Friday, June 4, 2010

KILLDOZER

I'm off for a few days.

Wari / Witchie... I'll email you soon.

E. Discharge... I'm starting your project on the weekend. Finally.

Please enjoy this videoclip, by one of my all-time favourite bands, KILLDOZER and their tribute to Irwin Allen disaster films of the 70s... 'Man vs Nature".

17 comments:

WitchOne said...

Pers, can you call me please? I hardly ever check that e-mail address these days. Having said that, I'll go there now and e-mail you my phone number. In the middle of typing that I suddenly wondered why I'm posting this irrelevant information and then I realised. That's what I do.

Alex said...

I thought the music was, um, interesting, but if it was supposed to be a tribute to Irwin Allen, then why was there a whole section about 'Earthquake'? Was that some sort of joke that I didn't get? I was a little disappointed that 'The Story Of Mankind' didn't get a mention, but then, that wasn't really the same kind of disaster film, I guess.

patchouligirl said...

You've outdone yourself Perseus, the music is even more awful than usual. I liked the video clip but wonder how/if they got permission to use the footage?

Jamie said...

Ah, Irwin Allen disaster films are my all-time favourites. The Towering Inferno, anyone? Airport '75?

Jamie said...

Ah, Irwin Allen disaster films are my all-time favourites. The Towering Inferno, anyone? Airport '75?

Jamie said...

Oooooh! Triple post! Oooops...

Alex said...

Jamie, Irwin Allen disaster films are your all-time favourite films or your all-time favourite disaster films?

Jamie said...
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Jamie said...

Irwin Allen disaster films are my all-time favourite films. So cheesy. So much moralising. Such dodgy special effects. Victoria Principal's 1974-vintage t-shirted rack in Earthquake. The Towering Inferno would have been made better only if Steve McQueen did a Bullitt-style chase in his fire chief's car.

Alex said...

I certainly share your love of these cheesy old flicks, but the Earthquake connection is missing me entirely. Even though it's in the same genre as the others, I don't believe that it in any way relates to Irwin Allen.

Jamie said...

By God, you're right! It fitted in with the disaster pics of the time and it featured both Charlton Heston and George Kennedy. I always thought it was an Irwin Allen film. Guess I'm not as big a fan as I thought I was. My comment re V. Principal stands, however...

Melba said...

I have to admit being suckled at the (Victoria Principal/Chuck Heston?) breast of these films too:

Towering Inferno, 1974
Earthquake (with sens-urround) 1974
Poseidon Adventure 1972
all the Airports ('75 and I'm sure there was a '76 and '77?)

Other favourite genres -
The out-of-control insect genre (Killer Bees 1974) and the Devil's Triangle genre (The Devil's Triangle 1974, The Bermuda Triangle 1978)

Oh goodtimes.

And 1974 was apparently the best of those goodtimes.

Jamie said...

Thwre was the opiginal Airport (1970) starring Burt Lancaster as the airport msnager and Dean Martin as the pilot he loved (a mad, heavily insured bomber tried to bring down a Boeing 707 to bail his family out of financial trouble). George Kennedy plays a hard-as-nails airline engineer charged with xlearing a bogged 707 ftom a snowbound runway to allow Martin's mortally wounded 707 to land.

Then there was Airport '75 (hostie Karen Black tries to land her plane after a midair collision all but destroys the cockpit, killing the flight crew including a pre-CHiPs Erik Estrada. Stars George Kennedy and Charlton Heston as the airline engineerg types he loved.

Then followed Airport '77, in which airline engineer Joe Patroni (Kennedy, in his third appearance in the franchise) has to devise away to rescue 100 people including his wife and son from a Boeing 747 that crashed into the ocean intact but now under 100 feet of water.

And THEN there was Airport 79, in which shit happens to a Concorde instead of a Boeing plane. Dodging missiles Nd threatening to crash over Zee Alos. Stars George Kennedy (again) and Robert Wagner as the evil industrialist he loved. Patroni inexplicably swaps his Boeing expertise for the Frogmobile.

Hmmm. Maybe I'm a better fan than I thought.

Alex said...

And 1974 was apparently the best of those goodtimes.

I'm pretty sure that Airport '75 came out in '74, too. '75 did see the release of "The Giant Spider Invasion" though. And since we're talking about Irwin Allen and out-of-control insects, I should probably give "The Swarm" a mention, as well.

Perseus said...

Even better than a disaster movie is a good old submarine film.

I like how every submarine film has exactly the same scene: the one where they dive deeper than than the sub is supposed to. The hull starts to warp but the Captain says, "It's okay, she'll hold..." and she always does.

And thent there's the customary 'ping' scene, and there's always an engineer covered in grease who risks his life in order to save everyone else.

Lots of close-ups of pressure guages as well, and the Captain listens to classical music when alone.

Formula? You bet, but a winning formula.

Puss In Boots said...

I have never seen any of the movies mentioned in this post. Am I missing anything?

Alex said...

Calamity, catastrophe, nature on a rampage, and hours of fun, Puss.