Bug (1975)

I Saw A Film! In a dusty, hot American town, back in the flared jeans era, there was an earthquake. A huge hole opened up and out came "death's head" cockroaches. Now, this roach is native to Latin America, but you can get them online for about 30 bucks for a starter kit of a…

War of the Fools (1964)

I Saw A Film! Another product of the brilliant Czech animation/director Karel Zeman. Again I'll mention his tremendous influence on the European animation masters, and also our beloved Terry Gilliam, who deeply infused the style into Monty Python's look, and feel, as well as seemlessly interrupting and adding to the feature films. Zeman's style incorporates…

SUPERARGO and the Faceless Giants (1968)

I Saw A Film! It is very hard to resist a product about a masked professional wrestler who occasionally must assist the government in countering the ambitions of evil-doers. In this case, a medical scientist, played by Guy Madison, who has been kidnapping athletes and turning them into, not faceless giants, but very much regular-sized…

Unholy Rollers (1972)

I Saw A Film! Roller Derby, like surfing, one of those things I haven't tried myself. Here we have a kind of gritty "underground" accounting of the life of a lovely young woman, a former playboy bunny in real life, who after quitting her cat food cannery job (in a kind of scummy I Love…

The Endless Summer (1966)

I Saw A Film! Surfing! A thing I've never tried, but have always assumed I'd botch disastrously, but since I don't dwell on a beach, and exist in a surf board free world, and probably haven't been near the right kind of surf anyway, it's not a likely undertaking. West coast beach kids, or Hawaiians…

Tiffany Jones (1973)

I Saw A Film! It's never a good idea to deliver your exposition in the song that opens your film (that's Gilligan's Island), but second only to that is having your characters sit and watch the news on a television and receive the plot of their film. Much of Tiffany Jones is a slapstick comedy…

The Domino Principle (1977)

I Saw A Film! Gene Hackman is an incarcerated Vietnam vet mysteriously recruited by the guy from Butterflies Are Free (now wearing literal rose-colored glasses), Eli Wallach (the Ugly?) and Richard Widmark to do some killing for them. The film starts with a bunch of black and white documentary style hype about assassinations and you…

Fun in Acapulco (1963)

I Saw A Film! Elvis is Mike, a working-class fellow who works winding ropes up on a yacht where he talks shit to a tween-ager and eventually finds himself between her and her daddy when she accuses him of buying her adult beverages at a night club. Just fine, as now Mike can pursue his…

Joe (1970)

I Saw A Film! Susan Sarandon is an owl-eyed hippy chick shacking up with a dope dealer who keeps promising to end his pushing days. But, in typical user style, he soon shoots up and not long after, he's selling junk to some kids in the street. He doesn't actually have any real drugs. He's…

Lady Ice (1974)

I Saw A Film! What we have here is classic 70s sleuth and hard to accept romance junk with a paltry soundtrack. We get car and boat chases and a bit of rough stuff, but most of this film just doesn't bring the mustard by modern standards. Granted, these days if they don't spend about…