|Flying Squirrel Boxing Productions|
|The KO Picture Show|
|Presents. . .|
|"For those that found 'Celebrity Deathmatch' too highbrow and fast-paced."|
|"Reviewing the best (and worst) in Pugilistic Pictures!"|
|In addition to my love of boxing, I've always been a big moviegoer. Actually, going OUT to the movies has become less enjoyable to me for a number of reasons ($10 a ticket, crowds of teenagers that talk during the film, theater seats designed by the Marquis de Sade. . pick one. . . ), but nothing beats curling up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn to watch a Video or DVD on a quiet evening (except maybe a heavyweight title fight!). So I've decided to combine my love of boxing and the movies with this site, "The KO Picture Show", reviewing the best (and worst) in Fistic Filmdom!
Now, I know that I'm limiting myself severely by just reviewing "boxing" movies, so I'm gonna play it kind of fast and loose with the rules of what constitutes a "fighting" film. I'll concentrate mostly on movies that have boxing or boxers as the main focus, but occassionally I'll stray into ones that only have a marginal boxing theme or even just a scene or two centered on fighting. And occassionally I may stray even further into movies that just have a prominent fight scene(s) (you may even see a few "martial arts" movies pop up!). And I won't just be critiquing the cream of the crop. . I'll be braving some of the stinkers in the genre as well. So sit back, lace up your gloves, and then try to eat popcorn with the gloves on so I can laugh. Just kidding. . . enjoy.
The Rating System - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10! Knockout!
The films reviewed will receive anywhere between a "1 count" (being the worst) and a "10 count" (being the best). First, there'll be a rating for "The Fightin'!", based on the realism of the action and the aptitude of the fighters themselves. Then there'll be the "Overall Rating", which obviously takes my complete enjoyment of the film into account.
Please Note - Some films may seem like they may be stinkers, but I'm not above enjoying a movie based on the "it's so bad, it's good!" train of thought. Some movies, while maybe not technically proficient or particularly well written, may still be a lot of fun to watch, so I'll rate them accordingly.
|Thanks to Joe Bannerman and Nathan Shumate, of
Opposable Thumbs Films and Cold Fusion Video Reviews, respectively,
for their suggestions and helpful hints. Their help was greatly appreciated.
Please check out the links to their B-movie sites!
|Please submit all questions, comments, and contributions to ME, Rob Tillisch!|
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|Steve Dimitry's Heavyweight Boxing History Great Source of Heavy History!|
|BoxRec.com THE Boxing Database on the Web. Fantastic Resource!|
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|Dave Bergin's Fantastic Classic Boxing Collectables!|
|Also, definitely check out my good friend (and, without a doubt, the nicest guy I've met in the online reviewing community) Jordan Garren's site,
The B-Movie Film Vault!
"Fighting the Good Fight For B-Movie Lovers Everywhere!"
|At Brian The Bad Movie Guy's site, it could not be put more succinctly...
"The best movies are bad movies!"
|I've been visiting Andrew Borntreger's site, Badmovies.org, ever since I got
my first internet connection. One of my favorite stops on the intra-web!
|If it's stinky, Mark over at Darksider's Realm is giving it a look!
"Giving attention to some of Hollywood's most solid bowel movements."
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|A dedicated team of writers over at The Tomb of Anubis is there,
day or night, plague or pestilence, to serve your B-movie needs.
|Shadow's B-Movie Graveyard cracks open the crypt for
"Cinematic Exhumations from the Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy,
Horror & Trash Filmmaking"
|Dennis over at The Monster Shack has, as promised, a nicely sized shack and
it is quite literally filled with monsters. Check it out.
|An honest to goodness mad scientist writing b-movie reviews, Lyz over
at And You Call Yourself a Scientist! has kept the colored beakers
percolating for many years. Another favorite spot to check out!
|El Santo's reviews at 1000 Misspent Hours And Counting are
beautifully written, thoughfully expressed pieces of critique, with the "F"-word thrown in just enough, for good measure. A favorite stop.
|The Duck Speaks is where Zack Handlen takes us "From Source to Suck",
an exquisitely well written "Compare & Contrast" journey through books that have been made into movies. Another favorite.
|Long overdue for linkage, Chad Plambeck's 3B Theater is a varietable wonderland of reviews, tributes (check out the Del Aires!), and, my favorite,
B-Fest recaps. Definitely check his site out!