The Killer Elite 01With the release of "The Killer Elite" Starring Robert De Niro, Jason Statham, and Clive Owen, we thought we'd revisit 1975 when the original "Killer Elite" film was released. (Even though it doens't appear the recent flick is a remake of the 0riginal.)
This 1975 Sam Peckinpah directed actioner starred James Caan and Robert Duvall. IMDBs Synopsis reads: "Mike Locken is one of the principle members of a group of freelance spies. A significant portion of their work is for the C.I.A. and while on a case for them one of his friends turns on him and shoots him in the elbow and knee. His assignment, to protect someone, goes down in flames. He is nearly crippled, but with braces is able to again become mobile. For revenge as much as anything else, Mike goes after his ex-friend."
I remember seeing this at the local drive-in, it's a decent enough film, plenty of the violence the Peckinpah was known for in his films. James Caan was in his prime, and Duvall makes anything he's in just that much better.
Actual Credit at the End of the Film:
This film is a work of fiction. There is no company called Communications Integrity NOR ComTeg and the thought the C.I.A. might employ such an organization for any purpose is, of course, preposterous.
Click to View Larger...Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) - IMDB.com Plot Summary: "Three strippers seeking thrills encounter a young couple in the desert. After dispatching the boyfriend, they take the girl hostage and begin scheming on a crippled old man living with his two sons in the desert, reputedly hiding a tidy sum of cash. They become houseguests of the old man and try and seduce the sons in an attempt to locate the money, not realizing that the old man has a few sinister intentions of his own."
According to Wikipedia: "The film features gratuitous violence, sexuality, provocative gender roles, and camp dialogue. It is one of Meyer's more boldly titled and unflinchingly exploitative films; however, there is no nudity." (Aw. man!)
The film has effects on pop culture:
The Spice Girls music video for their single Say You'll Be There is inspired by the film, along with Pulp Fiction. Like much of the film, the video was shot in the Mojave Desert.
L.A. sleaze rock band Faster Pussycat named after this film.
The title for the Paul Oakenfold single featuring the vocals of Brittany Murphy, 'Faster Kill Pussycat' was a play on the title of the movie.
In the Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series) episode "Passion", Xander supports Giles' seeking revenge on Angel saying, "Faster, pussycat. Kill. Kill."
Samples from the movie can be heard in the White Zombie song 'Thunder Kiss '65'.
The Cramps covered the theme song on their live album Smell of Female which is also a reference to the opening of the film.
This is a good day, "The Human Tornado" review posted last night has already gotten 90 views on the website, and we have 33 "likes" here on Facebook! So, just (let me get my shoes off so I can cipher this...) 17 more likes before we give away our cool, but cheap prize.
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human tornado poster 01The Human Tornado is a sequel to the amazingly successful 1975 film "Dolemite". Rudy Ray Moore took the money he made from Dolemite and poured it into The Human Tornado.
I've often said that Dolemite was the reason for the phrase "What the Fuck?". Well, The Human Tornado is the reason they shortened the phrase to "WTF?". Saying the entire sentence just becomes a chore for as many times as you'll be uttering it while watching this drive-in blaxplotation "classic".
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:52