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Monday, February 12, 2007

THE AMAZING MR. NO LEGS

Especially for Martin (see comment below):



Tenacious little fucker, ain't he? He also had guns welded onto his wheelchair at one point, I seem to remember. Great accidental faux Free-Folk soundtrack.

(Actually, my dad lost both his legs to diabetes and was wheelchair-bound, but, bugger me, you'd never see him laying out cheap hoodlums. Mostly, he just sat about drinking whisky and bitching.)

Hard to credit it now, but down our way "The Amazing Mr. No Legs" used to be readily available for hire from corner newsagents and grocers shops during the first flush of early 80s video culture. I remember seeing this at all-nite video-parties (remember them!), usually back-to-back with a Chesty Morgan film...



Incredible to think there was once a time when Jordan didn't exist.

On a related note, it's good to see this tradition being continued: those of you who've seen the trailer for Robert Rodriguez' awesome-looking "Planet terror" will have already noted that Rose MacGowen has an machine-gun implanted in the stump of her severed leg. (But those fake trailers are absolutely fantastic: especially "They Call Him Machete" and "Werewolf Women of The SS".)

7 Comments:

At 7:34 pm, Blogger farmer glitch said...

Chesty Morgan hey - now that brings back some unfortunate viewing flashbacks .. talking of which - they are currently selling copies of Deep Throat at 7 quid a pop next time you are up in Bristol - just in case you are interested !!

 
At 7:36 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

I've got the soundtrack, but not the actual film, believe it or not. Must remedy that.

 
At 9:29 pm, Blogger Loki said...

for about 15 years I thought I'd made up the name Chesty Morgan and then a documentary came on the telly... freaked me right out... Mind you, I'm still not entirely convinced I didn't make it up...

btw word verification is SS shifti

 
At 11:24 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

SS Shifti.... LOL!

 
At 6:33 am, Blogger St Anthony said...

Back-to-back with Chesty Morgan ... so much easier than head-on ... at least you'd be in the same county.
Werewolf Women Of The SS, sounds like the Citizen Kane of the exploitation genre.

 
At 7:09 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

Yeah, it's only a 3 minute fake trailer, but all the characters have got back-stories n stuff...

 
At 6:23 am, Blogger chesty morgan said...

http://chesty-morgan.blogspot.com

 

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