My new shoes I found while op-shopping. Tha’ll do pig, tha’ll do.
The night has come. I’m getting ready to finally be seeing Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey in 70mm on the big screen. Will hopefully get autographs from Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood if they aren’t charging too much. So excited!
Vinegar Syndrome’s limited (and numbered) to 1000 copies Blu-ray/DVD release of The Jekyll and Hyde Portfolio and A Clock Work Blue.
I love these awkward rare films they save and restore. Keep up the good work guys.
Just watched Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence for the first time. It’s not nearly as bad as people (especially Bill Lustig, the director) often say. It has some positive qualities.
It has a nice moody atmosphere which is new to the franchise, great acting, the chemistry between the two leads works well, it’s very well shot, the score is nice and it has an unbelievably long and dangerous car chase scene.
In saying that, it’s not nearly as good as Maniac Cop 2 which is by far the best of the franchise in my opinion. You can just tell something went wrong with the production of this one though. It’s too uneven.
The story of the production issues is very interesting and helps shed some light on just what went wrong. To give you an idea of how troubled it was… the original cut of a film is typically 1/3 longer than the final cut is due to everything being thrown in. The original cut for Maniac Cop 3 was only 51 minutes.
Did I mention Bill Lustig (the director of the Maniac Cop trilogy) also wanted to have a Bride of Frankenstein angle going strong? He kinda got it in one scene but… Not really. It would’ve been cool.
Personally I think Bill Lustig is over dramatic in his hatred for this movie. It just lacks strong focus and direction. It’s well above average in terms of its technical qualities. I understand his frustration though. Oh what could’ve been with this one.
Mickey Rooney in “The Last Night of a Jockey”, a Season Five episode of the masterful The Twilight Zone.
A lesser episode in the series but his performance in it is one of his very best.
Two of the best films ever made screening side by side in 35mm and 70mm prints soon 😱 I’m first one lined up.
Off to an Alfred Hitchcock double feature of Rear Window and Vertigo on the big screen by myself. Huzzah.