Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson (2019) torrent download

Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson

2019

Biography / Documentary

7.3

Synopsis

'Horror Film Director Found Slain, Buried Under Floor,' screamed the August 1995 headline in the Los Angeles Times. But the whole truth behind Al Adamson's strange life and gruesome death reveals perhaps the most bizarre career in Hollywood history. From his early years as the son of a silent screen cowboy, through the production of some 30 lurid low budget pictures including SATAN'S SADISTS, DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN and THE NAUGHTY STEWARDESSES, to his grisly demise, the Al Adamson story remains wild beyond belief. Told through over 40 first-person recollections from friends, family, colleagues and historians, plus rare clips and archival interviews with Adamson himself, BLOOD and FLESH: THE REEL LIFE and GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON is the delightful, dirty and deadly documentary of bikers, go-go dancers, aging Hollywood actors, porn stars, freak-out girls, Charles Manson, Colonel Sanders, alien conspiracies, bad contractors and "scenes so SICK the Movies could never show them before...

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by petersmovieposters-36377 9 /10

Fascinating

If you have any interest in Al Adamson, the schlockteur savant behind Dracula vs. Frankenstein and many other exploitation classics, then you'll surely want to catch Blood & Flesh: The Reel Life & Ghastly Death of Al Adamson[. Chronicling Adamson's career with those that worked with and knew him well, the film is sympathetic with just the barest hint of fanboy-itis. Interspersed with royalty-free clips from his movie's trailers you get a real feel for Adamson's work, warts and all but, more importantly, you get a real feel for the man himself - warts and all.

Imminently watchable, there's a sadness that builds knowing that Al did not have a happy ending. Murdered by a contractor who attached himself to Adamson, and then buried under Al's beloved hot tub, what might have seemed a fitting end for a master of the cheesy macabre is instead overpowered by a sense of tragedy that far outweighs any hipster irony that might be lurking around the story edges. Recommended.

Reviewed by BandSAboutMovies 10 /10

A perfect film!

This year, Severin released Al Adamson: The Masterpiece Collection, a collection of 31 remastered films on 14 discs. This movie appears at the center of it and if you know nothing of the story of Adamson - somehow a man who could work with both Colonel Sanders and Charles Manson - get ready to have your mind blown out of the back of your brain.

Beyond his 1995 demise, murdered by live-in contractor Fred Fulford and buried inside his home, Adamson's life is of extreme interest to me, as it should be anyone coming to this site.

The son of silent film star Denver Dixon and actress Dolores Booth, Adamson was involved in movies from the age of six, as he acted in his father's 1935 film Desert Mesa.

After helping his father make Halfway to Hell in 1961 and meeting Sam Sherman, the two would join with Dan Kennis to create Independent-International Pictures, the makers of movies like Satan's Sadists and the astounding Dracula vs. Frankenstein. They'd go on to recreate - rip off, really - the Blood Island films in the U.S., as well as movies in the stewardess - well, he invented that category - western and biker genres, often shot at Spahn Ranch.

This film hits on everything I love and I couldn't have been more overjoyed watching it. I've been holding off, needing something to look forward to and this was more than worth that wait. Alien conspiracies? Murder? Go-go dancing? Shady characters? Stuntpeople? Carnival Magic? This has all of that and so much more.

Outside of a movie where George Eastman, John Saxon and Santo team up to battle Adolfo Celi, Telly Savalas and Christopher Lee to save Edwige Fenech, Marisa Mell and Caroline Munro from being horribly murdered, I can't think of a film that I more want to watch again and again. While the movie of my dreams will never be made, I am deliriously happy that this exists.

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