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May 2016 Spotlight: American International Pictures

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25 films, Thursday nights in May

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Director Roger Corman, the auteur of the low-budget American International Pictures, photographed here with Vincent Price, with whom he collaborated on eight film adaptations of Edgar Allen Poe's work in the late 1950s and early '60s.

 

TCM premieres are listed in bold.

 

May 5: EARLY DAYS / THE '50s

THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS (1954)

THE BEAST WITH A MILLION EYES (1955)

A BUCKET OF BLOOD (1959)

HIGH SCHOOL HELLCATS (1958)

THE GHOST OF DRAGSTRIP HOLLOW (1959)

ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE (1958)

TARZAN AND THE VALLEY OF GOLD (1966)

 

May 12: '60s HORROR AND SCI-FI

PIT AND THE PENDULUM (1961)

X: THE MAN WITH X-RAY EYES (1963)

BLACK SABBATH (1964)

DEMENTIA 13 (1963)

THE COMEDY OF TERRORS (1964)

MASTER OF THE WORLD (1961)

 

May 19: '60s KIDS AND COUNTERCULTURE

BEACH PARTY (1963)

THE WILD ANGELS (1966)

THE TRIP (1967)

WILD IN THE STREETS (1968)

THREE IN THE ATTIC (1968)

DR. GOLDFOOT AND THE BIKINI MACHINE (1965)

 

May 26: THE '70s

THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES (1971)

BOXCAR BERTHA (1972)

SISTERS (1973)

BLOODY MAMA (1970)

BLACULA (1972)

A MATTER OF TIME (1976)

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Good job Barton. I like how you differentiated the premieres so we can see at a quick glance what's new on TCM.

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I'm kind of surprised that TCM is not airing other American International Pictures like Coffy (1973) or Foxy Brown (1974). American International Pictures was, to me, a breeding ground for all of the midnight movies or grindhouse pictures. I always like to watch these movies late at night. That's the perfect time to watch this kind of movies.

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Martin Scorsese's monthly column in the Now Playing magazine discusses TCM's Spotlight on AIP. The Oscar-winning director was one of many influential filmmakers to make a name for himself working under the guidance of Roger Corman in the 1960s and '70s.

 

You can read Scorsese's column here: http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/1205781%7C0/Scorsese-Screens-for-May.html

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