He’s a Super Snooper!
Cue my parent's shrieks of disdain...

He’s a Super Snooper!

Cue my parent's shrieks of disdain...
Cue my parents’ shrieks of disdain…
Let me tell you creeps, we have it easy these days. Anytime we want to watch our favorite flicks, all we have to do is pop in a DVD or Blu Ray, hop on Netflix, or if all else fails search YouTube and there it is. But back in the early 80’s we had to rely on whomever was programming the handful of channels available to us to provide us with cinematic options. That’s why paid cable services like HBO were a godsend to elementary school Roger Eberts like the ol’ Ouija Board Kid.

And what kind of sparkling cinematic gems occupied my time the most? Was it Academy Award winning films such as Chariots of Fire?

No.

How about timeless classics like Citizen Kane?

Umm…no.

Then what exactly did I watch? Why Segio Corbucci’s 1981 superhero/police film hybrid Supercop! And watch it I did…maybe 3 or 4 billion times. And my parents hated it, so of course every time it came on I had to blast the theme song at top volume. So why not crank up the volume and sing along to Super Snooper by The Oceans…and maybe send me some good vibes that karma doesn’t swing back hard when my lil’ ghoul arrives!

Daniel XIII

Daniel XIII: equally at home at a seance as he is behind the keyboard! Raised on a steady diet of Son of Satan comics, Kaiju flicks and Count Chocula, ol' XIII is a screenwriter, actor, and reviewer of fright flicks! What arcane knowledge lurks behind the preternatural eyes of the Ouija Board Kid?

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. I love this movie. It was an HBO staple in the early 80s.

  2. I really love it as well! I need it on DVD so that I can annoy my wife with it like I did my parents!

  3. We three have spoken! It is time for Super Fuzz/Supercop to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray! Make it so Shout!Factory. :)

  4. I can’t believe they haven’t already! I wonder what sort of special features it would have…

  5. I saw this movie at the theaters. I loved this movie. I was first introduced to Ernest Borgnine through this movie.

  6. @Rick Awesome!! I wish I had seen it on the silver screen!

  7. When I went look at the release date, I would have only been 4 at the time so either my memory deceives me about seeing in theaters or it was one of those movies that was re-released like they did with so many in the 80s. Could have sworn I saw it there.

  8. Hmmm…maybe you saw it at a Drive-In? I know the one where I grew up would often pair a new release with an older film…

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