Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla: Coconut Transceivers and Anguirus Shade

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The Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrill theme refuses to die, unlike King Ghidorah in Destroy All Monsters, a 1968 monster-bash that was originally intended to be the final entry in the Godzilla film franchise. CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the film, in which I find the pacing of the film a tad overwhelming and Mom proves herself to be a secret Anguirus-hater.

More Fun Than a Tank Full of Electric Eels. Maybe.

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Lay off the anti-aircraft artillery, because Repticilus is (probably not) The Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the lobby card or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring M.O.M., the Mistress of Malapropisms.

Review in a Nutshell: A Danish / American co-production sponsored in part by American International Pictures, Reptilicus is one part giant monster movie, one part travelogue, and one part puzzling artifact of the mysteries of international productions. Apparently, in the Danish version of the film, there is at least one more musical number, and also the titular monster can fly.

FINAL THOUGHT:

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This is an actual screen capture that from Reptilicus, highlighting the movie’s “spectacular” special effects.

‘Rhamphorhynchus’ Is Hard to Pronounce

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Strap on your scuba gear, because Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring M.O.M., the Mistress of Malapropisms.

Review in a Nutshell: A groovy, boozy Seventies movie with a fashionably hard-boiled geologist protagonist and a pair of completely inert giant “dinosaurs”, Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds was allegedly the most expensive science fiction film yet produced by Toei Studios when it premiered in 1977. It’s a baffling little creature feature with lots of symbolic camera-work and questionable wardrobe choices.

FINAL THOUGHT:

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“Now, pretend like it’s killing you!”

Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla: Every Rose Has Its Thorn

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Like an atomic dinosaur slumbering in a volcano, the Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla theme was not dead, but merely resting. Join Mike Dent, Tony Wendel, and myself as we shake off the dust of ages to talk about perhaps the strangest, most surreal entry in the Heisei series, Godzilla vs. Biollante. CLICK HERE or on the image above to download our review of the film, which now features 20% more Space Godzilla and Shinji Higuchi gossip by volume.

Cavemen with Laser Rifles, Pew Pew.

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Hold on to your fur boots and your flint ax-heads, because Yor: The Hunter from the Future is undeniably The Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Katherin the Great.

Review in a Nutshell: A zany mash-up of post-apocalyptic and prehistoric films, Yor: The Hunter from the Future is buoyed up by the charming performance of Reb Brown as a futuristic caveman with perfect hair and a winning smile. Also included are lethal robots, savage tribes, and giant rubber dinosaurs.

FINAL THOUGHT:

The infamous hang-gliding scene.

Dinosaur Disco Fever

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Fry up some chicken, because Carnosaur is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the DVD cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Katherin the Great.

Review in a Nutshell: Carnosaur is a gruesome, low-budget, Roger Corman-produced Jurassic Park knock-off. Katherin does not appreciate its many rich, deep layers of nuance and social commentary.

Stomp Romp / Zilla Thrilla: “That’s a lot of fish.”

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Our slow-burning Godzilla theme continues with an exploration of everyone’s least favorite American G-film, Roland Emmerich’s 1998 “classic”, Godzilla. CLICK HERE or on the banner above to listen to Sean and I discuss our first tastes of colossal cinematic disappointment, everything this film does wrong, and a few things that it does right.

ERRATA: Some corrections are in order. Parthenogenesis is a type of asexual reproduction, and some lizard species do in fact engage in it. Also, the 1994 American Godzilla script by Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio actually predates the publication of the Shusuke Kaneko Heisei-era Gamera trilogy, which began in 1995, so to claim the former was ripping off the latter was inaccurate.

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