Robby

Posted in Collectibles, Sci-Fi with tags on April 28, 2015 by monsterminions

Robby

Alien

Posted in Collectibles with tags on April 27, 2015 by monsterminions

I’ve been playing around with this 1970’s Russian Industar-69 lens on a digital camera. Nice vintage look.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Maria

Posted in Collectibles with tags on April 22, 2015 by monsterminions

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

RIP Doug Buffone

Posted in RIP with tags on April 21, 2015 by monsterminions

Man, it’s going to be rough not hearing Doug on the 760 post-game show. RIP, you were one of a kind.

 

BOO HISS SNARL

Posted in Sci-Fi with tags on April 16, 2015 by monsterminions

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Invisible Man Appears, 1949

Posted in Kaiju, Scarce Films, Sci-Fi with tags on April 12, 2015 by monsterminions

Jap Invisible Man_1949 BLACK CROPI scored a copy of this film on a Japanese | Pioneer laserdisc found at the Cinema Wasteland convention, near Cleveland, Ohio. I had never heard of the film, but I was aware of the sequel The Invisible Man vs. The Human Fly, 1957 (Tômei ningen to hae otoko), through the B-Movie podcast. Except for the lost films Wasei Kingu Kongu (1933) (which may have never existed) and King Kong Appears in Edo (1938), Daiei Studio’s Invisible Man Appears (Tômei ningen arawaru) (1949) is probably the earliest Japanese science fiction film ever made.  It’s well made too, with special effects supervised by Eiji Tsuburaya.

The film is a very loose adaptation of H.G. Wells classic novel (1897), but adds a bit of intrigue with a jewelry heist and shadowy figures, and scientific mumbo jumbo.  I noticed that some of the score appears to have been heisted from Max Steiner’s King Kong (1933).

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The story of Invisible Man Appears more closely resembles Universal’s The Invisible Man’s Revenge (1944), with crime elements and diamond theft.  The main character looks more akin to Jon Hall’s villain (image below) than Claude Raines in the original classic.

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The laserdisc print is fairly faded, grainy and weathered. No restoration or sub-titles here!  Invisible Man Appears is a minor gem and worth seeking out.  They don’t make ’em like they used to.

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The Invisible Man Appears_1949 LD Back

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The Invisible Man Appears LD Sleeve Art

BLACKSUN POST ON JAPANESE INVISIBLE MAN

HUMAN FLY ON YOUTUBE

RIP James Best

Posted in RIP with tags on April 7, 2015 by monsterminions

He fought giant killer shrews with the best of ’em!

  

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