Thursday, 25 August 2011

"Rutger Hauer Has Never Been To Texas!"

Eye-wateringly dull/stilted Rutger Hauer interview conducted by a flagrantly insular Texan dowager armed with a list of questions that could strip the paint off a Jackson Pollock.

Ostensibly there to promote Blade Runner, the somewhat 'bleary-eyed' Dutch acting titan spends an unusual amount of time defending an entire continent of self-defeating, spineless, syphilitic Europeans for not being born corn-fed, flag-waving Americans.

Odd in other ways, and no less a crime against fashion is this jaunty but slightly ill-tempered Letterman interview from 1990.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Trailer Time: Dr. Goldfoot & the Girl Bombs

Whilst trudging around Youtube looking for the definitive rushed, drunken, atonal fancy-dress rendition of the 'Afternoon Delight' scene from Anchorman, ERH stumbled upon this sumptuously odd trailer for Vincent Price's sexy '66 spy spoof Dr. Goldfoot & the Girl Bombs.

Released in its native Italy as The Spy Show Came In From The Custard (fact!), it recalls a bygone age when the viewing public was more inclined to tolerate 'tongue-in-cheek' terrorists like Dr. Goldfoot and his vast harem/army of gamine fembots who are armed to the teeth with go-go boots and - gulp! - 'thermo-nuclear navels'. It might never have reached the lunatic heights of '64's Dr. G & the Bikini Machine, but what could, dear reader? What could..?

And while you're still in the mood, check this chilling pearl of underwater puppet-mastery from an episode of sub-aquatic 'Star Trek' precursor 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea' that has since come to be known simply as 'Vincent Price's Deadly Dolls'...

Monday, 1 August 2011

Photo Archive: Brewster McCloud (1970)

Sometimes you just can't beat the best, so with apologies to Wikipedia, we're just going to have to bow down and reprint this sublime synopsis for the delectation of those who have yet to have the pleasure of Robert Altman's 1970 fairy-dusted fantasy, Brewster McCloud...

"Brewster McCloud is a 1970 movie, directed by Robert Altman, about a young recluse who lives in a fallout shelter of the Houston Astrodome, where he is building a pair of wings so he can fly. He is helped in this by his Fairy Godmother played by Sally Kellerman."

Lovely stuff, no? And after having recently put the boot into Altman's Wild West folly, Buffalo Bill and the Indians, we thought we'd balance the books with a dizzying clutch of stills from Brewster - a film memorably described by critic Artie Stanshall of the Houston Proclaimer as something akin to "... being force-fed velvet chicken-wire."

Click on Brewster for more flighty frolics.


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