Archive for Cinépix

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

Stalk ‘n’ SlashCinema :: Your Next Visit May Be Your Last. So Frightening You’ll Never Recover. (June, 1982)

Posted in 1980-1989, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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FINALLY! Thank you, Ghost of the Conestoga 4. Great artwork, outstanding cast, and Michael Ironside makes for a great psychopath, but, too bad the movie they were all plugged into kinda stinks. I’ve seen it. Twice. But damned if I can remember if the killer was after the patient (Grant) or the nurse (Purl) with the other getting in the way. What I do know is, the film could have used a lot more William Shatner.
 
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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

Stalk ‘n’ SlashCinema :: Six of the Most Bizarre Murders You Will Ever See! (June, 1981_

Posted in 1980-1989, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Egads, but this is getting depressing. Here we have a film with perhaps the most iconic image in all of Stalk ‘n’ Slashdom and what do we get? We get another cut and paste hack job of the title only. You will see four of the lamest ads ever. *sigh* (That’s me shaking a fist at you, Ghost of the Conestoga 4.)

 

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Now. I do remember the Trib, my old hometown newspaper, used that provocative art when Happy Birthday to Me ran at the Strand or the Rivoli back in 1981. And this streak of bad luck has me hoping the majority of these things played at the Capitol or the Grand here in the Island or this is gonna get pretty boring pretty darn quick.

 

Other Points of Interest:

Full film review of Happy Birthday to Me at 3B Theater.

Poster campaign for Happy Birthday to Me at the Archive.

 
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Happy Birthday to Me (1981) The Birthday Film Company :: Canadian Film Development Corporation :: Famous Players Ltd. :: Columbia Pictures / P: John Dunning, André Link / AP: Stewart Harding, Lawrence Nesis / D: J. Lee Thompson / W: John C.W. Saxton, Peter Jobin, Timothy Bond / C: Miklós Lente / E: Debra Karen / M: Bo Harwood, Lance Rubin / S: Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford, Tracey E. Bregman, Matt Craven, Sharon Acker, Lawrence Dane

Stalk ‘n’ SlashCinema :: There’s More than One Way to Lose Your Heart… (March, 1981)

Posted in 1980-1989, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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From the rustic setting, to the kills, to the killer’s raison d’etre, a person could do a lot worse than the original My Bloody Valentine as far as cinema slashers go. Funded by the profits made off of Columbia for delivering the Scooby-Dooesque slasher, Happy Birthday to Me, the Canadian based Cinepix shot this leaner, meaner and grittier fright flick for Paramount that I think marked the apex of these Canuxploitation body count movies. Possessing some surprising intelligence — when compared to other Stalk ‘n’ Slashers, mind you — the film also has a bit of a mean streak to it, especially in the uncut version (– with nine-minutes of grue patched back in), that I really dig, and thus, places it several notches above its killing kin.

Other Points of Interest:

Poster campaign for My Bloody Valentine at the Archive.

 
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My Bloody Valentine (1981) Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC) :: Famous Players :: Secret Films :: Paramount Pictures / EP: Lawrence Nesis / P: John Dunning, André Link, Stephen A. Miller / D: George Mihalka / W: John Beaird, Stephen A. Miller / C: Rodney Gibbons / E: Gérald Vansier, Rit Wallis / M: Paul Zaza / S: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Keith Knight, Alf Humphreys, Cynthia Dale, Helene Udy

Just for Kicks … Not for Kids! (September, 1978)

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

 

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If being shot by cult-fave Ray Dennis Steckler isn’t enough to bring you to something like The Erotic Adventures of Pinocchio, where our artificial stud’s you-know-what grows instead of his nose when he gets randy, well, what if I told you Dyanne Thorne played his Fairy Godmother, whose spells usually backfire leaving her to run around in the buff. That’s right: it’s the She-Wolf of the SS by way of Walt Disney. Get thee to the adult video store! And while you’re there, you might as well check out Bill Osco’s Alice in Wonderland, his follow up to the equally demented Flesh Gordon, where cute-as-a-button Kristine DeBell plays Alice as a walking erectile-dysfunction cure-all. Trust me. You don’t wanna know what Humpty Dumpty broke. Now send in the dancing nurses! And if you listen real close, that sound you just heard was Carlo Collodi’s and Lewis Carroll’s graves detonating.

The Erotic Adventures of Pinocchio (1971) Eve Productions :: Cinépix Film Properties / P: Chris Warfield / AP: Lawrence M. Daley, Nicholas Wowchuk / D: Corey Allen / W: Chris Warfield, Corey Allen, Carlo Collodi (novel) / C: Ray Dennis Steckler / E: Tom Conlon / M: John Barber / S: Alex Roman, Monica Gayle, Karen Smith, Dyanne Thorne

Alice in Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Fantasy (1976) Cruiser Productions :: General National Enterprises / P: Bill Osco / D: Bud Townsend / W: Bucky Searles, Lewis Carroll (novel) / C: Joseph Bardo / E: Shaun Walsh / M: Bucky Searles / S: Kristine DeBell, Bucky Searles, Gila Havana, Alan Novak

Random Drive-In Mash-Up :: Beyond the Power of Priest or Science to Exorcise! (July, 1976)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2012 by WB Kelso