Archive for February, 2013

Announcements :: For the Love of Film Noir All Over Again!

Posted in What's On with tags , , , on February 28, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Alas, that beautiful banner is from a long extinct Blogathon. However, for most of March Scenes from the Morgue will be heading down the rain-soaked streets and neon-drenched back alleys of Noirville again. And though we will be rehashing all the material originally published at the old site for the very same For the Love of Film Noir fund drive from 2011, we’ll also be scattering around a lot of new stuff as well. Also of note, we’ll be posting them in chronological order to show how the genre evolved and progressed from the 1940’s through the late ’50s. So, grab your gasser, make all the wrong choices, watch helplessly as all your best-laid plans disintegrate from the inside out, fall for the wrong guy or gal, and then try not to get stabbed in the back or framed-up for any murders, meaning, peruse at your own risk! Stay down and stay tuned, folks!
 

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MultiPlex Mash-Up :: September, 1977

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Take a Bite and Feel All Right! (September, 1973)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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White Lightning (1973) Levy-Gardner-Laven :: United Artists / P: Arthur Gardner, Jules V. Levy, Arnold Laven / D: Joseph Sargent / W: William W. Norton / C: Edward Rosson / E: George Jay Nicholson / M: Charles Bernstein / S: Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Billingsley, Ned Beatty, Bo Hopkins, Louise Latham, Diane Ladd, R.G. Armstrong

Drive-In Mash-Up :: Eastwood is Back and He’s Burning at Both Ends! (May, 1969)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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A Fistful of Dollars (1964) Constantin Film Produktion :: Jolly Film :: Ocean Films :: United Artists / P: Arrigo Colombo, Giorgio Papi / AP: Piero Santini / D: Sergio Leone / W: Víctor Andrés Catena, Jaime Comas Gil, A. Bonzzoni, Sergio Leone / C: Massimo Dallamano, Federico G. Larraya / E: Roberto Cinquini, Alfonso Santacana / M: Ennio Morricone / S: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Marianne Koch, Wolfgang Lukschy, Sieghardt Rupp

For a Few Dollars More (1965) Constantin Film Produktion :: Produzioni Europee Associati :: United Artists / EP: Alfredo Fraile / P: Alberto Grimaldi, Arturo González / D: Sergio Leone / W: Luciano Vincenzoni, Fulvio Morsella, Sergio Leone / C: Massimo Dallamano / E: Eugenio Alabiso, Giorgio Serrallonga / M: Ennio Morricone / S: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Klaus Kinski, Luigi Pistilli, Gian Maria Volonté

A Magical Power Was Destined to Fight at His Side! (January, 1983)

Posted in 1980-1989, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Ah, Ator — a/k/a Ator the Fighting Eagle, Joe D’Amato’s gonzo-riffic Conan the Barbarian cash-in, which, of course, was followed by another barbaric boondoggle with The Blade Master — a/k/a Ator the Invincible, but probably best known as MST3k fan favorite, Cave Dwellers, with Miles and Miles O’Keefe.

Ator (1982) / EP: Helen Szabo / P: Alex Susmann / AP: Chris Trainor / D: Joe D’Amato / W: Joe D’Amato, Michele Soavi / C: Joe D’Amato / E: David Framer / M: Carlo Maria Cordio / S: Miles O’Keeffe, Sabrina Siani, Ritza Brown, Edmund Purdom, Laura Gemser

We Dare You to See the Most Amazing Motion Pictures of Our Time! (January, 1958)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Other Points of Interest:

Poster campaign for I Was a Teenage Werewolf at the Archive.

Poster campaign for Invasion of the Saucer-Men at the Archive.

I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) Sunset Productions :: American International / EP: James H. Nicholson, Samuel Z. Arkoff / P: Herman Cohen / D: Gene Fowler Jr. / W: Herman Cohen, Aben Kandel / C: Joseph LaShelle / E: George Gittens / M: Paul Dunlop / S: Michael Landon, Yvonne Lime, Whit Bissell, Guy Williams, Tony Marshall, Ken Miller, Cindy Robbins, Dawn Richard

Invasion of the Saucer-Men (1957) Malibu Productions :: American International / EP: James H. Nicholson, Samuel Z. Arkoff / P: Robert J. Gurney Jr. / D: Edward L. Cahn / W: Robert J. Gurney Jr., Al Martin / C: Fred West / E: Charles Gross Jr. / M: Ronald Stein / S: Steven Terrell, Gloria Castillo, Frank Gorshin, Raymond Hatton, Lyn Osborn

Nobody Loves the Hulk … (July, 1978)

Posted in 1970-1979, Vintage News Photos with tags , , , on February 21, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Where Adventure Ends — And HELL Begins! (June, 1973)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Okay, now I know that last ad technically isn’t a double-feature but it still cracks me all the hell up. Inspired by Elliot Silverstein’s A Man Called Horse, which saw Richard Harris forcibly going native and suspended on a couple of meat-hooks through his chest, Umberto Lenzi’s unofficial remake finds another Brit well off the beaten path of civilization, deep in the jungles of Thailand, where he is captured by some natives who go all Mondo Cane on his ass. Yeah, we’ve got Cannibal Cinema Ground Zero, here, folks, complete with sadistic tribal rituals, wholesale animal slaughter, and who the hell knows what else will be permanently scarred into you retinas. And with its box-office success, for the next decade, Lenzi and fellow Italian director Ruggero Deodato would continually march off into the jungle to try and one up each other by heaping one atrocity on top of the other in effort to make the audience taste their popcorn twice. And you can see it all if you’re over 18 — with proof, pilgrim.

Man from Deep River (1972) Medusa Produzione :: Joseph Brenner Assoc. / EP: Giorgio Carlo Rossi / P: Ovidio G. Assonitis / D: Umberto Lenzi / W: Francesco Barilli, Massimo D’Avak / C: Riccardo Pallottini / E: Eugenio Alabiso / M: Daniele Patucchi / S: Ivan Rassimov, Me Me Lai, Prasitsak Singhara, Sulallewan Suxantat

Drive-In Mash-Up :: Super-Charged Girls! Always Ready for Action! Plus an Orgy of the Damned! (May, 1974)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Humanoids Invade the Earth Armed with Three Drops of Deadly Wolf-Serum! (November, 1956)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Other Points of Interest:

Poster campaign for Earth vs the Flying Saucers at the Archive.

Poster campaign for The Werewolf at the Archive.

Earth vs the Flying Saucers (1956) Clover Productions :: Columbia Pictures / EP: Sam Katzman / P: Charles H. Schneer / D: Fred F. Sears / W: Curt Siodmak, George Worthing Yates, Bernard Gordon, Donald E. Keyhoe (novel) / C: Fred Jackman Jr. / E: Danny B. Landres / M: Mischa Bakaleinikoff / S: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis, Morris Ankrum, John Zaremba, Thomas Browne Henry

The Werewolf (1956) Clover Productions :: Columbia Pictures / P: Sam Katzman / D: Fred F. Sears / W: James B. Gordon, Robert E. Kent / C: Edward Linden / E: Harold White / M: Mischa Bakaleinikoff / S: Steven Ritch, Don Megowan, Joyce Holden, Eleanore Tanin, Kim Charney, Harry Lauter, Ken Christy, S. John Launer