Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Lost But Not Forgotten: House of The Long Shadows (1983)

The House of Long Shadows (1983)

This is quite possibly the crappiest movie you'll ever love. The House of Long Shadows assembles the veritable Harlem Globetrotters of horror and somehow falls flat on its face in this "horror-spoof" though they are really stretching the term "spoof". Conceptually, you want to cream yourself before you even pop this puppy in your player, and throughout the whole film you're just waiting for the sheer awesomeness you know is about to happen to happen....all the way up until the credits roll. Then you sit staring blankly at the screen feeling shortchanged and let down and wondering how Saruman, Grand Moff Tarkin, the voice from Thriller, and that old guy that you've seen a million times but can't place managed to come together and give you a visual equivalent to watching bingo night at your local Shriner's hall. Still, I'd watch it again just because...

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Saturday Score Selection #20: Deep Throat (1972)

Deep Throat (1972)
by Gerard Damiano

Well it's Vee-Tines day today and it's time for another Saturday Score Selection. What better way to ring in this holiday centered around commercialized images of relationships, love, and sex than with music from the world famous porno film Deep Throat. This cult classic, tame by today's standards, shocked and entertained audiences and ushered in a new era for pornography. They certainly don't make them like they used to, and that goes double for the soundtrack.

So light some candles, bring your lady/man/ladyman/manlady in to your love shack and drop a few of these campy 70's rompin' romps. If they raises their eye brows, pours your box of Fransia on you and walks out...then oh well. Though, if they laugh, put on some tassles and shake it like a re-run of Laugh-in...then she/he/heshe/shehe's a keeper.

DOWNLOAD "Old Dr. Young" by Gerard Damiano - via yousendit
DOWNLOAD "Introducing Linda Lovelace" by Gerard Damiano - via yousendit

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lost But Not Forgotten: Adventures in Dinosaur City (1992)

Adventures in Dinosaur City

Right smack in the middle of the success from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the TV series "Dinosaurs" director Brett Thompson made his second film in his three film directing career. He was a man before his time obviously...during an era where people ate up new creative ideas, he was looking around him and repackaging everything that was already successful to try and make a buck. He should really consider making movies right now, cause repackaged tripe is what people eat up these days.

In any case, he managed to make a fairly fun little action flick for kids. Give me a rubber suit over CGI any day! Silly special effects and lots of use of the words "Rad", "Totally" and "Awesome" led to an NES tie in, but it wasn't enough to keep this film from slipping out of everyone's memory, and forgetting that this movie was NOT Theodore Rex.

Get this film out on DVD dirt cheap
over at my buddy The Negative Cutter's site

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Happy 80th, Goldy!

Howdy Folks,

So today is Jerry Goldsmith's birthday. If he were still alive, he'd have a bunch of candles on the ole' cake, but unfortunately for us all, he expired in 2004. This guy was such a trooper, he was making music for films up until 2 years before his can was kicked. Pretty bad ass if you ask me. I could have easily devoted a whole day to music from this mythical music monster, but I've only got two hours of air time, so I did what I could and played some personal favorites (and out of prints). We heard music from the following films he scored:


The Edge (1997)
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
First Blood (1982)
Explorers (1985)
The Mephisto Waltz (1971)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
The 'burbs (1989)
King Solomon's Mines (1985)
Laserblast (1978)


Also, I'm not one to hype other film score shows, especially ones that aren't as good as mine, and ones that won't pick up my show or return my calls and emails....but Sirius/XM's Cinemagic is pairing up with Varèse Sarabande Records to devote all week to over 130 Goldsmith scores, it should be quite a listen. Apparently the Varèse crew are pulling their head out of their asses and taking some stuff out of the vaults for us to hear. I've already got bootlegs of lots of the unreleased stuff anyway...so there. Neener neener. I bet you won't hear music from Laserblast on stupid Cinemagic.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Saturday Score Selection #19: Wavelength (1983)

by Tangerine Dream

Okay, so no it's not Saturday, and it's been ages since I posted one of these. I've been off my posting game for a while now, and I know that the hypem folks and a lot of you file searches love this little segment of my blog. So for that, I'm feeling like posting today.

Tangerine dream kicks butt, first and foremost. The scores they released over the past few decades are some of my favorites ever...partly cause I've a slight penchant for retro futuristic soundscapes. Enjoy these two selections that are particularly tasty from this very odd little film.

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Ice storm and podcast woes

Howdy folks...

Some cruddy news this week over here at the magical Drive-in Speakerbox studios. We've had an ice storm over the past week and it has left our town in a bona fide disaster area. That means there was no show last week, so no podcast. Then to put the icing on the turd cake, the podcast from this weeks show is corrupt and full of nasty/hissy distortion. Story of my life...

Anyhoot. In short we talked about Underworld and Slumdog, bitched about DVDs and CGI movies, and played lots of awesome music as usual.

Go see Slumdog if you haven't already been coerced into cultural exploration by critics who run your life cause you're too afraid to take a chance and spend 2 hours and 8 bucks on something that might be interesting but you have no one else to test it for you. Cause it's pretty good....and if you've already seen it, then good for you!

Go see Underworld if you like vampires and werewolves running around playin fisticuffs and chop chop with swords and the like. Oh and also if you want to see a vampire Rhona Mitra having hot cliff sex with a wolfman.

See ya next week.