Sunday, June 15, 2014

Movie Ad of the Week: THE ASTROLOGER (1975)

Except for a VHS release in Australia some three decades ago and a single CBS Late Movie showing on June 23, 1980 (a Monday night), this whacked-out display of Irving Wallace envy from real-life con man turned TV astrologer turned Republic Pictures squatter Craig Denney hadn't been seen since its regional theatrical roll-out in the mid '70s -- until Temple of Schlock and the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) screened it at last year's Endangered Fest at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz! Recently, the AGFA used THE ASTROLOGER as the centerpiece of a successful Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for the digitization of their rarest 35mm film prints, so hopefully we'll be seeing a sparkling new digital transfer playing at Alamo Drafthouse cinemas and available on BD/DVD in the near future.

Oxnard, CA - January 14, 1976

New Orleans, LA - November 18, 1977

Biloxi, MS - December 9, 1977

Hattiesburg, MS - December 9, 1977


Krug said...

you sure this was released in Australia? I've been asking around and none have heard of an Australian release. Do you possibly know on which label it came out on or even a pic of the cover? thanx.

Temple of Schlock said...

About four years ago, when I was looking into the availability of this film to see if it qualified for the Endangered List, I found it on a list of foreign videocassette releases. Craig Denney was credited as director. No box art. If there was a company listed, I've forgotten it, and when I tried to access this info two years ago (after learning that a print had been found) I couldn't find it.