Archive for October, 2011

LADY, STAY DEAD (1981) #OZPLOITATION#

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Cracking home invasion sleazathon from Aussie horror auteur Terry Bourke. Husky, bearded gardener (Chard Hayward) obsesses about a young and beautiful songbird and one day decides that fucking a plastic facsimile isn’t enough and decides to introduce himself to the snarky diva. Needless to say his lurid advances are wholly rebuffed, so beardy sweat-lord goes monkey ape-shit on her shapely ass! (While this is a sterling of sweaty Ozploitation it is only let down by the lack of genuine madness by Hayward, Spinell woulda’ nailed it!)

INSANITY (1973)

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Psychotronic serial killer goodness from Christina Hornisher.

LA LICEALE (1975)

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Michele Massimo Tarantini directs a nubile Gloria Guida in varying degrees of undress; there are far worse ways to spend your time!

NINJA IN ACTION (1987) #GODFREY HO!#

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

More Ninja cut N’ paste lunacy from Godfrey Ho, starring Ho regular Stuart Smith and the delicious-sounding Kent Poon! Godfrey Ho / Joseph Lai “films” definitely fall into the love ‘am or hate ‘em category, I myself have always found them to be wildly amusing! It’s interesting to note that ALL the Caucasian actors hired for these gonzoid, opportunist works have absolutely no visible acting prowess or discernible charisma, which is why I find them so addictive; and it must be noted that Stuart Smith is unequivocally the ultimate no-talent performer and his understated martial arts technique is truly something to behold!

DER GORILLA (1973) #DVD UPGRADE#

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

So freakin’ jazzed to finally get a quality upgrade of this magnificent Fabio Testi euro crime classic!  (One more Pan and Scan Greek VHS rip bites the dust!)

THE POSSESSION OF VIRGINIA (1970)

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

This is one of the better 70’s Canadian spookshows which includes a really funky Dewolfe-style soundtrack from Francois Cousineau. #uncut#

SCHOOL OF FEAR (1989) #UPGRADE#

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Superior transfer of this little-seen Lamberto Bava horror outing from ‘89.

THE LOVE BUTCHER (1975)

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Much beloved cult horror classic from ‘75, quite deserving of its giddy reputation amongst the Grindhouse cognoscenti.

THE TEMPTER (aka) IL SORRISO DEL GRAND TENTATORE (1974)

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Damiano Damiani is one of Italian cinema’s best kept secrets who has a string of intelligent, stylish political thrillers to his name, a tasteful, hugely talented filmmaker who is in dire need of a retrospective. The exemplary cast also includes gialli & euro-cult alumi: Claudio Cassinelli, Adolfo Celi, Lisa Harrow and Francisco Rabal.

ROAD TO SALINA (1970)

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Mimsy Farmer provides more than adequate eye candy in Georges Lautner’s zesty ‘Road To Salina’. (I have to profess that I am wholly biased regarding Mimsy Farmer movies)