WELCOME BACK TO THE WALL, BASTARDS!
Finally, a week full of sleaze, tease, and exploitation excess. The past few weeks have flat out sucked. Hard. It’s been all-teeth, by which we mean safe cinema which didn’t really do anything for us. With the exception of FLIGHT which just makes you want to do a rail of coke, there just wasn’t anything good that I wanted to toss up on The Wall. It changes this week though. Time to hop on the good foot and do the band thing, sugar.
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— DG PICK OF THE WEEK–
The Australians know how to do three things really fucking well.
3. Make badass exploitation flicks
COME AND GET ME is the debut film from Chris Sun. It pays proper homage to films like LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE, NIGHT TRAIN MURDERS and more. But it also has some originality to it thanks to Sun’s direction. Solid performances across the board especially from Christian Radford who plays Johnny. This is full-tilt boogie ozploitation and deserves eyeballs. Hit this good shit and thank us later.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK…
I caught this twice in the theatre and could easily have gone another two rounds. The third outing from Daniel Craig is generally considered to be the best of his films. I am not so sure; CASINO ROYALE, despite not being able to find an ending, was a remarkable debut that was overflowing with the kind of cool Ian Fleming would have dug. SKYFALL comes really close to that kind of perfection but it was the little things it did that caused me to roll my eyes. Stupid things like a character having to be in an exact location at an exact time and public transportation being as equally punctual in order for something to happen. Or, the MANOS: HANDS OF FATE like lighting changes from day to night in a single scene. Those are pretty nitpicky complaints though, this is an incredibly good film. It gets the taste of QUANTUM OF SOLACE out of our mouth and the action set pieces compared to that film are surprisingly muted and restrained which ends up making them feel even more important to what’s happening in the story. I would like nothing more than to see director Sam Mendes back for another round… or two.
This film got a lot of shit when it was released. From the fans to the box-office, it just didn’t catch on and it’s a shame. This is a cool flick that bleeds Shaw Brothers, it was made by a fanboy of Kung-fu cinema for fans of Kung-fu cinema. The problem is that it kind of forgets that at some point and it gets a little lost. This is the first attempt by someone who’s going to have a nice career as a filmmaker if he wants it. RZA has a few films already lined up and more than a few fans waiting to see what he pulls off. As far as directorial debuts are considered, this ain’t bad at all. Give it a shot. Or risk the wrath of Wu.
I haven’t seen this, I didn’t get a press release and I don’t remember reading anything about it. However, it has Danny Trejo and zombies so you know I am snagging this.
This sounds like a clever homage to NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD so I am actually curious about this film. I always give grindhouse icon Sid Haig the benefit of the doubt but considering his good to bad film ratio, odds are not in my favor. Dig that cover art though.
I never watched a single film in this franchise so I couldn’t call this either way. It has it’s fans though and they seem to dig this entry.
It’s obviously not shot as well as OCEAN’S 11 but the story is more inventive while following a similar structure. This is worth a watch but I am not sure I would buy it. Your call.
I really don’t think there are passive fans of STAR WARS, you either love and care for the characters or you could give a fuck about the lot of’em. Of course I am speaking more about the original trilogy. I am anxious to check this out, in part because I am sure it includes ample amounts of Olivia Munn looking like this…
You could by this giant collection of some fine sleaze and tease box of sin for less than $25, or you could be a douche and buy each one individually for more than $70. This is a fantastic collection, not a flawless film in the bunch. But the highlight is obviously THE SINFUL DWARF. This film sparked all kinds of outrage from the little people community when it was released. Were they trying to tell us that not every little person runs a boarding house with their Mother that doubles as a white slavery ring while simultaneously smuggling heroin to keep the addicted girls happy so they don’t try and escape. Thanks for setting the record straight. This is a grindhouse classic that features a very good performance by Torbin Bille who plays Olaf (the sinful dwarf). Dig it!
This week each title in this set is available separately, but the bundle is the best option. If you don’t already own this set then get to gettin’.
That’s it for this week, Bastards. We’ll be back next week with: PRISON (Blu), TERRORVISION/THE VIDEO DEAD (Blu), THE NEST (Blu), NIGHT OF THE DEMONS 2 (Blu), BATH SALT ZOMBIES, COOL AS HELL and more. Solid as hell week for genre films.
HERE’S TO GOOD WATCHING THIS WEEK, SALUTE!
SEE YOU ON FORTY DEUCE,
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