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Spies, Kung Fu, vengeance and toys! November Weird Wednesday titles announced

Weird Wednesday is moving back to its regular time at 10 PM and to celebrate we're bringing out the big guns - some of the funniest, freakiest and funkiest titles to ever escape the American Genre Film Archive vaults.

Spies, Kung Fu, vengeance and toys! November Weird Wednesday titles announced

Weird Wednesday is moving back to its regular time at 10 PM and to celebrate we're bringing out the big guns - some of the funniest, freakiest and funkiest titles to ever escape the American Genre Film Archive vaults.

FREEZE BOMB

Wednesday, November 7 @ 10 PM

If you have a medical condition that makes it unwise for you to laugh your ass off for an hour and a half, then we urge you: PLEASE STAY HOME. Because FREEZE BOMB could be your grim reaper. This Al Adamson Bond ripoff may well be the worst action movie ever made not starring a chimp, a midget or Lorenzo Lamas. Jim "Black Belt Jones" Kelly and Myron Bruce Lee (Myron?) are the kung fu fighting heroes out to stop a supervillain named The Pig from developing the "freeze bomb" which turns victims into ridiculous looking snowmen. Along the way Kelly and Lee have to deal with various double-dealers and scumbags who are also after the secret formula. With George Lazenby, Aldo Ray, Terry Moore, and Harold "Oddjob" Sakata as The Pig. Oh yeah, there's a mean-ass snapping turtle too. If you miss this one you better have a doctor's note. For real. (Lars)

 

MS. 45

Wednesday, November 14 @ 10 PM

The legendary, surreal revenge classic is here at last. New York’s Abel Ferrara has made some of the most unusual and fascinating exploitation films in history. In it, a mute garment-district worker Thana (the immortal Zoe Tamerlis) is brutalized once too often and hits the streets with a pistol, seeking vengeance. The grand finale at her company Halloween party is one of the great sequences ever. Though MS. 45 has a sterling reputation among academics and scholars, it was made for a rough audience of Times Square theater goers, many of whom were gross, sexist males, exactly the type Thana set her sites on. Throughout there’s a fascinating tension. This is one of the ten or twenty essential classics of revenge cinema. (Lars)

 

FLYING MASTERS OF KUNG FU

Wednesday, November 21 @ 10 PM

In FLYING MASTERS OF KUNG FU the diminutive, immortal Miss Judy Lee lights up the screen as "the Heartless Lady" who will stop at nothing to find her father's killer, even though the real culprits have framed her for murder and dispatched an all-star assortment of bizarre and colorful super-killers to stop her. There's a one armed swordsman, a female dart specialist, and best of all a guy who throws gnarly exploding metal skulls with his mind! Lee (wearing a high bouffant hair-do with a bone in it for some reason) rips them apart and looks great doing it, like a deadly Asian Pebbles Flintstone. (Lars)

TOYS ARE NOT FOR CHILDREN

Wednesday, November 28 @ 10 PM

Here’s a movie that takes everybody off guard, even hardened exploitation vets. It’s just impossible to believe that anyone would be sick and depraved enough to make this movie, let alone release it, let alone watch it. So needless to say we consider it a very great honor to present it. It’s one of those melodramas where things get worse and worse for the heroine as she gets closer an closer to the source of her odd sexual obsession, in this case an unhealthy relationship with her toys. As the story develops she spirals farther and farther down into the nightmarish pit of her dark and convoluted fantasy life, losing her job, her husband and her dignity as she becomes a high priced New York prostitute, specializing in kinky roleplay.  The ending of this movie is so shattering and unexpected that it leaves audiences completely stunned. I won’t spoil it for you but trust me, you want to be there to see it. (Lars)

 

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