NOVEMBER 2022 NEWS!
FREE GRINDHOUSE MOVIES AND KARATE FLICKS NOW ON OUR CHANNELS!
As a Metro Detroiter, I’m very pleased to announce that native Detroiter, Fred (The Hammer) Williamson is appearing on my TV channels. He is an Actor, Director, and former professional American football defensive back who played for the Raiders and the Chiefs during the 1960s. He was nicknamed “The Hammer” because he used his forearm to deliver Karate-style blows to the heads of opposing players.
The Hammer is well known for his film career, starring as Tommy Gibbs in the 1973 crime drama film Black Caesar and its sequel Hell Up in Harlem. Williamson also had other notable roles in other 1970s films (at the time branded as blaxploitation films.)
Watch “Hammer” (1972), That Man Bolt (1973) and Three the Hard Way (1974) and also his “Tommy Gibbs” films free on my Connected TV channels.
The Big Boss is a 1971 Hong Kong action martial arts film produced by Raymond Chow and starring Bruce Lee in his first major film in a lead role. Lee’s strong performance overshadowed Co-Starr James Tien, who was already a star in Hong Kong, and made Bruce Lee famous in Asia and eventually the world. Watch it now on Movies Plus on Roku and Fire TV.
Fist of Fury is a 1972 Hong Kong action martial arts film written and directed by Lo Wei, and starring Bruce Lee in his second major role. Lee plays Chen Zhen, a student of Huo Yuanjia, who fights to defend the honor of the Chinese in the face of foreign aggression, and to bring to justice those responsible for his master’s death. The film touched on sensitive issues surrounding Japanese colonialism, and featured fairly realistic fight choreography for its time.
The Way of the Dragon was released in the United States as Return of the Dragon in 1974 as a Hong Kong martial arts action-comedy film written, co-produced and directed by Bruce Lee, who also stars in the lead role. This is Lee’s only complete directorial film and the last one released during his lifetime. The film co-stars Chuck Norris playing his debut screen role. The film went on to gross an estimated US-$130 million worldwide.
Cosmic Pizza, my feature film is now available to stream — from the good folks at Troma!
Okay, so maybe Cosmic Pizza is not the usual Troma fair — that is compared to most of it’s library of Horror and Toxic-Avenger styled movies. But that’s a good thing, because Troma knows how to distribute unique films. And mine is unique (err, weird) and available online through the inner-web and TV-Apps like Apple, Roku, Amazon, and more platforms. Just add the TromaNow app and start streaming.
About Cosmic Pizza. I shot most of this way back when I lived in Arizona. Shot with 16mm, S8, and mostly with a Sony VX-1000 Digital camera.
The scene was Arizona, in a beautiful and abstract desert. I used Papago Park, Apache Junction and other locations including the Phoenix “freeway” park, complete with a giant Alice in Wonderland Teapot. The Teapot was our “Zarconite” space ship. You’ve heard about the Zarconites right? They’re the Aliens who practice Cozmic-Con-Shuss-Ness.” And their “human” Ambassador for Vortex K9, is Czarconia (pictured below. )
Now that you know about Czarconia, you should also know that she is a famous TV host, who has enlisted Dodi Gurl (played by Kari Stephens) and Shana Na (played by Yvonne Crystal Licardi.)
Before I give the entire plot away, I’d like to entice you to jump over to TromaNow and watch the film. Why, because my movie is groovy plus Troma is #FanTOXIC !!! Here’s the link https://watch.troma.com/videos/cosmic-pizza
PS: To share your feedback, or if you’re an actor or crew-member in the original film project called Zarkon Knows All (this includes the 2018 release Cosmic Pizza and the 2022 release called “Lights, Camera, Aliens”) then please use the comment function on this page, or contact Dean on FB, Twitter, or LinkedIn. My profile is under Dean Lachiusa (aka Dean Lach.) I am happy to post your comment, memories, and Photos here, there, and also on www.DeanLachiusa.com.
Here are links for promo purposes:
Below is a Vodcast from Wordology expert and funny-man Brent Butt of the Corner Gas and Hiccups TV programs. (Watch ’em on Freevee in the USA.)
Now…Some TV-oriented news. We’ve gone all LIVE on our Roku, FireTV , and Android Apps.
Then… If you are NOT interested in what we’re doing on TV, then perhaps you’d like to read some Off-Grid advice and Antidotes or Alternative Medicine (aka FIX YOUR BODY A DIY… click this.
Updated November, 2022…
Since 2015, we are the original “Movies Plus.” If you’d like to see my channels here are some direct links:
On Fire: https://www.amazon.com/Apple-Pie-Films-Movies-Plus/dp/B013MBOC4S (Movies Plus ( LIVE and VOD ) on Fire TV is movies & TV for everyone)
On Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/en-gb/details/05e467d025c86a3d69930c4c6c7b90fe/movies-plus-tv (Movies Plus TV Live and VOD on Roku is movies and TV for general audiences)
Our 2nd largest channel on Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/en-gb/details/2ef50782a127e12dc151860994935ee6/the-movie-network (The Movie Network aka TMN is family movies and TV)
And for links to my niche channels (Badass TV, Screening Room, Arthouse Movies, Film Fest Best) here we are:
https://channelstore.roku.com/details/0faab353dc83292b590ebfce1b2117b9/badass-tv Badass TV (Sports & Health plus Volcano videos)
https://channelstore.roku.com/details/c7ec1c566f1870eab10cfaab159a8d43/the-screening-room The Screening Room (Independent film)
https://channelstore.roku.com/details/ceacb51adcf6e67025b8c8eb6ca42180/ifc-usa-version IFC – USA Version (Unique movies and TV)
https://channelstore.roku.com/details/cbdcb9fd3964e09d4a1cdfa736ae4af0/arthouse-movies (Films found at Art-House movie theaters)
https://channelstore.roku.com/details/60a3c391111a9a3ebfda939628d480fc/film-fest-best (Selections from our Metro Film Festival)
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=moviesplus.tv&gl=US (LIVE PLUS Videos selected from our Youtube Channel, this App does NOT show the same content as our Roku/FireTV channels.)
All Channels are FREE to add to your device. Happy streaming, Dean Lachiusa (c) 2021-2022.
Filmmakers, you can have your film streamed to about 600,000 viewers right now, and over a million by the end of the year (2022.) Contact Dean Lachiusa via MetroFilmFestival@gmail.com or simply enter the Streaming Festival: www.MetroFilmFestival.com (and follow the Film Freeway links.)
For more wordplay, wordology, and general wordsmithing — see Dean’s book: O.G. Chronicles. It’s about off-grid DIY Medicine and Home Remedies and is sold nearly everywhere. Find links on Dean’s website: www.DeanLachiusa.com
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