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123 KNOCK-OFF MASTERPIECES!

June 10, 2021 Strange Aeons Radio
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123 KNOCK-OFF MASTERPIECES!
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Strange Aeons Radio
123 KNOCK-OFF MASTERPIECES!
Jun 10, 2021
Strange Aeons Radio

123 KNOCK-OFF MASTERPIECES!

Eric passes on a couple of brilliant cat names and explains the new Overboard release. Also discussed: Wrath of Man, A Quiet Place 2, M.O.D.O.K.

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123 KNOCK-OFF MASTERPIECES!

Eric passes on a couple of brilliant cat names and explains the new Overboard release. Also discussed: Wrath of Man, A Quiet Place 2, M.O.D.O.K.

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/strangeaeonsr)

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Oh, sorry, did I break your concentration? Somewhere between science and superstition? To show you Strange Aeons. Welcome Strange Aeons radio. That's Eric over there. Hello. That's Vanessa over there today. I'm Kelly. Hey guys a couple of big announcements. I have signed a new lease on place for the new Strange Aeons radio offices. Oh, and it is only eight blocks away. Really that close but a world away as far as quality of humans. I'm so excited for you. Yeah. And I cannot thank you enough for both of volunteering to help me move that was really sweet. Yeah, absolutely. I you know, it's funny because it's just that annoying length away we're we're still going to have to basically move you as any normal move would go down and here's why. Okay, let me tell you what I did. Oh, I made my last month at this place July 31. But my first day in the new place July 1, I am packing everything up here and then I will be just moving all of my boxes myself over the course of July. Oh my god so when it comes time to I need people it's just gonna be the bigger stuff and then we'll just do it all and hopefully a couple of drives and hey, whatever what however we can help I mean we we get to benefit from your Strange Aeons setup. And thus we should pay our share of the office space I like the way you think and I should let the listeners know that you did not volunteer I basically told you both Yeah, I've done that way. This will be the fourth time probably. And it'll be interesting also because although I'm in the same area I don't have anywhere near the same kind of view or anything like that. So the seagull sounds will probably be gone it will be in a carpeted room that will be wireless I think our sound will change a little bit so it'll be a learning process to get you know I think would be better for us out probably I think so till it goes down and well now that we won't be right next to no glass. Yeah, I am going to miss these yeah looking floor to ceiling windows. entire house but that's how it goes. As everybody who has been listening knows this place has become the untenable Yeah, that's a good word. The other big announcement. Eric is to new edition Sue's family do I got two little cats man picked him up? Like a two hour and a half hour drive away. It's like we're gonna go two and a half hours to get a cat. Oh, well, technically it was on our drive back from some stuff I was doing in Idaho anyway. So what the hell? You got a little Calico and a little blonde? Blonde orange. I don't know what you call that Tabby. And we'll be bringing them into the vet because nobody knows yet what sex they are. So what we need to do yes, we will be spay and neutering our pets. Hell yes you will. Especially for the boy yeah they go Yes. Especially if one's a boy and one girl I understand the you do not have names picked out for them because you don't know their sex yet. Yeah, we're going we want to know that and we also want to see kind of get their personality out see what they act like they don't want to name one of them. Baba and then watch it somehow systematically figure out how to open the refrigerator and raise food and you know, stereotype that name. I've got a couple of suggestions. Yes. One of them can be called Brangelina. And the other one can be called bennifer. Oh, that's beautiful. That's so beautiful. Yeah, and Angelina did break up so they're back together. I don't know Brian mantling seriously cuz the other ones are back together. That's all Jennifer time is a flat circle. Right? Just like I can be pretty certain that does not. We can go you know, classic and your Picard Riker if you pick something geeky over my Brangelina, and bennifer I'm very upset. The last cat was named after Riley was named after one of the least favorite characters and Buffy the Vampire Slayer so you can run out? Yeah. Oh my god. Really? Oh my god. I didn't know you didn't I don't hate Riley. We actually think Riley is an interesting character and character, you know, and in real world. He would probably be the Best boyfriend for her to end up with. Yeah, cuz you know, she actually got a rapist. Yeah. Which is a big plus and he doesn't turn to an evil vampire and kill him lose his soul. But he's still a badass. Yeah, yeah, I mean, he really loved her. Yeah. nerds done. Never not for at least another hour. I would suggest then, Louis and let's start. Are they okay? There you go. That's l&l. I can't. I'm sorry. That's no, that's the wrong kind of nerd. That's unacceptable. Literary nerd. I had an interesting pet in a moment recently, where I finally did the first cult movie night with my friends. Okay, just three buddies of mine. We usually met like once a month and would see bad movies together. And we met up for the first time in almost two years. And I was talking about my cat Ridley. And my friend looks up at me and he goes, you named your cat Ridley? Yeah, I guess. I named my dog Ridley. You stole my dog's name. No, I don't. I didn't even realize you did. This. became quite an awkward moment for us. This is a joyous occasion. Let's not argue about who's killed who. Hey, guys, I watched some cool movies. Oh, good. And one of them I thought was very, very cool. Brand new, renting for 1999 and well worth it is Wrath of man. Guy Ritchie's new movie with Jason Statham. Oh, okay. Yeah, I've seen the ads for that is so good. Really? Yeah. Well, the ads kind of made it look like just another Satan movie. And well, another knockoff of john wick. Oh, no, nothing like that. It feels very Guy Ritchie. In fact, I like some other Guy Ritchie movies sort of while he's really felt Guy Ritchie ish. Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a freaking great movie. Yeah. For snatch. Yeah, this one has some twists and turns in it. It's based on a novel that I've not read. But I kind of want to read it now. It's if you go in hoping for Jason Statham giving you one liners. You're going to be disappointed. This is a kind of serious, violent movie. Oh, wow. And so not. I wouldn't say it's fun, but I just loved it. So nice. Yeah, wrath of man. That's cool. Because I kinda was avoiding it because the trailer just looked like a john wick knockoff. And even with states and I go, I'll see it eventually. But okay, now more motivated to see it. It's good. I can't wait to hear what you think. That's pretty exciting. Um, I went to the actual movie theater and saw an actual movie in a theater. Nice. Weird. Yes. So I went saw a quiet place part two. I cannot wait for this review. It's actually pretty good. Good. Yeah, I wish I had the worst fears because the trailer seem good, but the name is stupid. And I just couldn't imagine where they're gonna go. Why couldn't it be a quieter place? Right, God, that would have been so good. To hang in a quieter place Electric Boogaloo to Twitter. Well, I did like that. It's actually Part Two and not just to like it comes up very clearly in there. Yeah, you know, it was such a good experience, because it was just the perfect movie to go back to the theater for where you're just like nervously quiet. There. Were maybe four other people in there. Oh, wait, that's all Wow, it was very empty. Wow. Where did you see it? Totem Lake cinemark cinema. Oh, nice. Okay, yeah. Is that the recliner style? Yeah, recliner beautiful brand new they were actually building it during COVID so they put in all those COVID features like you can't even see the other people in the theater like the way that it's laid out. Yeah, you're kind of like in such a stadium like recliner seating. But you know, there's somewhere back there. But there's no one behind you. And there's no one to the side of you. Because it's like a diamond pattern of where people sit wild. So yeah, it was definitely definitely experience and you know, trying to very quietly my popcorn going. Stupid, like, starving, but just like letting it dissolve in my mouth. No, I can't be the one that destroys this movie for the other four people here. As cinemark theaters are great. Yes. You don't want to go to a movie and have a bunch of kids or loud people running around. It's right on par with the what's the one in Texas the the Alamo, the Alamo theaters where they you know, they put up their warning beforehand. Tweet or something will kick your ass out. Yeah, these are theaters with usually adults in it. So I saw a quiet place and percent of marketers like, I have the same fear. No problems. It was completely quiet the whole time except for like, Oh, no. Yeah, totally the appropriate sound the the the good jumps. Yeah. So it was a good experience, but the movie was also good. It was actually I really liked it. I thought that the writing was incredibly solid. It was a good you know, follow up piece. It's kind of just a continuation. And the I mean, seeing that monster again. It's still super holds up. I loved it. I just, I think they did a great job for for a park tour. Man, I can't wait. Yeah, I'm gonna go and check it out. Because this guy he's got some he's got some chops. more talented than he should be. I was kind of my that was the first thing I said what I ended I was like, What? Right? You have to be this good at this like just being like, oh, one day like, why not? All right. A movie. Oh, it's really good. Okay, I'll direct it. Oh, yes. And starring at least? Yeah, exactly. There's there's a little bit of a appearance of him and the second one. Yeah, in the trailer, they show that I'm not going to directly talk about a movie I thought I'm going to talk about a weird little thing that happened with a company we speak frequently have Severin announced their I think it was August releases. And among those August releases if the Kurt Russell goatee Han overboard Hey, I'm so excited about this. This is the best news ever a to K remastered with a couple interviews or something. There's not a lot of extras but there are some extras on it. Yes, it seemed like their usual type of it was it was fun to be on the saffron is probably Facebook page or something that day cuz half the people were like, you know what? This actually fits the weird shit seven does, where it's just some random, Strange movie that they're going to put out for the hell of it. Yeah, no, there's actually a weird reason behind why they put it out. The main distributor or the main guy who's acquires the rights to put the movies out was in an argument with a friend of his and they were both quite drunk and somehow it came up that they should release overboard because there's not a good DVD or Blu ray release or something like that of it and I was like you aren't gonna do that there's no way severance putting out overboard Oh really? So he texted is contacted MGM with an offer and before he could sober up and realize that maybe we don't want to do this MGM and it's accepted the offer and said yes, you can release blu ray remastered overboard. So Oh my god, there it is. It is literally a drunk. I am so excited. Like I actually went to the page to preorder and I was like, Oh, I should throw a few other things in the cart. But I've never bought seven films before. And I was like, I don't know what this is. scrolled and scrolled and scrolled. And you are right there is nothing like that their catalogue it's not even close. Very different. Eric Will you the Audrina Oh yes, I ordered the bundle it's with they they are freaking bastards man what they did I did this to myself I need to unsubscribe to their podcast, but they whenever they release a new crop of movies for whatever month it is, they do a podcast about it and they talk about the movies and why it's why these are movies you might be interested in and the group of movies that are coming out at this time are although I don't fully know what this says about me as a film watcher. But they were talking about these are spent the other movies coming out I can't think of their names like cannibal something and a couple of others but we're Spain's in the 70s this filmmaker made these really really dark movies about people using heroin and problems and violence and deaths and apparently several people on the film were using for real in the movie became addicted the director became addicted. There's a really fascinating backstory of what happened while these movies are being made and persons at seven they're including all that stuff and they're extras I got damnit. really curious about this. And like we've talked about arrow in the past now as a streaming thing. I haven't ordered an arrow blu ray since I subscribed to there in October since I subscribe to that thing. And but seven don't have anything like that arrow does shout factory does seven does not sorry. Okay, fine. sounds really interesting. So, wow, that's coming with overboard. Two movies about heroin addiction. People get addicted for real. Oh, wow. I would like to see the arrow numbers and see if it made sense for them to do the streaming service because they've got to be then losing money on people buying physical copies. Got it, I'm sure there's some kind of a balance that they did and figure it out. When they're a pretty large company. They're they're much larger than Staffordshire. And they're UK based so I don't know what I feel like I've been discovering a lot of their stuff like their their product on Amazon lately, so I wonder if their sales have actually gone up quite a bit in general. And so this is a pretty safe bet with it just popping up as a I mean, it's got the best cover art. Always Yeah, anytime like I just bought it. I don't even like I think it's pretty 16 candles. I don't even like that movie that much. But they chose like such a good cover art that I was like, I'm gonna buy this right that's really like the cover. Whatever whenever you leave, man. Well, we all know that Disney plus is the Marvel streaming service. Yeah, but did you guys know that on Hulu? is a new series called mo doc is did I haven't seen it though voiced by Patton Oswald and done in the style of Robot Chicken gets a bunch of is it like at least one Producer Director i think is involved in some way. But his name pops up once and very small, like executive producer, something like that. I gotta say pretty disappointing. No, I was curious where you're going. I watched about the short episodes. I don't know if I watched a full one or part of the first one. I was like, this is a neat idea with some real talent behind it. But you're just I don't know. They either need to push to be more bizarre or pullback to be more straight laced. But they sit in this weird place in the middle that might just not entertain. The premise is humorous. Murdoch has this gigantic head and sits in this armored hover seat and he is like one of them Marvel universe's great villains because he's so smart and evil. Well, they voiced him with Patton Oswald and he's just a real jerk in this and he's got a couple of kids and a wife and he's dealing with home life and all that. So so the premise is really good. And the jokes are just non existent. At least for me, I watched the entire series I might chuckled once. The thing that I really enjoyed was, you know, one of the later episodes, you get to see a stop motion brood. And I was like, Oh, cool. All the brood. That was about it for me. So yeah, okay. Well, I'm glad that I stopped here. The first one go, Well, maybe I'll come back. Maybe it won't. Yeah. I mean, it does get better, but it never gets. Ah, that's that's disappointing. I mean, the the bar is so high right now. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, animated. It's just such a great area to express adult humor and go completely insane in the animated field. Well, I'm, I'm kind of catching up to some stuff that I missed via HBO, or things that just I'd never heard of. So I have started watching. It's something you probably both have seen the mini series called the outsider. Oh, yeah. Stephen King, Stephen King. Yeah. And it's super good. I'm like, almost I think I've got three episodes left. But just incredible, incredible stuff. That gets starring Jason. bait. Yeah, it was his production company. Yeah, he. Yeah, super. I don't know. I just I'm really really digging it. It's incredibly creepy. And I've been having a really hard time falling asleep now. Oh, good. Oh, nice. Yeah, the monster it's just too good. Ah, what was that French one that scared the crap out of us a couple years ago. Remember the name of that? Was Marianne. Yeah, I would. Yeah. Did you watch that one? I watched a couple episodes. And then I was alone. Maybe now returned to Yeah. New living situation. Yep. Yep. Well, as I've frequently discussed on this podcast, I've watched a lot of crazy 70s exploitation movies. What what's not the Eric I know that crazy. One area. I haven't dove in too much in that area is Japanese ones. And on Arrow streaming. Watch this one called female prisoner 701 colon scorpion. I've seen this. Have you? Okay. It's incredibly entertaining. It is. I mean, it's a weapon in prison movie. So you know, some of the content. I mean, it's a horrible prison. Jesus Christ. Brutality they do is like, oh, but then sometimes the violence is so unbelievably inept. Lee staged that it cracks you up where they've got a one shot where the police are the guards standing in a line and the head guard is going down, punching each one of them but It's a direct side shot. So you see, you know, a good solid seven to eight inches from the fist to the guy's face, and it's got smack off. It's like, you ain't even close. This, check your angle A little bit, and it's got three or four weird, violent things like that. What kind of makes it work is the lead the scorpion. The woman playing that is fantastic. And apparently there's like three or four of them. And they're all arrow streaming. But I haven't watched any of the others yet. And it's a revenge film, where she's trying to get out of prison wrongfully put in prison. She's trying to get out to go back. And unusual take on a prison movie. Yeah. 70s. And it's like, actually, is it set in the 70s? Or was made in the 70s? I don't know what timeframe it is. It's fairly modern for when it was made, but it hasn't. I think it was made in like the mid 70s. I think it is taking place and even knows Japan was doing content like that. Oh, yeah. That's incredible. Yeah, I was I was a little surprised by the content. Because I was like, is this a Filipino film? Right? I shot some weird shit in the Philippines. But now that you've anything back here, Japan's Not exactly. Subtle in their content. They have weird areas that they literally blur out. But except for that little thing. Here. No, come on. I'm sure you've seen some hentai over the years or whatever you say that they're really nasty. Weird, actually. Haven't. You just said, I'm talking to Vanessa, because I would never I don't need to address you. I know. But, you know, so their content can be a little odd. Oh, sure. Yeah. You saw that on Arrow. Okay, man, I didn't realize that they had that kind of content. Yeah, they did a box that release of that group of those Scorpion movies. Okay, you're gonna really turn me on the corner, find the arrow thing? I know, every week, it's just a little bit closer. And it's like $5 a month. What am I waiting for? You back and shatter man, right here saying exactly. Well, okay, guys, how about we take a little break. And then when we come back, we're talking Eric's genre choice, right? Yes, knockoff movies. All right. We'll be back in a minute. We don't want to just change your phone. We want to make you say, Wow, that is a bigger change than I expected. iPhone five is a result of that desire to surprise. It's been completely redesigned. For the first time ever, we've increased the size of the display. By making the screen taller, but not wider, you can see more of your content without the need to scroll. When making scrolling a thing of the past. iPhone five is more comfortable to use and reduces scrolling fatigue while reading long documents. 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And yet so tall. iPhone five the tallest thing to happen to iPhone. Since iPhone. We have returned. Eric, this is your genre pick. Yes, Yes, it was. Tell us what it means talking knockoff films which basically doesn't mean remakes or sequels or anything like that but a movie that was obviously borrowed from a far more successful film and released with you know, knowing no acknowledgement that previous film was what you share ripping off. So I will start with probably one of the granddaddies of this cuz it's ripping off jaws is a 1976 film called grisly motion picture is coming that does not cater to fantasy. You will see nature is most Savage. By its size alone It can overpower and devour Grizzly over 2000 pounds. The largest canoes from campers come in here they leave food around the bears get the smell I wouldn't ask. Well this is different. This bombs eating his 50s anyone is fair game, because this preys on the easiest food of all, man. Man eating gut crunchy jars on obviously this is available on prime or from seven. That's a recent animal attack pack. They released is the day of the animal Grizzly and something else. Oh, fantastic. And so Rotten Tomatoes has this ad 36 for critics 31 from crowd, which seems generous. The budget is estimated at 750,000. It made 39 million Oh my god, it was the most successful independent film until Halloween came out. Oh my god. Whoa was a huge hit. The director William Gertler directed Abbey, the blaxploitation film, which is pretty good. Oh, yeah. The day of the animals. And this one has a weird connection there when I used to be part of a like a VHS collectors group. I don't collect VHS, but I think it's pretty cool what they're coming up with and when collectors do that, and there was one guy on there that the only movie collected was the one this guy directed three on a meat hook. And he had like 17 or 25 copies and VHS So anyways, it's I did see it and it's definitely not worth owning a single copy. We all need a reason to be alive. There you go. Whatever it takes, you know, I really need to narrow down my collecting. Yeah, just one with the one thing kind of what I've done last year, it's like okay, I'm just doing Special Edition blu ray. Yeah, take releases same, but so as written by Harvey flaxman. Who wrote preacher man meets wider woman. Wait, wider or wider, wider? Okay. Am preacher man. And the night that Rob they robbed Big Bertha? Poor Big Bertha, what she do what's interesting, also a writer on the movie. Let's see David Sheldon, who wrote Foxy Brown. The evil Grizzly too, which I'll talk about later. And let's see. Oh, and Andrew prime wrote the Indian story contained into that he has 182 African credits and one writing credit. Wow. Hey, here's stupid trivia. He played the same character in the miracle worker that I did when I performed it on stage in high school. Oh my god. James Keller, I'm learning a lot about you right now. Stars Christopher George, who was in mortuary pieces, four episodes of fantasy. I mean, I just wrote so many because he just kept going for episodes of Fantasy Island Eldorado graduation day city of the Living Dead. The exterminator. I mean, all of these are amazing films. Yes. Andrew prime who's in the Lords of Salem. Weird Science TV show. mission of the shark the saga of the USS Indianapolis. Oh yeah. The evil cult check the Night Stalker. Con boy. Richard jackal. 100 993 credits including Dirty Dozen star man. The $5.20 an hour dream. Mister no legs, man the jaws of death and 310 to Yuma the original. This is quite a cast. So anyways, the movie starts off with a helicopter shot that's sort of like okay, here's here's the woods. Look at this vast giant woods. So the entire opening credits are just a helicopter shot of how big the woods are. Which is weird because that really doesn't come into play in the movie at all. And they go to how crazy popular backpacking and national parks were in the 70s with this trailhead. I've been I did a lot of backpacking when I was a kid, my dad and I did that a lot. And I never saw trailhead like this. Like, it looks more like a place you park and put your tent while you're able to walk over to a hotel or something. I mean, it's just like many ways, but and then the Rangers are brought in sort of like the cops of the woods, but you're doing a pep talk or they're all talking about it. It's gonna be busy. We need to get together make sure we're keeping our eye on. And my note there was Holy crap, these folks are way too happy. It's just happy little mountain with happy little people. And then the first kill it took me a few kills to fill this out. But it turns out most of the kills in this movie are women. The bear is going after women for some reason. I mean, they are sexy when they run so I get it. There's not a lot of that though. There's no real running. Oh, they're just dead. Yeah, pretty much Wow. But there are definitely more violent and bloody than anything you see in jaws. But they just do little things. This is a so bad, it's good potential film a lot of ways. Where like after the first girl dies, you hear her echo scream into the next scene. Like stop that. And so that it quickly becomes we have a killer in our hands. And nobody go into the forest 20 minutes later so happiest place on earth. Are they saying we have a killer on our hands? They don't realize it's a grizzly do they think it's a person or a thief think it's a grizzly. But there's you know, they argue back and forth like they do in jaws where it's like well we tagged all or the head guys like when you tagged all the bears. So you must know which Baron isn't like this. We didn't tag this bear row. So row right. My first thought was really think you died every bear. You've really got them all. And it seemed that crack me the fuck up because like I said, I did a lot of backpacking. They send out a shortwave radio message or something to all the backpackers that there's a killer bear in the woods. So cut to a scene of dozens of people wearing Well, obviously empty but wearing backpacks just running through the woods at full speed down wheels. Like you could do that for miles. There's no way you're carrying a backpack like that and been 20 feet into this just looked hilarious and it goes on 4550 seconds of just people writing. We need a little more time in the Edit. Oh, at 10 seconds. So now we get the offer the shark hunter in jaws clean. So we've got the Quint character entering this movie, Scott. Oh god, he's an expert in deer because he gets upset when he gets the call because he has been. He's got it. He's wearing a deer skin and shot opens with a bunch of deers running away from the sound of his walkie talkie going off or something and he yells at the guy cuz I've been following this family of deer and living with them for weeks. How dare you all right. Wow, here's a horribly, horribly sexist aspect of the 70s counter rife. There's one female Ranger she always wears her hat a little weird to make sure her hair is looks nice and I'll not hidden underneath the hat. So it's like your habits ridiculous. But so they're in the middle of looking for the killer bear. And one guy's like well you go ahead wait here because someone so is gonna shop or something? I don't know. So what does she do? Well, there's a waterfall there. No, there's technically no nudity, but she does take almost all of her clothes off she keep the hat on. That came off first. See all of her hair. But she kept her flaxen. She kept her underwear on and then it goes into the the waterfall and and then gets killed by the bear. Bears just waiting by the waterfall One day, a girl will come through here and get into her undies, and that's when I strike. And then the men later on proceed to make jokes about how the pattern is killing women and moving on. Like, I know what that's like, Oh my god, no. And I gotta tell you, they are not hiding the ripping off of jaws in this film at all. Now we're talking a couple weeks ago I think it was or bad that beat for beat escaped from New York's game from LA Sure. Yeah, this movie is that too. It's it's structured. You're not turning me off of this movies? Oh, no, it's it's an entertaining watch. I had no problem watching it. But there is straight I said the mayor being upset and going after the cop for not doing his job even though it's his fault because he went down to the woods and the hunters coming together in camo and jeeps instead of boats and fishing balls. Let's see what else was Oh, the bear expert trying to show He could understand the bears ago hidden, who had the deer hunter how he could dress as a bear and trick it. Lucky guys, that's what I do. And then of course, there's the scene about the men going into the water version of that story, where some other guy joins the team and he tells that version of the story, but he's talking about his experience with bears. It's hilariously bad. Holy cow, please tell me they kill like a big brown bear or something and think that they've got the bear. Somebody does at one point, cars. And it's not a grizzly, there's no hump. So then, of course, they have to close the park and all that and then a kid gets killed. Well, actually, a kid gets attacked. Part of the problem of the film is it really is if you've ever watched, I know at least one of us has a lot of made for TV movies in the 70s and early 80s. That eat pacing is very, very prevalent in this film. The violence of times is a little oddly disturbing. like weird. Not good. well executed. Like when spoiler alert, Scott gets killed. It looks like he got no saw it got scraped with four ketchup backs across its face. Awesome. That's how I want to go. Yeah. And the film does strange, horrible ways to attempt it. So that's the movie, you know? Hey, you're you're good to go. If you want to go. You'll you'll enjoy it. Do they explain why this Grizzly has gone crazy? No, but I do have an explanation from the book. Oh, wait, the book of do the lodge a air canister in its mouth and the guy says smiley. Sorta. Oh, watching this tonight. It's on prime to go. taglines 18 feet of towering fury because it's supposed to be an 18 foot tall Grizzly. Big Bear is a really big Grizzly at or another tagline. 18 feet of gut. Gut crunching man eating terror. I like gun crunching man. Are they saying 18 feet but the actual bear they used is not a bear they used to think was 11 foot brown bear? Grizzly. So I guess they didn't fully run from the jaws thing. Not since jaws has been tear like this. The summer the night National Park will be seized by killer grizzly bear the most dangerous jaws on land. Oh my god. So they had fun with their tagline late but like I said it's the most successful independent movie for two years till Halloween came along. Some fun happened behind the scenes. The distributor Edward montoro. And his company Phil ventures decided to keep the profits without paying the director or producers or the writers. Their royalties. Wow. But they made so much money. Yes. Why wouldn't you just pay them if you get to keep that much more still in the red Bob will let you know when I say this. Well, they sued them and they want the same but God they did have to pay the producers and director and writer. The bear they use was nicknamed Teddy. So 11 foot tall egg No, it wasn't Grizzly. But he's the largest Grizzly in captivity and wasn't actually fully tamed. Oh my god. There was a trainer there and how they kept the crew and cast safe was a thin wire that they strung around any seen the bear was there was just a little electrical. Zap to nothing bumped against that he knew that he had gone too far. And then they had the they had the mechanical Bruce, as it were bear for the direct attacks, which looked about as good as Bruce. But the movie is not good enough for you to forgive. Let's see there was unrelated independent horror film about a killer Grizzly in Alaska called claws that was made in 1977 and was released in 78. and Canada and Mexico is Grizzly two, which was not interesting. Trying to ride on that fame. That's right. Or the original poster was done by Neal Adams. Oh, wow. Oh, they have the animals also borrowed heavily from this movie. Which I think David animals is more fun to watch. Yeah. So there was a sequel was actually filmed and partially completed in the early 80s. And, boy, it was not good. It was actually submitted to crypto con last year. Oh, whoa. Yeah. So talk a little bit about that because the sequel was never finished and then they Did they go back and shoot some stuff? Or how does that fairly certain how they put the rest together? I think they more just kind of put it together from the footage and sort of made it. Yeah, terrible. It doesn't work at all. They made a big deal about it coming out because it was good, because it's got George Clooney right. Laura Dern. Charlie Sheen Why are all make appearances in this film? Oh my God, I've got to add a couple more names than that. Oh, yeah. Oh, and Timothy Spall spell his last name? Who you may not recognize name but he's one of those guys who see me go Oh, yeah, he's been in everything. Okay. Whoa. So weird. Yeah, but was directed by a different person written by different people. Boy, I think one of the writers who was this one submitting it by name looks familiar. I have to ask you. Did you watch the entire movie? No. Oh, are you doing Grizzly or Grizzly Grizzly to Oh, okay. I did watch a large chunk of it. And I watched through like to see the cameos and it's fun and if you're a huge fan of really bad movies, I mean, I like really bad movies but this is just do they have an actual tie to make it a proper sequel? Or is it just okay it's pretty much sequel in name only. And it was around you know, floating around the internet for years I guess they finally decided well screw this Let's release it came out last year you can it's on when I searched for Grizzly it popped up on prime so if you want to check it out, I do not call the the novel though. did give reasons going back to the original that why it started eating people. It grew too fast. So it's mother abandoned it. And before it knew how to hunt properly and injured, injured its jaw during entering the park leaving and in serious pain. And one of the first victims was menstruating. Sure, my not that's the problem with having a girl in the group. Vanessa, do you know what that means? Explain Menzies to wow I don't even know how angry respond to that right now. There are knives in the room. There I don't even have the energy to kill you. Well, okay, moving right along. The film does reunite Richard Jacqueline Andrew prine from the devils are gray brigade. together. They say the idea for Grizzly began when the film producer and writer encountered a bear during a family camping trip, in which he presented his idea for sales and the producers were like hey, we can make this ajaz rip off. So that was from the beginning. There was no no bones about it. Vincent can be from the New York Times criticize the film's poor planning, cinematography and editing he were wrote Grizzly which opened yesterday at the Rivoli and other theatres is such a blatant limitation of jaws and one has to admire the depth of flattery it represents, though not the lack of talent. depths of flattery. That's pretty fucking great. That was a very, very definite knockoff of jaws. Oh my goodness. I am not bullshitting you. I am making tacos tonight. In Grizzly. It does sound stupidly good. Oh, it is. It's It's It's a fun watch the the actors Go for it. Especially the lead guy he is all in. Even to the point of being hilarious when he really gets mad at the version of the mayor for what he's called. But it's it's one of the watching. Oh my gosh, I think that I think I thought I saw that movie when I was a kid. But I'm starting to think that what I really saw as a kid was a prophecy the old timer mutant bear movie. And I don't know. That's not you know, a great movie, but I think that I always thought that was Grizzly. And then I saw it again. Just recently I was like, Oh, I have seen this movie. So maybe maybe I've never seen Grizzly. I can't wait Hurry up and get out. Who distributes this again? severan Okay, cool. All right. Well prime has it there but seven the blu ray release you can put that on your board to my overboard order. I'm very excited that they're half what sale or whatever coming up on the end of the month. Oh, great. I will wait sorry. My double I mean, because shipping is always gonna be that. I know it's done by independent companies always make you pay for the shipping and I have $1 amount cut off if you hit a certain amount you don't pay shipping and suffering. Oh, But overboard will not do it because it's like, um, okay, well, this this was definitely a fun challenge. I had probably 2020 different films that I was trying to choose between. But I went with one that Reddit was highly recommending. And the poster was just so good that I couldn't not. And that was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes from 2010. I kept the story out of the journals. in deference to his wishes. He was a man shall recall the chronicle of his greatest accomplishment. That's what's here is he is Sherlock Come on. We're still debating. Monsters I believe in Vegas like you are. starting to believe. Motivated by something else. Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey Jr. Great Guy Ritchie movie from 2009 sure I get it. Yeah. Um, this is an asylum joint, which I actually did not know until I press play and was like, oh, okay, well, now I know we're really clear. Rotten Tomatoes. could find nothing. Wow. Yeah, it's just an empty scorecard. Oh, not even an audience score. Nothing. Wow, I know. It's I was surprised to I was like, Hey, man, what happened all those I read it kids. Any kind of responses? Um, the budget for this was 1 million box office. Who knows? Because it came out on sci fi. I'm sure. Yeah. This was actually I was really impressed by the director for this actually. So I'm the director is Rachel legal than Berg and she's done 43 projects, including most recently she did a film that's got a little bit of love called the unpregnant. valley girl the recent adaptation and then deadly adoption. Do you guys remember this? I do not take the the orphanage shard the so deadly adoption is quite a special movie it's on lifetime was put out. It was very, very clear Lifetime movie starring Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig because they both wanted to do like a serious like bad lifetime original movie. Yeah, why not? I guess it's fun and very weird to it's very surreal to watch them like acting their little hearts out over like the babysitter's trying to kill bar child got to set up deadly adoption. All right, definitely check it out. Um, and lots and lots of other like weird TV shit. But I feel like this is somebody who's crossing that line. And it's not like sold her soul to asylum but is shifting gears which is pretty neat. And you know, I don't think the directing is a problem in this movie. There are probably other things. Speaking of which the writer Paul bales, who has 10 writing credits, but 224 producing credits and has sold his soul to asylum, because they are but the things he's written includes Nazis at the center of the earth. Alright, 2010 Moby Dick. mega vault 100 million BC. The Da Vinci treasure, and has night ultra spy I don't even I can't even start to parse what that films about. Does not matter. This is starring such great says I loved it because it had right up in front introducing Ben Snyder. Oh, he has six credits. Oh man. Snyder's play I don't think so. I cuz he's British. First of all, you know, an accidental I left this in England kind of thing. Um, one of the credits is a sequel to the Sherlock Holmes movie called Sherlock Holmes versus Frankenstein, which will be coming soon. And for shorts that are just nothing. He doesn't even have a photo on IMDB. This This guy is. I don't know where they found him. And I don't know why they decided to put them in like the centerpiece of this film. But they're Watson who's been in 34 things played by Gareth David Lloyd was really good. And he's Torchwood as the Anto Jones. So he's a recurring character there and was in 30 episodes that and then just has done all the uk tv rounds, including the bill Holby City, Doctor Who, and also friends a metal progressive band called The blue Gillespie. So that was fun fact on that guy. And then last but not least, the the really big name that they threw into this, who plays Thorpe Holmes? Our our body is Dominic Keating, who's been in 57 things and I saw this kind of like, why have I seen him and he is so familiar. I know him from something. Well, he's been in a lot of things like lots of one off episodes of things, but he was in 97 episodes of Star Trek Enterprise as Lieutenant Malcolm Reed. So that's what I knew him from. I was like, wow, he's your big name. Fantastic. The story. Okay, well, let's start with the poster. The poster has Holmes and Watson it's kind of the sepia colored thing. There's a ship with a like tentacles wrapping around it. There's a dinosaur with his face, like sticking out the center. And then there's like a robot up in one corner. So that's what sold me this movie sounds amazing. It does actually kind of deliver in some ways. One of those ways is not the plot. So I'm just gonna really skim over this because it's, I mean, it's almost impossible to follow. It just is so secondary to trying to fit in the dinosaur, the robot and the crackin. We start off Watson is old. And he's talking to a young girl, and this is during the Blitz, and no one is wearing period appropriate clothing at all. He's in a wheelchair, looking at a fireplace. And he's like, come here, and he sit down and write down this story for me. I forgot her name. And she's like, Oh, is it another one of your tails, Mr. Watson? And he's like, yes. sit down and write this one. It's, it's one that has not been told. And she's like, Oh, is this one starring silence Sherlock Holmes? I hope I was gonna say I could call this one. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock. would be so appropriate. Your favorite invincible thing? Yeah, I definitely was giving me a little bit of flashbacks to that. I think it was done. Okay. You know, for what it is. So he has an untold story to tell. We start off with the crackin, which is very exciting. So we're on this ship, where people are kind of in almost period, appropriate costumes. And it seems like they're kind of on a set of a ship. So I was excited about that. I was like, we're not in a hotel ballroom. This is great. For some reason, they're all wearing. You know, in Italy, those like boats, you can take down the clouds. Yeah, the gondolas, they're all wearing the flat Italian like gondola hat with like, a sailor boy, like squared off blue, blue and white shirts. It's very weird. And they're like, oh, there's something off in the sea. And they keep trying to frame it so that you don't see that there's a city in the near distance. Yes, we're really out in the middle of nowhere here. And then all of a sudden, of course, CGI tentacles come and rip through. They get a lot of shaky cam and people kind of fling themselves left and right. Would you say these are state of the art CGI tentacles. They're fast moving, so I can't tell you much of anything about them. I wouldn't say they're terrible. I think they did the best with what they had. And I'm pretty sure it's like stock like they purchased these CGI and then just moved them across the screen. Maybe they use them the ones from Rick's short film. That would be good. It's extremely bad. The wall is we're actually real. Oh, nevermind. Okay, well, these weren't definitely not real. But they did like to slap people in at one point, there was a guy who's being dragged across the boat, which was fantastic because it was clearly just somebody off screen, like pulling their leg down the boat. Um, so it starts off pretty strong. Then we're introduced to Watson who's teaming up with Holmes, for some reason that I am not sure of. And then they hang out on a cliff to investigate the ship for some reason. And Watson sees like a crew member floating in the water, and is like, I'm going to save you and then climbs up the top of the cliff. And they're like, what did you see down there? And he goes, Oh, nothing, and they walk away happen there. I'm not sure. However, at some point, they are in the woods for some reason investigating some thing. I don't think it's related to the crack in at this point. I am not really sure. It's incredibly confusing. They're just walking around talking a lot. But there's a fountain that's broken. And they're like, oh, it must be this dinosaur who's stolen the water pump for the dinosaur proceeds to chase them through the woods, which is pure magic, because this dinosaur was really poorly animated. And so every time it jumps into a room, its legs are like unmoving. And it just kind of slides in a arc where it needs to land and does like a growl. The dinosaur is very good. It's a T Rex. It's too small. It's like probably four and a half feet tall. Oh, yeah. It's just chasing lots of people around London. And apparently stealing water pumps, so that it can do some sabotaging. So, Sherlock, there's a lot of those kind of Guy Ritchie moments with Sherlock where he's like, Oh, well, Watson, let me tell you what you did not see. And then they jump into like flashes of black and white kind of quickly, like the hands were covered in this kind of dirt and then zoom in on the hands and then the clothing article was torn and zoom into the but everything's like too sharp of focus and does not have the thing he says is there. So it's just like, really just stylistic nonsense. Of course this the story develops and have we find out that you know, how on earth could there be this crackin in this dinosaur and, and I knew there's a dragon that's gonna happen at some point, because I saw that on the poster to some level. How does this all tie in? They actually do have a really good little twist. And I'm sorry, this is a little bit of a spoiler. Oh, no, but turns out, Sherlock Holmes is brother Thor pomes, who is also an inspector, but he's gone mad. And he thinks that his partner had shot him in the back, and he's crippled. So now he's been in inventing these robots to help him move around. So he has this like whole big like, automaton suit. He looks like the chick from metropolis. But without the boobs. I'm walking around in this barn and they're like, Oh my gosh, what is this monster and then he takes off the home and he's like, haha, I'm your brother, Thorpe. And you see, like, the crackin is like on these pinned above on the ceiling. So it's in storage. And the dinosaurs just sat there not moving. So they're all robots. So Scooby Doo, movie eat. What it is, is it's a doctor who movie Ah, I have the whole way through. It feels like Doctor Who? The cheap sets the really bad CGI, the music is just ripped straight up off of Doctor Who. The way in which the Sherlock Holmes actor is trying to play Holmes feels a lot like he's trying to be David Tennant. Oh, wow. He's definitely not trying to be Guy Ritchie's janky Robert Downey Jr. He's not achieving that in any and he's like way shorter than Watson, which is very weird. Tiny guy, and he's extremely irritating every time he speaks. But luckily Watson is like tolerable. So I really pinned all of my like attention on to Watson was like, what's Watson up to now? He's walking over here. Cool. I will just watch that. And every time Sherlock talks here, it's all nonsense about like, Well, sir, let me tell you how you're wrong. And I'm like, I don't care. Just get back, get back to. So the story is, unbelievably crazy goes from weirder, weirder to weirder At this point, you know, we've got brother versus brother, one of which is in a mechanical dragon flying around the city lighting things on fire with its dragon breath. And it's just a dragon. Like it's just a CGI dragon. It's not it doesn't look like a robot dragon but then they go inside to him like Thorpe, like pushing levers and pulling wheels. And he's like, I'm piloting this dragon and then you go outside and it's like, swishing around and making dives and you're like, this is very weird. It took me a while to figure out he was inside of that. I was like, Where is he? What's happening? And then you've got Sherlock in a basically what looks like an Ikea lantern. It's just like it's meant to do a hot air balloon, but it looks like a white lantern. And it's got like propellers on it and he's, I don't even know why he's there. And then one of the robots of Thorpe is off to kill the queen and Watson's got to stop that. Well, it all ends with obviously, Sherlock and Watson winning. I don't even know what happens. The Thorpe Frankly, I think he gets arrested. Maybe killed I'm not sure does not matter. Dragon was fun. Cracking was fun. T Rex. Oh, stole the show. Absolutely amazing. Um, just a little bit of trivia This was released on DVD one month after the Guy Ritchie filmed Wow, yeah, really tried to the row and so on two shelves. Right next to it. Steve Anderson of screen head comm give the film a rating of six out of 10 calling it one of asylums better movies, concluding that it's far fetched and utterly mad, but claiming that it had a spark of entertainment to it. Freddy young of Fangoria called Sherlock Holmes, probably the best asylum film to date, but recommended it only to those willing to check reality at the door and just enjoy the sillier bride. It's just yeah, somebody else said that it's so bad. It was good. which is which is fair. And Chris, Christine and memento of sci fi called the film Sherlock Holmes versus dinosaurs and said it was everything you wanted in a parody. parody really do parody at the OSI? No, but I will say it didn't feel like a typical asylum joint. First of all, they filmed in England. All the locations were actual locations. They were like in manners and on actual cliffsides I was like, This isn't a CGI cliffside. They went to Dover. Like I know these places that they're filming in. They showed the door of actual like Sherlock Holmes fame, which is 221 B. Baker Street. So they actually like went to these places, which gave it quite a bit of credit. If the like, even though the costumes were really bad, even though whatever accent they were trying to do, even though they're all British rep sounded like they were faking a British accent. Every one of them is what is happening, you need to calm yourselves. They have to pan carefully a lot of the time to not show modern London. And there are definitely times where they fail. And I'm like, Oh, hey, look. Like there's somebody walking by in the background great. time traveling. With a steak. Um, you know, the doctor who is to it actually gave it a lot of fun feeling. But it was really hard to look past past that bad bad Sherlock Holmes. And I did get a little frustrated because I'm a little bit of a dinosaur nerd. So the Sherlock Holmes and Watson stories that happened between 1881 and 1904. The first finding of a T Rex, T rex fossil wasn't until 1902. And they didn't even name it a T rex until 1905. After they would have stopped investigating. Well, so let me put it to you this way. So that dinosaur could have still been alive run around in this movie, because they hadn't found anything. You know what? I'm going to give that to you. Point. Point Kelly. can drop. That was that was my movie. I want to know, what was here again. This was 2010 2010. And now 11 years later, they're coming out with the sequel that everyone is clamoring for. Oh, it doesn't have a release date, sir. Oh, I'm not sure when it's coming out Sherlock Holmes versus Frankenstein. It just says announced I think I don't know if it was even filmed yet. Because I would watch the fuck out of Sherlock Holmes versus Frankie. That sounds that sounds pretty fun, especially if they get like a good Frankenstein. And if they film it in England again, I don't know what their connection was that they were able to go out there and just go ahead and film but it felt very you know how the old Doctor Who episodes It's we're just filmed on whatever sets they had leftover on the lots. That's what it felt like it felt like they were like, oh, Downton Abbey is like not filming this week. Let's just jump in there. Like Whoa, okay, I don't know why you're doing this. They're rolling big off the trans morphers money. Fair, right. Wow. Okay. Well, I went a little bit different with mine. In 1977 there's a little movie called Star Wars change the world. And in 1978 came what ukara Norma CG. Also known as message from space. Robot captive planet. 2 million light years away. Aim a desperate plea for help. message. One space. verge of extinction. The leader of the persecuted delusions sends his beautiful granddaughter who find the eight legendary brave adventurers all alone can stop the annihilation. You know, Emily's a human being from the planet Earth. Never before as the screen erupted with more spectacle more excitement. space, wire fantasies and reality is fantastic. International cast headed by Vic Morrow I buried my career and all that. They will one again don't sit again. chosen by the gods phantasmagoria of sights, sounds, Space Age technical achievements that must be saved we believe message Ah, so good. I'm already in the budget approximately five to $6 million, which made it the most expensive Japanese movie ever made at that time. Wow. could find no box office? No Rotten Tomatoes critics but the audience has it at 30% to them I say fuck you. You didn't get this movie and you don't deserve this. This movie was directed by Kenji fuku Saku who I spoke about his pandemic movie virus Day of Resurrection. Oh yeah. He also directed a little movie called Battle Royale that we are all fans and 66 other films. It was written by Kenji and chateauroux ishimori who is the creator of Caiman writer, the go Rangers which became the Power Rangers over here. And 227 other writing credits Jesus this guy's busy. Yeah, yeah. stars, Sonny Chiba Oh, really? Holy shit. 208 Japanese credits even showed up and Kill Bill and Tokyo Drift and he plays hands on arms, and he he now correct me if I'm wrong. He has he had plastic surgery. Right? So he has a really Americanized looking face? No. Okay. I'm thinking of a different actor. Philip casting off who is an American actor. He plays Aaron Soler. Not not Luke Skywalker. Okay, he played Frank Sinatra in the Sinatra miniseries back in the 90s 13 episodes of Oz and 89 other credits all television, wow Hiroyuki sanada plays Shiro, who is actually the Han Solo character. Oh, he has 112 credits he was in in you would know this guy. He's one of those guys that you just be like, Oh shit. Yeah, he was in the Wolverine. He was in Westworld. He was just recently Scorpion in the brand new Mortal Kombat movie. And he's the guy who hires everybody in high army of the dead. It's his safe that they're going to break into. Yeah, and then it also stars Peggy Lee Brennan as Mia. Not laya right. Seven TV credits including eight is enough and mash. Man this is that's some good cast. Yeah. This movie gets shit on a lot. But this is maybe my 10th time watching it. Wow, I love this movie. Wow. Much better than the what the famous Turkish Star Wars. Yeah, because let me get in. Okay, so the peaceful planet of G. Lucia has been recently conquered by the governess Empire, hereafter referred to as the Empire who have turned the planet into a military fortress. It's like a giant death planet saying, Okay. You know, a leader of the tribes of militia does a big huge I don't know what you would call it. It's it's a ritual type thing. And he sends out these eight space seeds into space and they are supposed to find eight heroes that will they will bring back and save their planet. And then after he's done that the solutions flee the planet in this fucking awesome, amazing space galleon. Oh, it looks like an old pirate ship. With some jets on the back. It's got huge sails, and it flies into space. I wonder if any photos of that who have and I will tell you where you probably start here. By the way, everybody this is on prime for a while. Go watch this. Oh shit. Meanwhile, we get to meet space Rough Riders, Shiro and Aaron, who are kind of hot rotted around space through an asteroid field. And there is this kind of a commercial space vessel that is it's almost like a space yacht, I guess you would call it. And this young, spoiled aristocrat Mayor sees them and she's super interested in what's going on there. Let's hang out with them. And the captain of the yacht is like we can't do that. That's ridiculous. Those guys. They, but they get caught in the the whole thing because their names again, Shiro and Aaron, they are suddenly chased by the Space Police. And now the yacht is kind of caught in this space race and everybody goes down into this planet where their their crash, they have a crash after flying through all these rocky canyons and tunnels and everything. It's pretty cool scene. It's very reminiscent of like The Empire Strikes Back scene, except two years earlier than that. Oh, yeah. Right. So the three ships all crash examining their spacecraft, the roughriders, find the seeds, find two of these seeds, and they wonder how they got there. We know that the seeds have been sent to find heroes and everything. But they found the seeds. Yeah. But that's kind of how that's kind of how it works. And it is that the seeds just show up and the people are. They don't realize that they're supposed to be doing this. I was like, are they stealing here? Oh, no, no, no. I am not going to try and describe the plot of this movie because it defies explanation. Probably a good choice. But what I love about it is it feels like someone saw Star Wars, came home and told the entire movie to their mom. And then she made a movie based on what? Yeah, so this guy who loves Star Wars. He explained to his mom how cool Han Solo and Luke Skywalker were. Yeah. And he really just loved him. And his mom made Shiro and Aaron, who are pretty much both Han Solo which means chewy, no chewy, just like he did explain that. Leah was a princess but was able to get down and dirty when it came down to it. So mom came up with Mia, who is not quite a princess but is quite annoying. So she's got that going for her. And she likes to grab a laser gun and blasts along with them all this stuff. Fantastic. Nice. He told her about this amazing Cantina scene, and mom came up with a very Earth looking tavern. Where Eero Aaron and Shiro worked as cooks and dishwashers. To make a living, they do. And at one point we are then told that they are from the planet Earth. And it's like, oh, well, where is this located? It's not a galaxy too far away. So, you know, she's doing all this stuff, but she got some stuff mixed up. So instead of Luke and Ben hiring Han to get them to the princess, she has the princess hiring Han and Luke to take it out into space, where they then encounter the wreckage of this amazing space galleon that we saw the beginning. Wow. You guys get to see this ship, and it's so cool looking. There's some annoying robot droids in it. However, comic relief, there is an old crone which there is an evil emperor who looks like a space Samurai which makes complete sense because Darth Vader's helmet was based on the samurai helmet. Oh, sure. There's tractor beams. There's a race from the evil base. There is a big laser sword duel on the base. And there is a final space fighter assault on the base, where they wind through all these trenches with all the other ships chasing them. And they managed to drop drop a missile down a reactor tunnel and explode the planet. That's just that's genius. That's that's the work of a solid imagination. I I love this movie so much. And I only discovered this about 10 years ago. I think that had I seen in 1978. I probably been like, What a shitty rip off. By the time I saw this. I was in love with Godzilla movies. And the effects are about the level of the old 60s and 70s Godzilla movies. But I love those kinds of effects. Those miniatures and everything done that way. Real explosions, no CGI in this at all. It it definitely needs a expanded universe with novels. Another eight movies and action figures. All of that stuff. Yeah. Yes. A little bit of trivia. This was Ebert's dog of the week for November 17 1978. Sure, shock you Whoa, first of all, like I didn't know that he did a dog of the week. He had another show. He didn't just have at the movies. He had another show. That was I think just in Chicago that he would do and though so he would review movies just by himself and then he would have his dog of the week. That is fucking rude. Right, dude, like it's hard to mate. He beat you dick. I hope you get cancer. Portions of this film or splice is gonna be cursed. He's gonna come in and cause some electrical shock to us. Perfect villain. Eric. Portions of this film were spliced into a the first laser disc based arcade game called astron. Belt Does that ring but does sound familiar. And that is where I saw a couple of the scenes from this movie because the space galleon takes off through this rocky trench. And I just remember thinking, Man, this video game is awesome. I had no idea that it was taking these bar scenes from Yeah. It features a cameo from crooner Chris Isaac. Oh, excuse me. I don't know. But he's briefly appearing as a card playing gambler. How old is he now? He's older than me. And that's pretty cool. wrong person. Am I just like I only ever think of him in his music video where he's black and white walking down the beach. So I can't imagine that he's ever aged beyond like 26 or one. My guess is he was 18 years old or something. I don't know why he was over in Japan. But and also take that with a grain of salt. I got that from Wikipedia. Sure. Ah, he might have written that. He was big in Japan. Let me just give you a couple of reviews of this film. Okay. From contemporary reviews. Janet Maslin of the New York Times described the film as so terrible, it has a certain comic integrity. That's a very fancy way to say so bad it's good. The review noted por special effects based on miniatures, and that the screenplay was pleasantly indecipherable and seems to pass through a food processor with a sense of humor. Now that's a good review. Yeah. Kevin Thomas wrote in the last Angeles Times, that the predominant The adult audience when he viewed the film, laughed it off the screen, and that small children will probably be entertained by it if they can figure out what's going on. They don't need to know. The Boston Globe a pined that the fallout from Star Wars space garbage continues to litter the motion picture screen. Whoa, the review found the special effects and plot to be poor and that the robots and villains were not as funny or interesting as our two D two or Darth Vader. Okay. Somebody had a fan favorite on the Washington Post referred to the cast as weirdly unappealing, and that the costumes makeup and decor are often dazzlingly grotesque and bewilderingly bewildering. We will delete. Variety gave the film a positive review, noting that the film borrows wholesale from Star Wars. Well, steady. If the Japanese have not come up with something original. They have brought forth an illegitimate baby that is so good that it will not shame its unacknowledged parents. The special effects are spectacular and the action is everything one could wish. Way to go variety. Wow. And then finally, from retrospective reviews online film database all movie gave the film three stars out of five described reviews as unfairly slagged as a cheap ripoff of Star Wars. And that the film makes up for shortcomings with a devil may care energy reminiscent of 40s era serials. The review recommended the film to non discerning genre fans, and children. Wow, I got to see you guys. I really really love this movie. It is silly. And it's wacky. And it's got a lot of the same problems that 70s era Godzilla has, which, you know, it had turned away from being any kind of serious by that time. And this movie doesn't touch on anything. I mean, you can look at Star Wars and see the political leanings of George Lucas all through that story. There doesn't seem to be anything like that in here, which is interesting, because he borrowed so much from Japanese films. And then this comes full circle and borrows from that film. So no, I really, really love it. I am pleased to hear it so readily available to Yeah, message from space on prime. Fantastic. Time spent you guys. Alright. Well, somebody has to pick. So I think it's absolutely. So I'm gonna go with something that I've been kind of trying to figure out. The best way to approach for a little while now. I love this concept of having something whispering in your ear. And it's either real or ghost or demon or something that other people can't see it. imaginary friend who knows what. So I'm gonna go with devil on your shoulder. I like this idea. It's good way of putting it. Right. Okay. Well, that's what we are doing next week then. 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