Archive for the Category 1970s

 
 

Straw Dogs

Another Sam Peckinpah film on here, and just as good as the first one we reviewed. If you recall the film Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia, is the other one of his films we reviewed.

I’m still amazed at this movie. Dude is genius. Dustin Hoffman’s performance is stunning.


The basic premise of the story is Dustin Hoffman’s character is married to a girl in England. They take a vacation in what I think is her father’s house. There’s a group of guys that are jealous of his beautiful wife and you can tell early on something is going to happen with that situation. There is a local misfit that gets in some trouble and Hoffman is the only one that defends him, but brings on a lot more trouble than he first realizes.

The film includes some great sexism from what I think it was like back in the day. I laughed.

As the movie goes on it only gets better. A lot of violence and rape. And violence.

Hoffman basically has to defend his house from those crazy English hooligans. Without weapons. He does a great job. This is a great movie. I might even have to add it to our Top 10 List here on wtflicks.

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Straw Dogs (Unrated Version) (DVD)

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, T.P. McKenna, Del Henney
Rating: R (Restricted)

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Slaughterhouse-Five

Slaughterhouse Five is based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr, which I have not had the chance to read to compare the move and book. So my observation is only from watching the movie. I had no idea what the movie was about, and had only heard of the novel.

The basic premise of the film is that this guy is “unstuck” in time. He travels through time in his life but he has no control over it.

oh snow and BLOOD

The movie is kinda fail. I think the book might be much better. There was a lot of plot holes and a lot of general time travel inconsistencies. The acting was ok. I’m not sure how this movie was nominated for a Golden Globe.

this chick is naked basically the entire movie

What I would really like to see is this movie remade with today’s technology. I think it would be quite awesome. I really would like to hear your comments on this movie and what you thought of it. Am I missing something as to the movie’s greatness? I don’t know, please comment!

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Slaughterhouse-Five (DVD)

Director: George Roy Hill
Starring: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Valerie Perrine, Eugene Roche, Sharon Gans
Rating: R (Restricted)

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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

This movie was a recommendation from one of our readers. They also said it was Takeshi Kitano’s favorite movie. Whether or not that’s true, I don’t know. Anyway, let me tell you about this movie. The plot is simple. Girl gets pregnant and her father wants the baby’s dad dead. Though to find out who the baby’s dad is, the girl’s father snaps her arm because she won’t talk. This happened in the first 5 minutes so I knew it was going to be a good movie.

yay guns!

So the hunt is on for the father, dead or alive. The movie takes place in mostly rural parts of Mexico with some beautiful scenery shots. Without going into detail, a bartender and his hooker of a girlfriend go on a quest to find the guy and collect the bounty, who she claims is already dead.

moar shootin'

There are a couple surprises I won’t divulge while they are on their quest. But they do find the grave of the guy they are looking for. A shootout or two later the head is returned to El Jefe at the Mexican ranch in return for the money, but that wasn’t enough. Now we’ve got to kill the Mexican gang boss. Lordy. This is pretty wtf for the time period, and overall a very good movie. If you get the chance, give it a watch, it’s worth it.

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Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (DVD)

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Starring: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young, Helmut Dantine
Rating: R (Restricted)

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The Holy Mountain

I think a lot of people have at least heard of this movie. It is one of my personal favorites. The Holy Mountain, from genius Alejandro Jodorowsky,  is about a group of people that seek immortality from The Holy Mountain. The character you meet first is suppose to be a Jesus-like guy, who also has a small torso that follows him around, oh, and hookers.

deer carcas?
You get to experience some South American history played out with the use of frogs dressed up as Conquistadors as the hand-less, leg-less torso guy follows the Jesus-like guy around town. I’ll spare the wackness you get to see, as it is just too nutty for me to explain.

The Jesus-like character finds a mentor (who is played by Jodorowsky himself), who becomes the teacher for a group of (crazy ass) people looking for the Holy Mountain. This guy is awesome. The other members of the group are from different planets, each one gives an introduction of their planet and businesses. The journey to the Holy Mountain is quite epic and my writings will nowhere near give it the credit this movie deserves. Whatever Jodorowsky was smoking when he thought of this, I want some.

turning shit into gold

Overall, great movie, a must watch. It might not all make sense to you at first, but give it your full attention. This movie is on our Top 10 List of WTF Movies. Bet you didn’t know you could turn your excrement into gold did ya?

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The Holy Mountain (DVD)

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Rating: NR (Not Rated)

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The Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky (Fando y Lis / El Topo / The Holy Mountain) (DVD)

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Starring: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Rating: NR (Not Rated)

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