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Theme '70

Tackling the Beast They Call Exploitation Cinema

The grindhouse exploitation explosion from a British perspective! Theme ’70 collects all the out-of-print zine of that name, plus all-new colour material.

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“As close to the 70s’ 42nd Street grindhouse experience you’ll get, but without the sticky floors, smell of rancid popcorn butter and risking your life taking a pee!” — William Lustig, director of Maniac, Vigilante, Maniac Cop and Hit List

Starting life as the grindhouse fanzine Theme ’70 in the early nineties this book is a mutation of all-new colour content and the raw unfettered pages of those original out-of-print photocopied zines themselves, a total of seven issues. The result is an exploitation movie explosion of rare posters stills hard knuckle video reviews pre-cert VHS commentary and eye-popping retro ads all with a uniquely British zine twist!

If you are seeking Bruce Lee rip-offs, Claudia ‘Gator Bait’ Jennings, Peter Fonda vs Satanists, bald lunatics, kung-foolery, crown queen of blaxploitation Pam Grier, cannibals in the streets, Fred ‘The Hammer’ Williamson, sweet threads, Jim ‘Black Belt Jones’ Kelly, zombie voodoo, John Saxon and a pull-no-punches supporting cast… you’ve come to the right place!

Colour throughout. Rammed with rare artwork.

Mark J Banville

MARK J. BANVILLE has been a cult movie collector since the age of ten and started the exploitation movie fanzine Theme ’70 in 1992 which ran for seven issues. He has an obsession with exploitation movies, particularly the blaxploitation, horror and grindhouse varieties.

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