Tuesday, December 05, 2023

Wild, Wild Podcast Season 6: episode 4 - TARZANA, THE WILD GIRL (1969)

For the final time, pack your mosquito spray and come with us into the fake jungles of Rome's film studios in search of a mythical white goddess who has the kind of sex appeal that even the animals can dig. Yes, it's Tarzana, the beautiful heiress whose parents died in the plane crash that left her alone in Kenya to survive and thrive, learning such essential jungle skills as how to swing on vines, how to direct elephants, and how to weave tiny thongs.

In the episode we discuss the lack of available interviews with star Ken Clark. I thought I had found some videos, but on post-episode examination it turns out these are interviews with British politician Ken Clarke. However, the fanzine European Trash Cinema did interview our Ken back in 1995. You can find part of that interview reproduced HERE. If you want to read the whole thing, the issue is currently for sale on eBay.

The only decent online coverage of Tarzana can be found on the blog Spinning Image.

We hope you have enjoyed this jungle-themed mini-season. We would love to hear from you if you have any favorite Jungle Girl films, or if you ever got lost in the jungle yourself and ended up befriending the animals or becoming a god to a local tribe. There seem to have been so many..... You can contact us on Twitter and Instagram or by email at wildwildpodcast@gmail.com. Please also remember to rate and review us on your podcast platform of choice!

Monday, December 04, 2023

Trailers From Hell - S.O.B. (1981)

When I was a teenager this film was repeated regularly on HBO and I must have watched it a dozen times. Its still one of my favorite Blake Edwards films and one of the reasons I knew from an early point in my movie fandom that Hollywood was a cynical, heartless, cut throat world of business. 

Saturday, December 02, 2023

Christmas Comic Book Images

Various comic book Christmas images. 

Thursday, November 30, 2023

The Bloody Pit #185 - TEN LITTLE INDIANS (1965)

Author Troy Howarth returns to the show to talk about the second feature film of Agatha Christie’s TEN LITTLE INDIANS (1965). We compare it to the superior 1945 version and a couple of later attempts to bring this sturdy tale to the big screen. Both of us try not to spoil the story for those who have yet to experience the fun, but a few of the surprises do slip into the conversation.

We discuss the novel and its original title as well as the changes Christie made to her bestselling story when she adapted it for the stage. This beautifully photographed black and white movie is a stylish and well-cast progenitor of the slasher horror genre in which the mysterious killer murders his victims in darkly humorous ways, whittling the cast down for our entertainment. The cast is fascinating and we dig into the careers of several of them touching on their high and low points. Troy’s appreciation of Dennis Price surfaces with me teasing him about a possible future writing project. Fingers crossed! I point to a couple of small things that stand out as ill-fitting or overlong but we both think highly of this strong revisioning of this always intriguing tale. I’m just not sure I’m ready for the Frank Stallone version.

If you have a favorite screen adaptation of this story let us know at thebloodypit@gmail.com – we’ll be glad to hear from you. Thank you for listening and we’ll be back soon.

Thursday, November 23, 2023

The Greatest Thanksgiving Image of All Time!

We desperately need the film that this image promises! Get on it Hollywood!