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Big Bad Behind: Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) - BONUS! FULL LENGTH MOVIE! PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 October 2011 11:31

Click to View Larger... Click to View Larger...A lot of great things were created in 1959, (ie: I was born in 1959,) but this aint one of them.

"Plan 9 From Outer Space" (1959) was a science fiction "epic" from the persistent, yet talentless producer/director/actor Ed Wood Jr.

IMDB.com Storyline: "Can your heart stand the shocking facts about Grave Robbers from Outer Space?" That's the question on the lips of the narrator of this tale about flying saucers, zombies and cardboard tombstones. A pair of aliens, angered by the "stupid minds" of planet Earth, set up shop in a California cemetery. Their plan: to animate an army of the dead to march on the capitals of the world. (The fact that they have only managed to resurrect three zombies to date has not discouraged them.) An intrepid airline pilot living near the cemetery must rescue his wife from this low-budget terror. "Can you prove it *didn't* happen?"

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 October 2011 12:39
 
The Theme From Shaft Performed Live by Isaac Hayes! PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 05 September 2011 17:47

Isaac Hayes performing The Theme from Shaft in 1973. The dude introducing him, just in case your recognizin' functions aint operating properly, is Jessie Jackson.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 September 2011 12:56
 
The Making of a Poster: Father's Day PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 05 September 2011 17:37

How do artist come up with concepts for the posters we view in the theaters and online? This short video gives us a little glimpse into the mind of a poster artist. At least one that works for Troma Pictures...

Last Updated on Monday, 05 September 2011 17:45
 
Big Bad Behind: Dolemite (1975) PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 August 2011 18:25

dolemite poster dolemite posterDolemite was a character Rudy Ray Moore (3/17/1927 – 10/19/2008) developed after hearing a homeless man do a rhymed toast about "Dolemite".

He included the character on his 1970 debut album, Eat Out More Often, which reached the top 25 on the Billboard charts. He released several more comedy albums using this persona. In 1975, Moore decided to create a film about Dolemite, using many of his friends and fellow comedians as cast and crew. The film was directed by D'Urville Martin, who appears as the villain Willie Green.

dolemite ponders dolemite pondersThe website Rotten Tomatoes currently has Dolemite rated at 43%. (A horribly low number in the humble opinion of this reporter...)

Dolemite.com is a resource on the web for all things Dolemite. As well as claiming to be the largest repository Dolemite information, they also include an ebonics primer, and a Blaxploitation are on their site.

The Rudy Ray Moore page on Facebook and the Rudy Ray Moore website are both excellent repositories of info about both Rudy and the Dolemite character.

According to newspaper and magazone articles from the 70s, Dolemite cost $100,000 to produce, and grossed over $12 million.

There was a Dolemite sequel, "The Human Tornado". This film will be reviewed at a future date by "Big Bad Drive-In".

Actor John Kerry Actor John KerryActor John Kerry had a supporting role in Dolemite as a racist cop. Kerry would play a similar role 35 years later in the movie "Black Dynamite". Merely one of a thousand mini tributes in the movie to 70s blaxploitation movies such as Dolemite.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 August 2011 19:00
 
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