Cult

Daryl Duke – Payday (1973)

Synopsis
Rip Torn stars as Maury Dann, a mid-level country singer on a tour through the south. The road is Maury’s playground, and he liberally indulges in drugs, alcohol, and sexual relations with the willing women he finds along the way. But when the angry boyfriend of a woman with whom he’s had a liason with spots Maury in a restaurant, suddenly he has a bigger problem than just making sure that he gets paid. Torn turns in a strong performance as the unscrupulous performer and does a fine job singing the Shel Silverstein-penned country tunes. Payday stands as a lost gem of early 1970’s American cinema. Read More »

Sabu AKA Hiroyuki Tanaka – Dangan ranna aka Dangan Runner (1996)

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Yassuda is on the run. In truth, he should be in his car, with money that was to have
been robbed from a bank, with a gun bought from Yakuza. He could have come off
well had he not forgotten the mask! Now he is on the run with a pursuer hot on his
trail. Read More »

Tim Kincaid – El Paso Wrecking Corp. (1978)

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The second in director Gage’s masterful “working men” trilogy still stands to this day as one terrific gay porn. Think of this one as the Empire Strikes Back of gay porn. This classic is the second part of Gage’s legendary trilogy (Part 1 is Kansas City Trucking Co. and Part 3 is L.A. Tool & Die) and an essential addition to any gay porn aficionado’s library. The glory hole scene is a textbook classic example of deeply slobber-filled oral and facial cumshots galore. Again, some footage from it’s initial release is missing, as the trilogy passed through many hands over the years. It makes you want to reach out and smack someone – namely studio chiefs. Still, it’s a must-see and a must-own. May the heavy-duty tissues be with you. Read More »

Yoshihiko Matsui – Tonkei shinjû aka Pig-Chicken Suicide (1981)

Directed by Japanese underground legend Yoshihiko Matsui, most famous for his epic film Noisy Requiem and his early work with maverik Japanese director Sogo Ishii (Gojoe, Crazy Thunder Road), Pig Chicken Suicide is a veritable assault on the senses, mixing violent images of animal slaughter, racial strife and surrealism to tell the story of two Koreans living in Japan who’s love is destroyed due to overwhelming racial discrimination. Read More »

Vic Morrow – Deathwatch (1966)

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Based on a play by Jean Genet, a small-time thief battles with his gay cellmate over a third illiterate, muscular convict.

Leonard Nimoy (Jules LeFranc), Michael Forest (Greeneyes), Paul Mazursky (Maurice), Robert Ellenstein (Guard), Gavin MacLeod (Emil)

Sharing a dank cell in a French prison are Jules LeFranc, a social outcast serving time for a minor theft, and Greeneyes, a convicted murderer awaiting the guillotine. Embarrassed by the pettiness of his offense against a society he detests, Jules openly worships the infamous Greeneyes and longs to be his friend. Read More »

Neramit & Sompote Sands – Kraithong (1980)

Good old fashioned daft fun with the croc from Sompote Sands’ classic Crocodile chowing down on Thai villagers and letting small children jump down his throat. This film tells the legendary tale of hero Krai Thong, who used his extreme force, strength of will and superhuman skills when entering a battle to confront the largest crocodile in the world. Read More »

João César Monteiro – Fragmentos de um Filme-Esmola: A Sagrada Família AKA Fragments of an Alms-Film (1972)

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On his first feature, Monteiro analyzes a family: the relationships between father and daughter, husband and wife, and also the relationship between the head of the family and his wife’s parents. The pressure to build a standard family, results in an ominosity transmitted through texts by, among others, James Joyce and André Breton. Read More »