Watched The Babysitter: Killer Queen today! It was a lot of fun and was a great follow-up to the original. My only complaint - it could have used a little more Bella Thorne!
Best deal I found was the 30 Blu-ray Universal Classic Monster Collection for just $69.99. That's just $2.33 per movie.Slightly off topic..Did anybody score any good discs on Amazon Prime Day ?
I'll wait and hopefully Lord Bezos snaps his almighty fingers and makes it one with the Prime.No need for that because you can just order it (or both seasons) off Amazon US as I did. They're region B encoded but you can always use some "magic" to make them work.
Evil Eye is pretty goodIt wasn't a Prime Day deal but I decided to get the German BD of the second season of the original UK Utopia.
Amazon has added two more Blumhouse produced Amazon Originals "Evil Eye" and "Nocturne". I watched "Evil Eye" last night starring Sarita Choudhary. It's about a woman who fears her daughter's new boyfriend may be the incarnation of a old boyfriend who died. I'm into Indian culture so it was fun to watch. Three and a half chai lattes.
One of the great Saucer movies of all time.EarthSpecial Effects master Ray Harryhausen 's realistic stop motion dynamation work here helps bring home this terrifying tale of flying saucers who visit earth. Far from kind or contemplative, these aliens are aggressive, scary and abduct humans to suck the knowledge out of their brains. The film is grounded in real world science too. Hold on to your hats the 'Differential analyser' yup... how cool is that name. It was one of the first advanced computing devices to be used operationally by NASA . A mechanical analogue computer. Great stuff.
First Time View
Extraterrestrials traveling in high-tech flying saucers contact a scientist as part of a plan to enslave the inhabitants of Earth.
This movie also has a lot of hardware scenes and it's grounded in a real world grittiness which lends a very grim non-campy movie style to the whole production. Harryhausen skillfully edits in actual Department of Defense combat footage that masterfully gives the film an ominous and threatening impression . Harryhausen also animated the falling masonry when saucers crash into various government buildings and monuments in order to make the action appear realistic. The man is just brilliant.
The film was released in black and white. However on the blu-ray using the angle button ( I have never used this feature before till this viewing) you may switch between colorized and glorious monochrome B&W. But this is not a Ted Turner controversy of colorizing against the original artistic intent .
Harryhausen was a principle decision maker on the movie, he wanted to shoot in color, but didn't have the budget. So when the opportunity to colorize it came about, he jumped at the chance, but made sure that colors were as originally intended, especially the flying saucers that were originally intended to be silver would end up silver on the colorized version instead of the yellow that the colorization artist would have colored them without Harryhausen's input. There were no major changes done to the content of the film.
I think this is one of the best of the early American horror science fiction films from Columbia Pictures it holds up very well. Hey, it was made in 1956--take it for when it came out and appreciate the grim fear of "Earth vs. The Flying Saucers." 8/10
🎃 October 31 days of Halloween viewing 🎃
1. Becky (2020) F.T.V. 9/10
2. Cat People (1982) F.T.V. 8/10
3. The Lodge (2019) F.T.V 9/10
4. Gretel & Hansel (2020) F.T.V. 7/10
5.Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity (1987) 9/10
6. Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989) 8/10
7. The City of the Dead (1960) 8.5/10
8. The Grudge (2020) F.T.V. 6/10
9. Phase IV (1974) F.T.V. 8/10
10. The Hunt (2020) F.T.V. 9/10
11. The Blood on Satans Claw (1971) F.T.V 8/10
12. The Entity (1981) F.T.V. 9/10
13. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) 8/10
14. fear dot Com (2002) F.T.V. 8/10
15. The Turning (2020) F.T.V. 7/10
16. Earth vs. The Flying Saucers (1956) F.T.V 8/10
Hopefully drive-ins will make a comeback. I used to love goin to those when I was kid.Boys I must have lost my mind..... I will not lie SARS-CoV-2 freaks my germophobic brain out. However.
I truly miss going to the Cinema . There will never be a chance to experience these films in the theater most likely ever again. I am going to put on my only NIOSH-approved N100 respirator from my apocalypse super secret stash and go to see; if I don't wuss-out....