Friday, April 1, 2011

Cockfighter Tonight at Belcourt: "Women Flock to See His Cock!"

Posted By on Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 6:22 AM

Here's the funniest clip you'll see all day: producer Jon Davison at Trailers from Hell narrating the trailer for Monte Hellman's amazing 1974 feature Cockfighter, screening tonight at The Belcourt (as part of the "Visions of the South" series). After its initial box-office failure — what, the public wasn't dying to see a cockfighting movie? — its producer Roger Corman ordered it recut and reissued under the title Born to Kill, the version showing tonight. Not only does Davison provide both trailers for comparison, he supplies the over-the-top narration Corman's wise guys concockted just for the ratings-board rep.

Watch for Road to Nowhere, Hellman's eagerly anticipated new feature, at the upcoming Nashville Film Festival.

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