Monday, July 7, 2014


Newspaper ad from Canada

If you've ever had to deal with a long power outage, and curfew, then you know how frightening it can be.

You have to listen to news via battery operated portable television sets and radios.

The food in your refrigerator starts rotting, you can not shower, or flush the toilet - at least not in the traditional method.

It's not fun folks.

I didn't like this movie. However, I did like Robert Carradine and Ray Milland's performances.

BLACKOUT was written by John Dunning ( 1927 – 2011 ), Eddy Matalon, and John C.W. Saxton ( 1930 – 1987 ).

It was directed by Eddy Matalon.

Some of the folks that appear in this flick are, Robert Carradine, June Allyson ( 1917 - 2006 ), James Mitchum, and Ray Milland ( 1905 – 1986 ).

Newspaper clipping of the real New York blackout of 1977

I'm almost positive BLACKOUT was released on legit VHS in the United States, but I can not remember by which company.

Newspaper clipping of the real New York blackout of 1977

BLACKOUT was released on region one DVD, but I don't remember the name of the company.

1 comment:

  1. Our neighborhood's power was out once for three days, in the summer in a major suburb of a major US city. It was due to a transformer that exploded. It took all that time to find a new transformer and get it going. Lots of food spoiled of course. What a mess. Luckily, at least our water worked during that time. Had to get in the car and drive to a fast food place to eat and cool down, and to Wallyworld to get more batteries, candles, and matches. ugh