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After the worldwide success of SANTA SANGRE, Jodorowsky was inundated with offers to make horror films, but he found himself more interested in – for the first time – working with a large budget and big stars. His opportunity came in the form of producer Alexander Salkind, who approached Jodo to direct his wife’s script for a project called THE RAINBOW THIEF, starring Omar Sharif, Peter O’Toole and Christopher Lee. The result (nearly) ended Alejandro Jodorowsky’s directing career, with the film barely being released before being dumped onto VHS in the US four years after its completion. But is the final result truly a disaster? On this episode of JODOWOWSKY we’re breaking down the complicated history and tangled legacy of THE RAINBOW THIEF and asking what the heck went wrong. We also pay tribute to the late Cristóbal Jodorowsky, and discuss Jonathan Ross’s 1990 episode of his program For One Week Only devoted to Jodorowsky. Check it out!

You can listen to the entire JodoWOWsky archive right here: https://www.cinemasmorgasbord.com/the-podcasts/jodowowsky/ 

You can watch the entirety of Jonathan Ross’s FOR ONE WEEK ONLY program on Alejandro Jodorowsky right here.

Here’s a clip of the late Cristóbal Jodorowsky describing his experience making SANTA SANGRE

The short videos of Alejandro Jodorowsky can regularly be found on Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky’s Instagram page right here.

And specifically here’s the image featuring Alejandro Jodorowsky meeting with Taika Waititi and Jermaine Clements:

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Julia Marchese is a filmmaker, actor, writer, film programmer and podcaster. Julia’s first film was Out of Print, a documentary about the importance of revival cinema and 35mm to culture. The film has played all over the world in film archives, art house cinemas and universities. The 35mm print of the film is now housed at The Academy Film Archives. Her next project is a short film adaptation of Stephen King’s short story “I Know What You Need”. She is the co-host of Horror Movie Survival Guide, a weekly podcast that takes a deep dive into a different horror film each week, focusing on how to become the final girl. You can follow her on her social media platforms

Check out the George A Romero Foundation’s recently announced HORROR X @GARFHorrorX on Twitter

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On this episode of HOW DO YOU DO, FELLOW KIDS? we’re continuing our look at the life and career of Steve Buscemi with the big-screen adaptation of the anthology TV series TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE. It’s TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE, which features adaptations of stories by Stephen King (adapted by George A Romero!) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, alongside an all-star cast including Deborah Harry, Christian Slater, Julianne Moore, David Johansen, James Remar and – of course – STEVE BUSCEMI! How does it stack up to other anthology films? LISTEN AND FIND OUT. We also discuss Steve Buscemi’s favorite albums, whether mummies are scary, our recent health issues and SO MUCH MORE.

Check out the entire archive of How Do You Do, Fellow Kids? right here.

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On this very special 100th episode of Cinema Smorgasbord we kick off 2022 with the wonderful Sarah Jane to look at another George Kennedy classic on GEORGE KENNEDY IS OUR COPILOT. This time we’re looking at the mind-bending horror of Adam Simon’s BRAIN DEAD. Penned by the late Charles Beaumont, the film features both Bill Pullman AND Bill Paxton, with the former having to question his reality after an accident leaves him with potential brain damage! We also discuss the rise and fall of Breath Asure, celebrity pitchmen, face blindness and – of course – all things George Kennedy. CHECK IT OUT!


Check out Sarah Jane on Twitter @FookThis, as well as the White Slaves of Chinatown YouTube page. And check out her writing over at the Austin Chronicle right here.