A prime late ’60s chunk of sciffy crunk, with a combined US-Italian-Japanese production team conjuring up a green midget with flailing tentacles, one red sightless eye and a very P’Twee-era Who Radiophonic signature noise. All that’s missing is Sergeant Benton being handed a stripy recorder and doing a double take.Read More
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Bryanston Films, who gave us Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, A Taste of Honey and, even more excitingly, Double Bunk, as well as handling UK rights for such titles as Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Dark Star and, er, Deep Throat II also brought us this. However, we can’t find much of interest about, save for the presence of Ruth ‘Children of the Stones’ Dunning and Joanna ‘Moondial’ Dunham in the cast.Read More
WEIRD, FRANTIC Welsh sitcom set in a small radio station, taped twice – once in Welsh, once in English. Off-air goings-on including a tiger roaming the studio, a police shoot-out and an episode involving a police chase and burnt food. Pitched somewhere between CROSSROADS and THE GOODIES, at times better than both combined.Read More
TWO PARAMEDICS in LA County go around clearing up other people’s mess and, indeed, other people.Read More
ROTTEN SPIN on the above, as a forest ranger (now there’s a readymade hero figure for you) and his boring family somehow contrive to wander into a boring polystyrene prehistoric world with blokes in suits who reckon they’re monsters.Read More
ONE OF those American imports that lit up the dark recesses of late night ITV, a la Sledgehammer. Despite being cut from similar cloth, this one-off POLICE SQUAD-type US action spoof, based around the Indiana Jones ‘hero-in-a-hat-plus-papier-mache-caves’ format, and roping in Jamie Lee Curtis as the permanently-imperilled female lead, failed to translate into the inevitable season of 2000 episodes, despite being nifty in the postmodern gags stakes. Fondly recalled bits of over-clever folderol included a ludicrously OTT A-TEAM-style militaristic theme tune which went on for at least two whole minutes (“CALLAHAN! CALLAHAN! C-A-L-L-A-H-A-N! CALLAHAN!”)Read More