Zapped (1982)

I Saw A Film! Scott Baio, looking remarkably like a young James Darren, tortures mice in a high school lab with booze and tiny scuba apparatuses (science!) While wearing a massive pair of nerd glasses he never puts on again. Meanwhile his pal is growing weed in a cabinet behind him (they never smoke it),…

Night Call Nurses (1972)

I Saw A Film! I immediately forgot the title of this flick, and it took a process of searching through nurse movies to locate it. I wanted it to be called Night Shift Nurses . . . but that brought up nothing. And I didn't notice, until now, that it was a Corman product that…

Vibes (1988)

I Saw A Film! Oh the 80s! Puffy hair, drum machine sound tracks, paranormal nonsense, shoulder-pads, Cyndi Lauper, OH Hey! There she is! Pushing her NYC accent to the limits and doing a Ramtha channeling routine with the spirit of someone named Louise. Bring on baby Jeff Goldblum who can grab stuff and get all…

Massacre Gun (1967)

With a title like that how can you not select? and so I Saw A Film! This is basically a feuding mobsters film, I'm probably supposed to say "Yakuza" but the typical signals for that type of film aren't here, no sprawling tattoos or pinky removal via tanto scenes. What we get instead are three…

Code 7, Victim 5 (1964)

I Saw A Film! This, all the way back in the Beatle-mania era, is a quite competent little whodunnit and thriller involving big cats, cliffs, sharks and a kind of exotic locale in the form of South Africa. It stars a hunk in the form of Lex Barker playing spy Steve Martin (I almost needed…

Savage Sisters (1974)

I Saw A Film! Another of those fighting ladies on the anti-heroic model mixed up in a major money heist being planned by a Latin American generalissimo and assisted by a band of skalawags lead by Sid Haig as a cigar-chomping low-rent version of Eli Wallach from The Good the Bad and the Ugly. This…

Saint Jack (1979)

I Saw A Film! In our varied entertainment travels, bouncing from one random story to another, like a hoverfly buzzing flowers for the sweet nectar, being often underwelmed by the results, and ever hopeful of seeing the next thing that you can't believe you've lived this long without seeing, we occasionally do run into that…

Barquero (1970)

I Saw A Film! Lee Van Cleef is a ferryman in a tiny Colorado village, devoted to his hand-built river-crossing creation (he saw a fence, says he, and knocked it down), building his sweaty muscles in his own version of a continuous crossfit exercise (it's the most "gun" Van Cleef has ever shown), and occasionally…

Putney Swope (1969)

I Saw A Film! "New game: Cops and Demonstrators!" Nothing is funnier than lampooning a marketing corporation (it's an industry that has to both appeal and arouse and so often fails), the only hard part of this film is understanding when you're looking at commercials as our modern idea of a fifteen or ten second…