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Slimetime : A Guide to Sleazy, Mindless Movies (2002) - Steven Puchalski
X-Rated: Adult Movie Posters of the 60s and 70s (2004) - Tony Nourmand (Editor), Graham Marsh (Editor) [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
Sci-fi, schlock, women-in-prison, Japanese monsters, biker gangs, brazen gals, mindless men, kung fu mischief, bad music, flower power, and puppet people! Utilizing in-depth reviews, cast and plot details, Slimetime wallows in those films which the world has deemed it best to forget-everything from cheesy no-budget exploi-tation to the embarrassing efforts of major studios. Many of the motion pictures in Slimetime have never had a major release, some were big hits, others have simply "vanished." Complimenting the wealth of reviews are detailed essays on specific sleaze genres such as Biker, Blaxploitation, and Drug movies. ??
Steven Puchalski is editor/publisher of the cult-movie magazine Shock Cinema, and a frequent contributor to Fangoria, and Sci-Fi, the official magazine of the Sci-Fi Channel.
Seriously warped movies from around the world! Sci-fi, schlock, women-in-prison, Japanese monsters, biker gangs, brazen gals, mindless men, kung fu mischief, bad music, flower power and puppet people! With in-depth reviews, cast and plot details, Slimentime wallows in those films which the world has deemed it best to forget - everything from cheesy no-budget exploitation to the embarrassing efforts of major studios. Many of the motion pictures in Slimetime have never seen a major release, some were big hits, others have simply 'vanished'. To compliment the wealth of reviews are detailed essays on specific sleaze genres such as Biker, Blaxploitation and Drug movies. This fully updated & revised edition contains a hundred new reviews, many new illustrations and a striking cover.
Review of Slimetime by Andrew Millner
Full disclosure: when I attended Syracuse University in the late 1980s, I knew Steve Puchalski. He worked at the SU library and, as a member of the film board, he helped coordinate the annual all-night cult film festivals. Every month or so he'd leave copies of Slimetime, his green-covered Xeroxed midnight-movie review zine, in the lobbies of various campus buildings underneath the Army recruiting posters. In 1989 Steve was accused of using library equipment to put out Slimetime (in a bizarre footnote, the guy who turned him in would later be charged in an on-campus murder) and he ceased publishing for a while. Eventually Steve returned with an annual zine, Shock Cinema, and within a few years Steve left Syracuse for New York, where as a buyer for Kim's Videos his job is to purchase whatever offbeat videos tickle his fancy.
The best of Slimetime has now been preserved in this highly readable volume, covering over 400 films ranging from The Best of Gumby to the Godzilla canon. Puchalski has also included three well-researched genre essays on biker, blaxploitation and psychedelic films respectively. Low-budget (or, in a few cases, no-budget) horror and science fiction films dominate the book. His favorite film is The Monkees' lone cinematic effort, 1968's Head: "Not just a good film, not just a weird film, this is one of the most cleverly conceived masterworks of the LSD era."
Andrew Milner via http://citypaper.net/articles/092696/article007.shtml [Nov 2005]
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