If I had to sum this one up in just a few words, I probably would be tempted to describe it as a Japanese attempt to make one of those Mexican luchador masked wrestler movies. Which would be almost as weird as the film they actually did make. A young man notices that a planet […]Read more "The Golden Bat [Ôgon batto] (1966)"
It’s called truth in labeling… This one came from someone called TFO Productions, but if you look back at their first production, Monster from Bikini Beach, you will learn that TFO stands for “Trash Film Orgy.” Which, yes, sums this one up nicely! A ragtag gang of space pirates stages a big space Casino heist. […]Read more "Planet of the Vampire Women (2011)"
This is a very, very silly film. I like it. If you asked me what was the best part of all the films Charles Band produced under his Empire Films and Full Moon Features labels, I would be hard pressed to answer. At least at first. But, once I had a chance to think about […]Read more "Bad Channels (1992)"
This is probably my all time favorite Godzilla Movie. Not the best, mind you, but the most insane and totally whacked out Godzilla movie ever made. First of all, it has everything. And I do mean “everything:” flying saucers, cute pets, time travel, the secret origins of both monsters, a terminator robot, a super submarine […]Read more "Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah [Gojira vs. Kingu Gidorâ] (1991)"
This is one of those films that are hard to believe. Hard to believe, that is, that anyone would ever make such a film. Seriously. I mean, a giant monster from outer space shows up, a bird the size of a battleship, and starts causing all sorts of chaos, and what does it look like? […]Read more "The Giant Claw (1957)"
(aka Area 51) Call it “bait and switch”. I can remember seeing this one in the video store back when it first came out and nearly renting it. After all, After Dark Films released it (although I didn’t notice at the time that it was an “original” and not part of one of their “8 […]Read more "51 (2011)"
Connections, connections… I’d stumbled across a reference to the Hong Kong action film, The Legend of Wisely (Wai Si-Lei chuen kei) because someone said it had the same basic plot as Franco Nero’s Top Line — but had been done better. However, when I looked it up, I learned it was one of a number of movies […]Read more "The Cat [Lao mao] (1992)"