Friday, December 4, 2009

Killer Force

Now this is one of those flix that I would catch late nights back in the day and I threw it in the other night to give it another view. First of all its stars OJ Simpson, who popped up in alot of these types of flix back in the 70's but it also has Telly Savalas who's always on his "Im the man shit" plus a sexy 70's Maud Adams.

All in the family (Robbery Episode)

If you read the last All In The Family post then this is in response to Venoms5 comment on the robbery episode. This is definitely a great episode with a couple of appearances from two guys from other sitcoms during that time which Im sure you'll recognize instantly.

Venoms5 whats been up? How's things on your end?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

All In The Family

This is one of those show's that I've always watched but recently I've been on this kick and watching an episode or two everyday. Watching this show makes me realize that we're living in a totally different time and people have become way too sensitive about things. There could never be another show like this made now or ever again. As I've gotten older I definitely appreciate this show even more. Here's an episode where Archie meets Sammy Davis Jr. Funny!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Well it looks like my favorite independant theater is back again this week with another classic, this time showing Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho"! Im definitely heading out tomorrow night to view it on the big screen!!


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Torn Curtain

You gotta love having an independant movie theater in your area that shows classic films. This will be the second night in a row that I head out to check a Hitchcock film on the big screen, this time its Torn Curtain. Im definitely excitied to see these flix on the big screen since I've seen them a million times TV.


Always loved Hitchcock films so when the local independant theater decided to show Vertigo last night I decided to go so it on the big screen.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Where Eagles Dare

This is definitely one of my all time favorite war flicks. I remember seeing this way back on one of the UHF stations growing up. My uncle was a big influence on me when it came to putting me up on the war genre, I could actually have a weekend marathon of my favorite flicks, but I'll save it for a cold winter day.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Capricorn One

I havent watched this flick in quite some time but I think that I'll throw it in tonight before I crash. What sparked me wanting to revisit this flick you ask? Well I was watching something today about NASA sending up another rocket to the moon to do tests on the percentage of water etc.etc...blah blah. And I said to myself "are we still trying to reach the moon after all these years"? Didnt we land there already, shouldn't we have done test years ago? Hmmm...Did we even really land there??? All jokes aside I just feel like watching the flick but image if the whole moon landing was a lie after all these years?

Gotta love a 70's flick with James Brolin and OJ Simpson in it!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Dark Shadows

This is a show that I really loved growing up. I never caught it during its initial (1967-1971) run but always caught the reruns on NBC or whatever. Dark Shadows episodes were continuous which basically means if you miss an ep or 2 you've got 1243 episodes to go thru before you see it again. Yes, this show lasted 1245 episodes...Amazing. There are DVD's out with the episodes (not sure if its the complete run) but thats alot of discs. So in the mean time I'll just keep watching the 100 or so that I have on VHS until I invest in purchasing them before they become out of print.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Godfathers of Hong Kong

Been looking for a clean copy with english dub for a while now. I have a decent copy but its in German, if you've got a copy that you want to part with let me know!!

The end of late night as I knew it.

So I just got back in from my trip to Seattle and turned on the only TV left in my house that doesn't have Sattelite or Cable hooked into it just to watch the snow that has taken over the picture. Its not often that I turn that TV on but its weird to do so and not have a signal coming thru. So analog is dead and digitial will be here for years to come, no more rabbit ears and no more unclear picture coming thru.

R.I.P my Analog friend!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Initiation of Sarah

Another one of those great movie of the week horror flicks that was shown. I threw this one on last night during my flight to Seattle, WA.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Mr. Han.....

The man known as Mr. Han in Enter The Dragon dies at 96. This guy was ruthless and will stop at nothing to get what he wants!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Saturday Night Dead

Here's another one of those local shows that only aired in the Tristate area (Philly, NJ, DE)from 1984-1990 and aired after Saturday Night Live. It was hosted by this chick Stella from Manayunk and she would basically do her skits and then show horror B Movies. I remember many of night watching, falling asleep and then waking back up to the test pattern of the station shutting down for the night.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Five Deadly Venoms

Ok, here's another flick that always brings back childhood memories but not just the fact that its a Venoms flick but because of the voice doing the commentary. His voice is so distinct and I remember it from many flicks during that time period. Just the sound of his voice made you want to see the flick, even if it was wack you just had to watch it! Kind of like the Howard Cosell of B movies.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


So while on the plane on my trip to Sweden I decided to watch Jaws which I haven't sat down an watched in a minute. Jaws actually still comes on TV alot these days but I figure might as well kill some time during the long journey. Here's another little tidbit of info, Jaws was actually the very first blockbuster that started the whole summer blockbuster craze thats going on now.

**The last Drive-In theater that I went to was actually to see Jaws. Damn I miss those Drive-In movie theater days!

Monday, May 25, 2009

The Original Reality TV Show

Way before reality tv became a wack reality with shows like Real World/Road Rules challenge and other garbage, Battle of the Network Stars was the shit! Putting stars from all three major networks (ABC, NBC, CBS)against each other doing different events. Everything from track and field, tug of war and more all for major cash prizes. Sorry MTV, your 30 years to late!

Perfect Combination

Cars and broads.....

You just don't get the hot broad doing advertisement for car companies anymore. Farah Fawcett was definitely the blond bombshell back in the days, rather see her than those crash test dummies! Peep the leather interior on this puppy!

Doctor Shock (Horror Theater)

Now this is classic! Filmed in Philly and aired on Saturdays was the classic show Dr. Shock's Horror Theater. He used to show all of the horror films on Saturdays back in the 70's. There was so much shit to watch on network television back then!

Holiday Marathons

Talking to my man Fredy Blast, who by the way has the illest collection of rare video footage, tv shows, movies etc. about holiday marathons on tv and how dope they are when your favorite joints are shown from sun up to sun down. Today which is Memorial Day, SciFi channel is showing the Land of The Lost marathon and though I already have these stashed away on VHS I decided to sit and watch a good portion while I enjoyed a little Beer and Barbeque. Once again, it sucks that they are making yet another remake of a classic show into a damn movie. Come with some new ideas will you!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Underground Forever!

Ok, so its Memorial Day weekend around 1:30am and Im flipping thru some movies and decide to settle on The Taking of Pelham 123, classic! Now I've been saying for the last few years that Hollywood is out of ideas and needs to stop with the remakes of classic movies so why are they doing a remake?? Here's the origianal theatrical trailer.

Amusement park madness.

Now here's another one of those NBC Made for TV movies that aired back in 1978. Once again, this is something that could never exist today even if you put your favorite pop / rap star in it. I Cant front, those KISS getups used to kinda scare me.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Earlier today while watching Terminator on AMC a lightbulb clicked in my head that I was actually watching a movie that had commercials and it actually didn't bother me, espcially since I've seen it a million times. It was just like watching a movie back in the pre-cable days on network television. So how come I cant bring myself to do this on a regular basis when there are networks like HBO, Cinemax and Starz? Don't get me wrong, I love not seeing commericals, there bullshit nowadays anyway but they were apart of the television experience back then, now no one cares about them unless its during the Super Bowl.

Just a thought.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Whiz Kids

I've always been up on home computer technology way before the Internet made it big! Besides already being involved in this Hip Hop shit, the earlys 80's had me wrapped up into computers as well. Having already owned a Commodore Vic-20, Commodores 64 and an Apple II movies like "War Games" and shows like Saturday morning's "Whiz Kids" was a must to watch whenever it was shown.

Whiz Kids was about this group of teens that would solve crimes using their bedroom computer and also aid a local newspaper reported in the process.

I recently broke out my old VHS of this show to see if it stood the test of time and to be honest with you for nostalgia reasons yes, if your watching it for the first time, no.

The Mod Squad

Now the Mod Squad....Thats a cool bunch of m*therf*ckers right there! Need I say anymore? Once again, this is one of those shows that was recently remade into a suck ass waste of time and money! Some things just cant be duplicated.

36th Chambers of Shaolin

Also known as Master Killer in the United States. This wasn't the first kung fu flick that I had seen on Saturday afternoon UHF television but it was one of those that would be shown on a regular. I had already experienced going to the theaters and seeing kung fu flicks but it was something about watching it at home and then throwing on your kung fu outfit with the slippers to match afterwards and heading outside to escape the weekend chores like a Shaolin runaway. In retrospect that was some fun shit!! Why dont kids have fun like this anymore??

Here's the memorable intro, if you dont remember anything else about the movie you definitely remember this.

Caaan yooouuu diggg iiittt!?

Now I cant lie, I didn't see The Warriors in the movie theater, but I did catch it when they showed it on tv back in the days so I guess Im still ahead of most of the people that caught it 10 or so years later when it was released on dvd. Once again ABC comes thru with the Friday night movie as always! If this was the current time television ratings on Friday nights would suck because everyone would be out drinking and partying, boy times have changed. Also another little known fact that most people dont know is that there are 2 different intros to the warriors, there the TV version which starts out totally different than the movie version.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Get Smart

No not the recent movie remake damnit, the original series!! Get Smart is a comedic spoof of the spy movie genre with silly gadgets and weapons. Maxwell Smart, Agent 99 and the rest of "Control" go head to head against the "KAOS Agents".

The Death of Ocean View Park

The ABC Movies of the week used to show the craziest direct to television movies of any other broadcasting network. There extremely popular horror and suspense movies were my favorites especially during the 70's. The concepts of these movies would never fly if introduced now, but they are still better than what is being produced today! Peep the station id intros that were used during that time, classic.

Night Gallery

This is one of the first shows that would scare the shit out of me. Night Gallery aired around midnight and just the sound of the intro alone was horrifying. I was first introduced to Night Gallery by my uncle who knew everything about every TV show back in the day, a true conniseur to! The intro alone