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Love teen movies from the late '60s to the early '80s.
Like obscure made-for-tv movies from the late '70s
Runaway, Runaway (1972)
spoiler possible, same sex experimentalism, broken homes
I give this movie an excellent rating because I was able to watch the whole thing and it kept my attention. This is pretty explicit subject matter for a 1971 release with the overt lesbianism in the movie.
The main actress did a good job of looking like a 17 year old when she was actually 24 when this was made. Her demeanor of not being assertive or in control makes her seem like a traditional young girl for the time.
She said she was a "freak" to her neighbors where she lived before she ran away but doesn't explain if this is due to her mother's conduct or because of her inability to "be loved" or maybe shame because of where she lived.
Most of the background music is pretty good too. I agree with other reviewers who say these early 1970s flicks pertaining to "serious" subject matters were good even if some parts of the film are outdated since at least they can hold my attention unlike all the movies made since the late 1980s with their loud or exaggerated dialogue and nasty music.
The Young Graduates (1971)
One of my favorite movies
I first saw this movie on a winter Saturday afternoon around March of 1979 when I was 14 years old during the time when they used to air those 1960s Frankie& Annette beach movies but I liked this movie and didn't think it was flaky and phony as the other 1960s beach movies were I could at least identify with these girls or knew someone like them in this early 1970s movie unlike the 1960s beach movies which were played by adults well into adulthood.
I remember it being about 2 girls who were skipping school, running away from home or something and smoking dope(maybe not)and running away from bikers and there were sex themes which I couldn't understand. One actress reminded me of Joyce Dewitt from Three's Company which was a popular show at the time
I thought this was a really cool movie even though it was about a different generation which even during the late 1970s we were told had so much fun back then.I even remember the girls riding somewhere and some music & singing going "doot doot doot da do, bah bah bump dada datta do" and the girls seemed all high & hazy from pot-smoking but maybe that was just my perception of them at the time. It's a good reminder of a time when that type of life could be experimented with with few repercussions like drug violence.
I thought this was a cool movie but never saw it out on VHS when all the retro movies were being put on that format in the mid 1980s when everyone was buying their VCRs. This was available on some internet movie website long before Netflicks.
This is a perfect movie for a channel THIS TV. I like early 70s movies made for teens and young adults even though it is a decade before my time. I never forgot about this movie I enjoyed it so much now if we could just know what happened to the actresses in this film and who sang the motorcycle ride music.
El retorno del Hombre Lobo (1981)
I thought this movie was really cool with all the shots filmed right in Europe and the weird music that sounded like distorted symphonies with singing done by choir singers on LSD in some medieval cathedral. There are scenes of mist & eerie hallways & passageways and I always liked these kinds of movies and it wasn't until later that I realized all the good horror movies were made in Europe & had low budgets so that's proof big studios in America still can't churn out a horror movie that I think is worth watching.
Too bad most of these movies aren't available in DVDs. It' s even worse to think that now Hollywood is making all the horror movies instead of Europe. All these European Vampire movies seem to emphasize the exhibition of medieval European clothing & settings appropriate to a tale based on medieval folklore but unlike Hollywood movies, they don't look idiotic or freakish.
These types of movies are always denigrated as being "camp" or whatever the vogue word is to dismiss the creativity involved in these movies, but these films made an impact on me and that's something Hollywood horror movies never could. This is a great movie. It needs to be redone and only in Europe by European artists and using European film studios & styles.
This film is a 1980 follow-up another film with Paul Naschy from the early 1970s which is based on the Elizabeth Bathory folklore also. I actually thought this film was made in the early to mid 1970s when I first saw it on a VHS tape almost 20 years ago.
I loved this film.
I saw this movie one night in April of 1978 when I was still 13 years old and thought it was so cool. It was about a wild, bad girl who was running wild. I would love to see this somewhere again. There was some hard music and a dancing scene that looked like it was happening in a 3-sided barn and Tiffany Bolling was drinking out of a wine/whiskey bottle and dancing frantically. She talks to her teacher on a pay phone and tells him to go to h*ll. She reminded me a little of what Lita Ford looked like in the late 1980s even though I haven't seen this movie since 1978.
I never saw this again aired on TV or in a video. There has to be someone else who has seen this film. Tiffany Bolling was so cool in this bad girl movie. I can't remember seeing a movie geared towards teens during the late 1970s that I thought was cool or whose lifestyle I would like to mimic but this 1970 movie was a cool one. Most movies out during the late 1970s were too bland for me but this 1970 movie was a good one. I never saw it on VHS during the mid 1980s when all these retro movies were being put onto VHS.
Why can't this be put out on a DVD somewhere?
I would really like to see this film again.