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Hollywood Goes Porn Serious: Hardcore (1979) + Inserts (1975)

Hollywood Goes Porn Serious: Hardcore (1979) + Inserts (1975)

August 29, 2017 | By

Reviews of two 1970s indie-minded dramas on porn: Paul Schrader’s Hardcore (1976) in separate Blu-ray editions from Twilight Time & Indicator, and John Byrum’s Inserts (1975) + an Editor’s Blog on Hollywood’s inability to fuse drama + porn.

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BR: Hardcore (1979)

BR: Hardcore (1979)

August 29, 2017 | By

Paul Schrader’s screenplay was inspired by a story in which a girl traveled to California from her staunch Dutch Calvinist community in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and got lost in the sleazy world of hardcore porn. This undoubtedly fascinated Schrader, not only because it involved someone from his home town…

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BR: Inserts (1975)

BR: Inserts (1975)

August 29, 2017 | By

According to Hollywood lore, former Sesame Street writer John Byrum used Inserts as a show-script, and perhaps due to the sales of his produced screenplays Have a Nice Weekend and Mahogany (both 1975), he snagged an opportunity to direct Inserts in Britain with a small but stellar cast…

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American Porn Tales I: Meet Monica Velour

American Porn Tales I: Meet Monica Velour

September 16, 2011 | By

Editor’s Blog on Meet Monica Velour (Anchor Bay), and vanilla filmmaker fascination with porn figures in American film, plus Brian Dennehy in Toronto this month, and compatibility issues with Anchor Bay Blu-rays + LG players.

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BR: Meet Monica Velour (2010)

BR: Meet Monica Velour (2010)

September 16, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / M . Film: Very Good/ BR Transfer: Excellent/ DVD Extras: Very Good Label: Anchor Bay/ Region: All / Released: August 16, 2011 Genre: Comedy / Drama Synopsis:  Fresh from his high school graduation, Tobe hits the road to attend a rare performance by his idol – the reclusive […]

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Graphic Social Horror

Graphic Social Horror

January 22, 2011 | By

Lengthy review of the controversial Insex documentary Graphic Sexual Horror (Synapse Films), and an even longer Editor’s Blog on violent sexual imagery in films…

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