exploitation

Classic grindhouse karate film starring Sonny Chiba.

Brucesploitation kung fu classic. Public Domain.

The version of the film that is commonly distributed in the West (USA) on public domain-type DVD and video labels runs 93 minutes in length. The British VHS-version released in 1979 runs 118 minutes

This is the original widescreen print, which is significantly sharper than the 4:3 print here at IA. According to IMDB this version also is in the public domain. Anyway, how could you not like a movie with dialog like this: "We balled and we balled and we balled, until he dropped dead." Besides, there are many happy endings, and it gives a whole new meaning to, "What's the buzz?" Directed by Denis Sanders. Released in 1973. (a.k.a. "Graveyard Tramps")

Is part of the Public Domain.

From the makers of Reefer Madness comes Sex Madness. A film demonstrating that sex can be just as detrimental as marijuana.

This is a typical sex exploitation film from the early 1930s - complete with wild parties, sex out of wedlock, lesbianism, etc. A chorus girl's exposure to the "casting couch" also exposes her to syphilis. Exploitation filmmakers hoped to capitalize on the taboo subjects of venereal disease, sex before marriage, lesbianism, etc. while skirting the Motion Picture Production Code of 1930 which forbade a film from containing such content. Films like this would tour the United States for years - mostly being shown in rundown, skid row theaters.

Released as an educational film no doubt to get around the Hays Code, this is really a sleazy exploitation film. It has some of the worst acting you'll ever see. Here's the plot from IMDb: A happily married couple has been trying to have a baby with no luck. They discover that the husband is sterile.

A failed actor, after killing the mad scientist he works for, decides to take over the scientist's life and continue his work. You can find out more about this movie on its IMDB page. There is an AVI of the movie here.

Classic grindhouse karate film starring Sue Shihomi.

Notorious film from early exploitation king Dwain Esper, who brought us such classic early titles as "Sex Madness," "Narcotic," "Reefer Madness," "How To Undress In Front Of Your Husband," and "Marihuana." Film's IMDb page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0025465/

Considered THE archetypal sensationalized anti-drug movie, but it's really an exploitation film made to capitalize on the hot taboo subject of marijuana use. Like many exploitation films of the time, "Reefer Madness" tried to make a quick buck off of a forbidden subject while skirting the Motion Picture Production Code of 1930. The Code forbade the portrayal of immoral acts like drug use.

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