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Our Favorite Movie Posters: # 5 - Enter the Dragon PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Projectionist   
Monday, 25 July 2011 21:03

enter_the_dragon_poster enter_the_dragon_poster"Enter the Dragon" (1973) is probably the first martial arts movie i ever saw at a theater. The local independent television station in Indianapolis, WTTV-4 had a regular Saturday night movie double-feature "Kung-Fu Theater". I had watched numerous cheaply made martial arts flicks via that source, but none compared to Enter the Dragon.

This was Bruce Lee's final film appearance before his death on July 20, 1973. The movie was released July 26 that same year.

This was the first Chinese martial arts film to be produced by a major studio, Warner Brothers.

The comedy film "Balls of Fury" is a parody of Enter the Dragon.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 August 2011 18:33
 
Our Favorite Movie Posters: #4 - Coffy PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Projectionist   
Sunday, 24 July 2011 16:12

Click for Larger View... Click for Larger View...Coffy was probably the first "blaxploitation" movie I ever saw. It was at my local drive-in, the Twin-Aire Drive-In on the south side of Indianapolis. I was 13 years old. This movie would plant the seed that grew inside of me as a true love for exploitation, and particularly blaxploitation movies.

Pam Grier starred as Coffy, a self styled vigilante bent on avenging the drug-related death of her younger sister. This movie established Pam as the queen of blaxploitation. She went on to star in numerous other films in this genre, "Friday Foster", "Sheba, Baby", and "Foxy Brown" to name a few.

"Coffy" was remade in 1981 with an all-white cast as "Lovely But Deadly".

Click for Larger View... Click for Larger View...(We have two "Coffy" posters, the first, shown on the left, is the poster most theaters used, and is the one most often seen for sale on eBay, Amazon.com, etc. The second, shown on the right, is to our knowledge, one less seen by collectors.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 August 2011 18:33
 
Our Favorite Movie Posters: #3 - Attack of the 50ft Woman PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Projectionist   
Saturday, 23 July 2011 21:21

attack-of-the-50ft-woman attack-of-the-50ft-womanAttack of the 50ft Woman is a 1958 Science-fiction film. The story concerns the plight of Nancy Archer, a wealthy heiress whose close encounter with an enormous alien being causes her to grow into a giantess. She uses her new size and power to seek revenge against her philandering husband Harry and his mistress, Honey Parker.

This is one of my all time favorite posters, there's so much going on in the shot. She has a car in one hand as she straddles a highway overpass, while reaching down her other hand to grab another car that has wrecked just below her. Or, maybe she's reaching for one of the guys down below, trying to find a man who's not intimidated by her stature and forcefulness. What I really like is while everyone else runs for their lives, one guy just stands there, looking up her skirt. Sources say this is a young Larry Flint, however this has not been verified.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 August 2011 18:33
 
Our Favorite Movie Posters: #2 - Dolemite PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Projectionist   
Friday, 22 July 2011 09:50

dolemite_poster dolemite_posterThis is probably one of my all time favorite posters from the 70s Blaxploitation era. I've been looking to grab one of these online for my wall, but no luck so far. The ones I find are outrageously priced or in lousy condition.

Dolemite was a creation of comedian Rudy Ray Moore. He played the Dolemite character in both "Dolemite", and its sequel "The Black Tornado".

The films are notorious for being made on the cheap, and made badly even considering the low budget. Badly staged fights, (punches missing by a foot, fights done half speed like they were still doing the run through for rehersal, microphones coming down into scenes, outrageously bad acting and overacting, etc.)

Even though they are truly bad, they are also the kind of bad that makes for great movie watching.

Bad language, rampant nudity, and of course, railing at "The Man who's trying to keep a brother down!", these movies are the worst, and yet the best examples of the 70's Blaxploitation genre.

We'll go into more details when we review the Dolemite films at a later date. I just wanted to share the poster with you all so you have something to look forward to. (GRIN!)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 August 2011 18:34
 
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