Lindsay Shonteff and Linda Marlowe: Obscure brittish 1970's exploitation
...... or ?
Yes, even British 1970's exploitation movies has a cult
following today, and trashy B directors as Pete Walker, Norman J. Warren,
Alan Birkinshaw, Peter Collinson, James Kenelm Clarke, Piers Haggard
and .... Lindsay Shonteff can be enjoyed on new restored
DVD or Bluray editions from film companies specializing in these fun
and entertaining genre movies, horror, thrillers and sleaze.
So, also British 1970's trash
movies has gained a cult following, and with directors as Pete Walker
and Norman J. Warren among the
more notable one's. But if those directors are considered B movie makers,
what about the C grade movie makers, will their films
also be available on DVD or Bluray ? I'm thinking about the films of
Lindsay Shonteff then. Shonteff (1935-2006) and maybe not a
brit as IMDB says he's born in Canada, but he made his film in England.
He specialized in exploitation trash movies and often with a comic slant
to them and one film i really want to see again is his demented
1973 Sexploitation Comics Action Comedy - The
Big Zapper (The Sex Life of a Female Private Eye)
It's so gloriously BAD that it's GOOD and with beautiful
aussie Linda Marlowe (born 1940) as a super tough private detective.
Based on a popular British Comic and bizarre but true with a sequel
the following year - "Zapper's Blade of Vengeance" (alternate
title: The Swordsman). The Big Zapper - Unbelievable Trash you must
see - if you are a sick puppy. I want to see it !
I remember seing this trash epic on a worn out Swedish
rental VHS sometime around the middle of the 1980's, and even though
it was bad and sleazy it was somewhat entertaining in a hard to describe
Psychotronic way, and i very much would like to watch
this unhinged film again on a DVD or a Bluray. I'm writing this in December
2020 and by now this film should be available, a
film that has been very obscure. Hey! Glorious trash as these Zapper
movies that's what the DVD or Bluray format were made for.
IMDB says that Linda Marlowe took part in some exploitation
films before she went over to Television in the 1980's.
Linda also had a role in Lindsay Shonteff's obscure but nowadays somewhat
talked about attempt to make a British Giallo -
The 1969 "Night after
Night (He Kills Night after Night after Night / Night
About a knife wielding killer on the loose in London
on the hunt after young swinging 60's women in miniskirts. Surely, as
British, a heavy-handedly done copy of the Italian thrillers, but still
enjoyable to watch i've read somewhere. I haven't seen it,
haven't found it yet, but as i write this in December 2020 there must
surely be some company that has released it on DVD or on a
Bluray by now ? Linda Marlowe plays the role of the police wife Jenny
Shonteff directed the film under an alias, Lewis J.
Force and Phil Hardy is wildly enthusiastic in his Encyclopedia of Horror
"direction is crude, the script silly and the picture tedious",
but i still want to see it. Lindsay Shonteff has also directed films
1963 "Devil Doll" and the, according to Hardy racist 1964
"Curse of Simba".
Lindsay Shonteff seems to be something of Great Britain's Ed Wood, Jr.