Sunday, 8 October 2017

The Ibiza Connection (1984)

With winter nearly upon us what better time to sit near the fireplace and watch a film made in the sun-drenched Ibiza of the 1980s, so lets push pineapple n’ shake the tree as we take a look at another film from Mr. GBH himself Cliff Twemlow, 1984’s The Ibiza Connection.











Wednesday, 13 September 2017

The Loves of Cynthia (1972)

A look at 1972’s The Loves of Cynthia, a film starring a close friend of The Kray Twins, and possibly made by the same people who brought us The Sinful Dwarf (1973). Incidentally, the actress in the ‘mystery’ film I mention is called Birte Tove, just in case I’ve screwed up in pronouncing her name.


 





Friday, 1 September 2017

Dead or Alive redux


A few years ago I wrote several reviews for the book ‘Dead or Alive: British horror films 1980-1989’ a no-stone-left-unturned look at the British horror film scene during that decade.  So i’m delighted to hear that a new, updated edition of the book is on its way, and here is a promo video for the new edition by its editor Darrell Buxton.     


Sunday, 20 August 2017

Golden Gate Pay-Off (1974)


A look at the 1974 mixed-combo skinflick ‘Golden Gate Pay-Off’, a charming tale of gambling, pimping, whoring, raping and shitting (but not necessarily in that order) made in the wild San Francisco of the early 1970s, and given a brief bit of exposure in the lawless pre-cert days of UK video in the early 1980s. A film so dirty that at one point I require a roll of toilet paper in order to talk you through it!!!



 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

The Spirits of Jupiter (1984)

A look at ‘The Spirits of Jupiter’, the forgotten bastard child of The Crazies, True Grit and The Road Warrior. Get ready to hear the legend of ‘Big Jim Drill’.

 



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.