Showing posts with label exploitation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label exploitation. Show all posts

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Angels' Wild Women (1972)

It’s cult director Al Adamson’s surreal mish mash of bikers and brawny chicks on the run. Try to imagine Easy Rider and Helter Skelter meet a half dozen Russ Meyer films edited together by a madman with the essential points of the storyline excised for time constraints and you’ll start to get the idea.

The movie opens with a frantic black woman running through the hills trying to evade a couple of racist rapists. The men make a point of telling her exactly how they feel about the civil rights movement before wrestling her knife away and pinning her down. Cut to our hero Speed, played by Ross Hagen, cruising through the desert on his hog with his girl Donna in tow. They are on the way to the set of some sort of Nazi war film production where one unfortunate crew member tries to make a move on Donna. Speed don’t like it and fists fly. Cut back to the aftermath of the rape scene where the “wild women” arrive and exact vengeance on our non-progressive-thinking perpetrators.

After a few more fights, some bike chases and the entrance of the pill-pushing Preacher the film disintegrates into a montage of super wide-angle motorcycle stunts, creepy heartfelt introspective monologues, involuntary I.V. drug use and a sort of Manson family type subplot that is nearly impossible to follow. The overuse of the super wide lens gives it a hypnotic acid trip feel that is compounded by dialogue looping that is as bad as any low rent kung fu movie. Throw in a funkadelic soundtrack and it's an exploitation kaleidoscope that will make you dizzy.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Undertaker and His Pals

My friend and I were just chuckling about this film. He had a 45 radio spot for it, and the flipside was for black audiences - the undertaker had a "soul" twist!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

BALLYHOO! The Hollywood Sideshow

BALLYHOO: The Hollywood Sideshow (1996) is an early documentary on the world of exploitation cinema and its origins. Originally aired on American Movie Classics-- when it was still commercial-free and supported Hollywood's Golden Age-- what it lacks in high energy it makes up for in being an adequately informative introduction to anyone newly discovering this uniquely American genre of low budget filmmaking and the sensationalism used to promote it. Hosted by Frankie Avalon and featuring comments from John Waters, Roger Ebert, Peter Bogdanovich, Mamie Van Doren, and exploitation pioneer Dave Friedman, among others. Introduction by former AMC host, Nick Clooney.
These videos were transferred from VHS which were recorded from broadcast over 10 years ago, so you may find the quality offered a couple of miles this side of inferior. But hey, what d'ya want fer nuthin'? ;-) Enjoy.

If you'd like to see more, you can watch parts 2 thru 7
via my YouTube channel

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Don't Touch Me, Connors!

"Kiss the Girls and Make them Die" 1966, produced by Dino De!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

VIVA Anna!

How this movie was included in the Critic's Choice catalog, heaven only knows, but I had to look it up once I read the description: "Biller's faithful homage to '60s and '70s sexpolitation-with a feminist twist..."

And then the more I read about her, the more convinced I was that this chick is "one of us"! Hooray!!! It's on Netflix, too!

Now, I have two questions: How did she raise the $$ for this? It doesn't look that cheap! AND: ANNA, will you give ME a job??

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Season's Greetings From Black Dynamite.

Black Dynamite sends you a special holiday message.

Friday, December 12, 2008

R.I.P Bettie Page

The world is a little less today.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ma Na Me Na

When I was a little kid my favorite show was Sesame Street and my favorite bit was the Ma Na Me Na song. I would go around the house singing that song repeatedly, which probably led to my Mother's nervous condition. I loved the Ma Na Me Na song, so you can imagine my surprise when I found out that it was based on a song from a Swedish softcore porn movie called Inferno E Paradiso (Heaven and Hell). My childhood memories are based on porn! This explains so much about me.

Here is the Sesame Street version.

Here is the Ma Na Me Na scene from Inferno E Paradiso.

Here is the American trailer for Heaven and Hell. I really like the "prudish American" hard sell of this one.

And, lastly, here is Dio performing Heaven And Hell, because it rocks hard.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Slip Me a Mickey!

-- Hargitay, that is. Time for the girls to have a little fun. Wowsa!

It sounds better in Italian: "Il Boia Scarlatto"

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Perdón por no subtítulos en Inglés. Hágase un favor y obtener de esta película. Es loco, caliente y preocupante. Me encanta que mis compañeros de Celuloide Slammer amigos!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

She-Devils On Wheels

Let's hear it for incomprehensible dialogue and clean, colourful biker gear.

"How I Learned To Stop Living And Fly The Chicken"

Friday, August 15, 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

"Tony does what he wants, when he wants"

Tony laying it on the line in 'Sins of the Daughter'.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Teenage mother means nine months of trouble!

There's nothing I can add to this. It's perfect.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sugar Hill

"When gangsters kill her boyfriend, a woman enlists a Voodoo queen to raise an army of the dead."

TCM showed this little gem the other nite. You can picture Pam Grier throwing the script back at whoever sent it to her, b/c it's a really low-rent mix of all that is AIP, Pam, Blaxploitation, and Horror.

TCM is showing some great stuff this month, esp "Screaming Mimi." I already blogged about it; read it here.