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Re: Lupita Tovar, 106, Spanish Dracula (reply)
Allen Champion wrote:The ONLY good thing in the otherwise laughingly ridiculous Spanish DRACULA. OOO-LA-LA and RIP.Hardly the ONLY good thing.The cinematography...staging...the performance of renfield...all were superior to the rather...
Final Farewells

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11/15/16 1:33 PM
Re: Doc Savage (1975) coming to Blu-ray from Warner Archive (reply)
I saw Doc Savage on a double feature with THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT at the drive in. Doc Savage is not very good...but I still find great enjoyment in it, and that double feature was just brilliant to my 13-year-old eyes. Ther Land that...
Classic Horror on DVD, Blu-Ray and Streaming

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10/19/16 10:39 PM
Re: SHIN GODZILLA (reply)
well...it was DIFFERENT. A few great fx moments punctuated by a lot of satire on bureaucracy...a lot of post Fukushima imagery....and a great deal of boredom .
Current Films

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10/12/16 1:55 AM
Re: Bill Warren, 73 (reply)
KEEP WATCHING THE SKIES was my First Mcfarland book. Now...all these years later, it is still one of my favorites, and the final word on the era. RIP
Final Farewells

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10/09/16 4:15 AM
The so called "cybot" Godzilla (reply)
The so called "cybot" Godzilla was very mismatched to the suit and very stiff for the most part. The animatronics were vastly improved in the 89-95 films...and impossible to tell the difference between the suit and the animatronic...
Japanese Giants

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09/12/16 11:41 PM
Re: THE QUIET MAN - Yet Another Blu-ray from Olive (?!) (reply)
I picked up the masters of cinema one and on my 60 inch tv, it is notably better looking than the olive transfer.
Classic Horror on DVD, Blu-Ray and Streaming

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08/21/16 4:18 PM
Re: Writing a paper on the skyscrapers in GODZILLA (1954) and GODZILLA: FINAL WARS (2004) and why they look so fake -- any books or papers you can recommend? (reply)
Met him once at a convention. He was arguing with a group of people about godzilla films, and telling them their taste was bad and new fans were destroying godzilla fandom and films.  After listening and trying to get in a word...
Japanese Giants

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08/07/16 6:56 PM
Re: GODZILLA RESURGENCE OPENS AT NO. 1 -- IN JAPAN (reply)
Well zootopia is actually a better film than the 2014 Godzilla...ūüėĀ I would would be interested inn the total ticket sales. i doubt it will do better than the Total tickets sold of the most successful of the modern Japanese Godzilla...
Japanese Giants

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08/04/16 10:23 PM
Re: Writing a paper on the skyscrapers in GODZILLA (1954) and GODZILLA: FINAL WARS (2004) and why they look so fake -- any books or papers you can recommend? (reply)
Godziwolf wrote:Ghost of Hamlet wrote:It's in the title, more or less. I'm trying to understand the kaiju convention of phony looking cityscapes and discern what significance it might have.  I see there is a lot of literature out there,...
Japanese Giants

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08/02/16 1:29 AM
Re: GODZILLA RESURGENCE: High-Res Photos from Toho (reply)
Oh my.....no.....just.......no
Japanese Giants

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07/30/16 4:08 PM
Re: Writing a paper on the skyscrapers in GODZILLA (1954) and GODZILLA: FINAL WARS (2004) and why they look so fake -- any books or papers you can recommend? (reply)
TOHO composite blue screen shots improved in the mid 60s , when Tsuburays had TOHO purchase a then state of the art oxberry optical printer. But even then the results could be quite hit or miss. They really finally caught up around the...
Japanese Giants

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07/16/16 4:50 PM
Re: Writing a paper on the skyscrapers in GODZILLA (1954) and GODZILLA: FINAL WARS (2004) and why they look so fake -- any books or papers you can recommend? (reply)
Rick wrote:Personally, I generally thought the buildings and cityscapes were fairly good. Fake, obviously, but done with some care and style (usually). It was always the tanks and trucks that bugged me, looking as if they'd just been...
Japanese Giants

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07/11/16 12:14 AM
Re: Writing a paper on the skyscrapers in GODZILLA (1954) and GODZILLA: FINAL WARS (2004) and why they look so fake -- any books or papers you can recommend? (reply)
We could of course also point out the logistics. The budget of the 2014 film is more than EVERY Godzilla film from 1984 thru 2004. The average time to build all the miniatures for A Heisei series Godzilla film (1984-1995)  was 1 1/2...
Japanese Giants

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07/10/16 10:57 PM
Re: Writing a paper on the skyscrapers in GODZILLA (1954) and GODZILLA: FINAL WARS (2004) and why they look so fake -- any books or papers you can recommend? (reply)
What makes you think "realism" is the goal? Look at the history of Japanese art. Is Kabuki or Noh theater realistic by western standards? Look at Asian paintings through history. Are they realistic  in a western sense, like something in...
Japanese Giants

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07/10/16 5:27 PM
Re: Best Audio Commentaries / Worst Audio Commentaries (reply)
Gojira wrote:August Ragone's commentaries were rather speak, but maybe I am a tad prjudiced against him from his agressive manner on forums. Love his book though.his commentaries were pretty awful....often long burst of actors...
Classic Horror on DVD, Blu-Ray and Streaming

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06/04/16 6:17 PM
Re: Ray Harryhausen: Master of the Majicks is Back! (reply)
I bought the original issue of these books. I have pre ordered 2 of the updated. Simply put, these are stunning and my admiration and appreciation for the work that went into these is simply beyond words. These are astounding, and worth...
Horror Film Books and Magazines

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04/28/16 12:14 AM
Re: GODZILLA RESURGENCE (SHIN GOJIRA) (reply)
Saturday8pm wrote:The fanboys at Toho Kingdom and The iMDb are fit to be tied 'cuz this "Zilla" isn't what they expected. Most surprising is the number of them that actually prefer the new American version!They're almost telling anyone...
Coming Soon

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04/18/16 12:30 PM
Re: GODZILLA RESURGENCE (SHIN GOJIRA) (reply)
Thanks so much! Love that kit and still have mine
Coming Soon

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04/18/16 3:02 AM
Re: GODZILLA RESURGENCE (SHIN GOJIRA) (reply)
delgadosaur wrote:I have to be honest, the latest american godzilla looked more convincing and realistic, given the circumstances. This might be it for the whole 'man in suit' effect.So....An American film...with a 170 million dollar...
Coming Soon

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04/18/16 12:32 AM