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Island of Lost Souls

From 1932 comes this pre-code (meaning it’s somewhat racier than the typical fare of the period, but innocuous by today’s standards) strange & weird film Island of Lost Souls featuring a hammy Charles Laughton in the role of Dr. Moreau, a … Continue reading

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Battle Beyond the Sun

The original 1959 Russian film “Nebo Zovyot” (The Sky Calls) was dubbed and re-edited for American audiences by Roger Corman, who hired a young film maker named Francis Ford Coppola to do the job.  Coppola shot additional sequences featuring the … Continue reading

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Forbidden Planet 1956

Forbidden Planet was MGM’s lavish entry into the pantheon of great 1950’s Science-Fiction Films.  The plot was loosely based on Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” (I never read it either, but there’s a recent film version with Helen Mirren, maybe I should check … Continue reading

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Mothra (1961 Japanese film)

On an expedition to a “supposedly” uninhabited island where atomic tests have been conducted, a native tribe is discovered that worships a giant egg named Mothra (actually Mosura).  There are also 2 tiny twin girls (only 12 inches high) who sing a cool “Mo-su-ra” song, and … Continue reading

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April 20th (4/20, 4:20, 420, whatever)

Let us reflect on the madness of reefer.

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Russ Meyer, Film-Maker “King of the Nudies”

I’ve been suffering from “bloger block” this month and wanted to get up at least one measly post before the end of the month.  Looking at my Lobby Card collection for inspiration, I decided to feature Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, … Continue reading

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House on Haunted Hill

We used to watch this entertaining film on TV when I was young.  Vincent Price stars as an eccentric millionaire, who, along with his 4th wife, invite 5 people to their “haunted house” party.  The seemingly random invitees are offered $10,000 each, … Continue reading

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The Angry Red Planet

Today, we can enjoy the great Ridley Scott film adaptation of  The Martian but let us not forget the many, many Mars films which preceded it, like, for example, The Angry Red Planet released in 1959.  I actually saw this film in a … Continue reading

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This Island, Earth

Note the comma (between Island and Earth).  Sometimes it’s there, sometimes not.  The comma pointedly appears in the original poster art from 1955: And yet, somebody decided to omit it on the 1964 re-issue posters.  Maybe some studio bigwig thought … Continue reading

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It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Max Fury Road (fake trailer)

Here’s what you get when you take the trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road, keep the sound track and replace the images with scenes from 1963’s classic comedy It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.  I want to see this … Continue reading

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