K – “KIDS” to “KISS Meet the Phantom of the Park”
KILL BILL: VOLUME I
KILL BILL: VOLUME 2
KILLER SHREWS, THE (1959)
James Best – that’s Dukes of Hazzard’s Roscoe! – is the hero; a boat captain sent to an island to retrieve a scientist, his daughter and their assistants. Your typical bumbled cinematic science has produced an army of giant man-eating shrews on the island. The beasts look suspiciously like dogs with bathroom rugs on their heads. Most of the story revolves around Best’s attempt to get everyone off of the island without being eaten. Despite some long talky stretches, KS is fun and impressively acted. Best’s first mate is the movie’s first casualty in a scene that plays uncomfortably racist.
KISS ME QUICK! (1964)
An alien that talks and acts like Stan Laurel comes to earth to visit a mad scientist, Dr. Breedlove, who talks like Bela Lugosi and acts like Peter Sellers’ Dr. Strangelove. The visitor is there to pick up women to be servants on his all-male planet. Lucky for him Dr. Breedlove has a whole castle full. Most of the running time is committed to long leering close-ups of naked women exercising, doing the watusi and getting a buzz from the Doc’s “sex machine.” Some of these ladies are hot! Monster gags in the form of Frankenstein’s monster, the mummy and Dracula are sprinkled here and there. There’s innocence about KMQ! made evident by simple double entendres that could easily play on prime time TV today. Aside from nudity and nudge-wink comedy, this exploitation quickie practically feels family-friendly.