. Journey To The Seventh Planet - DVR

April 10

14. Revenge Of The Zombies - YouTube

April 22

15. Attack Of The Monsters - YouTube

April 27

16. MST3K: Gamera - YouTube

April 28

17. MST3K: Gamera vs Barugon - YouTube
18. MST3K: Gamera vs Gaos - YouTube

April 29

19. The Package - Encore Suspense
20. Where The Hell’s That Gold? - Circle Network
21. Killdozer - YouTube

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Re: List Thread 14th Annual Drive-in/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge April 1-30, 2023

2023 Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge



Previous challenges:
Spoiler:

2010 = 74
2011 = 80
2012 = 105
2013 = 60
2014 = 60
2015 = 62
2016 = 61
2017 = 59
2018 = 107
2019 = 75
2020 = 102
2021 = 110
2022 = 85


Final Stats

Total =95 FTV =69 (76.8%)
Media DVD =30 BluRay =51 Streaming =14


* = first time viewing
DVD unless otherwise noted

First half list
Spoiler:

March 31
01. The Devastator (1986)* BluRay
It's Vietnam vets versus evil, vicious pot growers with the fate of a small town at stake. Short, sweet, and action packed. 6/10
02. Dune Warriors (1991)* BluRay
Typical post apocalyptic stuff has a bunch of nasty guys with vehicles and guns wiping out small peaceful towns. Has a Seven Samurai vibe with a little too much plot at times. Some good action though. 5/10

April 01
03. Wild Guitar (1962)* (The Incredibly Strange Films of Ray Dennis Steckler) BluRay
A naive singer goes to Hollywood and hooks up with a cheating promoter who almost ruins his life. Good movie. Lead Arch Hall Jr. is very likable and I thought the songs were good. Low budget but mainstream since director Steckler wasn't able to change the script as much as he would have liked. 6/10
04. Mantis in Lace aka Lila (1968)*
An exotic dancer discovers that she really likes making love while tripping on LSD but she also freaks out and hacks her lovers to pieces. The tripping scenes are fun as are the two clueless police detectives but there is A LOT of topless dancing which is OK at first but really starts slowing things down. I get that showing boobs was the whole point of the movie but enough already. 4/10

April 02
05. Extras for Wild Guitar*
Interview with Arch Hall Jr. (36 min.), The Incredibly Strange Film Show S:1 E:2 with Ray Dennis Steckler (40 min.), and interview with Ray Dennis Steckler (45 min.). All were very interesting, especially Arch Hall Jr. who talked about his career and his father who was an actor and a B-movie maker.
06. The Choppers (1961)* Prime
Five teenagers strip cars that run out of gas on deserted roads to sell the parts to a junk dealer. Standard low budget JD story but the carnage at the end kicks it up a notch. 6/10
07. Eegah (1961)* Prime
A teenage girl almost hits a caveman while driving in the desert and later becomes the object of his lust. Pretty slow moving most of the time but there are few decent tunes. Not much else though. Reportedly made as a second feature to play with The Choppers. 3/10

April 03
08. Sweet Baby Charlie aka The Sadist (1963)* BluRay
A brutal psychotic and his child like girlfriend keep three school teachers captive in a junk yard. A good, tense movie with much of the credit going to future Oscar winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond although the directing is also decent and Arch Hall Jr. does a nice job as the lead. 7/10
09. The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964) (The Incredibly Strange Films of Ray Dennis Steckler) BluRay
A teen slacker is hypnotized by an evil gypsy fortune teller and is forced to commit murders. The first film Steckler directed his way - just making things up as he went along. It is entertaining though, in a low budget way, and the mix of Vegas and lounge style musical numbers with a teenage story line just kind of works. 6/10

April 04
10. The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? commentary with Ray Dennis Steckler
OK commentary has plenty of info about the cast, crew, and locations but there is too much description of what we are seeing or are about to see.
11. Future Fear (1997)*
Maria Ford plays a soldier chasing a quirky and annoying scientist who wants to use animal/human fetuses he created to save the world from a terrible plague. Maria wants to let the fetuses come to term and not save the world. Meanwhile the crazed general who started the plague talks to nobody in particular. Maria Ford is the best part of this incoherent, unexciting mess but can't really save it. 3.5/10

April 05
12. Women's Prison Massacre (1983)*
Reporter Emmanuel is framed for drug dealing by a crooked DA and put into a women's prison where she suffers the typical indignities but it doesn't matter because the prison is taken over by four escaped male psycho-killers who make things even worse. Not your typical WIP movie. Full of bad decisions and poor planning by the authorities, a few moments are laugh out loud silly. 5.5/10
13. Caged Women aka Violence in a Women's Prison (1982)* On Women's Prison Massacre Set
The two wardens of a joint male/female prison begin to suspect that one of the women inmates is a crusading reporter. Made back to back with Women's Prison Massacre, they share most of the same cast, crew, sets and costumes. This is a slightly more traditional WIP movie with more nudity and sexual violence but also a bit more story than the other film. 5/10

April 06
14. Tomorrow's Children (1934)* BluRay
A doctor tries to help a young couple when the court orders the woman sterilized because the rest of her family are alcoholics or mentally or physically deformed. Pretty good. At first seems like a sober, balanced presentation of both sides of an issue but it's really on the pro-eugenics side. Even the doctor thinks it's fine in many situations and the resolution is not one that would apply to many cases. 5/10
15. Child Bride (1938)* BluRay
A school teacher tries to put an end to the practice of child marriage in an isolated back woods community. If you can get past the sensitive subject matter (an old guy lusting after a 12 year old girl) this is a top notch exploitation movie. Some of the acting is poor but the director and cinematographer did a good job especially in the midnight attempt to tar and feather the teacher. There is even a heroic little person moonshiner (Angelo Rossitto) who saves the day twice. 6.5/10
16. Love After Death aka Unsatisfied Love (1968)* BluRay
A virgin returns from the grave and peeps a lot until he finally gets laid after which he goes for revenge on the people who buried him alive. South American film very poorly dubbed by producer Charles Abrams who also added a lot of strip tease music. More nudity than plot which mostly doesn't make sense anyway. The nude scenes are decent but there is a lot of undressing going on. 5/10

April 07
17. The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful (1970)* (On Love After Death disc) BluRay
A politician almost certain to be elected to the Senate must face revelations about himself and other members of his household. Also produced by Charles Abrams this has a far more interesting plot and fewer but steamier sex scenes. There is also a rising level of kinkiness that helps make this an entertaining watch. 6/10
18. The Thrill Killers (1965)* (The Incredibly Strange Films of Ray Dennis Steckler) BluRay
A wandering serial killer and three other killers escaped from a mental institution terrorize Southern California. Well done for what it is. The acting is OK for the most part and there is some nice tension when the escapees first appear. There are a couple of longish chases at the end but they are always exciting and well filmed. 6.5/10

April 08
19. The Thrill Killers commentary with author Christopher Wayne Curry
OK commentary with some new info but not as much as I had hoped for. This was Curry's first commentary and it shows in spots. He's a little awkward or tentative at times and a lot of what he talks about I had already found out from other features and the liner notes. Still some interesting stuff especially about the Hypno-Vision gimmick added to the recut re-release.
20. The Laramie Kid (1935)* (Mill Creek Western Collection 250 Movie Pack Disk: 10)
Tom Tyler plays a cowboy with a gambling problem who returns to his sweetheart but finds himself accused of a bank robbery which he didn't commit. More plot than action until the end which is pretty good. One of the most feisty and competent female leads I've seen in a B-western. 5.5/10
21. The Range Busters (1940)* (Mill Creek Western Collection 250 Movie Pack Disk: 10)
Three cowboys go to a ranch to help out a friend only to find that he has been murdered by the mysterious Phantom. First of the Range Busters series staring "Crash" Corrigan, John King, and Max Terhune. Above average B-western has a real serial feel to it with a ghostly figure killing people, an abandoned mine used by the bad guys, and lot of good action. 6.5/10
22. Aligator (1980) BluRay
A baby alligator flushed down the toilet survives on carcasses pumped full of experimental hormone and grows really, really big. I saw this in the theater when it was first released and liked it a lot and I think it still holds up. Standard story with a good cast, OK effects for the most part including various bloody body parts, and well-paced directing. 7/10

April 09
23. Philo Vance's Gamble (1947)* YouTube
PI Vance investigates the murder of a shady gem dealer which was committed before his eyes. Good mystery with a solid B-movie cast in this PRC cheapie. 6/10
24. Top Cop (1990)* (Mill Creek Explosive Cinema 12 Movie Collection)
A slovenly cop from Little Rock who doesn't do things by the book takes on a drug czar who had his partner murdered. This is an awful movie. The plot is full of cliches, the dialog is often laughable, the acting is poor, and the action is mediocre. BUT this movie is hilarious and at least never boring. This really is so bad it's good which is why it gets a 4/10.
25. The Silencer (1992)* (Mill Creek Explosive Cinema 12 Movie Collection)
A female assassin comes out of retirement to take out key members of child pornography and slave ring. A creepy guy magically sees whatever she is doing on a video game console. Is he friend or foe? Who cares? Technically a better movie than Top Cop, this is just plain stupid. It's like a series of music videos strung together with interludes of a lame video game. It may be trying to be arty but it's boring and tedious. I couldn't wait for this to be over. 2/10
26. Savage (1996)* B-Movie TV
After two years, a man wakes up from a coma and develops extraordinary physical abilities along with a raging anger toward the owner of a virtual reality company. Actually pretty good. There has an interesting, if sometimes muddled, science fiction theme and the action, which predominates, is done well enough. 5/10

April 10
27. King Boxer aka Five Fingers of Death (1972) (Shawscope Volume One) BluRay
Classic Shaw Brothers' film about a young fighter who is sent away to get additional training so he cam compete in an important upcoming tournament and is opposed by a rival martial arts school. Good story and characters and excellent, sometimes bloody fights. 7.5/10

April 11
28. Bloodfist 2050 (2005)*
In order to find the murderer of his brother a man becomes a fighter in The Pit in a post apocalyptic Los Angeles. The final Bloodfist movie replaces the personable Don "The Dragon" Wilson with a likable Matt "The Champ" Mullins, also a martial arts champion. The story alternates pole dancing (which gets sleazier as the movie goes on) and fights with bits of plot thrown in occasionally. Directed by Cirio Santiago, the film starts with a clip from his film Dune Warriors which I saw earlier in the challenge. 5/10
29. The Bloody Escape (1974)*
Shaw Brothers movie about a bandit who doesn't like the more brutal approach of the new leader so he frees a captive and flees from the group. More plot and drama and a little less action than became typical but interesting in the fish-out-of-water feeling as the bandit tries to go straight. Also some interesting class distinctions crop up between the male and female leads. 6/10

April 12
30. Rat Pfink a boo boo (1966)* (The Incredibly Strange Films of Ray Dennis Steckler) BluRay
Three thugs kidnap a rock musician's girlfriend and hold her for ransom. Two costumed do-gooders pursue the crooks. Starts out fairly serious and then halfway through switches to a Batman TV show spoof. There are rock and roll songs throughout the film. Having seen the film once before I dreaded the long, silly chase and fights in the second half. They didn't seem to drag on as much as I remembered, probably because the movie runs just over an hour. Knowing what was coming also made them more tolerable but not much fun. 3.5/10
31. Rat Pfink a boo boo commentary with film studies professor Aaron AuBuchon
Good commentary with some nice insights into Steckler and interesting info about star Ron Haydock and his friendship with Steckler. (This is also discussed in an interview with film maker Don Glut who knew both men.) The commentary sometimes has a very academic tone such as comparing Steckler's work with the French New Wave about which I know very little so hey, it could be.
32. Judgement of an Assassin (1977)*
A clan is accused of a sneak attack on another clan which killed many people. A trial is scheduled which will include representatives from other clans and be administered by a retired fighter but subterfuge is afoot. Very good Shaw brothers movie about the martial world with good fights and an interesting story that isn't too confusing once you get the clan loyalties figured out. Really enjoyed this one. 7/10

April 13
33. The Lemon Grove Kids! (1968)* (The Incredibly Strange Films of Ray Dennis Steckler) BluRay
Three short kid friendly films which are tributes to The Bowery Boys. Better than I expected. Silly but not stupid. Not super funny but a pleasant watch. I thought the first two were much better than the third with the second one (involving an invasion from outer space) my favorite. 5/10
34. Bowery Buckeroos (1947)* (Warner Archive Collection The Bowery Boys Volume 2)
The boys head out west to find a lost goldmine and clear their pal Louie of a murder charge. I liked this better than the other two Bowery Boys' movies I've seen. The cowboy setting seemed to provide more variety in the comedy situations (avoided the one joke feeling I got from the other films) and even Leo Gorcey's malapropisms struck me as more clever. Still not laugh out loud funny but I did get a few chuckles out of this. 5.5/10
35. Alien from the Deep (1989)* (Sinister Cinema)
Antonio Margheriti directed movie about two environmentalists who sneak onto a corporate owned island where nuclear waste is supposed to be treated before disposal. Actually it's just being dumped into an active volcano! What could go wrong? Not what you expect when something from space crashes into a lake and spawns a bio-mechanical monster. The plot is a bit convoluted and doesn't always make sense but this is a fun movie. Charles Napier does his usual fine job as the crusty, ex-military head of security. 5/10

April 14
36. Scorpion (1986)* (Mill Creek Explosive Cinema 12 Movie Collection)
A US spy tries to unravel the intrigue behind an attack on a terrorist who is scheduled to testify before a government committee. Good action movie with a couple nice twists, standard characters, some exotic locations, and variable acting. 5.5/10
37. Tiger Claws II (1996)* (Tiger Claws 1-3) BluRay
Marks of the Tiger Claws technique are once again found on victims in New York and San Francisco so the cops that cracked the original case team up again. Once again Cynthia Rothrock is woefully underused. She only really gets into the action near the end of the story but it is worth the wait. Bolo Yeung has a more interesting role in this one which also has a touch of martial arts mysticism in the plot. 5.5/10
38. Do or Die (1991)* (Bullets, Bombs and Babes: The Films of Andy Sidaris)
US agents Donna and Nicole are targeted by a Japanese crime lord who sends a series of six teams of assassins to kill them. A slightly different plot but otherwise typical Andy Sidaris babes, gunplay, and explosions. There are quite a number of different types of vehicles and locations used along the way. 5/10

April 15
39. Tumbling Tumbleweeds (1935)* (Gene Autry Collection 7)
After an argument with his father causes Gene to leave home he returns five years later to find that his father has been murdered and Gene's former best friend on the run and accused of the crime. Above average B-western marks Gene Autry's first staring role in a feature film. Lots of action, a great cast, and good songs. There is no mystery for the viewer about who the really did it but that doesn't matter. 6/10
40. Tarzan's Magic Fountain (1949)* (Warner Archive The Tarzan Collection Starring Lex Barker)
Tarzan tries to protect the secret location of a lost city which has a fountain of youth. Lex's first Tarzan movie and he often looks puzzled as Jane and Cheeta do some of the mental heavy lifting. With Boy gone, Jane becomes the stubborn troublemaking catalyst that moves the plot along. The story is pretty good with fewer stock jungle shots than was usual and there are a couple of effective matte shots on the way to the city. 5.5/10
41. Santos vs Evil Brain (1961) (Enter Santo) BluRay
Santo and his black masked partner help the police battle a criminal scientist who is able to turn people into obedient robots. I'd seen this once before so I knew that Santo has a very different role here than in most of his later movies so I could just enjoy this for what it is - a solid mad scientist story with a crude but effective lab set and some good fights. 6/10
42. The Brain Eaters (1958) BluRay
Ultra cheap AIP flick about parasites that attach themselves to humans and control everything they do. Despite all the low budge issues (effects, score, script, acting) I still enjoy this movie. It's mostly played straight and does produce a sense of paranoia and menace. 5/10


April 16
43. London by Night (1937)* YouTube
An American newspaper man and his dog (the brains of the outfit) help a Scotland Yard inspector (a nice role for George Zucco) track down a serial killer. Good mystery even if I figured out the gist pretty early on and eventually the who. At least the police and the reporter are on friendly terms as opposed to the usual antagonism. 6/10
44. The Tough Ones (1976)* BluRay
A police detective who doesn't like to play by the rules is out to break up a crime syndicate. You're thrown into an ongoing investigation so it takes a while (for me at least) to get up to speed. There's enough story to tie the action scenes together which is all you need here. The action can be pretty violent at times and it's exciting and very entertaining. 7/10
45. Master of the World (1983)* BluRay
Italian caveman movie about two tribes who fight each other, some different folks, and some bears and wolves. Some parts are cool and some are rather gory but there are slow stretches with artistic shots of scenery or cave-people sitting around grunting at each other. The majority of dialog is grunting with a few made up words thrown in. It took me quite a while to figure out who was who and I don't think I ever got the whole story figured out. 4.5/10
46. Goodbye, 20th Century (1998)* BluRay
Macedonian (once part of Yugoslavia) film split into two main parts with a brief section in between. Part one is a typical post apocalyptic setup which gets very strange as it ends. The middle section is about a wedding ceremony in 1900 which goes bad. The third is set on New Year's Eve 1999 and is about a wake that also goes poorly. There is little direct connection between the parts except for one character and a few themes in common. Even though I really didn't get it all this movie was still engrossing. 6/10

April 17
47. Body Fever (1969)* (The Incredibly Strange Films of Ray Dennis Steckler) BluRay
A PI gets is hired to find a woman who, unbeknown to him, stole a shipment of heroin meant for a big time crime boss. Standard crime story with some Steckler touches. Nothing outrageous here but nothing outstanding either. 5/10
48. The Corpse Grinders (1971)*
Ted V. Mikels film about a cat food company adding ground up human corpse to its product resulting in house cats becoming people eaters. I was surprised that this was played so straight given the silly premise. A really bad business plan, off the wall characters, and low level acting don't hurt all that much. Some good looking women and the cool but cheesy grinding machine help make this very watchable. 5/10

April 18
49. The Proud Youth (1978)*
Shaw Brothers' movie about the relations between five virtuous mountain clans and some evil clans but things are not as clear cut as they seem. Very interesting story with a strong martial arts fantasy feel and many fast and furious fights some of which are excellent. The characters are all interesting, there are some good twists to the plot, and some of the settings are quite different from what we usually see. 8/10
50. Wild Ones on Wheels (1962)* Tubi
A gang (no motorcycles rather Jeeps and sports cars!) kidnap a newly released convict because they think he knows where $240,000 is located in the desert. Entertaining low budget crime drama with Francine York and Ray Dennis Steckler who was also cinematographer. Familiar plot (with a few little plot holes) but fairly well done with a great location for the finale at some kind of abandoned mine. Shot mostly in the desert. 5.5/10
51. Gun Girls (1957)* Tubi
Three teenage girls, at least one of which is on parole, buy some guns and try for a big score. Cautionary film about female JDs is slow moving. The girls are dim and dull, there are a couple of incoherent and dull lectures by a parole officer, and there is dull and unmoving death scene at the end. The best part of the movie is the sleazy, womanizing fence (played by Timothy Farrell) who the girls have to deal with. 4/10

April 19
52. Queen Kong (1976)* (Retromedia The Kong Collection)
The plot of King Kong with a different ending and the genders of most of the characters switched. A satire (I guess) of women's lib, Hollywood, and gender roles in the mid 1970's. Heavy handed at times and too many of the jokes are not funny and just plain stupid or silly I shouldn't have liked this but overall I thought it was amusing a lot of the time and tolerable all of the time. 5/10

April 20
53. Reefer Madness (1936) BluRay
The lives of a wholesome teenaged couple are ruined by exposure to the devil weed. I forgot how much fun this wildly insane movie is. 6.5/10
54. She Should'a Said No! (1949) BluRay
A hardworking young woman who is putting her younger brother through college falls under the influence of a uncaring drug pusher after her first reefer. Full of familiar B-move faces this isn't nearly as crazy or entertaining as Reefer Madness and is kind of slow moving and plodding at times. There is a nifty theremin tune they play when the weed kicks in. 4/10
55. The Cool and the Crazy (1958)* Tubi
A new student just out of reform school, gets a gang of JDs hooked on marijuana. Things go bad when his supply is cut off because he is also a user. Some silly stuff here like the amazing marijuana hangover the gang suffers the next day but the movie moves at a good pace. Directed by action ace William Witney. 5/10

April 21
56. Kill Squad (1982)* B-Movie TV
A Vietnam vet and business. paralyzed after a murder attempt, calls his old army squad together to try to find out what was behind the attack. The kind of movie where almost everyone knows martial arts but not a HonG Kong flick. Fights crop up every few minutes as the team tracks down an endless series of clues but for the most part are bland and unexciting. There are some hilarious scenes along with bad acting and poor writing. There is a nice funky score though. Despite all the flaws this wasn't a chore to watch. 4/10

April 22
57. The Devil's Sleep (1949)* BluRay
A judge and the police try to break a narcotics ring that has caused a huge jump in teenage crime. From the lurid painting behind the title to the dry and incoherent lectors about environment influencing criminal behavior and the safe medical use of uppers and downers this is a entertaining exposé. The acting is generally poor but once again Timothy Farrell does a good job as the scum behind the racket. 6/10
58. Sinthia: The Devil's Doll (1970)* (The Incredibly Strange Films of Ray Dennis Steckler) BluRay
A young women with daddy issues who killed her parents when she was a child and found them having sex is being treated by a shrink for nightmares. A bit of a stinker. Lots of bare boobs, naked groping, and general nudity with almost no plot and often incoherent dialogue. At one point it seems to be heading toward a satanic cult plot but no such luck. 3/10
59. Kong Island (1968) (Retromedia The Kong Collection)
Edited US version of Italian movie about a crazed scientist who can control gorillas by radio waves and wants to try it on humans so he can control the world. No Kong or island here but a jungle adventure featuring a lab in a cave, a lovely jungle girl with a faithful chimp companion, stock footage of jungle animals, and savage natives. Not bad. 5/10
60. Fists of Steel (1989)* B-Movie TV
A former boxer and special forces ace is called out of retirement to take down a really bad guy who just happened to brutally murder our hero's father. Former real life boxing champ Carlos Palomino is an appealing lead and the great Henry Silva is fun as the over the top villain. His female assassin assistant sports the most ridiculous Russian accent I ever heard. The end is kind of strange. 6/10

April 23
61. Candles at Nine (1944)* YouTube
A miserly and cranky old man takes an "accidental" tumble down the stairs and when his will is read it leaves all his wealth to someone the man's needy relatives never heard of before. OK but precious little time is actually spent on the mystery which has a vague and unsatisfying resolution. The heroine is a little annoying at times. 4.5/10
62. The Magic Sword (1962) BluRay
An orphaned prince raised by a sorceress challenges a powerful sorcerer to save the woman he loves. Directed by Bert I. Gordon with some of his most accomplished special effects. The story is a little weak at times and the ending is anticlimactic but the nifty sets along the way and good performances by Basil Rathbone and Estelle Winwood keep things interesting. 5/10
63. Son of Samson aka Maciste in the Valley of the Kings (196) BluRay
Maciste helps to free the Egyptians from the evil yoke of the invading Persians. Solid peplum with several good feats of strength and fights with some lions and crocodiles. Nice Egyptian feel and some impressive sets along with an evil queen completes the package. 6/10

April 24
64. Alligator II: The Mutation (1991)* BluRay
Another alligator grows really big in the sewers due to chemical waste and disrupts a carnival set up by a would be real estate baron. Vastly inferior sequel is just full of dumb stuff. The villain is lame with a stupid plan to start his empire. The script is full of cliches and the dialogue is often painful. Richard Lynch and Dee Wallace do their best but can't do much to help. There is some nice miniature work though, some of it from the first film. 4/10
65. Night of the Lepus (1972)
Human error with hormone injections results in hordes of giant, killer bunny rabbits rampaging through the American Southwest. It's been a while since I watched this so I forgot that there is actually some bloody scenes and just how convincing the giant rabbits look. There are way too many scenes of rabbits loping through miniature sets but otherwise a decent monster movie. 6/10
66. Gammera the Invincible (1966) BluRay
A giant, flying turtle terrorizes the world. US version of the first Gamera movie with some added scenes featuring only American actors, most of who do a pretty poor job. The scenes don't change the plot at all. Still fun to watch. 5/10
67. Blue Monkey aka Insect (1987)* BluRay
A small private hospital has to deal with an unknown fast spreading virus and two giant insects which are beginning to reproduce. This film is full of annoying things - overly cute children, an adorable alcoholic oldster, characters who have no point in the story, and many plot points that make no sense even within the logic of the film. Also while one of the giant bugs looks pretty cool, the one we see the most of is kind of crappy. 3.5/10

April 25
68. Picture Mommy Dead (1966)* BluRay
A teenage girl released from an institution three years after seeing her mother burned to death becomes a pawn for her parents and other adults trying to get a cut of her deceased mother's fortune. Well made thriller by Bert I. Gordon with a creepy finish shows he can do more than giant bugs and tiny people. His daughter Susan works well as the lead. 6.5/10
69. The Chooper aka Blood Shack (1971)* (The Incredibly Strange Films of Ray Dennis Steckler) BluRay
A retired horror actress inherits a ranch that has an old run down shack supposedly haunted by a deadly Indian spirit known as The Chooper. This is the longer version padded with rodeo footage made for theatrical release. Not a bad idea for a story but a pathetically low budget produces a bit of a snoozer. It still has some of the Steckler "charm" (The Chooper itself) but the opening credits are the best part. 4.5/10
70. The Chooper commentary with author Joe Bob Briggs
Amusing with some info on the various stars and of course a lot of the Joe Bob takes on what we're seeing.
71. Joshua (1976)* (Fred Williamson Signature Collection Vol. #3) BluRay
A cowboy pursues the men who murdered his mother and picks them off one by one. Fred Williamson looks great as a cowboy and some of the story takes place in snowy mountains which gives a different feel but the movie is slow moving and the very repetitive soundtrack gets really annoying at times. 4.5/10
72. Mr Mean (1977)* (Fred Williamson Signature Collection Vol. #3) BluRay
Fred stars as a mercenary who is hired by a Mafia don to kill another don who has embarrassed the organization. A little hard to follow at first due to some print damage and later due to a muddled script. Entertaining enough with some nice shots of Rome. 5/10

April 26
73. Van Nuys Blvd. (1979) (Mill Creek Explosive Cinema 12 Movie Collection)
A snall town teen gets fed up with his boring life (despite the naked girlfriend waiting in his trailer) and points his souped up van to Los Angeles so he can cruise on Van Nuys Blvd. where he finds nookie, friends and love. Pleasant teen comedy with some nudity and a lead who is a little bit of a dick at times. 5/10
74. The Cheerleaders (1973)* BluRay
A bunch of hot-to-trot high school cheerleaders will do anything to help the football team win the big game or for any other reason at all. OK, with a huge amount of nudity. The acting is poor and it does drag a little in spots but wait, there's more T and A just around the corner. 4.5/10
75. Rad (1986)* BluRay
A loval boy who is a fan of BMX racing has a chance to participate in a big race being held in his own town but has to contend with evil businessmen as well as corporate sponsored riders. VERY familiar plot with some seriously sappy parts but the bike tricks are amazing and I had a lot of fun watching this. 7/10
76. Surf II (1983)* BluRay
Surfers who want to compete in the big surfing contest must contend with zombies created by a brilliant nerdy science student who hates all surfers. An incredibly stupid movie (intentional) that gave me a few laughs and wasn't a chore to watch. 5/10

April 27
77. The Hollywood Strangler Meets the Skid Row Slasher (1979)* (The Incredibly Strange Films of Ray Dennis Steckler) BluRay
A strangler and a slasher are attracted to each other but no good comes of it. Some great shots of sleazy Hollywood street life at the time and Pierre Agostino is OK as the strangler. The basic idea was a good one but the execution is lacking with the same thing happening over and over again just with different victims. Mostly narration with little (dubbed) dialogue which also goes over the same stuff over and over. 4/10
78. A Smell of Honey, a Swallow of Brine (1966)* (SWV David F. Friedman Triple Feature)
Sandy may be the ultimate tease - she eggs her lovers on until she is down to just panties then backs off and accuses them of rape. This of course ruins several lives. Sandy is a nasty piece of business well played by star Stacey Walker. Lots of nudity of course and quite an ending. 5.5/10
79. A Sweet Sickness (1968)* (SWV David F. Friedman Triple Feature)
A young woman tries to become an actress in Hollywood without resorting the the casting couch but ultimately fails. Lots of nudity and several bizarre situations but slow moving and ultimately tiresome. 4/10
80. The Brick Dollhouse (1967)* (SWV David F. Friedman Triple Feature)
A detective investigate the murder of a young woman and has to listen to stories of the recent sexual exploits of the female roommates. Lots and lots of nudity and this time in living color! I was totally boobed out at this point and just didn't care. Perhaps the longest 55 minutes of my life. Just awful. 2/10
81. King Dinosaur (1955) (VCI 50's Sci-Fi Double Feature)
A new planet enters our solar system and a spaceship is quickly built so the US can claim the prize. Bert I. Gordon's first theatrical feature. The movie is kind of dumb (the new planet looks exactly like Earth for the most part), the effects are crude, and the characters, all scientists, are dim but I still kind of like this one. 4/10.

April 28
82. The Las Vegas Serial Killer (1986)* (The Incredibly Strange Films of Ray Dennis Steckler) BluRay
A strangler is released from prison due to a favorable psychiatric report and immediately goes on a rampage in Las Vegas. Many similarities to The Hollywood Strangler Meets the Skid Row Slasher (it's a sequel) but with more variety. Kept my interest better than the original 5/10
83. An American Hippie in Israel (1972)* BluRay
After spending several years in Europe a Vietnam vet goes to Israel looking for people to share his dreams of freedom and peace. Things don't work out too well. Interesting story if a bit predictable. When things go wrong it gets pretty intense. 6.5/10
84. The Cyclops (1957) BluRay
A woman recruits three men to help her search for her fiancee who disappeared in a remote region of Mexico three years ago. Early Bert I. Gordon film is almost a template for the later War of the Colossal Beast. The effects aren't as good but the story is more interesting than I remembered. 6/10
85. Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957)
When a young woman and her future husband ask her guardian for his blessing she discovers that she is the daughter of the infamous Dr. Jekyll and may have inherited a madness caused by his experiment. No surprises but director Edgar G. Ulmer is able to make this low budget film more than watchable. 6.5/10

April 29
86. The Boy and the Pirates (1960)* Prime
Bert I Gordon helmed kid's adventure movie about a boy who finds a genie in a bottle and wishes he could sail with pirate - he gets his wish. Ok movie with a bit of Gordon's size effects since the genie is always small enough to fit in the bottle. 5/10
87. Tormented (1960) Prime
More Bert I. Gordon in this ghost story about a jazz pianist who let's his former girlfriend die so she won't interfere with his upcoming marriage into a wealthy family. Supernatural and mundane problems follow. Good story with a few nice effects and one of my favorite B-movie guys, Richard Carlson, in the lead. 6/10
88. Double Face (1969)* BluRay
Klaus Kinski plays a man whose wife is killed in an auto accident but several events and people make him begin to think that she is not really dead. Marketed as both a giallo and a krimi depending on the country this doesn't have a high body count but is a nifty little mystery. 5.5/10
89. The Avenging Eagle (1978)*
Shaw Brothers film about a member of a group of assassins who begins to have second thoughts about his profession. Lots of fights and a straightforward but interesting story with good acting. 6/10
90. The Amazing Colossal Man (1957) VHS
After being caught in a plutonium explosion an army major starts getting very, very big. One of may favorite Bert I. Gordon movies still isn't on disk, at least in this country, as far as I know. 6.5/10

April 30
91. Kung Fu Trailers of Fury (2016)* BluRay
I was hesitant about watching two hours of kung fu trailers but this exceeded my expectations. Almost all of these were Chinese language trailers and almost all of them were great.
92. Necromancy (1972)* Prime 5.5/10
Bert I. Gordon directs and Orson Wells stars in this predictable story of witchcraft. Has the kind of ending that I really dislike but until then it was pretty good. 5.5/10
93. Attack of the Puppet People (1958) BluRay 6/10
94. War of the Colossal Beast (1958) BluRay 6/10
95. Earth vs the Spider aka The Spider (1958) BluRay 6/10

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April 08
1. Carry On Don't Lose Your Head (1966)
A solid entry in the lowbrow British comedy series of Carry On films, this time set during the French Revolution.

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The 14th Annual Drive-in/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge

2023-04-03
1. The Beatniks (1960) tubi
Note: Non-MST3K version
2. Rat Fink (1965) tubi
3. Beat Girl (1960) tubi
4. Rag Doll (1961) tubi
5. Daddy-O (1958) tubi
Note: Non-MST3K version
6. Mystery Science Theater 3000 “The Batwoman” (1968 / 2022) Pluto TV
7. The Mads Are Back “Glen Or Glenda” (1953 / 2020) YouTube
​​​​​​Roger Corman’s Birthday!
8. Teenage Caveman (1958) tubi
Note: Non-MST3K version
9. The Undead (1957) tubi
Note: Non-MST3K version
2023-04-06
10. Trapeze Disrobing Act (1901) YouTube
11. Mystery Science Theater 3000 “The Mask” (1961/2020) Pluto TV
2023-04-07
12. The Ghost Club (2003) tubi
​​​​​​14. The Mummy And The Monkey’s Hairy Scary Hangout Ep 196 “Die, Sister, Die!” (1978/2023) YouTube
2023-04-09
15. Cinematic Titanic “Rattlers” (1976/2012) tubi
​​​​​​2023-04-12
16. Ghost House (1987) tubi
Note: The non-Rifftrax Version
2023-04-14
17. The Mummy And The Monkey’s Hairy Scary Hangout Ep. 197 “The Black Raven” (1943/2023) YouTube
2023-04-15
18. The Monster And The Ape “Chapter 1: The Mechanical Terror” (1945) tubi
19. The Monster And The Ape “Chapter 2: The Edge Of Doom” (1945) tubi
20. The Monster And The Ape “Chapter 3: Flames Of Fate” (1945) tubi
21. The Monster And The Ape “Chapter 4: The Fatal Search” (1945) tubi
22. Cocaine Bear (2023) Peacock
23. Cocaine Bear: The True Story (2023) Peacock
24. The Monster And The Ape “Chapter 5: Rocks Of Doom” (1945) tubi
2023-04-17
25. The Monster And The Ape “Chapter 6: A Friend In Disguise” (1945) tubi
26. The Monster And The Ape “Chapter 7: A Scream In The Night” (1945) tubi
27. The Monster And The Ape “Chapter 8: Death In The Dark” (1945) tubi
28. The Monster And The Ape “Chapter 9: The Secret Tunnel” (1945) tubi
29. The Monster And The Ape “Chapter 10: Forty Thousand Volts” (1945) tubi
30. The Monster And The Ape “Chapter 11: The Mad Professor” (1945) tubi
31. The Monster And The Ape “Chapter 12: Shadows Of Destiny” (1945) tubi
32. The Monster And The Ape “Chapter 13: The Gorilla At Large” (1945) tubi
33. The Monster And The Ape “Chapter 14: His Last Flight” (1945) tubi
34. The Monster And The Ape “Chapter 15: Justice Triumphs” (1945) tubi
2023-04-19
35. Mystery Science Theater 3000 “H. G. Wells' The Shape Of Things To Come” (1979/2022) Pluto TV

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Been too long and I literally just remembered this. Hope to get through some as we start on a weekend.
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"If it's a good picture, it's a Miracle"
2023

APRIL 1
1) SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND (1978) * - Answer: "Kids today don't know the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper. And when those who do see our film and hear us doing it, that will be the version they relate to and remember. Unfortunately, the Beatles will be secondary. You see, there is no such thing as the Beatles" - Robin Gibb. Question: What are quotes that did not age well?

2) THE APPLE - Time has been kind to wacky musical Biblical allegory. Ill conceived and embarrassing, but it works for this one.



APRIL 2
3) THE DENTIST * - Corbin Bernsen as titular character driven to madness by cheating wife in Brian Yuzna's campy thriller. SPFX mouths are a highlight.

4) BARBARELLA * - Cool special effects (Jane Fonda doesn't count, although she's cool too) enliven at times lackluster script in Roger Vadim's live action sci fi comic book. Never boring.


APRIL 3
5) COBRA * - Sylvester Stallone takes on nihilistic gang of sadists in very 80s action epic from the glory days of Cannon Films. Fast paced, violent and (unintentionally?) funny. This kind of rocks.


APRIL 4
6) THE LONG RIDERS * - Director Walter Hill goes full Peckinpah in violent story of James/Younger gang.


APRIL 5
7) GAS! OR...IT BECAME NECESSARY TO DESTROY THE WORLD IN ORDER TO SAVE IT * - Roger Corman's bizarre satire of life in America after a military snafu leaves everyone over 25 dead. The humor is pitch black, but astute. Corman's final film for AIP.


APRIL 7
ROMERO FEST
8) NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD - "That's important, isn't it? To be right, everybody else to be wrong."

9) DAWN OF THE DEAD - "It's ours. We took it."

10) DAY OF THE DEAD - "Well, what do you know? We are heroes after all. What a relief."

11) LAND OF THE DEAD - "Looks like God left the phone off the hook, huh baby?"

In an interview, author Tim Lucas had a nice quote when asked about the enduring appeal of George Romero's filmography. "His movies never stop telling us the truth."


APRIL 8
12) NIGHT OF THE LEPUS - Easter theme. Rabbits.


APRIL 9
13) CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD - Easter theme #2. Resurrected dead people.

14) THE DENTIST 2 * - Corbin Bernsen returns as crazed doctor assuming a new identity in a small town and desperately trying to keep it together. "Vertigo" reference is amusing.

15) CREATURE FROM THE HAUNTED SEA * - Charles B. Griffith's satirical script makes this Roger Corman quickie worth a look.


APRIL 10
16) BOG * - Amateurish but watchable tale of weird creature awakened from swamp bottom by dynamite fisherman (not that he's cool, he was using dynamite to kill the fish). Monster is barely seen, likely for good reason. Veteran cast seems to be trying but Aldo Ray doesn't wait until the cameras stop rolling to have a drink.


APRIL 11
17) POINT BREAK (1991) * - I love the idea of a surfer gang that robs banks to support their beach bum lifestyle. Too bad Keanu shows up to ruin the fun!


APRIL 12
18) OUR WINNING SEASON * - Good performances and direction from Joseph Rueben save otherwise standard story of teenage angst in the spring of 1967. Excellent for track and field fans.


APRIL 14
19) DEADLY FORCE * - Wings Hauser stars as pariah ex cop on the trail of a brutal, unpredictable serial killer. Although Hauser's Stoney Cooper (great name) can be a bit of an a-hole, even to allies and particularly his wife, he's always fun to watch. Easy to see why this one didn't spawn a franchise.


APRIL 15
20) I BURY THE LIVING * - Intriguing premise undermined by disappointing finale. Well acted and directed with great atmosphere.

21) THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION - Hicksploitation meets monster movie in unforgettable Wisconsin lensed epic.


APRIL 16
22) GAME OF DEATH * - Reworking of Bruce Lee's final unfinished film is surprisingly coherent if not entirely successful.

23) MOONSHINE COUNTY EXPRESS * - Entertaining New World Pictures backwoods potboiler. Great cast.


APRIL 17
24) THE CORPSE VANISHES * - A creepy castle, a dark and stormy night, secret passages, mad scientists, humongous hypodermics and Bela Lugosi make for a fun, if creaky evening.


APRIL 18
25) LISA * - Surprisingly bland story of precocious teen's inadvertent involvement with serial killer rapist. Coming from Gary (Vice Squad) Sherman, I was expecting something edgier and darker. More Lifetime than Ramrod.


APRIL 20
26) STEEL (1979) * - Lee Majors stars as traumatized steel worker brought in as foreman to finish job with impossible deadline and deal with evil types trying to stop him. Lensed at actual skyscraper construction site giving the film a vertigo inducting authenticity. Stuntman A.J. Bakunas died performing a fall when the airbag failed.


APRIL 21
27) THE NORSEMAN * - After leaving Boggy Creek and sundown dreading towns behind, writer/director Charles B. Pierce headed to the past to helm this would be epic tale of Vikings vs Native Americans in 11th century America. Lee Majors heads pretty good cast but low energy and budget make things tough going at times. Oil tanker in background of one scene adds character.


APRIL 22
28) EVIL DEAD RISE * - Uninspired fifth entry in beloved spaltstick series. A laborious setup harbingers vapid story that makes little use of new urban setting and repeats several bits from previous films with much less effectiveness. Bonkers at times, but not bonkers enough.

29) NAKED LUNCH - Probably works better as a David Cronenberg film than adaptation of William Burroughs novel. Trippy and darkly funny. Great performances.


APRIL 23
30) THE LAST CHASE - Cars are illegal in this Canadian dystopian sci-fi action flick. Lee Majors and Chris Makepeace star as rebellious citizens of a totalitarian America, on the run to California in the last car on the road. Fascists bring in retired fighter pilot Burgess Meredith to join the chase.


APRIL 24
31) THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE * - Mad scientist keeps wife's severed head alive while he peruses the local hotties looking for a suitable body. Weird.


APRIL 25
32) DICK TRACY MEETS GRUESOME * - Fourth and final film in RKO Films series. Fast paced and funny, with a great performance by Boris Karloff as Gruesome. Best line: "If I didn't know better I'd swear we were doing business with Boris Karloff!"


APRIL 26
33) THREE IN THE ATTIC * - A college lothario is found out by 3 women who do not take it well and hatch a devilish revenge scheme. They lock him in an attic and punish him with daily sex. Amazingly, it works. Wacky counter culture comedy from AIP.


APRIL 27
34) RIOT ON SUNSET STRIP * - More like peaceful protest on Sunset Strip. Good music but gets bogged down with family melodrama. Mimsy Farmer's freak out is a memorable highlight. And there is no riot!


APRIL 28
35) SPAWN OF THE SLITHIS * - Muck creature stalks Venice, California in eccentric low budget monster fest.


APRIL 29
36) THE LEMON GROVE KIDS MEET THE MONSTERS * - More mugging that a dark ally in Gotham City. At times seems a bit like a glorified home movie. Middle section is watchable.

37) METALSTORM: THE DESTRUCTION OF JARED-SYN IN 3D * - Not as good as director Charles Band's previous 3D epic "Parasite", but this "Road Warrior" riff is still wacky fun. Great 3D with a memorable one armed baddie. Ending seems to be setting up a sequel that never came.

38) COONSKIN *

39) WHISKEY MOUNTAIN * - Not bad "Deliverance" rip off from director William Grefe. Christopher George and Roberta Collins are good as two of the victimized city folk.


APRIL 30
40) THE HAUTING OF JULIA (FULL CIRCLE) - Stylish thriller with Mia Farrow as grieving mother starting a new life following he tragic death of young daughter. She becomes convinced she's being haunted by the ghost of a child, but the specter may not be who she expects. Well directed by Richard Loncraine with a chilling final image. Based on Peter Straub's novel.

41) HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD - The perfect and usual capper.


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(Taking it easy by just trying 1 film a day)

1st:
1. Dead Men Ride (1971)
2nd:
2. Murder With Music (1941)
3rd:
3. Dreaming Purple Neon (2016)
4th:
4. My Body Hungers (1967)
5th:
5. Swap Meet at The Love Shack (1973)
6th:
6. Prisoner of Paradise (1980)
7th:
7. Angel 4: Undercover (1994)
8th:
8. The Hornet's Sting and The Hell It Caused (2014)
9th:
9. Hercules (1958)
12th:
10. Not Of This Earth (1988)
13th:
11. Daughter of the Tong (1939)
14th:
12. Hot Times at The Lost Oasis (2020)
15th:
13. Cocaine Bear (2023)
16th:
14. The Devil's Three (1979)
17th:
15. Danish & Blue (1970)
18th:
16. Deaf Mute Heroine (1971)
19th:
17. Souls For Sale (1949)
20th:
18. Samanka (1982)
21st:
(Late Night w/ Joe Bob)
19. Zombie
20.The Beyond
22nd:
21. The Punishment (1973)
24th:
22. Burlesque in Harlem (1949)
25th:
23. The Born Losers (1967) (w/ Tom & Dolores commentary)
26th:
24. Frankenstein Created Bikers (2016)
27th:
25. Lust Weekend (1967)
28th:
26. The Swingin' Stewardesses (1971)
29th:
27. Bandits vs Samurai Squad (1978)

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Title in BLACK = From my personal DVD / Blu Ray collection.
Title in RED = Seen on Youtube.
Title in BLUE = Seen at the movies during current theatrical run.
Title in GREEN = Seen on TV during regular broadcasting.
Title in ORANGE = Seen on free streaming channels (Plex, Tubi, etc.)
Title in PURPLE = Seen on HBO Max or Amazon Prime

April 1
1. La Mujer Murciélago (The Batwoman)
(1968) When she wrestles she wears a full bodysuit, but when she fights crime she wears a bikini. Awesome.

ANDY SIDARIS MARATHON!
April 2
3. Hard Ticket to Hawaii
(1987) Playboy Playmates Donna Speir and Hope Marie Carlton are two special agents that... well, the plot is a bit fuzzy. But there's boobs and a killer snake, so I'm satisfied.

April 3
4. Savage Beach
(1989) Donna Speir and Hope Marie Carlton are joined by more gorgeous babes that are topless at least once in the movie. More boobs and violence than in Hard Ticket to Hawaii.
5. Picasso Trigger (1988) Playboy Playmates Donna Speir and Hope Marie Carlton return!
6. Guns (1990) Donna Speir and new sidekick Roberta Vasquez (even though she had appeared as a different character in Picasso Trigger) plus more gorgeous babes go up against Erik Estrada who stars as a mob boss called Jack of Diamonds - I kid you not.

April 4
7. Do or Die
(1991) Donna Speir and Roberta Vasquez go up against mob boss Pat Morita (Mr. Miyagi)! Erik Estrada returns but as a different character than in Guns.

April 5
8. Hard Hunted
(1993) Donna Speir and Roberta Vasquez on the trail of a nuclear trigger device hidden inside a jade Buddha, but who cares, the babes are buxom (and nude) and the action is aplenty.

April 6
9. Hard Hunted
(1993) Donna Speir and Roberta Vasquez return one last time in a sort-of sequel to Hard Hunted as it features the same villain - Kane played by R.J. Moore (Roger Moore's son) who in one scene plays homage to his father's 007 movies.

April 7
10. BMX Bandits
(1983) A teen Nicole Kidman is part of a trio of BMX riding kids who go up against some criminals. Lots of BMX bike riding and simple fun. Loved it.

April 8
11. Wonder Woman
(1974) Not the Lynda Carter nor Gal Gadot version of WW but a made for TV movie. A powerless Wonder Woman (as she was in the comics for a short time) goes against Ricardo Montalban. Cathie Lee Crosby plays Wonder Woman with elegance and charm. The movie is low budget to be sure, but taken for what it is it's enjoyable.

April 9
12. The Wind
(1986) The crystalline-eyed Meg Foster stars as an author who goes to the windy coast of Greece, there she encounters a killer. Pretty standard slasher film. Foster's luminous eyes are the star here.

April 10
13. Moonfall
(2022) The dialogue, the stupid story, the deplorable acting, the first movie in this challenge that I have not enjoyed.

April 11
14. Hercules and the Tyrants of Babylonia
(1964) Peter Lupus billed as Rock Stevens stars as Hercules. The gorgeous Helga Liné is the evil antagonist.

Last edited by pagefrance; 04-25-23 at 12:50 PM. Reason: List update

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