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Old 12-28-2006, 01:27 AM
 
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...called "The Weird Ones," a drive-in horror/comedy, made in 1962, and I believe only played in San Antonio. It was written and directed by famed SA-based comics illustrater (and early TV newscaster, think early 50's) Pat Boyette. If ANYONE has ANY, and I mean ANY information or recollection of this film, I will kiss your feet (twice)! It's considered a "lost" film.

Here's a rare handbill:

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f379/ede2525/boyetteweirdonessm.gif (broken link)

...Same goes for another SA-lensed oddity by Mr. Boyette called "Dungeons of Harrow" (AKA "Dungeon of Harrow" or sometimes the generic "Horror") This one is actually on DVD (but sadly suffers from a bad transfer)...but if anyone has ANY info on this film as well, I would die a happy boy!

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f379/ede2525/dunegeons.jpg (broken link)
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Old 12-28-2006, 09:09 AM
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Here's a review of "The Weird Ones' from a NY Times article some years ago which you may already be familiar with:

The Weird Ones
1962-USA


PLOT DESCRIPTION
The Weird Ones combines the sci-fi genre with the equally popular soft-core erotica field. Mike Braden and Rudy Duran play a couple of press agents, specializing in furthering the career of naked (or nearly-naked) women. The two protagonists do their best to stem the activities of the Astronik, a space alien whose mission consists of torturing and murdering beautiful young ladies. To catch the Astronik, the agents use a phony extraterrestrial --a well-endowed girl -- as bait. Praise or blame for The Weird Ones can be lain on the doorstep of Pat Boyette, who produced, directed and wrote this sexploitationer. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Here's also a link on Pat Boyette:

http://www.comicartville.com/mangusboyette.htm

Here's a link to a review of "Dungeon of Harrow" which you may or may not have seen before also:

http://www.bmoviecentral.com/bmoviec...%20Harrow.html

I'm not so familiar with these films but I'd be interested in seeing them. I did see where Amazon has copies of "Dungeon of Harrow" available with even more on the way, so they say.
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Old 12-29-2006, 12:45 AM
 
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Hey there 940, I really don't think ANYONE outside of a few really bad b-movie-type-geeks knows much about these films either (which is why in desperation, I was thinking MAYBE someone in SA knew SOMEONE, ANYONE associated with these mega-rarities - the "Six Degrees" thing?)...EVERYONE I've ever showed "Dungeons" to has absolutely hated it though...But I can't help dig the weird ultra-cheapo horror comic feel, like one of those bad 60's budget horror comics that Charlton put out (you could buy the reprints at Winn's in 3-packs for about a buck in the early 80's), cheaply drawn art, B&W, pretty downbeat and incredibly indie in comparison to the "majors" like DC and Marvel, etc. Like comic versions of Crown Records - remember those? You could buy them at Handy Andy's for 99 cents. Anyway, be warned if you watch "Dunegons," it's in ultra-Ed Wood territory...BUT, I think, it's an important, albeit obscure, moment in San Antonio's very small (micro, rather) film scene, and history in general...which fuels my obsession with finding "The Weird Ones" so much - a chunk of SA history that hasn't been tapped or acknowledged in any way, plus me being a film fanatic and raised on comics doesn't hurt...If you indeed watch "Dungeons," please report back to me on your thoughts!
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