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Released 1976
Distributor New World Pictures

Under the auspices of Roger Corman, Oscar Williams directed 1972’s The Final Comedown, a rote Blaxploitation thriller starring Billy Dee Williams. In 1976, again under Mr. Corman’s auspices, “Frank Arthur Wilson” was hired to spruce up the earlier film with new footage. Mr. Wilson was in fact Allan Arkush and he’s here to share the story about making Blast.

About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.