The Point (1971)

I Saw a Film! This one scared the hell out of me when it aired on television back in the day. It's a kind of ham-fisted little animated story narrated by Ringo Star and featuring some Harry Nilsson tunes, one of which was used in a memorable car commercial years later. Harry Nilsson also apparently…

Jane and the Lost City (1987)

I Saw A Film! A couple years after Richard Chamberlin and Sharon Stone did a remake of the old "African" treasure hunting adventure, the Brits did yet another remake with a few pin-up girls teasing the audience with a bit of skin, though nothing more than a typical underwear catalog. Zero sexuality takes place despite…

Lethal Target (1999)

I Saw A Film! In terms of expectations an Alien rip-off with some soft-core porn seemed like a great idea. I mean picture any version of the original franchise and just load it up with hot skimpily clad ladies, what could go wrong? Of course, on delivery the soft-core porn aspect is very gauzy (I…

King Solomon’s Mines (1985)

I Saw A Film! Following up on King Solomon's Treasure, I dove back into this old 80s schlock starring the dashing Richard Chamberlin and a young, very darling moon-faced Sharon Stone. Like KST, this tale is basically a long chase sequence, dragging our posh white woman (Stone) through a series of travails and perils and…

King Solomon’s Treasure (1977)

I Saw A Film! The European fascination with the fantastic possibilities of the strange and legendary wasn't limited to the ignorant past. No, indeed film-makers and other story-tellers maintained a magic Africa long beyond the crossing of the Sahara and even well past satellite mapping of the continent. From Herodotus to H. Rider Haggard, the…

Dragonslayer (1981)

I Saw A Film! I was pleasantly surprised when rewatching this fondly remembered fantasy adventure that it fairly held up. Granted we don't see much of the titular creature, but when we do see it we're well impressed with the gloom and doom surrounding the scale-dropping beast with fire-breath. We're told at the start by…

Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise (1980)

I Saw A Film! This, too short, documentary centered on one of the legends of free-style Jazz is a treat from forgotten and subterranean realms. Sun Ra himself, a largely self-educated pianist and composer, born Herman Blount in Birmingham in 1914, teaching himself music at a local library, and progressing through Jazz apprenticeships in the…

The Trip (1967)

I Saw A Film! If nothing else has convinced you that psychedelic drugs might be a risky undertaking this sprawling and often goofy representation of an LSD experience, should be enough to establish avoiding the drug. We watch Peter Fonda attempting to create a commercial, suddenly break up with his lady and then seek some…