Strange TV Broadcast
I was a kid when the film was shown on broadcast TV. Back in that brief period of the mid seventies, strange films like this received special "exclusive" broadcast television premiers. The US seemed to be going through some post-hippy fascination with the occult so it was not uncommon to see things like my older brother reading "Fate" magazine and I remember being fascinated with finding out if witches were "real" or not. It wasn't the kind of modern "Ghost Hunters" or "Blair Witch" fascination with the paranormal like we have today; this was more some strange surrealistic fascination with beautiful women and strange states of being. When the film premiered on TV, it was a very dreary, atmospheric mess that would not be at home on TV today. I remembered being disturbed more by the film's atmosphere than it's content and my parents kept making me change the channel so I only saw about half of it. I can't wait to get the DVD, put on a mood ring, play Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells, fire up a purple lava lamp and groove to this strange time as a lay on a white fake fur rug. Does anyone else remember this bizarre and short lived "fad" in America's pop culture past?