Archive for High Octane

The Darlings of Daredeviltry! (August, 1967)

Posted in 1960-1969, Vintage Ads with tags , , , on December 11, 2016 by WB Kelso

 
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Ringing in the New Year :: To the Wee Hours in the Morning… (December, 1964)

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May 2016 be kindly to one and all.

Second Run Showcase: September, 1957

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2015 by WB Kelso

 
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Random Drive-In Mash-Up :: An Evening With the Duke (October, 1960)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2015 by WB Kelso

 
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When He Goes to Work the Excitement Starts — and Goes — and Goes — and GOES! (May, 1975)

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

 
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Sure, to get to that huge, almost operatic chase scene at the end of H.B. Halicki’s Gone in 60 Seconds, a viewer has to endure the first half of the movie that kinda spends its time grinding gears, but, believe me, it’s worth the effort for the resulting carnage and road-rash that takes up all the second half of the movie, where an average of three cars a minute are sent to the big junkyard in the sky. As for our second feature, we’ve got another American International counter-culture extravaganza when a hippy, a hobo and a teen-aged runaway stick out their thumbs for a ride to the promised land in sunny California.

Other Points of Interest:

Full film review of Gone in 60 Seconds at 3B Theater.

Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) H.B. Halicki Mercantile Co. / P: H.B. Halicki / D: H.B. Halicki / W: H.B. Halicki / C: Scott Lloyd-Davies, Jack Vacek / E: Warner E. Leighton / M: Ronald Halicki, Philip Kachaturian / S: H.B. Halicki, Marion Busia, Jerry Daugirda, Lyle Waggoner, George Cole

Pick Up on 101 (1972) American International Pictures / EP: John Florea / P: Ed Garner, Chris Whittaker / D: John Florea / W: Noel Black, Anthony Blake / C: Brick Marquard / M: Stu Phillips / S: Lesley Ann Warren, Jack Albertson, Martin Sheen, Hal Baylor

It’s BIG! It’s FUN! Thrill and Horror Show! (May, 1965)

Posted in 1960-1969 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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The Bongo Beat! And the Big Heat! Jet-Fueled! Rhythm-Wild! (September, 1957)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2014 by WB Kelso

 

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‘The Slick Chicks Who Fire Up the Big Wheels!’ Wow. Hard to believe but the were certain folks who believed that Rock ‘n’ Roll was a passing fad and Calypso music was forever. Weird, right?
 
Hot Rod Rumble (1957) Nacirema Productions :: Allied Artists / EP: David T. Yokozeki / P: Norman T. Herman / D: Leslie H. Martinson / W: Meyer Dolinsky / C: Lester Shorr / E: Richard C. Meyer / M: Alexander Courage / S: Leigh Snowden, Richard Hartunian, Wright King, Joey Forman, Brett Halsey

Calypso Joe (1957) Allied Artists / P: William F. Broidy / AP: Lonnie D’Orsa / D: Edward Dein / W: Edward Dein, Mildred Dein / C: Stuart Thompson / E: Thor L. Brooks / M: Richard Hazard, Herb Jeffries / S: Herb Jeffries, Angie Dickinson, Ed Kemmer, Laurie Mitchell, Claudia Drake

Fast Cars, Fast Girls, Thrills and Shocks! (December, 1960)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2013 by WB Kelso

 
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Happy New Year, Boils and Ghouls, from all of us at Scenes from the Morgue.

Leave the Chilren at Home … And if YOU are Squeamish, Stay Home With Them! (October, 1968)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Being completely Poe-addled at the time, after, basically, randomly thumbing through the famed author’s collected works, American International Pictures added the somewhat nonsensical title for Michael Reeves’ The Witchfinder General. Whatever title you see it under, the film is as creepy and hair-raising as the artwork would imply and is definitely worth checking out. And, to be frank, with no trace of the usual ham, I think the portrayal of the dastardly inquisitor, Matthew Hopkins, is one of the most arresting performances of Vincent Price’s storied career. As was also AIP’s modus operandi back then, The Conqueror Worm was sent out as a double-bill. And keeping up with the nonsensical approach, it was released with the Fabian-fueled stock car epic, The Wild Racers.
 
The Conqueror Worm (1968) Tigon :: American International Pictures / EP: Samuel Z. Arkoff, Tony Tenser / P: Louis M. Heyward, Arnold Miller, Philip Waddilove / D: Michael Reeves / W: Tom Baker, Michael Reeves / C: John Coquillon / E: Howard Lanning / M: Paul Ferris / S: Vincent Price, Hilary Heath, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies
 
The Wild Racers (1968) Filmakers Productions :: American International Pictures / P: Roger Corman, Joel Rapp / AP: Tamara Asseyev, Pierre Cottrell / D: Daniel Haller / W: Max House / C: Néstor Almendros / E: Verna Fields / M: Mike Curb, Pierre Vassiliu / S: Fabian, Mimsy Farmer, Alan Haufrect, Judy Cornwell, Dick Miller

Multiplex Mash-Up :: Mars Needs Tuna! (August, 1978)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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After years and years of observed behavior that absolutely defied all feline logic, I always had a sneaking suspicion that my dear old cat wasn’t a cat at all but some kind of shape-shifting alien who happened to gene-lock on the first assimilated creature it came into contact with. Either that or some kind of badger-skunk-water-rat hybrid of a Moreau-nian nature. Regardless of origin, over those same years she grew very, very dear to me. And after fifteen years of co-habitation, I lost my boon companion due to mounting medical woes. And I still miss her. I still miss her a lot.

‎”No Heaven will not ever Heaven be.
Unless my cats are there to welcome me.”
— Anonymous

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