And after a few months break, Vinegar Syndrome drops yet another of those amusing Times Square storefront loop collections on us.
Alternative Cinema Podcast, Andy Milligan, Arch Hall Jr., Bill Grefe, Bill Norton Olsen, Bill Rebane, Bill Zebub, Camp Motion Pictures, Code Red, Cynthia Rothrock, David Heavener, Don May Jr., Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Grandmaster YK Kim, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Hobgoblins, Hope Stansbury, Katarina Leigh Waters, kickboxing, Mark Polonia, Miami Connection, Mike Raso, Mike Roberta Findlay, Mike Vraney, Nadav Rechov, Nico Mastorakis, Phantasm, Pink Eiga, Reggie Bannister, Retro-Seduction Cinema, Retro-Shock-O-Rama, Richard Gabai, Rick Sloane, Roberta Findlay, Something Weird Video, Synapse, third eye cinema podcast, Tim Lucas, Tim RItter, Vice Academy, Video Watchdog, Walter Olsen, WWE
For those who missed out the first time around: here are links to the podcasts relating to cult cinema…”boutique label” presidents, actors and actresses, directors and more.
Bill Norton Olsen, Camp Motion Pictures, Code Red, Don May Jr., Katarina Leigh Waters, Katarina's Nightmare Theater, Mike Raso, Mike Vraney, Nadav Rechov, Pink Eiga, Retro-Shock-O-Rama, Scorpion Entertainment, Something Weird, Synapse, third eye cinema podcast, Tim Lucas, Video Watchdog, Walter Olsen
In case you missed ’em first time around: some entertaining interviews with “boutique” DVD label presidents and the like:
- Camp Motion Pictures,
- Code Red,
- Pink Eiga,
- Something Weird,
- and Tim Lucas of Video Watchdog fame…
Black Love, blu-ray, Ecstasies of Women, Grindhouse, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Linda and Abilene, lost films of herschell gordon lewis, Mike Vraney, Sharon Matt, Something Weird Video, third eye cinema podcast, Third Eye Cinema; podcast; film review, vinegar syndrome
Listeners to Third Eye should be well aware of my longstanding frustration at the apparent loss of three (and only three) films in the classic exploitation canon. While similar annoyance surrounds the loss of at least half the Andy Milligan catalogue, certain Doris Wishman films and a few titles here and there from the likes of Joe Sarno, the Findlays, and other purveyors of grindhouse and drive in cinema of the period, it’s been well established that these three films did in fact still exist…but that the lab was effectively holding the sole surviving prints hostage over outstanding lab and storage fees.
I spoke to Mike Vraney (who has been the sole source to date for the Lewis catalog), and he said they’d likely never see the light of day.
I spoke to Herschell himself, who corroborated that assertion.
At that point, and with the rapid decline in DVD “boutique” labels over the past few years and industry-led push towards inferior DVD-R (as an interim measure) and an eventual non-private ownership streaming milieu (as an aim and end to be strived towards), I’d pretty much given up hope on ever seeing these three films, whose tantalizing stills and posters peppered books on Lewis for years – particularly the amusingly titled, totally out of character erotic blaxploitation film Black Love.
Thus it was with more than a modicum of surprise and delight that I was pointed towards the existence of internet startup company Vinegar Syndrome (who takes the time to credit each and every one of their Kickstarter campaign ‘investors’ in the liner notes). As an opening salvo in their upcoming line of drive in and grindhouse unearthings, they have delivered what is certain to be the Blu-ray of 2013 in the appropriately titled Lost Films of Herschell Gordon Lewis.
80's metal, Chastain, David T. Chastain, Leather Leone, Leviathan Records, Malibu Barbi, Mike Vraney, neoclassical metal, podcast, Ronnie James Dio, Sandy Sledge, Shrapnel Records, shred, Sledge Leather, Third Eye Cinema, underground metal
This week on Third Eye Cinema: one of the greatest of all female metal singers, legendary powerhouse Leather Leone!
As frontwoman for Chastain on no less than five records between 1985 and 1991, her dramatic, Dio inspired pipes both complemented and drew some much deserved attention to David T. Chastain’s darkly melodic neoclassical guitar work, resulting in what many insiders agree may be 5 of the greatest metal records ever recorded!
After a staggering two decade absence from music (!) and in honor of her late mentor, Leather has returned to the fray, sounding just as powerful as the day she left!
Arch Hall Jr., Audrey Campbell, Barry Mahon, burlesque, burly-Q, classroom film, Coffin Joe, cult, Doris Wishman, drive in, Grindhouse, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Image DVD, industrial film, intermission, Joe Sarno, Joseph P. Mawra, Michael Findlay, Mike Vraney, nudie cutie, Olga films, podcast, Rene Bond, Roberta Findlay, shorts, Something Weird, Stan Borden, SWV, The Cramps, Third Eye Cinema
This week on Third Eye Cinema: Mike Vraney of Something Weird Video!
Mike has been a major and early force in preservation of drive-in, grindhouse, and American independent film, dating back to the late ’70s. Well before the advent of DVD or the publishing of a proliferation of cult cinema related literature and interest, Mike was out there making connections and gathering decaying prints from distributors, filmmakers, and fleapit grindhouses, so that we could still enjoy them 30-40 years later!