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I really like THX-1138, an expansion of George Lucas's student film, but it indeed has a dark, hopeless feel. This is such a difference from Lucas's feel-good science fiction Star Wars.

In looking at THX-1138 on imdb.com, I was shocked to see it reported there that the film grossed almost $(US)2.5 million. I don't believe that, unless that figure includes the box office for the post-Star Wars re-release. I was always under the impression that even though it didn't cost a lot, it was considered a huge bomb and just dumped into a few theatres by Warner Bros. back in early 1971. Without the Internet in those days, genre fans like me had only heard about it from specialty film magazines like Cinefantastique, where it got a glowing review. Then one night in 1973, it showed up on the great CBS Late Movie (or "all the film school you'd ever need," as a friend of mine so aptly puts it), home to many exploitation, cult, lost, and unreleased films in the days before VHS. (I saw DePalma's long-shelved Get to Know Your Rabbit on the CBS Late Movie too.)

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David Bowie ; The Cracked Actor (1974)

Fascinating look at a very fragile looking David Bowie preparing and performing his Diamond Dogs tour in the US.

Part of the long-running BBC Omnibus documentary series, this 53 minute episode originally aired in january 1975.

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Sunburn (1979)

"After a rich old man dies in a suspicious car accident in Acapulco, his widow wants his insurance company to pony up $5 million.
A hotshot investigator Decker (Grodin) and a charming model (Fawcett) come in to check it out." (IMDb)

This was a pretty fun, easygoing crime comedy directed by Richard C. Sarafian (Vanishing Point, Eye of the Tiger).
Fawcett looks amazing, Grodin is great as usual and Art Carney is the older guy who knows the local life.
The three have a nice chemistry and supporting cast includes more interesting names like Joan Collins, John Hillerman, Keenan Wynn and Seymour Cassel.

Cool cast, nice locations, few fun one-liners and some action. I also like the Graham Gouldman (10cc) penned theme tune. Not bad.

Graham Gouldman - Sunburn

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Sunburn was hyped a lot when it came out I think, and it became something of a byword for flop / bad movie. I've never seen it but it does look interesting, and Grodin always rocks.

Watched: Logan's Run. Still fun, still hokey. A little more clunky than I remember it. Ustinov's character grated a little more too. More nudity than I remembered. Plus I still laugh at the line "I am Box - impressive am I not?" because the answer to that question has always been "No".

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Logan's Run--Jenny Agutter nude. 'Nuff said!
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quote:
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Logan's Run--Jenny Agutter nude. 'Nuff said!

Jenny is a true legend. She got her kit off all the time and yet it’s almost impossible to think of her as anything other than the perfect cinematic example of a lady. Maybe it's the poise... maybe it's the "Daddy my daddy!" scene from 'The Railway Children'. Who knows. Bottle that magic and sell it!

It never occurred to me that the three leads are British. Seems odd thinking about it now. Plus it never occurred to me that Michael and Jenny were supposed to be doing US accents until Michael mentioned it in the commentary.

However, I think it has to be said... Richard Jordan probably gives the best performance in the movie – he just doesn’t have that much to do.

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What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)

This was a very good murder mystery directed by Massimo Dallamano.
Basically this is a typical whodunnit giallo but it´s very well done and atmospheric plus i love the London, England locations.
I also liked the cast, especially Cristina Galbo as Elizabeth was very pretty and sympathetic.

The kills are quite nasty but there´s not much blood around. I also have to mention one pretty disturbing scene near the end featuring Camille Keaton. Ouch!
The film is a bit too long for it´s own good but there´s few unforgettable scenes and overall great (melancholic) vibe so i highly recommend it to the fans of macabre.

The Arrow release includes few nice documentaries. The leading star Fabio Testi talks about his career and Karin Baal hates the film deeply [Big Grin]

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