My first thought when I saw the opening of this movie was that The Son of Dr. Jekyll must have been the sequel to a version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde starring Louis Hayward. Well, that isn’t the case. Nor does Columbia Pictures appear to have made such a film without Hayward, prior to […]
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It’s one of those things that happens far too often in our modern business world. That Laser Disk Game company just collapsed and you bought out the big game they were working on before they went under, along with a bunch of other bits and pieces of other games. So, what do you do with […]
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I’ve always loved animated science fiction films, particularly those which are set in outer space. Unfortunately, they are quite rare. Well, outside the world of Japanese anime, that is. Very few were made in the English-speaking world, but for some reason a number of quite interesting examples came out of Europe. Or it might be […]
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Honorable Mention Before there was the Hacker film, there was the High-Tech computer thriller. Mind you, it may seem hard to picture George Kennedy — who made a career out of playing big tough guys — as a computer hacker, although we do get to see him doing so many of the things computer hackers […]
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This one wasn’t quite what I was expecting. Or maybe it was. I’m not sure. After all, I’ve been waiting for it a long time. It was announced, supposedly due to be released, delayed, delayed again, and finally came out — in Japan. More waiting. What I expected, when it was first announced, was a […]
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(Literal Translation: The Time Breakdown) I haven’t seen too many Brazilian Science Fiction films. There have been more than you’d think, although the one which might have come to your attention was the excellent Indie comedy, The Man from the Future (2011), which got a little play here in the United States. Somehow or other, […]
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As I noted in my review of The Man with Nine Lives (1940), the late Thirties and early Forties were one of the busiest moments in Boris Karloff’s career, as he took on an impressive number of projects at different studios. And many of these were mad scientist films. Before I Hang was one of six […]
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Wow. This is one of the strangest and most eccentric films I’ve ever seen. It boggles the mind with its sheer weirdness and its odd sense of style. I know it doesn’t get a lot of love from critics or the audience reviews, but there is something about this film that is so unique, so […]
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(aka, 360 Google Doodles/Spotlight Stories: Back to the Moon) Honorable Mention George Melies holds a special place in the history of Science Fiction film, as his legendary short film, A Trip to the Moon is generally held to be the first Space flight movie. It is often called the oldest science fiction film as well, […]
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Right. So this werewolf escapes from… Okay, okay, he isn’t a werewolf. This guy who turns into a wolf escapes from a prison somewhere in the future, so he can rescue his son from the clutches of the people who killed his wife, took away his son, and carried out all sorts of experiments on […]
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