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2 items from 2013

Laughlin's Capra Reboot Bombs (U.S. Government Members to Blame?); Failed Presidential Runs

18 December 2013 7:20 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Tom Laughlin: ‘Billy Jack’ movie franchise comes to an end; U.S. government, Hollywood studios blamed (See previous post: “‘Billy Jack’: Tom Laughlin Revolutionized Film Distribution Sytem.”) In 1975, Tom Laughlin’s self-produced Western The Master Gunfighter — a remake of Hideo Gosha’s samurai actioner Goyokin, co-starring Ron O’Neal and Barbara Carrera — bombed at the box office after opening at more than 1,000 locations. Laughlin reportedly had spent $3.5 million to market the $3.5 million production, having hired John Rubel, assistant secretary of defense under Robert McNamara, to plan the film’s distribution tactics. Financially depleted and embroiled in more lawsuits against Warner Bros., Laughlin embarked on the Billy Jack series’ fourth — and, as it turned out — final film, Billy Jack Goes to Washington. A 1977 Frank Capra Jr.-produced reboot of Frank Capra’s 1939 classic Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Laughlin’s final directing effort was barely seen even in its drastically edited form. »

- Andre Soares

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Listen Up, Trick! Black Devil Doll is Hittin' VHS in the Most Righteous Way Possible!

3 May 2013 9:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Listen up, foo'! Jonathan Lewis' Black Devil Doll is on its way to VHS (yes, VHS) in a badass Not Safe For Work collector's edition and we've got the early word and a look at the goods included. You've been warned.

As Per Cult Movie Mania

Oh, boy. Brace yourself. What follows will either shock you, offend you, or completely delight you. Here goes...

As you probably already know, we like our movies ridiculous around here. It's part of what makes us cult movie fans. So, you shouldn't be too surprised to hear that our next Cult Movie Mania exclusive collectible is very ridiculous. Like, off the charts, over the edge, beyond the realms of taste and sanity ridiculous.

Still with us? Good.

Because if that didn't scare you off, then you're gonna love what's next. In association with the upstanding citizens at Rotten Cotton Cult Movie Mania proudly presents. »

- Uncle Creepy

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