Thursday, November 29, 2007
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.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
The eternal Tri-City Twin Drive-in screened this pair of triple-features back in March, 1970. Rod Steiger starred in the British drama THREE INTO TWO WON'T GO (1969). ARABELLA (1967) was an Italian comedy with James Fox and Giancarlo Giannini. A MAN CALLED GANNON (1968) was a forgotten Universal western with Anthony Franciosa, Michael Sarrazin, and Susan Oliver. None of these three ever had a video release that I know of. HELL'S ANGELS '69 (1969) was a fairly tepid biker flick with Jeremy Slate, Tom Stern, and Steve Sandor. SPIRITS OF THE DEAD (1968) was AIP's release of the famous Euro-horror anthology Histoires extraordinaires. THE DEVIL'S 8 (1969) was an AIP answer to THE DIRTY DOZEN; no DVD release.