THIS network have not in the past few months offer anything new in the obscure film department. They have basically been repeating those obscure films they been showing the last few years which then makes the films no longer obscure. Hopefully in the near future they will pick up a new package of obscure films. Obscure films will always be, because no cable system could ever cover all the feature length films that now have been made over the 8 decades of sound feature length films. THIS NETWORK has in the past few years showed a large amount of films that AIP originally released to theatres in the 60's and 70'. Here are some films they have not shown from that company yet in those years. THE CHOSEN/HOLOCAUST 2000-77-KIRK DOUGLAS, SIMON WARD-DERANGED-75-will continue-----------------
ABBY-74-BLACK MAMA WHITE MAMA-72-JENNIFER-78-BORA BORA-59-CANNIBAL GIRLS-73-DESADE-68-DEATH WEEKEND-77-DR JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE-72-INCRIDIBLE MELTING MAN-78-YOG-70-HEAVY TRAFFIC-73-TAM-LIN-71-BATTLE OF NERETVA-69-NINE LIVES OF FRITZ THE CAT-74-THE TAMI SHOW-64-3 IN THE ATTIC-69-TWINS OF EVIL-72- MUCH MORE
I remember seeing Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde in the mid-90s on the SciFi Channel (ah, good times). Any of the movies you mentioned would be quite the coup for any channel, much less This (which, sadly, I no longer get; a couple of years ago, it aired in the same afternoon, THEATRE OF BLOOD - awesome, THE HOUSE WHERE EVIL DWELLS - pretty good and DARK TOWER - meh).
TCM ON FRIDAY JULY 19TH will continue it's salute to MR TRUFFAUT with the following films in order-THE SOFT SKIN-64-JULES AND JIM-62- [DELERUE]-TWO ENGLISH GIRLS-72-[DELERUE]-STORY OF WATER-61-THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR-81-[DELERUE]-THE MAN WHO LOVED WOMAN-77- ENJOY
Tomorrow, Wednesday 17 July, at 4:15 PM ET, Turner Classic Movies will be showing one of the few Paul Newman films that have not been issued on DVD. It's a 1965 comedy-drama called LADY L. The film was written and directed by Peter Ustinov, from a novel by Jean Seberg's husband Romain Gary.
TCM ON FRIDAY JULY 19TH will continue it's salute to MR TRUFFAUT with the following films . . .THE SOFT SKIN-64 . . .
The Region 1 DVD of THE SOFT SKIN is OOP. The running time of the film is in doubt. The times I've seen are:
120 min. - Leonard Maltin / AFI listing for U.S. release 119 min. - IMDB listing for "director's cut" 118 min. - TCM program guide 115 min. - AFI listing for French release 113 min. - IMDB listing for theatrical cut / Amazon listing for video releases 110 min. - IMDB listing for "cut" version
We'll have to see what the actual broadcast running time is.
On Sunday, July 21, at 2 AM ET, Turner Classic Movies will be showing the rare 1958 Universal horror film THE THING THAT COULDN"T DIE. This film has never been released on any home video format. Jill St. John turned down the lead role in the film and subsequently had her contract suspended by Universal.
TCM ON MONDAY/TUESDAYJULY 22/23 will have a FRED ASTAIRE min marathon - The following films in order-THE GAY DIVORCEE-34- TOP HAT-35-FOLLOW THE FLEET-36-SWING TIME 36- STORY OF VERNON AND IRENE CASTLE-39- ENJOY.