1961-1970

Sam Peckinpah – The Dick Powell Show: The Losers (1963)

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Lee Marvin and Keenan Wynn star in ‘The Losers’, an episode of The Dick Powell Theatre, from 1963, directed and co-written by Sam Peckinpah. Read More »

Sam Peckinpah – The Wild Bunch [+Extras] (1969)

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Synopsis
Outlaws on the Mexican-U.S. frontier face the march of progress, the Mexican army and a gang of bounty hunters led by a former member while they plan a robbery of a U.S. army train. No one is innocent in this gritty tale of of desperation against changing times. Pump shotguns, machine guns and automobiles mix with horses and winchesters in this ultraviolent western. Read More »

Joseph W. Sarno – Marcy (1970)

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From Mondo Digital:
“At the height of his creative output, director Joe Sarno was known for flinging out an ungodly number of softcore films each year with a surprisingly high standard of quality. Psychological insight, intensely erotic love scenes, and off-kilter dialogue were his stock in trade with films like All the Sins of Sodom and Young Playthings, but sandwiched in between these are some really oddball ones. Case in point: Marcy, a 1968 hayseed melodrama that feels like a stylistic precursor to the country cutie smut films of Harry Novak the following decade like Sassy Sue and Country Cuzzins, albeit with a lot less of that cornpone humor. The plot also feels like sort of a deep-fried riff on D.H. Lawrence’s The Fox, believe it or not, which Norman J. Warren also turned into a sex/sci-fi trash classic with Prey. Read More »

Robert Freeman – The Touchables (1968)

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All Movie Guide:

Somebody at 20th Century-Fox must have been asleep at the switch when the studio picked up the British The Touchables for American distribution. This listless melodrama concerns a British rock star (David Anthony) with a love-’em-and-leave-’em reputation. The tables are turned when four cute young girls (Judy Huxtable, Esther Anderson, Marilyn Rickard and Kathy Simmonds) kidnap the singer. Read More »

John Cassavetes – Husbands (1970)

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After FACES, Cassavetes embarked on HUSBANDS, in which he starred with Peter Falk and Ben Gazzara. The film centered around three friends dealing with life and mortality after the death of a mutual friend.
Though neither FACES nor HUSBANDS were very popular with the mainstream moviegoing audience, both were pivotal in the integration of cinema verité traditions in future Hollywood films. This crossover of the experimental and popular was clear in Cassavetes most successful film. Read More »

Herschell Gordon Lewis – Color Me Blood Red (1965)

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SUMMARY
An eccentric artist is panned by a well-known critic at his opening for not having a good color sense, so he starts a new series, using his own blood to paint. Soon he is weakened and must find other sources of blood to continue his paintings.
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Chano Urueta – Demonio azul (1965)

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Very hard to find movie featuring Blue Demon in his first starring role. The story involves the hero teaming up with a professor to challenge a mad scientist who turns himself into a werewolf.

Like the other early films Blue Demon made for producer Enrique Vergara (El Poder Satánico, Arañas infernales & La Sombra del Murciélago), El Demonio Azul was cheaply made but quite effective and has a creepier atmosphere than similar horror/lucha movies starring El Santo. Read More »