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(Pop Matters)   Quentin Tarantino's parents are really the Mighty Peking Man and the Switchblade Sisters   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Quentin Tarantino, Switchblade Sisters, Rolling Thunder Pictures, the Mighty Peking Man, DVD, Samantha, Keith David, Rowdy Roddy Piper  
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2013-04-18 11:16:20 AM  
I think Sisters is on Netflix and is quite entertaining.
2013-04-18 11:29:57 AM  
these moves are by Tarantino?
2013-04-18 11:56:15 AM  

vudukungfu: these moves are by Tarantino?

No, but he's been stealing from them for years.
2013-04-18 11:56:38 AM  

vudukungfu: these moves are by Tarantino?

"Presented" by. Sort of recommended.
2013-04-18 12:18:53 PM  
Trailer for "Detroit 9000" is hilarious!

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2013-04-18 12:27:41 PM  
I saw Mighty Peking Man back in the 70s and it was called something else. "Goliathon" I think. I remember my 7-year old self thinking it was pretty crappy.
I recently watched it again.  It's almost unwatchable except for the blonde girl being exceptionally attractive. It seems to have risen to this lofty status and I can't figure out why. As a giant gorilla movie, it's no better than "A*P*E" and that was shiatty too!!
2013-04-18 01:13:04 PM  
I really like old cult films like this. Stuff that has some really solid qualities but has sort of fell off the radar of modern movie society. These are movies that aren't bad enough to be mocked by MST3k/RiffTrax, are too good to be included in those "13 movies for $9!" shiatpacks, but not good enough for the Criterion Collection. They rarely get re-released by studios or pirated from old transfers; you have to be very lucky to stumble over their remains on late night cable or a VHS.

I'm glad Tarantino brings enough attention to weird old movies like this that they get released again and live on in some fashion. I'm also glad that there's no "special features" which involve Q talking at the camera for 60 minutes on what makes the movie work. I like Tarantino, but he can be really full of himself and can get really annoying and preachy really quickly.
2013-04-18 02:23:05 PM  
He makes me feel like I'm taking crazy pills, I just don't see the appeal of his movies. I'd rather watch a Uwe Boll film festival than another Tarantino flick.
2013-04-18 02:31:59 PM  
i saw mighty peking man at the honolulu film festival in... gawd 96, 97?

tarantino himself came out to present it. had a funny introduction i don't remember.

god that movie was TERRIBLE. the gratuitous nudity from the lovely german actress helped, but the cheetah delivered the best performance in the movie, hands down.

as a comedy it worked tho, especially the bloodbath of a finale.

i got to meet tarantino afterwards. said hi, pleasure to meet him, gawd that movie was horrific, and asked if he was ever gonna do anything with that pilot uma thurman's character mentioned in pulp fiction. as i recall he said 'i've been thinking about it but it'll be a while before i get to do anything with the idea.'

ten years later, what do we get? kill bill.
2013-04-18 02:49:56 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: I think Sisters is on Netflix and is quite entertaining.

I just checked and all three available on streaming.
2013-04-18 05:13:42 PM  

AiryAnne: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: I think Sisters is on Netflix and is quite entertaining.

I just checked and all three available on streaming.

I would also recommend Machete Maidens Unleashed, a doc about American International's filming in the Philippines.  Found it while looking for Machete.
2013-04-18 09:56:28 PM  
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