Thursday, November 29, 2007
THUNDER ALLEY, etc.
A classic example of a dusk-to-dawn southern exploitation drive-in night, from January, 1968 at North Carolina's New Forest. Richard Rush directed the AIP stock car action flick THUNDER ALLEY (1967), with Fabian and Annette Funicello. AIP also released the hippie exploiter RIOT ON SUNSET STRIP (1967), which still hasn't gotten an official video release. BANG! BANG! YOU'RE DEAD was AIP's release of the UK spy thriller OUR MAN IN MARRAKASH (1966), with Tony Randall and Senta Berger; no DVD release. IT'S A BIKINI WORLD (1967), from AIP subsidiary Trans-American, was a Stephanie Rothman beach romp, notable for its many rock band sequences; never had a video release, but you can get it from me here. WHAT'S UP, TIGER LILY? (1966) was Woody Allen's directorial debut.