Archive for June, 2013

When Hope Came to the Island (July, 1977)

Posted in 1970-1979, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , on June 30, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Drive-In Mash-Up :: If This One Doesn’t Scare You, You’re Mind May Already Be Blown! (June, 1979)

Posted in 1970-1979 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Tuned In :: Take a Look at ABC (October-November, 1980)

Posted in 1980-1989, Tuned In with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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A Cut Above the Rest and, Together, They’re Murder (September, 1972)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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When their latest emissary is returned packed into several sausage casings, the Chicago mob sends their top gun in the form of Lee Marvin to Kansas City to collect an outstanding debt from a rival and upstart faction led by Gene Hackman. A faction that not only corners the local meat market and drug trade, but is also in the white slavery business. Mayhem and bloodshed ensues. Directed by Michael Ritchie from a script by Robert Dillon, the plot and action of Prime Cut stretches one’s credulity a bit, but the cast helps us push through this, leaving oneself with an interesting and offbeat mafia tale that’s been, perhaps rightfully, lost in The Godfather’s wake. Still, if you’ve ever wanted to see a car eaten by a combine — which, for the record, would never, ever, work — here ya go.

Prime Cut (1972) Cinema Center Films :: Natural General Pictures / EP: Kenneth L. Evans / P: Joe Wizan / AP: Mickey Borofsky / D: Michael Ritchie / W: Robert Dillon / C: Gene Polito / E: Carl Pingitore / M: Lalo Schifrin / S: Lee Marvin, Gene Hackman, Sissy Spacek, Angel Tompkins, Gregory Walcott

The Friendly Pepper-Upper that Never Lets You Down! (July, 1958)

Posted in 1950-1959, Vintage Ads with tags , on June 24, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Another ‘Big’ Star :: August, 1977

Posted in 1970-1979, Vintage News Photos with tags , , on June 24, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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For the record, ‘Frank Kramer’ is really Gianfranco Parolini and the film in question is the whole six-pack of mounting stoopidity known as Yeti: Giant of the 20th Century. It is awefulsome and then some.

Drive-In Mash-Up :: The Dead Shall Rise and Walk the Earth — For Three Days Only! (July, 1983)

Posted in 1980-1989, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2013 by WB Kelso

 
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These and Many More Exciting Magic Feats… (July, 1958)

Posted in 1950-1959, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , on June 24, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Shameless Plugs :: Still Lurking About!

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , on June 23, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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So, imagine my surprise while going through the special features on my brand new SHOUT/SCREAM Factory BluRay of The Town that Dreaded Sundown and, while scrolling through the posters and stills gallery, find a bunch of newspaper ads that originated at good old Scenes from the Morgue amongst them. Needless to say, I let out quite the happy hoop and holler at this discovery that lasted for a good five minutes as I kept scrolling back and confirming over and over again.

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So, yeah, it was quite the surprise, meaning no one contacted me about using them, at least as far as I know. It doesn’t matter. (Though some form of credit would’ve been a nice touch, ‘natch.) I just wished they would’ve asked, allowing me to offer to re-shoot the series of ads in question and provide some better images on some of them. Regardless, this secret toy surprise totally made my day. And I highly recommend the feature, which is stuffed full of all kinds of extras, and once more commend SHOUT/SCREAM on another stellar release. And, hey, if by some miracle this gets read by the right people who want to use anymore art, shoot me an e-mail and I’ll gladly hook you up.

Fight for Your Right to a Night of Fright! (March, 1965)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Don’t you just love the twisted artwork in these ads? First up we have the extremely twisted, and yet hauntingly beautiful tale of a mad surgeon whose necrophiliac sexual proclivities accidentally gets his wife killed. Not to fear, he has a plan to bring her back — and all he needs is a lot of blood from an unwilling donor. Enter wife number two … And then, Central Nebraska, welcome to the wacky world and demented genius of Jesus Franco, whose awful Dr. Orlof is also on a kidnapping binge for unwilling donors to provide skin-grafts for his disfigured daughter.

The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962) Panda Film :: Sigma III Corp. / P: Luigi Carpentieri, Ermanno Donati / D: Riccardo Freda / W: Ernesto Gastaldi / C: Raffaele Masciocchi / E: Ornella Micheli / M: Roman Vlad / S: Barbara Steele, Robert Flemyng, Silvano Tranquilli, Maria Teresa Vianello, Harriet Medin

The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962) Hispamer Films :: Leo Lax Production :: Ydex Eurociné :: Sigma III Corp. / P: Leo Lax, Marius Lesoeur, Serge Newman/ D: Jesus Franco / W: Jesus Franco / C: Godofredo Pacheco / E: Alfonso Santacana / M: José Pagán, Antonio Ramírez Ángel / S: Howard Vernon, Conrado San Martín, Diana Lorys, María Silva, Perla Cristal