Monday, May 17, 2010

Niagara Niagara



This is one of my favorite independent films from the 1990's.
You can now view the whole thing online for free here:
Hulu: Niagara Niagara
I am surprised it hasn't made it on to DVD yet.

The cast in this film is incredible.
Henry Thomas (yes, the same Henry Thomas that starred in ET)
& Michael Parks (Then Came Bronson)
Robin Tunney (great actress...but this is the only film she was in that I really liked. And is it just me, or does Kristen Stewart look exactly like her?)

Another overlooked independent film that I loved is The Zeros from 2001.
It also features a former child actor in a mature role: Mackenzie Astin.





Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Unofficial Scott Jacoby fanclub newsletter



Rare Scott Jacoby movies... Now on DVD.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I have had a decade long obsession with the actor Scott Jacoby. A good part of my twenties was spent tracking down the original 16mm prints of movies Scott starred in. Until recently, most of his movies have been totally unavailable. But it seems like there are other Scott fans out there too.
Here are the list of Scott movies now on DVD.

The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane (amazon)
Our Winning Season (amazon)
Bad Ronald (Warner Archive)
That Certain Summer (modcinema)
No Place To Run (modcinema)
The Man Who Could Talk To Kids (modcinema)
Smash Up On Interstate 5 (modcinema)

My two favorites, however, have not been released on DVD:
Rivals
update: Rivals has been released on Code Red DVD. Check amazon.com.
Baxter
I imagine someone will get to archiving these soon.
I still have my old VHS copies.

Also of note are two musicals that Scott appeared/sang in are now available on compact disc. They are:
Cry For Us All
Golden Rainbow

Scott's self titled LP is still only on vinyl. Someone release it on cd. Please?
And while you're at it, how about the Dandelion Wine Musical soundtrack (that Scott also sings on). Or the vinyl record of The Door In The Wall (a book on tape which Scott narrates). And let's not forget the rare Scott Jacoby single "Ride A Wild Horse". Wow!

What else...So many Scott TV appearances. Check him out on the Golden Girls, for instance. He appeared in a couple of episodes. Get 'em from Netflix or the library! I am hoping that Shout Factory's release of Marcus Welby Season 1 does well and they will continue putting out box sets. Scott appeared in some great episodes in later seasons.

For clips of some Scott movies, please check out my Youtube site.
I also have more Scott photos & info here: Scott Jacoby forever!