Dont Look Back is a 1967 American documentary film by D. A. Pennebaker that covers Bob Dylan’s 1965 concert tour in England.
Spider Baby is a 1967-1968 black horror comedy film, written and directed by Jack Hill that was shot in 1964. It stars Lon Chaney, Jr. as Bruno, the chauffeur and caretaker of three orphaned siblings who suffer from “Merrye Syndrome”, which causes them to mentally, socially, and physically regress backwards down the evolutionary ladder starting in early puberty. Carol Ohmart, Quinn Redeker, Beverly Washburn, Jill Banner, Sid Haig, Mary Mitchel, Karl Schanzer and Mantan Moreland also star.
The Shooting is a 1966 western film directed by Monte Hellman, with a screenplay by Carole Eastman (using the pseudonym “Adrien Joyce”). It stars Warren Oates, Millie Perkins, Will Hutchins, and Jack Nicholson, and was produced by Nicholson and Hellman. The story is about two men who are hired by a mysterious woman to accompany her to a town located many miles across the desert. During their journey, they are closely tracked by a black-clad gunslinger who seems intent on killing all of them.
The film was shot in 1965 in the Utah desert, back-to-back with Hellman’s similar western, Ride in the Whirlwind, which also starred Nicholson. Both films were shown at several international film festivals but it was not until 1968 that the U.S. distribution rights were purchased by the Walter Reade Organization. No other domestic distributor had expressed any interest in the films. Walter Reade decided to bypass a theatrical release, and the two titles were sold directly to television.
Peter Cook as the Devil, Raquel Welch as “Lust” and Dudley Moore caught in the middle as the depressed and initially suicidal Stanley Moon. 1967’s “Bedazzled” is an entertaining, existential, not to mention quintessential, far-out British comedy from the fertile minds of it’s stars.
Directed and produced by Stanley Donen and written by the two stars, Moore & Cook, “Bedazzled” comically retells the Faust legend. Dudley and Peter first teamed together on Moore’s BBC series, Not Only… But Also in 1965. Their partnership lasted well into the 1970’s but unfortunately “Bedazzled” was their only feature film together. Enjoy.
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is a 1967 American drama film starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn, and featuring Hepburn’s niece Katharine Houghton. The film contains a positive representation of the controversial subject of interracial marriage, which historically had been illegal in most states of the United States, and was still illegal in 17 states, mostly Southern states, up until June 12 of the year of the film’s release, when anti-miscegenation laws were struck down by the Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia. The film was produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and written by William Rose. The movie’s Oscar-nominated score was composed by Frank DeVol.
The Trip was directed by Roger Corman, written by Jack Nicholson, and shot on location in and around Los Angeles in 1966. Peter Fonda stars as a young television commercial director, Paul Groves who takes his first dose of LSD.
Daikyojū Gappa (大巨獣ガッパ?, “Giant Beast Gappa”) is a 1967 tokusatsu kaiju film. The film was produced by Nikkatsu Corporation, and was their only film in the giant monster genre. The international English title for the film was Gappa the Triphibian Monster. The international English print was reedited and retitled Monster from a Prehistoric Planet, for its original release in the United States. Media Blasters, under the Tokyo Shock label, released the Japanese and international English prints on VHS and DVD, while the US print is now in the public domain because of the bankruptcy of a production company and un-succeeding of copyright.