The Invisible Ray
1936 | B&W | 80 Minutes | 1.37:1 | NA | Horror | Mono | Universal
Director: Lambert Hillyer
Writers: John Colton
Visionary scientist Janos Rukh convinces a group of scientists and supporters to mount an expedition to the African continent to locate and study an ancient meteorite of great significance. He exposes himself to the highly toxic radiation of the meteorite, and while an antidote devised by Dr. Benet saves him from death by radiation poisoning, his naked touch causes instant death to others. Back in London, the benefits of the meteorite's controlled radiation offer Dr. Benet an opportunity to restore eyesight to the blind. The antidote's toxicity excites Prof. Rukh into paranoid rages as he seeks revenge against the members of his expedition, who he accuses of stealing his discovery for their own glory.
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Alyssa Milano's Teen Steam 1988 | Color | 45 Minutes | NR | Family/Music | Propaganda Films
Yeah, I know Sex sells in advertising. Teen Steam with Alyssa Milano I get it! She is hot and she works out, but that's so not what they meant by Steam! What they really meant by that was the young teens renting this kidding porn found in the family aisle of your video store. Come on you mean to tell me girls rented this to work out no way! Teenage boys were getting the workout.
And this was long before the horrible Embrace of the Vampire. The best thing was this only runs 30 minutes not an hour and a half too long. Well, thanks to the power of youtube I can post the video for you to be the judge. Make sure to stop back next week for another trip down memory lane with another hot starlet from the '80's.
1983 | Color | 1 Hr 28 Min | Comedy | R | Jenson Farly Pictures
Joe Don Baker
When a top local businessman and his two bumbling nephews try to shut down the town's only video arcade, arcade employees and patrons fight back.
Oh, man, Greydon Clark has given us a few great cult classics like Black Shampoo, Satin's Cheerleaders, and teaming up with Joe Don Baker right after this movie in Final Justice tried to capture the 80's arcade scene but run's out of quarters rather quickly. Moves like this are meant to be senseless fun with gorgeous girls half naked running around jock's being jocks and nerds taking over and with that this film delivers. But...
... the actor's, story and idea fall short fast making a timepiece like this a waste of time. And poor Joe Don Baker takes the lead idiot role that really dumb's down his portfolio. For me, the big selling …
When A Stranger Calls
1979 | Color | 1 Hr 30 Min | Horror | R | Melvin Simon Production
High school student Jill Johnson is traumatized over an evening of babysitting by a caller who repeatedly asks, "Have you checked the children lately?" After notifying the police, Jill is told that the calls are coming from inside the house...
Holy shit the opening 20 minutes of When a Stranger Calls is brilliant and I can see why Wes Craven wrote his love letter Scream based on those first moments. The tension you feel comes off so strong thanks to Carol Kane who keeps you holding your breath the minute the phone rings! When a Stranger Calls is brilliant.
Fred Walton was no stranger to Thrillers dropping many great tiles onto us like April Fool's Day, The Rosary Murders, and of course, the sequel to this gem When A Stranger Call's Back He twists our minds and chill'…
Man, I have not done a pickup post in a long time but its that time again where we jump in the car and drive for miles upon miles of garage sale goodness! It's More On 34, here in LaSalle County its a long stretch of road that ties Chicago with the small town's. Now, it takes us 15 minutes or so to jump on and we live in the middle so every year we have to choose what direction to go and that is always the hard part. This year we went towards the city.
This year my daughter was out to find anything Broadway and she currently loves picking up old musicals on vinyl so here we go!
Twenty-Eight records later and taking me off the beaten path because she saw a sign that said records her mission was accomplished! And I was shocked most of them were in really good condition if it was not for the musty covers I would say the records are in mint condition.
So of my favorites...
We already played and converted Its a small world to digital format with no scratches at all! I could not wa…