Champagne and Bullets (GETEVEN) – 1993

Champagne and Bullets was another one of those films that kept getting pushed back, missing out on being a part of previous seasons by a hairs Breadth. Originally scheduled for Season 10 it JUST missed out and ended up getting pushed back to Season 11, where it got as far as being recorded and put on the timeline ready to edit, before another film came in (Night of the Demon) that JUST pushed it out once again into this season.

A long time coming, I have kind of mixed feelings ultimately about Champagne and Bullets. I think it definitely has its moments, but on the whole, I can think of ‘entertainingly bad’ movies that appeal to me more. it’s still a good time for the most part and I can absolutely recommend checking it out, if you can ever find a DVD copy (the Bluray copies now long out of print and goes for silly money)

The Tingler (1959)

As we continue on with our look at the life and times of Vincent Price we arrive at this…MASTERPIECE. of cinema. Im not kidding when I say “The Tingler” is probably one of my favourite films thats widely classed as a “B-movie” I personally dont really consider it as such, as a “B-movie” somehow instills the sense that the quality is somehow lesser than an “A-movie” and watching “The Tingler” and contrasting it against GENUINE “B-movies” of the time it’s easy to see that this thing is FAR more advanced than a B-movie. this isnt “Robot Monster” level trash, this isnt “The Mad Monster” level Schlock. Is it campy? absolutley. but it’s directed more than amicably and the cine throughout is decent with some nice ideas that are well implemented.

And while some of the practical effects ultimately do let this one down a little bit, its not bad enough that I could penalise this picture. it’s just a damn fun, slightly silly, quite well made Columbia picture that I feel gets lumped in with a bad crowd. So what I’ll say here is, if you’ve never seen “The Tingler”, go and watch “The Tingler”. I think it’s arguably William Castles best movie, and probably my 2nd ever favourite Vincent Price role.

I really wish that this thing would get a re-release in cinemas with percepto in tact. what I wouldnt give for a night of Castle films with the gimmicks put back in…but still, one day my dream may come true. for now though, “The Tingler!” a film that, not too long ago got a VERY nice bluray restoration and is currently available on Google TV and Amazon Prime. if your looking for a halloween movie to rock your world this year. you my friends have found it.