Baba Yaga (1973)

Originally simply the girlfriend for the superhero Neutron, Italian comic book character Valentina took over her series in 1967 and never looked back. Creator Guido Crepax moved her stories away from science fiction and into a world of the erotic tinged with hallucinations, dreams and BDSM. Director Corrado Farina had previously made a documentary on… Continue reading Baba Yaga (1973)

The Corruption of Chris Miller (1973)

Chris Miller (former Spanish child star Marisol; when she married dancer Antonio Gades, Fidel Castro acted as their godfather) lives with her stepmother Ruth (Jean Seberg, the haunted and doomed beauty who was also in Breathless and Saint Joan). The loss of Chris' father has damaged both of them, so when a drifter named Barney (Barry Stokes, Prey)… Continue reading The Corruption of Chris Miller (1973)

Alabama’s Ghost (1973)

In the early 1970s, Fredric Hobbs pioneered an art form that he called ART ECO, a combination of environmental technology, fine art, solar/nomadic architecture and interactive communications with an ecologically balanced lifestyle. But more important to our studies, Hobbs also wrote and produced four films, the missing potentially forever Troika, Roseland, the incredibly strange Godmonster of… Continue reading Alabama’s Ghost (1973)

Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973)

This was the first movie that Nicholas Meyer ever wrote. Yes, the same guy who wrote The Day After, Time After Time and the two good Star Trek films (two and four, if you're playing at home) started right here. One day when he left to visit his parents, the script was altered and young Mr. Meyer wanted to… Continue reading Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973)

Ape Week: Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

Paul Dehn wrote every one of the original Apes films, but after providing the story idea, an illness made him leave the project. John William and Joyce Hooper Corrington (The Omega Man) came in to write the movie, despite never seeing any of the previous films. Dehn was unavailable for the initial rewrites, but was… Continue reading Ape Week: Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

Before Star Wars: Genesis II (1973), Planet Earth (1974), and Strange New World (1975)

Author Note: This review was previously posted on September 28, 2019, as part of our September Post-Apocalypse Month. You can catch up with all of those reviews by visiting our Atomic Dustbin recap. * * * Okay. Let’s get this out of the way: This is the movie were you video fringe horndogs lose it… Continue reading Before Star Wars: Genesis II (1973), Planet Earth (1974), and Strange New World (1975)

Nothing but the Night (1973)

Peter Sasdy isn't a household name, unless you live here in the palatial B&S About Movies estate, where he's celebrated for movies like Taste the Blood of Dracula, Hands of the Ripper, The Lonely Lady and Welcome to Blood City. Here, he has two dependable stars: Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. You really can't screw… Continue reading Nothing but the Night (1973)