Sunday, June 7, 2020

THE FLESH AND BLOOD SHOW (1972)

The Flesh and Blood Show - Wikipedia

I though this sounded like a great movie. I do appreciate the fact that are so many boobs on display in this movie. The plot seems tired. A troupe of actors in a remote location getting whacked for a pretty mundane reason.  And it is just so damned dull. I was interested when I noticed a huge plot hole, but then the movie addresses that and gives us the explanation and, I don't know it just seems...meh. No real gore, a little blood and a whole lot of over acting in abundance. In the end it just seems long and you know you're in trouble when an acre of titties won't hold my interest for the running time of a movie. Oh well.





PASSION FEVER (1969)

Passion Fever (1969) starring Eleni Anousaki on DVD - DVD Lady ...

So, not actually a Doris Wishman movie, but since she dubbed it all freehand without a clue as to what the movie was actually about it does have that Wishman flair to it. It is the tale Yorgos who is a ladies man. In the movie he just walks up to the ladies and asks them if they want to come back to his place for some fun. Then he falls hard for Micki, totally unaware she is a prostitute. Eventually, they end up together , but then one of his dalliances comes back to haunt him. A school girl named Delia who is pregnant with his child. Yeah, except it seems Wishman forgot about a throwaway line earlier in the movie when Yorgos stops at the pharmacy for some condoms in case his latest conquest isn't on birth control. No way Yorgos was going to pull this kind of a rookie move. The fact that she's a school girl is pretty disgusting, but Yorgos gets his at the end. The abrupt mend makes it fell like Doris made the movie after all. I can see what she saw in the production. A sleazy story and some gorgeous black and white cinematography made this quite an interesting movie.

THE MAGIC WORLD OF MOTHER GOOSE (1967)

The Magic Land of Mother Goose (1967) - IMDb

I really like Lewis' Jimmy The Boy Wonder. I thought to myself; 'Well, another kiddie flick from the Master of Gore ought to be good, right?' Lord, I haven't been this wrong in a while. It is just a stage play with lots of magic tricks dressed in a storybook play. I've seen statues move more than the camera did for this one. I wracked my brain to try and come up with something nice to say. The guy portraying Merlin was kind of cool. I thought Mother Goose was the same woman from The Gruesome Twosome. I was wrong. And Raggedy Ann was creepy as Hell. Guess that's what I get for assuming something should be good.

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