Archive for AVCO / Embassy

Multiplex Mash-Up :: Evil Does Not Die, It Waits to Be Reborn! (June, 1978)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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And now, Boils and Ghouls, I give you William Girdler’s completely demented The Manitou, whose plot of an ancient Indian shaman being reborn from a tumorous growth on the back of Susan Strasberg’s neck — that’s more malignant than benign, and the fruitless efforts of her boyfriend, in the form of Tony Curtis, and a modern medicine man, in the from of Michael Ansara, to stop him until the patient manages to channel the inner-spirits of technology to send the massacring midget-man back to hell in a laser-disco light-show finale for the ages will definitely leave you boggling. For more on Girdler, The Manitou, and the rest of his catalog, I strongly suggest you check out this wonderful tribute site.

The Manitou (1978) Mid-America Pictures :: Simon Productions :: Manitou Productions Ltd. :: AVCO Embassy / EP: Melvin G. Gordy, David Sheldon, Melvin Simon, Herman Weist / P: William Girdler / AP: Jon Cedar, Scott M. Siegler, Gilles de Turenne / D: William Girdler / W: William Girdler, Jon Cedar, Thomas Pope, Graham Masterton (novel) / C: Michel Hugo / E: Bub Asman / M: Lalo Schifrin S: Tony Curtis, Susan Strasberg, Michael Ansara, Stella Stevens, Burgess Meredith

Surging Spectacle and Savagery Overwhelms the Screen with Passion and Violence! (October, 1958)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Along with Hercules and Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Attila was part of the first wave of imports that helped establish Joseph E. Levine and his Embassy Pictures from regional distributor to mini-movie mogul.

Attila (1954) Compagnie Cinématographique de France :: Lux Film :: Producciones Ponti-de Laurentiis :: Embassy Pictures / EP: Antonio Altoviti / P: Dino De Laurentiis, Carlo Ponti / D: Pietro Francisci / W: Ennio De Concini, Richard C. Sarafian, Primo Zeglio / C: Aldo Tonti / E: Leo Cattozzo, Helene Turner / M: Raoul Kraushaar, Enzo Masetti / S: Anthony Quinn, Sophia Loren, Henri Vidal, Claude Laydu, Irene Papas

Stalk ‘n’ SlashCinema :: If You’re Not Back By Midnight, You Won’t Be Coming Home (August, 1980)

Posted in 1980-1989, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Unlike Paramount, AVCO-Embassy couldn’t afford to saturate the country with thousands of prints like its rival studio did for Friday the 13th. (A film Paramount picked up only because it lost the bidding to our a featured feature to AVCO.) And so, Prom Night never really had a proper run at any theater in the Island except for popping up at the drive-in for limited weekend engagement like this one for the next two years or so.
 
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Prom Night (1980) Simcom Limited :: Guardian Trust Company :: Prom Night Productions :: AVCO Embassy Pictures / P: Peter R. Simpson / AP: Richard Simpson / D: Paul Lynch / W: William Gray, Robert Guza Jr. / C: Robert C. New / E: Brian Ravok / M: Paul Zaza, Carl Zittrer / S: Jamie Lee Curtis, Leslie Nielsen, Casey Stevens, Anne-Marie Martin, Michael Tough, Jeff Wincott

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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