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Motion Picture Purgatory: LEFT FOR DEAD (1978)

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One of a pair of obscure “ripped-from-the-headlines” tax shelter thrillers by Murray Markowitz, the Toronto-shot LEFT FOR DEAD (aka DROP DEAD DEAREST, aka I MISS YOU HUGS AND KISSES) tackles the real murder of model Christine Demeter, which caused ripples in the late 1970s across Mississauga and in the Ontario Courts. Rick Trembles lays out the suspects in this true whodunnit for his latest Motion Picture Purgatory. Rick sez:

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Motion Picture Purgatory: GLADIATOR COP (1995)

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One of three(!) ’90s Canadian action flicks about dudes fighting in underground duels with Alexander the Great’s stolen sword, GLADIATOR COP is one of a handful of Lorenzo Lamas vehicles excreted out of the Great White North during the decade. Rick Trembles clangs steel with this HIGHLANDER-esque post tax-shelter effort in his latest Motion Picture Purgatory. Rick sez:

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Motion Picture Purgatory: THE PARK IS MINE (1985)

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Tommy Lee Jones storms central park in the post-’Nam thriller THE PARK IS MINE, a made-for-cable TV thriller that became an HBO and First Choice staple back in the day. Ultimately, more words fly than bullets under the eye of veteran Canadian director Steven Hilliard Stern, but as Rick Trembles explores in his latest Motion Picture Purgatory, the film’s questionable message seems to champion individual empowerment by violent seizure of public land. Rick sez:

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Motion Picture Purgatory: SKI SCHOOL 2 (1994)

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Rick Trembles implores you to untighten your asses with his latest MOTION PICTURE PURGATORY for the post-tax shelter sex comedy SKI SCHOOL 2. A sloppy sequel to the less-than-classic snobs vs. slobs entry, this Dean Cameron vehicle carries on the fine tradition of sex on the slopes comedies that goes all the way back to the softcore Quebec romp APRES SKI.

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Motion Picture Purgatory: JUNIOR (1985)

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Shot on a lark by Cinepix, Jim Hanley’s JUNIOR still earns a place as a surprisingly effective Canadian backwoods slasher that heaps on the low-budget sleaze. Dominated by the dumber-than-dirt, chainsaw wielding killer Junior, it’s a film full of Molotov cocktail explosions, corrupt cops, pet murder, crucifix attacks and topless motorboating. It’s also the latest film to get the MOTION PICTURE PURGATORY treatment from Rick Trembles.

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