Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Endangered List (Case File #153)



SLICK SILVER (1975)
a.k.a. SLICK SILVER & Co.

Starring
R. Terrell Reagan
Hal Fletcher
Bond Gideon
Bill McGhee
Ken Miller

Directed by
Perry W. Tong

Written by
R. Terrell Reagan

Produced by
Perry W. Tong

Executive Producers
R. Terrell Reagan
George Tregre

Cinematography by
M.L. Nelson

Edited by
M.L. Nelson

Music by
Bill Bauer

Costumes by
June Tregre

Makeup Artist
Pat Tong

A Crescendo Cinema III production

Released by
Centro Distributing

MPAA rating: PG


(Above) Perry Tong double feature - Longview, TX - August 22, 1975


STEPSISTERS (below) was re-released by Sam Sherman as THE TEXAS HILL KILLING and HANDS OF BLOOD, but SLICK SILVER & CO. has never resurfaced.



(Below) Before making STEPSISTERS and SLICK SILVER, Tong tried unsuccessfully to adapt his novel The Brutus Incident for the big screen.

Boxoffice - November 6, 1972




Perry Tong: sub-distributor


Variety - June 5, 1974


Boxoffice - February 10, 1975


Boxoffice - April 7, 1975


Boxoffice - June 9, 1975




Boxoffice - October 27, 1975


Boxoffice - November 10, 1975


Boxoffice - October 25, 1976


Boxoffice - November 10, 1976


1 comment:

C. Buck Hyres said...

There was (presumably) a British PAL-format VHS release of 'SLICK SILVER AND CO.' I saved a picture of the video sleeve on my computer. I say 'presumably' as I've not run across the tape yet, but I expect their was as FIFTH DIMENSION VIDEO was a real company. The movie was released to video in the UK January 1, 1986 and there's a BBFC-mandated rating on the sleeve art. (It's 'PG'). There is no exact release date of the video on the sleeve art, unfortunately. FIFTH DIMENSION VIDEO released a number of titles -- all of them obscure. I have 2 of their releases in my video collection: WENDIGO (1978) and SAVAGE WATER (1979). Both films were directed by Paul W. Kener (whose real name is apparently 'Paul Kiener' as seen on the IMDb). FIFTH DIMENSION VIDEO didn't bother to put a release date on the sleeves of 'Wendigo' or 'Savage Water', either. FDV also released such movies as MYSTERIOUS PLANET, SOMETIMES AUNT MARTHA DOES DREADFUL THINGS, NO TIME FOR ROMANCE and DEATH CURSE OF TARTU (Tagline: They thought it was a joke!) among others.

If you'd like to see what the FIFTH DIMENSION VIDEO sleeve for SLICK SILVER looks like just drop me a line and I'll e-mail/send it to you. I reckon you could also find a sleeve pic online somewhere. I cannot recall any more where I found the art picture . . . but at least I saved it!