Monster of the Day #1171 Updated on June 22, 2015 By Ken Begg 28 Comments Man, F/X have come a long way since the first Jurassic Park. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1568 (May 23, 2017) Monster of the Day #1567 (May 22, 2017) Monster of the Day #1566 (May 19, 2017) Monster of the Day #1565 (May 18, 2017) Monster of the Day #1563 (May 16, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Flangepart KING DINOSAUR! One of my earliest MST3Ks, and now I must ask…where is louie the Lemur? Gamera977 Nuke the sucka and make the planet safe!!! Cullen Waters This is the first Jurassic Park? an, I would have put money onDeanzilla. It’s been too long since I’ve sen ether film, I guess. bgbear_rnh oh, that’s your answer to everything. bgbear_rnh I never knew that Robert Lippert ran his own theater to run his films in. I discovered it when I was trying to find info on an old theater in my hometown that my mother frequently mention as a teenage memory and I only had a vague memory of since it closed before I started kindergarten. I was a Lippert owned theater so, I would not be surprised if she “King Dinosaur” there. Eric Hinkle Great(?) photo. And this may be OT but that Christopher Lee movie marathon on TCM is running right now and not tonight. I wish TCM could stick with a decision once they make it. Gamera977 Well, unless the radiation turns it into Gojira! Gamera977 The FX is too good for Deanzilla. Ok, I apologize- cheap shot there. sandra Eric Hinkel – Thanks for the warning. I’m just in time to watch Horror Express. Ericb Oh the horror to have been gummed to death by that thing. Rock Baker I’d rather watch a giant lizard than a computer cartoon any day of the week. The only thing that really hurts this particular film is having characters point at what is clearly an undressed iguana and flatly declaring it a tyrannosaurus rex. Even the youngest viewer must’ve sneered at that! zombiewhacker There’s a great Ballyhoo Pictures documentary on Lippert. It’s a bonus on one of the MST3K DVDs, though I forget which one (for this movie, perhaps?) Eric Hinkle Glad someone got it. And am I wrong or was that Telly Savalas playing the Cossack commander in that movie? And yeesh, that Four Musketeers movie? Some way to honor Lee with that one, I don’t think they even mentioned his name in the credits. Beckoning Chasm Definitely Telly Savalas. He could be interesting in some roles, Lisa and the Devil is a good example. Gamera977 Yeap, Telly indeed, love that movie. I missed the whole thing but I’ve got all the movies on DVD except the Musketeers films. The Rev. You’re not wrong, though. Gamera977 The whole lizardsaur thing doesn’t bother me that much except that couldn’t you just claim it’s some quadruped dinosaur? Or call it just a generic ‘dinosaur’? It’s calling it a T-rex that just makes me scratch my head. Ericb Well it’s supposed to be a Space T-Rex. Gamera977 Shouldn’t it have tentacles or shoot laser beams out of it’s eyes or something like that then??? Flangepart Lizards with lasers, tonight on Sy-Fy! Cullen Waters Not nice dissing the film’s only selling point outside its name… ;-) Rock Baker Yeah, I’ve always felt the same way. As a generic dinosaur, the giant lizard thing works just fine. It’s when you identify a horned iguana as a Brontosaurus that the concept falls apart! Rock Baker “That explains the laseraptors.” Eric Hinkle I thought it looked and sounded like him. Just never expected to see Telly playing a Cossack. And he had a great line at one point: Countess: “I will have you sent to Siberia!” Cossack Telly: “I AM from Siberia!” The Rev. Still better than the Claude Rains Lost World where they stuck horns on a tokay gecko and proclaimed it a baby T-rex…although not by much. Rock Baker Actually, it was THE LOST WORLD that gave me the brontosaurus example! Rodford Smith Is that the one where the train’s whistle sounds like a woman screaming? :-) Eric Hinkle I suppose you can say it sounded like a scream.