I’ll admit it, I watch some pretty strange films. Take Computer of Death, for example. Here we have what amounts to an attempt at a Greek copy of Tron. Only it must have been made for less than you’d spend for a used car. You see, Paris Vellis is a genius computer expert. We know […]
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Honorable (mostly) Mention Now there’s a rare piece of truth in Advertising. I know it is hard to believe, but this poster sums up Terminal Entry with uncanny accuracy. After all, right up front, we have soldiers and explosions. Then, in the center a giant computer screen. And looming over that… A kid in […]
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(aka, XIX) I should know by now that you just can’t rely on the advertising. Consider the movie 19: if you read the plot summaries of the film that are out there (and yes, the plot descriptions you find on a movie site are almost always written by the studio, particularly when every review uses […]
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If there is one thing in this world which is guaranteed, it is that, if you watch enough Eighties Science Fiction films, you are going to see an Alien rip-off. And, apparently, this was also true when it comes to Japanese Anime. After all, we have this OVA from 1987, about a spaceship responding to […]
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(aka, Invasion of the Mindbenders, Alien High) All right, I admit it. The biggest question I have when it comes to Canadian films from the Eighties is “How in the world did this get made?” Now, I’ll admit that my point of view probably reflects the fact that, yes, the distinctively Canadian films from the […]
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Back in the Eighties, the world kept ending. However, it didn’t always have a big budget. It’s not hard to see that Mad Max and The Road Warrior inspired a lot of these films. However, most of these post-Apocalyptic epics seemed to come out of Italy, with a few assorted examples from the U.S. and […]
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Now how in the world did I end up watching all these Bigfoot movies? I mean, seriously. I just watched back to back a pair of grade-z Bigfoot movies from the Polonia Brothers (yeah, yeah, I know it’s just Mark now. And his son, Anthony), and now I watched one of those films which somehow […]
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This is one of the rarest of Toho’s Tokusatsu films. But what the heck, I managed to see it anyway. Mind you, while I didn’t exactly see it in the worst way possible — after all, the quality of the film itself was quite good — I came fairly close. I couldn’t find any subtitles […]
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What would you get if you remade The Road Warrior (aka, Mad Max 2) as a French artfilm? Well, it would be pretty strange. Maybe as strange as Terminus. Except that the world of Terminus is not really post-Apocalyptic. The one major city we see looks beautiful and largely undamaged, even if its residents look […]
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As you may have noticed, I have an affection for those films made behind the Iron Curtain during the days of the former Soviet Union. There are a lot of reasons — and one of the main ones is that there still are neglected gems out there just waiting to be seen. And you really […]
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