Saturday, October 04, 2008

Trailer Trash XIV: The Thing With Two Heads (1972)

"They transplanted a white bigot's head onto a soul brother's body!"

And when that happens, y'all can guess that antics ensue. You'd like to think that this is one of those movie premises they only could have gotten away with making several decades ago, but that's not a true statement at all. If they were to shoot this now, it would probably just star Snoop Dogg and Rob Schneider.

The real star of the trailer you're about to watch is far and away the hilariously terrible costume. In 1972, special effects had not yet progressed past having two guys stand really, really close together and throwing an extra-large coat over them.

At 0:06 - When did it ever seem like a good idea? To whom? Did ANYONE think this through?
At 0:26 - Wouldn't just about EVERYONE suspect that they wouldn't care for the idea much?
At 0:36 - Trust me, you'll never get tired of seeing them run around like that.
At 0:48 - Isn't his white head further back than it's supposed to be?
At 1:30 - Note the wicka-chicka-waka soundtrack. Yep, another movie from the 1970s.

Three facts about 'soul brother' Rosey Grier: 1) Grier was a two-time Pro Bowl tackle for the New York Giants and the Los Angeles Rams. 2) Grier was the Robert Kennedy bodyguard who wrestled the gun away from the senator's shooter and broke his arm to subdue him. 3) Grier is also the author of Rosey Grier's Needlepoint for Men:

Rosey Grier: Unquestional badass, macrame master.

"Now you KNOW you got to go!"


Zombie said...

Poster courtesy of Wrong Side of the Art:

Cake Man said...

1:08 that stream of water sure stopped those coppers good.

1:40-2:00 those cops are really, REALLY bad around cliffs, crevices, gullies, hills, and any sort of downward slope.

Anonymous said...

This is definitely one little gem of a movie!!