Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Love Butcher (1975)

I haven't updated in a while, so I figured I'd throw a quick post out there.  

605 S Hudson Ave in Hancock Park

I was watching the new DVD release of The Love Butcher (1975) last night, which has a very nice 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer.  Noticed a house number on the home belonging to Robin Sherwood's character and thought it would be an easy find.  Turns out, I was right. 

The number was 605.  Right away, I assumed I would find it near 6th St in Hancock Park.  I pulled up Google Maps, and less than a minute later had located the house at 605 S Hudson Avenue.  Maybe one of the easiest finds I've ever had.  From Google maps, it looks a bit unkempt, overgrown with foliage.  The owners must have seen the movie and decided against hiring a gardener...

Tons of filming is done throughout Hancock Park, and the house is surrounded by other filming locations.  Just across 6th Street, three houses down from The Love Butcher house, you will find the house from the made-for-TV remake of Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? (1991).  And between the two houses, just across the street, you'll find the party house from Some Kind Of Wonderful (1987).  There are many filming locations within walking distance. 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Coordinates: 34.064620, -118.333290
Visible on Street View: Yes
Links: N/A

I grabbed the screencap from an inferior source, just because I was in a rush.  Bit of trivia: Writer / co-director Mikel Angel also wrote Grotesque (1988), which was previously covered on this blog here.

The remastered widescreen DVD of The Love Butcher from Code Red can be purchased here.
Code Red also recently released the film Trick Or Treats (1982) on DVD with a pristine transfer, which can be purchased hereTrick Or Treats was previously covered on this blog, that house is also located in Hancock Park about a mile away.