Sunday, 3 July 2016

1970s Melbourne Eurohorror/trash/cult cinema ads

After trawling through the cinema advertisement section of many of The Age newspapers throughout the entire 1970s (just about their entire archives are now scanned online from 1854 to 1989), I turned up some gold. Enjoy this selection of screening times for some of the trashiest, sleaziest films, buried deep in the bowels of the Melbourne movie going experience. Today the idea of strolling down the Bourke Street Mall and rocking up to the likes of Black Emanuelle Goes East or Dracula Prisoner of Frankenstein sound laughably absurd, but once upon a time the Melbourne CBD was dotted with theatres playing all amount of Eurotrash, smut and cult classics. And let's not forget what turned up at the suburban drive-ins. A double of The Horrible Sexy Vampire and Caged Virgins in genteel Sandringham? Yes, you read right. If you're still hungry for more movie ads, check out film historian Dean Brandum's essential Technicolour Yawn blog (http://technicolouryawn.com)  and Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/techniyawn) to whet your appetite!


15 Jan 1973
 
8 Feb 1973
 

 
 
6 April 1973
 
 
5 May 1973
 
 
14 Jun 1973
 

17 Sep 1973

8 Nov 1973

 
 
1 Feb 1974
 
 
15 Mar 1974
 
 
15 Apr 1974
 
 
22 May 1974 - interesting placement of these two ads...
 
 
 
5 Jul 1974. Note the M rating, surely there wouldn't have been much of a film left?
 
 
 
8 Aug 1974 


 
 
14 Aug 1974
 
 
13 Dec 1974
 
 
1 Jan 1975 
 
 
3 Feb 1975
 
 
15 Feb 1975
 
 
14 Mar 1975
 
 
15 Apr 1975
 
 
1 May 1975
 
 
1 May 1975
 
 
8 Oct 1975
 
 
1 Dec 1975
 
 
8 Dec 1975
 
 
1 Jan 1976
 
 
8 Mar 1976
 
 
1 Apr 1976
 
 
8 Jun 1976
 
 
6 Aug 1976
 
 
1 Sep 1976
 
 
7 Oct 1976 
 
 
22 Nov 1976
 
 
1 Dec 1976
 
 
1976 
 
 
3 Jan 1977
 
 
3 Mar 1977
 
 
22 Mar 1977
 
 
22 Apr 1977
 
 
4 Jul 1977
 
 
6 Sep 1977

 
 
1 Nov 1977
 
 
3 Nov 1977
 
 
7 Nov 1977
 
 
5 Dec 1977
 
 
16 Mar 1978
 
 
12 Apr 1978

 
 
22 Aug 1978
 
 
8 Dec 1978 - The Evolution of Snuff
 
 
13 Feb 1980
 
 
Jul 1982
 
 
Unknown dates - my apologies, I forgot to note the dates of the newspapers all of the below ads are from.