Category: Reviews

Daughter of de Sade

The plot of this sixties exploitation movie involves the ‘daughter’ of de Sade giving a bloody good thrashing to various leading members of the establishment, including the aforementioned Tory MP, a High Court Judge, a Bishop and a minor Royal, in order to expose the hypocrisies of the ruling classes, showing that they themselves are practitioners of the very same sexual perversions her ancestor was persecuted for writing about.

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Escape From Taliban

An all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza depicting the events surrounding the attack on the World Trade Centre and its aftermath, this movie represents Bollywood’s take on the War on Terror.

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Abbott and Costello Meet Sherlock Holmes

Having finally laid to rest their classic horror monsters by pitching them against Abbott and Costello in a series of cheap B-movies, Universal Pictures, desperate to prop up the dire duo’s film career, turned their attention to another of their best loved franchises – Sherlock Holmes.

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Dogs on Drugs

Another attempt to recreate the Italian exploitation movie formula in the UK, ‘Dogs on Drugs’ presents the tale of a town’s pet dogs getting a dose of hallucinogenic drugs and turning homicidal.

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Paint it Blue (North Wind, 1972)

A dire 1970s British comedy that, even for that period, is scraping the bottom of the bottom of the barrel, ‘Paint it Blue’, is a tale of heroic British farting in the face of Fascism.

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Comrade Vampire (Kremlin, 1975)

Another of those intriguing Soviet-made movies compromised by criminal dubbing, this is an ideologically sound horror movie with vampires representing nasty capitalist and Nazi elements of society, and the forces of order and good being represented by sound communists and members of the Red Army.

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Captain Laser (Resal Films, 2002)

Captain Laser, was one of the few British superhero figures to make it to the screen during the superhero movie boom, albeit in this independently made and barely distributed adaptation with aspirations way beyond its budget.

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Adolf and Me (Sombrero International, 1969)

A frantic madcap comedy in which a Nazi war criminal’s desperate attempts to avoid detection by, amongst others, US and Israeli agents, are continually hampered by a zombified Adolf Hitler, Hermann Goering’s flatulent corpse and a deep freeze full of dead Nazis, this proved a massive hit in its native Mexico, but left the rest of the world slack-jawed with disbelief…

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Turn Me On, Dead Man! (Mapatasi, 1986)

A film for conspiracy theorists everywhere, Turn Me On, Dead Man delves into the strange world of the ‘Paul is Dead’ conspiracists, who believe that Paul McCartney died in 1967 and was replaced by a double. The title of the film is apparently what you will hear if you were to play the White Album backwards…

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Bondage of Robin Hood (Tapette, 1972)

A curious film made in 1970s France, ‘Bondage’ is perhaps the only example of a homo-erotic attempt at the Robin Hood legend. For the most part it follows the traditional version of the oft-told tale, its only new addition to the myth being a strange sub-plot concerning the very gay Sheriff of Nottingham…

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Crap Stories (Mallaky, 1999)

Total turd might be a good way to describe this truly terrible exploration of the lives of people who are crap fetishists. A strange mix of historical fact and fossilised crap, it rapidly descends into a frenzy of excrement eating and wearing.

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Apes a Go Go! (Macaque, 1966)

A 1960’s cult favourite involving a stash of weed, hippies, a VW beetle, and a gorilla that periodically turns invisible. The plot, such as it is, involves our heroes falling in with some anti-vivisectionists, joining their plan to break into some government labs secretly growing top dope for the army. In the chaos of the raid they run off with a large quantity of weed and, unwittingly, an invisible gorilla that leads to many laughs, until they discover what is going on.

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Delta Fatwah 2: Pilgrims of Hate (Al Jizz, 2011)

A sequel to last year’s Delta Fatwah, Delta Fatwah 2: Pilgrims of Hate gets off to a brisk start with several apparently Arabic passengers casting off their traditional robes and pulling off false beards to reveal that they are actually a group of redneck US terrorists intent on seizing control of the Iranian Air Lines jumbo jet they are travelling on…

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That’s Wanking! (Mapatasi, 1976)

Intended to be a companion piece to That’s Spanking, the same director’s compilation of famous cinematic spanking sequences, this film celebrates the unjustly neglected cinema of masturbation. Experienced porn producer Rod Walloper brings together a host of excerpts from long forgotten wank flicks…

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