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Monday, October 5, 2015


The Three Stooges' last film.

This is one of the Stooges funniest films. They are working for a wildlife conservation magazine in Boston, and their boss, who hates them sends them out west with a reporter named Kenneth Cabot (Adam West) to report of the vanishing buffalo herds.

The Stooges cause so much trouble in the old west they find they are being sought by every gunslinger in history! Cabot is called into a gunfight with a notorious killer known as "Trigger" Mortis played by character actor Mort Mills. Unknown to him the very sexy Annie Oakley, played by Nancy Kovack, helps him out by shooting her gun instead.

This leads everyone to believe that Cabot is the fastest gun in the west and the trouble escalates. All I can say is that this is sheer fun, especially for Stooge fans. I can't see anyone going wrong with this great comedy. i was first introduced to this film on a Thanksgiving morning many years ago.

The rest of the stellar cast includes Henry Gibson (as a hip talking Indian), Emil Sitka, Rex Holman (as the Sunstroke Kid) and Don Lamond as Rance Roden, the man behind the buffalo slaughter.

The print from Mill Creek is very good and the film is highly recommended!!


Laura Gemser is 65, and Nancy Barrett is 74.

Sunday, October 4, 2015


A top notch Hammer thriller.

Susan Strasberg stars as a young woman who has been paralyzed from the waist down. She comes to visit her father who has mysteriously disappeared.

Ann Todd is Jane Appleby who tells Penny (Strasberg) that her father has left on a trip. Soon after Penny starts seeing her fathers dead body everywhere and slowly comes to believe that she is losing her mind.

Ronald Lewis is Robert, the chauffeur that says he will try and help Penny find the truth. Christopher Lee is Dr. Gerrard, and he gives a very understated performance. There is a very good plot twist I will not reveal to those that haven't seen this little gem.

The stark black and white photography is beautiful and so is the direction from Seth Holt. Mill Creek has released a great print of this film and it is included on their "Hammer Horror Collection" DVD of five films.

This set is priced to sell through and I cannot recommend it enough to any Hammer horror fan.


Alicia Silverstone is 39, Lori Saunders is 74, and Kyra Schon is 58.

Saturday, October 3, 2015


Olive has announced that they are releasing the 1944 Monogram film "VOODOO MAN" starring Bela Lugosi, George Zucco and John Carradine to both DVD and Blu-ray.

This is slated for a Nov. 24th release and it will cool to see this on Blu-ray. Hopefully it will look better than the other releases I have seen. Can "RETURN OF THE APEMAN" be far behind?


A rather overlooked Hammer film that I have reviewed here a long time ago.

Paul Massie stars as Dr. Jekyll who is experimenting with bringing out the evil in people in order to study it.

The problem is is that things get out of hand and the evil Hyde takes over. Christopher Lee is Paul Allen, a man who has high gambling debts and is also having an affair with Jekyll's wife.

This is, as you can tell, basically a remake of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I have read a lot of reviews that say this film is boring and a let down. Granted, it is NOT an action film, but it is a very well made, story driven movie with fine acting by all involved. Dawn Addams makes a very sexy Kitty Jekyll.

This has been released by Mill Creek on a set with four other Hammer films called "Hammer Films Collection". The print is as good as the one released by Sony a few years ago. I like this film, and I would recommend it.


Pamela Hensley is 65.

Friday, October 2, 2015


A very light, but very entertaining Boris Karloff vehicle.

Lew Landers directed this fun little film in which a young woman attempts to convert a run down hotel into a place people would really want to stay, despite the oddball people living there and the bodies in the cellar.

Karloff is Nathaniel Billings, a rather off the wall gentleman who has aspirations to become a great inventor. His latest device is supposed to make men into "supermen" to help the war effort, but all it does is add bodies to the already full secret room.

Peter Lorre is Mr. Arthur Lorentz, another wired gentleman who helps Karloff in his bizarre plan. The laughs are well done and some of the sight gags work, some don't. The title makes no sense, but who cares. This is a fun film with two of the greatest actors of my time playing comedy off of each other.

Karloff andd Lorre would be in another comedy many years later called "The Raven" directed by Roger Corman. This film completed Karloff's six picture deal with Columbia. Mill Creek's print is flawless. Recommended!

Thursday, October 1, 2015


Stella Stevens is 79, Cindy Margolis is 50, and Michelle Bauer is 57.


One of my favorite films.

Gorgeous Megan Fox stars as Jennifer, a cheerleader who is very popular in school. He visit to a dingy bar to hear a metal band turns out badly as she is kidnapped by the band members.

She eventually returns to her best friends house, but she has changed. She is covered in blood and vomits a sticky black goo all over the floor.

She has been sacrificed by a cult who thought she was a virgin! Since she wasn't she has been changed into a succubus, that is compelled to kill and eat people.

Her best friend is played by Amanda Seyfried, and as trouble escalates things get really bizarre. This is one of the most unusual films I have ever seen, and it is a lot of fun. There is a good mixture of horror and light comedy

Fox always looks great and she does play a rather convincing demon. The Blu-ray looks spectacular and should be added to any horror fans collection. Recommended!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


A very welcome addition to Blu-ray.

One of the most original films I have ever seen come to BD and it looks great.

A meteor lands in the woods near a small town and it resembles a circus tent! The aliens are demonic looking clowns who have no trouble getting victims and encasing them in cotton candy cocoons.

The clowns looks very evil, and I guess that bothers a lot of people, but I like it. John Vernon is Officer Mooney, and he steals every scene he's in. His encounter with a clown at the police station is a highlight.

There are a lot of laughs in this great little film, and I still to this day find it to be one of the most original films I have ever seen. If you haven't seen this yet I recommend you pick up the Blu-ray and watch it. You siply can't go wrong with this film.

I wish more films were this creative and fun.


Angie Dickinson is 84, Antoinette Bower is 83, Ian Ogilvy is 72, Rula Lenska is 68, and Marilyn McCoo is 72.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Finally available in Blu-ray.

Sadly this film was not well received when it first came out back in the glorious 70's.

Cristina Raines stars as a young fashion model who moves into a wonderful Brooklyn apartment and soon finds bizarre things happening.

Her boyfriend starts an investigation. She, on the other hand talks to the lady who rented her the apartment. it's really a weird thing when she tells her how much she loves all of the people living there and then is told that she is the only tenet except for a blind priest on the top floor.

Chris Sarandon is the boyfriend who soon finds out that the apartment may be a gateway to Hell itself. There are some really genuine scares in here as well as some classic and disturbing make up from Dick Smith.

This film also boasts one of the most star studded casts in recent memory including Ava Gardner, Martin Balsam, Burgess Meredith, Eli Wallach, Christopher Walken, John Carradine, Arthur Kennedy, Sylvia Myles (in a role you'll never forget), Deborah Raffin, and Beverly D'Angelo (in another role you'll never forget).

I won't give anything away here, but you really need to see this great slice of 70's horror. The quality is magnificent from Shout, and it is easily one of the best releases of the year.


Erika Eleniak is 46, and Jerry Lee Lewis is 80.

Monday, September 28, 2015


The title pretty much sums up this Stooges comedy.

I had reviewed this movie a long while back on DVD and now Mill Creek brings it to us in a beautiful Blu-ray edition with two other Stooge films that will be appearing here shortly.

They travel back in time via a bumbling inventors' time machine to ancient Greece. there they are called "Gods" and are treated as such until they get into their usual messes, and then they find themselves fighting King Odius and his right hand man Hercules.

There are laughs a plenty as they pull their usual gags, which never seem to grow old. I still find myself laughing out loud at all the craziness. Hercules is played by Samson Burke and Quinn Redecker is inventor Schuler Davis who is such a nerd that he cannot see the advances made by a very lovely woman named Diane, played by Vicki Trickett.

I recommend this is you need a good laugh, and lets face it, we all do once in a while. Top notch fun with excellent picture quality.