Spinegrinder: The Movies Most Critics Won't Write About by Clive DaviesSpinegrinder: The Movies Most Critics Won't Write About by Clive Davies

Spinegrinder: The Movies Most Critics Won't Write About

byClive Davies

Paperback | April 26, 2015

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First came video and more recently high definition home entertainment, through to the internet with its streaming videos and not strictly legal peer-to-peer capabilities. With so many sources available, today's fan of horror and exploitation movies isn't necessarily educated on paths well-trodden - Universal classics, 1950s monster movies, Hammer - as once they were. They may not even be born and bred on DAWN OF THE DEAD. In fact, anyone with a bit of technical savvy (quickly becoming second nature for the born-clicking generation) may be viewing MYSTICS IN BALI and S.S. EXPERIMENT CAMP long before ever hearing of Bela Lugosi or watching a movie directed by Dario Argento.In this world, H.G. Lewis, so-called "godfather of gore," carries the same stripes as Alfred Hitchcock, "master of suspense."SPINEGRINDER is one man's ambitious, exhaustive and utterly obsessive attempt to make sense of over a century of exploitation and cult cinema, of a sort that most critics won't care to write about. One opinion; 8,000 reviews (or thereabouts.
Title:Spinegrinder: The Movies Most Critics Won't Write AboutFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:1100 pages, 8 × 5 × 2 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5 × 2 inPublished:April 26, 2015Publisher:HeadpressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1909394270

ISBN - 13:9781909394278


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AACHI & SSIPAK (2001 S.KOR ANIMATED) D: JOE BUM-JIN W: JUNG HYE-WON/KANG SANG-KYUN P: KIM SUN-KU ? In a future controlled by the energy crisis, human waste is used as an alternative fuel source. Rings are inserted into everyone's anus at birth, so that each turd dropped in special public toilet/vending machines can be detected and rewarded with an addictive juicybar (lollipop) that gets you high. Juicybar abuse has resulted in constipated blue midgets called The Diaper Gang, who are always trying to steal juicybar deliveries. Their latest scam involves putting a bunch of detector rings up one beautiful young woman's arsehole, so each of her dumps hits the jackpot! The title characters are a couple of street punks who get involved in this scenario, and become targets of the Diaper Gang, and a corrupt government's violent cyborg cop called Geko. This brilliantly animated feature (eight years in the making), that started life as some online shorts, never quite lives up to its inventive premise, wallowing a little too much in infantile gags (and featuring some that could be considered homophobic), but is a mostly enjoyable, joyously rude and quite funny cult item, in the spirit of adult animation favourites like FRITZ THE CAT. With references to MISERY, and a replay of the mine cart chase scene from INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984).AATANK (1996 IND) D/P: PREM H. LALWANI W: SACHIN BHOWMICK ? In this rather late JAWS rip-off (which must have started filming years earlier, as cast member Vinod Mehra died in 1990), a big plastic shark terrorizes a community of fishermen and their families. Gangsters after black pearls are also a problem. Big Dharmendra and his cop brother Girish Karnad (who has a Christian wedding before losing his bride to the shark) are the heroes. The singing and dancing is unremarkable (but due to the consistently high quality of Bollywood talent, not at all unpleasant) and most of this time waster (that lacks much shark action) is reasonable background entertainment. And then you can concentrate on the ropey but energetic all-action climax. I enjoyed. With Amjad Khan, Kader Khan, Padma Khanna, Hema Malini, Ranjeet, Tom Alter, Brahmachari, Sheeram Lagoo, Manmauji, Leela Mishra, Moolchand, Keshto Mukherjee, Saijan and Asit Sen.ABAR, THE BLACK SUPERMAN (in your face) (1977 US) D: FRANK PACKARD W: JAMES SMALLEY P: J.P. JOSHUA ? A middle-class black doctor and his family move into a white suburban neighbourhood. The racist locals hara