Tuesday, June 06, 2023

Poster Art for Classic Serials

These beautiful pieces of art are glorious! How could any kid have refused plunking down their money to see these exciting adventures?

Sunday, June 04, 2023

The Bloody Pit #173 - STUNT ROCK (1978)

I’m joined by Bobby Hazzard and John Hudson for our long-delayed discussion of STUNT ROCK (1978). Is it a movie with an actual narrative or is it an episodic mockumentary about stunts and rock & roll? And why is there a stage magic act happening at the same time? We go from the ‘shower thoughts’ genesis of the film all the way through a listing of our favorite moments. Since the film’s director has called it the worst film he ever made, we briefly talk about his other work for contrast and lament his inability to ever secure a big budget Hollywood project. But we also discover that he directed an almost completely hidden third sequel to a very popular 80’s teen comedy that none of us were aware existed. Some things might be better left unexplored.
STUNT ROCK can be called many things but it can’t be called boring. It feels like two different movies clumsily mashed together forcing each viewer to decide which half they prefer. Is it the hard rocking magic stage show of Los Angeles band Sorcery or watching Australian stuntman Grant Page defy death in about two dozen different ways? I know which way I lean but this movie is a bit of a Rorschach test so you end up seeing what your expectations lead you to see. And that is more philosophy than I ever thought I would attribute to STUNT ROCK. It has to be a mistake. But you should check it out for yourself.
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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Wild, Wild Podcast Season 5 Episode 8 - RAIDERS OF ATLANTIS (1983)

In this episode we leap from helicopter to nuclear sub to mysterious island in our pursuit of the Atlantis Interceptors and their quest for, well, who knows. It may not make any sense, or even really be post-apocalypse, but it fun will be had along the way - and after all, perhaps the true meaning of Atlantis was inside us all along.

Yes, it's the late Ruggero Deodato's bonkers Filipino action film Raiders of Atlantis, an odd entry in the Pastapocalypse sub-genre, but one that belongs there nonetheless. We discuss its origins, try to get to grips with its plot, and even find time to mention Oliver Onions again.

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Saturday, May 27, 2023

Trailers From Hell - STUNT ROCK (1978)

Director Brain Trenchard-Smith briefly relates the genesis of this bizarre film featuring stuntman Grant Page and rock band Sorcery. This trailer is worth checking out and might even cause you to seek out the entire film on Blu-Ray. Podcast on the way soon! 

Monday, May 22, 2023

SOYLENT GREEN (1973) Poster Art and Lobby Cards

At least once a week I am amused by the range of real products that have Soylent in their name. All I can think of is the final reveal of this classic film and smile.