Amazon is selling the rather nifty DVD for Mantango, Fungus of Terror (aka Attack of the Mushroom People) for $11, 45% off the $20 MSRP. Although mostly thought of as a camp piece–one of my favorite bits for a long time has been to slowly turn around and then blurt, “I ATE THE MUSHROOM!”–Mantango is actually a pretty damn effective mood piece. If you haven’t given it a look lately, give it another try, I think you’ll be surprised how creepy it is, especially in the original Japanese. The disc offers a sweet widescreen presentation, and a commentary track by the film’s lead actor. I have to say, Toho has been treated pretty well on DVD in this country.
Posted in: Blog– August 12, 2010