Monster of the Day #977 Updated on August 25, 2014 By Ken Begg 21 Comments This Week: Writing Checks Your Movie Can’t Cash. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1571 (May 26, 2017) Monster of the Day #1570 (May 25, 2017) Monster of the Day #1569 (May 24, 2017) Monster of the Day #1568 (May 23, 2017) Monster of the Day #1567 (May 22, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net bgbear_rnh It was a difficult choice shoot and use this scene, or leave out one of Dirch Passer’s comic relief scenes. What would Sid Pink do? GalaxyJane Off topic, but I am getting a weird “Account Suspended” message whenever I try to access the B-Masters Cabal site. Anyone else having trouble? Ericb I get the same. Also, I think you used this as a MotD before. Eric Hinkle Truly, the lot of a director is never an easy one. Such a difficult decision! Ken_Begg The poster or the actual Reptilicus? Because the idea is poster monsters that promise waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much. Ken_Begg Yes, we’re having issues, Will is looking into it. How major it is, I haven’t heard yet. bgbear_rnh Not only the monster but, that bridge. 5 Towers! and it expands a bay that looks bigger than the whole country of Denmark. Gamera977 So I’m guessing the Danes don’t have a super long version of the Golden Gate bridge? ;) Gamera977 A*P*E should have swapped places with Reptilicus since he’s somewhat more likely to find a blonde in Denmark than South Korea. On the other hand on his way to the Pacific Reptilicus might have bumped into Manda and got a butt wompin’. Cullen Waters God, is that Reptilicus glorious. bgbear_rnh IIRC there is a really long bridge linking Denmark and Sweden but, it was not around in the 1960s. Maybe Reptilicus takes place in THE FUTURE! Flangepart Yeah, and judging from the ( I guess) 10.000 ton freighter in the right claw, he is indeed gonna make the one on screen look like an earthworm with delusions of adaquacy. bgbear_rnh poor movie Reptilicus wished he had an arm like that :( Rock Baker I keep forgetting the guy’s name, but he was a master of movie poster art. Just look at the use of color! Flangepart REYNOLD BROWN! A master of the art form. Rock Baker YES! You’d really think I’d have better recall of Brown’s name, given he was one of the first major influences on me, artistically speaking! Eric Hinkle Or we learn that one of those monsters is female, and then the next movie is all about Manda and Reptilicus’ scaly lovespawn devouring all of Asia. The Rev. Thanks to the Internet, I was able to find the removed “flying” scenes from this movie. “Reptilicus flying” should do ya. If you watch them and don’t burst into laughter (especially at the one with Reptilicus knocking out a power line), you’re no friend of mine. I understand why they took them out (and if you think about how bad the puppetry they left in was, that should horrify you), but being who I am, they’re now my favorite part of the movie. The poster, though, is fantastic. Ken_Begg The American producers took them out because they were too silly, but actually inserted the shot of the ‘farmer’ being ‘eaten.’ Which is quite possibly the worst special effect I’ve ever seen. zombiewhacker “Quite possibly the worst special effect I’ve ever seen.” Brrrr!!! The very thought gives me the chilly-willies, considering the hundreds of bad movies Ken has digested over the decades. The Rev. That is an excellent point. Christ, how’d I forget that? The flying scenes look like Jurassic Park in comparison. I got this back in early high school, and that scene…first I rewound it because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing, and then I kept rewinding it, laughing harder each time. Definitely an early moment in my development as a lover of bad films. If you haven’t seen that moment, you really should. It is truly astounding, and unique. In fact, I may have to agree with Ken; I’m not coming up with anything worse at the moment.