#132
July 2007
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An All-Review Issue!

 

THE WILD WILD WEST - SEASON TWO

David J. Schow follows up his coverage of the first season of Michael Garrison's cult spy Western in VW #128 with a detailed overview of Season Two! Guests include Boris Karloff, Hurd Hatfield, Ida Lupino, Victor Buono, John Astin, Agnes Moorehead, and of course, Michael Dunn! 

 

Dog Bytes

Bite-sized reviews of John Malkovich as Alan Conway, the man who challenged the world to COLOR ME KUBRICK... the "Starlite Drive-In" double features of HUSTLER SQUAD & WILD RIDERS and MADMEN OF MANDORAS, THEY SAVED HITLER'S BRAIN & THE DEVIL'S HAND... the atmospheric Korean horror thriller THE RED SHOES... Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and Debbie Harry provide voices for the Canadian animation feature ROCK & RULE... Jonathan Yudis carries the torch for Russ Meyer in the effectively buxotic PERVERT!... there's a whole lot of flogging goin' on in the Shaw Brothers production THE SHADOW WHIP... Brandon Routh assumes the mantle of the Man of Steel in SUPERMAN RETURNS... and the Long Brothers brandish their weapons in VENGEANCE IS A GOLDEN BLADE! 

Things From the Attic

By Popular Demand! Tim Lucas dusts off some wild, vintage VHS thrills as Paul Naschy adds more monster performances to his growing gallery in LYCANTHROPUS: THE MOONLIGHT MURDERS and THE MUMMY'S REVENGE... Edward D. Wood, Jr. teams up with MANSTER director Kenneth G. Crane for the unbelievable THE REVENGE OF DR. X... Jean-Louis Trintignant finds himself involved in a deadly affair with Carroll Baker in Umberto Lenzi's SO SWEET... SO PERVERSE... and Teri Tordai presides over Black Widow-like orgies and executions in TOWER OF SCREAMING VIRGINS!


DVD Spotlight: TARZAN COLLECTION VOL. 2

Bill Cooke swings back with a follow-up to his MGM TARZAN article for VIDEO WATCHDOG #114, a critical appreciation of Johnny Weissmuller's last half-dozen Tarzan adventures for RKO! Read all about TARZAN TRIUMPHS, TARZAN'S DESERT MYSTERY, TARZAN AND THE AMAZONS, TARZAN AND THE LEOPARD WOMAN, TARZAN AND THE HUNTRESS, and TARZAN AND THE MERMAIDS!

DVDs

In-depth reviews of Bob Kane's "other" gift to posterity -- COOL McCOOL: THE COMPLETE SERIES... Christopher Lee stars in an Italian adaptation of Sheridan LeFanu's "Carmilla": CRYPT OF THE VAMPIRE (aka TERROR IN THE CRYPT)... David Cronenberg takes the fast lane to exploitation in his racing drama FAST COMPANY, and the high road to experimentation in STEREO and CRIMES OF THE FUTURE... Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy bring a touch of elegance to FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY... Nicole Kidman takes a walk on the wild side in FUR: AN IMAGINARY PORTRAIT OF DIANE ARBUS... the horror genre's favorite sisters return in the inspired sequels GINGER SNAPS 2 UNLEASHED and GINGER SNAPS BACK THE BEGINNING... Ishiro Honda makes a profound post-atomic statement with GOJIRA and Toho resurrects its thunder lizard for GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN and MOTHRA VERSUS GODZILLA... Vermont-based horror director Lance Weiler shows us THE LAST BROADCAST before inflicting a little HEAD TRAUMA... Japanese science fiction achieves new high notes of the bizarre in PRINCE OF SPACE and INVASION OF THE NEPTUNE MEN... and Lucky McKee dares to probe the darkness of THE WOODS! Plus a detailed review of John Boorman's EXCALIBUR on HD-DVD!


Imports

Kim Newman reviews CELINE AND JULIE GO BOATING and DAVID HOLZMAN'S DIARY!


Ramsey's Rambles

Join Ramsey Campbell for a hilarious viewing of Onar Films' incredible Turkish double feature of  THE DEAD DON'T TALK and THIRSTY FOR LOVE, SEX AND MURDER!

Biblio Watchdog

Reviews of DONALD CAMMELL - A LIFE ON THE WILD SIDE... THE CHANGING VAMPIRE OF FILM AND TELEVISION... THE HELLRAISER FILMS AND THEIR LEGACY... THE WINSTON EFFECT: THE ART AND HISTORY OF STAN WINSTON STUDIO... and WOMEN SCIENTISTS IN FIFTIES SCIENCE FICTION FILMS!

Audio Watchdog

Douglas E. Winter attends the latest work of Dominic Frontiere to surface on CD (including his score for the OUTER LIMITS episode "The Forms of Things Unknown"), as well as the new-to-disc legacy of the Colpix label!

That's right -- more than 50 reviews in this exciting, full color issue! All that and much, much more!

Contributors to this issue: Anthony Ambrogio, Ramsey Campbell, John Charles, Bill Cooke, Shane M. Dallmann, Tim Lucas, Kim Newman, David J. Schow, Richard Harland Smith, Brett Taylor, Sam & Rebecca Umland, and Douglas E. Winter.