Category Archives: DVDs

Goodnight Dark Prince: Sir Christopher Lee has Left the Belfry

On June 7th, Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, closed the coffin lid on an illustrious life as colorful and sometimes as serious as the  films he starred in.  A descendant of European royalty and great-grandson of Italian opera singer Countess Estelle Marie, Lee … Continue reading

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Movies ‘Till Dawn: Eurowestern Showdown

12 a.m. – “Day of Anger” (1968, Arrow Films) A favorite among Italian Western devotees, Tonino Valerii’s “Day of Anger” is a tough, sometimes brutal parable about revenge, respect and the cost of earning and maintaining power. Giuliano Gemma (usually … Continue reading

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Movies ‘Till Dawn: TV Party

12 a.m. – “The Dakotas” – “Sanctuary at Crystal Springs” – Western (1963, Warner Archives Collection) A shootout between U.S. Marshal Frank Ragan (Larry Ward) and his deputies and the gun-crazy Barton brothers (Joe Di Reda and Norman Alden – … Continue reading

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Alan Parsons Talks About His Upcoming LA/San Diego Concert Dates and his Book ‘Art and Science of Sound Recording’

Alan Parsons has always had show business in his blood. Part of it came from his mother, an actress, professional folksinger and harpist. Some of it came from his father, Denys Parsons, an accomplished pianist and flautist as well as … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Stooges, Space Garbage, Wrestling with Satan – and Captain Scarlet!

12 a.m. “Wrestling with Satan” – Documentary (2009, Wild Eye Releasing) This modest documentary attempts to examine the inner workings of the Christian Wrestling Federation (CWF) which uses farm-league wrestling bouts to preach evangelical beliefs. Those watching for the purely … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Not Quite 007 Double Feature

12 a.m. “Secret Agent” – “The Affair at Castelevara” – Suspense/Drama  (1965, Timeless Media Group) British spy John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) is dispatched to the titular Latin American country, where he must contend with an array of agents – UK, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Shock All Night Marathon

12 am – “The Black Scorpion” – Science Fiction (1957, Warner Archives Collection) Volcanic eruptions south of the Border unleash a horde of gigantic, man-eating scorpions with designs upon Mexico City. This bantam-weight retread of Warner Bros’ previous big bug … Continue reading

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Movies ‘Till Dawn: Your Sunday Morning Shock-a-Thon Schedule

12 a.m. – “Tales from the Crypt”/”Vault of Horror” – Horror (1972/1973, Shout! Factory) Note: some spoilers may follow.  The British film company Amicus Productions released a number of horror-themed anthology films in the 1960s and 1970s (“Asylum,” “The House … Continue reading

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Movies ‘Till Dawn: Your Friday Morning Scheduled Programming

12 a.m. “Why Don’t You Play in Hell” – Action/Drama (2013, Drafthouse Films) Director Sion Sono’s frantic, brutal pigpile of trigger-happy movie conventions and tropes also manages to be an affectionate tribute to the joys and thrills of amateur filmmaking … Continue reading

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Movies ‘Till Dawn: Saturday Morning Matinee Theater – “Stingray”

9 a.m. “Stingray” – “Titan Goes Pop” – Children’s Programming/Science Fiction (1964, Shout! Factory/Timeless Media Group) Intentionally funny episode of the popular Gerry Anderson “Supermarionation” series “Stingray” (1964-1965) which pokes fun at both mainstream culture’s bafflement over rock and roll … Continue reading

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