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Wild RoversThe Blake Edwards movie Wild Rovers is one of the most underrated westerns to come out of the 1970s.

Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.


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    Do biker movies come in cycles?

    Pink AngelsWhile Pink Angels isn’t the worst biker movie I have seen, it is definitely the strangest. Not because of its core premise – a different kind of biker gang – but the way this premise is executed.

    Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.


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      It’s an XXX movie – xciting, xcellent, and xtraordinary

      XchangeThe sci-fi thriller Xchange compensates for a low budget with a smart script, skilled direction, and effective acting.

      Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.


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        Return of Return Of The Vampire

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        Another resurrected review (and again about a resurrection…hmm…)

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        RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (1944)

        In which a Romanian vampire in London is accidentally brought back to life during the Blitz, and initiates a campaign of revenge against the people who staked him in the first place.

        Along the way he shows an astonishing disregard for the usual weapons against vampirism – mostly – and learns a valuable lesson about not hurting a werewolf’s feelings.

         

        (So now you guys know what I was working on in December, before it all went ‘orribly wrong. And I can get back to working on what I thought I would be starting the year with.

        Not that I’m altogether sorry for an excuse to put that off a bit…)

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        Liz Kingsley is the insane genius behind And You Call Yourself a Scientist!


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          Give peace a chance…or else

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          HIGH TREASON (1929)

          In the far-flung future of 1940, the world is divided into two superpowers which, due to the activities of agents provocateurs, are being driven daily ever closer to all-out war.

          The only hope for the world is the influential and increasingly powerful Peace League, which dedicates itself to preventing the declaration of war…whatever it takes…

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          Liz Kingsley is the insane genius behind And You Call Yourself a Scientist!


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            It’s that time again…

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            …that time when we look back over the year past and <insert whining and excuses>, but <insert unrealistically optimistic promises>. In fact, <insert resolution broken by the end of the day>!

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            However, there is one thing that we can guarantee: <insert genuinely heartfelt thanks and gratitude>.

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            Liz Kingsley is the insane genius behind And You Call Yourself a Scientist!


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              El Santo’s Mario Bava Centennial

              For my last update of 2014, I remember one of the greats:

               

              Knives of the Avenger (1966), in which we contemplate what to call a Western about Vikings.  A Northern?  A ryer?  A drakenskif opera?

              5 Dolls for an August Moon (1970), which was Bava’s own pick for his worst movie ever…

              Lisa and the Devil (1973), which is my pick for his most eccentric movie ever…

              Rabid Dogs (1974), in which Bava spreads his wings only to have the perch collapse under his feet before liftoff…

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              The House of Exorcism (1975), in which Bava and producer Alfredo Leone resort to truly desperate measures in the hope of recouping some of Leone’s Lisa and the Devil investment.

               
               
               

              El Santo rules the wasteland-- and also 1000 Misspent Hours and Counting.


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                I wanted these end days to simply end

                Years Of The BeastWith the world almost a year closer to the end of the world, I thought it would be appropriate to review Years Of The Beast, an end of the world movie that has those familiar trademarks found in most movies made by Christian filmmakers.

                Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.


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                  I sing the body electrocuted

                  The Traveling ExecutionerWords almost fail me with The Traveling Executioner. I can’t think of another movie quite like it, which is one reason why I enjoyed it a lot.

                  Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.


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                    Legend of Suram Fortress

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                    suram15However, some degree of education subsequently achieved, Legend of Suram Fortress remains a very strange film from a very strange director, like an esoteric magical tome written in a language only known in the land of faerie and to Alejandro Jodorowsky. In fact, so surreal was the cinematic style of Sergei Paradjanov that it was considered an affront to the Soviet Union, an artistic divergence so severe that it landed the director in a gulag for crimes committed against social realism. But if one is to stumble semi-blind through the rich and esoteric cultural heritage of the Soviet Union’s Central Asian spheres of influence, one will be confused but enlightened by having Paradjanov as a guide. He was a man trained in the established art schools and production studios of Moscow and Kiev but possessed of a fierce interest in exploring the pre-Soviet indigenous cultures of places like Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan in a way that had little respect for traditional, logical narrative.

                    Keith Allison is the ruthless overlord of Teleport City.


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