Double Feature

Wild Seed

Not Available on DVD! Absolutely Beautiful Studio Archive 35mm Print!

The Idol

Not Available on DVD!

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Wild Seed

In the searing drama and anguished love story Wild Seed, adopted teenager Daphne (Celia Kaye) runs away from her East Coast home to search out her biological father on the other side of the country. She meets handsome drifter Fargo (Michael Parks) who helps her bum across America, teaching her how to hitch, panhandle, and ride the rails. An undeniable connection grows between them, and each fear what will happen when they reach their destination, when their polar worlds threaten to yank them apart. Parks’ astounding performance as the brooding heartthrob, which elevates what could be straightforward exploitation fare into a bona fide classic of jazzy, delinquent American indie cinema.

Marc Edward Heuck discusses Wild Seed on the New Beverly blog.

Kim Morgan discusses Wild Seed on the New Beverly blog.

Director
Brian G. Hutton
Starring
Michael Parks, Celia Milius, Ross Elliott, Woody Chambliss
Year
1965
Country
USA
Format
35mm
Running Time
98 minutes

The Idol

Never-released-on-home-video ultra-rarity! Michael Parks shines as a tortured, rebellious art student in swinging ‘60s London. No woman could resist him but his life and friendships spiral out of control when he seduces his best friend’s domineering mother (an excellent Jennifer Jones). The act of love does not makes this a love story… the act of worship does not make him The Idol.

Marc Edward Heuck discusses The Idol on the New Beverly blog.

Director
Daniel Petrie
Starring
Jennifer Jones, Michael Parks, John Leyton, Jennifer Hilary, Guy Goleman
Year
1966
Country
UK
Format
16mm
Running Time
109 minutes

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