My Favorite Ted Post Films (New)

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   The Baby (1973)

2.   Go Tell the Spartans (1978)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   Magnum Force (1973)

2.   Hang ‘Em High (1968)

8 thoughts on “My Favorite Ted Post Films (New)

  1. I discovered Ted Post’s The Baby through Moviedrome. It is one messed up movie. It’s twisted, deranged, insane. It’s a “What the hell am I watching?” kind of film but it works thanks to the sincere performances from a good cast and Ted Post’s efficient direction. You could say it’s the best John Waters film that John Waters never made.

    It has a release by Arrow Video.

    Ted Post also directed Beneath the Planet of the Apes which is a pretty good Apes sequel.

  2. I could not have chosen a more apt description than yours Steve in calling it “the best John Waters film that John Waters never made” 🙂 Speaking of which, I have a blog entry regarding my favorite John Waters films. Here is the link below 🙂

    Also, I just replied to your comment under my blog entry regarding my favorite Billy Wilder films. Here is the link below 🙂

  3. Ted Post shot the film in the style of a wholesome ’70s sitcom like The Partridge Family which added so much to the film’s warpedness. It is a top notch film overall.
    It helped to have three beautiful actresses (Anjanette Comer, Marianna Hill, Susanne Zenor) and they could all really act. Alex definitely wasn’t lying when he called the ending outstandingly sick.

    I have a DVD of The Baby released by a company called Geneon and I think the transfer on it is great. The colors are really bright and gaudy which is perfect for the film. The transfer on the Arrow Video release is more drab and doesn’t do the film justice.

  4. I agree totally Steve 🙂 One wonders why the Arrow Video release looks that way, especially since they are a prestigious home video company. On an unrelated note, have you ever seen any films directed by Mike Hodges? I ask because there are two interesting youtube video links about how 1987’s A Prayer for the Dying was taken away from him during post-production I believe:

  5. Get Carter is a great film and a classic. He directed Flash Gordon which I’ve only seen some of but it has it’s fanbase. I actually saw A Prayer For The Dying and thought it was average and forgettable despite having Mickey Rourke and Bob Hoskins.

  6. Maybe Hodges’ original cut of Prayer For The Dying would’ve been better but the producer said only about 2 or 3 minutes were cut out so it couldn’t have been that much of a difference.

  7. Your two comments regarding this is fascinating 🙂 In case, you wanted to know where I stood on Mike Hodges, here is some info below 🙂

    * * * * (Out of * * * *)
    1. Get Carter (1971)
    2. Flash Gordon (1980)

    * * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)
    1. Croupier (1998)

    Speaking of which, Get Carter (as you know) also happened to be another Moviedrome film 🙂

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