AMMI and last night we hit Sunshine's midnight show of
The Apple. A disco-opera from 1980 envisioning 1994, it was a complete box-office bomb...this tidbit from stinkers says it all:
When this awful film played at the Paramount Theater (now the El Capitan) in Hollywood for one week in November 1980, the film's distributor, Cannon Films, offered souvenir soundtrack records to moviegoers on their way in (albums to the first 100 and 45 RPM singles to the next 1,000). After the first showing ushers had to stop giving the records out because the few customers that paid to see this disaster started throwing their 12" vinyl LPs at the movie screen and around the theater like Frisbees during the film. No rips in the screen, thank goodness, just big dents.
However, we loved it.
This past week I watched the following films (in reverse chronological order):
RESURRECTION OF THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL (124 minutes)
THE PHONE (102 minutes)
BOUNCE KO GALS (109 minutes)
VERSUS (119 minutes)
DOUBLE VISION (110 minutes)
COMPANY (155 minutes)
RUNAWAY PISTOL (84 minutes)
BREAK OUT (105 minutes)
SO CLOSE (111 minutes)
TOO YOUNG TO DIE (67 minutes)
THE MATRIX (not reloaded)
HAPPINESS OF THE KATAKURIS
THE PIED PIPER 1986, 55 mins. Directed by Jirí Bárta.
THE PIT ,THE PENDULUM ,AND HOPE 1983, 15 mins. Jan Svankmajer.
THE EAR 1970, 94 mins. Directed by Karel Kachyna.
Still to come:
ICHI THE KILLER (124 minutes)
PING PONG (114 minutes)