Thursday, November 29, 2007

X: THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES - Les Baxter - "Mentalo/Vegas" (1963)

Just as Classic as you want it to be, the movie is "X" and the really funny thing is, it's not even X-rated. This film has a couple of the best scenes ever made. The combination of characters at Mentalo's sideshow is beyond compare. Don Rickles at his sarcastic best,(really not very funny, and almost scary), combined with Jonathan Haze & Dick Miller makes for a true wonder to behold!
Don Rickles
Besides that, here's the swingin' little intro piece as they head to Las Vegas to clean up. Being able to see through card's has got to be every gambler's ultimate fantasy, and Les Baxter's music adds just the right touch! Ray Milland is absolutely perfect through the whole thing!

X Vegas


Greg Goodsell said...

Let's not forget the scene where Milland pulls out his eyes at the tent revivial meeting -- and Corman edited out his last wail of "I ... CAN ... STILL ... SEE!" Which would have made this one of the most horrifying films ever!

iain said...

"it's not even X-rated"
It was indeed x-rated, in the UK, where it was first released as the B picture on a double bill with Masque of the Red Death (also x-rated for the British market).

Eegah!! said...

The UK censor board was really uptight! Must have been the eyes!

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