Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Commander USA: a look back






"Commander USA's Groovie Movies" is unfamiliar ground to me, but from the looks of things, it seems it was a contemporary of the Elvira and "Up All Night" shows, as a part of the last major wave of weekend B-movie institutions on TV in the tail end of the 1980s.

To that end, is Joe Bob Briggs' show, the last of the pack, still on the air? The commentary tracks on his DVDs are always great--"Hell's Angels '69" is unwatchable without it.

Anyway, there are a ton of "Commander USA" clips on You Tube. If the videos above tickle your fancy, click away.

Open question: do any of you know of a show on TV and/or online that presents Grade B movies with an entertaining host in the grand old tradition? If so, pass whatever information you've got my way! Thanks in advance.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous BenT said...

MST 3k has always been my favorite way to interrogate B movies.

Watch these episodes, do yourself a g.d. favor:

Attack of the Eye Creatures:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=GMb7QfImCis

Being from Another Planet
http://youtube.com/watch?v=2ujTCJtKGC0

(see parts 9-10, as well)

3:21 PM  
Anonymous BenT said...

Duh, 2-10.

3:47 PM  

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