Retro Ramblings

Reports from the dusty corners of filmland

Archive for July, 2009

Satan’s Slave (1976)

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

With a title like Satan’s Slave it’s no wonder I had never watched this film until about 18 months ago. I was aware of its existence, but despite my love of all things seventies I just couldn’t bring myself to watch it. It sounded too explicitly, well, satanic. Perhaps it’s my religious upbringing, but I […]

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Death Weekend (1976)

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Two weeks later, and I’m still only half way through reviewing the films from the Art of the Nasty film festival. I will try and finish it off this week. i went to another film event yesterday, which I’m determined to get on here soon. I may even jump the queue and do those next.
Anyway, […]

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The Brute (1977)

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Okay, film two in the Art of the Nasty festival was this obscure British film The Brute, directed by Gerry O’Hara. He’s probably best known for getting Joan Collins to strip off in The Bitch, but don’t hold that against him.It seemed like an odd choice for the day. I had come expecting, well, something […]

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Take An Easy Ride (1975)

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Last Saturday I attended the FAB Press film festival at the Riverside Studios in London (home to the original Dr Who!) entitled The Art of the Nasty. This was to mark the launch of a new book featuring over 400 VHS covers from the “golden age” of pre-cert home video. A day of films was […]

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