GERMAN HORROR, NINJAS, WITCHES
RALPH BAKSHI, AND DI LEO BOOMSLANG,
THIS WEEK ON THE WALL!
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Bedtime stories are usually gentle, sometimes thrilling, but always very safe. The little girl in this flick though has a drug addicted brother that thinks the best way to lull the wee one to sleep is stories of decapitations, stabbings, face-peelings, disembowelments, gouging’s, and general bloody drenched debauchery. Ah illegal narcotics, is there anything you can’t do?
The drug addict and his little sister are just a wrapper on the gore soaked story. An excuse to jump into a couple of stories to set up an excuse to get messy, and not just a little messy, I am talking hardcore German horror messy. This is another shot-on-video classic that Intervision is bringing to the masses. Because this is a SOV film, it doesn’t look great but they did the best transfer possible. Buckle up, Bastards. This one is bloody as hell. Look for a review soon from The Creeper (who is fluent in both German and the language of love).
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK…
Although Chang Cheh continued to make films until 1993, Cheh would never again make a film as good as FIVE ELEMENT NINJAS. By 1982 his stock had fallen and the period kung fu film he was known for was being ditched for quick, easy, and cheap kung fu films. Not one to walk away without a fight, Cheh created one of his many masterpieces; FIVE ELEMENT NINJAS is one of the best films in the Shaw Brother catalog. Endlessly inventive with rousing choreography. Dig it!
My love for FRITZ THE CAT is well documented but I actually picked this up when it was released on VHS because Mark Hamill did voice-work and at the time I was obsessed with all things remotely related to STAR WARS (which also meant I unfortunately saw CORVETTE SUMMER). Ralph Bakshi was once again ahead of his time, creating an odd mix of animation and stock footage that alternates between cool and scary.
This was controversial when it was released, but so was the Brady Bunch when Mike and Carol shared a bed, so fuck it. This is now seen as the classic Ralph Bakshi never thought he was making. Guy was just a flat out brilliant animator.
Ann Michelle and her real life sister Vicki (PSYCHOMANIA) drive out to the country for a modeling gig. Once there they find an often naked, lesbian witch who enjoys orgies and dancing naked to bongo drums. The best kind of lesbian there is in my book.
The Wall hasn’t seen this so here’s the scoop from Amazon: Four mental patients, the products of illegal medical experiments, escape from an institution in Britain’s rural Lake District. Armed with a stolen axe, they kill a game warden and mutilate a dog before encountering a broken-down bus. The vehicle’s stranded female passengers search for a place to spend the night, unaware that the psychopaths are right behind them. Anthony Forrest and Tom Marshall star in this notorious 1970s British slasher.
Written by the maestro Fernando di Leo and starring Thomas Milan. ‘Nuff said. Look for a full review soon.
That’s it for this week, Bastards.
We’re back on 3/20 with BATTLE ROYALE (BLU) & THE HILLS HAVE EYES 2 (BLU), and more.
HERE’S TO GOOD WATCHING THIS WEEK, SALUTE!
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