Title: Something Weird Help
Timothy Giuliani - November 16, 2004 09:50 PM (GMT)
With Deep Discount's sale up and running, I thought I'd pick up a few Something Weird titles. There are just too many to choose from, though. Anyone have any suggestions?
I think there was a similar thread in the old forum. I'm pretty sure the Findlays' Flesh trilogy was mentioned, but that's all I can remember.
Pretty much anything outside their first two years of output is fair game. I just couldn't afford to keep up with them after that. Any help would be much appreciated!
Matt Allison - November 17, 2004 12:34 AM (GMT)
I would check out any of Casey Scott's SWV reviews over at http://dvddrive-in.com/
Ted Cogswell - November 17, 2004 01:32 AM (GMT)
Good advice, Casey's reviews are very good, but if he is looking for older titles you have to pay to see the archived reviews.DVD Verdict
lets you read all their reviews for free, and there's a handy "Rap Sheet" page that links to all their SWV reviews. I don't always agree with their reviews, but you can get all the basic info you'll need there.
liam kennedy - November 17, 2004 02:10 PM (GMT)
You can read DVDdrive-in's older reviews at DVD-Basen
Ted Cogswell - November 17, 2004 11:22 PM (GMT)
Todd Harbour - November 18, 2004 12:06 AM (GMT)
If I can speak up as a Webmaster who's struggled with expenses for his Web site, if George has part of his site set up as paid access, it seems like his users should honor that instead of using backdoors that circumvent his system.
Ted Cogswell - November 18, 2004 12:45 AM (GMT)
I do agree with Todd. However, I also am glad that more people have access to the reviews I wrote there a few years ago, so I am a little torn on this.
Timothy Giuliani - November 18, 2004 08:38 AM (GMT)
Luckily I placed my order before that last link was posted, so I didn't end up stealing any not-intended-to-be-free reviews. The free ones were plenty enough for me. Thanks for the help!
liam kennedy - November 18, 2004 01:31 PM (GMT)
Casey Scott posted the link himself, on DVDManiacs, if I'm not mistaken.
Casey Scott - November 20, 2004 11:20 PM (GMT)
I'm not really sure how the paying for older reviews at DVD Drive-In works, but I'm glad that I can access them through DVD Basen. I couldn't post that link at DVD Maniacs as I am banned for life thanks to Edwin Samuelson. :(
It's too late to recommend good SWV discs as the sale is over (boo-hoo, I didn't have money to spend on this one!), but here goes:
BAD GIRLS GO TO HELL/ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER MAN
DEATH CURSE OF TARTU/STING OF DEATH
THE DEFILERS/SCUM OF THE EARTH
FLESH AND LACE/PASSION IN HOT HOLLOWS
THE GHASTLY ONES/SEEDS OF SIN
THE GRUESOME TWOSOME
THE OLGA TRILOGY
SIN IN THE SUBURBS/THE SWAP AND HOW TO MAKE IT
STREET CORNER/BECAUSE OF EVE
TEENAGE GANG DEBS/TEENAGE STRANGLER
THE THIRSTY DEAD/SWAMP OF THE RAVENS
THE TOUCH OF HER FLESH/THE CURSE OF HER FLESH/THE KISS OF HER FLESH
THE TOY BOX/TOYS ARE NOT FOR CHILDREN
THE VIOLENT YEARS/GIRL GANG
Lots more, but these are my favorites of the moment.
Marshall Crist - November 21, 2004 05:09 AM (GMT)
AXE, huh? I'd go with HITCHHIKE TO HELL/KIDNAPPED COED over that one. Fred Friedel directed both AXE and KIDNAPPED COED (his entire filmography?) but I prefer COED, plus HITCHHIKE TO HELL is pretty damn entertaining.
The Olga and Flesh discs should be bought by everyone, immediately.
Casey Scott - November 21, 2004 06:14 AM (GMT)
I just picked AXE out of all the Novak horrors because it holds a special place in my heart. It was the very first Something Weird Video title I ever saw. way back when in 1997! It's been a long, crazy ride through their catalog since then.
I also adore THE CHILD, except for that damn kid. The atmosphere and musical score help to create one of the more memorable low-budget horrors of the 70s.
I agree, Marshall, KIDNAPPED COED is another well-produced little exploitation number, and though HITCHHIKE TO HELL gets a bad rep now and then, it's like a squalid TV movie. And that isn't a bad thing in my mind's eye! :)
I've got Frederick R. Friedel's phone number around here somewhere, I hope to talk to him about his two films. He apparently just shot another film in his new home state of California.
Marshall Crist - November 21, 2004 08:02 PM (GMT)
Friedel is definitely worthy of some attention. I like how people really get the crap beaten out of them in his movies. If he'd made his films in Hollywood, I bet he'd be pretty well known. I could picture Tarantino being into him. And I like Jack Cannon, even if he is a little too actor-y. Wonder what he's up to?
Timothy Giuliani - November 21, 2004 08:50 PM (GMT)
No problem with the list being late, Casey, as I actually ordered a few of those. I picked up THE TOUCH OF HER FLESH/THE CURSE OF HER FLESH/THE KISS OF HER FLESH and THE TOY BOX/TOYS ARE NOT FOR CHILDREN. I also ordered the Bad Kids Box, which has THE VIOLENT YEARS/GIRL GANG and TEENAGE GANG DEBS/TEENAGE STRANGLER in it. Did you buy those separately or in the box? Has anyone bought that box? Deep Discount's telling me it's been discontinued, and it's been knocked off my order. Anyone know if this is true?
Marshall Crist - November 21, 2004 10:10 PM (GMT)
The BAD KIDS BOX appears to have never come out.
Timothy Giuliani - November 22, 2004 09:37 PM (GMT)
That's strange. Amazon still has it listed as being available too. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's tried to order it. Shame on Amazon and Deep Discount for being so lazy.