Saturday, December 7, 2019

Shanghai 13


Our friends over to the Wu Tang Collection bring us another exciting, Golden Era, kung-fu flick for this Saturday afternoon.  Shanghai 13 follows a kung-fu master who stumbles onto a government plot and must join forces with a local gang to fight back.

Grab some popcorn and kick-off your shoes for Shanghai 13!

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

The Christmas Bunny


Starring Florence Henderson, The Christmas Bunny is a heartwarming holiday tale for the entire family.

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas from Channel-B TV and PopcornFlix!

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Jack Hunter and the Quest for Akhenaten's Tomb (2009)


The sequel to 2008's Jack Hunter: The Lost Treasure of Ugarit, Jack Hunter and the Quest for Akhenaten's Tomb follows the intrepid adventurer who is totally not Indiana Jones as he searches for a pharaoh's lost tomb and the second piece to the Star of Heaven.

From our friends over to PopcornFlix, Jack Hunter and the Quest for Akhenaten's Tomb is a perfect Saturday afternoon flick for the entire family.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Numb (2015)


Numb is the story of a couple who finds themselves teaming-up with another sketchy pair to search for stolen treasure in the dead of winter.  In a remote wilderness location.  Because that's what you do.

NR, Numb is not suggested for children.

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Jack Hunter: The Lost Treasure of Ugarit (2008)



From our friends at PopcornFlix, Jack Hunter: The Lost Treasure of Ugarit is a 2008 Indiana Jones rip-off clone that receives overall positive reviews.

A disclaimer notes the movie has been edited to meet YouTube's authoritarian, and wholly unconstitutional, standards but commenters there and elsewhere note the Jack Hunter series is family-friendly.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Croaked: Frog Monster from Hell


WARNING: This is a TROMA Film

Happy Halloween, everyone!

aka, Rana: The Legend of Shadow Lake, Croaked: Frog Monster from Hell is the Troma release of a Bill Rebane (of The Giant Spider Invasion, aka Go Packers!, fame) film.  Apparently, several minutes were edited for this release, though details are sketchy.

Parental Advisory:  Like most Troma films, this one contains sex and nudity, blood and gore, graphic violence, and so on.  It is not rated, but a Hard R should be assumed.  It's Halloween, after all, and horror movies are generally pretty crude, but it is unlikely to contain anything kids over 13 would find disturbing.  Still, this is a TROMA film, so beware!

I don't know that I've seen this particular Troma film but, it is from the 1970s, so it's definitely possible.  It is also from Bill Rebane so, if I haven't, that's why.

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Friday, October 25, 2019

The Unwilling

The Unwilling (2016)

aka, The Gathering.  An antique box unleashes an ancient horror on an unsuspecting family.

From our friends at Classic Movies Channel.  Rated TV-MA for nudity, sexual situations, and graphic violence.

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Cyborg Assassin: Legend of the Space Ninja

 
Cyborg Assassin: Legend of the Space Ninja

A cybernetic ninja protects a spaceship housing a feudal society from a demonic overlord.  Released either in 2014 or 2016, based on a comic strip or TV series from around 2011.  I didn't find much about it online.

From our friends over to Green Apple Entertainment.

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Friday, October 18, 2019

The Evil Within


The Evil Within (2017)

An ancient mirror drives a mentally disturbed man to serial murder.

The Evil Within is rated R for full-frontal female nudity and graphic violence.  From our friends at the Classic Movie Channel.

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Creepy Doll

Creepy Doll

Yet another selection I made prior to viewing.  Creepy dolls are a staple of cinematic Horror fiction; Chucky may be the most well-known, but it is a subject that has been explored for decades, largely on film.  Most readers will recall the scene from Poltergeist, and some may also remember the 1980s, stop-action Fantasy Horror film, Dolls.

Full Moon also mined the theme for the long-lasting Puppet Master franchise.  I'm posting this well in advance of the season, so I'll try to make time for Creepy Doll before this posts, then let you know what I thought.

Channel-B TV is bringing you a different, late-night horror flick every Friday night through Halloween!

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

The Caretakers

The Caretakers

I admit that, as of this posting (Summer, 2019) I have yet to see this film, but it got decent reviews.  The premise is also interesting, and I love a good vampire flick.  Indie films are hit and miss, so if I have the time before this goes out, I'll leave a review below.

Channel-B.TV will be bringing you late night horror movies every Friday all season long.  Happy Halloween!

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Shaolin Red Master


Welcome back to Saturday Afternoon Kung-Fu Theater, featuring another gem from our friends at the Wu-Tang Collective!

An orphan abandoned at a Shaolin temple studies kung-fu as a child.  As an adult, he sets out to avenge the deaths of his parents.

Get the popcorn and kick up your feet for Shaolin Red Master!

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Midnight Chronicles (2009)


From Green Apple Entertainment comes 2009's epic fantasy, Midnight Chronicles, featuring dwarfen hordes, ancient dark gods, and a bunch of good vs. evil.

Midnight Chronicles is unrated but no warnings of nudity or sexual situations appear in its entries, so it is assumed to be PG-13 for violence, adult themes, and violent situations.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

The Devil's Hand (1961)


From our friends over to Pizzaflix comes this 1961 schlockfest featuring Commissioner Gordon and Alan Alda's dad.

The Devil's Hand is all about hot chicks with Hot Cosbys and Satanic cults.  Story of my life.

Voodoo cults and hot chicks are right up Channel-B.TV's dark alley (ahem), and we hope you enjoy this Fright-day Night Fearfest.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Battle in Seattle (2007)


Blending real-life footage with performances from major Hollywood stars including Woody Harrelson and Channing Tatum, Battle in Seattle looks at the 1999 riots in Washington state sparked by a World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting.

From our good friends over to Popcornflix, settle in for action, drama, and the Battle in Seattle.

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Ninja Treasure Hunt


From our friends over to the Wu Tang Collection comes another Saturday Afternoon Kung-Fu classic!  Be sure to let them know howyou liked the film.

We hope you enjoy Ninja Treasure Hunt.

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Seven Steps of Kung Fu



Tiger and his master take on The Five Hands Gang using their seven steps of kung fu style.

From the Wu Tang Collection.

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Jules Verne's Mysterious Island


Finally!  I have seen Jules Verne's Mysterious Island (I've seen several versions, so I'm guessing this was one of those).  Assuming this is the one they run on Pluto's Asylum Channel, it is a decent adaptation with some fairly passable FX.

Due to budget limitations, there is a bit of hand-wringing and cringeworthy acting moments where you can tell the director asked them to "stretch" things a bit, but overall it is definitely worth an hour and a half.

Jules Verne's Mysterious Island comes to us courtesy of Green Apple Entertainment.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Retina


Retina is a cyberpunk sci-fi film from our friends at Popcornflix.  You can find them on Roku, and look for their themed channels if you have a genre preference.

I really am trying to screen these before I post them so that I have something insightful to contribute but I do not have the time presently.  I am working on it, though!

I hope you enjoy this Friday Night Feature and check back again next week!

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

George and the Dragon

A fun and family-friendly take on chivalric Fantasy, George & the Dragon features Michael Clarke Duncan, Patrick Swayze, Piper Perabo, and even Val Kilmer!

We hope you enjoy this light, Saturday morning fare, and visit us again for more free B-Movies!  George & the Dragon was made in 2004.

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Mythica: The Necromancer



Mythica: The Necromancer is the second installment in this microbudget fantasy adventure franchise.  Scroll down for the prequel.

We hope to bring you the rest of the Mythica movie series over the course of the next few months!  The Necromancer is the second installment in this exciting Friday Night Feature series!

Thanks for checking out Channel-B.TV!

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Mythica: A Quest for Heroes

A Quest for Heroes is the first installment in the Mythica mini-series, a Fantasy/Sci-Fi microbudget franchise which has garnered decent reviews.  I cannot personally comment on the film, as I have not yet viewed it due to time limitations (work schedule and such), but the reviews and comments are overwhelmingly positive.

We do our best to bring you movies either in the public domain or offered for free by studios, distribution platforms, and channels featuring streaming content for free.  Many times, these are small, independent studios and projects that barely pierce the mainstream zeitgeist, yet are always entertaining.  Formerly, these would be called "also-rans" or B-Movies.

The Mythica: A Quest for Heroes is the first part of the Mythica series we hope to bring you over the next few months.

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Magic Sword (1962)

The Magic Sword (1962)

Starring Basil Rathbone as the evil wizard, Lodac, Bert I. Gordon's 1962 Fantasy classic, The Magic Sword, is one of Gordon's better works.  Arguably, this is saying something, as Gordon helmed a slew of low-budget (though generally well-received by audiences) films throughout this era -- many of which, including The Magic Sword, were featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Sherlock Holmes: The Pearl of Death (1944)

Sherlock Holmes: The Pearl of Death (1944)

Based on the Sherlock Holmes short story, The Adventure of the Six Napoleans by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1944's The Pearl of Death is from the popular, feature-length series starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as the titular team.  This one was chosen as a companion to The Lodger from the last post.

As a fan of Sherlock Holmes, and these selections, I am delighted to bring these public domain film and TV gems to you.  You can also find them on many public domain channels (both radio and TV).  Most consider Rathbone to be the preeminent Sherlock Holmes, and The Pearl of Death is the ninth film featuring the team.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Lodger (1944)

The Lodger (1944)

A classic horror film regarding Jack the Ripper.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

My Man Godfrey (1936)

My Man Godfrey

My Man Godfrey is a true Hollywood classic from 1936, starring William Powell and Carol Lombard.


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Monday, April 1, 2019

The B-Raters vs. April Fool's Day

The B-Raters vs. April Fool's Day


I have no problem confessing a soft spot for this admittedly flawed, but thoroughly entertaining, cult classic!  

Check out The B-Raters' site for more riffs and information on cult flicks.



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Friday, March 29, 2019

Nancy Drew... Reporter (1939)

Nancy Drew... Reporter is a 1939 Mystery/Comedy based on the YA book series by publisher, Edward Stratemeyer.  It was a companion to the popular Hardy Boys Mysteries series of the day.  The Nancy Drew books were ghostwritten by numerous authors under the pseudonym, Carolyn Keene.

Nancy Drew... Reporter stars Bonita Granville as the titular character who enters the town newspaper's amateur reporter contest, and must clear a girl of Murder charges.  The film series was fairly well-received, and this is just one of several Nancy Drew Mysteries Warner Brothers made during this time.

The character has persisted throughout the decades, and the film series was recently revived to lukewarm reviews and reception.  The Nancy Drew Mysteries movie franchise was also revived in the 1970s, 1990s, and again in 2002 and 2007.

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