Archive for September, 2011

MONSTERS Go Naked!

MONSTERS Go Naked!

Look at the difference between these photos – obviously the one that’s been “shopped” is more exciting cause otherwise you got a guy standing there in a stupid suit. Like the picture of MR. HAMBURGER from NASAL CREATURES FROM TRENTON All that picture needs is some smoke and glitz. Damn. In this case the guy […]


THAT WAS HARRY POTTER

THAT WAS HARRY POTTER

GOJIRA

GOJIRA

That’s the real name of Godzilla and if you’ve only ever seen the American version with Raymond Burr clumsily added to make the film palatable to western eyes — well it’s a bit like seeing Hamlet performed on a subway – you miss the whole point. It’s quite a spectacular film with moral choices. I […]


FILM The Archeology

FILM The Archeology

This is a film can. You don’t see them around much anymore. What fascinates me is its provenance – Laboratoires Cinematographique was one of the major French film laboratories located just outside of Paris. Opened in 1908 the first films by the Eclair company, the third major French studio after Gaumont and Pathe, were shot […]


GODZILLA vs GHIDRA

GODZILLA vs GHIDRA

You think this movie’s as good as this image? Probably not. Movies exist in time, not space – you have to sit through one. It’s the difference between Tolstoy and a STOP sign. One unfolds (magnificently) the other is an image designed to communicate instantly. Now I could spend, maybe not hours, but a long […]


KING OF THE ROCKETMEN or something

KING OF THE ROCKETMEN or something

Simplicity of design and chic. Now why does this guy seem so yesterday, which he is, than say the X MEN of today? Because of computers, CGI,etc, easy. Simply put the effects today are “more realistic!” Really – you really believe what your seeing or are you just impressed by the action == wow! Cool! […]


I ALWAYS WANTED TO MAKE THESE MOVIES

I ALWAYS WANTED TO MAKE THESE MOVIES

RETURN OF THE APEMAN – Why would he come back? Where did he go in the first place? We know that Lugosi was by this stage in his career accepting any parts just to feed his drug habit. Lugosi played the Dr. then you had John Carradine and George Zucco as the Ape man. Apparently […]