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Discussion in 'General' started by Shawn Francis, Oct 25, 2011.
Thanks for the heads up man.
Awesome to see Final Exam on TV late night last night! I made it a point to save a couple of beers for it. I've never seen Night School so I set my dvr.
On June 28, Turner classics at 8 pm is showing the film Some of my Best Friends Are, which is from AIP in 1971 and currently unavailable on any format. It covers the Christmas Eve of the patrons of a gay bar and their various intermingling narratives, and I can identify with this film waaaay more than Boys in the Band. As someone who went to gay bars frequently in the 80 and 90s, this film accurately captures the inclusiveness of the exclusivity of everyone there. It was a different time in that all the bar patrons had a We Are Family vibe (if you want to learn more about this, look up the Up Stairs Lounge in New Orleans where they'd close the party singing United We Stand by Brotherhood of Man in 73), which was diluted by the era of greater acceptance we live in today. Some of the cast includes Rue McClanahan, Fannie Flagg, Gary Sandy, and the incredible Candy Darling, whose beauty it appeared they had to downplay until her fantasy sequence. It's also a good reminder to today's kids that we LGBTs had it a lot harder than worrying about if our pronouns got bruised.
This appears to be on Amazon Prime as well.
Thanks for the heads up, scott71670! I keep hoping Vinegar Syndrome might get their hands on this one.
Friday night on TCM Underground at 2AM is Another Son Of Sam, which was included on AGFA's The Zodiac Killer blu-ray.
At 3:30AM is Alone In The Dark (1982). I wonder if this is a new HD transfer? There has been speculation that Scream Factory is releasing a blu-ray, as they got Jack Shoulder on the Valentine blu-ray for a 30 second Easter egg.
Their October schedule is up. Most of the usual stuff, which while good, is what they show every year this time. Lot of kaiju, which outside of Mothra I'm not a huge fan of. There's some late 60s Japanese horror I haven't heard of but will look up. Also the interesting Irma Vep, which has an amazing sequence of Maggie Cheung slinking around in a tight leather suit to a Sonic Youth song.
Couple of post-nuke films coming up this Friday: Lucio Fulci's New Gladiators, and something called Land of Doom. Oddly, Land of Doom is NOT Italian.
I'm not a huge fan of the sub-genre (just ask that Dolph guy), but interesting B-movies, and we certainly have the time to watch them, don't we?
Oof. New Gladiators is pretty much unwatchable, isn't it?
WIP double feature tonight: Caged Heat and Black Mama White Mama
Two moms? That must be awful.
Not any worse than having two dads
Are you kidding? Having two Dads would be great! Watch football all the time. Wrestling! Even gladiator movies!
Taking a quick glance there's some fun stuff next Thursday:
3:30 PM From Hell It Came (1957)
After he's framed for murder and executed, a South Seas prince returns as a vengeful tree spirit.
5:00 PM Isle of the Dead (1945)
The inhabitants of a Balkans island under quarantine fear that one of their number is a vampire.
Dir: Mark Robson Cast: Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer
6:30 PM Devil-Doll, The (1936)
A Devil's Island escapee shrinks murderous slaves and sells them to his victims as dolls.
Dir: Tod Browning Cast: Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Frank Lawton
11:00 PM Metropolis (1926)
Dir: Fritz Lang Cast: Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Alfred Abel
From Hell It Came is one of the worst movies ever made; a killer tree guy-in-a-suit at the peak of 50's monster movies. Where as Isle of the Dead and The Devil-Doll are underrated genre pictures. I haven't watched Isle of the Dead in ages.
(*) I just realized looking at that picture now him giving the kid a model airplane was rather phallic...
The whole month on TCM is really good. A spotlight on NYC in the 70s, meaning a lot of "gritty" crime movies. I friggin' love those! Watched about 5 last week while on lockdown, and there's more to come.
Sunday nights they're showing Lone Wolf and Cub movies.
Yes I got a good laugh out of that because they're right after Easter Sunday in the AM on Monday. I should really watch those Criterion Blu's I bought...
I also noticed the short Tear Gas In Law Enforcement (1962) after the WIP movies and that I wouldn't want to miss.
Thanks SO MUCH for the heads up on TCM - I FINALLY gave Dish network their money so my account is restored and this is a great way to enjoy TV this month!
Comcast in the Bay Area nixed TCM from the extended cable package. Its now on some higher (cough up another Jackson or three) tier. Gave some song and dance about number of viewers and consumer value for the switch.
I'm sure I got some suitable substitute channel instead, probably involving people speaking Cantonese shilling crap jewelry and diet pills until 3AM.
Even an old frog like myself is realizing I'm slowly being boiled by the cable company in regards to price-benefit versus streaming services. Problem is, those are also getting worse as exclusive licenses and vanishing content proliferate. And as I already refuse to pay for both streaming and cable, I'm not going to accept paying multiple streaming services. That's like moving from the Aryan Brotherhood side of the prison to the Nuestra Familia, just so you can be gang raped by someone new.