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Our Favorite Movie Posters #108: The Van (1977) PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 25 February 2018 14:56

Our Favorite Movie Posters #108: The Van (1977) - "Bobby blows all his college savings on a van and tries to get the girl of his dreams. It's a wild time with Bobby and his friends." - IMDB


The Van The Van


This drive-in classic features what is arguably the automotive icon of the 70's, the custom van. Be warned that it also includes the usual 70's drive-in movie ingredients of bad acting and boobies, so plan to be offended accordingly. 


This flick also includes Danny DeVito, and a soundtrack written by Sammy Johns of "Chevy Van" fame. (It's the movie's title track.) So, this is a don't miss feature.



If for some reason you feel the need to own this "classic," its available on Amazon Prime.

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 February 2018 15:11
Sunday Night at the Movies: Stacy (1973) PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Projectionist   
Sunday, 22 October 2017 13:03

Sunday Night at the Movies: Stacy (1973) - The protagonist is Stacey Hanson (Anne Randall), a private eye and race car driver. She is hired by aging heiress Florence Chambers (Marjorie Bennett) to investigate the close members of her family who live in her mansion. Stacey is to determine whether the members of Florence's family are worthy to be included in her will. They are three: Florence's nephew John (John Alderman), his wife Tish (Anitra Ford), and Florence's grand-niece Pamela (Cristina Raines).


As it happens, all three potential heirs have something to hide. John is a discreet homosexual, Tish is having an affair with the houseboy, and Pamela has dubious friends. Stacey uncovers some family secrets but a greater scandal is about to begin. The scheming houseboy Frank (James Westmoreland) is murdered. Stacey now has to find the identity of the murderer before he/she can kill again. Frank was sleeping with and/or blackmailing nearly all members of the family, so everyone is a suspect.
Stacey's investigation leads to a helicopter and car chase and gunplay.


Be warned, Stacey is an R-Rated explotation flick from the 70s. This means there is plenty of violence, language, and nudity. Don't show it to your kids, unless they're over 18. You have been warned.


We discovered this was available on YouTube soon after we published the movie's poster this afternoon. No telling how long it will be available, we're sorry if it's not still around by the time you read this. It's out of our hands, we didn't publish the movie.



Last Updated on Sunday, 22 October 2017 13:17
Our Favorite Movie Posters #107: Andy Sidaris' Stacey PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 22 October 2017 12:06

Click to View Larger... Click to View Larger...Our Favorite Movie Posters #107: Andy Sidaris' Stacey: This 1973 exploitation "classic" was produced and directed by exploitation auteur Andy Sidaris, with partial financing supplied by Roger Corman's New World Pictures.  

The movie focuses on Stacey Hanson (Former Playboy May 1967 Playmate Anne Randall), a private eye/race car driver. She's hired by an again heiress to investigate the members of her family, who reside in her mansion. Stacey's assignment is to determine if the members of the heiress' family are worth of an inheritance. All three of the relatives have something to hide.

The plot includes secrets, murder, car chases, lots of violence, and plenty of skin. (It's an Andy Sidaris film, DUH!) The movie was later remade by Sidaris as Malibu Express, with Darby Hinton as the star in a less "titular" role. (Take that in whatever way you wish.)

During the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s, the film's star Anne Randall appeared in such shows as Cannon, Barnaby Jones, and The Rockford Files. She also spent two years as one of the beauties on Hee Haw (ehwere we're certain he obvious assets were well used). She was sometimes credited as Anne Randall Stewart. (Wikipedia)


Last Updated on Sunday, 22 October 2017 12:46
Our Favorite Movie Posters #106: Teenage Mother (1967) PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 January 2015 20:26

Click to View Larger... Click to View Larger...Our Favorite Movie Posters #106: Teenage Mother (1967) - (AKA The Hygiene Story) -A 1967 American exploitation film directed by Jerry Gross and starring Arlene Sue Farber. The film is about teenage pregnancy and hygiene. It was billed as "The film that dares to explain what most parents can't." The film also features a graphic scene of a birth. (Director Gross reportedly paid a hospital $50 for the graphic footage of a baby being born.)

Films of this type were circulated throughout the drive-in and grindhouse circuit during the 1950s tthrough the 1970s. Many times the films would play the circuit, and then the distributor would rename the film for another round. (Thus, "the Hygiene Story" title.)

While most of the movie is typical 60s potboiler exploitation fare, near the end of the movie is a filming of the birth of an actual baby. Quite graphic for the time. (Many films of this sort would include a scene such as this, to give the movie socially redeeming educational value. Ironic that a close-up shot of a splayed vagina could give a movie socially reddeeming value.)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 21:05

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