Shown December 6, 2002
THE PROWLER (1981)
Verson Jetorix: Typical slasher antics with a couple of good scenes. Remarkable only for the blurry long shot that is the high-billed Lawrence Tierney.
Joe Violente: Couple good kills and a bit of nudity but otherwise pretty lame. Lawrence Tierney pulls the ultimate Kinski - you wouldn't even know it was him if his name hadn't been in the credits.
THE FRIGHTENED WOMAN (1969)
Verson Jetorix: One of my favorite movies of all time. So yeah, I liked this twisty power struggle flick that has awesome set design and music. Watch it!
Joe Violente: Stylish and erotic. Required Viewing.
Shown November 8, 2002
THE SMILING MANIACS (1974)
Verson Jetorix: Serious Italian corruption movie with Franco Nero.
Verson Jetorix: Margheriti/Richard Harrison western. Not too great.
Shown October 4, 2002
THE GAMMA PEOPLE (1956)
Verson Jetorix: Okay sci-fi with Eva “Blood and Black Lace” Bartok.
THE BROTHERHOOD OF SATAN (1971)
Verson Jetorix: Good ol’ Strother Martin. Not all it’s cracked up to be, but this one’s a decent time-killer.
THE BLOOD DRINKERS (1966)
Verson Jetorix: The best Filipino vampire movie, period.
Joe Violente: A nice and hypnotic fever dream of a movie. Check it out.
Shown September 13, 2002 (Special)
MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (1964)
Verson Jetorix: Unveiling of the widescreen DVD. A hands down classic. Long live Vincent Price.
Joe Violente: Great looking movie. We'll never anything like the 60's Corman Poe pictures ever again.
MURDERERS' ROW (1966)
Verson Jetorix: Ah, Ann-Margret.
Joe Violente: Entertaining if you're as drunk as the star.
Verson Jetorix: Ah, Senta Berger. Both these Matt Helm flicks are good drinking movies.
Joe Violente: Entertaining if you're as drunk as the star.
Shown September 6, 2002
FUNERAL IN BERLIN (1966)
Verson Jetorix: A personal favorite, this Harry Palmer adventure has everything I want in a British Cold War thriller.
Joe Violente: A tight thriller. Michael Caine is great.
HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD (1961)
Verson Jetorix: Mario Bava rocks and it was great to see this widescreen DVD after years and years of watching a cropped VHS tape.
Joe Violente: Our first complete glimpse at Bava's colors. A cool peplum like no one else could create.
HITCH HIKE (1977)
Verson Jetorix: Worth putting up with David Hess to see Corinne Clery step out of that RV buck naked with a gun. Oh yeah, and it has Franco Nero too.
Joe Violente: Pretty good even though none of the characters are likeable. Winning cast.
Shown August 2, 2002
SUGAR HILL (1974)
Verson Jetorix: Entertaining blaxploitation/horror hybrid that had amazingly bad fashions.
Joe Violente: Fun blaxploitation with a zombie spin.
WHO SAW HER DIE? (1972)
Verson Jetorix: So-so giallo from the over-rated director with only four letters in his name, Aldo Lado.
Joe Violente: Not bad. It has its moments.
BLAZING MAGNUMS (1976)
aka STRANGE SHADOWS IN AN EMPTY ROOM
Verson Jetorix: This Stuart Whitman flick was so good the first time that it was brought back for more kick ass action!
Joe Violente: This poliziesco/giallo hybrid is the best of its kind. Out of control cop, lots of action, an outrageously fun car chase and a great ending. Winner of the Golden Knife Fight Award at the 2002 Atrocity Film Festival.
Shown July 12, 2002
THE UNDYING MONSTER (1942)
Verson Jetorix: Finally got to see this werewolf movie that had been on my list for years. Dug it.
Joe Violente: A nice and eerie werewolf movie worth seeking out.
NOTHING UNDERNEATH (1985)
Verson Jetorix: Not as good as it should have been giallo. Sold it.
BLOOD AND LACE (1971)
Verson Jetorix: Tiresome low-budget indie.
Joe Violente: Weird and lurid story - too bad it's a hack job.
Shown May 3, 2002
WAR OF THE PLANETS (1966)
Verson Jetorix: This may have been a widescreen presentation. But as mentioned previously, these Margheriti sci-fi flicks NEED to out on DVD. Please.
Joe Violente: Cheesy sci-fi that I'm sure is way more fun now than it was when it was first released.
DEVIL GIRL FROM MARS (1954)
Verson Jetorix: Very fun Brit sci-fi (a lot of s/f this year) that is silly and entertaining, especially for the fetish angle.
Joe Violente: A drama that feels like the sci-fi angle was tacked on later. But, hey, it works because they take it very seriously, which the British are good at.
BLOOD AT SUNDOWN (1965)
Verson Jetorix: Anthony Steffen spaghetti I don’t remember much about.
Shown April 1, 2002
THE SQUEEZE (1978)
Verson Jetorix: Yet another heist film with Lee Van Cleef, Karen Black (yikes), and Edward Arnold. Didn’t care for it.
Joe Violente: A real mess. The pre-record we watched had partial scenes missing so that didn't help any.
HAND OF STEEL (1986)
Verson Jetorix: Stupid Italian sci-fi from the decade when movies really started to suck.
Joe Violente: Pretty bad Terminator rip-off. Only for those who like that batch of post-apocalyptic movies Italy pumped out in the 80's. Yeah, you know who you are.
THE WARNING (1980)
Verson Jetorix: Gemma again with Martin Balsam in a crime film that made very little sense.
Joe Violente: It started out good with Gemma sleeping with this chick and refusing to give her his phone number. Then it ot real dull. Gemma's good as usual.
Shown March 1, 2002
THE MASTER TOUCH (1972)
Verson Jetorix: Kirk Douglas, Florinda Bolkan, and Giuliano Gemma in a lightweight heist film that has one kick ass car chase.
Joe Violente: The good cast makes this an above average crime movie. Gemma does some good stunts and the above mentioned car chase is a show stopper.
Verson Jetorix: Italian nonsense (this is chopped down from an 8-hour miniseries, I hear) with Tony Musante. This has the famed Maurizio Merli as “Wayne” credit.
Joe Violente: Absurd story. Lame Musante. Not enough Merli. Fuck it.
THE CHURCH (1989)
Verson Jetorix: Legendary Italian horror from Michele Soavi that looks fabulous.
Joe Violente: Excellent zombie horror.
Shown February 1, 2002
BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE (1959)
Verson Jetorix: Busy Jap sci-fi I may have to revisit when/if it comes out on DVD.
DOUBLE MAN (1967)
Verson Jetorix: Kinda boring Brit Eurospy stuff with Yul Brynner. See the Eurospy Guide for a complete review.
Joe Violente: Standard spy thriller but it's got a pretty good cast.
Verson Jetorix: Fucli/Testi crime. Not a classic in my view.
Joe Violente: A fair Fulci crime movie he tried to spice up with his trademark gore.
Shown January 4, 2002
TROUBLE MAN (1972)
Verson Jetorix: “Good” blaxploitation, if I recall correctly. This must have been a particularly heavy drinking night.
Joe Violente: Pretty good blaxploitation but takes itself too seriously.
DIMENSION 5 (1966)
Verson Jetorix: Cheezy TV sci-fi with Jeffrey Hunter and the beautiful, bitchy France Nuyen who use handy time machines to fight crime.
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