Salem’s Lot (1979)

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Horror film, 2 parts starring Lance Kerwin
Year: 1979
Year in film: 1970s
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Mark ~17. Danny ~12
Kind of beds: single beds
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Rating: 7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: Different locations but very interesting, wooden 70s bedrooms. 17 or 18 yo, but younger looking Lance Kerwin (pics 1+2) I think alone in this room, but also visited by 2 friends. The 2 brothers (Danny and Ralphie, played by Brad Savage, pics 3+4  and Ronnie Scribner),  I think they have rooms for their own, but not sure, but Ralphie becomes a vampire anyway. Also a hospital bed of green metal and bedrooms of grown-ups (soon on my shiny shorts blog).

I like the rooms, very nice props and colors, but I think only single beds (except the hospital). Great story by Stephen King and handsome Lance Kerwin. I also have to check the later adaptions.

Rating 7-8.

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Upír ve vezáku

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TV family film
Year: 1979
Year in film: 1970s
Country: CZ
Who in bedroom: Ladislav ~10, Petr ~11 ?
Kind of beds: separate beds
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Rating: 6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Two brothers sharing this bedroom. Beige and brown look quite old fashioned. The youngest (Tomas Holy as Ladislav, 1968-1990, pic 2) should be around 10 yo but looking even younger, the other (Miroslav Batik) is a bit older, 1 or 2 years.

I found this by coincidence on YouTube. 1h length.

Somehow quite interesting.

So rating 5-6.

Directed by Ludvik Raza (“Odysseus a hvezdy”, see shiny shorts blog). Title means Vampire in the Tower.

James at 15

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Teen series starring Lance Kerwin
Year: 1977-1978
Year in film: 1970s
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: James ~15
Kind of beds: single
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recording
Rating: 6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Great series and very handsome actor. Rating 10 on my shiny shorts blog.

I don’t know all episodes.

He had a sister in the series, probably with a room for her own.

For bedrooms, rating 6 for now only.

The Champ (1979)

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Drama starring Ricky Schroder
Year: 1979
Year in film: 1970s
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: T.J. ~8
Kind of beds: single
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no, partly TV recording
Rating: 4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: Ricky Schroder sleeps in this bedrom. Interesting movie and very handsome actor, but the bedroom is nothing special. And I think no siblings.

So rating 4 for now for the bedroom only. I haven’t seen the complete movie for many years and hope for a soon rebroadcasting.

Nominated for an Oscar. Golden Globe for Ricky.

Mystery in Dracula’s Castle

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Disney-Land s19e11+12. Johnny Whitaker
Year: 1973
Year in film: 1970s ?
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Leonard ~11, Alfie ~13
Kind of beds: separate beds
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Rating: 5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: 13 yo Johnny Whitaker (“Tom Sawyer”, right bed) and 11 yo Scott C. Kolden (“Me as Chimp”) as brother Leonard sharing this bedrom. There’s also an older friend (Jean-Michel Michenaud) and a teen girl as baby sitter. Whitaker looks younger than 13.

Quite interesting, especially Scott, but I don’t like the 70s colors nor Johnny with his curly hair.

Probably a nice and funny detective movie and rather untypical Disney movie, but I only have checked it briefly.

Rating ~5 for now.

Off the Mark (1987)

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Comedy film aka Crazy Legs
Year: 1987
Year in film: 1970s (beds)
Country: USA
Who in bedroom: Dimitri, Howard ~11, 12 ?
Kind of beds: separate beds
Available on DVD: VHS only ?
I own: no
Rating: 8 /10
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Comment: 2 boys, probably Matthew Licht (younger brother of Jeremy Licht) and Alexander Polinski (as Howard on the bike) sharing this 70s bedroom. Obviously not brothers, but Dimitri is an exchange student. Beds aligned at 90 degrees. I only noticed 2 brief scenes at daytime. Half of the movie is set in the 1980s (grown-ups).

Some interesting scenes like boys in shiny shorts (shiny shorts blog rating 7) and dropping down their pants in front of a girl.

Interesting movie and I like this bedroom.

Although few good scenes and I don’t like the 70s, rating 7-8.

The Littlest Hobo (1979)

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Family series with dog. Remake, 114 ep
Year:
1979-1985
Year in film:
1970s, 80s
Country:
Canada
Who in bedroom:
Martin, David ~15, 13, others
Kind of beds:
separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes *
I own:
no
Rating:
9/10
Rating: *********
Comment:
2 brothers in the 1982 episode s4e6 (pic 1, I think Sammy Snyders around 15 yo (“Huckleberry Finn and His Friends (1979)“, rating 8) on the left and a younger film brother, maybe Mark Polley on the right.

I haven’t checked all episodes, yet. But I like this wooden room and this is the best, I’ve found yet. I hope to find some more rooms. Bunk beds? Girls? More siblings?

Pic 2 showing boys at a hospital in s1e22. At least 4 or more likely 6 beds. I only remember these 2 boys. Other beds maybe empty?

Officially on DVD only seasons 1-2.

Also (soon) on all my other blogs (except sailor suits), rating mostly 8-9.

Rating 9-10 for now. For more infos, see my other blogs.

Neues aus Uhlenbusch

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Kids series, 40 ep.
Year:
1977-1982
Year in film:
1980
Country:
Germany
Who in bedroom:
brothers ~8, 13 ?
Kind of beds:
separate beds
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
no
Rating:
7/10
Rating: *******
Comment:
Moritz Bleibtreu (obviously on the left) and his older (unknown) film brother in episode 25 (“Der große Bruder”, 1980). Probably also other bedrooms (in other episodes) including girls, but most kids are very young (5-6 yo).

I don’t like the 1970s nor darkhaired actors, nor very young kids, but nice room and age difference. Interesting series (these days).

I don’t remember all episodes, maybe there are even better bedrooms (bunk beds ?).

Rating 6-7 for now.

Also on my other blogs, rating up to 6 (for shiny shorts).

The Enfield Haunting

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Horror film, mini series in 3 parts
Year:
2015
Year in film:
1977
Country:
UK
Who in bedroom:
Janet, Margaret ~11, 13
Kind of beds:
same bed. separate
Available on DVD:
yes
I own:
yes, partly TV recording
Rating:
5/10 
Rating: *****
Comment:
2 sisters, played by Fern Deacon and Eleanor Worthington-Cox sharing one room and partly one bed. They have one younger brother, but he has a room for his own (I haven’t noticed that room).

Quite boring horror movie most of the time and dated setting. Yellow, dark room and wooden beds, looks more like the 1950s or 60s except for the posters. And sharing a bathtub with 3 kids alternately in 1977?

At least a quite unusual movie and girls sharing a bed.

Rating 4-5 only.

Ballagó idö

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Family film
Year:
1976
Year in film:
~1970 ?
Country:
Hungary
Who in bedroom:
Pisti (or Steve) ~11 ?
Kind of beds:
single ?
Available on DVD:
no ?
I own:
no
Rating:
4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment:
At least one boy, not sure about his name, probably Sándor Tóth. I think on pic 1 there’s a woman (mother ?) in the right bed. So probably no siblings. There are also other boys (friends) and at least one girl shown, not sure if more bedrooms or other siblings.

I found it by coincidence and can’t say much more. Probably a quite interesting movie but I prefer US movies, bunk beds and siblings.

(1970) Novel by István Fekete. Not sure about the time setting. Looks also like the 1970s. Correct title: Ballagó idő.

Rating 4 for now only.