Enter the vaults for some deep cuts.
On Monday, September 19, join Allan Arkush for the trailer to From Headquarters.
Thanks to the good folks at Warner Archive, pre-code movies unavailable for decades are being dusted off and put back into circulation on dvd and on Turner Classic Movies. This forgotten item has an audacious trailer that engages the audience in finding the killer.
Allan Arkush puts it in perspective as an early stab at a continuingly popular entertainment staple, the Police Procedural.
On Wednesday, September 21, join Larry Karaszewski for the trailer to Girly.
This dark British psycho drama didn’t get much attention in the States, or really much of anywhere else. It’s a kind of Off-Broadway conceit with a dysfunctional “family” of deranged people who play murderous “games” with luckless outsiders in an old manor house.
Not quite a horror film or really a black comedy, it fell between markets and was pretty much considered lost until its recent dvd resurrection.
And on Friday, September 23, join Josh Olson for the trailer to The Baby.
Further proof the 1970s were the wildest decade in film history. ”Special needs” have never been so special as in this weirdo melodrama about a trio of women bringing up a fully grown man as a baby in diapers and a crib. Mainstream director Ted Post seems a little miscast as the ringmaster of this staidly-shot but crazy movie that never got much theatrical or tv play but has just been put out on dvd by Severin Films.