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Can anyone identify this film?

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  1. Setenza

    Setenza
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    Hopefully there are some knowledgeable film buffs out there who can help me identify a this films.

    A British-made horror B-flick produced at the end of the Seventies or the start of the Eighties. It was shown as a support feature to the American vignette horror film 'Creepshow'.

    The plot was: a Punch and Judy man at a dowdy English seaside resort goes off the rails. Wearing the Mr Punch puppet on one hand, he goes around battering people to death with a pickaxe handle, all the while scolding his victims with Mr Punch-style patter, with the swozzle stick firmly in place.

    The film was notable for its absurd premise, parochial feel, hilarious ending (the Punch and Judy man falls into a Council rubbish compactor), and unrealistic swearing ("You bloody bastard!").

    Very keen to find out the title of this film: I do know that it was not called 'That's the way to do it'.

    Any ideas?
     
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    :eek: Sounds like some bad acid trip! You sure you didn't make this up Xusia?!
     
  3. Bert Coules

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    Xusia,

    I was intrigued by your question and I asked about this movie on the mailing list for members of the Magic Circle (P&J is regarded as a sort of kindred art.) As I expected, someone there came up with a possible answer. This is from his reply...

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    "Bert,

    "I think I have found it...

    "KILLER PUNCH (1982) - one of the three shorts later compiled into the feature SCREAMTIME; this one's about a Punch-and-Judy man who brings the traditional seaside story to life, with himself in the role of the psychotic Mr.Punch.

    "The information appears on the website:
    http://www.british-horror.fsnet.co.uk/HTML/short.htm

    "I then looked up Screamtime at imdb.com, and found that it was made in 1983, which fits in about the time you were expecting. For further information take a look at: http://us.imdb.com/Title?0086263

    "Hope this helps.

    "All the best

    "Gordon Drayson"

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    Bert
    http://www.bertcoules.co.uk
     
  4. Setenza

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    Thank you very much for your comprehensive reply.

    Thats the one.

    Great!
     

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