All eBooks in Film & Television Category


Chinese pirate DVD covers first came to the attention of Western audiences for the “Chinglish” content and the bizarre promotional and linguistic inaccuracies of the cover art. Amusing, out-of-place or irrelevant English decorating a cover which ha read more ...
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7.08 €
Marco Bellochio’s film of Devil in the lesh proved one of the most controversial films of the mid-1980s. Updating the Raymond Radiguet novel to contemporary Italy in the grip of the Red Brigade terrorists, the film was an immediate talking point for read more ...
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1.91 €
Marvel Silver Age superhero Black Panther first appeared in comics in the July 1966 issue of the hit series Fantastic Four. The character was the first superhero with an African heritage. The recent movie of Black Panther (2018) was a success from it read more ...
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2.88 €
“…sickening, utterly worthless, shameful trash. If it is not the worst film I have ever seen, that makes it all the more shameful: People with talent allowed themselves to participate in this travesty..” (Roger Ebert) Caligula was touted by produc read more ...
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0.95 €
Neglected Virtues Film Review
'A sleazefest like 'Showgirls' promises the inside dope on Las Vegas, stripping, hooking and all that stuff.' (Roger Ebert) Some films are controversial because of their sexual content, some for their violence and some even for their sleazy, conte read more ...
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The mid to late 1970s saw a roar in Italian exploitation cinema. These films collectively reached new levels of moral provocation in their graphic and frequently pornographic approach to gore, sex and violence. One of the more under-rated directors i read more ...
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Banned in the UK!
Director Monte Hellman is considered one of the finest auteurs to emerge from American independent cinema in the 1970s. In particular, two of his several films made with actor Warren Oates stand as amongst the finest achievements of that most invigor read more ...
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Director Walter Hill is today known principally for his action movies, his biggest popular hit being the riveting 48 Hrs. and has consistently drawn comparison to Sam Peckinpah, almost as if Hill were in a line of descent from the legendary figure. H read more ...
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Caligula was touted by producer Bob Guccione as a bold new work of art. With a name cast it was to date the largest investment in the so-called “adult” movie. Initially planned mid-decade, it responded to a time when pornography was being seen by mai read more ...
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The title character of this film, the first animated feature aimed at an adult sensibility, was the creation of underground comic book author Robert Crumb. Crumb was the most successful of a number of comic creators in the late 1960s and early 1970s, read more ...
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Although he is frequently cited as one of the most distinctive of American auteurs few of Paul Schrader’s films have reached beyond the so-called art-house circuits. Perhaps only American Gigolo and Cat People have had any real box-office impact upon read more ...
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0.95 €
Frank Zappa was one of the most controversial figures in American rock during the 1970s and 1980s. Always attracted to complex, bizarre and often unfathomable compositions, the musician seemingly sought to provoke as much as entertain his audience. H read more ...
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Abel Ferrara is the most ferocious and controversial of contemporary American film directors. Harvey Keitel is the most daring and provocative of contemporary American film actors. Their combination in Bad Lieutenant makes for one of the most unforge read more ...
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It was with Death Wish 2 for director Michael Winner that star Charles Bronson began his association with exploitation outfit Cannon. Cannon would emerge in the 1980s as perhaps the most disreputable of production houses, their films regularly attrac read more ...
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The Fantastic Life of Nigel Kneale (Revised & Updated)
Since the earliest days of British television drama, scriptwriter Nigel Kneale has been a seminal figure. His Quatermass serials for the BBC were a seismic event in the 1950s, before finding international success when adapted by Hammer Films for the read more ...
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11.85 €
A TV Movie Compendium 1964-1999
Are You In The House Alone?, edited by Amanda Reyes. Beginning in the 1960s through its heyday in the 1970s and beyond, the telefilm remains an important cultural artefact masquerading as disposable entertainment. Made specifically for the small s read more ...
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11.85 €
The Wild World of the Horror Film Fanzine
From Famous Monsters of Filmland to Fangoria… and everything in between, Xeroxferox by John Szpunar, is much more than a book about monster magazines. Coming in at over 800 pages, It is the first book of its kind to examine the home-grown DIY fanzine read more ...
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11.85 €
Disposable Horror Culture of the 1960s & 1970s
Two glorious decades of low-budget monster movies, horror comicbooks, glow-in-the-dark model kits, sci-fi trading cards, television horror show hosts, 8mm film reels and more! From low-budget horror films to grisly comic art, from lurid movie magazin read more ...
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11.85 €
The Movies Most Critics Won’t Write About
First video and more recently the internet with its streaming videos and not strictly legal peer-to-peer capabilities. With so many sources available, today’s fan of horror and exploitation movies isn’t necessarily educated on paths well-trodden, suc read more ...
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11.85 €
British Cinema’s Curiosities, Obscurities and Forgotten Gems
Critics may sing from an over familiar hymn sheet of so-called ‘cult films’, but there remains an epoch of British cinema still awaiting discovery that is every bit as provocative and deserving of attention. And there could be no finer guide to these read more ...
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11.85 €
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