Saturday, March 23, 2013

"Major Charles Rane Has Come Home to War!"

"There's a storm brewing in this man. They took his arm. They took his family... and his soul." "Rolling Thunder" Original Insert. This film is fantastic. It's about a man who comes home from Vietnam after being held as a POW in Hanoi for several years. Major Charles Rane (William Devane)and his friend Johnny (Tommy Lee Jones) return home to a great reception and Maj. Rane receives a silver dollar for every month he served his country, but when some two bit hoods see the silver dollars on TV they break into his house and steal them. His wife and daughter are killed, and the Major loses his hand in the process. Once he heals up, he sharpens his new prosthetic hand and loads up on weapons, finds the perpetrators, and he and his friend go to war again. (This is now available on Warner Archive MOD DVD and it looks fantastic.) Trailer here. From 1977.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

"Lunar She-Devils Lure Earthmen Into Their Lair of Doom!"

"A Giant Fiendish Creature!" "Missile to the Moon" Original Insert. Two escaped convicts decide to hide in a rocket ship, which then takes off for the moon. This movie has great slow-moving spongy rock creatures, an all-female race of moon maidens and a goofy spider puppet. From 1958.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

"The Ultimate Team Of Woman And Machine."

"The Ultimate Team Of Woman And Machine." "Cyclone" Original One Sheet. The Cyclone is a top secret, experimental bike with rocket launchers and lasers, that's run by a secret power source. Heather Thomas plays the girlfriend of Jeffrey Combs' character, the man who built it. When he's killed, it's up to her to make sure the local crime boss (Martin Landau) doesn't get a hold of the power source. One memorable scene involves Heather Thomas and a female friend talking after working out at the gym. They spend the whole time in front of the women's showers. I couldn't tell you what they were talking about. From 1987.

Friday, August 24, 2012

"The first new horror creature." "He is a human time bomb!"

"The first new horror creature." "...come prepared!" "He is a human time bomb!" "The Incredible Melting Man" Original Insert. aka "Best regards from Planet Saturn." After a space shuttle pilot is exposed to a near lethal dose of radiation, he returns to Earth and becomes disfigured and his skin starts melting. He becomes unhinged, and starts dismembering people. Supposedly, the screenplay was originally intended as a parody of horror films, but comedic scenes were edited out during production and new horror scenes added. Makeup effects were done by Rick Baker, who originally had four different stages of "melting" but sadly, all but one were cut too. Here's the trailer. From 1977.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

"She Lives. Don't Move. Don't Breathe. She Will Find You." "Prophecy" Original insert. I didn't specifically set out to get this poster. It was part of a set of posters I acquired, but I'm glad I did. The art is gorgeous and it's in mint condition.

The Native American tribes who live in the forest have a legend about a giant beast named "Ka Tah Din," who protects the forest and has a bond with every living thing. Well, in reality, it's a giant mutated bear that has been caused by the local paper mill dumping mercury in to the lake. This is a great "Ecology Gone Berserk" title. Bad-ass teaser trailer here. From 1979.