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Django Unchained International Trailer: Marketing (and Exploiting) Tarentino’s Signature Style

I love Tarentino films, despite their trailers, which emphasize the visual pleasures of his style but miss the sublimity and substance of his films. (Perhaps that’s an impossible expectation for a trailer?) Hearing of the Django Unchained trailer (above) for … Continue reading

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SHOCKING ASIA – Putting the X in Exotic Exploitation

The trailer for Shocking Asia opens as travelogue showing picturesque footage of East Indian spiritual ceremonies, then quickly dissolves into sensationalism as worshipers are shown undergoing real self- mortifications of the flesh. Next, Southeast Asian transvestite prostitutes working in their … Continue reading

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The Clones (1973) – Science Fiction Meets Science Fact

[Part 3 in our continuing look at trailers for exploitation films. Advertising and marketing for exploitation films enjoy benefits not available to mainstream fare. Lower budgets allow greater risk taking; lower visibility allows more risque risk taking. Experimentation and excess … Continue reading

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