Tuesday, March 22, 2005

My DVDs today...

Big shipment came in, in order of cool:

The Mysterians Super Toho alien invasion flick with Mogera the giant robot and brilliant Akira Ifukube score, which is treated to an isolated audio track. In anamorphic widescreen with commentary track, and both original Japanese and dubbed versions.

Matango (Attack of the Mushroom People) Pretty much same extras as the above disc.

Next I got a slew of MGM Midnight Movie double bills. Two movies for $10! And generally great, widescreen (where appropriate) presentations. You can't beat 'em!
Again, in order of coolness:

Panic in the Year Zero / Last Man on Earth Awesome Vincent Price favorite and terrific Ray Milland post-apocalypse film. One of the bargains of the year.

Voodoo Island / Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake Lame but amusing late Karloff entry, and a childhood favorite about a curse involving shrunken heads.
Cool, cool stuff.

Die Monster Die / Dunwich Horror Two not very good Lovecraft adaptations, but hey, $10.

War Gods of the Deep / At the Earth's Core Lame V. Price Entry and typically goofy lost world entry by the folks who brought you Land That Time Forgot. Great cast though, Troy, er, Doug McClure, Peter Cushing and the gorgeous Caroline Munro.

Mini-Skirt Mob / Chrome and Hot Leather Bikers films not my bag, but again, $10. Besides, look at these taglines: "This feline is nobody's pet!" and "Don't Mess with a Green Beret's Mama!" Plus the latter stars William 'Big Bill' Smith.

Fireball 500 / Thunder Alley Drag racing flicks both starring Annette Funicello (!!) and Fabian, one with Frankie Avalon and the other with Jan Murray.


At 10:20 AM, Blogger BeckoningChasm said...

I'd be curious to know if the robot in your new version of The Mysterians makes more sense, in context. In all the versions I've seen, he shows up, rampages a bit, gets killed, and no one mentions him again. It's almost like they stuck a short film before the main feature.

At 11:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, how's the picture quality in Last Man on Earth? My copy is pretty awful.

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