Rudy Ray Moore made movies and records. I have seen four of his films and think they’re well worth watching. Eddie Murphy plays Moore in the Netflix film Dolemite is My Name. Vinegar Syndrome has released four of his films from the 1970s on Blu-ray: Dolemite, The Human Tornado, Petey Wheatstraw and Disco Godfather.
I have also included links to the films on YouTube.
Space Monster Wangmagwi (1967) is an entertaining South Korean monster film. The monster reminds me of 1950s films – it’s a person in a suit. It was thought to be lost but was recently found. The video quality on the Blu-ray disc was surprisingly good.
This tweet reminded me of both the film and the book. The book is lesser Graham Greene and the film is lesser Carol Reed but they are sophisticated fun and well worth reading and seeing. The movie was filmed in Cuba and has a great cast.
There are five Torrente films all directed, starring and written by Santiago Segura. I first saw Segura in excellent films by Alex de la Iglesia. I was especially impressed by his performance in Dying of Laughter and decided to find more films of his.
Torrente is a disgusting bigot, coward, and liar. He is racist, anti-Asian, and anti-gay but I don’t recall any antisemitism. I think the character could be established as a bad guy without all of the bigotry but overall the films are very amusing in a tasteless way. Torrente reminds me of Billy Bob Thornton’s Bad Santa and the films of W. C. Fields. Look at the Tip #1 video below to get an idea of what he is like.
The firsts four films were released on DVD and I have seen them all.
The New York Times article linked to below is well worth reading.