Saturday, March 03, 2007

THE BABYSITTER / WEEKEND WITH THE BABYSITTER


Tom Laughlin double-bill that played the Wak-Art in Zebulon, NC in July, 1971. THE BABYSITTER (69) is a strong exploiter just dying for a DVD release (it has played cable and thus leaked onto the trading circuit), while its sequel/remake WEEKEND WITH THE BABYSITTER (1971) has been released (see link).

Friday, March 02, 2007

THE BABY MAKER / THE GRASSHOPPER / DARKER THAN AMBER


Triple-bill at the Mohawk Drive-in in Albany (later torn down to be replaced by a Builder Square, which later closed down also) from January, 1971. THE BABY MAKER (1970) starred Barbara Hershey, THE GRASSHOPPER (1970) starred Jacqueline Bisset; both are available on VHS. The underrated, Florida-set crime thriller DARKER THAN AMBER (1970) has been released on VHS, and is sorely due for an uncut DVD release.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

BABES IN TOYLAND / THE RACERS / PARRISH


Triple-bill at the Turnpike Drive-in in Albany, from February, 1962. BABES IN TOYLAND (1961) is the Disney version with Ray Bolger and Annette Funicello. THE RACERS (1955) was directed by Henry Hathaway, and was released on VHS. PARRISH (1961) starred Troy Donahue and Claudette Colbert.


Wednesday, February 28, 2007

THE ARRANGEMENT / THE BIG BOUNCE / ASSIGNMENT TO KILL


January, 1971 triple bill at the Latham Drive-in in Latham, NY, now home to Latham Farms (hah!), a large big box shopping plaza. THE ARRANGEMENT (1969), was directed by Elia Kazan, THE BIG BOUNCE (1969) starred Ryan O'Neal (and was based on the Elmore Leonard novel), and the crime drama ASSIGNMENT TO KILL (1968) doesn't seem to have gotten a home release, though dubs are out there.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

THE ARISTOCATS / NIOK, THE ORPHAN ELEPHANT


Disney showing at Proctor's in Schenectady, NY (still going strong) from January, 1971. THE ARISTOCATS (1970) is out on DVD. NIOK, THE ORPHAN ELEPHANT is a retitling of the French short Niok l'élépha (1957), shot in Cambodia, which doesn't seem to have ever been released to video or DVD.

Monday, February 26, 2007

ALL THE YOUNG WIVES / THE STUDENT NURSES / SEXIE SUSAN SINS AGAIN


Here's a triple bill from January, 1974 that played the New Forest Drive-In in (I think) Raleigh, North Carolina. ALL THE YOUNG WIVES (1973) was available on VHS from Something Weird but has been deleted. Stephanie Rothman's THE STUDENT NURSES (1970) was the first flick in New World's softcore Nurses series. SEXIE SUSAN SINS AGAIN, with Edwige Fenech, is a dubbed version of the European Frau Wirtin hat auch einen Grafen (1968). Seems to be on the trading circuit, but I can't evidence of an official release. Anyone have it?