Behind the Lens, Doris Wishman, Film Media, Florida exploitation, Michael Raso, Mike Raso, New York sexploitation, nudie cutie, Pop Cinema, Retro-Seduction Cinema, sexploitation, third eye cinema podcast
When we spoke with Pop Cinema/Film Media/Camp Motion Picture/Retro-Seduction/Retro Shock-O-Rama impresario Michael Raso at the very dawn of the Third Eye Cinema podcast in early 2012 (or technically, the Winter of the year prior, when we actually met and recorded) and again just this past summer, one of the subjects covered (and also during our short lived “Behind the Lens” segment on Raso’s own Alternative Cinema Podcast) was our mutual love of the films of Doris Wishman.
Sarno discovery and brief-careered Swedish cult starlet Marie Forsa (Justine and Juliette, Butterfly, Immoral Tales) heads a cast of Teutonic dolly birds and more or less unknowns in a much needed, greatly improved upgrade of Joe Sarno’s atmospheric softcore horror opus Vampire Ecstasy.
AC Podcast, Al Adamson, Alternative Cinema Podcast, Andy Milligan, Behind the Lens, Doris Wishman, Joe Sarno, Joseph P. Mawra, Michael Raso, Mike Raso, Peter Woodcock, podcast, Pop Cinema, SWV, Third Eye Cinema
As of the June 1st episode, I am also on the Alternative Cinema podcast with an ongoing segment, Behind the Lens!
Exploring the directors (and stars) of classic and contemporary independent, drive-in, grindhouse and exploitation film, join us on the 1st (now the 15th) of every month for another look Behind the Lens, only on the Alternative Cinema podcast!
Topics to date: Doris Wishman! Al Adamson! Joe Sarno! and coming soon: Andy Milligan! Joseph P. Mawra and “Peter Woodcock” of the Stan Borden production house and Olga film fame!
ALTERNATIVE CINEMA PODCAST
New episodes available on the 1st of every month
Tune in each month for an insightful, entertaining and unvarnished glimpse into the world of independent and ultra low-budget genre filmmaking hosted by indie filmmakers Michael Raso and John Fedele.
AJ Khan, Camp Motion Pictures, EI Entertainment, Joe Sarno, Michael Raso, Mike Raso, Misty Mundae, podcast, Pop Cinema, Rene Bond, Retro-Seduction Cinema, Retro-Shock-O-Rama, Secret Key, SOV, Third Eye Cinema
Welcome to Third Eye Cinema! Tonight we interview Michael Raso, impresario behind Pop Cinema (formerly EI Entertainment), whose massive array of sublabels include Camp Motion Pictures, Retro Seduction Cinema, Shock-O-Rama, and Secret Key.
Mike is a major force in the DVD release of 80’s SOV (shot on video) cinema, and responsible for the restoration and release of numerous “lost” Joe Sarno films, and the driving force behind 90’s siren Misty Mundae, among other achievements. In addition, we discuss the present and forseeable future of the DVD industry and Mike’s interest in film based photography.