#66 Angel Eyes!
Nov 28, 2019 • 139 minutes
Dr. Snuggles and friends return for episode 66 of your guide to the truly astonishing world of softcore films, and the world’s number one podcast on that subject!
Long time listeners may recall back in episode 27 we looked at Gary Graver’s unjustly forgotten 1973 weirdo classic ...And When She Was Bad. It’s one of the most incredible films we’ve looked at on the podcast, but one of the craziest things about it is that Graver later remade it in 1991 or so as Angel Eyes (with the great Fred Olen Ray producing). 1991 was slightly less receptive to 5+ minute electro-prog soundtracked psychedelic sequences though, so Graver had to jam in a subplot in which Erik Estrada plays a loan shark/drug dealer (whose boss is Richard Harrison, of all people). Also Monique Gabrielle stars this time around, so it’s less clear how old the main character Angel is meant to be - is she a teenager like in the original, or is she in her late 20s like Gabrielle was at the time? Impossible to know.
Plus, we focus on the life and career of one of the film’s other stars - the legendary, late, great John Phillip Law! You probably know him from the two films he made in 1968 while in Italy, Danger: Diabolik and Barbarella! He never quite hit the big time in the US - possibly because he turned down Jon Voight’s role in Midnight Cowboy and missed out on Nicholson’s role in Easy Rider due to scheduling issues - but he never lacked work overseas. In fact, he estimated later in his life he made films in 24 different countries!
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