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Title: Reptilicus
Post by: on April 24, 2000, 10:48:45 AM
This was the best movie I have ever watched with all of my friends.  We didn't even really watch it , but rather we made all of the people we know characters, then watched them go about their business.  That's the best way to watch any movie! Try it! This show was my gateway into the world of  BAD MOVIES!!!!!!

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: NetFrog Alpha on April 11, 1999, 03:35:16 PM
I saw this one many years ago. Great for a lazy sunday afternoon, although don't be expecting great special effects.

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Warren H. on May 03, 1999, 11:23:50 AM
How could you forget the monster eating the paper cut-out guy?  Haw!

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: on May 05, 1999, 09:06:44 PM
Yea sure this movie and BAD MOVIES like it are somewhat lame compared to todays standard, but these are the ones that bring back great memeorys for me, and no CPU image of Godzilla all buffed up is gonna take their place!!!
I cheer the rubber-suited lame puppet monsters of the past!

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Kelly on May 14, 1999, 09:25:31 AM
This was my first really bad I'm hooked.

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Squishy on May 16, 1999, 06:11:49 AM
For laughs, listen carefully and pick apart the creature's "roar." There's all kinds of sounds, all playing at once, including a klaxon horn! God!
And the lounge singer's music, "Dancing In Tivoli," plays merrily over the end credits! What the Hell did I ever do to deserve THAT!?

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: staev on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Stan Winston, the effects guru, hosted a monster movie show on AMC Classics. Ususally he gave a 5-10 minute capsule version highlighting the special effects. For this movie, he more or less just said "let's watch." I guess management thought that the sight of him weeping for 10 minutes might turn away some viewers.

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Punchy on June 22, 1999, 06:46:14 PM
Okay, so like don't get me wrong, I love "BAD MOVIES", but this one rates very high on the "HORRID" list. Lousy monster, lousy backdrops, lousy acting etc. But you gotta like the travelogue eight in the middle. Right? Right!!!

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Niels from Denmark on January 12, 2000, 10:31:30 AM
I love this movie it's the best "bad movie" since The Blob. Some more stuff to watch for ( in the DK version, I do not know the USA version) is the singing scene whit Dirch Mikkelsen (played by Dirch Passer who were cast for every danish movie in the 60ts or else it could not sell)is "syncronised" so bad. And why is this scene in the movie any way.

sorry for the spelling

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: chris koenig on February 24, 2000, 03:22:14 PM
You people who have reviewed this classic make me sick! This film is a GOOD FILM and gets an A+ in my book. Let a real film critic like me show you how this is done! This contains some very productive special effects (NetFrog Alpha can go straight to hell if he thinks these special effects are bad), good photography, and some okay (I said okay) English dubbing. In short a great Danish version of Godzilla. Also, American distributor American International Pictures (AIP for short) edited out the sequence where Reptilicus flies in the air (so that explains why the monster has wings, but he never uses them). AIP also edited out the original soundtrack, added new special effects sequences, and directed new footage. If you are reading this, believe my review and skip these poor saps reviews. You will not regret it.

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Mick Pedersen on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This movie is the baddest movie in Danish movie history! However, it is VERY important to notice that Dirch Passer, the man who played "Petersen" in the movie, is something special. READ THIS SERIOUSLY: Dirch Passer was Denmark's most important comedian from 1950-1980 (he died on the teather while acting, only 54 years old). Dirch Passer was in almost every danish movie in the 50's and 60's, and the reason for that is quite simple: The man was so popular that the danish film companies thought that a film wouldn't sell if Dirch Passer was not in the movie, and that is why his contribution in "Reptilicus" seems out of sync. I know that for people in the USA, the man seems so silly, and in this movie he really IS silly because his humor dosn't fit in. But if you're from Denmark you are seeing it from a different point of view. In Denmark he was as funny for us as George Burns was for USA. Dirch Passer was Denmark's funniest man, belive it or not!  

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: patrick on April 04, 2000, 09:08:44 PM
this was a bad movie
favorite parts include:
1-monster eating cardboard cutout
2-the slime
3-the same scene where he comes into view, time after time
4-the speed of the bazooka bullet
5-Bert, no! squash!

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: on April 11, 2000, 09:29:05 AM

This movie absolutely rules!!  This movie should be included in the definition of "bad movie".  The acting is an atrocity ("Bones?...fossil bones!"), the effects downright comedic(reptilicus swallows cardboard cutout), and the characters unforgettable (everything peterson does).  I love it!  Vote: Peterson for everything!!

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Jakob Stegelmann on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
Movie? What do you mean movie?
This is fact, it really happened. Everyone who grew up in Copenhagen in the sixties - like I did  - knew of Reptilicus, including the song, cut from US prints, and we still shiver with fear when we think of that one claw out in the sea....
In case it grows into Reptilicus 2, we need all the help we can get, cause Mark Grayson and most of the others are dead by please be prepared

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Nigel on July 21, 2000, 01:57:17 AM
This was the first REALLY bad film I ever saw! I work in the tv production studio at my school and do stop-motion ect. I like it 'cause I know I could make a film lasting 3 minutes that is better than this. 5 stars!

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Søren on September 05, 2000, 04:41:21 AM
A note about the Petersen-character: he is played by Dirch Passer, the greatest danish comedian in the mid-twentieth century, uncritically wasting his talent in films like this.

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Click Mort on September 11, 2000, 02:41:05 AM
   The makers of Reptilicus could have taken the easy way out and made the monster, say, a sock-puppet. They chose instead to spend time, effort, and no doubt a sizable amount of money on a marionnette. Or whatever the hell that is. They should be commended for this.

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: brad on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
my favorite quote from the movie, when the general (or whatever he is) tells some lacky soldier they'll have to shoot the tranquilizer into the monsters mouth... the soldier flips out and says (in disbelief):
"you'll have to fire point blank - AT VERY CLOSE RANGE!"
personally, i would have fired point black from far far back, but that's just me.

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Georgiann on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Sigh...some groan-worthy special effects in this one, and then there are the INCREDIBLY bombastic, stiff speeches of that all-American guy, Brigadier General Mark Grayson(!), who has to be told about 15 times that he can't blow the monster into little pieces because each piece will regenerate into an entire creature.  So why do I feel compelled to tune in everytime this thing is shown on television?  It's a mystery, but there you are.  

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Hugh on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I say this movie years ago.  I had to turn it off then...being young I was easily embarrassed by the ABSOLUTLEY PATHETIC 'special effects', but had forgotten the Danish singer!  This ranks (easily) with 'Killer Shrews' and 'The Giant Claw' as the most God-awful amazingly bad movies ever made.  At least 'Plan 9' has an explanation (cross-dressing director and Hollywood try-hards at the fringe) and the Troma movies are on-purpose bad.  This...I mean, what were they trying to do?

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Lance Manion on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
A classic bad film.  I saw this on cable late night a few years ago.  How could I ever forgrt the green acidic slime of reptilicus.  Thank god there wasn't a REPTILICUS II OR REPTILICUS vs. RODAN.  

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Megaloman on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This has always been one of my favorite monster movies since I was a kid.  I still love it for what it is, and am not ashamed to admit it.
I have seen parts of the Swedish version- including the flying scenes (not any worse than the rest of the movie) and the hilarious song "Tillicus" sung by the comedy relief janitor (he was a big comic star in Sweden at the time).
A fun fun movie, far better than any cgi crap out these days.

David McRobie

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Countess Zarina Suspiriorum on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
  Run for your life, a killer hand puppet is attacking Denmark!  Well, it sure LOOKS like a hand puppet!  This is one of my fave movies, perfect for a Saturday afternoon but seriously, how did producer Sidney Pick think anyone would be scared by it?  I mean if Reptilicus ever met The Giant Claw there would be strings tangled all over the place!
  The actors are all Danish but spoke their lines in English phonetically (something doen in Italian films all the time) but evidentally their English was so bad it was dubbed anyway.  Robert Cornthwaite, best remembered as Dr. Carrington from THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951), does the voice of Dr. Martens.
  The best scene by far (and there are several of them) shows Langro Bridge and a terrified bridge guard raising the drawbridge causing several people to fall nto the river.
Those were not stuntmen by the way.  See how they are all on bicycles?  Sid Pink paid a Danish bike racing team a hefty fee if they would ride their bikes off the bridge!
  The effects cannot compare with any Godzilla film, heck they cannot compare with an "Ultraman" episode, but somehow this is still a fun movie and I love my video print.
  Now, does anyone else know the lyrics to "Tivoli Nights"?
Come on, I know one of you does!

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: NOICECOOL on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I was watching that movie with my friends and we couldn't stop laughing. It was too terrible to turn off! The a professor having a midnight snack, two lonely european girls, the model buildings, and the newspaper guy asking: "Professor what is regeneration"? I love the tongue, and the legs on his neck.  The best part was the farmer guy getting eaten! It looked like one of those pictures from a JC Penny catalogue!!! :-)

I think these are the writers for the new movie "Gigli"

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: kaijuman on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This was the first 'kaiju' type film I ever saw in the movie theatre when I was a kid. (around 1976) and for some reason, maybe becasue I was only 7 years old, it really creeped me out!  Especially that scene with the hand comming out of the tank.
Today I watch it with a sence of nostalga.  Sure, it's a bad film... but a GREAT bad film... and it will always have a special place on my video shelf.
So... when do we see Reptilicus 2?  After all... that arm is still down there....   somewhere....

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Swamprat on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I don't understand it. These are the same people who gave the world LEGO... You'd think they could make a decent monster flick wouldn't you? Remember the TV series Green Acres? There was an episode where there was nothing on TV but this movie. It drove Eddie Albert insane. I didn't think a monster could get more rubber necked than that one flying three headed Tokyo stomper who got his ass kicked by Godzilla. How could I be so wrong? This thing looked like a bad marranotte being handled by a very bad puppeteer. I kept waiting for its snout to get caught in it's own armpit or stuck in something worse. The effects, like the acid spraying, can't really be called special effects. The model buildings and structures are worse than the Japanese  efforts. The British made one of these Godzilla ripoffs called GORGO which proved that round eyed idiots could do it at least AS well as the Japanese did. I guess Scandinavians should stick to building ugly but safe automobles and raising world class hot tub bikini teams. I would think that with their Viking heritage these guys would have designed one helluva serpent type monster...Reptilicus stands on a par with the Giant Crab Monsters and that pitifull "monster" that finally made a brief appearance at the end of the DUNWICH HORROR. The techs back at Toho Studios must still be snickering their asses off over this one. Avoid this snot licker.

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Efrem Sepulveda on December 07, 2001, 05:51:01 PM
Outstandingly bad movie that I showed my new wife last night!!  I went to Blockbuster to rent this schlock along with Life is Beautiful (for her) to balance out things.  I had a wonderful time with her last night watching a wonderfully bad film.  Tell me folks, does that lady on beach putting lipstick on before she got slimed look like Geena Davis?

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: The Unfortunate Dane on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Actually... this movie is... not bad. Not very bad. Not very boring. It is INEXORABLY HORRIBLE AND MORE BORING THAN GODZILLA. But you have to admire their courage. I wonder what the hell went on in that "think-tank" of theirs.

Instructor: "Okay, the americans have already done the James Bond movies, and we were late with our copies. Now the Japanese are doing 'Godzilla', and the americans haven't got a foothold yet. This is it!"

Producer I: "A godzilla in Copenhagen? Wait! How about the Little Mermaid gets toxin all over her body and comes to life? People woulld love that!"

Instructor: "Too small."

Producer II: "You are forgetting ONE thing. This isn't the US, this is Denmark... everything is minor over here!"

Instructor: "Sit down!"

Producer I: "Hey! Hey, hey! How about a massive dino? Like this Japs's... copy it like we are used to?"

Instructor: "I'm listening..."

Producer I: "Yes! Somebody finds a dead dino, takes it to Copenhagen, and it starts making trouble!"

Producer II: "Why would they take it to Copenhagen?"

Instructor: "Let him speak! Go on..."

Producer II: "How does it come to life?"

Instructor: "Shut up!"

Producer I: "We'll figure all that out later... now, in those movies we need special effects, but... there is no such thing in Europe."

Instructor: "How about drawings on film? That would look cool?"

Producer II: "Drawings? That's stupid!"

Instructor: "You're fired!"

Thus did they make Retilicus. Reptilicus? How the hell did they come up with that lame name?

Instructor: "We gotta find a name... Godzilla? No. Mermaidus? Hm? What's the english word for Firben?

Producer I: "Reptile!"

Producer II: "Reptilus?"

Producer I: "How about Riptilla!?"

Instructor: "I got it! I got it! Reptilicus!"


Instructor: "What?"

And so they shot the movie, the green snot, the bad acting, the bad lounge singer... and... made a hell alot of money!

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Max on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
It's been 30-years since I saw it. My feeling then was that it was simply the worst movie ever made and nothing since has changed my mind. The 'point blank' line quoted above is my favorite of all time. And I love the shameless Chamber of Commerce travelogue of Copenhagen midway through. Challengers come and go - Reptillicus is still the champ!

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: MadMex on May 24, 2002, 04:44:51 PM
This movie is the all-time greatest Cheese-fest!  I had to buy it for my bad movie collection. seemed so much more sophisticated when I saw it at age 6.

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: joe rad on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
just taped this off the sci-fi channel. i couldn't find my other copy. a great movie! love petersen! the general's personality is great too. he's so freaking stressed!i'm trying to find other movies available with carl ottosen. does he act that way in other flicks?

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Joey Fergueson on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I like it as a classic movie but the animation needs improvement.  I like Reptilicus's roar ; it reminds me of my favorite Godzilla classics! I think the best thing about the movie is that it has a particularly awesome story line.  The snake-like appearance of Reptilicus will please any reptile enthusiast!  I think Reptilicus is a well-made B movie

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: on September 23, 2002, 06:26:25 PM
I like the scene where the people of Copenhagen were panicking.  Did any of these people put powder?

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Xbalanque on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
I think a few things areworth noting.
1. Even though lizards can regenerate tails, this stupid dragon thing has the regenerative capabilities of a sea star
2. Did they actually use a paper cut out of a guy when Reptilicus ate some dude?
3. Despite the fact that its a dragon with four legs and a pair of wings, the creature never flies anywhere and its forlegs are continually tucked into its chest while it rears up making stupid noises.
4. Is it just me, or did the acid it was shooting look like neon silly string?
5. Its been a while since I seen this...Did the so-called heroes and swooning women ever actually leave that laboratory/warroom?

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: John on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
A cool flick for it's or any other day. And yes, not only did it play a role in the "Green Acres" TV episode, but has also made inumerable cameos in other shows/movies (including the old "Monkees" TV show)! I like the slime and the people falling off the bridge and into the river with Reptilicus subsequently shown dunking for apples!

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Mark Spangler on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Hmmmmm... a big monster eating buildings that don't have things like " ##7^@*&)(%&*$^@ " printed on them.  

Hey, wait a minute!  This ain't Tokyo!  Folks in Denmark have those big varmits too!  

This flick is pretty bad and (judge me if you may), the name Repticillus sounds vaguely sexual, and the head and neck of this monster looks like an evil penis.  Of course, it just could be the bad shrimp I had before screening the video talking to me.

I have a theory.  I think people only post these things to read them and never read anyone elses.  Is this true?  

E-mail me a reply and tell me if this is true.  And keep in mind that I have written a number of reviews here that I think are pretty good, so look for them.  They're real.

I'll read yours if you read mine.

In conclusion, the poor special effects regarding the monster left me a little cold.  Two kernals out of a possible five for this upper European dinosaur.

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: The Danes on May 20, 2003, 05:34:07 AM
We are a couple of danes, who just want to say: THIS MOVIE ROCKS. It actually had an award for being the worst movie ever made. But the caveman in overalls is actually one of the greatest actors in danish movie history. He used to play in comedies... and is actually quite good for danish standards

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Swamprat on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Danish Standards?...Geeze...I'm really sorry guys, really sorry. I've read several things about him since finding this sight...I'd love to see him in something "Good"...I don't doubt for a moment that he was talented. A lot of great actors did some trully rancid roles over the years. Ever see Lawence Olivier play General Douglas Macarthur? PAINFUL! John Wayne as Ghengis Khan? Wallace Beery as Pancho Villa? Tyrone Power as Jessie James? Joan Crawford in Trog? Maybe if all these actors had had rubber snakes to play off of, these rancid movies would have at least been amusing. Great word...RANCID...well suited to many a film these days. At least back in the heyday of the Bs no one expected much and movies like Reptilicus was just cheap fun for everybody envolved. Today we have to shell out big bucks to see some huge star bulls**tting his way through some overhyped piece of "Blockbuster" summer crap. I find little movies like Reptilicus much more enjoyable...all these years later and people still talk about it. I know many, including myself who would go and pay top dollar to see many of these funky little B numbers on the big screen again. We don't have revival houses around here...but I think one would do fairly well. In my earlier comment on this film I remarked "Avoid this snot licker." That was just a figure of speech. It's a truley bad film, and like any truly bad's a hoot to watch and to use to drag other unsuspecting victims into the pit of bad movie mania with. Go Denmark! Watch out for them snakes though...

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Nene Murakami on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
In the scene where Reptilicus attacks a beach, I saw a store that sold perfume.  What brand of perfumes do Danish people put so I can buy one myself.  I also put powder like Johnson's baby powder and I want to know if the people there  put that as well.

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Launcelot Rolaids on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Why don't they show this movie on television anymore?  I notice that there is a lot of similarity between this and the Aqua video "Cartoon Heroes".  Clue:  they are both from Denmark.

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: stick on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
last year I took a class i which we were supposed to watch Reptilicus. I still don't know why...

anyways, our teacher told us that all the scenes with reptilicus in them looked really good while filming and in editing, but at the grand opening, everything looked as hilarious as we think it is. Actually, the producers sneaked out during the movie because of embarrassment...
great movie though. I laughed so hard  that i nearly threw up when i saw the flying scene...

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Jensen on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
"Giant monsters are always attracted to Japanese architecture, even in Europe they will find and destroy a pagoda."

That's probably because there is a pagoda in Copenhagen.

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Gary Owen on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
To quote my lat Mom(all serious.............NOT!):

"What a TERRIBLE day that was."

THAT was Mom at her finest!!!!

You ain't seen NOTHING until you have witnessed the WRATH that is REPTILLICUS!!!!!

I brought a copy over to Copenhagen and not ONE Dane ever even heard of the flick!!! Gee I wonder why!

That's not ALL!!! They filmed this movie in both ENGLISH and DANISH! There are some BIG differences too!!! The Danish version is longer,has a silly love story,that dopey Peterson guy(a Danish comedian and so i am told was actually a rather respected funny guy in DK!)sings a song for a bunch of little Danish kids called: Who's Afraid Of Reptillicus?",Reptillicus does not spit the green acid slime,he flies(!!!),attacks GERMANY and is NOT hungry for farmer meat!

What's even funnier in the DK version,is the AMERICAN General Grayson,who the Danish directors LOVINGLY portray as an arrogant trigger happy war veteran(you know how those AMERICANS are!!!!Silliness!),somehow someway speaks DANISH. If you have ever heard this OBSCURE language you'd know what I mean!

I was fortunate enough to have the Danish version translated for me while I was in Denmark.

This truly is the classic to end all classics. Best when viewed in Scandinavia just so you can get a glimpse of the Scans shaking their heads in disbelief!!!! Oh I can hear them ROAR when General Grayson is asked if there is anything that can be done for him:


Title: Reptilicus
Post by: gordonarkell on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Saw this when I was a boy in the 60's and 70's. I thought it was great back then. Now? Worst film ever. Why do people still watch it? Why does anyone still sell it? Why do we look it up and write about it?
Cuz it's better than a Keanu Reeves movie!


Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Dole Hemp plan on April 23, 2005, 07:21:29 AM
I was proud of my self after seeing this film.  I now consider myself a true b-movie fan.  One thing I noticed, or was it just me, was that it was narated by several different characters.

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: ... on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
"Seems that copper miners found the remains of a monster which had been frozen for millions of years in arctic permafrost. Nevermind that it appears to be rural Georgia during spring where they are mining, nor that the ground is soft and obviously not frozen,"
"High above the arctic circle it's always springtime. "

Well it is warm in lapland in the spring time.
Just because it is above the arctic circle dosn't mean it's frozen all the year.

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Ordway Teed on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I like the setup in the beginning of the film where the "copper miners" are drilling for copper (?-with an oil rig??) in the "frozen tundra of Lapland", where large trees apparently florish in the balmy arctic summer.

Then someone says "fly this sample to Copenhagen right away."  So we have a shot of a Boeing 707 taking off from the local Lapland airport, which has multiple concrete runways bearing a strong resemblance to LAX.

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: giant claw on June 07, 2005, 07:50:16 PM
And all those people on the bridge thats opening acting like lemmings and going right over the edge and into the water on their bicyceles i mean the creature looks too phonie it would not scare a baby REPTILICUS LOOKS SILLICUS

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Chuck S on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Ok, so this movie did put the "cheese" into monster movies, but it still is a fun movie to watch. One thing nobody talks about in these reviews is the music in this movie. It is truly phenominal in it's sound and keeps the viewer glued to the screen. This movie is perfect for a midnight showing in your home, with your girl and fav foods and drinks around. Yeah, some scenes may be a bit corny, but the acotors and actoresses play this movie straight. You want real hokey, watch any of the godzilla films, you want fun? watch REPTILICUS!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: Jacob on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
I happen to live in Denmark where this movie is recorded and I MUST specify that DENMARK IS NOT LOCATED ABOVE THE ARCTIC CIRCLE!!!!!

its actually in the same climatebelt as new-york city. and it gets hot in NY in the summer time dosnt it ;)

please correct this misunderstanding

Kind regards

The great dane

Title: Reptilicus
Post by: George on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
The year was 1985,thanks to Jarassic Park and Godzilla 85,Ch.30 in ST.Louis brought back a breif revivial of Creature Feature days,oh thoes were the good old days from 1970 to 77 every Saturday nite from 70 to 72 8:00pm to 10:00,73-early 75 10:00pm,then the end slowly came when late in 75 to 76,6:30pm to 8:00pm with movies severly cut for time,77 only very few monsters were shown,the last one was Return of the Giant Monsters,cut up so bad,it was awful to see,and that was the last time I saw it in A.I.P.(had to see Sandy Frank version)until the UPN showed it in 2001,anyway in 1985 Ch.30 had Adverture Theater,and showed some of the monsters we used to see every Saturday,but not Return of the Giant Monsters,one movie I never saw before was Reptilicus,it seemed so strange I thought I'd seen this big sanke before,and then I remembered,from clips on past TV shows like The Monkees,Green Acers and Beverly Hillbillies!,this thing is found forzed in the Laplands brought to Demark where it thaws out and,it should of been better than what it was,and maybe in the original print it might of been,but the big snake just slithers down the streets of Copenhagen(and on the rooftops), occasionally bring down a building or two,I aways wondered if he could fly,like Varan did,yes in the original,but not in this film,just think what might of happened if Reptilicus had met Manda!,why they might of been able to cause major minor damage to some area of the world,and what the heck ever happened to that foot of Reptilicus that blown off in the water?.

Title: Re: Reptilicus
Post by: Flangepart on February 20, 2008, 11:48:48 AM
I had a ball with this cheese danish...
"They say the danes were born on bycycles."
Me : "Yeah, and even more were concieved there."

Inserting the word 'naked' in each pause dureing the song 'Tivolie nights.'

"Orange blood? They struck grabboid!"

"Ah...Oliver J Dragon's evil twin..." ( Its an old fart joke, kids...)

Mr. Peterson : Proof that rednecks can breed anywhere.

Title: Re: Reptilicus
Post by: George on March 26, 2008, 07:06:40 PM
Praise be to You Tube!,I just saw the 55 seconds of the so-called famous  or  infamous Reptillicus flying scene,if that is what it was then AIP knew what they were doing all along by not having it,although it would of been a scream to see this things ill fated flight,landing somewhere in the Gobi Desert,and flying high low over maybe London,maybe not ,we're not sure what city it was. Remember that scene where Prof.Martens wanted to stop the underwater attack against Reptillicus,you know when he appeared to be having a heart attack,actually he was.Sindy Pink for some reason did not want AIP to re dub the picture so he made another role of film with all the people doing English,as for Asbjron Andersen,(Martens),he survived and lived until 1978,they had to finish his scenes while he was still able to to do them,and edit them in the film.

Title: Re: Reptilicus
Post by: Flu-Bird on January 07, 2010, 12:12:34 AM
I saw parts of this movie in a old VHS i used to have it shows the monster attacking the city the bridge and the people on their bicycles falling off the bridge and into the river

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Post by: oxode on February 04, 2010, 10:44:56 PM
You forgot the only pro for this movie. It is a must for machinegun fans. It is, as far as I know, the only one showing the Madsen light- and the Madsen-Setter universal machine gun in action!
And as bonus a Centurion MBT, normally totally underrepresented in cinema.

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Post by: HorrorofBob on May 12, 2011, 03:19:35 PM
 :hot:Never in all my days could I have imagined a movie worse than The Giant Claw.  I think this is the one.  I truly admire all of the Danes who had the courage to admit that this movie was made in their beautiful homeland.
Eccch, no not Denmark, the movie about a tubular creature that can reestablish itself if a piece is shot off.
The little lounge song routine is cute in a sickening way and even more sickening due his immense overacting is General Grayson.  Oh, boy!  Roll Patton and Montgomery into this one man and you have a Brigadier General who is bucking for his fourth star in this one lousy film.
I don't know how many strings on the marionette I counted through this movie but it had to be in the tens at least.  This movie is available on VHS because I have this tape.  I have been tempted to burn it but have thought the better of it.  I do not know if it is on DVD but for heaven's sake don't produce this dreck in another form.  Thank you.

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Post by: yongary on November 14, 2011, 09:09:58 PM
I see that you watch the american cut. The origional cut is much better effects wise. there's a giant life sized foot crushing a farm house, the infamous flying scene (its just too funny), there's no slime effect, no person being eaten, added fire in the destruction scene. It's bland and i ended up fast forwarding through most of it (no subtitles) but the giant foot is really cool.