Thursday, April 30, 2009

what's sticky

I've been busy and have not had a chance to check in on some of my regular blogs, but a quick scan makes me realize I have lots of catch up to do. In the future I will post a semi-regular round up of links and images that relate to what we blather about here at Popcorn and Sticky Floors under the catchy headline: "what's sticky". It will also shed some light on the various folks over on our blog roll including some new additions.

Over at Tomb It May Concern - David Zuzelo documents his meeting with the legendary Christina Lindberg at the recent Cinema Wasteland convention. Part 1 & Part 2. Check out his previous blog entries on the lovely and personable Swedish exploitation star.

The Deuce - The Grindhouse Cinema Database! Just stumbled across this nicely designed website that promises to be exciting as it grows! Check their reviews of the Ozsploitaion flics, DEATHCHEATERS and DEAD END DRIVE-IN.

When the Scandy Tangerine Man is not cataloguing his VHS collection or thinking of cleavage, he's hosting parties with the most interesting guests...

At the home of Final Girl, Stacie Ponder reflects on what a great year 1985 was. RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD. RE-ANIMATOR. FRIGHT NIGHT. THE STUFF. DEMONS. DAY OF THE DEAD. THE COMPANY OF WOLVES. And of course, the film, which for the longest time was my laserdisc then dvd of choice to put on when stumbling home tipsy or blasted to fall asleep on the couch to --- LIFEFORCE. What an astounding poster. HOT!

You might have to break out the French-English dictionary over at Au carrefour étrange, but there is lots of rare images of the phantasmagorical. One thing I have learned with out that dictionary is that pretty girls should not read Edgar Alan Poe alone at night. Enjoy seeing foreign language blogs that shed light on pulp design from their shores. A new addition to the blog roll.

Vintage Girlie Mags is run by SUPS MCCALLISTER, and he scans vintage men's magazines. Plain and simple. I LOVE the illustration that came out of this ish of KNIGHT: THE MAGAIZINE FOR THE ADULT MALE.

And over at Blonde Zombies, there is ALWAYS something to look at:

Friday, April 24, 2009

chained and perfumed

Got a new one added over on the blog roll that is worth your time. You can trust our recommendations - we have turned down requests from plenty of sexy spam bloggers, no matter how many free martial aids they send us. We enjoy getting "check us out" requests that pay off.

This new blog is... "chained and perfumed"

The blog covers "mostly pop culture garbage (mid to low brow)" and recent posts include some stills from Preston Sturges' risque comedy The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek starring Betty Hutton (below), a noting of the recent French anti-smoking crackdown in advertising and how it affects Hulot's pipe in ads for a Jacque Tati retrospective (further below) and some cool wood/lino cut movie ads made for Academy Cinema by Peter Strausfeld (way down below). Looking forward to future posts!

Edgar Wright intros J Chan's POLICE STORY at The Bloor Cinema

On April 5th, as part of the fab Wright Stuff series at Toronto's Bloor Cinema, director Edgar Wright presented a 35mm print of Jackie Chan's POLICE STORY followed by the US version of DRUNKEN MASTER 2 aka LEGEND OF THE DRUNKEN MASTER. I had not seen that projected in years, but each time I has seen it previously, it was the Chinatown HK print and was shocked to see this verion with all the Wong Fei Hong theme music stripped out of it. A travesty!

Edgar is currently in town shooting SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD based on Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novel and had been presenting cool flicks on 35mm for the past few Sundays. I was able to add to the experience by including in the evening's show a number of my rare 35mm trailers including FIST OF FEAR, TOUCH OF DEATH, BREAKIN', ZEN KWAN DO STRIKES IN PARIS, and in Shaw-Scope - THE SUPREME SWORDSMAN and RETURN TO THE 36TH CHAMBER!

Here is Edgar's introduction for POLICE STORYcaught from the first row of the cinema. Sorry for the craptastic sound quality. Big thanks to Edgar for being the real deal - a dedicated lover of fantastic film.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Poe, White, Trashed

Now this is how you accept an award!

Terence Stamp's awesome acceptance speech from the world's bleakest awards ceremony in Toby Dammit, the Fellini segment of Spirits of the Dead. They screwed this one up on DVD big time, the distributor choosing to release a French dub of this segment to accomodate the Roger Vadim and Louis Malle chapters of the project, obliterating Stamp's showstopping turn here (he dubbed himself in the original Italian version)

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Damned neighbours!

Happy birthday, Krzysztof Komeda! Born Krzysztof Trzciński on April 8th, 1931 and died on April 23, 1969. Renowned composer best associated with his work on the early Polanski films including one of my favourite records of any description, the soundtrack to Rosemary's Baby.

Take a few minutes and let this title selection soothe you into complacency about your child's true father or creep you right out. It's up to you!

Lullaby, part I - Krzysztof Komeda

I think this imeem business may be completely for the birds.

Enjoy it here...

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

the real reason why I love Danish porn

I was looking around on the web to find a 70s 3D porn poster to go with this great article on how the new wave of 3D films STILL results in headaches:

Instead I found this great series of SFW croppings from Danish porn that highlights the fab interior design. Next to the girls wearing knee socks, that is my favourite thing about those loops and photo shoots. I have only picked a few of the images from the fab posting over at Musselsoppans Vänner, so be sure to zip over there to get the full effect.

And if you want to see some of the original pics, visit the following links and explore. WARNING - MOST CERTAINLY NSFW! Click here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and... you get the idea.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Love letter

There's a great moment in Don McKellar's doomtastic Last Night where the main character's friend (played superbly by Callum Keith Rennie) is trying to burn through all his sexual fantasies before time eternal comes to an abrupt and finite halt. When McKellar's character pays him his final visit, he is just in time to see one fantasy leaving and it happens to be the French teacher the pals had in their youth. She addresses him in French and the joke is pure Canadiana as anybody who took French (mandatory in elementary school) and then nearly completely abandoned it would easily recognize the stumbling, uncomfortable nature of his broken reply. But there's an even better and deeper piece of shared experience in the scene as the teacher is played by Geneviève Bujold who would clearly hold the title of fantasy French teacher for any and all the Canadian boys of the era and persuasion of the characters.

Re-watching Entre La Mer et L'eau Douce last night left me understanding this ideal even more than I thought I had before. She is just so sublimely perfect. The ultimate Canadian girlfriend. It's nearly heartbreaking.