Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Year's Evil (1980)

New Year's Evil is a 1980 horror movie featuring Roz Kelly as a punk rock DJ who has a direct line to a string of grisly murders. Roundly considered a "mediocre underground classic," it is thought to have fallen into the public domain - although unscrupulous parties continue to seek dominion over the title. New Year's Evil has been featured on TCM, It Came from Public Domain, and elsewhere.

Roger Ebert reviewed New Year's Evil upon its release in 1980. We have chosen to replace the movie with its trailer to avoid further harassment by online terrorists.

Apparently, that was not enough, as even the movie trailer itself has disappeared (05-15-19)!  So we just replaced it with the theme song... which is a lot better than the movie (and no, that is not saying much).

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Jack Benny's Christmas Show featuring Mel Blanc

Jack Benny encounters both Mel Blanc and Frank Nelson in this classic Christmas Show from The Jack Benny Program.

Many of Jack Benny's television programs originally aired as radio features on his show, also entitled The Jack Benny Program, which ran from 1932 to 1965. Channel-B.TV features many Jack Benny Program episodes.

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Celebrate Halloween with George Romero's Night of the Living Dead

celebrates this Halloween with a viewing of George Romero's classic, Night of the Living Dead. An Apocalyptic horror movie about a world overrun by zombies which spawned a franchise, and provided the foundation for a sub-genre which thrives even today.

Romero's 1968 film was originally peddled out of the trunk of his car, Night of the Living Dead has since gone on to become one of the most successful independent films ever made. Unfortunately, he saw little profit from it thanks to his ignorance of distribution rights and bad business dealings. Night of the Living Dead has since fallen into the Public Domain in America, and has been screened at such prestigious outlets as the Museum of Modern Art.

In 1968, Roger Ebert reviewed Night of the Living Dead for Reader's Digest..

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Statement of Purpose

Channel-B.TV collects, curates, and broadcasts mostly public domain B-movies and TV. Sometimes called "B-raters" or "also-rans," this media has a long and rich history within the film, TV, and radio industries. Channel-B.TV cherishes media from all genres and mediums, and dispenses a wide range of classic, obscure, original, and cutting-edge content.

Here, we will post the playlist schedules and titles on Channel-B.TV, approximate times of playlist changes, announce special events, review content on the channel, provide backstories on content, behind-the-scenes information, share fun stuff, and more.