Category Archives: Peter Bogdanovich

Blu-Ray News #15: Four From American International Pictures (And Olive Films).

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Olive Films has announced four terrific titles from American International Pictures (AIP) for February release on Blu-ray.

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Muscle Beach Party (1964)
Directed by William Asher
Starring Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Luciana Paluzzi, John Ashley, Don Rickles, Jody McCrea, Dick Dale, Candy Johnson, Morey Amsterdam, Buddy Hackett, Little Stevie Wonder

Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
Directed by William Asher
Starring Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Deborah Walley, Harvey Lembeck, John Ashley, Jody McCrea, Donna Loren, Linda Evans, Timothy Carey, Don Rickles, Paul Lynde

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The Wild Angels (1966)
Directed by Roger Corman
Starring Peter Fonda, Nancy Sinatra, Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd, Michael J. Pollard, Gayle Hunnicutt, Dick Miller

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Psych-Out (1968)
Directed by Richard Rush
Starring Susan Strasburg, Dean Stockwell, Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, Adam Roarke, The Seeds, The Strawberry Alarm Clock

This is some of the stuff that rotted my brain as a kid. Essential.

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This Is Orson Welles… At The Grocery Store.

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Been re-reading (for maybe the tenth time) Peter Bogdanovich’s This Is Orson Welles. What a great book. I was looking up Welles’ quote on Tim Holt, and the next thing I knew, I’d started again at the beginning.

I love this photograph.

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