It’s another all-nighter for Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Zack Stewart (Kenneth Tobey), who’s got a full slate of cases in his inbox. His primary investigation is tracking down the whereabouts of fugitive Joe Walpo (Joe Bassett)—a law-breaking miscreant already wanted for gunning down a gas station attendant (William Schallert!) a few days earlier. Stewart’s… Continue reading Adventures in Blu-ray: Down Three Dark Streets (1954)
You may recall that on Sunday (though it seems so long ago—doesn't it?) I did a post here on the blog that briefly described my happy dance over our free Epix movie channel weekend. Meanwhile, at the paying gig, I wrote up an anniversary essay on The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, which made its radio debut on June 17, 1947. … Continue reading From the DVR: Guns, Girls and Gangsters (1959)
I know this is going to be hard to believe...but during the early portion of my childhood, I was not the same kidlet who vegetated in front of a TV set that you all know and love today. (Whoa...talk about an awkward pause.) I enthusiastically participated in outside activities, particularly those of the variety that… Continue reading “I hate women even when I’m on vacation.”
In March of this year, I made the mistake of opening an e-mail I received from Milestone Films. (Okay, there was no gun placed to my temple...but you'd think I'd learn by now.) They were advertising a sale on DVDs in their inventory featuring female filmmakers (to celebrate Women's History Month) and one of the… Continue reading “Oh, why did I ever begin this dark deception?”
The news of the apocalypse breaks at Texas’ Southern Methodist University, where a young hippie named Coel (Robert Corff), on the run from the cops, disguises himself as a priest and hides out in a confessional booth. That’s where he meets Cilla (Elaine Giftos), an assistant to a team of scientists, who informs Coel that… Continue reading It’s a Gas-s-s-s, gas, gas…
I don’t mind telling you—when my part-time employer, ClassicFlix, announced in February of this year that they were rolling out their very own DVD/Blu-ray label…I was a tad skeptical. But their releases have surprised even jaded, cynical ol’ me; they’ve brought back quite a few titles from the Land of Dead DVDs (also referred to… Continue reading Adventures in Blu-ray: Crime of Passion (1957)
It’s a tale right out of The Beverly Hillbillies—wildcatter Tim Henessey (Samuel Adams—not the beer guy, by the way) has had a gusher come in, and now the entire Henessey clan is filthy with money! (Though in all honesty…they were filthy without money before this picture started.) The family puts up the “Out of Bidness”… Continue reading Silly rabbit—Brix are for kids!