Instant Gratification Quick Takes: September 1, 2011

Highlighting odd and off-beat new releases to watch instantly on Netflix


New for August 2, 2011

The Cat O’Nine Tails (1971), directed by Dario Argento, with James Franciscus, Karl Malden, Catherine Spaak, Pier Paolo Capponi, Horst Frank, Rada Rassimov, Aldo Reggiani and Carlo Alighiero – Blind retired detective joines forces with a reporter to catch a killer. It’s a giallo. It’s directed by Dario Argento. Argento has stated it’s the least favorite of his films. On a personal note, last month’s viewing of Argento’s nearly-perfect giallo Deep Red caused me to reassess my opinion of Argento, in light of my somewhat blind Fulci fandom. Perhaps there is room in my life for two of Italy’s most renowned horror/suspense directors after all. [Links: IMDb, Trailer] (Available until September 1, 2012)


Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002), directed by Steve Oedekerk, with Tad Horino, Joon B. Kim, Steve Oedekerk, Woon Young Park, Philip Tan, Jennifer Tung, Ron Yuan – Martial arts spoof in which writer, director and actor Steve Oedekerk inserts himself into classic kung fu footage and redubs the result to tell the tale of a martial artist out to avenge his family’s death. [Links: IMDb, Trailer] (Available until September 1, 2012)


Stuck! (2009), directed by Steve Balderson, with Karen Black, Jane Wiedlin, Mink Stole, Susan Traylor, Pleasant Gehman, Starina Johnson and Stacy Cunningham – John Waters influenced homage to B-movies like Caged Heat and The Big Bird Cage. [Links: IMDb, Trailer] (Available until September 1, 2012)


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