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Common Law Cabin (1967 USA)

In Russ Meyer’s world bad taste triumphed over everything and in his first colour picture he doesn’t change the formula. This swamp-like soap opera begins with picturesque imagery of the Colorado river and its banks as a narrator sings its praises as the very best America can offer in its majestic and natural beauty. Then he ends up admitting that the waterway in some places isn’t so salubrious – in fact it smells like garbage. This dual nature sums up the tone of the ensuing 69 minutes, where we are invited to admire the buxom ladies in the cast while seeing them subjected to all kinds of ugly treatment at the hands of the menfolk. [Read more…]

Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea (1961 USA)

To those who were reared on pre Star Wars sci-fi, it’s hard to grasp the complaints of the modern audience about old time genre flicks and the effects that reside within. Before George Lucas took sci-fi/cinema watching to a different level, involving pacey violence every other frame, mucho explosions and bloated CGI effects: audiences were happily catered for by solid stories, character development and some inspired special effects (for their time). Enter Irwin Allen’s Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea, which boasts all these points mentioned.
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