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Master of penny-pinching…

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Well! We can hardly have a low-budget Roundtable without a visit from Uncle Roger, so I have transferred over two reviews: Monster From The Ocean Floor ($12,000 – $18,000, depending on who you ask), and The Beast With A Million Eyes ($23,000).

 

 

 

 

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Meanwhile, I have also transferred a handful of silent films:
A Trip To The Moon (1902)
Frankenstein (1910)
She (1911)
Conquest Of The Pole (1912)
Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (1912)
Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (1913)

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Et al. has been updated—again mostly midday and midnight movies, but I also continue my quest to catch up with the year 2007:
– recommended from this batch: Pink Strings And Sealing Wax (1945), The Overlanders (1946)
– anti-recommended from this batch: Premonition (2007)

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And finally, our very own The Rev has contributed a book review, taking a look at Les Simon’s rampaging-giant-lizard novel, Gila!

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<Kent Brockman> “That oughta hold the little SOBs!” </Kent Brockman>

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Substantially science

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Recently, I’ve been concentrating on rolling my Science In The Reel World section over to the blog:

The Silver Cord (1933)
His Brother’s Wife (1936)
The Story Of Louis Pasteur (1936)
Green Light (1937)
Yellow Jack (1938)
Dr Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet (1940)
Dive Bomber (1941)
Kid Glove Killer (1942)
Powder Town (1942)
Without Love (1945)
Dishonored Lady (1947)
Mystery Street (1950)
No Highway In The Sky (1951)
The Dam Busters (1954)
A New Leaf (1971)

 

In addition, the Roundtable prompted me to roll over Halloween and Halloween II, as well as Orca.

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Feeling a bit disastrous

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It’s mostly disaster movies this time around, folks, where pilot in meltdown + gun-toting idiot + food poisoning = FUN!FUN!!FUN!!!

We also have a Lost Civilisation, and a Turkish film that will make your head spin. Oh, and the world ends. Again.

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Deluge (1933)
The Phantom Empire (1935) (Part 1)
The Phantom Empire (1935) (Part 2)

The High And The Mighty (1954)
Julie (1956)
Zero Hour! (1957)

Terror In The Sky (1971)
Seytan (1974)

 

 

 

 

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Mutations, monstrosities, and death!

Ah, good times!

Mostly mad science this update, folks, with some aliens, a giant killer snake, and a little gaslighting thrown in for good measure…

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Doctor X (1932)

The Devil Bat (1940)

Devil Bat’s Daughter (1946)

The Creeper (1948)

Contamination (1980) (NB: NSFW)

Zombi Holocaust (1980) (NB: really NSFW)

Anaconda (1997)

 

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Association of ideas

Well…I was hoping to have some Resurrected Reviews to post about by now, but Real Life is being…uncooperative…so in the interests of getting something done, I have continued to transfer existing reviews over to the blog.

Of course, the choice of what to move is almost paralysing, so I have fallen back on a system of word association, as is probably evident from the latest selections.

At the very least, I will get a couple of reviews moved over each week, hopefully more; when I have a reasonable crop, I will pop in here and give you all an update.

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Most recently I have transferred and tweaked:

The Haunting (1999)
King Of The Zombies (1941)
Captive Wild Woman (1943)
Revenge Of The Zombies (1943)
Murders In The Zoo (1933)
Night Of The Bloody Apes (1972)  
(NB: NSFW)
Hell Of The Living Dead (1980) (NB: NSFW)

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Enjoy!

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…and last and least…

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Is there anything more annoying than being quite sure you own a film, then finding out at the critical moment that you don’t?

Mind you, it speaks volumes that this was the one I didn’t buy…

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THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (2005)

 

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And with that done, I think I’ll go and have a quiet psychotic break…

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Ibid.

Guess how I spent Valentine’s Day?

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The Amityville Curse (1990)
Amityville 1992: It’s About Time (1992)
Amityville: A New Generation (1993)
Amityville Dollhouse (1996)

 

 

(By the way, no-one should feel obliged to actually read these. In fact, I would strongly recommend against it!)

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Further to that point…

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I have transferred and tweaked:

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Hydeing in plain sight

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Un examen ressuscité:

LE TESTAMENT DU DOCTEUR CORDELIER (1959)

While the Parisian suburbs are being terrorised by a maniac inflicting random attacks upon the vulnerable, the solicitor M. Joly learns a terrible secret about his lifelong friend, the respected and highly ethical psychiatrist, Dr Cordelier…

Jean Renoir’s 1959 made-for-television adaptation of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde manages to seem revisionist via the simple expedient of going back to the book, with the actor and mime artist Jean-Louis Barrault having a field day in his dual roles.

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Return of Return Of The Vampire

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Another resurrected review (and again about a resurrection…hmm…)

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RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (1944)

In which a Romanian vampire in London is accidentally brought back to life during the Blitz, and initiates a campaign of revenge against the people who staked him in the first place.

Along the way he shows an astonishing disregard for the usual weapons against vampirism – mostly – and learns a valuable lesson about not hurting a werewolf’s feelings.

 

(So now you guys know what I was working on in December, before it all went ‘orribly wrong. And I can get back to working on what I thought I would be starting the year with.

Not that I’m altogether sorry for an excuse to put that off a bit…)

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