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quantumofire


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Posted Mon Sep 21st, 2009 8:55pm Post subject: So bad - it's beyond redemption

I recently got a DVD of Ed Wood (a great film) but to my horror I realized that I had a copy of one of the films that featured in the story - The Bride of the Monster. I'd bought years back in a pound shop and features two films as well - the original Corman: Little Shop of Horrors, and The Bat starring Vincent Price. Both passable entertainment.

But The Bride of the Monster is truly ghastly...67 minutes of some of worst acting and truly dire dialogue, along with the worst killer octopus of all time...even Bela Lugosi couldn't redeem it...turgid.

I've got about 6 of these triple bill DVDs and believe me...but enough...got any suggestions for films I should avoid like a dose of crabs?

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Breaking contradictions in his mind was, to him, like walking through a winter forest snapping twigs underfoot.

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tito


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Posted Mon Sep 21st, 2009 10:04pm Post subject: So bad - it's beyond redemption

Is this featured anywhere on Youtube? I must look it up. Thanks for the tip.


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tito


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Posted Mon Sep 21st, 2009 10:08pm Post subject: So bad - it's beyond redemption

I do hope this be it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cE1fzfOogo

A classic if ever I saw one.


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quantumofire


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Posted Tue Sep 22nd, 2009 9:03am Post subject: So bad - it's beyond redemption

Yes, spot on. But believe me that is the most entertaining bit. 67 minutes in what seems an eternity.

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tito


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Posted Tue Sep 22nd, 2009 10:22am Post subject: So bad - it's beyond redemption

I don't know how old you are, difficult to tell beneath the fur, but in the early 80's the BBC did a late night series of the worst films ever made.

It was the funniest thing they ever showed and included a screening of 'The wild women of wonga'.

I'll see if they have a clip of this celluloid disaster on YouTube.


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tito


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Posted Tue Sep 22nd, 2009 10:26am Post subject: So bad - it's beyond redemption

Found a clip. Slightly long at over 8 minutes but worth sticking with as garbage like this doesn't come long often enough.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rci3SGp5KRI


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tito


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Posted Tue Sep 22nd, 2009 10:50am Post subject: So bad - it's beyond redemption

How could I have got the title wrong? It's the 'Wild women of Wongo' and not wonga.

A classic like this deserves better. (Smacks self on wrist)


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quantumofire


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Posted Tue Sep 22nd, 2009 1:21pm Post subject: So bad - it's beyond redemption

I remember Wongo well, those wigs sure had life of their own.
I've fast framed through one of my 3 film DVDs presented with the words:
3 classic horrors of the Silver Screen Vol. 7
Beginning with...Roger Corman's Attack of the Giant Leeches, which I found less barmy then I hoped for and is a poor second to some of the old Dr Who's...

I re-watched The Web Planet recently - Bill Hartnell fluffing his lines, Martin Jarvis dressed as a giant bee flying through the air on wires, and giant ants running into the scenery. The climax puts most of today's CGI to shame.
A genuine masterpiece.

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tito


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Posted Tue Sep 22nd, 2009 2:20pm Post subject: So bad - it's beyond redemption

It's just marvelous isn't it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FZKiPQT7HQ


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quantumofire


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Posted Tue Sep 22nd, 2009 4:24pm Post subject: So bad - it's beyond redemption

One of favorites.

I've been scanning through my copy of Dr Who - The Sixties and noted that it's viewing figures were around 12 million at the time(1965).
Eat your heart out X factor.

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tito


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Posted Tue Sep 22nd, 2009 4:44pm Post subject: So bad - it's beyond redemption

Yes. But the X factor just isn't as good is it?


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quantumofire


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Posted Tue Sep 22nd, 2009 5:22pm Post subject: So bad - it's beyond redemption

I'm very tempted to get out my copy of The Krotons and give it a good look over...robots will never be so advanced again - eat your heart out terminator salvation.

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tito


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Posted Tue Sep 22nd, 2009 7:40pm Post subject: So bad - it's beyond redemption

What are Krotons? Dr Who again?


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quantumofire


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Posted Tue Sep 22nd, 2009 8:11pm Post subject: So bad - it's beyond redemption

Sorry, I'm afraid so..a passage from Dr Who The Sixties should suffice:

The last minute nature of The Krotons was perhaps apparent at times from the transmitted episodes, particularly where the Krotons themselves were concerned. Their limitations were certainly recognised by the production team, as Terrance Dicks recalls: '...The director, David Maloney, had to do some camera rewrites when it became obvious that they could do little more than stand still and loom menacingly. So where the script might have read "Kroton moves forward and fires gun", David amended it to read, "Kroton stands still and fires gun".'

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tito


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Posted Tue Sep 22nd, 2009 8:30pm Post subject: So bad - it's beyond redemption

Just youtubed it. Patrick troughton is the first doctor I remember.

Although, sadly, I had no memory of this classic storyline.

In the one I saw a Kroton hose comes through a wall and the Dr immediately throws himself on the floor and writhes round underneath it.

Which when I read it back sounds.......................


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