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Sally Menke, 1953-2010

by Tony Nigro

Perhaps it’s the deadly L.A. heat these days, or maybe it’s that I’ve been spending them alone watching dailies, but seeing these videos in the wake of editor Sally Menke‘s untimely death is heartrending.  Every editor should be so appreciated.

Via Mubi Notebook, which also has a nice roundup of links.


Freak of the Week: The Super Bowl®

by Tony Nigro

I’m not a fan of football, but I am a fan of copyright infringement and film nerd humor.  This video has that and more.

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via Movie City Indie

DVD: Ozploitation!

by Lewis Manalo

I’ve been waiting for months for this to drop on DVD, and if I’m a week late with this post, I blame my cluttered Netflix queue.

Not Quite Hollywood tells the story of Ozploitation, the roaring wave of exploitation films that Australia gave a wet, groaning birth to in the 1970’s and 80’s. You’ll recognize some saints of exploitation films such as Quentin Tarantino and Jamie Lee Curtis in the trailer, but the film includes quite a few people who are not ashamed of their involvement. See the trailer, and resist the temptation to make a killer kangaroo flick of your own.

Freak of the Week: The Inglorious Bastards

Yes, we spelled that title correctly.  We’re talking Enzo G. Castellari‘s 1978 flick that only resembles Quentin Tarantino’s questionable new movie in terms of its World War II setting and a couple words in the title.

How does The Inglorious Bastards qualify as a freak?  To start, its Italian title is Quel maledetto treno blindato (“That damned armored train”), and to boot it’s an Italian-directed genre picture starring Fred Williamson.  That should be enough to guarantee something, if only pulpy fun, leaps of logic and corny post-sync dialogue.

Decide for yourself August 30-September 1, when that damned train plays on a double bill with The Dirty Dozen at the New Beverly in Los Angeles.