Item description for Cinema Sewer: The Adults Only Guide to History's Sickest and Sexiest Movies! by Robin Bougie...
The best of the first twelve, long-out-of-print issues of the celebrated underground smash magazine Cinema Sewer. A mind-melting compilation of gonzo writing, illustration and comics about the most insane, sexy, awkward, cheesy, hilarious, upsetting and jaw-dropping movies in the history of film, Cinema Sewer joyously celebrates the sleaziest aspects of the moviegoing experience, while delving deep into bizarre cinematic history. Bougie's distinctive writing style has made him famous among a loyal following of cult film fans. Includes: *Graphic illustrations by Bougie and associates *Bizarre film trivia * 100 pages of never-before-seen interviews, rants, comics * Rare genre film ads *DIY 'zine aesthetic
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Oct 30, 2007
Publisher FAB Press
ISBN 1903254450 ISBN13 9781903254455
Availability 0 units.
More About Robin Bougie
Robin Bougie began Cinema Sewer magazine, an ode to the seamier side of film and the culture which surrounds it, in 1997. The magazine found an audience amongst film fans looking for something totally different. FAB Press picked up the publishing rights to Bougie's work in 2009, and have published three volumes in the Cinema Sewer book series (all 3 books are currently available from SCB, with an all-new fourth volume also due in 2013. Graphic Thrills is the latest result of this wildly successful creative collaboration.
Reviews - What do customers think about Cinema Sewer: The Adults Only Guide to History's Sickest and Sexiest Movies!?
Sick and Twisted but Very Funny and Informative! Aug 21, 2008
I knew nothing of Robin Bougie and Cinema Sewer before I purchased this book. I was hoping for a concise history of awful and tasteless movies and was a little disappointed at first glace because this is a handwritten comic of sorts. Most of the text is quite hard to read, as it is so small, and I could feel a headache coming on quite quickly, so I place the book by the toilet and put this buy down to impulsiveness.
That said, I started to read this seedy work as I sat on the loo and found myself laughing out load at the sarcasm, wit and pointed musings of its author. It is rare that an author makes me laugh out load and if I have to name a few on my short list they would be Douglas Adams, Spike Milligan and some of Woody Allan's short essays. Robin Bougie defiantly has a talent for writing his reviews and observations in a very amusing style.
I am now halfway through this informative rant and felt compelled to write a review because I am enjoying this book so much. I am almost happy that film stills do not accompany these reviews as Robin Bougie obviously has a stronger tolerance to on-screen obscenities than I could ever have. I could not watch most of the films reviewed without reaching for a sick-bowl and being permanently mentally scarred by the experience. So I am glad someone has done this for me and I am spared having to watch any of these twisted works.
"25 Cinematic Cliches I Never Wanna See Again" is a wonderful list (this idea should be turned into a book in its own right).
One coincidence that made this book worthy of purchase is that when I was young and impressionable a friend showed me a horrendous hardcore porn movie with a footless whore. As I rushed to eject the video before my mind was forever warped, I found that the few images I saw were so strong that I never really forgot them. The images were like nightmares that flashed into my mind and almost made me retch at the thought. In this book we get a mini-biography of the same footless wonder that was then called Long Jeanne Silver. I had almost, I stress, almost forgotten that sick moment in my life and have to thank Robin Bougie for resurrecting that horrible memory in such literal detail.
Finally, I recommend this book because it is very funny and spares one the chore of having to see any of these art-house classics.
like a personalized zine of degeneracy Jul 29, 2008
i've only glanced at this book a handful of times in the 3 days it's been in my possession, but i already love it. he puts a lot of himself into this tome, makes it fun, dirty, sordid. Cinema Sewer reads like an actual zine, which is cool also.
for those of us who's taste extends from horror to exploitation to porn, this is a truly great work. well worth the cheap price.
Venger As'Nas Satanis Cult of Cthulhu High Priest
Interesting, but not a book to read at work... Jul 25, 2008
A friend recommended this book, so I thought I'd give it a look. I intended to take it to work with me to have something to read during slow periods. Well, as soon as I got a look at it, I realized it was not a workplace-friendly book, given the rather explicit illustrations. I also thought it would be a printed book, and was surprised at the comic-book style format. That said, it is an interesting book, a little heavy on the porn as opposed to the cult/horror for my taste, but with some good observations about the film and video rental industries, as well as plenty of no-holds-barred editorial matter. In these days of "political correctness," it is refreshing to read someone who isn't afraid to express his opinions about very politically *incorrect* movies without apology. If you can find a copy at a decent price, it's not a bad addition to your cult/guilty pleasures bookshelf.
Hello from the gutter Jul 20, 2008
This shows you were the sleaze is. Yes yes yes. This book rocks and I cannot speak too highly of it. You cannot be without this book if you are a fan of cinema sleaze.
Eccentric and confident reviews for adults May 14, 2008
A compilation of the entire run of Cinema Sewer (now defunct) covering movies and opinions done with flair and comic art. May be for fans of this author but it is edifying nontheless.