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A Bucket of Blood (1959) was a Comedy - Horror Film directed by Roger Corman and produced by Roger Corman, Samuel Z. Arkoff and James H. Nicholson.

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On Blu-ray: A Bucket of Blood (1959) Gets the Olive Signature Treatment

By KC on Oct 1, 2019 From Classic Movies

After releasing a high quality DVD of Roger Corman's 1959 production of A Bucket of Blood in 2018, Olive Films has upped its game in a big way with a Signature Blu-ray release of the film. I’ve already enjoyed the Olive Signature release of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), which with its... Read full article


A Bucket of Blood

By Barry P. on Oct 13, 2018 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1959) Directed by Roger Corman; Written by Charles B. Griffith; Starring: Dick Miller, Barboura Morris, Antony Carbone, Julian Burton, Judy Bamber, Bert Convy and Bruno VeSota; Available on DVD and Amazon Prime Rating: **** “What am I going to do next? I gotta do something befo... Read full article


On DVD: Dick Miller in Roger Corman's A Bucket of Blood (1959)

By KC on Jun 12, 2018 From Classic Movies

A Bucket of Blood (1959) perfectly illustrates why producer Roger Corman never lost a dime on a film. Produced in five days, with a budget of $50,000, this dark comedy took a playful swipe at beatnik and art culture with thrift and efficiency, relying on sensational content and bizarre characters fo... Read full article


A Bucket of Blood (1959)

By Beatrice on Oct 15, 2016 From Flickers in Time

A Bucket of Blood Directed by Roger Corman Written by Charles B. Griffith 1959/USA Alta Vista Productions First viewing/Netflix rental Roger Corman’s send-up of the beat generation has laughs and?little blood. Walter Paisley (Dick Miller) is the squarest bus boy Leonard de Santis could ha... Read full article


A Bucket of Blood (1959, Roger Corman)

on Nov 6, 2013 From The Stop Button

Until the unfortunate deus ex machina finish, A Bucket of Blood is a small wonder. Even with the finish, the film manages to succeed; the performances are just too strong. Dick Miller plays a simple, well-meaning bus boy–who also takes drink orders, apparently for no tips–at an art caf?.... Read full article


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Quotes from

Walter Paisley: I didn't mean to hurt you, Lou. But if you'd have shot me, you'd be moppin' up my blood now.


Carla: [Admiring Walter's rather bizarre statue, "Murdered Man."] Walter, it's a masterpiece. I've never seen anything like it before... And I hope I never see anything like it again.
Walter Paisley: Neither do I.


Will: Have some breakfast, man.
Walter Paisley: What're ya' having?
Maxwell H. Brock: Some soy and wheat germ pancakes, organic guava nectar, calcium lactate and tomato juice, and garbanzo omelettes sprinkled with smoked yeast. Join us?
Walter Paisley: No thanks... Sounds great, though!


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The entire film was shot in five days.
Reportedly star Dick Miller was unhappy with the impact of the low budget on the film. Miller felt the film had terrific potential to be a classic and liked the script and performances, but felt the lack of funding weakened some of the films best moments. In particular Miller cited the conclusion of the film saying that it suffered due to little time or money for makeup effects.
The guitar player (and singer) at the night club is Alex Hassilev, who was soon to form the popular folk trio The Limeliters with Louis Gottlieb and Glenn Yarbrough.
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