- R.I.P. filmmaker Jonathan Demme, director of “Something Wild,” “Stop Making Sense” & other Night Flight faves
- Record Store Day, every day: You got it nicer at Licorice Pizza stores in the 70s and early 80s
- “TV Party”: Glenn O’Brien’s weekly late 70s public-access punk cocktail party TV show
- Zinelandia: Night Flight talks with Joe Biel about “$100 & a T-Shirt,” his documentary about zines
- In 1977, Prince appeared on “The Gong Show,” but no one has ever talked about the episode, until now
- The Wu Tang Collection: The weirdest “Ku Fung Theater”-style mostly-Asian action flicks you’ll ever see
- Bullseye! Arrow Films’ exploitation, Italian horror, spaghetti westerns, drive-in sleaze & more, now on Night Flight Plus!
- “Dynaman”: Night Flight’s popular series featured rubber monsters, good looking Japanese teens, silly jokes, and cool pop music!
- “All Dolled Up”: Night Flight’s exclusive interview with director Bob Gruen about his New York Dolls documentary
- “The Gumby Show”: America’s Favorite Clayboy is back again on Night Flight!
All posts tagged "live action"
Too Much Monkey Business: “Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp” & the Evolution Revolution
“Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp,” the short-lived early ’70s live-action Saturday morning comedy series, was, as far as we know, the only TV show with a cast of chimpanzees (and one orangutan named Henry) with “dialogue” overdubbed by...
- Posted March 22, 2017
“Jack the Giant Killer”: Ray Harryhausen’s “Sinbad” hit inspired this sword & sorcery Saturday Matinee staple
In 1962, about four years after he’d passed on making The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, which went on to become one of the year’s top-grossing hits, United Artists executive producer Edward Small decided to copy that film’s...
- Posted March 15, 2017
“Adventures in Success”: Two Will Powers 3D computer-animated videos were featured in NF’s “Take Off to Animation”
Night Flight’s “Take Off To Animation” featured not just one but two videos by Will Powers, an alter ego with a synthetically-altered faked male voice used by photographer Lynn Goldsmith, including “Adventures in Success,”one of the first...
- Posted March 2, 2017
“The Bugaloos”: This 70s-era live-action Beatles-inspired bug rock TV show nearly starred Phil Collins
For two years in the early 70s, from September 12, 1970 until September 2, 1972, there was a live-action Saturday morning TV show that aired on the NBC network called “The Bugaloos,” about a rock band quartet...
- Posted September 12, 2016
Who you gonna call?: The original “Ghost Busters” was a Saturday morning live-action kids show in 1975
The 2016 remake of the supernatural blockbuster comedy Ghostbusters didn’t quite have the box office success during its opening weekend that Sony Pictures had hoped for, selling roughly $46 million in North American ticket sales and $19.1...
- Posted July 18, 2016
“Joe’s Apartment”: The original MTV short that first gave us sex, bugs and rock ‘n’ roll
In 1992, this original short film — a live-action/stop-motion cult classic featuring singing cockroaches, directed by John Payson, MTV’s then-current director of on-air promotion and animated I.D.’s. — aired between breaks in MTV’s programming, and as part...
- Posted December 3, 2015
“A Political Cartoon”: Looking back at the 1974 short film featuring Bugs Bunny
Awhile back we came across this clever 16mm satiric short film, a mix of live-action and cartoon called simply “A Political Cartoon,” which tells of a cartoon character named Peter President who gets elected to the highest...
- Posted July 27, 2015
A live-action “Pinocchio” is coming soon: meanwhile, enjoy this 1939 Russian version!
UPDATE (July 1, 2015): Warner Bros. and Team Downey are moving forward with their live-action take on Pinocchio and have enlisted Paul Thomas Anderson to write a draft with an eye toward directing. Though the film would...
- Posted July 1, 2015