Moviedrome Mondays: Race with the Devil (1975) and Detour (1945)

This week’s Moviedrome Monday double-bill consists of two road movies involving dangerous situations


Race with the Devil (1975)

I have posted a youtube video link below to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s intro to director Jack Starrett’s 1975 action-horror road movie Race with the Devil. Readers can also read Cox’s intro transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was July 31, 1994 (read here). Not much for me to add here about this marginally good/marginally mediocre flick except that I do agree with Cox about the title sequence and the ending serving as the real reason to check it out.

Here is a youtube video link to Alex Cox’s Moviedrome intro to Race with the Devil

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer


Detour (1945)

I have posted a youtube video link below to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s intro to legendary B filmmaker Edgar G. Ulmer’s low-budget 1945 cult film noir classic Detour. Readers can also read Cox’s intro transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was July 31, 1994 (read here). Cox’s statements are eloquent as always, though I get the feeling that I am a bigger fan of the film than he is. If any of you readers are interested, here is a link to my favorite Edgar G. Ulmer films (read here).

Here is a youtube video link to Alex Cox’s Moviedrome intro to Detour

Aside from a revival trailer on youtube, I do not think (at least based on my knowledge) that Detour ever had an original theatrical trailer – taking into account that I could not find one.