Monster of the Day #586

Kind of a no-brainer after yesterday.

Rock posted the poster art yesterday. Interesting how they sort of make it look like the killer frisbees are organic, toothy flying saucers. And as David F. pointed out, it’s the proto-Predator. Indeed, as all good trivia mavens know, both aliens were played by the same guy, 7’2″ Kevin Michael Peter Hall.

I just saw this for the first time down in Texas, showing Kirk a DVD-R of it I’d bought. It was off the VHS tape, but a pretty good copy. I got it off Halloweenhell on Ioffer, who runs multiple-buy deals (sans art and stuff, but that’s OK). He’s got some good schlock, so you might want to check his wares out. Indeed, maybe before the next fest, we can assemble a list of 20 movies to buy for $100, and split them up down at Sandy’s or something.

Good movie, though. Copious amounts of ham are provided by Jack Palance (same year as Hawk the Slayer) and Martin Landau (as a crazy vet–innovation!), who would reteam a few years afterward in the very rare slasher movie I like, After Dark.  Also on hand are a young David Caruso–no sunglasses, alas–and more veteran actors, such as Sue Ane Langdon, Neville Brand, Ralph Meeker, Cameron Mitchell and Larry Storch (!!).