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Monday, June 25, 2012

Grab Bag in a Woman's Skin! Mystery Photos #81-85!

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Welcome back to the ol' Arcana for another round of Grab Bag Goodies!

As outlined in previous installments, I purchased a few hundred promotional stills that have had their title captions trimmed off. Some I recognize, most I don't. It's up to my faithful readership to help me decipher what they're promoting. Hell, solve enough of 'em and maybe I'll send you some of the duplicates I received!

For those not familiar with promo stills, they occasionally carry a helpful hint or two. Some are branded with a cataloging code of letters and numbers which usually signify an abbreviation of the title (sometimes a retitling) and, if you're especially lucky, maybe the year of release (not to be confused with year of production). And that's pretty much all we have to go on...

The seventeenth batch is below; let's see what you've got!

#81: No Markings!

#82: No Markings!

#83: No Markings!

#84: 7308-10 © 1973 American International Pictures
A shout out to Cool Ass Cinema's Brian Bankston for spotting Gordon Douglas' Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973). Jim Brown again stars in this direct follow-up to the wildly popular 1972 original, this time swearing revenge on new mob boss Ed McMahon (no, seriously) and paid killer Don Stroud. Above-average blaxploitation action fare, on DVD from MGM

#85: 7124-54 © 1971 American International Pictures
Florinda Balkan's taking a trip on a train... in more ways than one, in Lucio Fulci's outstanding giallo, Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971). One of the director's best outings, its Swinging London settings provide the backdrop for upper class murder, paranoia, psychedelica and depravity as a well-to-do woman begins to find it difficult to distinguish between reality and hallucination. Is she responsible for murder, or is something more sinister happening? Jean Sorel and Anita Strindberg co-star, along with Carlo Rambaldi's infamous vivisected dogs. Media Blasters released a nice DVD years back, though it apparently slipped out-of-print!

Like what you see? Be sure and check out our previous Grab Bag Photos, some of which are still unidentified. And don't forget, our Upcoming Releases List (the best on the 'net) is constantly updated, so stop by and pre-order some cool stuff!

© 2012 -- Bruce Holecheck. All Rights Reserved.

5 comments:

  1. #84 looks like SCREAM, BLACULA, SCREAM.

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  2. Is that a definite or a guess? I looked for my disc last night to check, but it's buried away somewhere.

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  3. Nah, now that I look at it, Bruce, I'd say that's SLAUGHTER'S BIG RIP OFF, lol. Will double check though.

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  4. Yep, it's SLAUGHTER'S BIG RIP OFF. The shot occurs approximately 0:43:44 into the movie.

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  5. Good eye! I was thinking it was something like SAVAGE SISTERS or WONDER WOMEN, but the girls are wrong. I'll update the post when I get home.

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