So, I found this nice little gem languishing on a dusty flea market shelf. I thought it deserved to see the light of day. In a strange twist of fate, this catalog will reach more eyes via Retrospace than it did in it's original run (although, I'm not reproducing it in its entirety - just picking bits here and there).
It's The Compleat Videocassette Movies Guide presented by The Video Station, copyright 1981. And everyone knows that when you use Ye Olde English spelling of 'complete' it's got to be good.
Literally every word in this description is a lie, except that it is indeed in color.
Stars Claudine Auger (the Bond girl from Thunderball), Gloria Guida (frequently naked Italian sex symbol) and John Huston, who was obviously needing to pay some bills.
An insane story, ridiculous dialog and horrible acting.... yet a damn good movie. Like the Twinkie, it's totally synthetic and bad for you, but it's still deelish..... and it never spoils.
New Faces (1954) - Paul Lynde stand-up in the 1950s; that's something I'd like to see.
I need to re-watch this. I saw it in the early eighties, but I guess I was too young to appreciate its inner charm. And what's with St. Bernards and Charles Grodin?
I saw this probably 25 years ago, and all I remember are Farrah's boobs. I think there was a story in there somewhere, but I believe it revolved around Farrah's boobs.
So Nixon tapped his political competition. That's kindergarten compared to the amount of spying against innocent civilians that goes on today. "Watergate does not bother me. Does your conscience bother you?"
I have a friend who made the horrible mistake of watching Looking for Mr. Goodbar with his parents. I honestly cannot think of a more uncomfortable film for family viewing on a brand new VCR.
Speaking of that Mike Brady lookalike, Robert Foxworth.... I freaking love this sequel. To recycle a tired cliche: they don't make them like this anymore. This is horror with a capital "H". I don't know exactly what that means, but so be it.
Tourist Trap definitely qualifies as an under-appreciated gem. Both of the above films are from the heyday of the slasher film; what an amazing period in horror cinema. I am proud to say my butt was in the theater seats during this golden age.
I thought I'd seen or heard of every horror title from this time period; however, I must admit I've never heard of The Child. Anyone seen this film?
Aliens from Spaceship Earth (1977) seems like it would be right at home on our many pseudo science channels (TLC, Discovery, etc.)
The Redeemer: Son of Satan! (1978)
Here's some uncropped pages in case you're interested.