Action Rod Lott
How many women-in-prison movies are too many? I don't know; I haven't
reached that number yet, even after marathoning through two separate
three-films-on-two-discs collections: Shout! Factory's "Women in Cages
Collection" and Synapse's "Women in Prison Triple Feature."
One month ago, I reviewed six films that fall into the grindhouse genre known simply as “women in prison.” Three flicks apiece were part of two new DVD collections: Shout! Factory's "Women in Cages Collection" and Synapse's "Women in Prison Triple Feature.” At the time, picking which was better was like picking your favorite child.
But now I’m going with the former because on Aug. 23, Shout! Factory will release the same set on the glorious, ever-so-pristine format of Blu-ray. This means that Pam Grier’s br -- well, you get where I’m going with that. It must be what God intended when he created high-definition.
For those not attuned to the saucy, sassy style of producer Roger Corman’s wildly successful WIP efforts, Shout! Factory gives you these three safe-for-work clips. Watch. Then buy. —Rod Lott
This weekend only, OCU presents a pruned-down version of the cult musical ‘Little Shop of Horrors.’
Performing Arts Eric Webb Little Shop Of Horrors 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday Oklahoma City University Opera and Music Theater Company Burg Theater 2501 N. Blackwelder okcu.edu/tickets 208-5227 $10
The low-grossing horror film provides plenty of gross highlights for fans.
Horror Rod Lott Creature has attracted a fair amount of attention of late, but for all the
wrong reasons, as it reportedly earned the lowest first-weekend gross of
any wide-release theatrical film in history. The horror movie’s crime
isn't incompetence (à la Birdemic), but underexposure to the point of nonexposure.
Sci-Fi Rod Lott Camel Spiders is no Arachnophobia, but it does try to be anything but the cheap creature feature that it is. Like the recent Sharktopus and Dinoshark, it’s
another science-gone-wrong pic from producer Roger Corman, and even my
6-year-old son was able to recognize one of the man’s filmmaking tenets
from scene one: "Already action already!"
Amid this nation's debate over the so-called "Obamacare" plan, one
question has been unanswered, until now: "When are Roger Corman's nurse
movies going to get a proper DVD release?" As we say regularly on these
digital pages, Shout! Factory to the rescue.
Need a dozen ways to kill a weekend? Just add cheese!
Horror Rod Lott
I don't know that Mill Creek Entertainment's three-disc set of 12 Creature Features
is quite the "dream come true" for "B-movie lovers" as the box
proclaims, but that's only because so much of the contents likely
already exist in their collections of public-domain DVDs.