|Arrow Video cover art by Dan Mumford.|
That extended feature, which in some ways was the article that defined what VIDEO WATCHDOG was going to be, though my research and final work wasn't completed until nearly a year into publication, was entitled "The Trouble With Titian" and it told, for the first time, the story of how a couple of Late Late Show curiosities, PORTRAIT IN TERROR and TRACK OF THE VAMPIRE, had in fact been spun off of two other features, a Yugoslavian thriller called OPERATION TITIAN and a Jack Hill B-picture called BLOOD BATH (which incorporated footage from TITIAN) - all of them executive produced by a fellow whose name didn't appear on a single one of them: Roger Corman.
|Little blind girl meets ominous shadow in OPERATION TITIAN.|
|Patrick Magee, dipped in wax in PORTRAIT IN TERROR.|
|Sid Haig, Jonathan Haze and other beatniks in BLOOD BATH.|
|The eponymous villain of TRACK OF THE VAMPIRE.|
Check out my "The Trouble With Titian - Revisited" in the BLOOD BATH box set for the full story.