NEW ON BLU-RAY: ROGER CORMAN’S THE TRIP (1967)

Republishing this in honor of the late Peter Fonda who passed away on August 16, 2019 In 1966, Roger Corman was enjoying the surprising success of The Wild Angels (1966), a trailblazing biker film that he directed and produced for American International Pictures. The studio had made the film for a mere $360,000 and it netted more than $10 million at the box office thanks to a … Continue reading NEW ON BLU-RAY: ROGER CORMAN’S THE TRIP (1967)

DUELING DELONS: SPIRITS OF THE DEAD (1968)

In the 1960s anthology (also known as omnibus or portmanteau) films became extremely popular and were attractive to producers who wanted to appeal to a broad range of viewers. The segmented format also encouraged audiences to make multiple trips to the concession stand, which pleased theater owners. Sex comedies were particularly trendy but the most successful anthologies appealed to horror fans. In America, Roger Corman … Continue reading DUELING DELONS: SPIRITS OF THE DEAD (1968)

The New Cinema Retro

The latest issue of Cinema Retro recently arrived in my mailbox and I think it’s one of their best issues yet. It contains lots of great articles that will appeal to anyone who enjoys sixties and seventies era films as much as I do. I’ve mentioned before how much I love this magazine but if I haven’t convinced you to become a subscriber yet, you … Continue reading The New Cinema Retro