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Grindhouse Fest Pays Tribute to Henri Pachard

Rare Pachard feature 'Pussycat Galore' screens Oct. 11 with John Holmes classic 'Eruption'

Grindhouse Fest Pays Tribute to Henri Pachard

LOS ANGELES - The Grindhouse Film Festival will pay tribute to the late, great director Henri Pachard (a.k.a. Ron Sullivan) with two screenings this month at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles.

This Saturday at midnight, organizers Brian Quinn and Adam Trash will present Pussycat Galore, a rare Pachard feature from the final days of 35mm theatrical porn. 

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Pussycat Galore stars Brooke Fields, Danielle, Honey Wilder, Rene Summers, Annette Heinz, Chelsea Blake, Carol Cross, Cassandra Leigh, Joey Silvera, Jerry Butler, Paul Thomas, George Payne, Bobby Astyr, Klaus Multia and David Scott.

On Tuesday, Oct. 21, Quinn teams with Grindhouse Releasing and Eric Caidin to present Headless Eyes, the 1971 horror flick produced by Sullivan and directed by Kent Bateman (the father of actors Jason and Justine Bateman.) 

Headless Eyes stars Bo Brundin as a creepy psycho-killer artist who gouges his victims' eyes out with a spoon and uses the disembodied eyeballs in his sculptures. One of many low-budget exploitation quickies Sullivan worked on during his early New York film career, the obscure slasher film is now considered a cult classic.

"The last time we screened Headless Eyes at the New Beverly, the audience went crazy," said a rep for L.A.-based Grindhouse Releasing, who provided the 35mm print for the show. "We're glad to bring it back as a tribute to Ron Sullivan."

Pussycat Galore will screen as a double feature with the John Holmes classic Eruption. Headless Eyes is double-billed with director Bigas Lunas' Anguish.

The Grindhouse Film Festival is an ongoing series at the New Beverly featuring exploitation movies that originally screened at drive-ins and urban "grindhouse" theaters in the '60s, '70s and '80s. Caidin and Johnny Legend started the series with Grindhouse Releasing in 2001.

The New Beverly Cinema is located at 7165 Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/grindhouse.






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Posted 10/09/2008 by elliotjames
Very commendable. I hope someone at AVN will go there and cover it.
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