Sunday, November 29, 2020

Movie Ad of the Week: CALLIOPE (1971) a.k.a. LOVE IS CATCHING (1972)

World Premiere - Wednesday, November 17, 1971 - Los Angeles, CA

After its release in Los Angeles through Allied Artists, CALLIOPE -- Matt Cimber's goofy take-off of La Ronde -- emerged a year later with a new title and ad campaign...
...opening in Pittsburgh on December 13, 1972 as LOVE IS CATCHING. Case File #107 on our Endangered List, this was one of the four AGFA prints we ran as part of the Endangered Fest II in conjunction with the Austin Film Society at the Marchesa on February 20, 2015.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Movie Ad of the Week: SHOGUN DRAGON (1981)

Shortly after the TV miniseries SHOGUN grabbed the highest weekly Nielsen ratings in NBC's history in September 1980, the Taiwanese production LIU XING FEI YING (1980), a.k.a. THE ROVING HEROES and BUDDHA'S PALM AND DRAGON FIST, was released to U.S. screens by Unifilm International as SHOGUN DRAGON.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Movie Ad of the Week: DAGGER DOLLS plus DRACULA'S BLOODY REVENGE (1999)

Whatever movies DAGGER DOLLS and DRACULA'S BLOODY REVENGE are, they were showing on video projection in the main auditorium of the notorious Fair Cinema in Queens the week of March 28 to April 1, 1999.

Sunday, November 08, 2020

Movie Ads of the Week: SPINN'IN WHEELS and FREEWHEELIN' (both 1976)

FREEWHEELIN', from Irwin Yablans' short-lived Turtle Releasing Corp., opened in Tallahassee, FL on September 17, 1976 and has been touted by some as the first feature film about skateboarding. However...
...SPINN'IN WHEELS, by 22-year-old, two time U.S. surfing champ Chris Carmichael, beat it to theaters by several months. Above is an ad for its matinee shows in Fort Collins, CO during the weekend of May 21, 1976.

Sunday, November 01, 2020