Euro Cult Movie Forum => British Films => Topic started by: Inspector Tanzi on 22 Nov 2011 - 16:54

Title: Joanna (Michael Sarne, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 22 Nov 2011 - 16:54
Starring Genevieve Waite, Calvin Lockheart and Donald Sutherland.

Crazy 60's film, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It follows the exploits of Joanna and situations she encounters, most of the time she looks like she's stoned or one something and looks a bit lost, Lockheart plays it smooth and Sutherland was great fun as a toffee nosed twit.

It's yet another one of them BFI Flipside releases that you really like but can't explain why, I'm particularly happy about enjoying this one as I wasn't keen on the last one I watched, [amazondvd]Requiem For A Village[/amazondvd], which is why I didn't bother making a thread for it.

[amazondvd]Joanna[/amazondvd] is definately worth a watch and has some nice music which at times reminded me of Stelvio Cipriani.

(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/spara2/joanna.jpg)
Title: Re: Joanna (Michael Sarne, 1968)
Post by: gnorthcott on 22 Nov 2011 - 18:23
I only have 'permissive','deep end',london in the raw' and 'primitive london' but i will pick this up on your advice.The package as a whole is generally great with these releases,there has been some great extras,short films and massive fact filled booklets.I was thinking of picking up 'bed sitting room' but thats for another thread :D

Can anybody recommend any others in this series?
Title: Re: Joanna (Michael Sarne, 1968)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 22 Nov 2011 - 18:32
Can anybody recommend any others in this series?
I've got all the flipside one's so far, still quite a few to get through though. I've made some threads for some in the British film section.

All The Right Noises

http://www.lovelockandload.net/forum/index.php?topic=4736.0

The Party's Over

http://www.lovelockandload.net/forum/index.php?topic=4378.0
Title: Re: Joanna (Michael Sarne, 1968)
Post by: Paul on 22 Nov 2011 - 18:46
I've been selective with what I've bought but I have a fair few of them. They're great and I'm always interested to see what the BFI will unearth next.
Title: Re: Joanna (Michael Sarne, 1968)
Post by: gnorthcott on 22 Nov 2011 - 18:49
Well like i mentioned in another thread that nprman j warrens 'her private hell' and andy milligans 'nightbirds' are coming in feb,and apparently the warren disc will have some early shorts on it,both should be great,the milligan film is incredibly rare
Title: Re: Joanna (Michael Sarne, 1968)
Post by: Paul on 22 Nov 2011 - 19:32
Will definitely pick up the Warren, never seen any Milligan films.
Title: Re: Joanna (Michael Sarne, 1968)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 22 Nov 2011 - 20:32
Will definitely pick up the Warren, never seen any Milligan films.

Not even BLOOD RITES/GHASTLY ONES?
Title: Re: Re: Re: Joanna (Michael Sarne, 1968)
Post by: Jonny on 22 Nov 2011 - 20:43
... never seen any Milligan films.

I don't think I have either.
Title: Re: Joanna (Michael Sarne, 1968)
Post by: Paul on 22 Nov 2011 - 21:28
Will definitely pick up the Warren, never seen any Milligan films.

Not even BLOOD RITES/GHASTLY ONES?

No, none of them, mate.
Title: Re: Joanna (Michael Sarne, 1968)
Post by: gnorthcott on 23 Nov 2011 - 12:05
They are certainly an aquired taste,ghastly ones is probably the most well known but i prefer his sexploitation films,if i had to pick my favourite horror it would have to be 'the man with two heads' just for the weird s&m subtext.To be fair i can understand why most would turn their noses up at him but i enjoy his films.His biography is probably one of the best books i have ever read in my life.The guy was one seriously angry messed up perv
Title: Re: Joanna (Michael Sarne, 1968)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 24 Nov 2011 - 08:10
His biography is probably one of the best books i have ever read in my life.The guy was one seriously angry messed up perv

I agree, Jimmy McDonough's biography The Ghastly One: The Sex-Gore Netherworld of Filmmaker Andy Milligan (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/ASIN/1556524951/ref=nosim?tag=lovelockandlo-21) is an incredible read.
Title: Re: Joanna (Michael Sarne, 1968)
Post by: gnorthcott on 24 Nov 2011 - 15:46
His biography is probably one of the best books i have ever read in my life.The guy was one seriously angry messed up perv

I agree, Jimmy McDonough's biography The Ghastly One: The Sex-Gore Netherworld of Filmmaker Andy Milligan (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/ASIN/1556524951/ref=nosim?tag=lovelockandlo-21) is an incredible read.

I would recomend it to people that are also interested the new york s/exploitation business as it has so much amazing info from that era and all the different people involved in the films.Great book.
Title: Re: Joanna (Michael Sarne, 1968)
Post by: MarcMorris on 24 Nov 2011 - 21:55
It would make an interesting movie methinks.
Title: Re: Joanna (Michael Sarne, 1968)
Post by: Ben Cobb on 25 Nov 2011 - 07:52
One for Nicolas Winding Refn?
Title: Re: Joanna (Michael Sarne, 1968)
Post by: gnorthcott on 25 Nov 2011 - 18:31
Or jake west and marc morris  :D