Monster of the Day #1095

Watch out for this guy when he gets steamed.

  • Flangepart

    Telegarns have secrets? Who knew?

  • Now there’s a man who’s got the blues in the worst way.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    That looks like Badly-PhotoShopped Man!

  • Ericb

    Can blue men sing the whites?

  • Ericb

    Max Headroom 1.0

  • Eric Hinkle

    I’m guessing this isn’t The Human Vapor — The Telegian? Or am I wrong?

    And really, why doesn’t Toho or somebody release some of these films on DVD either dubbed or subbed into English? The only Toho stuff that ever gets a release is either Godzilla or Kurosawa. If only Kurosawa had directed Godzilla movies, they could have trimmed the list of releases even further.

  • Ericb

    and that would have been an awesome Godzilla movie

  • bgbear_rnh

    Godzilla Rashomon told from the differing point of view of several humans and kaiju involved in the story.

  • Rock Baker

    This one is THE HUMAN VAPOR, note the hand to chest move that always precedes a “vaporizing” for lack of a better word. Both films are pretty nifty.

    THE SECRET OF THE TELEGIAN was dubbed straight through, so a US release of that one would be fairly simple if Toho would sign off on it. THE HUMAN VAPOR is a little more problematic, and would require someone unearth the Brenco print. The film was shuffled around and re-edited for US release, so it’s a film that would benefit from one of those DVDs that contain both US and Japanese versions for comparison.

    Although cropped, the old VHS release is quite dandy, and has become a bit of a collector’s item. Great movie, though.

  • zombiewhacker

    I’m pretty sure the original Human Vapor plays on TCM from time to time.

  • zombiewhacker

    EDIT: Unless I’m thinking of the H Man. One or the other. But TCM has been surprisingly accommodating toward bizarre Japanese sci-fi fare from yesteryear. What was the name of the that crazy one where an airliner crash-lands and the surviving passengers are brain-sucked one by one by an alien-possessed terrorist?

  • I think it’s Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell

  • Rock Baker

    Cullen is right, that’s BODYSNATCHER FROM HELL. I caught that one on TCM long ago, but it was a subtitled print, rather than the dubbed version (they similarly burned me when they aired THE X FROM OUTER SPACE).

    If they are showing THE HUMAN VAPOR (although THE H MAN sounds more likely, as it was once in the Turner library), would they even do the service of showing the Brenco version?

  • Rock Baker

    What I find weird is that it’s always listed as GOKE, considering that name is not shown in the title plate, posters, or ads from Pacemaker. I’m also reasonably sure the Japanese title was something different. Possibly it was on the International print, but I’m not sure who would even’ve seen that version.

  • The Rev.

    I’m very certain that TCM has shown The H-Man before. I also caught Bodysnatcher From Hell there. (Man, that was a great flick.) If they ever showed The Human Vapor I either missed it completely (very unlikely) or it was after we dumped cable. I need to see that and The Telegian sometime.

  • Rock Baker

    I need to get a DVD burner. I have a nice copy of TELEGIAN, as well as the Dracula movies.

  • zombiewhacker

    TCM lists the Brenco version of The Human Vapor on their online database, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s been shown on TCM. However, for what it’s worth, I’m positive I did see The Human Vapor play on local TV stations when I was a kid.

  • Rock Baker

    I’m pretty sure the BODYSNATCHER FROM HELL print they aired was listed as the Pacemaker release. I tuned in to tape it, and got burned when it was instead the Japanese print with subtitles. I didn’t really trust the station after that. They did the same with THE X FROM OUTER SPACE, and that was the last straw.

  • zombiewhacker

    I wouldn’t blame the station for the website’s screw-up, though. The site itself is a hit-and-miss affair, sometimes providing info for one film while providing DVD links to another movie with the same title.