A little more WTF-ery

 

 

 
As an addendum to the Roundtable, I have copied over the, uh, idiosyncratic 1925 version of WIZARD OF OZ.
 

Remarkably, the scene in which Larry Semon is left with egg on his face seems not to have been intended ironically.

 

 

 

 

(I have also copied over HIS MAJESTY, THE SCARECROW OF OZ, which should not be construed as a criticism: while occasionally odd, it is not remotely in the same ballpark.)

 

 

 

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


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    Giallo, Fulci Style

    My WTF entry is finished. I just need to do screencaps. And the film I’m doing offers so, so many choices. In the meantime, please enjoy Lucio Fulci flexing his hatred of humanity.

    DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING

    There is a deep vein of cynicism running through the center of Lucio Fulci’s Don’t Torture a Duckling (aka Non Si Sevizia un Paperino). The same can be said for the vast majority of the man’s work. His filmography is littered with the bodies of people snuffed out in manners most gruesome, and their virtues are no ward against the brutalities (realistic or fantastic) of the world. Hell, in literal and metaphoric fashion, awaits us all in Fulci’s cinema. Rather than focusing on the supernatural, Don’t Torture a Duckling sets its sights on the innate evil in humanity


    Keith Allison is the chief bacchanologist at MEZZANOTTE.


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      Yak Wat the…

      WTF? A B-Masters' Roundtable

      There are WTF? Films that break you in a good way: movies that expose you to new ways of thinking. Movies that broaden your perspective. Movies that give you a new appreciation of the human condition. This is not one of those. This is the opposite of one of those.

      Since this is my first review of 2017, as I recover from a terrible case of writer’s block, I’ve decided to take the easy way out for this Roundtable. I’ve decided to review one of the least WTF-worthy (but still mind-boggling) movies of a director who doesn’t seem to have made any other kind of film: Sompote Sands’s Yak Wat Jaeng vs. Jumborg Ace.

      (PS — my real WTF! review will be coming in the next couple of days. I’m also working on reviews to fill in the Roundtables I’ve missed.)

      Will Laughlin is the Braineater.


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        The things we do for love


         

         
        THE UNKNOWN (1927)

        …in which an armless man who earns a living as a circus performer by throwing knives with his feet falls in love with his beautiful young assistant, who has a deep-seated phobia about men’s hands.

        Why, yes—this is a Tod Browning / Lon Chaney collaboration; how did you guess?

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

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


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          I make no bones about it

          X-RayYou don’t need a medical degree to diagnose the Golan-Globus horror movie X-Ray (a.k.a. Hospital Massacre) as suffering from badmovieitis.

          Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.


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            Ninja nutzoid

            Ninja: American WarriorNo discussion of crazy cinema would be complete without a look at the ninja movies of Godfrey Ho, and Ninja: American Warrior is a good example of his work.

            Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.


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              Unreal estate

               

               
               
               
               
              HAUSU (1977)

              …in which it takes me over 7500 words to explain that I am lost for words…

               
               
               
               
               
               
               
               
              [NB: Possibly NSFW: a little nudity, some blood, random body-parts, and a super-sized serving of WEIRD.]
               
               
               
               
               
               
                                                                Awww… Kitty!

               
               

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


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                Dungeons and drag-ons

                Ator The Fighting EagleThe sword and sorcery movie Ator The Fighting Eagle doesn’t get that far off the ground.

                Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.


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                  But first, some catch-ups

                   
                  I haven’t done an ‘update’ post here for a while, about the stuff I’ve been transferring over to the blog; so I thought I’d take care of that before getting stuck into the new Roundtable:

                   

                   
                  I have now transferred and tidied up:

                  The Flying Saucer (1950)
                  Revolt Of The Zombies (1936)
                  The Last Warning (1929)
                  The Magic Cloak Of Oz (1914)
                  The Patchwork Girl Of Oz (1914)
                  The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz (1910)

                   
                  I have also added two new Et Al. posts: April17, in which the journey through 2007 continues, plus there’s a bunch of random stuff that came out of the tape-box; and Aug17, in which 2007 is finally wrapped up, while I also reveal a shameful growing addiction to the Midday Movie…
                   
                   
                   
                   

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


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                    Seeing isn’t believing

                     
                    There are films that make you laugh, and films that make you cry.

                    There are films that make you angry, and others that make you feel good.

                    There are films that make you think, and others that are mindless entertainment.

                    And then there are those films to which the only reasonable response is a cry of—  “WTF!?”

                    So join us as we take a walk on the weird side…
                     


                    All through August at the B-Masters’ blog!

                     

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


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