It was okay though it did have potential.
Trying out audio reviews now. They seem a bit easier than just talk to text, since it can’t understand my voice sometimes. I also use SoundCloud since you don’t need a paid subscription for audio.
Watching this reminded me not just of the reboot, Thunderbirds Are Go!, but of the movie Team America: World Police. Since this uses puppets or marinates like that movie did. After binge watching Thunderbirds Are Go! on Amazon video it made me want to see the original show.
Watching it on the Shout! Tv app I was surprised at all the sets and the little vehicles made for this show. The original is about an hour long and the pace might be kinda slow to today’s audience. Since this was made in the 1960’s and television was more in your face at the time.
It’s also pretty colorful it being a 1960’s animation show, has that pop art feel to it and is even more amazing in HD. This show was also considered to be the crow jewel in Gerry Anderson’s shows with the puppets. You can give this and his other works a watch since they all have their own strengths to them as well. There’s also my Stingray review if you want to know about that show as well.
This was one of the first blaxploitation films I saw besides Superfly. I think I saw it on demand though some movie channel called Moveplex and also my parents saw it at a drive though in the 70’s, which I thought was kind of interesting. It was also the first Pam Grier movie I ever saw as well and she was amazing in this as the leading lady.
The movie starts off with this drug dealer and Coffy, played by Pam Grier, going to the dealers place at night. As the dealer looks away Coffy blows the guys head off with is kind of a cool effect. She then explains to the other guy that her little sister got into some contaminated heroine and became an addict. So she is tuning into a vigilante to stop the drug ring around the city, she’s also a nurse too at some hospital.
The whole movie at times makes me feel like if Coffy did take out the dealers it won’t change anything. Probably even do worse than them and other dealers might even fill the void Coffy left behind at times. Although this is a blaxploitation movie from the 70’s and it’s more of underground or grindhouse entertainment.
The cast all did a good job and some of the music is top notch, and it’s nice seeing all these sets they made. I was also surprised that a white guy did this and I found that out when watching the American Grindhouse documentary. Since it seemed like at times these movies were promoting reverse racism at times. It’s also pretty amazing in HD like it was truly digitally remastered. The movie also got a Blu-Ray release if any of you really enjoyed it.
Basically this is a movie to just turn your brain off and enjoy some 70’s exploitation cinema. Also if you want to look up American Grindhouse, I’m sure you can find the documentary anywhere online and on DVD.
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Remember this also when seeing it as a baby. Didn’t really get into it until it was on Spike as a part of some mini marathon back in 2005 or something like that. Now with the thanks of Netflix I can watch all of Star Trek: The Next Generation from start to finish. After seeing the Original Star Trek I can see they got a bigger budget as well as bigger stories and actors.
First episode arc was good but the end of season 1 with Tasha seemed like a bit of a cop out. Also like all the cameos from celebrities and from the Original Star Trek. Also heard Wesly Crusher was kind of annoying but they gave him a good send off and not a lame cop out, from what I’ve heard. Also the end of the series episode was pretty good and explained the entire series meaning of it all.
This review might be short since I’m still on season 2 on Netflix but I’ve seen some of the other episode ahead from Spike and BBC America. This is a classic in television and it was kind of sad when Gene Roddenberry died since he had other side projects. Like Earth: Final Conflict, and Andromeda, which I think were Canadian productions so Gene Roddenberry might be Canadian.
Anyway you can see this on Netflix, Hulu, TV, and even get the DVD’s but they’re pretty expensive. Also this show was given a slight update and given the High Definition treatment. So newcomers will feel right at home with the effects. There’s also some spin offs that expand the Next Generation universe Star Trek: Deep Space 9 and Star Trek: Voyager. I’m sure Star Trek: Enterprise doesn’t count since it’s a prequel and I’ll get to those shows eventually one day. Another classic Sci-Fi show that also a space opera at times.
This movie made by Roger Corman in 1959 starts off with a guy doing poetry in an old coffee shop. The main character is a busboy named Walter, played by Dick Miller. Also there’s an undercover cop that hangs out out at the coffee shop, as a way to scope out criminals.
Walter tries to do sculptures at but doesn’t quite know what to do. Until he tries to get a cat out of his wall but ends up killing it. He decides to sculpt over the cat and tries to put it in the coffee shop. The people seem to like the sculpture even though it doesn’t seem to stink. Also the cat would be heavy even with clay on it. Everyone at the coffee shop seems to like it but the undercover cop is suspicious about it.
This woman at the coffee shop gives Walter a little tube of something and he takes it with him. A guy then follows him to his home and tells him he’s an undercover cop. Also that he’s under arrest for position of heroine since that’s what was in the tube. Walter ends up killing him since he doesn’t want to go so he kills him.
The owner of the coffee shop finds out Walter’s first sculpture was fake when it falls. He tries to call the cops but the buyer gives him a lot of money for it. Walter then shows the owner and this girl he likes his new sculpture. Which is the cop guy just sculpted over and the girl suggests a collection of his sculptures. Walter then is happy when he gets money for his sculptures and that he’s an artist, even though he murdered someone.
Walter then kills a woman at his home after a fight they had at the coffee shop then sculpts over her as well. All the coffee shop people like him and like more sculptures. So he ends up killing a random guy for another sculpture.
Walter then one night asks the girl she likes to marry him but she refuses. He then asks to sculpt her after his collection exhibit show and she find out they’re fake and people. After Walter chases the girl the people at the art show find out the sculptures are people as well. The undercover cop and some of the coffee shop people chase Walter and try to find him.
At the end he hears the voices of the people he murders and at his home he still hears them. So he ends up hanging himself as his greatest work and to stop. This movie seems pretty good for a Roger Corman movie and it’s mostly a black comedy. There’s a DVD-R version of this but it looks like it was ripped from a tape as far as I know. I watched the MP4 HD version which you can try if you really like HD.
Here’s the MPEG2 version. https://archive.org/details/ABucketOfBlood1959_931
Also the HD version too. https://archive.org/details/BucketOfBlood720p1959