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aka ...4 ...3 ...2 ...1 ...morte, Mortal Orbit, Operation Stardust
Director: Primo Zeglio
Starring: Lang Jeffries, Essy Persson, Luis Dávila, Pinkas Braun
This is short description week here at the HEX. If you haven't already been trying to find Mission Stardust....then you don't even realize that the 70's cocaine SciFi genre was precursored by groundbreakers like this 60's tingly line of epic-ness!!! Classic SciFi/not SciFi intensly....does it really?
Download Mission Stardust: avi video (897MB) iPod video (318MB)
aka One-Way Ticket to Hell
Director: Bamlet Lawrence Price Jr.
Starring: Barbara Marks, Kurt Martell, Robert A. Sherry, Bamlet Lawrence Price Jr.
Teenage...Devil...Dolls. An odd little slice of 50's teensploitation and drug paranoia. No dialog and amusing editing. Reefer and marital strife. Goofballs and goofy teenage bikers. Incredibly annoying high pitched squeling that apparently represents heroin withdrawal and Cassandra, our teenage devil doll, caught in the middle.
Download Teenage Devil Dolls: avi video (700MB) iPod video (283MB)
Director: Don Edmonds
Starring: Robert Viharo, Sherry Jackson, Michael Heit, Gloria Hendry, John Daniels
IIlsa director Don Edmonds brings us some sweet 70's grindhouse action!! Unsung B-movie powerhouse Robert Viharo brings down the house as bounty hunter Zachary Kane in this gritty urban street fighter epic. Sometimes other people just manage to say it best: from IMDB:
"A bounty hunter in Los Angeles sets out to track down and stop a masked serial killer who murders women by using kung-fu moves."
That's pretty much all you need to know. Just let us add that the action, music, scenery and tone are just about perfect! It's Seedy, it's 70's and it totally and completely delivers the goods. Make sure the popcorn is hot and the beer is cold because "Zack and Black--Manhunters...Back to Back!"
Download Bare Knuckles: avi video (878MB) iPod video (307MB)
aka Condenados a vivir, Bronson's Revenge
Director: Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent
Commonly referred to as “the most violent western EVER filmed”, this incredibly hard to find film actually lives up to the claim. Stunning cinematography makes hay of its exploitation roots. A tough as nails Sergeant is transporting seven hardcore criminals AND his nubile young daughter across the ‘western mountains’...Whats that? Yea, not the sharpest plan you say? Anyway, they get ambushed by gold seeking robbers and lose the transport so the Sergeant does the obvious thing: chain up the scary assed criminals to himself and his daughter...but it gets better! The chains turn out to be solid gold!!! We say ‘Awesome!’ and you can put the film's claim and that plot device together for an idea of what’s ahead...although the Hex feels ‘Most Vicious Western’ might be more accurate. The superb filmmaking of this obscure 1972 exploitation pic puts it head and shoulders above the rest--stop crying and run home to your mommy with your ‘G’ Rated Fulci western’s!
Download Cut-Throats Nine: avi video (700MB) iPod video (564MB)
Director: Charles B. Griffith
Starring: Oliver Reed, Sunny Johnson, Maia Danziger, Virgil Frye
A real Oliver Reed mind popper here…..and one that sends Robert Louis Stevenson for a few Halloween loops in his grave! A groovy groovy party comedy that seems to have accidentally pulled psychedelia into the 80s..….In a distinctly fantasy Dick Tracy-ish universe - a hard drinking wanna be womanizer turns into a hard drinking creepy womanizer! We'll let you discover the rest - suffice to say, its one of the rare films that we have no idea how it got made but are ecstatic it did!
Download Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype: avi video (1352MB) iPod video (1137MB)
Dircetors: R. Winer, Barry Mahon (Thumbellina)
Starring: Jay Ripley as Santa and the "kids" from Ruth Foreman's Pied Piper Playhouse
The HEX is proud to bring you the druggiest, weirdest, obscurest Xmas story we could find!!! This kidsploitation holdiay sing-a-long train wreck makes Santa Claus Conquers the Martians look like Citizen Kane. We're not kidding! The Thumbellina insert, an oddly unsettling and nearly adept rendering of the Hans Christian Andersen tale, is also included.
We have been a bit dormant lately, but hold on for a BIG return starting in Jan '09. Deets forthcoming!!!! All hail the DEETS!!!
Download Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny: avi video (1352MB) iPod video (1495MB)
aka I Pianeti Contro di Noi, Planets Around Us, Hands of a Killer, The Man with the Yellow Eyes
Director: Romano Ferrara
Starring: Michel Lemoine, Maria Pia Luzi, Jany Clair, Marco Guglielmi, Otello Toso, Peter Dane
Straight from Italy: another groovy groovy 60's human duplicate alien invasion pic. This time aliens select a random airplane crash survivor --who happens to be the son of a famous scientist--and stamp out (literally) a pre-invasion force of cyborgs based on his image. Lead cyborg Bronco (EuroTrash hero Michel Lemoine) tries to integrate himself into society to...well, uhh...do pre-invasion stuff... YOU know! Creepy Bronco doesn't fit in at all and so, naturally, falls right into the hip young urban professional party scene! Mod scenery, wild parties and a slow as molasses plot that really adds an ominous creepy quality to the film. We couldn't stop thinking of this as the evil version of The Day the Earth Stood Still. Planets Against Us also leant a lot of cues to the off kilter film No Survivors Please. In the 60s, alien duplicates always seem to develop a soft spot for the human condition. One can't help but wonder what they would think of us now--wow, maybe that question just answered itself...
Download Planets Against Us: avi video (780MB) iPod video (284MB)
This film uses a child's curiosity about animals to convey its messages. Young Helen learns that she cleans herself just like her cat Kitty does. Unfortunately, Helen doesn't pick up on the fact the Kitty doesn't like to be groped by a room full of grimy school children. Films featuring animals and young children are usually as torturous to watch, as they were to make.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Gene Barry, Barry Sullivan, Edmond O'Brien, Severn Darden, Paul Stewart
Wow........early Spielberg.....UNIVERSAL days.....Mega anti-corporate. Mega AWESOME!!! The ancient hippy rock band was what was sorely missing from Logan's Run....This is rare in the perfect sense. Enjoy!
Download The Name of the Game "LA 2017": avi video (698MB) iPod video (255MB)