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Tuesday, 23 May 2000

Dry Heat Obscurities


Everyone knows that they've been making westerns in Arizona since time began, but we've been shooting other genre flicks here for a long time too and many of those seem to have been unjustly forgotten.


So here's my Dry Heat Obscurities project, in which I take a look back at genre features which were shot entirely or, at least, predominantly in Arizona.

I'm covering the films themselves, of course, and the people who made them (who are surprisingly often people that you've heard of), but I'm also taking a good look at the locations they used. Hopefully, when I hit a particular point in the project, I'll be able to travel around the state to get some photos of what they look like today, decades on.

I'm going to review a new dry heat obscurity every other week, starting in 2017, to alternate with my Weird Wednesdays project.

Note: my reviews of Violent Saturday and Kingdom of the Spiders predate this project, so I'll revisit them at some point.

Rating System
1 - Abysmal | 2 - Bad | 3 - Poor | 4 - OK | 5 - Good | 6 - Excellent | 7 - Classic

Latest Review (28 Jul 2017)
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
C. C. & Company 1970 4 4 Seymour Robbie IMDb

All Dry Heat Obscurities Reviews
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
Angel Unchained 1970 5 4 Lee Madden IMDb
Captain Newman, M.D. 1963 5 5 David Miller IMDb
C. C. & Company 1970 4 4 Seymour Robbie IMDb
Devil's Angels 1967 4 4 Daniel Haller IMDb
Edge of Eternity 1959 4 5 Donald Siegel IMDb
Kingdom of the Spiders 1977 5 5 John 'Bud' Cardos IMDb
Shotgun Wedding 1963 3 2 Boris Petroff IMDb
Violent Saturday 1955 5 5 Richard Fleischer IMDb

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