I saw NO BLADE OF GRASS (1970) back in the early ‘90’s on a grainy VHS tape that was being passed around my geek community of acne covered, mullet wearing film freaks (I paint a picture of a good looking crew). It was one of those copies that had been played so often the auto-tracking clicked on about every 20 minutes in search of a clearer picture. The director of the film was Cornel Wilde. Though NO BLADE OF GRASS would make a significant impression on me, Wilde fell off my radar until earlier this year when I saw NAKED PREY (1966) and since then I have been on a search for a copy of NO BLADE with no luck.
This film has been called the exploitation film with a message. It touches on themes of global warming (which was way ahead of its time) and a society spinning out of control. This is a smart, violent film with a very strong narrative that is unique to the exploitation genre. I wish this thing was on Blu-ray and wish it had some special features but Warner Archives doesn’t roll like that. Instead we get standard def and I don’t know about you, but I am just a happy bastard to even have this on my shelf. Dig it.
SEE YOU ON FORTY DEUCE,
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