Monday, January 31, 2011

She Shoulda Wouda........

This poor lass, turned to that weed with it's roots in hell!
I will be posting three versions of this film's posters in the days to come.

Political Satire way ahead of it's time

My favorite of the Marx Brothers films. From the great Hail, Hail Fredonia opening to the Mirror scene and the Wacky War scenes. This 1933 Window card shows the Boys in almost Demonic Glee! Bizarre and very stylish for 1933. Here restored and presented for you.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Satan's Satellites with Mr. Spock?

Here is the fun one sheet to the feature version of the Serial ZOMBIES OF THE STRATOSPHERE (1952). And yes, that one "Zombie" you see (that looks oddly familiar) is indeed Leonard Nimoy, in a very early film role.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Any "Guilty Parents" out there?

The synopsis for this little gem says: A young girl is being tried for murder. Her defense attorney attempts to show how her descent into a life of crime, prostitution and degradation was caused by her puritanical, religious fanatic mother. Sounds like a re-make is in order!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Another Vampire

Here is the 6 sheet to a pretty good little film that featured the pretty gorgeous Fay Wray. I have posted the 1 sheet as well some time ago. I only wish someone would find a pristine version of the film to release un-cut some day.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Before Doc Oc, there was Doc Cyclops!

Here is the answer to that Trivia Question you might hear. "What Is considered the first Science Fiction film released in Technicolor?". Amazing effects that still hold up today, a terrific performance by Albert Dekker and the cute as heck Janice Logan. And the story is not bad either.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Hot Toddy

I have come to a stronger appreciation of actress and comedian, Thelma Todd. Besides her obvious beauty, her comic timing is a joy to behold. Thanks to TCM, I have seen her in numerous roles that here to fore were unavailable for screening. When you see the name Thelma Todd in the film credits, you know you will be in for a great viewing time. Here is a lobby card to one of her many films.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hunting Fay Wray

The Most Dangerous Game (1932) is an interesting little film. A Wacky Bug Game Hunter (Leslie Banks), wants to keep his Island well stocked with Human Prey. It of course helps that he has created an artificial reef that easily maroons ships off his shore. Luck would have Robert (King Kong) Armstrong, Fay (King Kong) Wray and Joel McCrea arrive on the Island and become the hunted. Here is the restored Lobby Card to this great film which includes many of the same sets used to great advantage from King Kong.

Monday, January 17, 2011


Released in 1950, this is the feature version of Flash Gordon's Trip To Mars (1938). Very popular, these films made practically no sense thanks to sloppy editing. My highest recommendation to watch the three Buster Crabbe serials however.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Monster Lovers Dream Movie

To be a 12 year old in 1969. I opened the newspaper and saw an ad for a film that was showing at the local Del Mar Drive In. (The Drive In is now apartments and Restaurants.) My heart raced when I saw the latest Godzilla movie not only had the Big G, but all of the Toho Cannon of Monsters! D.A.M was another in a long line of American International dubbed releases to hit town. You had not only superb dubbing, but could hear Barney Millers own Hal Linden is the voice of the film's hero! Un-fortunately, the original American International dub is NOT on dvd. That version is highly sought after by Godzilla fans. Here is the restored half sheet. Notice that there doesn't seem to be a representative illustration of Godzilla anywhere on the poster!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Love those Pre-code Films!

Here is a window card to this very entertaining pre-code Sexcapade. Loretta Young was a babe.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

My Review of Cyclops (DVD, Remastered)

Originally submitted at WB Shop

Lovely Susan Winter organizes an expedition deep into the wilds of Mexico. She hopes to find her aviator fiancé, lost after his plane crashed. Instead she and her three male companions find behemoth bugs, giant battling lizards, mountains practically glowing with uranium, and a 25-foot-tall human b...

Classic from the Sci Fi 50s

By Film Fan Guy from San Diego Ca. on 1/2/2011


5out of 5

Pros: Original Idea

Describe Yourself: Movie Buff

Growing up as a kid in the late 60s, Seeing this film today is like visiting with old friends. Lon Chaney (Best known as the Wolfman) chews up the scenery as an annoying character out for himself in his quest for Uranium. Famed voice expert, Paul Frees provides several different voices both human and for several creatures including the creepy growls of our main titled character. Good special effects for it's time and for modern times as well. A lot of fun crammed into 66 min. The transfer is near flawless and has great theatrical contrast. Recommended.