colossalbeastWAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST picks up a year after the first movie (THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN) ended — Joyce Manning (Sally Fraser), sister to the first film’s 70-foot-tall Colossal Man, Lt. Col. Glenn Manning (Glenn Langan), believes that her brother is still alive, despite his fall off of Boulder Dam at the denouement of the first movie. Her hope is based on reports out of Mexico about a “very big man” attacking truckers and other passersby in a remote part of the country. As it turns out, Manning (played here by Dean Parkin, since Langan turned down the request to star in a sequel) is alive and hiding somewhere in the mountains, bigger than ever and suffering from serious brain damage, with a hideously deformed face that is covered in scar tissue and missing an eye.

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monsterscoverEvery effort at communicating with the giant fails, and as things transpire, he breaks out of the place where he is being held and goes on a rampage through Griffith Park in Los Angeles. Thrill as a bus load of high school kids hangs in the balance over Griffith Observatory as helicopters circle and the Army surrounds the crazed giant. It is up to Joyce to save these kids, the City of Los Angeles and her doomed brother in the final battle of THE WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST !!!!!

 

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Tagline:  The Towering Terror from Hell!!

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Swamp Thing released July 30, 1982

 
Swamp Thing (1982)

Swamp Thing (1982)

Swamp Thing is a fictional character, a plant elemental in the DC Comics Universe. He first appeared in House of Secrets #92 (July 1971), and was created by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson. The character is a humanoid mass of vegetable matter who fights to protect his swamp home, the environment in general, and humanity from various supernatural or terrorist threats.

The character found perhaps his greatest popularity during the 1980s and early ’90s. Outside of an extensive comic book history, the Swamp Thing property has inspired two theatrical films, a live-action television series, and a 5-part animated series among other media.

Adrienne Barbeau & Dick Durock (Swamp Thing)

Adrienne Barbeau & Dick Durock (Swamp Thing)

 

swamp-thingSwamp Thing’s expansion into media outside of comic books began with his first eponymous film in 1982. Directed by Wes Craven, it starred actor/stuntman Dick Durock as the title character. A sequel, The Return of Swamp Thing, was produced in 1989. This was much lower in budget and met with significantly less success than its predecessor.

The aforementioned film series rejected the popular Alan Moore revision of Swamp Thing’s origin and portrayed Swamp Thing with his original origin as a man turned into a plant-like entity. They also heavily featured Anton Arcane, who now became the man responsible for causing Alec Holland’s transformation into Swamp Thing.

adrienne_barbeau_The documentary feature film The Mindscape of Alan Moore contains a psychedelic animation piece based on the “Love and Death” issue of Swamp Thing.

The 1982 film starred Louis Jordan, Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Wise, and Dick Durock (as Swamp Thing).  Directed by Wes Craven

Tagline:  Science transformed him into a monster. Love changed him even more!

Plot: After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster.

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  Wren Boney … assistant makeup artist
  Ken Horn … special makeup effects artist: Charleston
  Tonga Knight … makeup artist
  Tony Marrero … hair stylist
  Esther Mercado … special makeup effects artist: Charleston
  David B. Miller … special makeup effects artist
  William Munns … special makeup effects designer
  Deborah Shankle … special makeup effects artist: Charleston
Special Effects Department
  Art Brewer … special effects
  Geoffrey Rayle … special effects assistant (uncredited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Birthday to Arnold!! July 30

Its the Governator’s (Arnold Schwarzeneggar) B-day today!  Born July 30, 1947.

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Terminator (1984)

Schwarzenegger is an Austrian American bodybuilder, actor, businessman, and politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of the state of California.

ArnoldSchwarzenegger began weight-training at fifteen. He was awarded the title of Mr. Universe at age 22 and went on to win the Mr. Olympia contest a total of seven times. Schwarzenegger has remained a prominent face in the bodybuilding sport long after his retirement, and has written several books and numerous articles on the sport.

Schwarzenegger gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film icon, noted for his lead role in such films as Conan the Barbarian and The Terminator. He was nicknamed the “Austrian Oak” and the “Styrian Oak” in his bodybuilding days, “Arnold Strong” and “Arnie” during his acting career, and more recently the “Governator” (a portmanteau of Governor and the Terminator, one of his film roles).

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Conan the Barbarian (1982)

Schwarzenegger’s breakthrough film was the sword-and-sorcery epic Conan the Barbarian in 1982, which was a box-office hit.  This was followed by a sequel, Conan the Destroyer in 1984, although its box-office performance was disappointing.  In 1983, Schwarzenegger starred in the promotional video “Carnival in Rio”.

In 1984, he made the first of three appearances as the titular character and what some would say was the signature role in his acting career in director James Cameron’s science-fiction thriller film The Terminator.  Following The Terminator, Schwarzenegger made Red Sonja in 1985, which “sank without a trace.”

During the 1980s, audiences had a large appetite for action films, with both Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone becoming international stars. Schwarzenegger’s roles reflected his droll, often self-deprecating sense of humor (including sometimes famously bad puns), separating his roles from more serious action hero fare. His alternative-universe comedy/thriller Last Action Hero featured a poster of the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day which, in the fictional alternate universe, had Sylvester Stallone as its star.

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Predator (1987)

Following his arrival as a Hollywood superstar, he made a number of successful films: Commando (1985), Raw Deal (1986), The Running Man (1987), and Red Heat (1988). In Predator (1987), another successful film, Schwarzenegger led a cast which included future Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura (Ventura also appeared in The Running Man and Batman & Robin with Schwarzenegger) and future Kentucky Gubernatorial candidate Sonny Landham.

Twins (1988), a comedy with Danny DeVito, was a change of pace, and also proved successful. Total Recall (1990) netted Schwarzenegger $10 million and 15% of the gross, and was a widely praised, science-fiction script directed by Paul Verhoeven, based on the Philip K. Dick short story, “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale”. Kindergarten Cop (1990) reunited him with director Ivan Reitman, who directed him in Twins.

Schwarzenegger had a brief foray into directing, first with a 1990 episode of the TV series Tales from the Crypt, entitled “The Switch,” and then with the 1992 telemovie Christmas in Connecticut. He has not directed since.

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

Schwarzenegger’s commercial high-water mark was his return as the title character in 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which was the highest-grossing film of 1991. In 1993, the National Association of Theatre Owners named him the “International Star of the Decade.”  His next film project, the 1993 self-aware action comedy spoof Last Action Hero was released opposite Jurassic Park, with the box office suffering accordingly. His next film, the action comedy True Lies (1994) was a highly popular send-up of spy films, and saw Schwarzenegger, reunited with The Terminator director James Cameron, appearing opposite Jamie Lee Curtis.

Shortly thereafter came the comedy Junior (1994), the last of his three collaborations with Ivan Reitman and again co-starring Danny DeVito. This film brought Schwarzenegger his second Golden Globe nomination, this time for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy. It was followed by the action thriller Eraser (1996) and the comic book-based Batman & Robin (1997), where he played the villain Mr. Freeze. This was his final film before taking time to recuperate from a back injury. Following the critical failure of Batman & Robin, Schwarzenegger’s film career and box office prominence went into decline.

Several film projects were announced with Schwarzenegger attached to star, including the remake of Planet of the Apes, a new film version of I Am Legend, and a World War II film scripted by Quentin Tarantino that would have seen Schwarzenegger play an Austrian for the third time (after Junior and Kindergarten Cop).

Total Recall (1987)

Total Recall (1990)

Instead, he returned after a hiatus with the supernatural thriller End of Days (1999), later followed by the action films The 6th Day (2000) and Collateral Damage (2002) all of which failed to do well at the box office. In 2003, he made his third appearance as the title character in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, which went on to earn over $150 million domestically.

In tribute to Schwarzenegger in 2002, Forum Stadtpark, a local cultural association, proposed plans to build a 25-meter (82-foot) tall Terminator statue in a park in central Graz. Schwarzenegger reportedly said he was flattered, but thought the money would be better spent on social projects and the Special Olympics.

 

His latest film appearances included a 3-second cameo appearance in The Rundown (AKA, Welcome to the Jungle) with The Rock, and the 2004 remake of Around the World in 80 Days, where he appeared onscreen with action star Jackie Chan for the first time.

Schwarzenegger voiced Baron von Steuben in Episode 24 (“Valley Forge”) of Liberty’s Kids. In 2005 he appeared as himself in the film The Kid & I.

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Happy Birthday! David Warner July 29

Actor David Warner

Actor David Warner

Warner was born July 29, 1941 in Manchester England.  In 1963, he made his film debut in Tom Jones, and in 1965 starred as Henry VI in the BBC television version of the RSC’s The Wars of the Roses cycle of Shakespeare’s history plays. Another early television role came when he starred alongside Bob Dylan in the 1963 play The Madhouse on Castle Street. A major step in his career was the leading role in Morgan: A Suitable Case For Treatment (1966) opposite Vanessa Redgrave, which established his reputation for playing slightly off-the-wall characters. He also appeared as Konstantin Treplev in Sidney Lumet’s 1968 adaptation of Anton Chekov’s The Sea Gull and starred alongside Jason Robards and Stella Stevens as Reverend Joshua Duncan Sloane in Sam Peckinpah’s The Ballad of Cable Hogue, perhaps one of Warner’s (and Peckinpah’s) least known or appreciated films.

The Omen (1976)

The Omen (1976)

In horror movies he appeared in one of the stories of From Beyond the Grave, opposite Gregory Peck in The Omen (1976) as the ill-fated photojournalist Keith Jennings, and the 1979 thriller Nightwing. He also starred in cult classic Waxwork (1988), and featured alongside a young Viggo Mortensen in 1990 film Tripwire.

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Evil Genius in Time Bandits (1981)

Since then, he has often played villains, in films such as The Thirty-Nine Steps (1978), Time After Time (1979), Time Bandits (1981), Tron (1982), and television series such as Batman: The Animated Series playing Ra’s al Ghul, the anti-mutant scientist Herbert Landon in Spider-Man: The Animated Series, as well as rogue agent Alpha in the animated Men in Black series and the Archmage in Disney’s Gargoyles and finally The Lobe in Freakazoid.

Time After Time with Malcolm McDowell

Time After Time with Malcolm McDowell

He was also cast against type as Henry Niles in Straw Dogs (1971) and as Bob Cratchit in the 1984 telefilm of A Christmas Carol. In addition, he played German SS General Reinhard Heydrich both in the movie Hitler’s SS: Portrait in Evil, and the television mini-series Holocaust.

with Gregory Peck in the Omen (1976)

with Gregory Peck in the Omen (1976)

In 1981, Warner received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special for Masada.

He has appeared in movies such as Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Avatar, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991), Titanic (the third time he has appeared in a film about RMS Titanic), Scream 2, and more recently in independent television’s adaptation of the Hornblower series (which starred Ioan Gruffudd, Warner’s co-star on Titanic). He appeared in three episodes of the second series of Twin Peaks (1991). He also continues to play classical roles.

startrekIn “Chain of Command”, a 6th-season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, he was a Cardassian interrogator. He based his portrayal on the evil “re-educator” from 1984. His less-spectacular roles included a double-role in the campy low-budget fantasy Quest of the Delta Knights (1993) which was eventually spoofed on Mystery Science Theater 3000. He also played Admiral Tolwyn in the movie version of Wing Commander.

On the “nice guy” side, he played the charismatic Aldous Gajic in Grail, a first-season episode of Babylon 5 and Chancellor Gorkon in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

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Senator Sandar in Planet of the Apes (2001)

He also portrayed the sympathetic character of Capt. Kiesel in Sam Peckinpah’s Cross of Iron. In an episode of Lois & Clark he played Superman’s deceased Kryptonian father Jor-El, who appeared to his son through holographic recordings. He has also played ambiguous “nice guys” like vampire bat exterminator Philip Payne in 1979’s Nightwing; and Dr. Richard Madden in 1994’s Necronomicon: Book of the Dead, who had to kill to sustain his life, but was a generally nice person. He was the supporting role in Seven Servants by Daryush Shokof where he was to assist his long time best friend “Archie” in peaceful death with “unity” of man-kind in vision as he bodily “connected” to Archie played by the legendary Anthony Quinn in 1996.

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Tron

He also appeared as mad scientist Dr. Alfred Necessiter in the film The Man with Two Brains in 1983 alongside Steve Martin and Kathleen Turner. — source Wikipedia

Trivia:

Has vertigo. Was doubled in Time Bandits (1981) in the scene where the Evil Genius walks up the steps after caging the bandits, because he could not handle the drop below him.

Has been in 3 movies about the Titanic: S.O.S. Titanic (1979) (TV); Time Bandits (1981) and Titanic (1997).

Has played at least three different species in the Star Trek universe: a human in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989); a Klingon in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) and a Cardassian in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” (1987).

Is one of only 32 actors or actresses to have starred in both the original Star Trek (up to and including Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)) and then in one of the spin offs.

Played an ape in Planet of the Apes (2001), a character obsessed with gorillas in Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment (1966) and did a gorilla impression in The Man with Two Brains (1983).

Has appeared in three different films involving time travel: Time After Time (1979); Time Bandits (1981) and Planet of the Apes (2001).

In Time After Time (1979), he played John Leslie Stevenson (Jack the Ripper). In “The Outer Limits” (1995) episode “Ripper”, he played Inspector Langford who was investigating Dr. Jack York (Cary Elwes) who was suspected of being Jack the Ripper.

Chosen by Tony Richardson for his role in Tom Jones (1963) after the director enjoyed his performance in the play “Afore the night” (1962)

Although he played Reinhard Heydrich, one of the key architects of the Holocaust, in both “Holocaust” (1978) and Hitler’s S.S.: Portrait in Evil (1985) (TV), he is Jewish in real life.

By appearing in Batman: The Animated Series (“Batman” (1992)), he became the first actor to play the villain Ra’s-Al-Ghul. To date, he has been succeeded only by Ken Watanabe and Liam Neeson.

He has two roles in common with both David Collings and Richard E. Grant. All three have played Bob Cratchit – Warner in A Christmas Carol (1984) (TV), Collings in Scrooge (1970) and Grant in A Christmas Carol (1999) (TV) – and the Doctor from “Doctor Who” (1963) – Warner in the Big Finish audio dramas “Sympathy for the Devil” and “Masters of War”, Collings in the Big Finish audio drama “Full Fathom Five” and Grant in Comic Relief: Doctor Who – The Curse of Fatal Death (1999) (TV) and “Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka” (2003).

Celebrate the horror classic that stars Vincent Price as an obsessed scientist who discovers where fear grows in the human body and how to destroy it.    Also Starring: Judith Evelyn and Darryl Hickman 
Director: William Castle

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The Tingler (1959)

The Tingler (1959)

The financial success of House on Haunted Hill was reason enough for Columbia to produce The Tingler. Vincent Price was on board again, this time with Darryl Hickman playing his assistant and newcomer Pamela Lincoln playing his sister-in-law. Patricia Cutts played Price’s beautiful but unfaithful wife, Isabel.

Director William Castle was never one to miss an opportunity for publicity. He convinced Pamela Lincoln’s real life fiancé Darryl Hickman to join the cast as her fiancé in the film. At first Darryl declined but finally agreed after William Castle convinced him it would help Pamela’s career. According to Darryl, William Castle did such a good job of convincing him it would help Pamela that he did the part for no salary. Darryl Hickman who was 1.78 m (5’10”) was required to wear lifts in his shoes for the scenes with 193 cm (6’4″) Vincent Price to offset the disparity of their heights.

William Castle and Vincent Price

William Castle and Vincent Price

Judith Evelyn was hired at the request of Vincent Price who previously worked with her on Broadway. She also received attention in another prominent “non speaking role” as the suicidal “Miss Lonelyhearts” in Hitchcock’s Rear Window (1954). Dal McKennon, who played the projectionist (uncredited in the film) had a successful career as the voice of many screen and TV characters including “Buzz Buzzard” in the Woody Woodpecker cartoons and “Gumby” in the TV clay animation series. Jack Dusick, makeup artist for The Tingler was the father of singer/actress Michelle Lee.

The Tingler was Vincent Price’s second and last outing with William Castle and the fifth performance that would ultimately brand him as “The Master of Menace”.

The-Tingler

Film Prologue:

Much in the manner of Universal’s groundbreaking Frankenstein (1931), William Castle opened the film with an on screen warning to the audience:

“I am William Castle, the director of the motion picture you are about to see. I feel obligated to warn you that some of the sensations— some of the physical reactions which the actors on the screen will feel— will also be experienced, for the first time in motion picture history, by certain members of this audience. I say ‘certain members’ because some people are more sensitive to these mysterious electronic impulses than others. These unfortunate, sensitive people will at times feel a strange, tingling sensation; other people will feel it less strongly. But don’t be alarmed— you can protect yourself. At any time you are conscious of a tingling sensation, you may obtain immediate relief by screaming. Don’t be embarrassed about opening your mouth and letting rip with all you’ve got, because the person in the seat right next to you will probably be screaming too. And remember— a scream at the right time may save your life.”

—William Castle, opening scene

Gimmicks:

tingler percepto adWilliam Castle became famous for his movie gimmicks, and The Tingler featured one of his best, “Percepto!”. Previously he had offered a $1,000 life insurance policy against “Death by Fright” for Macabre (1958) and sent a skeleton moving above the audiences’ heads in the auditorium in House on Haunted Hill (1959).

Percepto: “Scream for your lives!”

For “Percepto!” William Castle attached electrical “buzzers” to the underside of several seats in the auditorium. The buzzers were small surplus vibrators left over from World War II. They had been installed inside the wings of air craft and when activated would vibrate to help de-ice the wings by shaking and cracking the ice. The cost of this equipment added $250,000 to the film’s budget. It was predominantly used in the larger theaters.

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During the climax of the film, the tingler escaped into a movie theater. On screen the projected film appeared to break as the silhouette of the tingler moved across the projection beam. The film went black, all lights in the auditorium were turned off and Vincent Price’s voice warned the audience “The Tingler is loose in THIS theater! Scream! Scream for your lives!” This cued the theatre projectionist to activate the buzzers and give several audience members an unexpected jolt.tingler-audience

An alternate warning was recorded for Drive-in Theatres, this warning advised the audience the tingler was loose in the drive-in. Vincent Price’s voice was not used for the Drive-in version.

William Castle’s autobiography Step Right Up!: I’m Gonna Scare the Pants off America, erroneously stated that “Percepto!” actually delivered electric shocks to the theater seats.

Two Joe Dante films contain scenes which reference the Percepto gimmick: “Gremlins 2: The New Batch” (1990) and “Matinee” (1993).

The Bloody Bathtub Scene:

1959_tinglerperceptoAlthough The Tingler was filmed in black and white, a single b&w/color sequence was spliced into each print of the film. It showed a sink (in black and white) with bright red “blood” flowing from the taps and a black and white Judith Evelyn watching a bloody red hand rising from a bathtub filled with bright red “blood”. Castle used color film to film the effect. The scene was accomplished by painting the set white, black, and gray and applying gray makeup to the actress to simulate monochrome.

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Tingler on DVD Special features: scream for your life featurette subtitles: english spanish portugese chinese korean thai talent files theatrical trailers and more.

 

 

 

 

 

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Just for FUN!  Get the Tingler Head Massager! (not part of the film)

Just for FUN! Get the Tingler Head Massager! (not part of the film)

The Cyclops released July 28, 1957

A test pilot is missing and a search party is sent out in the jungles of Mexico; however, while searching they uncover a monster in the jungle who became this way due to a dose of radioactivity.

Starring: James Craig, Gloria Talbott, Lon Chaney Jr., Tom Drake, and Duncan ‘Dean’ Parkin as The Cyclops (Bruce Barton)

Tagline: SEE ONE-EYED CYCLOPS — BEASTS HUGE AS DINOSAURS — PYTHONS 75 FT. LONG

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Makeup Artist Jack H. Young & the Cyclops

 

 
Make Up Department
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  Jack H. Young … special makeup
 
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Vocal Special Effects by: Paul Frees who was a well known voice artist from the 1940’s-80’s.  You’d recognize his voice from the following films & TV shows:
The War of the Worlds – Second Radio Reporter/Opening Announcer (1953)
The Shaggy Dog – Narrator/J.W. Galvin, Psychiatrist (1959)
The Manchurian Candidate – Narrator (1962)
The Incredible Mr. Limpet – Crusty (voice) (1964)
The Abominable Dr. Phibes – Singer of ‘The Darktown Strutters’ Ball’ (voice) (1971)
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (TV movie) – Burgermeister (1970)
Knight Rider (TV series) – K.A.R.R. (1984)
Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan

Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan

A passing boat bound for new york pulls jason along for the ride. Look out new york here comes hell in a hockey mask.

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Tagline: I LOVE NY [heart symbol in the shape of a bloodied ice hockey mask denotes love]

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  Susan Boyd … key hair stylist
  Jamie Brown … special makeup effects
  Laurie Finstad … makeup artist
  Bill Terezakis … special makeup effects artist
  Francesca von Zimmermann … assistant makeup artist
  Francesca von Zimmermann … special makeup effects artist

Special Effects Department
  Martin Becker … mechanical effects
  Barbara Anne Bock … special effects assistant
  Scott Coulter … special effects makeup
  Jim Gill … special effects coordinator
  Bettie Kauffman … special effects coordinator
  James Goff Martin … special effects assistant director
  Gary Paller … special effects coordinator
  Maureen Grundle Preddy … special effects costumes
  Brenton Spencer … special effects photography

Visual Effects Department
  Jim Danforth … optical effects
  Michael F. Hoover … miniature artist
  Shelly Morrow … animation camera
  Shelly Morrow … opticals

Friday the 13th Part 8

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DVD Features:
* Commentary: – Killer Commentary by writer/director Rob Hedden and actors Jensen Daggett and Kane Hodder
* New York Has A New Problem – The Making of Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
* Gag Reel
* Slashed Scenes

Mighty Joe Young 1949

Mighty Joe Young 1949

A slick nightclub owner (King Kong veteran Robert Armstrong) discovers the giant ape frolicking in Africa as the beloved pet of a young girl (Terry Moore). He brings both to Hollywood as a floor-show sensation, until some no-goods ply Joe with booze and the blitzed behemoth goes bonkers. Highlights such as Armstrong’s henchmen trying to lasso Joe cowpoke style, Joe playing tug-of-war with musclemen and plenty of Joe-to-the-rescue action make Mighty Joe Young mighty fine entertainment.

 

 

Tagline: Merian Cooper’s amazing adventure in the unusual!

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Ray Harryhausen with Joe

Ray Harryhausen with Joe

joe youngWillis O’Brien, who created the animation for King Kong, was the supervisor of special effects on this film, although by some accounts the majority of the animation was performed by Ray Harryhausen. The models (constructed by Kong’s builder Marcel Delgado) and animation are more sophisticated than Kong’s, containing more subtle gestures and even some comedic elements, such as one chase scene where Joe is riding in the back of a speeding truck and he spits at his pursuers. Despite this increased technical sophistication, this film, like Kong, features some serious scale issues, with Joe noticeably changing size between many shots. (The title character is not supposed to be as large as Kong – perhaps 10-12 feet tall.) Harryhausen has attributed these lapses to producer Cooper, who insisted Joe appear larger in some scenes for dramatic effect.

The film has become a minor classic, and has an affectionate following. Special effects artists consider it highly influential, with the elaborate orphanage rescue sequence lauded as one of the great stop-motion sequences in film history. — source Wikipedia

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DVD Features:
Audio Commentary:Commentary by Ray Harryhausen, Terry Moore and Ken Ralston
Featurette:A Conversation with Ray Harryhausen and the Chiodo Brothers; Ray Harryhausen and Mighty Joe Young
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The Amityville Horror (1979)

The Amityville Horror (1979)

Tagline: For God’s Sake Get Out!!

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There’s no place like home…for bloodcurdling horror! James Brolin Margot Kidder and Academy Award® winner Rod Steiger fall prey to the powers of darkness in this spine-tingling tale of a house possessed by unspeakable evil. One of the most talked-about haunted-house stories of all time The Amityville Horror will hit you where you live. For George and Kathy Lutz the colonial home on the river’s edge seemed ideal: quaint spacious and amazingly affordable. Of course six brutal murders had taken place there just a year before but houses don’t have memories…or do they? Soon the Lutz dream house becomes a hellish nightmare as walls begin to drip blood and satanic forces threaten to destroy them. Now the Lutzes must try to escape or forfeit their livesand their souls!

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James Brolin & Margot Kidder

The film was nominated for  a “Best Horror Film” SATURN Award and three other  award nominations in 1980: 

Lalo Schifrin was nominated for the Oscar and Golden Globe for “Best Motion Picture Score”

Margot Kidder was nominated for SATURN Award for “Best Actress”

Make Up Department
  Stephen Abrums … makeup artist
  Christine Lee … hair stylist

Special Effects Department
  Delwyn Rheaume … special effects

Visual Effects Department
  Allen Blaisdell … visual effects
  William Cruse … visual effects

 
 

 

Rod Steiger

Rod Steiger

 

 

 

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Amityville Horror (1979) Blue Ray DVD

Amityville Horror (1979) Blue Ray DVD

Al Adamson was a Director, Producer, Actor born July 25th 1929Al Adamson
Mr. Adamson passed away August 2nd 1995

He is best known for directing Dracula vs. Frankenstein, Satan’s Sadists and Creatures of the Prehistoric Planet

List of credits includes:

Carnival Magic – Director  

Hospital of Terror – Director, Writer    Blood of Dracula's Castle

Death Dimension – Director   

Cinderella 2000 – Director, Producer   

Black Samurai – Director   

Black Heat – Director, Producer   

The Jet Set – Director  Creatures of the Prehistoric Planet

Jessi’s Girls – Director, Producer 

The Naughty Stewardesses – Director  

Girls for Rent – Director   

Mean Mother – Director (as Albert Victor)    

Dynamite Brothers – Director    Dracula vs. Frankenstein

Lash of Lust – Director (as George Sheaffer)     

B J Hammer – Producer    

Questions – Producer   

Angels’ Wild Women – Director, Writer (as Denver Dixon Jr.)  

Blood of Ghastly Horror – Director, Producer, Writer  Satans Sadists

The Undying Brain – Director, Producer   

Dracula vs. Frankenstein – Director, Producer    

Five Bloody Graves – Director, Producer    

Creatures of the Prehistoric Planet – Director, Producer    

Hell’s Bloody Devils – Director, Producer 

Shock Treatment – Director   Goremaster Makeup Effects Manual

Satan’s Sadists – Director, Producer    

Blood of Dracula’s Castle – Director, Producer    

The Female Bunch – Director    

Echo of Terror – Director, Producer  

Half Way to Hell – Director, Producer, Writer

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