Monday, November 19, 2007

Mesa of Lost Women

I was inspired to post this by Juri Nummelin.

7 comments:

Todd Mason said...

Wow, never noticed how much Coogan could look, before putting on the Fester weight, like today's Miguel Ferrer. Showtime take note.

TM said...

What I'd post on Juri's blog if the idiot who's upset about a book review Juri wrote wouldn't keep taking every opportunity to compare Juri to Himmler or Pol Pot:

MESA OF LOST WOMEN is, of course, famous in some circles. Contrast MONSTER A GO GO, which is half of an unfinished quasi-film with some tacked-on narration. Ed Wood really wasn't nearly the worst filmmaker of his time...

No one allows Bigelow to make a western because none of her films do that well at first, and perhaps she's never tried to do a western (not that H'wood wanted to do many westerns in the last decade except when Kevin Costner insisted or after DEADWOOD became a mild popular and great critical success on HBO). Perhaps she hasn't wanted to do one, as well.

NEAR DARK wasn't the first film to put vampires in a fairly natural contemporary setting, but it was an early and accessible one...this seems less startling now, to be sure.

You like MASSACRE better than I do, but most people do. I thought it pretty obviously horror-comedy as well, and suspect anyone who can't see that simply hasn't watched it...it also gets a much worse rap for it gruesomeness than it deserves. It's fairly restrained that way. To me, it's also pretty inept (why I forgive SPIDER BABY for its crudeness, and not TX CH M...well, SPIDER BABY is professional, just no-budget...only the Mantan Moreland opening routine is really disposable). The English word I think you're reaching for, btw, is "hysteria."

Bill Crider said...

Thanks, Todd. I hope others will take time to read Juri's post before reading your comment. Or afterward.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I hope Netflix has it. Looks great.

Juri said...

Todd, thanks for your comments (and must edit the hysteria bit). I still have SPIDER BABY to watch - accidentally it's on the same VHS tape as MESA OF LOST WOMEN!

By the way, you have a blog on your own (but you don't seem to update it), how come you can't post comments on Pulpetti? I'm really sorry for the idiot ruining my blog, but I guess it comes with the territory.

Jeff Meyerson said...

Look like a classic to me. I loved "Tarantula"'s dance.

I guess they couldn't afford Jane Russell.

TM said...

They couldn't afford Nipsey Russell. And he wasn't working much then.