Film Festivals & Events => Festivals, Book Signings etc => Topic started by: Filmbar70 on 09 May 2011 - 12:30

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Post by: Filmbar70 on 09 May 2011 - 12:30
Right  - I'll do this the proper way - just the one topic for Filmbar...
So 'Manhunt' on the 19th May, Roxy Bar and Screen... Anyone care to join me? Looking forward to seeing that car chase on the big(ish) screen. Not to mention the rather fine triumvirate of Benussi, Paluzzi and (one of my all time faves) Koscina. (
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Post by: Paul on 09 May 2011 - 13:41
If I'd been in London I'd have been there - just to see the kitten get it on a big screen.

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Post by: TheDuke on 09 May 2011 - 13:42
Great choice of film!
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Post by: Filmbar70 on 19 May 2011 - 08:07
Any of you fine London based folk joining us for Manhunt tonight? As Paul rightfully says - you'll get to see the kitten get it on the big screen!
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Post by: Paul on 19 May 2011 - 08:54
Any of you fine London based folk joining us for Manhunt tonight? As Paul rightfully says - you'll get to see the kitten get it on the big screen!

An opportunity I'm gutted to be missing.
Title: Filmbar70 presents Assault
Post by: Filmbar70 on 08 Jun 2011 - 12:57
'ello. So we're showing Assault this month.
I know most prefer Revenge by the great mr Hayers, but I think Assault will be a nifty little film for novices. If anyones in London town on the 21st do pop along - there'll be plenty of British grot to keep you occupied...

Filmbar70 presents Assault
Tues 21st June
Roxy Bar and Screen, London

Filmbar70 is proud to present the definitive British giallo from the creators of ‘Carry On’, the luridly entitled ‘Assault’ (1971).
When a sex crazed maniac targets the pupils of an all girl’s school, police detective Velyan (Frank Finley) suspects that the attacks may escalate to murder. When his fears are sadly realised, Velyan enlists the aid of an eyewitness to the crime - plucky schoolteacher Julie West (Suzy Kendall). Yet Julie is unsure of what, and who, she really saw. With the help of a seedy gutter press journo (Freddie Jones), she initiates a plan to trap the killer - a potentially lethal plan that involves her acting as bait…
Hailing from an age where political correctness was but a glimmer in society’s eye, ‘Assault’, is an attempt to transplant the sordid yet stylish murder mysteries of the Italian giallo to UK shores, and contains all the tropes that would become synonymous with the genre  - the faulty perception of the protagonist, the expansive array of shifty suspects, the black leather gloves of the killer– albeit situated within the rather less glamorous environs of English market towns.
Produced by ‘Carry On’ head honcho Peter Rogers and directed by the un-hailed genius Sidney Hayers, ‘Assault’ is graced with a stellar cast of genre favourites. Suzy Kendall (fresh from being terrorised the previous year in Dario Argento’s landmark giallo ‘The Bird with the Crystal Plumage’) makes for a winsome heroine, Tony Beckley (‘The Fiend’ himself) provides suitably sleazy support and Freddie Jones channels the spirit of Eric Morecambe to hilarious effect. Also, make sure to keep your peepers peeled for pop sensation David Essex in his explosive first big screen appearance.
‘Assault’ is Britsploitation at its most wonderfully outrageous and is replete with more male chauvinist pigs, dodgy gender politics and sensationalist shenanigans than you can possibly shake a black leather encased fist at…
In addition to ‘Assault’, we’ll be celebrating the finest of ‘70s British Grot, with retro ads, trailers and the odd bit of telly. So expect birds, blokes and beer…

‘Assault’ will be screened on the 21st of June at the Roxy Bar and Screen, 128 – 132 Borough High Street, London SE1 1LB.
Doors open at 7.30pm, programme begins at 8pm.
£3.00 admission.

Trailer: ( (

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Post by: Filmbar70 on 21 Jun 2011 - 14:21
Sorry folks - if anyone intended to pop down tonight, we've had to move to the 28th. Dark forces beyond our control I'm afraid...
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Post by: Filmbar70 on 08 Jul 2011 - 15:16
The Dukes have posting has reminded me to post the upcoming Filmbar screening - problem is we clash!
So if you reside in the capital you have the choice of either Pinky madness or art-porn!
Yes folks, we're showing Mr Metzger's The Lickerish Quartet!
Wednesday 30th July, 19:30, Roxy Bar and Screen, 128 – 132 Borough High Street, London SE1 1LB, £3.00

Filmbar70 gets all racy with Radley Metzger’s mind-bending erotic masterpiece – the beguiling, the beautiful, ‘The Lickerish Quartet’ (1970). An entrancing meditation upon the act of viewing, ‘The Lickerish Quartet’ presents a playground where fashion, intelligence, art and sex collide with ravishing results.
Ensconced in the stagnating seclusion of their remote castle, a fractured family of mother, son and stepfather subside on a diet of game playing and stag films. Urged by the son to shake the shackles of their complacency, the trio sojourn to a funfair to indulge in the thrill of the ‘Wall of Death’, whose star bears an uncanny resemblance to the lead in their most recently viewed erotic opus. Doubting the enticing young woman’s claim that she has ever been involved in such an endeavour, the family persuade her to accompany them home in order to confront her with a screening of her past sexscapades. Yet they are confounded most mysteriously in their mission, for the film is not quite as they remember – the characters visages have been oddly occulted. As night draws into day, games are played, seductions are made, and the fragile barrier between the real and the illusionary, between flesh and celluloid, begins to crumble…
‘The Lickerish Quartet’ hails from that brief period when investigations into sexuality were openly embraced by the respectable movie going public. By the close of the ‘60s, the heat emanating from European cinema screens could be felt in the euro specialist theatres of America. The most accomplished director to seize upon this sexplosion would become the king of art-house erotica, Radley Mertzger, and Filmbar70 is proud to present the pinnacle of his achievements.
By fusing the deconstructed narrative approach of Alain Resnais’ art-house hit ‘Last Year in Marienbad’ (1961) with the emergent soft-porn chic that was raising more than eyebrows across the continent, Metzger created a glamorous and cerebral form of sinema far removed from the shoddily shot, dirty mac fodder that would eventually dominate the red-light picture house. His mystifying masterpiece would bear all the hallmarks of his sumptuous style – the glorious pop-art interiors, the coolly attractive cast, the super heated couplings – ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the intoxicating world of ‘The Lickerish Quartet’.
Featuring genre veteran Frank Wolf and glacial euro fox Silvana Venturelli, seductively scored by Italian maestro Stelvio Cipriani, ‘The Lickerish Quartet’ giddily oozes an unmatched euro vibe guaranteed to get you hot under the collar whilst simultaneously making you question the permanence of identity.
So leave that dirty mac at home and join Filmbar70 as we revel in the hip ‘n’ horny delights of a bygone era. Deliciously decadent, eminently playful and seriously sexy, ‘The Lickerish Quartet’ provides substantial stimulation for the mind AND body…
To compliment the feature, will be providing plenty of pornedelic tunage, saucy ads and tantalising trailers, all designed to get you in the mood…
Watch the Trailer here: (
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 08 Jul 2011 - 15:23
Lickerish Quartet is my favourite Metzger film, I just wish the fantastic Cipriani score was available.
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Post by: Filmbar70 on 08 Jul 2011 - 15:32
Totally agree on all fronts!
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Post by: Filmbar70 on 12 Jul 2011 - 18:37
Unbelievable. Due to sheer stupidity, general incompetence and complete twattery, I've put the date down for The Lickerish Quartet for the 30th. It isn't. it's the 20th. Wednesday the 20th of July.
Oh dear, oh dear. Sorry about that.
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Post by: Jonny on 12 Jul 2011 - 18:57
Unbelievable. Due to sheer stupidity, general incompetence and complete twattery,