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January 3, 2010 9:32 AM   Subscribe

"Bikinis! Monsters! Motorcycles! Welcome to BMC, your new go-to site for B-movies by the likes of John Carpenter (Dark Star) and Roger Corman (Saga of the Viking Women). Now online and in full screen, watch unsung classics like Asylum by Psycho screenwriter Robert Block or Corridors of Blood with the inimitable Christopher Lee. Want to see international icons before they made it big? How about The Ruthless Four, a spaghetti Western starring Klaus Kinski."
posted by billysumday (28 comments total) 56 users marked this as a favorite

 
Holy smokes, it works in the UK.

I SHALL NOT SLEEP FOR DAYS.
posted by Katemonkey at 9:39 AM on January 3, 2010


Oh man! Now I can take Dark Star off my Netflix queue! Honestly I'm always looking for an excuse to take something off my Netflix queue so I can stick something else on.
posted by penduluum at 10:02 AM on January 3, 2010


What a wonderful day to have the flu.
posted by Kloryne at 10:08 AM on January 3, 2010


God I love AMC. They're pretty much the only reason I ever hit the On Demand button on the remote.
posted by carsonb at 10:16 AM on January 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


How about The Ruthless Four, a spaghetti Western starring Klaus Kinski.

Sounds good! I bloody loved The Great Silence.

(Kinski was snptty about it, but he was snotty about everything)
posted by Artw at 10:39 AM on January 3, 2010


Many of these are used in episodes of MST3K. There's also a site that streams MST episodes.
posted by Lobster Garden at 10:43 AM on January 3, 2010 [7 favorites]


Yup, no IP filtering. It even works in Canada!
posted by blue_beetle at 10:48 AM on January 3, 2010


Robert Block?
posted by Pope Guilty at 11:08 AM on January 3, 2010


Awesome.
posted by fuq at 11:14 AM on January 3, 2010


Werewolves on Wheels. Awesome.
posted by Sailormom at 11:20 AM on January 3, 2010


Oh, my, yes.
posted by brundlefly at 12:09 PM on January 3, 2010


Saga of the Viking Women is going to completely trash my afternoon....thanks for posting this!
posted by I'm Brian and so's my wife! at 12:27 PM on January 3, 2010


Wow, first the Original The Prisoner series and now this collection of wonderful B-movies, it's almost enough to make me forgive AMC for re-making The Prisoner with this douche-amatic actor as no. 6.

Anyhow kids, this movie looks like fun: Motorcycle Gang.

Hmm...I wonder what it's about?
posted by Skygazer at 12:27 PM on January 3, 2010


Awesome. No country cock blocking either. They have Carnival of Souls too.
posted by Scott H at 1:39 PM on January 3, 2010


Hmm, I can play the movies, but the Prisoner is blocked in the UK.
posted by afx237vi at 3:16 PM on January 3, 2010


That's really not a loss. In fact if you are from the UK it should display a message telling you that you really should know better.
posted by Artw at 3:26 PM on January 3, 2010


Actually scratch that since it's the original.
posted by Artw at 3:27 PM on January 3, 2010


Robert Block?
Of course not. Robert Bloch.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:43 PM on January 3, 2010


Getting Robert Nloch in makes it pretty classy for an Amicus production (they were pretty much the crappy knock off of Hammer), and it doesn't end with it turning out that everybody is dead, which his how most Amicus anthology films end, which is a mark in it's favour.

I forget, is it the one where Roy Castle blows his voodoo horn?
posted by Artw at 5:23 PM on January 3, 2010


No one is getting Bloch's name right today. Also Roy Castles bit was in Doctor Terrible's House of Horrors.

However I beleive the trademark Amicus creeping hand puts in an appearance in Asylum.
posted by Artw at 5:35 PM on January 3, 2010


Well, there goes any hopes I had of doing anything productive today, tomorrow and probably the rest of the week! Wheeeeeee!!!
posted by ninazer0 at 5:56 PM on January 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Robert Block?

He wrote Psicho, which was directed by Alfred Hetchcock.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 1:32 AM on January 4, 2010


I forget, is it the one where Roy Castle blows his voodoo horn?

Not that's Dr. Terror's House of Horrors... which I exhibit a small amount of pride in no having to google... Oh the joys of BBC2's late-night horror double bill during the summers of my childhood.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:15 AM on January 4, 2010


Fuck me, it works in Canada (well, I guess no surprises there, AMC is carried by all the corrupt Canadian carriers) and in Safari.

I'm home sick today, so no crappy daytime TV for me, for a change.
posted by clvrmnky at 6:57 AM on January 4, 2010


Which one was Jon Pertwee in a silly cape then?
posted by Artw at 7:17 AM on January 4, 2010


That's The House That Dripped Blood... (had to google that though I knew it was 'house' something'). I actually watched it again fairly recently and unfortunately Amicus films don't seem quite so awesome as they did when I was 13.

And before you ask the one with Romana's bottom is Tales That Witness Madness - I found it on youtube the other but haven't got around to watching it yet due to the fear of disappointment.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 9:30 AM on January 4, 2010


The Romana that has a chin or the other one?
posted by Artw at 10:15 AM on January 4, 2010


...and I still think that every film should have a Werewolf Break where you have to guess who is the werewolf, like The Beast Must Die does.

Even films with no werewolf in them at all.
posted by Artw at 10:16 AM on January 4, 2010


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