“It’s uphill work. The only word they know is ‘grunt’ and they can’t spell it” Douglas Adams, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy This is one of those movies I never thought I would see. It’s rare — at least, outside of Korea — and I never could find any way to get it except perhaps […]Read more "Tirannoui baltob [Tyranno’s Claw] (1994)"
I haven’t thought about this one in a long time. It is actually one of the movies I own, as it was part of my Dad’s old collection, but it has been some time since I watched it. But clips of the film showed up in a Mexican horror film I watched not too long […]Read more "Unknown Island (1948)"
Before we get started, let me call your attention to one curious fact: Timemaster was directed by James Glickenhouse and stars Jesse-Cameron Glickenhouse. What an amazing coincidence, right? And, yes, if you are still wondering, Jesse is the director’s son. Not that you would have much doubt about that after the first twenty minutes or […]Read more "Timemaster (1995)"
A T-Rex dancing the Cha-Cha-Cha? Now there’s something you don’t see every day, Chauncey. My first encounter with this film came when I watched Adventure at the Center of the Earth. The genius professor shows his team a film demonstrating the horrors of the prehistoric world which just happens to be a series of familiar clips […]Read more "El bello durmiente [The Beautiful Dreamer] (1952)"
What an absolutely incredible film! I think. Some of you have perhaps heard of Ultra Q, if for no other reason that there was a recent DVD set released. It was Tsuburaya’s first TV series, the precursor of Ultraman (even if there are no giants in neoprene suits anywhere in sight), a light-hearted children’s mystery […]Read more "Urutora Q za mûbi: Hoshi no densetsu [Ultra Q the Movie: Legend of the Stars] (1990)"
The one thing I learned from this movie is that I don’t recognize Jesse Ventura without his mustache. Everything else about it I know. Galactic Police officer chases rogue officer. Check. Super soldiers. Check. Alien impregnation followed by rapid birth of the child. Check. Agent sent to keep a woman and her son safe from […]Read more "Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe (1990)"
A dark night, an empty cemetery, a raven perched on an open grave, a sinister cloaked figure, a deformed assistant carrying away the body… The police are hard at work, seeking a murderer who can disguise himself as almost anyone, who targets the strongest and most powerful of men — and has performed delicate and […]Read more "Ladrón de cadáveres [The Body Snatcher](1957)"
(aka Tomb of the Living Dead, Grave Desires, The Revenge of Doctor X) Some of you may note that the last name on that list looks rather…familiar. That is because, when the Ed Wood-penned Akuma no niwa (aka Venus Flytrap) was released on video, it came out as a double feature with its credits removed and the […]Read more "Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968)"
Let’s see if we got this right: An Ultraman film debuted in American theaters back in 1987. It starred (among others) Adrienne Barbeau and actually ran on the big screen in Japan two years later as “Ultraman USA.” Oh, and it was made by… Hanna-Barbera. Right. Now, I will point out that Tsuburaya was heavily […]Read more "Ultraman: The Adventure Begins (1987)"
I’ll confess. I’ve avoided this film for a long time. After all, it was a sequel — and what’s more, a sequel made by Full Moon Features. Neither of those facts is exactly encouraging. Trancers actually came out under the Empire Pictures Banner, before Charles Band’s first production company went bankrupt. I suppose that’s why […]Read more "Trancers II (1991)"