Tokyo Tribe

September 25, 2017 at 12:15 am (10 Heads, Tokyo Tribe) (, , , , , , )

Tokyo Tribe – 2014 – Japan

In the decaying ghettos of Tokyo, flamboyant gangbangers sell drugs, run brothels, kill each other, and rap. The police are powerless and corrupt, and anarchy reigns. The strongest gang is Wu-Ronz, lead by the sadistic Yakuza boss Big Buppa. He sexually abuses, kills, and eats high school girls, and might worship Satan. He carries around a giant glass dildo. One of his sons is a wormy effeminate man who uses slaves as furniture. His other son is a psychotic muscleman who wears a thong and is really insecure about his penis size. The protagonists are a gang called Saru. They are a friendly bunch of dudes who just want to spread the message of love, peace, and hip-hop. They chill at a diner called Penny’s (not Denny’s) and flirt with the waitress. When their homie is murdered by Wu-Ronz, they start a rumble which triggers a war between all of Tokyo’s gangs.

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The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini

July 2, 2017 at 8:11 pm (6 Heads, Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, Movie Title) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini – 1966 – United States

After a millionaire dies, his heirs congregate at his mansion for the reading of his will. The will reveals that all the money is hidden in the mansion and the heirs must find it. The millionaire’s crooked lawyer hires thugs to kill the heirs so he will inherit everything. Also at the mansion is a mischievous ghost girl (with an invisible bikini), some dopey bikers, and a busload of teenage surfers who just want to have a good time.

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Xanadu

July 2, 2017 at 7:54 pm (6 Heads, Xanadu) (, , , , , , , , )

Xanadu – 1980 – United States

Sonny is a painter who paints enlarged copies of album covers to be used as advertisements. He’s too talented for his job and lets everyone know by complaining constantly. One day, he meets Kira—a mythological Greek muse who has been sent from Olympus to help him escape his rut. It turns out that Sonny and Kira both love rollerskating. Romance blooms. Meanwhile, Sonny befriends a rich jazz clarinetist named Danny who dreams of opening a nightclub. Sonny and Danny, inspired by Kira, open a roller disco nightclub called Xanadu. Everything works out.

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The Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow

September 4, 2016 at 9:53 pm (6 Heads, Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow) (, , , , , , , , , )

The Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow – 1959 – United States

On their quest for fun, a friendly club of teenage hot rodders struggle with juvenile delinquents, traffic cops, and stodgy parents. After the broke teens are evicted from their clubhouse, they occupy a haunted mansion. Secretly living in the mansion is Paul Blaisdell, who played the monster in The Day the World Ended (1955), It Conquered the World (1956), The She-Creature (1956), and Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957). Upset because he did not get a role in Horrors of the Black Museum (1959), he dresses in a monster suit and menaces the teens.

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Interstella 5555

August 13, 2016 at 7:29 pm (7 Heads, Interstella 5555) (, , , , , , , , )

Interstella 5555 – 2003 – Japan/France

Interstella 5555 (a.ka. Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem) is a collaboration between French electronic musicians Daft Punk and Japanese manga creator Leiji Matsumoto. The film is a feature length narrative music video for Daft Punk’s album Discovery (2001).

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Forbidden Zone

November 8, 2015 at 8:13 pm (8 Heads, Forbidden Zone) (, , , , , , , )

Forbidden Zone – 1980 – United States

Some demented kids named Flash, Frenchy, and Squeezit discover a secret portal to the Forbidden Zone in their basement. In this surreal subterranean world, they are abused and sexually harassed by a kinky king and queen, a frog butler, mutant bodybuilders, and Satan.

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The Horror of Party Beach

March 30, 2015 at 2:52 am (3 Heads, Horror of Party Beach) (, , , , , , )

The Horror of Party Beach – 1964 – United States

Radioactive waste is dumped in the ocean and drifts into a shipwreck. Decaying corpses are resurrected as blood drinking humanoid fish. The unkillable monsters stalk a beach community, murdering sunbathers, tourists, drunks, and twenty sorority girls at a slumber party. Scientists eventually discover that the fish-men are actually “giant protozoa” and can be destroyed by sodium. There is a confrontation and all the fish-men are doused in sodium and explode.

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Head

December 31, 2014 at 3:12 am (8 Heads, Head) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Head – 1968 – United States

After the cancellation of The Monkees television series, The Monkees and Jack Nicholson smoked weed, dropped acid, and devised Head. Head is a plotless collection of surreal vignettes. At various points, The Monkees make out with mermaids, star in a Western film, fight in Vietnam, find a Coke machine in a desert and destroy it with a tank, transform into dandruff, and get sucked into a vacuum cleaner. The imagery is funny, weird, and eerie. Scenes of people turning into manikins are uncanny. Also, the famous footage of Nguyễn Văn Lém’s execution is shown to disturbing effect. Musical interludes by The Monkees’ are spread throughout the film.

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The Terror of Tiny Town

September 26, 2010 at 4:15 pm (2 Heads, Terror of Tiny Town) (, , , , , )

The Terror of Tiny Town – 1938 – United States

A year after co-directing Harlem on the Prairie (an “all-colored” western), Jed Buell and “Jed Buell’s Midgets” made a successor: The Terror of Tiny Town “with an all midget cast”. Terror of Tiny Town is a poor man’s western with little people who ride ponies and rustle calves, and some tossed off gags and songs—exploitation at its purest.

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Hillbillys in a Haunted House

July 26, 2010 at 1:28 am (3 Heads, Hillbillys in a Haunted House) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Hillbillys in a Haunted House – 1967 – United States

Don’t be fooled horror fans. Disregard Lon Chaney Jr., Basil Rathbone, and John Carradine on the bill, Hillbillys in a Haunted House isn’t for us. The threesome’s face time clocks a quarter of what’s spent on country crooners who sing for any reason. A sequel to Las Vegas Hillbillys, usually I wouldn’t bother, but the premise is winning: Country singers escape a storm in a haunted house, also home to Madam Wong’s international spy ring plus a killer ape. But mystery, adventure, and horror are the least of this musical comedy’s cares.

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