“Human beings have only four preferences: TV, cinema, food and gossip” You know you are watching an Indian film when the scenes featuring the hero riding on a big flying bike only appear in the final dance number… For those of you coming in late, back in 2010, the enormously successful Indian producer and director, Shankar, […]Read more "2.0 (2018)"
This one was a pleasant surprise. I’ll confess I didn’t expect too much of it: it was produced by Robert Emenegger, who made a whole bunch of super cheap movies within a year or two of each other in the early Eighties. He also gave us Warp Speed (1981), a creepy haunted space ship movie which […]Read more "PSI Factor (1980)"
(aka Hanuman pob Jed Yodmanud, The 6 Ultra Brothers vs. the Monster Army) This is the rarest of all Ultraman films. And there’s a very good reason for that. Now you can’t say you weren’t warned. After all, any time the title song includes the line “Watch this wonderful movie” — a sentiment apparently offered […]Read more "Urutora 6-kyodai tai kaijû gundan [Hanuman vs. 7 Ultraman] (1974)"
Minoru Kawasaki is one of the quirkiest and most original of Japanese Directors. His works often have an absurd and surreal edge to them. He gave us a world where anthropomorphic animals work unnoticed alongside human beings in otherwise normal business offices (Executive Koala) or where a giant squid becomes a wrestling star (The Calamari […]Read more "Autâman [Outer Man] (2015)"
Okay, let’s see if we got this straight: This is the first Godzilla copy made in Denmark. It is also the only one. At least so far. This really isn’t that much of a surprise, although it does seem that everyone seemed to be making Godzilla copies at the time. Reptilicus was created by the […]Read more "Reptilicus (1961)"
(aka Reigo: King of the Sea Monsters) This one came as a surprise. Mostly because I did not expect much from it. Not long ago, I reviewed Raiga: The Monster from the Deep Sea [Shinkaijû Raiga] which was this film’s…perhaps “follow up” is closer to the mark than “sequel.” Frankly Raiga isn’t that great. Particularly […]Read more "Shinkaijû Reigô [Reigo, the Deep-Sea Monster vs. the Battleship Yamato] (2005)"