Friday, September 07, 2007
This rousing western triple-feature played both the Mohawk and Tri-City Twin drive-ins back in January, 1971. The US/Spanish co-production RETURN OF THE SEVEN (1966) was the first of three sequels to THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN. GUNS OF THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (1969) followed, with George Kennedy taking over the lead role. THE UGLY ONES was United Artists' release of the Italian/Spanish El Precio de un hombre (1966), with Tomas Milian; on German DVD as THE BOUNTY KILLER.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Latham's Circle Twin Cinemas screened the following in March of 1970: THE REIVERS (1969) was based on a William Faulkner novel. The hit BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969) was still playing five months after its initial release.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Here's a January, 1970 double-feature at Albany's Strand on Pearl Street (most recently an OTB). THE REIVERS (1969) was a National General release directed by Mark Rydell. FIVE CARD STUD (1968) was a Henry Hathaway western with Dean Martin and Robert Mitchum.
Monday, September 03, 2007
Back in January, 1974, when people in Upstate NY were still crazy and stoned enough to go to the drive-ins in the middle of winter, the Tri-City Drive-in had become a United Artists-owned outfit, and they screened this pair of winning exploitation bills. RAW MEAT was AIP's US title for the British horror flick DEATH LINE (1972). THE FEMALE RESPONSE (1973) was an adult film distributed by edgy AIP offshoot Trans American, featuring Harry Reems and Jennifer Welles; it doesn't seem to have ever gotten a home video release. HELLS ANGELS ON WHEELS (1967) was a decent Richard Rush biker movie, famously starring a pre-EASY RIDER Jack Nicholson. DEVIL'S ANGELS (1967), from AIP, starred John Cassavetes; has yet to apper on DVD. ANGELS FROM HELL (1968) was producer Joe Solomon's follow-up to HAOW, this time with Tom Stern in the lead, and Jack Starrett as the lawman, in a similar role to his BORN LOSERS character; also has yet to make its DVD debut.