by Randy Fuller Jul 14, 2020

Pairing wine with movies!  See the trailers and hear the fascinating commentary for these movies and many more at Trailers From Hell.  You’ve probably never heard of these films, but the upside is that watching them alone at home won’t require a mask.

According to the one-sheet, in 1965’s Nightmare in the Sun, Ursula Andress was old enough to know better but too beautiful to care.  She’s cheating on her older husband with the town sheriff, then takes up with a hitchhiker.  It turns out the husband knows better than to kill people, but was too drunk to care.

The soap opera that accompanied the production reads like an early draft of Blake Edwards’ S.O.B.  The story goes that Andress’s real-life husband, John Derek, agreed to let his wife do a nude scene with Aldo Ray, but reportedly reneged on the deal just before shooting started.  A millionaire put up the money to make the movie, but didn’t get a credit.  The millionaire later bought the rough cut, fired the director and put in the excised nude scene.  Oh, and the millionaire didn’t cough up the cash anyway.  Ah, the glamour of Hollywood.

Mendocino County’s Murder Ridge Winery can provide some great juice for your viewing and imbibing pleasure.  They’re in the Mendocino Ridge AVA, where only the mountaintops get AVA status.  The grapes grown below 1,200 feet in elevation won’t ripen because the fog keeps things too cool.  No doubt, Ursula Andress could have warmed up the wilderness.

Sound of Noise is a 2010 crime comedy from Sweden.  The story brings to mind the old joke, “What do you call a guy who hangs around with musicians?  A drummer.”  In this case, the drummers mastermind the takeover of a city, all for the sake of performance art.  Toss in a tone-deaf policeman and you have the makings of musical mayhem.  Somebody get Allstate on the phone.

If drumming is your madness, you may already know that SP Drummer puts out a blend of Napa Valley Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc which would be a great way to filter out the noise and enjoy the sound.

Zeder continues the international feel of this week’s selections.  An Italian horror film from 1983, Zeder is about bringing the dead back to life.  Certain areas are found to be “K-Zones” where death is no longer a problem.  Bury a body there, and voila! – instant zombie.  It’s an admirable scientific excursion, but you want to be careful about exactly who gets reanimated.

Chateau Diana makes a thing called Zombie Zin, which runs about $10 a bottle.  Then there’s the Walking Dead Blood Red Blend, complete with Bordeaux varieties and interactive labels.  The licensing for that one jacks up the price to about 20 bucks.

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