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.