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 Posted:   Jun 5, 2012 - 9:41 AM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)

Bob, I showed DERANGED to one of my b rothers, who loves serial killer stuff, while I find such things dull, and we both loved it. It is gritty and bleak and Blossom is perfect as the lead--he looks like he must smell bad! I found the fourth wall breaking surprisingly smooth; the narrator seems to just step in, make his point, and then the camera sometimes drifts past him, leaving him behind--it READS like it must be intrusive, but it isn`t. The violence was horrible and painful with none of the cathartic fun of knife kill flicks. A strong reccomend; the Midnite Movies line is the only one I am trying to collect in total and the transfer is a decent one.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2012 - 1:46 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I tell you something i don't think films are really harmful as a whole,all of us at times who love film can't help feel sometimes like a priest in the Catholic church we can be so tempted , even when your moral mind is trying to stay good, this film Deranged , near the end , the killer hangs this very pretty girl up[of course they couldn't make it a ugly girl who you would want to stick a bag over her head when making love to her] on a like, meat hook in a farmhouse and doing a terrible thing to her, cutting her up , but the damm director shows her hanging up there with about the most beautiful rear end a lovely girl can have, you know the type that swirls down like on a ski slope, and my mind is saying how terrible this is what is happening but i am looking at this beautiful naked female girl and these are the scenes that make a moral mind very uncomfortable. i think i mentioned this before on another thread about a perfect butt, anyway i never forgot that movie or scene i first saw it when i was a young kid.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2012 - 1:54 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Now back to Disney, yes i know vey diverse thread here, I always found it interesting how a film can be so successful at one time in history then pretty much vanished from the media, Another Disney effort which has become pretty unnoticed in recent years is THE WORLD'S GREATEST ATHLETE-72-Variety listed it as one of the biggest hits at the B.O, in 72, Yet it has been decades ago when it was shown on network TV, very seldom has it shown up on free TV and cable ignores it as well, even the Disney channel has pretty much over the decades , film stars Jan Michael Vincent, Howard Cosell and some nice music from Marvin Hamlisch.I found some of the scenes to be fun to watch but like most Disney films in the 70's no classic.any comments?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2012 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)

Dantheman, This is why even though I am very vocal about my opinions about knife kill and torture porn stuff, I am unhesitating in my belief that every adult is free to see as much of that garbage as they like. I know plenty of people have been exposed to tons of it and, just like I know the evils that can come from drugs and booze, I also know plenty of folks exposed to all three who don`t turn into pervs, druggies or drunks. One can be aware of this stuff without trying to control others who want to see it. You and I share opinions of this stuff [like Polanski, sex in movies, etc] yet I am only taking your word on the above--I don`t recall the girl as being made a sexy object with a nice ass. I WAS struck by the difference in tone from torture porn--I felt the pain of the victim and didn`t want her to be hurt. So as always there is a distinct difference between `not being judgmental` [what bullshit] and being able to make a moral judgment without wanting MY opinion to stop others from watching what I do.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2012 - 6:40 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

A TIGER WALKS-64-this drama about a tiger on the loose stars Brian Keith, Vera Miles , a young Pamela Franklin and Sabu[his last film] It is another one of those obscure Disney films which got shown once decades ago on the Wonderful world of Disney on NBC, but have since advoided free tV, Cable and the like, Was on video once, Wouldn't it be nice if Disney had a 3 month marathon on their Disney Channel showing all their feature lenght films they made, in that marathon would be a bunch of films like this that to the masses have not been seen , Any comments?

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2012 - 7:27 PM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

Some movies from the 1980's and 1990's that I like but are lost in time:

Megaforce
Joshua Then and Now
The Peanut Butter Solution
The Park is Mine
Dead End Drive-In
Eat The Rich
Sticky Fingers
Catch Me If You Can (directed by a pre-Mummy Stephen Sommers)
Popcorn
Closet Land
Ed and His Dead Mother
Squanto: A Warrior's Tale
Haunted
Good Luck
I Want You

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2012 - 8:00 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Now back to Disney, yes i know vey diverse thread here, I always found it interesting how a film can be so successful at one time in history then pretty much vanished from the media, Another Disney effort which has become pretty unnoticed in recent years is THE WORLD'S GREATEST ATHLETE-72-Variety listed it as one of the biggest hits etc etc etc...

This seems to get shown on UK TV (the free channels) quite a bit - it's a regular for an afternoon filler during the school holidays. I still catch up with it now and again - remains a perfectly watchable piece of fluff.

Now - a film that I would love to see get more attnetion and a DVD release - Blood Beach - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_Beach


 
 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2012 - 8:43 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

To Greg- nice to hear it get's good exposure over there , mate, as for Blood beach-81- here in America it did good biz for a week or two in theatres throughout the country, but since was very rare on free TV, only got shown on cable a year or two after it was made, nowhere on cable for years since early , 80's and was release on video in the 80's, i too would love to check it out again, neat little film, as for DVD?[Bob took another hiatus?] i can't find film on YOU TUBE yet.

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2012 - 8:47 PM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

The likely reason why Blood Beach is so obscure was that it took down the company that made it (The Jerry Gross Organization). The film was their attempt at going into mainstream films but poor reviews and word-of-mouth prevented this.

The film meanwhile has probably the worst performance of Burt Young's career.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2012 - 9:21 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

To Buscemi- Megaforce was released on DVD in 1990- you can currently see it on YOU TUBE.

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2012 - 10:15 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Blood Beach used to get quite a lot of airtime on late night TV here in the UK - haven't seen it in the schedules for some years though. Didn't realise it helped collapse a company!! Not one of Burt Young's finer moments I will agree...but there are many effective moments, and the reveal towards the end is mightily done considering the obvious budgetary limitations...

There is an *ahem* available, but it's a merely OK rip of the VHS. Hope it comes on TV again sometime so at least a better version can be obtained...

...and still hoping for that DVD release some day...

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2012 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

A TIGER WALKS starred Brian Keith as a local sheriff who has to track down a tiger who has escaped from a small circus. Vera Miles plays the sheriff’s wife, and Pamela Franklin plays his daughter. Sabu is a circus assistant. The film was directed by Norman Tokar, who had previously directed the Disney dog pictures BIG RED and SAVAGE SAM, the latter of which had also starred Brian Keith.

A TIGER WALKS was based on the 1960 novel of the same name by Ian Niall. The score was by frequent Disney composer Buddy Baker. The film opened in Portland, OR, on 11 March 1964. It was considered a curiosity by the critics, some of whom pointed out that it was somewhat more difficult to muster as much sympathy for a Bengal tiger as for an Irish setter.

Bosley Crowther of the New York Times said the film was “angled towards zoophiles, especially those of the younger generation who are usually more compassionate than critical.” Variety noted that “the Buena Vista release does not succeed in its bid for adult enjoyment, principally because the film’s center of comic and dramatic gravity is synthetic and childish. But most kids will probably get a boot out of it.”

A TIGER WALKS played as a two-part episode of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color on 20 March and 27 March 1966. The film was released on tape in 1997, and more recently on DVD as a Disney Movie Club exclusive.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2012 - 10:58 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Some movies from the 1980's and 1990's that I like but are lost in time:

Squanto: A Warrior's Tale


1994's SQUANTO, A WARRIOR"S TALE was released on DVD by Disney in 2004. Joel McNeely's score was released by Intrada last year.



 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2012 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Some movies from the 1980's and 1990's that I like but are lost in time:

Joshua Then and Now - VHS only
The Peanut Butter Solution - VHS only
The Park is Mine - Available for download from Amazon
Dead End Drive-In - Released on DVD in 2003 (Anchor Bay) and 2011 (Image); Also available for download from Amazon
Eat The Rich - This was just released on DVD in March of this year from Image; Also available for download from Amazon
Sticky Fingers - VHS only
Catch Me If You Can (directed by a pre-Mummy Stephen Sommers) - VHS only
Popcorn - Released on DVD in 2001 by Elite Entertainment (now OOP); Also available for download from Amazon.
Closet Land - VHS and PAL DVD only
Ed and His Dead Mother - Released on DVD in 2003 by Pathfinder Home Ent. (now OOP)
Haunted - Released on DVD in 2000 by Geneon and 2001 by Lionsgate
Good Luck - Released on DVD in 2008 by Lionsgate
I Want You - VHS and PAL DVD only

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2012 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

The likely reason why Blood Beach is so obscure was that it took down the company that made it (The Jerry Gross Organization). The film was their attempt at going into mainstream films but poor reviews and word-of-mouth prevented this.

The film meanwhile has probably the worst performance of Burt Young's career.



BLOOD BEACH had one of the final theatrical film scores of Gil Melle.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2012 - 6:42 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

A good effective score i thought it was too.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2012 - 7:20 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

To Buscemi-currently these films can be seen for free on YOU TUBE-Park is mine-Dead end drive in -Peanut butter solution.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2012 - 7:37 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO BUSCEMI-Currently these films also can be seen on YOU TUBE-Eat the rich-Catch me if you can-Closet land-Ed and his dead mother-Haunted, you can't beat YOU TUBE when it comes to hunting down obscure films.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2012 - 8:23 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

THE LIVING DESERT-53-This doc made by Disney was a nice look at life or no life in the desert, has been rarely ever on free TV or cable in decades, was available on VHS, any comments?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2012 - 8:32 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Catch Me If You Can (directed by a pre-Mummy Stephen Sommers) - VHS only

I'm really surprised this wasn't released on DVD to capitalize on his Mummy success, the way Disney suddenly put The Adventures of Huck Finn and The Jungle Book on DVD when The Mummy Returns came out. I have a VHS I bought off eBay a few years ago, but can't watch anymore since my last VCR went out. (Cool Tangerine Dream score, too.)

 
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