When someone says “a science fiction film produced by Dino De Laurentiis,” I’m sure none of the images that come into your mind look anything like Il Disco Volante. I suppose that’s not an entire surprise as it would be four years before he would make Danger: Diabolik and Barbarella, and eighteen before Flash Gordon. […]
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Look, I’ll admit it. I love everything Joshua Kennedy does. More than that, I know if I watch his latest film, I’m going to have a great time. It’s not that his films are as polished and perfect as that absolutely overblown blockbuster superhero flick you can watch at the theater in Dolby Atmos™. It’s […]
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So you’re in a swamp (on some unspecified tropical island) which is strewn with drums of toxic and nuclear waste, and you find a monstrous crocodile which is probably some sort of mutant… And your immediate response — after it eats one of your friends — is to try to keep everyone from killing the […]
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You’ve got to love the Italians. There was this incredible can-do attitude of the Italian film industry of the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties. They looked squarely at the films coming out of the U.S. and elsewhere and said, if everyone out there is watching Westerns, we’re going to make Westerns. If they’re watching science fiction […]
Read more "Operazione Goldman [Lightning Bolt] (1966)"
A Death Row convict busts out of Space Prison and escapes to Earth. They send a Terminator-like hunter to stop him. And there really isn’t that much more to this film. Which, admittedly, isn’t much of a surprise as Fred Olen Ray directed and it has the same sort of stripped-down, back to the B-Movie […]
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Now in the interest of full disclosure, I need to note that there are no actual cowgirls in this movie. We’ve got a Schoolmarm, an outlaw, a sharp shooter turned bounty hunter turned drunk, the Madam from the local Bordello and a whole bunch of her girls. But no one who actually works on a […]
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(aka, StarCrash II; Erotic Games in the Third Galaxy) This is the worst Italian Science Fiction film I have ever seen. And that is saying a lot. It gets billed as “StarCrash II” even though it has nothing to do with the other film, other than the presence of a lot of its props and […]
Read more "Escape from Galaxy 3 [Giochi erotici nella terza galassia] (1981)"