Squeeze into your patent leather jumpsuit, because Planet of the Vampires is the Greatest Movie EVER!
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featuring Jeremy of Destroy All Podcasts DX.
Review in a Nutshell: A pulpy science fiction / horror film made on no budget whatsoever, Planet of the Vampires nevertheless succeeds because of Mario Bava’s invasive cinematography, the weird aesthetics, and the clever twist. The film conveys a strong sense of tension throughout.
Just a follow up to my question about whether the movie would be blue ray worthy, I had just finished watching Jaws. Even though 95% the movie is one of the most gorgeous films that I have seen on bluray, once they get to the ocean scenes there are a few scenes with up close shoots of the shark where you can see even more clearly now that it’s rubber. I know that the lighting effects would benefit the way they do one the HD discs for say Flash Gordon or From Beyond but wonder how the rest of it would fair
Funny that you mentioned the X-Men costumes. The movies say they got their idea from Grant Morrison’s modernization of the X-Men franchise, New X-Men. It just makes so much sense because Grant Morrison was a massive weirdo from Scotland who probably had easy access to these movies and who knows what else.
Also, thanks for the podcast, guys. I definitely need to track this one down.
My comment about the costumes and collars was that the collars don’t work well visually with the rest of the costume. The rest of the costume I like.
ghostofside3: The first X-Men movie came out before Grant Morrison’s New X-Men and in the original pitch for his and Frank Quitely’s take on the X-Men (including in the nice hardcovers) he specifically said he wanted to make the comics look like the film because of crossover appeal.