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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Unholy Grails: Wicked, Wicked (1973)

Wicked Wicked - Movie Poster
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I've been wanting to see this film ever since I first read about it, years ago, in Michael Weldon's irreplaceable Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film.  Here's what he wrote about it:
A comic psycho movie in "Duo-vision."  The entire feature employs the split-screen technique used in parts of SISTERS and WOODSTOCK.  As a handyman at a seacoast hotel Randolph Roberts wears a monster mask while he kills and dismembers women with blond hair.  From the ads: "See the hunter, see the hunted, both at the same time."
Unfortunately, this movie has never received an official home video release.  It does, reportedly, crop up on TCM from time-to-time, but I was never lucky enough to catch it back when I had cable (TCM, by the way, is the only channel that I truly miss).  There are a few bootleg copies floating around out there, but I'd much rather see a legit release.

By all reports, it's not a great film and the gimmick gets tiresome rather quickly.  I don't care about all that.  This is simply one of those movies that I need to see...simply so I can say that I have seen it.

Click HERE to visit the Turner Classic Movies page, featuring seven different movie clips.

Edit: Ask and you shall receive.  The Warner Archive Collection has since released the film on DVD.  Thanks, WAC!

--J/Metro

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