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« #18570 : October 09, 2019, 04:22:05 AM »

I just watched a Neo Noir Drama from 1973 today that would be labeled "soft core." Back then it was labeled Sexploitation. The version I saw was 78 minutes long the original was 87 minutes so its in your "classic noir" length range. The 87 minute length probably shows, oh my god real "sex."

It would make a good double bill with Midnight Cowboy. Or in a triple bill with Taxi Driver as the other book end. It's about a young woman who is a hustler, con artist, user/shack-up artist, petty thief, hooker, who is scratching for survival around Times Square. A lot is shot on location. It's Fleshpot on 42nd Street (1973).

It's in color but is stylistically visually noir and just when you just think our heroine sees a light at the end of the tunnel when she gets there it's a road flare. The actress playing the hustler Laura Cannon is amazingly good amazingly believable.

Most Sexploitation are really low budget.

It was written, directed, filmed and edited by the same guy who was unabashedly homosexual and an avowed misogynist.
This film is a masterpiece and I just don't mean of Sexploitation. The version I watched would be labeled NC-17 or a hard "R"

Anyway it's a film that should be more known by a director Andy Milligan, who got stuck in Grindhouse oblivion.

I urge any of you who think all Grindhouse/Sexploitation films are crap with lousy acting, direction, cinematography, story, etc., etc., go to Amazon Prime pay with your credit card the $1.99 fee, and watch the R/NC-17 streaming version of his film that is available. You may not like or approve the subject matter of it but it will be an eye opener to the amount of quality that was achieved on a low budget. Bravo Andy Milligan.

Laura Cannon who played Dusty Cole (in the film credited as Diana Lewis) can act, she is amazingly believable in her role.  Make no mistake though she was a porno actress with 30 films credited on IMDb. Her co-stars were Harry Reems (famous for Deep Throat) and Neil Flanagan who I've never heard of before. They both can also act BTW.

It's a sort of gritty, Noir, Pretty Woman.


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« #18571 : October 09, 2019, 07:06:49 AM »

I just watched a Neo Noir Drama from 1973 today that would be labeled "soft core." Back then it was labeled Sexploitation.  It's Fleshpot on 42nd Street (1973).



You schmuck, when you have to post jpg.'s you don't.


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« #18572 : October 09, 2019, 07:29:36 AM »


I urge any of you who think all Grindhouse/Sexploitation films are crap with lousy acting, direction, cinematography, story, etc., etc., go to Amazon Prime pay with your credit card the $1.99 fee, and watch the R/NC-17 streaming version of his film that is available. You may not like or approve the subject matter of it but it will be an eye opener to the amount of quality that was achieved on a low budget. Bravo Andy Milligan.

Laura Cannon who played Dusty Cole (in the film credited as Diana Lewis) can act, she is amazingly believable in her role.  Make no mistake though she was a porno actress with 30 films credited on IMDb. Her co-stars were Harry Reems (famous for Deep Throat) and Neil Flanagan who I've never heard of before. They both can also act BTW.

It's a sort of gritty, Noir, Pretty Woman.
There is a blu of this coming: https://www.amazon.com/Fleshpot-42nd-Street-Guru-Blu-ray/dp/B07J34NT7G/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1PT1ODR7IPZVX&keywords=fleshpot+on+42nd+street+blu+ray&qid=1570631059&s=movies-tv&sprefix=fleshpot%2Caps%2C279&sr=1-1

It's pricey, though, so I may take your suggestion and watch the amazon prime offering. Thanks for the tip, I've never seen this.



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« #18573 : October 09, 2019, 09:04:32 AM »

You schmuck, when you have to post jpg.'s you don't.

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« #18574 : October 09, 2019, 09:13:24 AM »

You can download the 87 min version here:

https://rarelust.com/fleshpot-on-42nd-street-1973/


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« #18575 : October 09, 2019, 09:18:40 AM »

You can download the 87 min version here:

https://rarelust.com/fleshpot-on-42nd-street-1973/

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« #18576 : October 09, 2019, 11:57:21 AM »

You schmuck, when you have to post jpg.'s you don't.

lol I was waiting for the long version, supposedly the directors cut is academy ratio, the Amazon Prime is 1:85:1.


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« #18577 : October 09, 2019, 12:50:28 PM »

I'm thinking of picking up the Vinegar Syndrome Blu it's got extras:

https://vinegarsyndrome.com/collections/vinegar-syndrome/products/fleshpot-on-42nd-street

Unless we grossly underestimated demand for Andy Milligan's masterpiece, we will NOT repress this in a "standard edition". This slipcover release is limited to 2,500 and is designed by Earl Kessler Jr. It's only available here at VinegarSyndrome.com and a few other select retail outlets.

Dusty, a street smart, but desperately unhappy prostitute who works in Times Square, uses her body to survive; seducing, conning, and ripping off her johns. After moving in with Cherry, a cross-dressing male prostitute, Dusty hopes to find more solid financial footing and a stable future in the sex trade, that is, until she meets Bob, a young lawyer who lives on Staten Island, who falls in love with her, and she with him. With a chance to escape her miserable existence becoming a possibility, Dusty starts dreaming of a future she never thought possible. But can she escape her own destiny?

Andy Milligan's masterpiece of urban sexual despair, FLESHPOT ON 42ND ST stars Laura Cannon (Forced Entry) in her career performance as Dusty, along side Milligan regular character actor Neil Flanagan, and sex film superstar Harry Reems. Evoking the aesthetics of Paul Morrissey's work for Warhol as filtered through Cassavetes sobering examinations of loneliness and the working class condition, FLESHPOT remains Milligan's most powerful and personal film. Only ever available in heavily cut editions sourced from splicy prints, Vinegar Syndrome brings this crucial piece of 70s New York filmmaking to Blu-ray in a brand new 4k preservation of its previously unseen original and painstakingly reconstructed director's cut, featuring all of its legendary lost footage restored.

Directed by: Andy Milligan
Starring: Laura Cannon, Neil Flanagan, Harry Reems
1973 / 87 min / 1.37:1

• Region Free Blu-ray/DVD combo
• Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 16mm camera reversal
• Two different viewing options: the director's intended 1.37:1 framed presentation or the 1.85:1 theatrical framing.
• Audio commentary with film historians and authors Samm Deighan, Heather Drain, and Kat Ellinger
• Locations 'then and now' featurette
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles



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« #18578 : October 11, 2019, 01:45:53 AM »

The Long Goodbye 7.5/10
Lots of great stuff but what a messy mess.


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« #18579 : October 11, 2019, 05:22:46 AM »

The Long Goodbye 7.5/10
what a messy mess.
But in a good way, nicht wahr?



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« #18580 : October 11, 2019, 05:47:18 AM »

But in a good way, nicht wahr?

In both ways. It gives the movie its charm as well as it leads it to great moments and shots, but at the cost how many missed opportunities?

I’m very happy to have at last seen it though, it’s pretty haunting.


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« #18581 : October 11, 2019, 09:30:52 AM »

The Long Goodbye 7.5/10
Lots of great stuff but what a messy mess.
A mess? Huh?



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« #18582 : October 12, 2019, 01:47:04 AM »

A mess? Huh?

Yeah but I’m pretty sure it’s designed to be a mess.
The camerawork is all over the place (with the operator seemingly zooming in, out, and moving around the scene in long focal as he feels), the scenes start on something and move on to 32 other topics seemingly at random (and only end because someone interrupt them out of nowhere) and of course the plot is convoluted for nothing (but that last point is pretty common in detective movies). So yeah, a mess on purpose.


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« #18583 : October 12, 2019, 08:22:20 AM »

This thread is turning into me and n_l reposting our Facebook message conversations, but...

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019)

As an fan's extension of the Breaking Bad universe & characters: 8.5/10
As a film: 6/10

As a massive Breaking Bad fan I'm very happy with it and will be rewatching several times throughout my life.

A very fun Sergio Leone homage in there.

And some Safdie Brothers:

Lenny Cooke - 7/10
The Pleasure of Being Robbed - 7/10

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« #18584 : October 12, 2019, 10:27:41 AM »

Yeah but I’m pretty sure it’s designed to be a mess.
The camerawork is all over the place (with the operator seemingly zooming in, out, and moving around the scene in long focal as he feels), the scenes start on something and move on to 32 other topics seemingly at random (and only end because someone interrupt them out of nowhere) and of course the plot is convoluted for nothing (but that last point is pretty common in detective movies). So yeah, a mess on purpose.
Chandler's plots can certainly be considered messy, but TLG is a brilliantly directed movie imo - the zooms etc aren't distracting at all and the movie has such a lively, breezy atmosphere because of the constant camera movements which aren't Greengrass-y at all.

If you don't like the way this movie uses zooms don't ever watch a Richard Rush movie.



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