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Old 01-10-2017, 06:27 AM
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ONE MILLION YEARS BC (1966). Loved dinosaurs when I was little (think every child goes through that) and certainly enjoyed this when in Third grade. Was drawn into the prehistoric world and thought the dinos were beyond awesome. Sadly, as it was a school night, had to go to bed after the Allosauraus episode.
Of course, got it later on VHS and then DVD-still find it enjoyable and find Harryhausen's work exceptional, but not the same impact as when younger. It's wonderful to have the films we love at such close proximity, but there was something so exciting about perusing the TV Guide, waiting to see it and not sure when You would see it again. ***
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Old 01-10-2017, 02:50 PM
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ONE MILLION YEARS BC (1966). Loved dinosaurs when I was little (think every child goes through that) and certainly enjoyed this when in Third grade. Was drawn into the prehistoric world and thought the dinos were beyond awesome. Sadly, as it was a school night, had to go to bed after the Allosauraus episode.
Of course, got it later on VHS and then DVD-still find it enjoyable and find Harryhausen's work exceptional, but not the same impact as when younger. It's wonderful to have the films we love at such close proximity, but there was something so exciting about perusing the TV Guide, waiting to see it and not sure when You would see it again. ***
Me too. When the Sunday newspaper came, I grabbed the TV guide and looked up all the Horror films that were on that week. You'd never know what you were going to get. Sometimes you'd get something both very rare, and well renowned.

The stop animation dinos in ONE MILLION YEARS BC are the show for sure. The real iguana was horrid.
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Old 01-17-2017, 06:13 AM
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Me too. When the Sunday newspaper came, I grabbed the TV guide and looked up all the Horror films that were on that week. You'd never know what you were going to get. Sometimes you'd get something both very rare, and well renowned.

The stop animation dinos in ONE MILLION YEARS BC are the show for sure. The real iguana was horrid.
I made sure the TV guide was the first thing I grabbed, also. A usual Saturday when I was 9-10 (San Francisco area) would be up at 8 or so, watch cartoons for a few hours, go play, watch SCIENCE FICTION THEATER at 2:30 (usually awful), play when that was over, watch TV wrestling from 5 to 6, have dinner and play a little more, SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE at 7:30, take a shower, and at 9:30 watch CREATURE FEATURE with Bob Wilkins hosting and , if there was a decent one playing and/or I had the energy would check out THE GOOD OLD SCARY MOVIE around 1 AM..not a bad way to spend the day.

JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (1963). Very enjoyable film with Harryhausen at his peak (Those skeletons!). Story and cast are stellar as well...only complaint I have is how quickly it wraps up. Would have liked a sequel a few years later showing all of Jason's adventures on the way home with the golden fleece. *****
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Old 01-19-2017, 05:26 PM
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Yes, JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (1963) is a ton of fun. The skeletons scene is really amazing. Harry had such a touch with that.
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Old 01-20-2017, 06:20 AM
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INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956). One of the best from the 50's...still compelling and still scary too. Really good cast with Kevin McCarthy (He was great when we met him at MONSTER BASH in 2007..wickedly funny) and the beautiful Dana Wynter shining in their scenes togeather. *****
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:08 AM
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EYES WITHOUT A FACE (1959). While the music score is a little too jaunty, find this one of the best. Truly creepy with a couple of scenes that must have really packed a punch back when (Still effective today). Make sure it's the French language with sub-titles. ****1/2
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I watched the original Psycho (1960) last night on TCM. Always a classic!
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Old 03-24-2017, 04:56 AM
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THE GREEN SLIME (1968). Ridiculous fun about a group of monsters aboard a space ship whose two commanders are trying to undermine each other to snuggle with Luciana Palluzzi (THUNDERBALL). Pretty bad, to be honest, but watch and You can see that ALIEN and the awful ARMAGEDDON took a LOT from this. **1/2
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Old 03-24-2017, 02:20 PM
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The Gorgon (1964) - Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Need I say more?
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Old 03-28-2017, 06:33 AM
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The Gorgon (1964) - Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Need I say more?
Indeed not...LOVE Peter Cushing in just about anything.

CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1957). While I love them, a lot of the Hammers, like the Universals, have not aged well...lot of my enjoyment these days is nostalgia factor when most of then scared me to death when I saw them as a young FD! COF has aged rather well and still moves with panache, and as always, "Props" Cushing is first rate. Kudos also to Christopher who does a very good job as the monster as a very small child who doesn't realize his own strength...along with both Hazel Court AND Valerie Gaunt. ****
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