Sept. 21, 2004, 9:28 p.m. CST
rub the next one out to the best director of soft core porn there was.
Sept. 21, 2004, 9:47 p.m. CST
by Toe Jam
Sept. 21, 2004, 9:57 p.m. CST
Sept. 21, 2004, 10:05 p.m. CST
by Roj Blake
I was there that night - at the Drafthouse. 'Twas ~tres~ cool. Whether you love his movies or are just bored by them (because seriously - how do you HATE Russ Meyer?), he was a true original, there's just no way around that.
Sept. 21, 2004, 10:28 p.m. CST
His flicks were great who could ever forget his discoveries,Kitten Natividad,Candy Samples,i forget the cute black chics name,he will be missed
Sept. 21, 2004, 10:34 p.m. CST
i dunno. this kinda reminded me of that.
Sept. 21, 2004, 11:10 p.m. CST
God has 39HHH boobs. At least for today.
Sept. 22, 2004, 12:09 a.m. CST
by Cash Bailey
A noble pursuit, to be sure. R.I.P
Sept. 22, 2004, 12:18 a.m. CST
by Dr Farragammo
ah Russ Meyer. Like his autobiography's title : "Thanks for The Mammaries." If that doesn't clue you into his sick genius , nothing will. I remember a interview with him in Details, and Ann Magnuson asked about how he got his creative sound effects. He said that for the sound of a girl getting her cherry popped he recorded a nail being pulled out of a tree! he was an original in perv cinema, god bless his soul.
Sept. 22, 2004, 1:05 a.m. CST
by Daryl van Horn
...you never said word one about Peter Ustinov's death either and you still don't mention him at all. So don't worry about it, the list is getting to big to worry about.
Sept. 22, 2004, 1:08 a.m. CST
Russ was great! I was to edit and clean all his 35mm prints from all his films converting them to DVD. But, I ended up in the hospital due to a burst appendix and the job went to someone else. I would have worked for the guy for free! I did get to go to "The Other Ball" in San Gabriel, California where a lot of his girls performed and they shot some of his films though before they tore it town. A piece of history and a legend are now gone forever.
Sept. 22, 2004, 2:50 a.m. CST
by Electric Tsunami
Russ films were more than mere tit shows. Compare his 4 black and white films against all of the exploitation films that have been dregged up from Dave Friedman's film archives and released by Something Weird Video. They all pale in comparisons to Russ' filmes. He had technical ability and employed many cuts in a scene. He got his training from shooting footage in WWII and educational films. There are plenty of nudie cutie, roughie, and softcore filmmakers that never got the mainstream release that Russ Meyer did. Those shit films you watch today from Hollywood are not the vision or craft of one man.
Sept. 22, 2004, 2:55 a.m. CST
Sept. 22, 2004, 3:13 a.m. CST
R.I.P. big guy.
Sept. 22, 2004, 4:45 a.m. CST
It was a cold and clammy night in the city of Phoenix Arizona when my friend and former cellmate Neil The Eel called me up and screamed
Sept. 22, 2004, 7:35 a.m. CST
by Jon E Cin
I think the DVDs are fucking bad ass.
Sept. 22, 2004, 8:02 a.m. CST
my first ever memory is of crawiling up to the TV set while "faster" was on, and trying to suck the breast of one of the actresses on the screen, only to get a static electricity shock on my lips.....
Sept. 22, 2004, 8:52 a.m. CST
by Goon Bighead
Sept. 22, 2004, 10:29 a.m. CST
God bless you, Russ! I loved how when you ordered his films, you called and actually spoke to Russ himself. It was worth twice the price just to say "Yeah, I wanna get 'Black Snake,' and have that crotchety mofo growl, 'Did you call here five minutes ago?'" And now he's gone. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck.
Sept. 22, 2004, 1:25 p.m. CST
by Buio Omega
Sept. 22, 2004, 1:32 p.m. CST
by Dark Knight Lite
After hearing about this movie for decades, I caught it on Bravo late one night. About 20 minutes in, My wife came into the den to see what I was laughing at. After telling her about the film and explaining that I didn't think she would find much to like, she sat down and watched until the credits rolled. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is now one of our favorite films, even sparking a quest for the widescreen laserdisc (thatks ebay). I'm still not really into Russ' other films, but this one is a true classic and time capsule of an era long past. Godspeed, Russ Meyer.
Sept. 22, 2004, 3:02 p.m. CST
by Super Person
And MY article is that you're still a tool. (Ah Russ Meyer, he was the man...)
Sept. 22, 2004, 4:47 p.m. CST
"The point is of no return... And you just crossed it!" R.I.P Russ.
Sept. 22, 2004, 6:15 p.m. CST
That was his greatest talent. The man was a world class editor. Nobody's films moved like his.
Sept. 22, 2004, 8:18 p.m. CST
"So instead of jerking it to Carrie Fisher in her S&M outfit, I'll be walloping my willy to Russ Meyer filmes."
Sept. 23, 2004, 7:03 a.m. CST
Sept. 23, 2004, 8:33 a.m. CST
I went to see beneath the valley of the ultravixens at a cinema in London. The bloke in the seat behind me must have been wanking. As the last scene played, (I think it was the blonde bouncing around in a football stadium), anyway mr Wanker realised that the film was up & went into frantic mode. The seats were shaking like a train went by! I hastily moved seat before it got messy.
Sept. 23, 2004, 12:17 p.m. CST
by Super Person
As long as I wasn't one of the chumps who gets shot or castrated or beaten to a pulp or cuckolded nine ways from Sunday, it sure would be sweet to live in Russ Meyer's cinematic world... oh, the sex, oh the violence, oh the BOOBS...
Sept. 23, 2004, 6:23 p.m. CST
by Drunken Rage
or so wrote William Goldman. Meyer wrote, produced, shot, edited, etc., his movies-- and "Vixen" and "Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens" are pure brilliance. He will be missed. Did he ever finish his pirate movie?
Sept. 24, 2004, 7:14 a.m. CST
My fondest memory of Russ was actually where Russ wasn't there, but in working with a local theater in LA to promote a Russ Meyer festival, blowing up balloons to stuff into classic Supervixen T-shirts when I crossed paths with Alan Napier, survivor of a couple of Meyers' classic (and who I would meet again while working on the set of the old TV series "Outlaws"). He told me of a story when during a dinner on location for Supervixens, they were discussing ways to kill off a character in the most violent way. A diner at another table overheard Russ, Alan and a couple of others talk about "beating the crap out of her", "stomping her into a bloody pulp in a bathtub, then electrocuting her by tossing a plug in radio into the bath with her", etc. After returning to their rooms in the adjoining motel, it wasn't long before a knock was heard at their doors. Opening them, they discovered that the guy who overheard them had called cops and the local P.D. was interested in their rather vicious plans! Needless to say, tghe rest of the night was interesting. It was the funniest story I had ever heard during my time working in Hollywood.
Sept. 24, 2004, 4:21 p.m. CST
goodnight sweet prince - may big titted angels carry thee to thy rest