Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson

Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson
Exploitation films have their mavericks, their patron saints and their bad boys: this well-researched and lovingly assembled shock-bio introduces us to a particularly talented persistent filmmaker whose sexed-up horror & action grindhouse non-epics proved commercially viable even into the video age. Then comes the Ghastly Death part, a cruelly undeserved finish for a movie guy liked and admired by his collaborators.

Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson


Severin Films

2019 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 101 min. / Street Date April 21, 2020 / available through the Severin Films / 24.00

Starring: Al Adamson, Samuel M. Sherman, John ‘Bud’ Cardos, Russ Tamblyn, Stevee Ashlock, Gary Graver, Fred Olen Ray, Vilmos Zsigmond, Zandor Vorkov, Chris Poggiali, Robert Dix, John Bloom.

Cinematography: Jim Kunz

Film Editors: Michael Capone, Mark Hartley

Original Music: Mark Raskin

Motion Graphics: Michael Etoll

Produced by Jack Bennett, David Gregory, Nicole Mikuzis, Heather Buckley

Directed by David Gregory

What makes lower-echelon exploitation producer-directors so interesting?
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2015 Hollywood Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

Along with partners the American Cinematheque and Jumpcut Cafe, the Underground Film Journal is thrilled to be co-presenting the first ever Hollywood Underground Film Festival, which will be a one-night event at the Egyptian Theater on Saturday, February 21.

The festival will include two screenings. First, there will be a short film program at 7:30 p.m.; followed at 10:00 p.m. by the world premiere of the exciting new anthology film Betamax, which features new work by Los Angeles underground filmmaking legend Damon Packard.

The shorts lineup will include the U.S. premiere of the latest film by longtime Journal favorite Brian Lonano, Crow Hand!!!, which is bloody and fantastic; and Mike Olenick‘s visual epic Red Luck, which won the Best Looking award at the 2014 Chicago Underground Film Festival and the Best Experimental Film at the 2015 Slamdance.

Other shorts include a blazingly fun biopic of Hollywood icon Russ Meyer,
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