Saturday, August 11, 2007
Great ad for the Turnpike Drive-in showing a pair of triple-features for different weeks of November, 1961. PARIS BLUES (1961) was a drama based in the jazz world, featuring a Duke Ellington score; no DVD release. ROSEMARY was the Films Around the World release of the West German post-war critique Das Mädchen Rosemarie (1958); no DVD as of yet. THE TARNISHED ANGELS (1958) was a Douglas Sirk adaptation of a William Faulkner novel; no DVD. THE VIRGIN SPRING (Bergman's Jungfrukällan, 1960) was said to be the inspiration for THE LAST HOUSE IN THE LEFT. THE LAST PARADISE was the United Artists release of the Italian documentary L'Ultimo paradiso (1957), focused on the people of the South Pacific; it seems to have gotten an Italian VHS release, but that's it. VIRGIN ISLAND (1958) was a British comedy with John Cassavetes and Sidney Poitier; can't find evidence of an official release, but it's available as a grey market title.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
This nice pair of triple-features at the Tri-City screened in January of 1970. High school drama OUT OF IT (produced in 1967, release in 1969), from director Paul Williams (NUNZIO) featured Barry Gordon and Jon Voight; no official home release, but is available from bootleg sites. NUMBER ONE (1969) was a football drama with Charlton Heston and Bruce Dern; no video or DVD release on this one. IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967) was, of course, the Norman Jewison southern drama. DEFIANT DAUGHTERS was the Times Films release of the Swiss/West German adolescent drama Die Schatten werden länger (1961), from Hungarian director Ladislao Vajda; no known video release. THUNDER IN DIXIE (1964) was a low-budget racing actioner. Howco's THUNDER IN CAROLINA (1960) featured Rory Calhoun and Alan Hale Jr.; no official video release but available as a bootleg.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
The State screened this double-feature in March, 1970. The 1970 drama THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN was the last film for director George Stevens; no DVD release on this one. The Frank Sinatra/Tony Rome vehicle LADY IN CEMENT (1968) features a killer Hugo Montenegro score.
Monday, August 06, 2007
This July, 1968 double-feature played at both the Riverview and Mohawk Drive-ins. THE OLDEST PROFESSION was Goldtone's US version of the French/Italian/West German prostitution omnibus Le Plus vieux métier du monde (1967); no DVD release yet. WILL PENNY (1968) was a western directed by Tom Gries (HELTER SKELTER).
Sunday, August 05, 2007
The Center Drive-in screened this adult double-feature back in June of 1971. NORMA (1970), directed by Peter Balakoff and generally known as NORMA ISN'T QUITE NORMAL, featured Mady Maguire as the nymphomaniacal title character, along with Buck Flower and Uschi Digard; it was released on VHS by Something Weird, but has since been deleted. THERESE AND ISABELLE (1968) was Radley Metzger's sapphic US/German production, with Essy Persson and Anna Gaël.