Contained herein are peeks within the
world of lost cinema...
Glimpses outside the suburban
matrix of now. The films presented are in compressed
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Director: Peter Carter
Starring: Peter Fonda, Jerry Reed, Helen Shaver, Chris Wiggins
Any movie called High Ballin' already has a top slot at the HEX but add in PRIME era Peter Fonda and "classic" is thy name...70's trucker movie that has Fonda paired with Jerry Reed. No slag on Burt but man...what if this pair ended up in Smokey and the Bandit? Seriously...sorry Hal...this almost hits Road Warrior status! Closest a 70's trucker movie ever got to being an outlaw biker film. Oh, and there should be a law stating Jerry Reed has to sing EVERY movie theme for any movie released. Check it out goddammit cuz' its AWESOME!!! 10-4 son!
Download High-Ballin': avi video (698MB) iPod video (500MB)
aka United States: It Can't Happen Here
Director: Richard C. Sarafian
Starring: Jackie Cooper, John Forsythe, Gene Hackman, Carol Lynley
Rare made for TV movie thats loosely based on Sinclair Lewis' "It Can't Happen Here." Starring John Forsythe and Gene Hackman and brought to you by the director of Vanishing Point. Whats not to go into drooling spasms over? In an alternate near future, Nazi's are in charge on the USA. Not a bad idea to remember what fascism is really all about....
Download Shadow on the Land: avi video (2365MB) iPod video (1126MB)
Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Starring: Grant Page,Monique van de Ven, Sorcery
If we had to pick one movie to take with us to a deserted island....a movie that we would watch over and over again.....ad nauseam....it would, without a shadow of a doubt, be Stunt Rock! Fuck man, Sorcery is one formidable fucking ROCK MACHINE!
This film has been released on DVD or otherwise. It is no longer available to download here but we highly recommend buying your own copy: Stunt Rock
aka Galaxy of Terror
Director: Bruce D. Clark
Starring: Eddie Albert, Erin Moran, Zalman King, Robert Englund, Sid Haig
The best of the US Alien ripoofs and the hands down best exploitation effort that came out of the New World Pictures waning years equals a film that has grown to legendary status....James Cameron on B Unit and a modern wet dream cult cast - Eddie Albert, Zalman King, Robert Englund, Sid Haig and Erin Moran in a great Happy Days stereotype busting role. This movie was a late night cable mainstay in the early 80s and has aged like a fine wine. Super bloody and super grim...this legitimate SciFi epic is due for a revisting to get the respect it so richly deserves...but don't let all this gushing about the excellent acting, story, tone and alien existentialism take away from the fact that this is a hardcore exploitation flick of the first magnitude...the extended alien monster rape scene alone will clear the place of the people with weaker constitutions. GIve this one a serious watch - you'll be glad you did...
AKA Boris Karloff's Thriller
Director: Herschel Daugherty
Starring: Boris Karloff, William Shatner, Elizabeth Allen, Robert Cornthwaite, Henry Daniell
Happy Halloween indeeeeed! - Beware the flood for this this event! First up is classic Shatner/Karloff in a gottadavidababy! Bill and Lovey flirt in a way that makes the Creepshow cast shudder...and indeed they should because only the twisted aristocrats always get theirs right? Well??? Only Shatner knows for sure and you better watch this or else! See how good television can and should be?
Download Thriller - "The Grim Reaper": avi video (698MB) iPod video (165MB)
aka Maniac!, Assault on Paradise, The Town That Cried Terror
Director: Richard Compton
Starring: Oliver Reed, Deborah Raffin, James Mitchum, Stuart Whitman, John Ireland, Paul Koslo
Another entry in our 'Visibly Drunk' series (See Wrath of God)......Welcome to our new favorite Oliver Reed oddity!! A rogue Native American is plucking off townsfolk (and cops!) with a high-powered hunting bow and demanding ransom from the towns feudal lord. Said plutocrat hires drunk Oliver Reed to take care o' bidness! We should mention that everyone else in the entire film (especially Stuart Whitman!!) looks incredibly hung over throughout. We can only fantasize about the wild after hours escapes Reed took the cast on every single night! Some mild - and sometimes mildly amusing - action, sex and plot twists keeps things humming along. The perfect film for all those no-drinking new years resolutions!
Download The Ransom: avi video (1208MB) iPod video (1024MB)
Director: Jim McBride
Starring: Steve Curry, Shelley Plimpton, Woody Chambliss, Garry Goodrow
After a few aborted attempts - the HEX is proud to finally present Glen and Randa....the weirdest 70s X-rated post apocalypse movie you never saw......before the freak-outs commence.....its not that kind of Rated X film....actually, we aren't really sure why this got an X rating to begin with, other than for presenting horrifying aspects of nuclear war and devastation in a touching, realistic and relatable way. Apparently the censors felt that was double+plus BAD! Ultra Low budget...but like the humans in the film - it soldiers on and really makes the best of things! This is no glamorous Mad Max depiction of a world gone to shit -- its the real deal, warts n' all......Vive La Apocalypse
This film has been released on DVD or otherwise. It is no longer available to download here but we highly recommend buying your own copy: Glen And Randa
Director: Arthur Provis
Starring: ohn Garfield, Derek Fowlds, John Ringham, Alex Scott, Martine Beswick
This ain't yer grandaddies 1967 British sci-fi TV pilot...oh wait! Yes, it is!! Thats most definitely a good thing! British Sci-Fi that's way more Italian than the work-a-day framework you are probably expecting. Crafty Gerry Anderson-esque effects coupled with the real attention to both detail and style....a fantastic hammed up super villain, an unwavering solid tone, and Martine Beswick (Thunderball) just dominating things in the most appropriate way possible! Did we mention the sets and costumes?...oh man, the glorious sets! Not just mind blowing in design, but totally worked into the story in very functional ways. This reminds us of a time when SciFi was dripping with fun and wonderment.....not just cynical space marines fragging CGI monsters. Its really sad there isn't a lot more of this in episodic form. Tragically, the pilot was not picked up for production (one can almost picture a grim phone call from the Gerry Anderson empire putting a kibosh on the whole thing). Hey, we'll take what we can get!!
Download The Solarnauts: avi video (394MB) iPod video (685MB)