Motion Picture Purgatory: RABID (1977)

Get your vampire armpits ready for another Canuxploitation-exclusive edition of Rick Trembles’ Motion Picture Purgatory. This time, Rick probes the deep, dark orifices of David Cronenberg’s sophomore scare flick RABID (1977), in which ex-porn queen Marilyn Chambers unleashes a deadly disease that threatens to overtake Montreal.



NEW YORK 1991 (aka SIEGE) Trailer

Here’s an amazing German trailer for Paul Donovan’s East coast action masterpiece SIEGE that tries to tie it in with Italian post-apocalypse films.

(Hat tip to Laird)


Motion Picture Purgatory: APRES-SKI (1971)

We’re back with another Canuxploitation-exclusive edition of Motion Picture Purgatory. This time Rick Trembles gets his skis shined up and grabs a cup of gratuitous bare flesh for a personal look at Cinepix’s naughty winter comedy APRES SKI (1971). This cornerstone of the Quebecois “maple syrup porn” era features a  fun soundtrack and lots of the eyebrow-raising humour that helped define the era before tax shelter cinema really took hold.



Make Some New Friends on June 16 — MON AMI Release Date Announced

One of our best-loved new Canadian films last year was the B.C.-shot pitch black, blood-spattered kidnapping comedy MON AMI, and we even named it our favourite indie feature of 2012 in our annual year-end round-up. Director Rob Grant got in touch with us recently to let us know that a release for the festival hit is imminent. Distributors Cinedigm/New Video currently plan to have the film debut on June 16, 2013 on iTunes (pre-order here) and that a limited run of DVD/Blu-Rays will be up are now up for sale on the film’s website.

If you haven’t hand a chance to check out MON AMI yet, we recommend that you make it a priority. To whet your appetite, here’s a new trailer created especially for the upcoming release:


Motion Picture Purgatory: YETI: GIANT OF THE 20TH CENTURY (1977)

“It’s kinda like the 1976 KING KONG remake but with Bigfoot instead of an ape, and the CN Tower instead of the Empire State Building” was surely the elevator pitch for the weird Toronto-lensed ’70s monster movie YETI: GIANT OF THE 20TH CENTURY, a film that pits the cryptozoological phenomenon against unscrupulous scientists and the confused citizens of Canada’s most populous city. In this Canuxploitation-exclusive edition of Motion Picture Purgatory, Rick Trembles looks at the filmed misadventures of Canada’s biggest contribution to Bigfoot cinema and one of Ontario’s hairiest tourists.


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