Sunday, February 19, 2012
Emily Van Camp
Christa B. Allen
Sam ( Emily's dog - unknown )
And many many others....
Emily Thorne / Amanda Clarke ( Emily Van Camp )
Victoria Grayson ( Madeleine Stowe )
Jack Porter ( Nick Wechsler )
Nolan Ross ( Gabriel Mann )
David Clarke ( James Tupper )
"This is NOT a story about forgiveness"....
David Clarke is charged with treason and terrorism, and sent to prison.
A decade passes, his daughter, Amanda Clarke is also in prison - for different reasons.
She's released on her eighteenth birthday. As she walks away from her former hellhole, a vehicle pulls up. A young man called Nolan Ross gets out and tells her that David has died.
Nolan informs her that David was framed. Amanda also finds out, she's half owner of Nolan's company.
He hands her a wooden box that has an infinity symbol carved on it. One of the items contained within, is a hand written letter from her father.
Years later, we meet her again. She's changed her name and hair color.
Amanda Clarke, now Emily Thorne, rents a beach house in the Hamptons. It's next door to Victoria and Clayton Grayson's mansion.
The Grayson's are responsible for destroying her family.
And now Emily / Amanda is ready for retribution.
Will she succeed?....
Emily: "Two wrongs can never make a right, because two wrongs can never equal each other"
Emily: "For the truly wronged, true satisfaction can only be found in one of two places, absolute forgiveness or mortal vindication"
Victoria: "As anyone can tell you, approval, is not something I give away freely"
David: "infinity times infinity"
Nolan: "How much do you want for Amanda?"
Jack: "Sammy, the whole point of fetch is to bring back the stick when I throw it"
Emily: "Do you know how easy it would be to crush your windpipe?"
Nolan: "I witnessed first hand, what those people did to your father"
Emily: "When deception cuts this deep, someone has to pay"
Region - Not applicable
Company - PAGE FRIGHT / TEMPLE HILL ENTERTAINMENT / ABC STUDIOS
Extras - Not applicable
Inserts - Not applicable
OBTAINED AT - ABC
PRICE - Free
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I had originally planned to watch the premiere, but I simply forgot about it. So I watched it online.
Almost everyone that has watched televsion is familiar with the night time soap operas called DALLAS and DYNASTY.
However, unlike those shows, this actually seems far more clever and well written. It's more of a THRILLER than a soap opera.
REVENGE is NOT filled with the same wall-to-wall hammy-acting, that plagued DALLAS, and it's horrible knock-off DYNASTY.
As most of you know, most television shows end up becoming redundant and outstaying their welcome.
That's why, I hope they'll take a cue from the cable channels and produce 12 to 15 episodes per season, instead of the usual 20 plus episodes.... assuming REVENGE gets renewed for another season.
Madeleine Stowe on the cover of PARADE ( Feb. 19, 2012 )
I was happier than a alcoholic locked in a liquor store, when I found out that Madeleine Stowe was going to star in REVENGE.
Madeleine Stowe is one of my all time favorite actresses. She's incredibly underrated and underused. She's one of those folks, that can say more by looking into the camera, than most folks can say with two pages worth of dialogue!
I loved watching her in SHORT CUTS, CHINA MOON, BLINK, and 12 MONKEYS.
Emily Van Camp has become quite an actress. I'm really impressed. She seems to know exactly when to pull back her emotions. Truly outstanding performances by her.
I hope she decides to portray even darker characters in theatrical movies.
Ashton Holmes appears in several episodes. He was excellent in HISTORY OF VIOLENCE and WIND CHILL. Mr. Holmes is nothing short of wonderful as "Tyler".
Gabriel Mann portrays a character called "Nolan". He reminds me of James Spader, and I mean that as a compliment. He's truly excellent.
REVENGE has high quality acting, writing, and beautiful camera work.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
In Cleveland, a man named Hollister is murdered. His girlfriend Dena finds his body and gets her fingerprints all over the murder weapon.
She runs from the crime scene and seeks help from her ex-boyfriend Mike.
Now, they're both involved in a complicated mess, that includes a Soviet official, missing money, and murder.
Plus, they've got the cops AND the thugs after them.
Mike hides Dena at his girlfriend's apartment. Unfortunately, the thugs find them. They kill Linda, Mike's girlfriend, and abduct Dena.
Will Mike be able to rescue Dena?
Will they both survive?
Will the bad guys get what's coming to them?....
Dino: "You bitch!"
Dena: "I was sleeping, and when I woke up, he was dead"
Mike: "Don't overplay it, with me... I've seen that act before. I've got no reason to help you. I don't even have a reason to trust you"
Al C. Ruban
Jo Ann Brier
Lynn's first client... "You're so money and you don't even know it!"
Suzie and Mr. Smith
Lynn is a sexy suburban housewife, and she works for a "modeling agency" in New York City.
On this particular day, Lynn's first "modeling assignment", is to visit a client that likes being whipped. Did I mention that he looks and sounds like a stoned version of Jon Favreau? Well he does.
Her second client is even more bizarre. Lynn must pretend to be a mourner at his fake funeral, and have sex with him in the casket!
We also meet Suzie, Mr. Smith, the other ladies, and their clients.
That's all there is to it.
Suzie: "I thought I stimulated you... intellectually of course"
Narrator: "With the right attitude, you could walk through the slime and never get your feet dirty"
DVD ( 2 DISCS )
Black and White ( with one color segment for PLATINUM PUSSYCAT )
Company - Alternative Cinema
THE PLATINUM PUSSYCAT MOVIE
Extra #1 - Loop called Sandy's Sofa ( black & white )
Extra #2 - Loop called Tan Blonde ( color )
Extra #3 - Loop called Motel Intrigue ( color )
Extra #4 - Loop called Two Dolls For A Bed ( color )
Extra #5 - Loop called Paula Vance ( black & white - this lady is such a cutie! )
Extra #6 - Loop called Nora And Simone ( color - WARNING, the blonde is HIDEOUS... OH MY EYES!... The brunette is sexy and built. However, she has INCREDIBLY HAIRY arms!... And yet, you cannot look away.... ha-ha-ha... )
Extra #7 - Loop called Kelly's Gamble ( black & white )
Extra #8 - Trailer for Love Statue
Extra #9 - Trailer for Moonlighting Wives
Extra #10 - Trailer for Oddo
Extra #11 - Trailer for Swedish Wildcats
Extra #12 - Trailer for All The Sins Of Sodom
Extra #13 - Trailer for Skin In The 50s
THE SEXPLOITERS MOVIE
Extra #14 - Audio commentary by Michael Bowen and Chuck Smith
Extra #15 - Trailer for Hideout In The Sun
Extra #16 - Trailer for Sexperts
Extra #17 - Trailer for Sexploiters
Extra #18 - Trailer for Flesh Merchant
Extra #19 - Trailer for Suriously Obsessive Peepshow
Extra #20 - Trailer for Naughty Nudes 64
Extra #21 - Trailer for Naughty Nudes Of The 1960s
Extra #22 - Drive-in commercial for coffee
Inserts - Yes, a black and white double sided promotional card for Alternative Cinema.
From "drive-in commercial" for coffee
OBTAINED AT - Alternative Cinema
PRICE - $12.99
DO I WANT MY MONEY BACK?:
I love 1960's sexploitation, especially when it's mixed with a crime / noir theme.
I love the Mike-HammerESQUE music that's played in the PLATINUM PUSSYCAT.
Movies like PLATINUM PUSSYCAT and SEXPLOITERS are cheesy-dum-fun, and should be appreciated for what they are. So put the disc in the player, sit down, eat pizza, drink, and forget about all the bullshit in this world.
Far to many folks pretend to be above movies like these. I think we've all known at least one pretentious asshole at one time or another.
Those SNOBS think all movies should be "preachy", and have a "profound message". My response to that attitude, is as follows.... IF YOU WANT A PROFOUND EXPERIENCE, GO TAKE A SHIT IN THE WOODS DURING THE HEIGHT OF WINTER!.... :)
Watching these movies will transport you back in time. That's proof that time travel DOES exist! No DeLorean needed!
NOTE: The credits for both movies, do NOT connect the actresses and actors with their characters. Also, it was common practice for most of the folks in front and behind the camera to use pseudonyms. This is the reason I did NOT post my usual actor / character list.
I know that 2012 is only one month old, but I feel safe saying that the PLATINUM PUSSYCAT / SEXPLOITERS DOUBLE FEATURE is one of the DVD bargains of the year.
The DVD set cost me $12.99 ( shipping was FREE! ).
ALTERNATIVE CINEMA has a lot of great DVD collections in their catalog ( such as THE BASEMENT: 5 FILM RETRO 80s HORROR COLLECTION - the DVD bargain of 2011 ).
I hope they keep cranking out SETS, because I rarely purchase single movie discs.
PLATINUM PUSSYCAT is also known as THE LOSERS, and THE PINK PUSSYCAT.