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Old 03-16-2009, 08:00 PM
 
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The Giant Green vs the Brown Gargantua.


YouTube - WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS - 1966 - TRAILER
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:12 PM
 
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... Modern times, I had rented the 2005 remake of War of the Worlds and was unable to finish watching it...
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Speaking of War of the Worlds when i think back to the 1953 version i always liked the Earth vs Martian battle scene where all hell breaks loose...
That '53 version is amazing and I enjoyed it with my cousins back then. I just put the 2005 version at the top of my queue and will watch it again, this time all the way through


YouTube - War of the Worlds (2005) Fight scene on the hill - It's still the US Army 50 years later
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Them!
Attack of the 50-Foot Woman
Prophecy
Destroy All Monsters
Horror at Party Beach
Rodan

There was one Japanese monster movie I saw when I was a kid on the late, late show -- don't know the name of it, but some scientists discovered the intact leg of some ancient creature frozen in the tundra. They dig it up and store it in a walk-in freezer, only for some dolt of a night watchman to leave the door unlatched. The creature leg defrosts and regenerates, and proceeds to wreak havoc on unsuspecting townspeople. It was quite silly. But entertaining.
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:10 AM
 
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There was one Japanese monster movie I saw when I was a kid on the late, late show -- don't know the name of it, but some scientists discovered the intact leg of some ancient creature frozen in the tundra. They dig it up and store it in a walk-in freezer, only for some dolt of a night watchman to leave the door unlatched. The creature leg defrosts and regenerates, and proceeds to wreak havoc on unsuspecting townspeople. It was quite silly. But entertaining.
Isn't that Reptilicus?
I saw it as a kid, too. I agree about the silly-but-entertaining.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:12 AM
 
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Was Gamera the sort of turtle creature? He would spin around?

I liked Mothra.
Remember the little fairy princess girls who called Mothra?

I loved the wacky dubbed English, too. "Hurray! Victory is ours!"
I always got a kick out of those 2 tiny girls singing to Mothra .

Gamera's toughest opponent ever i was Gaos as he was one tough ''bad monster'' that shot a laser out of his mouth. His monster voice also sounded cool .

Dailymotion - Gamera vs. Gaos Trailer
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:15 AM
 
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Isn't that Reptilicus?
I saw it as a kid, too. I agree about the silly-but-entertaining.
Sounds like it, but I could have sworn it was a Japanese movie. But then again, I saw so many of those when I was a kid that I probably have mixed them all up ... Thanks!
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:58 AM
 
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Tarantula
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:42 AM
 
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I grew up in the 50's-60's and was blessed to have parents and aunts and uncles take their kids, all cousins, to the movies for a triple feature on Saturdays while they did other things. We got to watch all those great sf and fantasy movies. Horror movies would come later at the drive-ins. We enjoyed all those cheesy, badly dubbed Japanese monster movies where Tokyo was always destroyed (and always the TV tower and a commuter train). Nice rich colors and cool monsters.

There were great US science fiction films that I remember. One was where astronauts had traveled to a strange planet and encountered a wall or mirrored barrier and one of them threw something and smashed a hole in it revealing a land on the other side. Don't remember any more. But we saw it at the Allen Theater in Takoma Park MD which has been gone for almost 50 years.

But the ones that really made an impression on me were Ray Harryhausen's Jason and the Argonauts and The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad. Don't know why but they stick with me, and were favorites of friends during the 70's.

Ray Harryhausen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Ray Harryhausen Collection: DVD Talk Review of the Blu-ray


YouTube - Ray Harryhausen Creature List This is a wonderful fan tribute

Modern times... I had rented the 2005 remake of War of the Worlds and was unable to finish watching it. It just got too frightening and disturbing. I have not had this reaction to any film since I was unable to watch a scene in 1980's Hell Raiser (but still let it play, listening to horrible screams) and kept watching after the scene was over. The ferry boat scene is particularly scary. I should rent this again and watch it through.


YouTube - War Of The Worlds Full Trailer

War of the Worlds (2005)

Great Post, YES I remember Jason and Jack the Giant Killer with Kerwin Matthews (my first crush). He was also in Sinbad.The Cyclops, army of skeletons and assorted beasts were amazing for that day. He (Harryhausen)had a movie in the 80's, Clash of the Titons with Harry Hamlin and, of all people, Laurence Olivier.Medusa was terrifying !

I was also unable to watch Hellraiser. Just too ugly. Watching was an endurence for me so turned it off.
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:36 PM
 
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Speaking of War of the Worlds when i think back to the 1953 version i always liked the Earth vs Martian battle scene where all hell breaks loose in the Youtube clip 5:30 mark (Turn my speakers loud during the battle scene ) as the special effects of the martians firing away were pretty good for that time era.


YouTube - War of the Worlds (1953) Pt 4 of 9
Hey I am weird too -- check this out:


SciFlicks.com ---> The War of the Worlds - The Sounds


I put all these sound effects on my iPod!
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:42 PM
 
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Hey I am weird too -- check this out:


SciFlicks.com ---> The War of the Worlds - The Sounds


I put all these sound effects on my iPod!
LOL, that was cool Lakewooder and i liked the last one where the uncle (preacher) gets zapped and the captain yells fire and all hell breaks lose as it reminds me of what an massive WW2 battle scene would have sounded like.

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