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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
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
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
* 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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April 1
1: Thriller: A cruel picture (1973) 4k Rape Revenge
2: Thriller: A cruel picture (1973) 4k commentary

April 2
3: What Waits Below (1984)*

April 5
4: The Thing (1951)
5: Boggy Creek II (1985)*
6: Jim, The World's Greatest (1976)* Don Coscarelli
7: Kenny and Company (1976) * Don Coscarelli

April 6
8 The Victim (1972) *
9: The Night Stalker (1972)*

April 7
10 Phantasm (1978) Don Coscarelli
11: Sixteen (1972)* Mercedes McCambridge Jack H Harris Enterprises

April 8
12 The Child (1977) * Boxoffice International Pictures
13 Phantasm II (1988) *

April 12
14 Dawn of the Dead (1978)

April 13
15 For Your Height Only (1981)*

April 14
16: Toxic Avenger (1986)
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 -The Thing
* 1960 -
* 1970 - Jim the World's Greatest
* 1980 -Boggy Creek 2
* 1990 -
* 2000 -
* 2010 -
* 2020 -
Watch a film for each rating:
* G - (optional)
* PG - (optional) Jim
* PG-13 - (optional)
* R - (optional)
* X (or NC-17) - (optional)
* Unrated (post-MPAA 1968) - (optional)Thriller


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 FILIPINO For You Height Only (1981)*
* 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 Thriller
Vigilante Film
Women in Prison
Nazisploitation
Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation)
Hixploitation/Moonshiners Sixteen (1972)* Mercedes McCambridge
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
Canuxploitation
Mexican Wrestling Film
Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema) For You Height Only (1981)*
Eco-Terror Film Boggy Creek 2
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
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 Sixteen (1972)* Mercedes McCambridge
* 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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2024 Drive In Challenge
March 31

1. The Meg - TNT

April 1

2. Arrows In The Dust - GRIT
3. The Unholy Three - TCM
4. Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams - HDNET Movies

April 5

5. Battle Royale - MGM+ Drive In
6. The Island - Encore
7. She Wolf Of London - Digital Copy

April 6

8. Anaconda 3: Offspring - Sony Movie Channel
8.33 The Three Stooge: A Snitch In Time - MeTV

April 7

9.33 Gunfight In Abilene - Encore
10.33 500 MPH Storm - Comet TV

April 9

11.33 The Hit - Indieplex
12.33 Doc Holliday - Xumo TV

April 10

13.33 GI Joe: The Movie - YouTube

April 11

14.33 Secrets In The Building - LMN

April 13

15.33 GI Joe: Spy Troops The Movie - DVD
15.66 The Three Stooges: Sock-a-Bye-Baby - MeTV

April 15

16.66 Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles - AMC
17.66 The Werewolf vs The Vampire Woman - DVR
18.66 Barbarossa - Circle Country
19.66 Lake Placid - DVR

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I don't think I've ever done a movie challenge here. Ever. I will watch a few for this. Thanks for running it!












47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)








Skinamarink (2022)


March 31, 2024
47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) PG-13

- - - - - - - - - - Total Movies - - - - - - - - - -
02 Total Movies
01 Repeat Viewings
01 1st Time Viewings
- - - - - - - - - - Audience - - - - - - - - - -
01 Solo
00 with Spouse
00 with Spouse, Kid #1, Kid #2
00 with Spouse, Kid #1
00 with Spouse, Kid #2
01 with Kid #1, Kid #2
00 with Kid #1
00 with Kid #2
- - - - - - - - - - By Platform - - - - - - - - - -
00 Theater
00 4K
00 Blu-ray
00 DVD
00 Amazon Prime
00 Apple TV+
00 Disney+
01 Hulu
01 Netflix
00 Paramount+ / Showtime
00 Peacock
00 Pluto TV
00 YouTube

Chronological Viewing: Date I Watched | Title (Year) | 1st or Repeat Viewing | Theater/Platform | Audience
03.31.2024 47 Meters Down Uncaged (2019) - Rep. | NetflIx | Kid #1, Kid #2
04.01.2024 Pearl (2022) - 1st | Paramount+ | Solo
04.01.2024 Men (2022) - 1st | Paramount+ | Solo
04.02.2024 Skinamarink (2022) - 1st | Hulu | Solo

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 -
* 1980 -
* 1990 -
* 2000 -
* 2010 - 47 Meters Down: Uncaged
* 2020 - Skinamarink
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
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
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
* 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






Thank you, this is fun!

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First Time View - ¤

03/31/2024
01. The Door with Seven Locks,, 1963, Alfred Vohrer, Movie, Stream, DE, B&W,

04/01/2024
02. Kiss Kiss...Bang Bang,, 1966, Duccio Tessari, Movie, Stream, IT, Color, ¤

04/02/2024
03. Lucky, The Inscrutable,, 1967, Jesús Franco, Movie, Stream, SP, Color, ¤

04/03/2024
04. Carry On Cowboy,, 1965, Gerald Thomas, Movie, Stream, GB, Color, ¤

04/04/2024
05. Cat City,, 1986, Béla Ternovszky, Movie, Stream, HU, Color, ¤

04/06/2024
06. Swordsman and Enchantress,, 1978, Chor Yuen, Movie, Stream, HK, Color,
07. Django,, 1966, Sergio Corbucci, Movie, Stream, IT, Color,
08. Amour of God,, 1986, Jackie Chan\Eric Tsang, Movie, Stream, HK, Color,

04/09/2024
09. Dead Men Tell,, 1941, Harry Lachman, Movie, Stream, US, B&W,

04/10/2024
10. Chandu the Magician,, 1932, Marcel Varnel/William Cameron Menzies, Movie, Stream, US, B&W, ¤

04/11/2024
11. Jack's Back,, 1988, Rowdy Herrington, Movie, Stream, US, Color, ¤

04/12/2024
12. Mystery of the White Room,, 1939, Otis Garrett, Movie, Stream, US, B&W, ¤

04/13/2024
13. Ypotron - Final Countdown,, 1966, Giorgio Stegani, Movie, Stream, IT, Color, ¤

04/14/2024
14. Royal Tramp,, 1992, Wong Jing, Movie, Stream, HK, Color,

04/15/2024
15. Royal Tramp 2,, 1992, Wong Jing, Movie, Stream, HK, Color,

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2024 Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge

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

☼ = First time viewing

March 31
01. Messenger of Death (1988)

April 2
02. Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)

April 3
03. Sand Serpents (2009)

April 4
04. Kung Fu: The Punch of Death (1972)

April 5
05. The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)

April 6
06. Monkey Man (2024)
07. Emmanuelle (1974)
08. Return of the Tiger (1977)

April 7
09. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (2024)
10. The Violent Professionals (1973)

April 8
11. Mean Frank and Crazy Tony (1973)

April 9
12. Death Race 2050 (2017)

April 10
13. Macon County Line (1974)

April 11
14. Three Tough Guys (1974)

April 12
15. Mandinga (1976)

April 13
16. Sheena (1984)

April 14
17. Arcadian (2024)
18. Go, Kill, Come Back (1967)

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Mr. Cellophane's 2024 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. Xanadu (Robert Greenwald)*
    1980 / United States / 96 minutes / Criterion Channel / Razzie Nominee / 3-31

  2. Nudist Life (Maurice H. Zouary)*
    1961 / United States / 72 minutes / Roadshow / 3-31

  3. Huang jia shi jie zhi III: Ci xiong da dao / In the Line of Duty III (Arthur Wong / Brandy Yuen)*
    1988 / Hong Kong / 90 minutes / Martial Arts / 4-1

  4. Emmanuelle (Just Jaeckin)*
    1974 / France / 95 minutes / Sexploitation / 4-1

  5. Ingagi (William Campbell)*
    1930 / United States / 81 minutes / Roadshow / 4-2

  6. Angel Unchained (Lee Madden)*
    1970 / United States / 86 minutes / Bikersploitation / 4-2

  7. If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do? (Ron Ormond)
    1971 / United States / 52 minutes / Mubi / Eschploitation / 4-4

  8. The Warrior and the Sorceress (John C. Broderick)*
    1984 / United States & Argentina / 81 minutes / Plex / Sword & Sorcery / 4-4

  9. The Alpha Incident (Bill Rebane)*
    1978 / United States / 95 minutes / Plaguesploitation / 4-4

  10. Blind Rage (Efren C. Pińon)*
    1976 / United States / 81 minutes / Martial Arts / 4-5

  11. The New Barbarians a.k.a. Warriors of the Wasteland (Enzo G. Castellari)
    1983 / Italy & United States / 91 minutes / Post-Apocalypse / 4-6

  12. Old Henry (Potsy Ponciroli)*
    2021 / United States / 99 minutes / BD / Indie Western / 4-6

  13. Steel Dawn (Lance Hool)*
    1987 / United States / 100 minutes / Post-Apocalypse / 4-6

  14. Hard Ticket to Hawaii (Andy Sidaris)*
    1987 / United States / 96 minutes / DVD / B-Movie / 4-6

  15. Legend of the Roller Blade Seven (Donald G. Jackson)*
    1992 / 90 minutes / YouTube / Inexplicable / 4-6

  16. The Lost World (Timothy Bond)
    1992 / Canada & United States / 99 minutes / B-Movie / 4-7

  17. Return to the Lost World (Timothy Bond)
    1992 / Canada & United States / 94 minutes / B-Movie / 4-7

  18. The Believer's Heaven (Ron Ormond)*
    1977 / United States / 58 minutes / Mubi / Eschploitation / 4-7

  19. Olga's House of Shame (Joseph P. Mawra)*
    1964 / United States / 70 minutes / Mubi / Sexploitation / 4-8

  20. The Game (Bill Rebane)*
    1984 / United States / 95 minutes / B-Movie / 4-8

  21. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (Adam Wingard)*
    2024 / United States / 115 minutes / Modern Kaiju / 4-9

  22. Ôkami yakuza: Koroshi wa ore ga yaru / Yakuza Wolf: I Perform Murder (Ryűichi Takamori)*
    1972 / Japan / 87 minutes / Asian Action / 4-10

  23. Before I Hang (Nick Grinde)*
    1940 / United States / 62 minutes / B-Movie / 4-11

  24. I coltelli del vendicatore / Knives of the Avenger (Mario Bava & Leopoldo Savona)*
    1966 / Italy / 85 minutes / Sword & Sandal / 4-12

  25. Purple Rain (Albert Magnoli)*
    1984 / United States / 111 minutes / Amazon rental / Razzie Nominee / 4-14

  26. Ms .45 (Abel Ferrar)*
    1981 / United States / 80 minutes / Kanopy / Revenge / 4-15

  27. Hot Thrills and Warm Chills (Dale Berry)*
    1967 / United States / 68 minutes / Mubi / Sexploitation / 4-15

Checklist
Spoiler:

Watch one film from every decade of film history
--- 1890 (optional)
--- 1900 (optional)
--- 1910 (optional)
--- 1920 (optional)
--- 1930
--- 1940
--- 1950
--- 1960
--- 1970
--- 1980
-x- 1990: The Lost World
--- 2000
--- 2010
-x- 2020: Old Henry

Watch a film for each rating
--- G (optional)
--- PG
-x- PG-13: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
-x- R: Purple Rain
--- X / NC-17
--- Unrated (post-MPAA 1968)

Watch a film in the following genres
--- Giallo / Krimi
-x- Sword & Sandal: nives of the Avenger
--- Spaghetti Western
--- Cannibal
--- Bruce-sploitation
-x- Hong Kong martial arts: In the Line of Duty III
--- American martial arts
--- "Ninja" film
--- Bruce Lee film (bonus)
-x- Asian Action: Yakuza Wolf: I Perform Murder
-x- Biker film: Angel Unchained
--- Stoner film
--- Carsploitation
--- FADsploitation
--- Blaxploitation
--- Sexploitation
--- Nudie Cutie
-x- Roughie: Olga's House of Shame
--- 70s Porn
-x- Emmanuelle film: Emmanuelle
--- Teen Sex Comedy
--- Nunsploitation
--- Shocksploitation
-x- Rape/Revenge: Ms .45
--- Vigilante
--- Women in Prison
--- Nazisploitation
-x- Eschploitation: If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?
--- Hixploitation / Moonshiners
-x- Roadshow / Cautionary: Ingagi
--- Juvenile Delinquent
--- 60s Beach movie
--- Film starring Musical Group or Music Star
--- Elvis film (bonus)
--- Ozploitation
--- Canuxploitation
--- Mexican Wrestling
--- Foreign "Ripoff"
--- Eco-Terror
--- Pre-90s Post-Apocalypse
-x- Plague-sploitation: The Alpha Incident
--- Mockbuster
--- "Mondo" Film
-x- Documentary: Nudist Life
--- Video Nasty
--- Critical Bomb
--- Financial Bomb
-x- Razzie Winner / Nominee: Xanadu
--- MST3K/RiffTrax
--- Trailer Compilation
--- LGBTQ+ Film

Watch 3 Paycheck films, A.K.A. Nic Cage / Bruce Willis Memorial
-x- Joe Estevez: Legend of the Roller Blade Seven
--- 2
--- 3

Watch 10 films starring anyone from the actors safe list
-x- David Carradine: The Warrior and the Sorceress
-x- D'Urville Martin: Blind Rage
-x- Patrick Swayze: Steel Dawn
-x- Boris Karloff: Before I Hang
--- 5
--- 6
--- 7
--- 8
--- 9
--- 10

Watch 10 films Directed/Produced by anyone from the directors/producers safe list
-x- Enzo G. Castellari: The New Barbarians
-x- Andy Sidaris: Hard Ticket to Hawaii
-x- Ron Ormond: The Believer's Heaven
-x- Bill Rebane: The Game
--- 5
--- 6
--- 7
--- 8
--- 9
--- 10

Watch 5 films from those in the Studio/Distributor safe list
-x- Mill Creek Entertainment: Return to the Lost World
-x- Something Weird Video: Hot Thrills and Warm Chills
--- 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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Movie Challenge 2024

Spoiler:

March Early Viewing Not Counted
00. Jesse's Super Normal Regular Average Day (2019) ★★★★★✰✰✰✰✰ Stupid fun aimless comedy is creative until it gets a little tiresome but just what I needed on a lazy tired Monday evening. The cast largely seems giddy like they're having fun making the film and that feels infectious. A lot of the humor is obvious and silly metaphysical fluff, the topless nuns - it's pointed but also pointless. Despite some adult humor and even cynicism it never feels bleak. [Digital: Fandango At Home HD]
00. Shaitaan (2024) ★★★★★★˝✰✰✰ Oddity of a film slowly simmering weirdness. At first it feels restrained and almost too tame but after some zig zags between pretentious, contrived, and unexpected it's final third is among the more bizarre in recent memory. There was a moment of heart stopping dread amid scenes of eye rolling (like doors with locks on the outside). Its small scale, almost like a play, for much of it's run time. The mix of supernatural, home invasion, survival, and dark comedy works in the end even if there are a few deus ex machina elements that spoil. "I'm your family emergency now." [Theatrical]
00. Your Lucky Day (2023) ★★★★★★✰✰✰✰ Twisty siege thriller parades unexpected and mean spirited some of which seems like a stretch. It's a brutal film with Shakespeare level body count, social angst, pregnant imperiled women, millions in lottery winnings, and a pinch of holiday cheer. Well edited never feeling limited by the convenience store setting or stale for the premise which morphs more than a few times. Angus Cloud's final film before his untimely drug overdose demise. [Digital: Fandango At Home HD]
00. Courtney Gets Possessed (2022) ★✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰ "Hey f-ckbutt, why are we here?" is right. There's nothing wrong with iffy acting or indie films or low budget film but this has all the flaws with no creative spark. Its a surface level low energy rehash of devil tropes offering little that feels unique, better, or even like very much fun. It is something braindead to have on that doesn't require much investment and ends up being more silly than mean spirited, just wallow in cheap corny 'humor' while you doze. [Digital: Fandango At Home HD]
00. Exhuma (2024) ★★★★★★★˝✰✰ Mystical allegory with ominous foreboding and unique horror. Wet wood in the best way possible that probably makes no sense much like a lot of Exhuma. It's a enjoyable puzzle I don't know that I fully understood from the odd shaman religious banter to political allegory that is obvious but over my head but with an obvious intelligence. It had me googling Korean history. Taunt dark omen fills much of the film in part betraying what may have been a budget spent most on a few key effects and in part because it pays off with delicious unease. As more is revealed it's in a most unexpected form with some familiar horror trappings along sights so unique. Despite some strange scenes the acting and directing is handled with near stately formality that gives it a lot of gravity, Exhuma takes itself seriously and that sells the scares even if the twists are mystical or marred in subtext. [Theatrical]

April 1 (Fool's Day)
01. Back Home (2023, 102 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ Clinches swirl to a point the predictable gels into a strangely compelling atmosphere of weirdness. It's a bizarre film that offers little new or unexpected but comfortably so and to a point it starts to feel more like a surreal dark comedy than a horror film, cheesy superficial thrills. There are some gnarly imagery not the least of which is Bai Ling worse for wear along with unexpected fire, tongues where tongues shouldn't be, elevator tropes, creepy kids, and stuff that was done better in films like The Shining, Grudge, etc etc. By this point we'd given up any pretense of originality it's an ok psychadelic fever dream that suffers in spots from budget, recycling, and curious acting. There are nail bitingly tense segments even if some of the plot is understandable best from context of homage and imitation. It's not afraid to dwell in the obviously staged foreshadowing of empty dark apartment hallways until it pushes the envelope of commonplace to a point it's not quite sure what familiar plot point will parade next. [Theatrical]

April 3
02. Om Bheem Bush (2024, 150 minutes) ★★★★★✰✰✰✰✰ Bollywood ghost comedy. Cartoonish slapstick comedy is hit or miss often too silly but keeping an upbeat optimistic energy (even with dark supernatural tropes) takes it a long way. The post-intermission second half is a lot better than the setup and overstuffed first half. The heroes are often arrogant but in an amusing 'Abbott & Costello' style although many problems have near magical quick solutions best for pacing and energy rather than plot. At times it even feels like watching the characters race around on fast forward dancing across the screen with fleeting issues. At some points this feels routinely staged and filled with plot advancing conveniences but it's a good natured superficial disposable entertainment. Its a festival of style over substance. [Theatrical]

April 4
03. Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire (2024, 115 minutes) ★★★★˝✰✰✰✰✰ Not sure about counting it but leaning towards it because drive-in b-movie is in it's DNA plus any film so filled with questionable CGI should get some consideration. The crushing sound design is the reason to see GxK. It's the 'Batman & Robin' of Kaiju films, ballooned budget watered down content. Pink godzillas, red kongs, pyramids, questionable computer generated imagery, uninteresting mysticism, and fake science abound. God machines steal the show with high tech solutions sitting around at most only the click of a device away, there are a lot of gimmicks here. Unleashing variants of the famous monsters feels like too safe a choice denying us the surreal wild weirdness that is the best of Godzilla. GxK takes way too long to get to the main event where action staging saves the day. Its the sort of film you could read an outline and fast forward to the last third; but it gets points for being family friendly. There is an odd structure of slow builds towards plain events clearly spoiler in the trailers and posters; like a slow crawl through Hollow Earth unveiling it as if we didn't spend last movie inside. [Theatrical IMAX; wildcard if available and necessary]
04. Hellbound (1994, 115 minutes) ★★˝✰✰✰✰✰✰✰ Chuck Norris throws more corny jokes than punches in a talky demonic thriller. "Welcome to hell" says Prosatanos, who is played skillfully by Christopher Neame (the best part of Hellbound). This was made a year into Walker Texas Ranger and fits the mold (Sheree Wilson / Alex Cahill even has a larger role). When fists do fly there is a round of hilariously off sound effects perfectly in tune with the 90s. If I had to chose between dull buddy cop banter with Chuck Norris or hell; of course I'd chose Chuck Norris but Hellbound would make me think about it longer. A crusader prologue that is much more interesting than everything else. For the most part Chuck Norris could have been replaced with anyone else with little impact, most impact for here as a chill winking know it all.. [Digital: Fandango At Home SD]
05. The Black Demon (2024, 115 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ Mystical ecological terror ripe with potential that, like the shark here, only very occasionally bubbles into view. Not without spice peppered are some gutsy twists and clever visuals seasoning a hastily cgi'ed in shark. It's a bad movie but there were elements of promise that made me think beyond the screen about what a cool film might have lurked under the surface. Yuppies tourist to the least convincing coastal town all somehow all end up on an abandoned oil rig (there is relevant subplot but it's a convenient excuse, making little sense). Whatever terror lies beneath the surfaces pales in comparison to watching too much bickering about class, awkward buddy comedy, corporate sabotage, getting hit over the head with environmental banter (even if well intentioned), and tone that is often at odds even within the same scene etc. [Digital: Fandango At Home HD]

April 5
06. The First Omen (2024, 121 minutes) ★★★★★★★★˝✰ Counting this due to the nunsploitation factor but there is a good chance it's too much a commercial studio film to strictly fit the challenge. Seering intensity builds around the most predictable/nonsensicle plot that gets some extra punch from gutsy visuals, stellar acting, sleek direction, and high production values. Its a ride worth taking but at times the irony over suspense approach to the plot slows the pacing. Today's politics is the perfect time for a return of pregnancy horror and FO has a sly sense of subversiveness. There were times I wondered where the formal gravity of religious horror went while watching the everday lives of nuns peeling potatoes but by the end the weigh of it all was the best part. Director Arkasha Stevenson gives First Omen a punch above its weight class pulling off wonders with the lackluster script and Nell Tiger Free has the perfect balance of concerned and bewildered; altogether it's well acted with high production values (unlike too many modern movies the computer imagery here is fleeting and convincing). On a Nunsplioitation scale I'd rate FO higher than Agnes or WB's The Nun series but maybe not as good (or devious) as Immaculate (close competition though). [Theatrical Dolby]

April 6
07. Animal (2023, 151 minutes) ★★★★★★★★˝✰ A gorey bollywood revenge action comedy. Watched Animal again (it was one of my favorite movies in 2023) and it holds up; its a lot of fun with gorey over the top segments and smart use of music to keep the intensity up. It's fun and when it's stupid it's gleefully so. The lead being neurotic about his dad gives the film a lot more heart than normal and even when he is out of line gives him a moral center, which is sometimes too convenient. [Digital: Netflix UHD]
08. Money Man (2024, 121 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ I guess I will count this because of it's an action movie with elements of cultural exploitation and having originally been slated for Netflix before a change in plans seems like a b-grade category. "The pain, it will leave you once its finished teaching you." Chaotic frantic fights in a sleazy semi-nihilistic film with nice plot structure slowly unveiling through flashbacks. The screen is gritty and close up (shaky cam sometimes) but the soundtrack is upbeat. There are a lot of metaphors for transformation here; almost like the Spiderman wrestling subplot drawn into movie length. The hardest beat down here is whipping the moral high ground into our brains; that the bad guys are quite dastardly and bad while our hero is totally justified. Representation is important but there is an unusual transgender savior plotline that feels odd and perhaps exploitive showcasing just how pristine our hero is. My favorite character was the mysterious Sita, a character who plays a big role but is given no clear explanation - brilliant implied plot. [Theatrical Dolby]

April 7
09. Ghost Warrior (1984, 82 minutes) ★★✰✰✰✰✰✰✰✰ They were too busy asking if they could revive a decades dead ninja without asking if they should. Hiroshi Fujioka has presence and spark as a samurai with a killer stare even if it gets to be one note. I expected more sleaze and cheese from Charles Band and parts of GW are surprisingly uneventful. Beneath the samurai, swordplay, science, and zombie (?) this is a romance at heart and who among us can say they would not fall in love with a reborn samurai? "Whatever his secret he knew exactly what he was doing". Its picturesque, tame, low energy (including one of the most sedate police chases ever filmed), and many things a samurai movie should not be. My favorite subplot is the guy who wants to kill the inoffense relatively gentle samurai seemingly just because. Kurosawa would be rolling in his grave... [Digital: Fandango At Home HD]
10. Cherry 2000 (1987, 82 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ Robot sex toy love road trip buddy comedy seems dull until the magnet crane bazooka fight then gets dull again but has hypnotic abundance of nonsense. The strange humor is sometimes surreal and funny but often a bit too campy and reminiscent of other post apocalyptic yarns. Melanie Griffin is ok but there is some seriously questionable acting here - but it doesnt seem anyone was trying to make a 'good' movie despite often high production values. Last Chance Gas & Brothel, this is from the bygone era of politically incorrect comedy and without it's adult joke there'd be no film. The sets might be what most makes Cherry 2000; always convincing and weird, while the wardrobes look like someone went wild at a thrift store. "Remember gentlemen, life is an adventure...". With the excess and the dated scifi this might be the ultimate 80s so bad its 'meh' movie. [Digital: Fandango At Home HD]


April 9
00. Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire (2024, 115 minutes) ★★★★✰✰✰✰✰✰ My 12 year old made me to go back to see Godzilla X Kong; the climax is full of gleeful energy I enjoyed this time and it has a much more 'cartoonish' feel that being more prepared for I could appreciate and seems more in line with later Godzilla spinoffs or cartoons than what I think of with the flagpole franchise stuff. There's no reason for Kong and Godzilla to team up and exist in the same film/universe especially for a prolonged time and I think that's the biggest program here; it tries too hard to justify what should just be wild nonsense. I still don't understand some of the plot 'twists' but my kids enjoyed it. [Theatrical]


April 10
11. Ms 45 (1981, 80 minutes) ★˝✰ Pending. [Digital: Fandango At Home HD]




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 -
* 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 - Animal
Biker Film
Stoner Film
Carsploitation Film
FADsploitation
Blaxploitation
Sexploitation:
* Any type
* Nudie Cutie
* Roughie
* 70s Porn (film)
* Emmanuelle Film
* Teen Sex Comedy
Nunsploitation - First Omen
Shocksploitation
-X- Rape/Revenge Film - Ms 45
-X- Vigilante Film - Ms 45
Women in Prison
Nazisploitation
-X- Eschploitation (religious end times, or general religious exploitation) - Hellbound, First Omen
Hixploitation/Moonshiners
Roadshow Exploitation/30s-40s "Cautionary" films
Juvenile Delinquent Film
60s Beach Movie
-X- Film starring Musical Group or Music Star (that did not become a legit actor) - Back Home staring Anson Ip-Sang Kong (from 'Hong Kong boy group,' Mirror)
* *Bonus* Elvis film
Ozploitation
Canuxploitation
Mexican Wrestling Film
Foreign "Ripoff" film (such as Turkish cinema)
-X- Eco-Terror Film - The Black Demon
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
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
* 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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Goal: 50

April 1:
1. The Devils (1971)
2. Wanted for Murder (1946)*
April 2:
3. The Unknown (1927)
4. A Life at Stake (1955)*
April 3:
5. Repeat Performance (1947)*
April 5:
6. The Bonnie Parker Story (1958)*
April 7:
7. The Last Mile (1959)*
April 9:
8. Three Steps North (1951)*
April 10:
9. Take One False Step (1949)*
10. Over-Exposed (1956)*
April 11:
11. Money Madness (1948)*
April 13:
12. Gun Crazy (1950)

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April 1.
1. Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (1999)

April 2
2. Inferno (1998)

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1st - first time view



April 05:

01. Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire (2024) - VIP Theatre 1st

#11 for my MYOC this year: Kaiju!! Gesundheit!

April 06:

02. Destroy All Monsters (1968) - Japan - Criterion Blu-ray

#12 for my MYOC this year: Kaiju!! Gesundheit!

03. Ginger Snaps (2000) - Canada - Blu-Ray

April 07:
04. Vixen! (1968) - extremely lossy download
05. Life of Brian (1979) - UK - Theatre

April 08:
06. The Strange Hostel of Naked Pleasures (1976) - Brazil - iTunes 1st


April 09:

07. All Monsters Attack (1969) - Japan - Criterion Blu-ray 1st
(aka Godzilla's Revenge)

#13 for my MYOC this year: Kaiju!! Gesundheit!

April 12:

08. Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971) - Japan - Criterion Blu-ray
(aka Godzilla vs the Smog Monster)

#14 for my MYOC this year: Kaiju!! Gesundheit!

April 13:

--. Monarch: Legacy of Monsters - Aftermath S1E01 (2023) - AppleTV+ 1st
--. Monarch: Legacy of Monsters - Departure S1E02 (2023) - AppleTV+ 1st

#15 & 16 for my MYOC this year: Kaiju!! Gesundheit!


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April 1st
1. Bloody Summer Camp
april 2nd
2. Spectres
April 3rd
3. Firebird AD 2015
April 4th
4. Beyond Terror
April 5th
5. Death Journey
April 6th
6. Battle Creek Brawl
April 7th
7. Madman
April 8th
8. American Rickshaw

Watch one film from every decade of film history.
Spoiler:
* 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
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
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
* 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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15th Annual Drive-In/Exploitation/B-Movie Challenge
Blue = First Time View
Red = Rewatch

2024-04-01
1. The Lady In Red (1979) tubi
2. RiffTrax: Trucker's Woman (1975/2018) tubi
3. High Risk (1981) Raygun
2024-04-05
5. Street Girls (1975) tubi
6. Angel Of Fury (1990) tubi
7. City Cops (1989) tubi
2024-04-06
8. Cheerleader Ninjas (2002) tubi
9. Ninja Cheerleaders (2008) tubi
2024-04-07
10. Night Vision (1997) tubi
11. Undefeatable (1993) tubi
12. Sworn To Justice (1996) tubi
2024-04-08
13. Martial Law (1991) tubi
14. Martial Law II: Undercover (1992) tubi
2024-04-09
15. 24 Hours To Midnight (1985) YouTube
16. Creature Features “The Navy Vs. The Night Monsters” (1966/2023) YouTube




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Drive-In / Exploitation / B-Movie Challenge XV




Monday, April 1st
1. Death Squad (1985) (aka "Brigade of Death") Brigade des moeurs UHD
2. She Mob (1968) BD
3. The Defensive Power of Aikido (1975) (Gekitotsu! Aikidô) BD
4. Zombeavers (2014) BD
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Tuesday, April 2nd
5. Santo vs. the Riders of Terror (1970) (Santo contra los jinetes del terror) (aka "Lepers and Sex") BD
6. The Girl from Pussycat (1969) BD
7. Nurse Sherri (1977) BD
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Wednesday, April 3rd
8. Watari The Ninja Boy (1966) (Daininjutsu eiga Watari) BD
9. Double Agent 73 (1974) BD
10. Under Seige (1980) (Traficantes de pánico) BD
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Thursday, April 4th
11. Haunted Samurai (1970) (Kaze no tengu) (aka "Duel in the Wind") BD
12. Barbara (1970) BD
13. Sinthia: The Devil's Doll (1970) (aka "Teenage She Devil") BD
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Friday, April 5th
14. Ninja Scope (1969) (Tobidasu Boken Eiga: Akakage) BD

ROGER CORMAN'S 98TH BIRTHDAY
15. Crime Zone (1988) BD
16. Futurekick (1991) (aka "Teenage She Devil") BD
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Saturday, April 6th
17. Magnificent Warriors (1997) (Zhong hua zhan shi) (aka "Dynamite Fighters") BD
18. Stunt Rock (1978) BD
19. Deathcheaters (1976) BD
20. Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989) BD
21. Ravishing Dany (1976) (Dany la ravageuse) (aka "Hitch Hooker") BD
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Sunday, April 7th
22. The Las Vegas Strangler (1968) (aka "No Tears for the Damned") BD
23. Shanghai Joe (1973) (aka "The Dragon Strikes Back") (Il mio nome č Shangai Joe) BD
24. Undefeatable (1993) (Cui hua kuang mo) (aka "Bloody Mary Killer") UHD
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Monday, April 8th
25. Game of Survival (1989) BD
26. Wheels on Meals (1984) (Fai caan che) BD
27. Another Day, Another Man (1966) BD
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Tuesday, April 9th
28. Dr. Jekyll's Dungeon of Death (1979) BD
29. Royal Warriors (1986) (aka "In the Line of Duty") (Wong ga jin si) BD
30. Evil Come, Evil Go (1972) BD
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BOX SETS USED
The Sonny Chiba Collection, Volume 2
Al Adamson: The Masterpiece Collection
Classic Tokusatsu Collection
The Films of Doris Wishman: The Twilight Years
The Cardona Collection: Vol. 2
Vinegar Syndrome's Lost Picture Show
The Incredibly Strange Films of Ray Dennis Steckler
The Films of Doris Wishman: The Moonlight Years
In the Line of Duty I-IV

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2024 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
2023 = 95




* = first time viewing
DVD unless otherwise noted


April 01
01. Unashamed: A Romance (1938)* (Forbidden Fruit: The Golden Age of the Exploitation Picture Vol 3) BluRay
A woman who is in love with her boss gets him to go to the nudist camp she belongs to which begins a tragic romance. The boss is tense and comes off as unappealing. While extolling the virtues of nudism this does have a story to it. There are also hints of racism as the woman is of mixed ethnicity although that didn't seem to play much part in what happens. 5/10
02. Elysia aka Valley of he Nude (1933)* (Forbidden Fruit: The Golden Age of the Exploitation Picture Vol 3) BluRay
A reporter is assigned a story about the growing popularity of nudist camps. All about the mental and physical health benefits of nudism. It quickly become apparent the reporter is hot for the editor's secretary who is also member but not much comes of it. 4.5/19
03. Hideout in the Sun (1960)* (The Films of Doris Wishman: The Daylight Years) BluRay
After a bank robbery two brothers are forced to take refuge in a nudist camp while waiting for a boat to Cuba. Wishman's first film and more ineptly made than the older two but very entertaining. A standout is Greg Conrad as Duke Martin who never disrobes and smokes and sweats away in the cabin just waiting. Brother Steve has one of the most unappealing voices I ever heard. All the dialog was poorly dubbed later but that just adds to the fun. The not very tense showdown in the Miami Serpentorium is icing on the cake. 6/10

April 02
04. Gentlemen Prefer Nature Girls (1963)* (The Films of Doris Wishman: The Daylight Years) BluRay
After successfully arranging a big real estate deal a man, secretly married to the boss's secretary, gets fired when the uptight boss finds out he belongs to nudist camp. Minimal plot plays out very predictably but watching was a very relaxing experience with lots of pretty flowers and naked people. 5/10
05. Hideout in the Sun commentary with biographer Michael Bowen (2022)* (The Films of Doris Wishman: The Daylight Years) BluRay
Interesting lecture about how Wishman got into films, the history of nudist cinema and censorship, especially in New York state. I was happy with the general overview but wish a little more time had been spent on this film. At least one question I had was answered - the people dubbing the dialog were not the actors in the movie.
06. The Mad Love Life of a Hot Vampire (1971)* (The Incredibly Strange Films of Ray Dennis Steckler) BluRay
Count Dracula sends three female servants to get the special blood he needs for dinner. Ugh. There are two disks of porn movies in this collection so I figured I should at least check out one of them. The sets were dingy and the sex was dismal. There is some entertainment value in the brief and lame Dracula, Igor, and Van Helsing scenes and the make up for Carolyn Brandt as Mrs. Dracula who comments at the beginning and end. 3/10
07. U.S. Catman: Lethal Track (1990)* B-Movie TV
Two insurgent groups (I think) join forces to take over Thailand (I think) and then the rest of Asia. Meanwhile one of a pair of US agents is scratched by a radioactive cat and gains the powers of the ultimate remote control and a cigarette lighter! He also gets kind of strong and kind of fast and a really crappy fashion sense. Directed by Godfrey Ho who often edited footage he shot into an existing movie and tied it all together with the dubbing. The action from the original movie was OK and the Catman stuff was just crazy. 4/10

April 03
08. Ninja Death I (1987)* (Mill Creek Martial Arts 50 Movies)
09. Ninja Death II (1987)* (Mill Creek Martial Arts 50 Movies)
10. Ninja Death III (1987)* (Mill Creek Martial Arts 50 Movies)
In China, Tiger runs a brothel and is studying martial arts with his master who is head of the beggars. One day ninjas start attacking both of them and secrets from the past are revealed. This seems to be one long movie broken into three parts or maybe it was a mini-series turned into films. Part 1 is full of action and a bit confusing. Part 2 has a lot of backstory and character stuff with less action. Part 3 has more action than 2 and the ultimate confrontation. I liked this, even the slower parts. The Grand Master Ninja wears a gold lamé outfit and there's a powerful fighter who wears a devil mask and is controlled by the sound of a flute. Most of the fights are good if a little samey at times. 5.5/10
11. U.S. Catman 2: Boxer Blow (1990)* B-Movie TV
Some people plan a uranium heist in Thailand and a women is offering an a-bomb trigger for sale. Or something like that. Godfrey Ho strikes again with a very inferior sequel. While I could make up a plot for U.S. Catman I had no idea what was going on here. The scenes from the original movie were usually so dark that you couldn't make anything out or who was hitting who. The inserted Catman footage was much briefer and not very interesting. 1/10

April 04
12. The Ultimate Degenerate aka The Degenerate (1969)* (SWV A Tawdry Triple Feature!)
Wheelchair bound Spencer likes to surround himself with naked women and make them do outrageous acts while he watches. Sordid but lively with lots of nudity and a twist ending that worked. 5.5/10
13. The Lusting Hours (1967)* (SWV A Tawdry Triple Feature!)
Faux documentary about ways to deal with lust including small town brothels, dirty pictures, hookers. gigolos, male hustles, and call girls. OK but just plods along and gets tedious after a while. 4.5/10
14. In Hot Blood (1968)* (SWV A Tawdry Triple Feature!)
What women have to do to be successful models and keep getting good jobs. Lots of nudity. Mostly a really dull party/orgy that luckily erupts into violence at the end but that really doesn't help. 3.5/10

April 05
15. The Executioner (1974)* (The Executioner Collection) BluRay
Shin'ichi "Sonny" Chiba plays a descendent of a ninja clan and is trained in the arts. He gets involved with a plan to break up the Mafia drug trade in Japan. Good if predictable story, solid cast and lots of great action. The leads have a good if antagonistic chemistry. 7/10
16. The Big Racket (1976)* (Arrow Rogue Cops and Racketeers) BluRay
Fabio Testi plays a cop willing to break the law to take down a vicious and every growing protection racket. Straightforward story with no surprises but it doesn't matter. Gritty and quick moving with plenty of well done action and a blood soaked finale. 7.5/10
17. Day of the Panther (1988)* (A Brian Trenchard-Smith Double Feature) BluRay
Jason Blade, elite martial artist and special investigator for the Hong Kong PD, goes to Australia to hunt down his partner's killer and destroy the drug ring his partner was investigating. OK. Moves along well and the action scenes are good but everything suffers in comparison with The Executioner. Even gratuitous aerobic dance numbers can't bring this above average. 5/10

April 06
18. The Hard Hombre (1931)* (Mill Creek Western Collection 250 Movie Pack Disk: 10)
A peaceful man who never fights keeps getting mistaken for a vicious outlaw, The Hard Hombre. Not much action and what there is is kind of creaky but Hoot Gibson is so likable and amusing that this was a pleasant watch. 5/10
19. The Kid's Last Ride (1941)* (Mill Creek Western Collection 250 Movie Pack Disk: 10)
The Range Busters, a typical western trio, are hired as sheriffs in a town beset by outlaws. Standard plot and Range Buster antics with enough action to stay entertaining. 5/10
20. Tarzan and the Slave Girl (1950)* (Warner Archive The Tarzan Collection Starring Lex Barker)
Tarzan trails slavers to yet another hidden city, this one suffering from a terrible plague. Interesting that all of the women kidnapped from the local villages and the unexplained lost city inhabitants are white. One of the better Tarzan movies I've seen in a while with less jungle stock footage, more cheesy sets, a better Jane, and more action not involving jungle beasts. Even Cheeta is well used. Lex Barker does a fine job as Tarzan in his second outing. 6.5/10
21. At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1964) (Inside the Mind of Coffin Joe) BluRay
A sadistic, bullying, blasphemous undertaker is looking for a woman to bear his son and causes plenty of suffering along the way. Very creepy atmosphere both from sets and the over the top (in a good way) acting of star and director JosČ Mojica Marins. There's a great scene at the end where he's running through a forest while certain omens happen one after the other. There are a few effects that don't work well but that's a minor point. Some pretty crazy stuff here including several rants and a cool gypsy witch. 7/10

April 07
22. The Crime Doctor's Warning (1945)* YouTube
The Crime Doctor is a psychiatrist who solves crimes working with or competing with the police. Here he is called in by the cops to consult about a seemingly motiveless murder of a model. He becomes more deeply involved when another model is found murdered in the apartment of one of his clients, a painter suffering from memory lapses. Good mystery with a slightly bizarre solution although the actual motive is a little unclear. 5.5/10
23. Special Agent (1949)*
A railroad detective investigates mail robbery and murder. Starts out with a lot of great train scenes and a well planned crime but after it leaves the rails it becomes a routine but solid manhunt film. Narration is provided by the great Truman Bradley and George Reeves plays one of the crooks. 6/10
24. Adventure Island (1947)* VHS
After a series of misfortunes a schooner in the South Seas finds an uncharted island run by a sinister Englishman. With so many cool things like quicksand, acid, and a snake pit and lots of familiar faces I should have liked this movie more but it just never really took off for me. 5/10
25. Der Zinker (1963)* (Edgar Wallace Edition 3)
Scotland Yard is on the trail of a criminal known as The Snake who uses snakes and their venom for murder. Based on an Edgar Wallace story, everything works really well. The cast is good and play interesting characters with even the usual comic relief toned down. The villain has a very cool weapon and there was some creepy atmosphere especially during the foggy nights. Klaus Kinski is a standout as a slimy, wiry animal handler. 7/10
26. Pilot X aka Death in the Air (1936)* YouTube
Aircraft are being shot down by a mysterious black fighter plane so a group of military pilots who fought in the war are called together to patrol the skies and to see if one of them may be the killer. Although it's hard to tell what exactly is going on during the many dogfights there are still a lot of nifty aspects to the story like a gadget filled house and an interesting backstory for the murderer. 5.5/10

April 08
27. The Hostage (1967)* (Mill Creek Explosive Cinema 12 Movie Collection)
The angry and sadistic owner of a moving company beats a man to death in a fit a rage and then kidnaps the boy who sees him bury the body. Pretty good for a Crown International product. The acting is variable. The boy doesn't do a great job but John Carradine is very good as a colorful street person and Don Kelly as the murderer keeps things interesting as does Harry Dean Stanton as his meek partner. 5.5/10
28. Terror in the Jungle (1968)* (Mill Creek Explosive Cinema 12 Movie Collection)
A young boy is the sole survivor of a passenger plane crash in the Peruvian jungle and is found by the Jivaro tribe, cannibalistic descendants of the Incas, who decide to sacrifice him to the sun god. There's not much good about this film but it is a little bit crazy. The story is all over the place. The first part is a mini air disaster movie complete with quirky passengers, then there is a jungle adventure which leads to a lost civilization which has a fancy pyramid temple and holy dances. Each of these parts is directed by a different person. There's much more including a nun falling out of the plane and the boy being saved from gators by being placed in a handy coffin. You just can't wait to see what's coming up next. There are some great shots of Peru. 5/10
29. The Skydivers (1963)* (Mill Creek Explosive Cinema 12 Movie Collection)
A woman tries to get revenge when the owner of a skydiving school jilts her and goes back to his wife. This is a truly awful movie but it's a hoot to watch even without help from MST3K. The lead is the blandest man I've ever seen. Emotional entanglements are easily and quickly solved. The dialog is usually dull and mundane but is delivered with odd inflections. The editing is strange with too many closeups of people watching skydivers. The guests at the twist party at the end are bizarre, the music is good, and the women are nice to look at. They drink a lot of coffee. 4/10

April 09
30. Barbara (1970)* (Vinegar Syndrome Lost Picture Show) BluRay
At a beachfront summer resort, sexual guru Max gathers a small group of vacationers together to explore all kinds of sensual experiences in order to obtain personal and political freedom. Arty/experimental/surreal style especially in the use of the soundtrack displays all kinds of sexual activity in way more than soft core but doesn't quite cross over to hard core. If there is any message here, I suspect western society has long since passed it by. Interesting but a little slow moving at times. 4.5/10
31. The Las Vegas Strangler aka No Tears For the Damned (1968)* (Vinegar Syndrome Lost Picture Show) BluRay
Wealthy Jeff marries a cheap hooker and takes her home to his domineering mother but the new bride rarely sees her husband since he always has things to do - like stalking and killing showgirls who resemble young Jeff dressed as a girl in a painting with his mother. All this is revealed near the beginning so there is no tension or mystery at all, just Jeff doing his thing over and over. The movie oozes sleaze which helps and there are some bare boobs along the way. 4/10
32. Strike Commando (1987)* BluRay
Extended version. Reb Brown blasts his way through Vietcong, sneaky Russians, and traitorous American officers. Directed by Bruno Mattei. Basic plot but filled with well done action. Moves quickly enough so all the shooting doesn't feel the same all the time. 6/10

April 10
33. Test Tube Babies (1948) (Forbidden Fruit: The Golden Age of the Exploitation Picture Vol 7) BluRay
After getting tired of wild parties a young married couple goes to a doctor to find out why they can't have children. Story takes a roundabout route to explain the virtues of artificial insemination. The woman who plays the wife has an annoying voice but the party they show is hilarious and the doctor, played by Timothy Farrell who often played sleazy crooks, has some especially good dialog. 5/10
34. Guilty Parents (1934)* (Forbidden Fruit: The Golden Age of the Exploitation Picture Vol 7) BluRay
An attorney defending a young woman from a murder charge tells the jury how the burning of a sex education book by her too strict mother resulted in unwilling crimes and eventually murder. I don't buy it. Ok story overall but it is convoluted and seemed to take too long to get to the end. 4.5/10
35. Test Tube Babies commentary with author Eric Schaefer (2020)* (Forbidden Fruit: The Golden Age of the Exploitation Picture Vol 7) BluRay
Fair commentary gives info about exploitation pictures of the time and their distribution. Also the background of the main crew and historical context of artificial insemination. Often just describes what's happening or is going to happen and seems to run out of gas near the end.

April 11
36. SOS Conspiracion Bikini (1967)* (The Cardona Collection Vol. 2) BluRay
A worldwide terrorist organization hold a meeting during a swimsuit designer convention in Ecuador. Government agent Alex Dinamo helps police break up the group. Almost no plot but lots of spy action which almost never lets up. The gadgets are clunky and cheesy in this not so serious secret agent spoof. Never really funny but amusing and pleasant to watch. 5/10
37. Under Siege aka Traficantes de pánico (1980)* (The Cardona Collection Vol. 2) BluRay
A large group of criminals pull off a huge casino heist. After a major gun battle with fairly incompetent police they scatter and three of them break into a home and hold a wealthy family hostage. Good action movie with lots of excitement and tension that never lets up. The police improve as the movie goes on and the home invasion scenes are particularly well done. 6/10
38. The Sex Serum of Dr. Blake aka Voodoo Heartbeat (1970)* (Vinegar Syndrome Lost Picture Show) BluRay
Dr. Blake, a disgraced surgeon, finds a briefcase with a vial of serum in a wrecked car. He injects the serum into himself and begins to crave fresh human blood. A bad movie but fun to watch with a lot of craziness. Has a Herschell G. Lewis kind of vibe with middle class living rooms as sets and the same level of acting and dialog. 5/10

April 12
39. Multiple Maniacs (1970)* BluRay
Lady Divine runs the Cavalcade of Perversion, a traveling sideshow that takes advantage of the customers, and later in the film runs amok on the streets of Baltimore. John Water's second feature is wonderfully bizarre at the beginning and the end but I thought it dragged a little in the middle. Makes fun of religion, the counter-culture and middle class society. 6/10
40. What's Love (1987)* (Vinegar Syndrome Lost Picture Show) BluRay
The devil messes around with different mortals resulting in intense nakedness. Part of this was made in the 1970's. Additional footage was shot in the 1980's to make a complete film resulting in a kind of anthology film. A really boring anthology film. Although not badly made this was a chore to watch. The characters, dialog and soundtrack were often annoying and the whole this was just stupid. 2/10
41. Strike of the Panther (1988)* (A Brian Trenchard-Smith Double Feature) BluRay
Jason Blade and the crew are back. This one takes a while to get going after a 12 minute recap of the first movie and scenes of Jason training a new martial arts task force. One the main story starts thought it's pretty good. Jason has to fight his way through a gauntlet of hockey masked ninja types in an old power plant, the interior and exterior of which are great settings. It's strange that the newly trained task force doesn't show up here, just a normal SWAT team. I liked this better than the first one. 6/10
42. This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse (1967)* (Inside the Mind of Coffin Joe) BluRay
After Coffin Joe's wounds are healed and he is cleared of any crimes in court he returns to the village to continue his quest to find a woman to father a perfect son but he is a bit more subtle about it this time. While sharing many of the strengths and quirks of the first film and including a special color tour of Hell (the rest of the film is black and white) I thought this was too long although it was kind of interesting to learn more about Joe's twisted mind. 6/10

April 13
43. Fighting with Kit Carson (1933) Chapters 1-4 79 minutes
1)The Mystery Riders 2)The White Chief 3)Hidden Gold 4)The Silent Doom
Johnny Mack Brown stars as Kit Carson who is trying to locate missing government gold that he lost due to treachery. Opposing him are an evil businessman played by Noah Beery Sr. and the feared Mystery Riders. Aiding him is the son of a murdered Indian chief played by Noah Beery Jr. and the daughter of the man who hid the gold to keep it from the bandits. A Mascot serial.
44. The Old Corral (1936)* (Gene Autry Collection 7)
Singing sheriff Gene has to contend with a crooked gambling den and big city gangsters who go west to find a singer who witnessed a murder. Lon Chaney Jr. played the gambler's henchman and Roy Rogers has a small part as one of five singing brothers (The Sons of the Pioneers) and gets punched out by Gene. Not as much action as I usually like but enjoyable anyway. 5.5/10
45. Thunder in the Pines (1948)* (George Reeves Double Feature)
George Reeves and Ralph Byrd play friendly rival lumberjacks who compete for a lumbering prize and the hand of an old flame. Good chemistry between the leads. an unusual topic with interesting stock footage, and a sepia tint make this stand out. 5.5/10
46. Jungle Goddess (1948)* (George Reeves Double Feature)
Two pilots (Reeves and Byrd again) find a missing heiress who has become a white goddess for a savage African tribe. Decent but standard jungle adventure. George is particularly good in this one. 5/10

April 14
47. Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime (1941)* YouTube
Ellery and company investigate the murder of a ruthless businessman. Moves along well until the end when the crime is solved by an off screen confession resulting from almost no detecting at all. It's as if enough film had been shot so it was time to wrap it up as fast as possible. Disappointing. 4.5/10
48. Tarzan's Peril (1951)* (Warner Archive The Tarzan Collection Starring Lex Barker)
A gunrunner who Tarzan once captured escapes and sells firearms to a tribe whose chief wants to conquer a peaceful neighboring village. Using some scenes actually shot in Africa this well paced story is a superior Tarzan movie. Lost of action and adventure and a strong villain also contribute. Jane is very bland in this one but has little to do so it doesn't matter that much and the amount of Cheeta footage doesn't quite cross the line of too much. 7/10
49. The Crane Fighter (1979)* (Mill Creek Iron Fist Frenzy 50 Movies)
After the fall of the Shaolin Temple the daughter of one of the few escapees secretly learns the Crane technique. Basic plot get a few interesting twists and it's enough to hang some good action on. The fights are well done and some comedy shows up in the suitors for the daughter. 6/10
50. Wu Tang Magic Kick aka Mar's Villa (1977)* (Mill Creek Iron Fist Frenzy 50 Movies)
A fighter's life is disrupted by those seeking revenge for the death of a relative but vengeance can work both ways. Standard revenge plot but with a few twists and some psychological aspects. I always enjoy seeing kicker John Liu in action and he was especially good here against an acrobatic pair of fighters. 6.5/10

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1. Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942) 65 min.
2. Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942) 69 min.
3. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1936) * 68 min.
4. When Strangers Meet (1944) * 67 min.
5. Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943) 72 min.
6. Lake Michigan Monster (2018) * 78 min.
7. Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943) 68 min.
8. The Fargo Kid (1940) * 63 min.
9. The Forty-Niners (1954) * 71 min.

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My list goes here:

April 2
1. Howard the Duck
(1986) Yes, this was the very first theatrically released Marvel movie. That doesn't mean it's any good.

April 3
2. Deathstalker
(1983) Grade-Z Conan rip-off. Enough boobs to keep one watching, amongst them Barbie Benton's.

April 4
3. Deathstalker II
(1987) It's surprising how many years passed before they made a sequel. Much more lighthearted than the original, with a different Deathstalker but again, enough boobs to keep one's interest.

April 5
4. Hollywood Boulevard
(1976) A B-movie about B-movies. Co-directed by Joe Dante and starring Dick Miller alongside Mary Woronov (who looks amazing!) and a bevy of beautiful buxom gals who show some boobs at least once.

April 6
5. Rarotonga (1978) Based on the Mexican female comic book character. The beautiful Rarotonga is an Island Queen who seduces a doctor who comes to cure the natives.
6. La Isla de Rarotonga (1982) Though starring the same male lead as in the above mentioned Rarotonga, this one inexplicably does NOT star Rarotonga herself. Only the island that the white doctor goes to is called as such. Anyway there is a native queen (again, inexplicably a blonde white woman) who looks fantastic naked, so I'm not complaining.

April 7
7. Ms. 45
(1981) Rape-revenge cult classic. A mute woman goes on a killing spree after being raped twice in one day.

April 8
8. Las Momias de Guanajuato
(1972) People often misremember this as being called Santo vs Las Momias de Guanajuato, but the famous masked Mexican wrestler has a secondary role here as the stars are Blue Demon and Mil Mascaras who must face the dreaded mummies.

April 9
9. El Vampiro y el Sexo (1969) Infamous movie whose existence was thought to be an urban legend that said that Santo, the famed Mexican wrestler, had made a porno movie - this was completely false. This is just an alternate version of Santo en El Tesoro de Drácula (Santo in Dracula's Treasure). El Vampiro y el Sexo simply adds some nudity curtesy of Dracula's vampire women, however Santo himself is in none of these scenes.

April 10
10. Blue Tiger
(1994) Above average female revenge film. The beautiful Virginia Madsen stars as a mother seeking revenge (justice?) for her murdered son who was killed in a gangland crossfire. I hasten to put this as a B-movie because it really is quite good, with skillful direction, solid pace with an outstanding performance by Virginia Madsen.

April 11
11. Backstreet Justice
(1996) Linda Koslowski of Crocodile Dundee fame stars as a cop uncovering a killer posing as a cop. She appears nude here in one steamy scene.

April 12
12. 4D Man
(1959) A scientist discovers how to pass through solid objects, however every time he uses his power he ages, forcing him to suck the life out of others in order to sustain his own. Lee Meriwether stars looking gorgeous, justifying price of admission on her own.

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