Russ Meyer fans: Meyer flicks coming to Satellite TV!

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  1. BarryNS

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    Caught an email news release from my satellite provider here in Canada (Bell ExpressVu)....the new Canadian digital TV channel "Drive-In" (devoted to drive-in movie "classics" [​IMG] ) has acquired the rights to air the entire Russ Meyer suite of films (aka the "Bosomania" collection). They are going to be aired beginning in February 2002 and many have never seen the light of day on any television broadcast airwaves in North America before. Perhaps a DVD release is not far off???
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    This is great news. These movies are incredibly hard to find and usually expensive when you do find them. I have the laserdisc w/ "Faster Pussycat, Kill, Kill" and "Motorpsycho". The only other Meyer movie that I have seen is "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls".
     
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    True!
    Drive-In Classics has already begun to air a short commercial for these 17 films...3 months in advance!!!!
    From the scenes shown in the commercial, all the films appear to be new remastered versions, all appear clean and sharp with bright colors.
    Should be fun...assuming Drive-In Classics is still in business in 3 months time.
    Some of these new 50 digital channels are obviously NOT going to survive too long.
     
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    Where can this channel be seen? Is it on DIRECTV or DISH? It sounds cool. I remember hearing rumors of a channel called "The B Movie Channel" about a yar ago. Mostly because if rumors it might pick up MST3K, my favorite tv show ever.
     
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    My eyes nearly popped out of my head the first time I saw Erica Gavin in Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls.Cinemax has shown a few of these in the eraly morning hours from time to time over the years.
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    I am *praying* for DVD releases of these since it does indeed appear from the preview commercials as though the films have been cleaned up/remastered.
    I believe that the only way for our American friends to see this channel would be to use a Bell ExpressVU system south of the border...and yeah, assuming the channel survives until February! Some of the other 50-odd channels are pretty lame to say the least!
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