RetroStrange Movie Night #19: The Real Bruce Lee (1973), Bruce Lee Fights Back From The Grave (1976)

Poster for RSMN #19

The next Movie Night is on February 20th, 2021 and will feature a pair of Bruceploitation features.

The Real Bruce Lee (1973), also known as Last Fist of Fury, stars Dragon Lee (credited as “Bruce Lei”) and is a take-off on First of Fury (1972) in which Japan has invaded China and Mr. Lee fights against his foreign oppressors.

Bruce Lee Fights Back From The Grave (1976), also released as Visitor of America, stars Jun Chong (founder, World United Martial Arts Organization) and despite the title only features a single scene about Bruce Lee coming back from the grave. The rest of the plot revolves around a Korean fellow traveling to America to rescue his brother from some criminals.

We hope you’ll join us! As usual, we’ll start at 6:30pm with some safety videos. See you then!

Shout-out to the website Clones of Bruce Lee, an indispensable resource while researching these films.

It’s RetroStrange Movie Night… night! + New Twitch Emojis!

Howdy strangers, I’m producing this week’s show (it’s been a long week) as I type this. We hope you’ll join us for Movie Night #18 at 7pm Pacific! We’ll start off with All the Kind Strangers (aka Evil in the Swamp), have a short (curated) 15 min intermission and end with Werewolf of Washington. If people are still hanging out we’ll take requests and play some more junk until we get tired.

Our Twitch chat has been augmented by the addition of two new emojis, joining the Dick Miller emoji and making a set of three are The Lady (from The Doughnuts) which can be used with extraf8-lady and Edward Everett Horton who can be summoned with extraf8-eeh. They look like this:

Screenshot of emotes in Twitch showing Dick, Eeh, and Lady.

See you tonight!

YouTube Channel and Archive Updates

I’ve been making some updates to our previously kinda-of empty YouTube channel. You can now watch a bunch of previously-watched public domain gems such as Horror Express, A Bucket of Blood, The Terror and Invaders from Space. We’ll be adding more as time and energy allow.

I’ve also gone back and updated the event pages for Movie Night #1 and Movie Night #2 to include these movies as embedded videos, too. You can expect the archives to expand this weekend while we put some elbow grease into it.

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RetroStrange Movie Night #18: The Werewolf of Washington (1973), All the Kind Strangers (1974)

RetroStrange Movie Night #17 was a rousing success, thanks to everyone who came the during out 6-hour live stream. We learned a lot about eye safety, gushed over the amazing 1933 Alice in Wonderland, and stumbled our way through Abbot and Costello’s Jack and the Beanstalk. You can view just my intro on the revamped Youtube channel.

For movie night 18, we’re going back to basics- Schlocky 1970s Horror. We’ll be watching The Werewolf of Washington, starring world’s greatest eyebrow actor Dean Stockwell, and All the Kind Strangers aka Evil in the Swamp (way better alternate title), a Stacy Keach made-for-TV movie about kids who kidnap adults and try to force them to be their new parents. Light viewing. You can sign up to be reminded on the Facebook event page.

We’re sticking with the 7pm PST start time, but we might do an early show for the benefit of our friends who got to bed early. We’ll see you there at the usual place, https://twitch.tv/extrafuture

Movie Night #17 – Fairy Tale Night (aka Sandy’s Super Soft Birthday)

Poster for the 17th Retro Strange Movie Night

Update: It went great! We watched a lot of animation, stop motion, and a couple of features. You can see the intro on YouTube:

Original post follows:

Next Saturday, January 23rd we’re throwing a RetroStrange birthday party for our friend Sandra Wirick. In honor, we’ve turned over the subject selection to her. This episode will be all fairy tales and cartoons from around the world- expect it to get weird.

Join us for the stream on Twitch, and for fun times in the Extra Future Discord server as per usual.

Movie Night #16: Prince of Space, Captain Z-Ro (Eps 1 & 2)

Preview posters for Prince of Space and Captain Z-Ro

Event Links: Facebook Event PageEventbrite Page

Movie Night #16 premiers on January 9th and is an all sci-fi extravaganza. We’ll be watching Prince of Space, which is really two Planet Prince tokusatsu films edited together for American audiences, and the first two episodes of Captain Z-Ro (wikipedia), the coulda-been American Doctor Who.

This time we’re using Eventbrite for virtual ticketing- but don’t worry, Movie Night is and will always remain free.

NOTE: For the first time, Movie Night will begin at 8:00pm instead of our previous start time of 5:30pm Pacific.

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Not much to see here, yet. You probably want to listen to old time science fiction radio in LOFI SCIFI.

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