This Week At The New Beverly: Ralph Bakshi, Rod Taylor, a Grindhouse Revenge Triple Feature and MORE!

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For his birthday month, Quentin Tarantino programs the whole March 2011 calendar!


The full upcoming schedule is available online: 



Friday & Saturday, March 4 & 5


1975, USA, 100 minutes - Not available on DVD!
Bakshi's newly made 35mm print!
written & directed by Ralph Bakshi; featuring the voices of Barry White, Charles Gordone, Scatman Crothers, Philip Michael Thomas
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 4:00 & 7:30, Trailer

Beyond Bakshi's cinematic style, his stories seem haunted by a worldliness that is torn between cynicism and tortured humanism. There is heart in his plots, so superficial putdown is totally absent. What is present [is] the evidently sincere empathy of a social surgeon. - Variety

- plus on the same bill -

Hey Good Lookin'

1982, USA, 76 minutes - Not available on DVD!
written & directed by Ralph Bakshi; featuring the voices of Richard Romanus, David Proval, Jesse Welles, Tina Bowman
Fri: 9:30; Sat: 5:55 & 9:30

Friday & Saturday, March 4 & 5

Shame Of The Jungle

1975, France / Belgium, 79 minutes - Not Available On DVD!
directed by Picha & Boris Szulzinger; featuring the voices of Johnny Weissmuller Jr., Christopher Guest, Bob Perry, Bill Murray, John Belushi & more!
Fri/Sat: 11:59pm (Midnight), All Tickets $7, Trailer

Sunday & Monday, March 6 & 7

Road Games

1981, Australia, 101 minutes
directed by Richard Franklin; starring Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Grant Page, Marion Edward
Sun: 3:35 & 7:30; Mon: 7:30, Trailer

Effective as a string of cinematic shocks, the movie manages a good number of coups, with its cargo of raw meat, use of Jamie Lee's association with endless knife-flicks, and the ever-so-slightly surreal placing of figures in a vast landscape, making for an endearing horror pic. - Time Out Film Guide

- plus on the same bill -

The Anderson Tapes

1971, USA, 99 minutes
directed by Sidney Lumet; starring Sean Connery, Dyan Cannon, Martin Balsam, Ralph Meeker, Alan King, Christopher Walken
Sun: 5:30 & 9:35; Mon: 9:35, Trailer

A break from Bond for Connery and a film that is both entertaining and reflects the mood of the times in Nixon's America. - Film 4

Tuesday, March 8


Grindhouse Night Revenge Triple Feature

The No Mercy Man

1973, USA, 90 minutes
directed by Daniel Vance; starring Steve Sandor, Rockne Tarkington, Richard X. Slattery, Heidi Vaughn, Mike Lane, Ron Thompson
Tues: 7:30

- plus on the same bill -

Johnny Firecloud

1975, USA, 99 minutes
Screening courtesy of Something Weird Video.
directed by William Allen Castleman; produced by David F. Friedman; starring Victor Mohica, Ralph Meeker, David Canary, Frank DeKova, Christina Hart, Sacheen Littlefeather, George 'Buck' Flower
Tues: 9:30

- plus on the same bill -

Summertime Killer

1973, Spain / France / Italy, 110 minutes - Not Available On DVD!
directed by Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi, starring Christopher Mitchum, Karl Malden, Olivia Hussey, Claudine Auger
Tues: 11:30

Wednesday & Thursday, March 9 & 10


Rod Taylor Night

Dark Of The Sun

1968, UK / USA, 100 minutes - 35mm print courtesy of BFI.
directed by Jack Cardiff; starring Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, Peter Carsten, Jim Brown, Kenneth More, André Morell, Olivier Despax
Wed/Thurs: 7:30

Taking the men-on-a-mission motif and throwing it into a hotbed of bloodthirsty politics and uneasy team-ups, director Jack Cardiff delivers an action spectacle with surprising bite - especially for its time. It's no surprise that Hollywood heavyweights love the film - Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino have both expressed their admiration, the latter going so far as to lift a few musical tracks from the exceptional Jacques Loussier soundtrack for use in Inglourious Basterds. - Jeremy Wheeler, All Movie

- plus on the same bill -

Hell River

1974, USA / Yugoslavia / Liechtenstein, 100 minutes
Not Available On DVD!
directed by Stole Jankovic; starring Rod Taylor, Adam West, Brioni Farrell, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Peter Carsten, Olivera Katarina
Wed/Thurs: 9:30






Advance tickets may be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets by clicking HERE . Advance tickets are not sold at the box office.


Currently, only general admission tickets may be purchased via this link. Discounted student, senior, etc. tickets may not be purchased in advance at this time. As always, any available tickets will also be sold at the theater box office the day of the event. Purchasing advance tickets is generally unnecessary for most shows, as the only programs that ever come close to selling out are special event shows with special guests, etc. Plenty of tickets are available at the door for nearly all of our programs. 



Coming Soon:



11 & 12: White Lightning & The Last American Hero

11 & 12 midnight shows: the Ozploitation classic STONE

13 & 14: Paul Mazursky's Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice / Blume in Love

15: the full theatrical version of Grindhouse plus Machete

16 & 17: Man Friday & Cooley High

18 & 19: Drive-In & Dazed and Confused

18 & 19 midnight shows: Roger Vadim's Pretty Maids All In A Row

20 & 21: Charley One-Eye & Kid Blue

22: The Hot, The Cool and The Vicious & Fearless Fighters

24: Thunder Road & Five Minutes To Live

25 & 26: Shaw Brothers Night: The Avenging Eagle & Duel of the Iron Fist

25 midnight show: Ice Cube in Friday

26 midnight show: The Fighting Fists of Shanghai Joe


March 27 - April 2: Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair



1 & 2 midnight shows: Pulp Fiction


Film notes by Dennis Cozzalio

Schedule subject to change

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