"Vincent Price" One of my favorite working artists is SHAG (aka Josh Agle) and he's created some wonderful retro style pieces inspired by various movies over the years. A lot of his best work takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to horror and sci-fi films so I thought I'd share some of my favorite SHAG pieces during … Continue reading A Retro Night Gallery
Just a quick note to let readers know that I have a short piece on Tura Satana in the new issue of Paracinema #11. It's the "Women's Issue" coinciding with Women's History Month and all of the content was provided by female writers. Here's a brief rundown of some of the articles featured in issue … Continue reading Paracinema #11
Tura Satana in Irma La Douce (1963) “The one thing you’ve got to remember is that you just never accept defeat. Remember to never let life get you down, because there is always something new to learn tomorrow. Life is to be lived, and lived well.” - Tura Satana 1938-2011 From the Cinebeats' Archives: Tura … Continue reading Goodbye, Tura!
I'm not in the Directors' Guild, not in any guild. I just don't want anyone telling me what to do, or what I can not do. - Ted V. Mikels I've expressed my admiration for B-movie maestro Ted. V. Mikels before when discussing the life of Mikels' starlet Tura Satana as well as Mikels' ode … Continue reading I Love You, Ted V. Mikels!
Rica (Rika Aoki) 1972 In recent years US DVD companies like Media Blasters, Panik House and Discotek Media have introduced American audiences to the amazing and controversial world of Japanese "Pinky Violence" (or "pink violence") cinema. Before these companies started subtitling films and making them easily available to American audiences on DVD, Japanese cinema obsessives … Continue reading Rica is Coming – Pinky Violence is Here!
Tura Satana in Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) Real bad girls who are beautiful as well as dangerous, are hard to come by. There are plenty of attractive and talented actresses who "play" action heroines in the movies but few seem like they can really hold their own off the set. They use stunt doubles … Continue reading Tura Satana – An American Icon