Greetings, dear readers! All goes well at Every '70s Movie command central, and if my numbers are correct, approximately 75% of the films that meet criteria for review in this space have been reviewed. Now it's time to ask for some help. This is not one of my rare entreaties for donations, although those are always welcome, hint-hint. Instead, I'm reaching out to my informed and involved readership for assistance with identifying titles that might otherwise hover outside my radar. Here's your mission, if you choose to accept it: In the comments on this post, or in direct contact to me via e-mail or Facebook messaging, please provide the names of the absolute most obscure 1970s movies with which you're familiar.
I have a list of about 600 movies yet to review, so it's possible I'm already aware of some titles you might suggest, but I'd rather have some redundancy than discover later that something legitimate was accidentally omitted. If you're not sure whether I've reviewed a movie yet, just use the search function on the blog to check the title. If it's not on the blog, I want to know, just in case I'm not yet aware of that particular title.
This is the time to scrape the tiniest crumbs from the bottoms of your brainpans, friends. If there's some oddity you remember seeing once in a grindhouse or some strange thing you came across on cable, let me know. Please share as much or as little detail as you can muster, up to and including links for research or viewing. On my end, I'll identify whether the film actually meets the criteria and, hopefully, add some exciting new discoveries to my master list as this blog segues into its last couple years of fresh publishing.
Finally, here's a refresher course on the aforementioned criteria, which might help jog your memories and/or save you the trouble of suggesting something that falls outside the scope of Every '70s Movie. The criteria for inclusion is any English-language, U.S.-made (even partially) fictional feature-length film that received a legitimate theatrical release in America from January 1, 1970, to December 31, 1979. Obviously, I'm also writing about documentaries, foreign films, TV movies, and select releases from 1980, but I've got those categories covered. This invitation is all about making sure I haven't missed something obvious (or not so obvious) while assembling my master list of American-produced (or coproduced) movies of the 1970s.
Thanks in advance for your terrific suggestions, and keep on keepin' on!