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Paul Bartel POPS THE CLUTCH and brings the world the gory sci-fi satire DEATH RACE 2000 in 1975, a box office smash that remains a popular (and influential) exploitation film and a jewel in Roger Corman’s New World Pictures catalogue. On this episode of BARTEL ME SOMETHING GOOD we look at how the film came to be, the difficulties in filming (including David Carradine nearly being replaced by Lee Majors!), and the enduring legacy of the film. FRANKENSTEIN SCORES!

Check out the Killer B’s Podcast on Paul Bartel right here:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-047-paul-bartel/id1555954415?i=1000571442958

Check out the July, 1978 issue of Take One magazine with the article “Another Evening with David Carradine” written by Paul Bartel

https://archive.org/details/take_one_magazine_july_1978

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On BARTEL ME SOMETHING GOOD, host Adrianna Gober is looking semi-chronologically at the life and career of director/writer/actor Paul Bartel, along with regular Cinema Smorgasbord hosts Liam and Doug! On this premiere episode we’re looking at Bartel’s short film THE SECRET CINEMA from 1966, as well as his own remake of the film as an episode of the Steven Spielberg produced TV anthology series AMAZING STORIES. An incredibly prescient work, both versions of the story reflect both the time they were made and – improbably – the rise of social media, reality television, and voyeurism, and we’re going to talk about it ALL. Check it out!

You can watch The Secret Cinema on YouTube right here.

And you can watch his Amazing Stories episode on NBC.com right here.