Archive for March, 2014

Breaking :: It’s Broke.

Posted in Coming Soon! on March 28, 2014 by WB Kelso

For those just tuning in, WordPress has implemented a new software change (I simply refuse to call something an upgrade when it isn’t) that really screwed the pooch on image-sizing and manipulation, removing the simple percentage adjustment and ushered in a new era of intricate tinkering that requires breaching many levels of pop-ups, updates, and save changes in a sterling example of over-redundancy. I’ve messed with it a bit and found it sorely lacking. (It’s so full of bugs and changes simply do not take.) I’ve pinged WP to let them know how much the new feature stinks but I doubt they will make any efforts to fix these short-comings or bring the old options back as they seem to be taking the silent approach on the forums, hoping, perhaps, to ride it out until the cries from the masses subsides.

Look, I know it’s a free platform, I totally get that. Tough titties, etc. etc. etc. It’s not really WordPress’s problem, or your problem, but my problem to make this work. Alas, the lack of precision image editing, replaced by a manual sizing free for all, unless you wanna go exploring in those aforementioned pop-ups (no thanks), or settle for their pre-sizes of large, medium or thumbnail, means our sister site, the Poster Archive, is dead in the water. I think I can flail along, here, OK, but, at the moment, too depressed to post anything for awhile because I simply do not want to deal with the new system. So, consider Scenes from the Morgue on hiatus until I’m finally comfortable with new layout tools.

Thanks for listening,
WB Kelso

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The Sweetest Kittens Have the Sharpest Claws! (September, 1966)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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Other Points of Interest:

Film review of Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! at 3B Theater.

Poster campaign for Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! at the Archive.

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) Eve Productions / P: Russ Meyer, Eve Meyer / AP: George Costello, Fred Owens / D: Russ Meyer / W: Jack Moran, Russ Meyer / C: Walter Schenk / E: Russ Meyer / M: Igo Kantor / S: Tura Satana, Haji, Lori Williams, Susan Bernard, Stuart Lancaster, Paul Trinka, Dennis Busch

Motorpsycho (1965) Eve Productions :: Harlequin Pictures / P: Russ Meyer, Ross Massbaum / AP: Eve Meyer / D: Russ Meyer / W: James Griffith, Hal Hopper, Ross Massbaum, Russ Meyer, Billy Sprague / C: Russ Meyer / E: Charles G. Schelling / M: Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter / S: Haji, Alex Rocco, Steve Oliver, Holle K. Winters, Coleman Francis

The William Shatner Blogathon :: Somewhere in the Darkest Reaches of the Universe, a Battle is About to Begin. A Battle Between a Warrior and a Madman… (June, 1982)

Posted in 1980-1989, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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C’mon! Say it with me! All together now. Three … two … one …

 

 
i.ashx - CopyWay back in June of 2010, the fine folk behind the magnificent She Blogged by Night held The Shatnerthon!, a tribute to the great William Tiberius Shatner. Scenes from the Morgue heeded the call and participated back then, and now, to celebrate Wild Bill’s birthday this weekend, it was high time we migrated those ads over to the new site plus a few more treats mixed in. Alas, this will be the last entry in the Captain’s Log for this Blogathon. Hope you enjoyed it. Until next time, Fellow Red-Shirts, ‘Beam me up, Scotty.’
 
 
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) Paramount Pictures / EP: Harve Bennett / P: Robert Sallin / AP: William F. Phillips / D: Nicholas Meyer / W: Harve Bennett, Jack B. Sowards, Gene Roddenberry (TV series) / C: Gayne Rescher / E: William Paul Dornisch / M: James Horner / S: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Bibi Besch, Kirstie Alley, Ricardo Montalban

The William Shatner Blogathon :: So Frightening, You’ll Never Recover. (June, 1982)

Posted in 1980-1989, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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i.ashx - CopyWay back in June of 2010, the fine folk behind the magnificent She Blogged by Night held The Shatnerthon!, a tribute to the great William Tiberius Shatner. Scenes from the Morgue heeded the call and participated back then, and now, to celebrate Wild Bill’s birthday this weekend, it was high time we migrated those ads over to the new site plus a few more treats mixed in. Enjoy.
 
 
 
 
 
Visiting Hours (1982) Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC) :: Filmplan :: Victor Solnicki Productions :: 20th Century Fox / EP: Pierre David, Victor Solnicki / P: Claude Héroux / D: Jean-Claude Lord / W: Brian Taggert / C: René Verzier / E: Jean-Claude Lord, Lise Thouin / M: Jonathan Goldsmith / S: Lee Grant, Linda Purl, Michael Ironside, William Shatner, Lenore Zann, Harvey Atkin

The William Shatner Blogathon :: A Conservative Cop with a Real Distaste for Crime (February, 1982)

Posted in 1980-1989, Tuned In with tags , , , , on March 23, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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i.ashx - CopyWay back in June of 2010, the fine folk behind the magnificent She Blogged by Night held The Shatnerthon!, a tribute to the great William Tiberius Shatner. Scenes from the Morgue heeded the call and participated back then, and now, to celebrate Wild Bill’s birthday this weekend, it was high time we migrated those ads over to the new site plus a few more treats mixed in. Enjoy.
 

The William Shatner Blogathon :: Unthinkable, Improbable, Incredible … But It Could Happen Tomorrow! (August, 1980)

Posted in 1980-1989, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , on March 23, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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i.ashx - CopyWay back in June of 2010, the fine folk behind the magnificent She Blogged by Night held The Shatnerthon!, a tribute to the great William Tiberius Shatner. Scenes from the Morgue heeded the call and participated back then, and now, to celebrate Wild Bill’s birthday this weekend, it was high time we migrated those ads over to the new site plus a few more treats mixed in. Enjoy.
 
 
 
 
 
The Kidnapping of the President (1980) Presidential Films :: Sefel Films :: Crown International Pictures / EP: Joseph Sefel / P: George Mendeluk, John Ryan / D: George Mendeluk / W: Richard Murphy, Charles Templeton (novel) / C: Mike Molloy / E: Michael MacLaverty / M: Nash the Slash, Paul Zaza / S: William Shatner, Hal Holbrook, Van Johnson, Ava Gardner, Miguel Fernandes

The William Shatner Blogathon :: The Human Adventure is Just Beginning. (December, 1979)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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As I’ve gotten older, and further and further away from a nine year old’s first impression, which found it sorely lacking in laser battles and Wookies, I’ve come to appreciate Robert Wise’s Star Trek the Motion Picture for what it was instead of what it wasn’t.
 
i.ashx - CopyWay back in June of 2010, the fine folk behind the magnificent She Blogged by Night held The Shatnerthon!, a tribute to the great William Tiberius Shatner. Scenes from the Morgue heeded the call and participated back then, and now, to celebrate Wild Bill’s birthday this weekend, it was high time we migrated those ads over to the new site plus a few more treats mixed in. Enjoy.
 
 
 
 
 
Star Trek the Motion Picture (1979) Century Associates :: Paramount Pictures / P: Gene Roddenberry / AP: Jon Povill / D: Robert Wise / W: Harold Livingston, Alan Dean Foster, Gene Roddenberry (TV series) / C: Richard H. Kline / E: Todd C. Ramsay / M: Jerry Goldsmith / S: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Persis Khambatta, Stephen Collins

Looking Forward to Pursuing a Film Career — Once Her Hair Grows Back. (December, 1979)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads, Vintage News Articles with tags , , , , , on March 23, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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Meet the Newest Member of the Starship Enterprise (September, 1978)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads, Vintage News Articles with tags , , , , , on March 23, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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The William Shatner Blogathon :: The Most Shocking Double-Date of Your Life! (September, 1978)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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Back in the 1970s, Joseph Brenner and his Associates had a hand in distributing a lot of exploitation gold with the likes of the Thunderball-Fisted Infra-Man, Argento’s ethereally beautiful Suspiria, and those kooky aqua-nazis in Shock Waves. Here, after the astronomical success of Saturday Night Fever, he bought and repackaged the Ernest Borgnine and William Shatner-fueled The Devil’s Rain, a trippy tale about a coven of the Cloven One’s worshipers, and shamelessly moved Travolta to the top of the bill even though his screen time is about, oh, I don’t know, four or five seconds tops. Beyond that, grab yourself a couple of hot dogs and settle in for a ghoulish quadruple feature that also includes a British import, one of Michael and Roberta Findley’s last co-productions (– as I’m fairly positive that’s supposed to be Shriek of the Mutilated), and topped off with Andy Milligan’s version of Sweeney Todd.
 
i.ashx - CopyWay back in June of 2010, the fine folk behind the magnificent She Blogged by Night held The Shatnerthon!, a tribute to the great William Tiberius Shatner. Scenes from the Morgue heeded the call and participated back then, and now, to celebrate Wild Bill’s birthday this weekend, it was high time we migrated those ads over to the new site plus a few more treats mixed in. Enjoy.