Monster of the Day #1633

Our second movie was Caltiki, already featured as Motd. However, it’s now availalbe on a remastered Blu Ray, and as you’d expect from a Mario Bava movie, it looks gorgeous. I think this was the first time in my life I hadn’t seen the movie via a beat up 16mm dub print. It was great.

Our third movie was supposed to be Forbidden Planet, but I forgot to bring my copy because I keep forgetting Sandy doesn’t own the film. If you know Sandy’s mammoth DVD collection, its crazy he doesn’t own FP. However, that allowed our returned GalaxyJane to offer her favorite find, Never Too Young to Die. That stars John “Can’t Act” Stamos as the college age son of a super-spy (George Lazenby!) who gets involved with Vanity–this was made in the ’80s, in case you couldn’t guess. It’s a very weird movie for a studio film, but mostly notable for Gene Simmons playing the incredibly over the top villain who’s a mix of Dr. Frank N. Furter and the murderous Wonder Woman transvestite from Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.

Anyway, let’s skip up to our second MotD candidate. The second to last movie was the typically fun (if not world beating) Mexican horror flick World of the Vampires. Check out that organ! It’s one of the greatest props I’ve ever seen. As you can also see, per the usual Mexican way of things, the head vampire is a very traditional Dracula type.

  • Gamera977

    Liberace’s Halloween special? ;)

  • Beckoning Chasm

    Is that a giant pelvis above the keyboard?

  • Wade Harrell

    It’s pretty hip!

  • Flangepart

    “Manuelfield! You put too little starch in the collar!”

  • Flangepart

    Games of Thrones, Piano of Bones.

  • zombiewhacker

    Never Too Young To Die?

    Ugh.

    As far as Vanity is concerned (an underrated starlet IMHO, now sadly departed from this world), I’d rather catch her in something like The Last Dragon. It was corny, it was silly, it even cringingly childish at times… and but man does that movie ever bring an audience to life in the last thirty minutes or so!

    George Lazenby?

    I wish I could get my hands on a copy of The Return of the Man from Uncle. Robert Vaughn and David McCallum reprise their roles, plus Lazenby has a neat cameo as a British secret service agent named J.B.

  • The Rev.

    The Last Dragon is pretty fun, although I thought mostly due to the bad guy. NTYtD is one of those movies that’s more fun the more like-minded people you have watching it. We had a good time with it at T-Fest, all things considered.