MOVIES!!!!!!! Yup, I watch them. January was filled with movies I’ve never seen before. Yea!!!!! These are my highlights of the month! (Do I use too many exclamation points?)
Thanks to having HBO GO I finally watched all of the original PLANET OF THE APES movies. I’d seen most of them in bits and parts but never sat through them from beginning to end (except for part one). PLANET OF THE APES still holds up and after that I’d say CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is my next fave. Let’s hear it for the apes!
For my first theatrical outing I got to see THE HATEFUL EIGHT, 70mm road show version in 35mm at the New Beverly with my guy Dave and my dad.
I have been turning to YouTube more for movies, especially movies on the Paramount Vault channel. They have a bunch of oldie flicks and that’s where I watched KING CREOLE on Elvis’ b-day! Sing Elvis, SING!
A few Sundays were filled with Kung Fu flicks I found on Netflix; HEROES OF THE EAST (1978) and THE FIVE VENOMS (1978). They really delivered on the fights and action. In HEROES OF THE EAST an arranged marriage of Chinese man and Japanese woman begets a martial arts challenge. The Chinese man must battle 7 Japanese warriors. THE FIVE VENOMS, features the fighting styles of the Centipede, Lizard, Snake, Toad and Scorpion. An old master sends off his last pupil to find out which of his students chose to use their fighting styles for evil. I highly recommend checking them out. Yup.
Also on Netflix I found THE VAMPIRE’S COFFIN (1958) a Mexican vampire movie, a.k.a. EL ATADÚD DEL VAMPIRO. I love watching old Spanish movies (I get to practice my español).
It was a fun film and now I found it was a sequel so I have to seek out part one! But what happens is a doctor steals Count Lavud’s coffin from a graveyard and once the stake in his heart is removed he’s awake and looking for blood. Of course as fate has it the Count is near the woman he desires. This vampire loves phasing through walls and flying as a bat. I truly adore old vampire movies, this vampire stalked the streets in style with his cape and shadow.
My favorite film find of the month was on YouTube called TIME TABLE where the motto is “There is no such thing as a perfect crime, just a lucky one.” A well planned train robbery starts off the film and in true noir fashion there’s more to it than just an old robbery. A few highlights of this film was the mention of L.A. cities and Alan Reed who was the voice of Fred Flintstone. It was a good solid noir but if I say more, it would spoil the ride.
So those films were among my favorites and below is my list of what I saw the whole month, only 2 re-sees! Here’s hoping for more movies in February and more movie outings! Yup.
- HOT PURSUIT (2015) | 01/01/16 | DVD
- WE ARE STILL HERE (2015) | 1/2/15 | Blu-Ray
- BENEATH PLANET OF THE APES (1970) | 1/3/16 | HBO GO
- ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES (1971) | 1/3/16 | HBO GO
- CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (1972) | 1/3/16 | HBO GO
- THE HATEFUL EIGHT (2015) | 1/4/16 | New Beverly
- BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (1973) | 1/5/16 | HBO GO
- REHEARSAL FOR MURDER (1982) | 1/6/16 | Amazon Instant
- KING CREOLE (1958) | 1/8/16 | YouTube Paramount Vault
- INVASION OF THE SAUCER MEN (1957) | 1/8/16 | YouTube Paramount Vault
- SATAN’S SATELLITES (1958) | 1/9/16 | YouTube Paramount Vault | (from a 1952 serial)
- THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE (1983) | 1/9/16 | YouTube Paramount Vault
- HEROES OF THE EAST (1978) | 1/10/16 | Netflix
- BLACK COAL, THIN ICE (2014) | 1/10/16 | Netflix
- HONEYMOON (2014) | 1/11/16 | Netflix
- WARLOCK 2: ARMAGEDDON (1993) | 1/14/16 | YouTube
- THE FIVE VENOMS (1978) | 1/17/16 | Netflix
- THE SNOW WHITE MURDER CASE (2015) | 1/17/16 | Reel Grit
- TIME TABLE (1956) | 1/23/16 | YouTube (GLUB = Go Getter, Lucky, Up and At ‘Em, Bunco Artist At Heart)
- THE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK (1958) | 1/23/16 | YouTube Paramount Vault
- DOUBLE EXPOSURE (1944) | 1/23/16 | YouTube Paramount Vault
- HIGH NOON PART II: THE RETURN OR WILL KANE (1980) | 1/27/16 | Encore Western/Cable
- THE VAMPIRE’S COFFIN (EL ATADÚD DEL VAMPIRO) (1958) | 1/30/16 | Netflix
- MAN IN THE VAULT (1956) | 1/31/16 | YouTube Paramount Vault
- PLANET OF THE APES (1970) | 1/3/16 | HBO GO
- VOLUNTEERS (1985) | 1/5/16 | HBO GO
Time to go watch more movies!!!!!!!!! YUP!