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New Beverly Announces Films for Quentin Tarantino Grindhouse Festival

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The New Beverly has announced the schedule for 2007 the Los Angeles Grindhouse Festival Grindhouse festival, which is this year programmed by Quentin Tarantino and runs from March 4 - May 1. Many of the prints come from Tarantino's vast and awesome private collection, reputed to be among the best in the world for such films.

As we reported last week, Los Angeles' best revival house will screen themed, handpicked double features on weekdays and (count 'em) TRIPLE FEATURES on the weekends.

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Highlights include Rolling Thunder on March 11-13 about a Vietnam veteran who comes home to kick some serious ass; a trifecta of animated films on March 23-24 that includes Shame of the Jungle, an adult cartoon from France about an ape man whose girlfriend is kidnapped by a gang of giant penises at the behest of their queen, a 14-breasted bald woman; on April 11-12 the horror/sci-fi film Slithis about a mutated nuclear sea monster that terrorizes the denizens of Venice, California; a trio of swinging sexploitation flicks involving barmaids, pussycats and cheerleaders on April 21-22; and more kung fu fighting than you can shake a stick at.

ALSO… the New Beverly calendar mysteriously lists an April 5 "sneak preview" with the show time yet to be announced. Hmmmm… I don't think it takes all my powers of deduction to surmise that we're in for a preview of Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's omnibus grindhouse double feature, appropriately titled Grindhouse.

Look for a big feature on Tarantino and the New Beverly's grindhouse event in the March 1 issue of the Los Angeles Times.

In the meantime check out the full schedule of films after the jump or on the New Beverly's Web site.


* March 4, 5, 6
o The Mack (1973) + Sun: 3:30 & 7:30; Mon/Tue: 7:30
o The Chinese Mack (1974) + Sun: 5:40 & 9:40; Mon/Tue: 9:40* March 7, 8
o Machine Gun McCain (1968) + 7:30
o Wipeout (1973) + 9:25

* March 9, 10
o The Van (1977) + Fri: 7:30; Sat: 7:30 only
o Pick-up Summer (1980) + Fri: 9:20; Sat: 3:50 & 9:20
o Summer Camp (1979) + Fri: 11:15; Sat: 5:50 & 11:15

* March 11, 12, 13
o Rolling Thunder (1977) + Sun: 3:45 & 7:30; Mon/Tue: 7:30
o The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1977) + Sun: 5:40 & 9:25; Mon/Tue: 9:25

* March 14, 15
o Chinese Hercules (1973) + 7:30
o Black Dragon (1974) + 9:20

* March 16, 17
o Sex with a Smile (1976) + Fri: 7:30; Sat: 7:30 only
o Sex on the Run (1977) + Fri: 9:30; Sat: 3:20 & 9:30
o The Oldest Profession (1967) + Fri: 11:30; Sat: 5:20 & 11:30

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* March 18, 19, 20
o Brotherhood of Death (1976) + Sun: 3:55 & 7:30; Mon/Tue: 7:30
o Johnny Tough (1974) + Sun: 5:45 & 9:20; Mon/Tue: 9:20

* March 21, 22
o Autopsy (1975) + 7:30
o Eyeball (1975) + 9:20

* March 23, 24
o Coonskin (1975) + Fri: 7:30; Sat: 7:30 only
o Shame of the Jungle (1975) + Fri: 9:30; Sat: 4:25 & 9:30
o Tunnel Vision (1976) + Fri: 11:10; Sat: 6:05 & 11:10

* March 25, 26, 27
o Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971) + Sun: 3:25 & 7:30; Mon/Tue: 7:30
o Revenge of the Cheerleaders (1976) + Sun: 5:15 & 9:20; Mon/Tue: 9:20

* March 28, 29
o Fearless Fighters (1971) + 7:30
o Supermanchu (1973) + 9:15

* March 30, 31
o The Blood Spattered Bride (1972) + Fri: 7:30; Sat: 7:30 only
o Asylum of Blood (1971) + Fri: 9:10; Sat: 3:50 & 9:10
o Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary (1975) + Fri: 10:55; Sat: 5:40 & 10:55

* April 1, 2, 3
o The Lady in Red (1979) + Sun: 3:50 & 7:30; Mon/Tue: 7:30
o Bare Knuckles (1977) + Sun: 5:40 & 9:20; Mon/Tue: 9:20

* April 4
o The Female Bunch (1969) + 7:30
o Wonder Women (1973) + 9:15

* April 5
o Sneak Preview (2007) + show time TBA

* April 6, 7
o White Line Fever (1975) + Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:50 & 7:30
o Return to Macon County (1975) + Fri: 9:20; Sat: 5:40 & 9:20

* April 8, 9, 10
o The Girl from Starship Venus (1975) + Sun: 4:10 & 7:30; Mon/Tue: 7:30
o The Legend of the Wolf Woman (1976) + Sun: 5:50 & 9:10; Mon/Tue: 9:10

* April 11, 12
o Slithis (1978) + 7:30
o Screams of a Winter Night (1979) + 9:15

* April 13, 14
o Hot Summer in Barefoot County (1974) + Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:50 & 7:30
o Redneck Miller (1977) + Fri: 9:20; Sat: 5:40 & 9:20

* April 15, 16, 17
o The Muthers (1976) + Sun: 3:50 & 7:30; Mon/Tue: 7:30
o Fight for Your Life (1977) + Sun: 5:50 & 9:30; Mon/Tue: 9:30

* April 18, 19
o Dragon's Vengeance (1972) + 7:30
o Kung Fu: The Punch of Death (1973) + 9:30

* April 20, 21
o The Swinging Barmaids (1975) + Fri: 7:30; Sat: 7:30 only
o The Swingin' Pussycats (1969) + Fri: 9:15; Sat: 4:20 & 9:15
o The Swinging Cheerleaders (1974) + Fri: 10:45; Sat: 5:50 & 10:45

* April 22, 23, 24
o Grave of the Vampire (1974) + Sun: 4:00 & 7:30; Mon/Tue: 7:30
o Jailbait Babysitter (1977) + Sun: 5:55 & 9:25; Mon/Tue: 9:25

* April 25, 26
o Return of the Tiger (1979) + 7:30
o Stoner (1974) + 9:10

* April 27, 28
o Death Rage (1976) + Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:55 & 7:30
o Cry of the Prostitute (1974) + Fri: 9:25; Sat: 5:50 & 9:25

* April 29, 30
o The Real Bruce Lee (1973) + Sun: 3:55 & 7:30; Mon: 7:30
o Lee Lives Within + Sun: 5:45 & 9:20; Mon: 9:20

* May 1
o The Real Bruce Lee (1973) + 7:30
o Lee Lives Within + 9:20