Sunday, November 25, 2012
Umberto Lenzi's UN POSTO IDEALE PER UCCIDERE (1971) -- starring Irene Papas, Ray Lovelock and Ornella Muti, and best known as OASIS OF FEAR -- was released in the U.S. in late 1974 by International Cine Film as DIRTY PICTURES. The ad above is from a Paris, TX playdate beginning January 15, 1975. The co-feature is Maurizio Lucidi's LA VITTIMA DESIGNATA (1971), a STRANGERS ON A TRAIN-like thriller starring Tomas Milian and Pierre Clémenti.
Above is an ad for another DIRTY PICTURES booking, this one in Biloxi, MS on July 23, 1975. The co-feature is Claude Chabrol's DOCTEUR POPAUL (1972), starring Jean Paul Belmondo, Mia Farrow and Laura Antonelli, released here by International Cine Film under the title PLAY NOW, PAY LATER. It was re-released by Independent Artists in 1981 as HIGH HEELS.
Monday, September 13, 2010
The following was originally posted on June 30th, 2009 as our contribution to Day Ten of Flickhead's Claude Chabrol blogathon.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
"Listen, my dear friend -- the poor guy who talks of liberty is scared of his mother-in-law or tied up in knots! He wants to change things. Not really. Few people really want to be free. When they are, it's not always fun. Freedom is the anxiety of emptiness -- the responsibility of solitude. They won't say so but they prefer slavery. It means security, with a salary and insurance. A slave's treated better than a free man. He's cared for. He's valuable merchandise. To live happily, live like lunatics! Freedom's a pain!" -- Paul Gegauff as Philippe
A quick contribution to Ten Days' Wonder: The Claude Chabrol Blogathon, which runs through June 30th.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
To celebrate the birthday of director Claude Chabrol, who turns 79 on June 24th, and also to honor "the artistry and proficiency of this unique and prolific filmmaker," Raymond Young at Flickhead (who we remember from wayyyy back as Raymond Young of Magick Theatre) is holding a Ten Days' Wonder blogathon that begins today and runs through June 30th. A lot of great stuff is promised from a number of different blogs. Check it out.