Thursday, April 19, 2007

Totally Classic Movies

Friday night (or early Saturday morning), the cable channel TCM will be showing two Ed Wood films: Plan 9 from Outer Space (2am EST) and Bride of the Monster (3:30am EST), followed by a strange little monster movie from 1959, The Killer Shrews (4:45am EST).

Plan 9 is worth watching at least once, and Bride of the Monster is more of the same (both films feature Bela Lugosi and the Swedish wrestler Tor Johnson). Not sure if this song by the Damned is a tribute, but it seemed appropriate to this post:

The Damned: Plan 9 Channel 7

Next Friday (April 29), TCM will be showing two classic Russ Meyer films: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (at 2am), and Mudhoney (at 3:30am). Again, well worth viewing, especially for Tura Satana's performance in Pussycat. Here's a version of the film's theme song, peformed by the Cramps:

The Cramps: Faster Pussycat

Several records that I'm looking forward to will be released in the next month or two. Dinosaur Jr will release their reunion album, Beyond, on May 1st. Maximo Park's second album, Our Earthly Pleasures, will be out on May 8th. And the Bad Brains are supposed to release their reunion album, Build a Nation, on June 26th.


At 4/19/2007 1:42 PM , Anonymous grigorss said...

The Killer Shrews is indeed a strange little film, featuring, in the titular roles, poodles made up to be giant, man-eating shrews (!?!); but you'll have a better time if you watch the MST3K version, available through Rhino Video and NetFlix.

At 4/20/2007 12:23 AM , Blogger 2fs said...

Shouldn't you have posted a track by the Killer Shrews?

At 4/20/2007 2:43 AM , Anonymous grigorss said...

And what can I say about Faster, Pussycat! that hasn't already been said by the poster for the film:


-- how 'bout this; it's the Citizen Kane of Sexploitation films!

At 4/20/2007 2:49 PM , Blogger jon manyjars said...

I didn't know there was a band called the Killer Shrews. I guess I could have posted songs by Mudhoney and Faster Pussycat too.

If Faster, Pussycat = Citizen Kane, then what is Mudhoney? Birth of a Nation?


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