Black Samson

The image of a roaring lion at the start of a movie is not uncommon. Heck, I think it’s fair to say that MGM’s Leo the Lion is the most famous movie logo out there. 1974’s Black Samson is another film that starts with the image of a roaring lion, but it doesn’t have anything…

Steel Arena

The first car I ever had regular access to as a teenager was my family’s 1978 Pontiac station wagon. When it finally got to the point where it took a lot of work to even get it to run, my father sold it to a guy who wanted it to use in the demolition derby.…

Seven

Late-night cable TV in the 80’s just wouldn’t have been the same without the films of Andy Sidaris. From 1987 to 1994, Sidaris turned out at least one film a year, each featuring his patented formula. You start with a bunch of Playboy playmates cast as highly-skilled secret agents, team them up with some hunky…

Supervan

In the mid 80’s, many suburban folks made the switch from station wagons to vans as the preferred method of family transportation. I remember my father doing all sorts of research before purchasing ours. Now, just a few years earlier van culture was something entirely different. Trust me, our family van wasn’t decked out with…