Saturday, 12 August 2017

Confessions of a Saucy English 70’s Franchise


Regular readers of this blog will recall the sad, untimely demise of writer Chris O’Loughlin in 2014, and his book about the ‘Confessions’ movie franchise that he was in the process of writing.

 

Now with permission of his widow Maureen, I’m pleased to announce that a PDF of Chris’ book has been uploaded to archive.org and can be accessed by following this link, then scrolling down to the PDF option, right clicking and selecting ‘save target as’, which should download the file to your computer.

 

The 184 page book covers all four Confessions films in depth, as well as the entire Confessions universe which includes unmade films, stage farce spin-offs, and of course Confessions books of the official and unofficial variety. The book also includes first-hand accounts of the series by actresses Suzy Mandel and Nicola Blackman, plus interviews with Robin Askwith and the late Greg Smith, and draws on Chris’ vast collection of Confessions memorabilia, ever wanted to see Yugoslavian stills from Confessions of a Driving Instructor?, the Japanese pressbook for Window Cleaner, or the ‘Confessions’ related competition to win a toaster? They’re all here. While Chris clearly designed this with the idea of it coming out as a coffee table book, and as such I’m not sure a PDF version of it truly does it justice, I am enormously pleased that people will finally get to see his loving tribute to this frequently maligned movie series.

 

Thanks to Maureen for allowing me to bring this book to the internet, and to Suzy Mandel, Nicola Blackman and Douglas Ferguson for allowing their contributions to this book to be made publically available. Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

1000 Convicts and a Woman (1971)

Its time to lock up your daughters as we take a look at Ray ‘Virgin Witch’ Austin’s 1971 film 1000 Convicts and a Woman aka Fun and Games.








Thursday, 27 July 2017

Bring on the basketball girls and the green faced zombies


There are many things you should attempt to do while recovering from flu, I’m not sure reviewing 1981’s Zombie Lake is one of them, but here I jolly well go anyway.


Sunday, 2 July 2017

Coming Soon…


Coming soon- ‘The Naked Truth about Harrison Marks’ the 1967 biography of George Harrison Marks republished in time for its 50th Anniversary. This 2017 edition features all new pictures and a foreword what I wrote.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Big Zapper (1973)

Armed only with nunchucks and a copy of Cinema X, I take a look at Lindsay Shonteff’s 1973 gem ‘Big Zapper’. Be sure to also check out the other links below for further blasts of Zapper!!!


 

 

Extras: Linda Marlowe talks Big Zapper https://twitter.com/TheLindaMarlowe/status/877916390421782528

Schlock Express podcast: Ladies Night

http://onsug.com/archives/17184




Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Prowling around Blackpool


As its too hot to do anything else at the moment, why not join me on a prowl around the backstreets of Blackpool, where we’ll encounter a shuttered up UFO exhibition, smut, racism, George Formby..“and you will face the sea of darkness, and all therein that may be explored.”


Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Nudist Paradise (1959)

“Take my hand I’m a stranger in nudist paradise”. After returning from a (fully clothed) holiday in Cornwall, I thought I’d take a look at the very first british nudist film 1959’s Nudist Paradise, perhaps better known these days for being sent up in Carry on Camping.