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Title: Laserblast
Post by: Augo on March 10, 2005, 01:24:31 AM
HAHA. what a bad movie!! i LOVE it!!

Title: Laserblast
Post by: DC on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This movie I saw as a young kid.  I remember being freaked out at seeing Billy's face.  Years later (age 27), I saw it on DVD fro less than $10!  How could I go wrong!  Oh the memories are all back!

AND WHAT A HORRIBLE MOVIE THIS WAS!  But I still love it!  :)

Who knew that in 1985 there would be Laserblast II?  And I can't find it anywhere!  Has anyone seen the sequel or know where I could see it?

Title: Laserblast
Post by: Hankster on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
  I remember the time I saw the Laserblast flick on T.V. For a child of age 8, I was completely freaked out on the cannon's sound and destruction to the scary face the dude  changed into.So I was always eager to see again, but just no luck..And to think that their is a fanclub.. I thought, I was the only one...

Title: Laserblast
Post by: Steve Bentley on May 11, 2001, 03:32:09 AM
Once again, Andrew brings up memories from the past...I saw this at a drive-in with my mother when I was 12.  The triple-bill was Laserblast, Death Race 2000, and Flesh Gordon (Yes, I know, but my mom was incredibly liberated and very cool, she still is)  I remember really liking this movie as a kid and especially liking the aliens.  After reading about it and watching the opening scene, I really need to find it for my ever growing collection.  Thanks for the trip down memory lane, Andrew, it reminded me to call my mom and say thanks.

Title: Laserblast
Post by: Rock on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I caught this movie on the USA network back in the day when they had Commander USA's Groovie Movies(man I miss that show!!).  I'm proud to say that I purchased it through Amazon and watch it quite often.

Title: Laserblast
Post by: Andrew K on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I first saw this on the Detroit Channel 50's Saturday Shocker, and thought it was the most depressing film ever made-but then they played The Incredible Melting Man the following week. Both movies feature my favorite Seventies "Scream Queen," Cheryl "Rainbeaux" Smith. A regular in Jonathan Demme films, I'm pretty sure her that P.T. Anderson based the Rollergirl character in Boogie Nights on her (Anderson is a major Demme fan). Smith was also in my all-time favorite exploitation film, Massacre at Central High, a terrific cross between Animal Farm and the Breakfast Club that deserves a DVD release.

Title: Laserblast
Post by: David Fullam on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Laserblast is a movie that always seems to escape me. I remember when it came out to the theatres. I was going to get my parents to take me to see it. Never happened. I was never able to find it on video and only caught the tail end of it when it hit one of our local chanells many years back. I've always wanted to see it, if only for the stop motion aliens. Either Jim Danforth or Dave Allen (or maybe both) worked on the creatures. They teamed up years later on "Caveman." I thnk they also did work on "Flesh Gordon." I believe the music in Laserblast was reused for "Robot Holocaust."

Title: Laserblast
Post by: Josh on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I'm a huge fan of B Movies, but this was just too far.  I watched this with my typical group of friends I always watch lame movies with, and none of us could keep watching it.  Actually, before it ended we all fell asleep.  This has never happened before!  Still not as bad as the movie "Slackers" though.  We stopped that one after half an hour just because of its retardation.

Title: Laserblast
Post by: dominique on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
sorry  i give you this message in french, i don't speak english.
j'ai adoré "laserblast" au moment de sa sortie et j'ai été très longtemps amoureuse de Billy Duncan (Kim Milford) j'ai loguement cherché sur le net après des photos du film sans jamais les trouver et voilà que je tombe sur ce site. Il est formidable. merci a vous tous.

Title: Laserblast
Post by: Dr. Maniac on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
   This is exactly why I gave up acting and switched to directing.  Keenan Wynn and Roddy McDowall pick up some quick rent money by being in this low budget time killer.
That's not to say this film isn't fun.  Heck I will watch anything with stop motion animation and at least here it is well done.  When my wife and I were dating we would go see this movie and make up dialog for the alien lizards (well whatever they are saying isn't subtitled you know!).
   Kim Milford, who played "Rocky Horror" on Broadway, finds the ultimate instrument of revenge against the people who picked on him.  One thing that is never explained (well, a lot of things are never explained, for example is Billy's mom a call girl or something?) is why Billy turns into a replica of the alien criminal at the start of the film whenever he uses the laser gun; and why is the crystal amulet turning his chest into metal?  Oh well, this is a movie that you just watch and enjoy without asking too many questions about.

Title: Laserblast
Post by: Scott on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
What in the cchell? (if you ever go to and watch Mario Twins, you'll get that). This movie was weird. I've never really watched a movie that I can say had no plot, but now I have. All this guy does is blow stuff up! Then he dies. What?! Where did that one come from? I mean, he finds a gun, shoots stuff including a hippie who was nice enough to give him a ride (Then again, if you're that stupid not to notice a big freakin gun on someone's arm, well then I have little pity for you). And what's with Froggy's affiction with lightning? Every time he talks, its about lightning or hotdogs... whatever. Well, other than the complete lack of a plot, this movie was pretty cool. Lots of stuff blowing up... lots of random stuff. But, I do have to admit. This movie has the BEST stop-motion animation I have EVER seen. It's so smooth. But, that's it. Good day gentlemen.

Title: Laserblast
Post by: Robert L. Folkner on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I'd heard so much about how bad this film is that I just HAD to buy the DVD. It's a truly amazing movie in the sense that it could have been good- if the filmmakers had decided to EXPLAIN anything in it, which they didn't.

In fact, the only truly enjoyable parts of the movie involved the stop-motion aliens. They were great.

As to the people, it was sad to see Keenan Wynn and Roddy McDowall debasing their talents like this, and I can't figure out why Kim Milford got involved, either. He was either a lousy actor at this point in his short life, phoned-in his performance after reading the script, or was defeated by the director and the editor.

Anyway, over-all this is a sad movie.

Title: Laserblast
Post by: S. Johson on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I saw this at a drive-in theater when I was a kid. I was about seven years old. Even at that tender impressionable age... I KNEW this was crap. I asked my parents about it once when I was in my late twenties. "Mom Dad, do you remember that one time we went to the drive-in and saw that movie Laserblast?" They both look at me in confusion and try to pass off the question. I'm sure there's more to this movie than what meets the eye. I mean really... look at teenagers from the eighties. There has GOT to be a connection!

Title: Laserblast
Post by: AlphaWoolf on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Waay cool stop-motion aliens, but beyond that I can't remember much.  Watch the aliens at the beginning and the end and forget the rest.  I did.

Title: Laserblast
Post by: Dark Wizard on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I'll always remember this as being the last film to be spoofed by the Mystery Science Theater 3000 gang during their comedy central run (saving the worst for last, I guess ^^).  As Tom Servo said in that episode "I've seen tighter editing in a home movie than in this!"  And it's true!  The whole film probably has fifteen minutes of action, total.  But it's good old cheese that's so bad it's funny.
Oh yeah, and the claymation was pretty good too! ^^  

Title: Laserblast
Post by: Matt Petty on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
My school sat us all in the main hall when I was about 12 or 13 (over 15 years ago) and showed us this movie. We were used to being shown the classic British 'Children's Film Foundation' flicks, which were usually about a group of kids saving their scout hut or something, but this was a real departure. I remember the first scene where the zombie is killed by the aliens - we all gasped when we saw his face. And they say the UK education system is failing...

Title: Laserblast
Post by: AMIR on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
 Kim Milford-Cheryl Rainbeaux Smith-Roddy McDowall-Keenan Wynn- Have all passed away. For some reason or another we all remember this film from our childhood.Yes, it might have been cheezy and filled with a lot of corny dialog just to show us what damage a laser could do if it existed. And weather a kid was into sci-fi or not, We all wished that LASER-CANNON could have somehow fallen into our possession. What a film to leave such a lasting impression upon us.Thanks for the memories.  For the main cast,
                     REST IN PEACE
                 "Long live LASERBLAST"

Title: Laserblast
Post by: Scott on February 15, 2003, 12:30:30 AM
So who was the alien that was in possession of the laser before Billy?  What was his story?  And at the end of the film when the aliens removed the laser from Billy ---have they killed Billy or is Billy just unconscious?  Many unanswered questions.  Oh well, what can you expect from such a low budget film ............

Title: Laserblast
Post by: Bubba on March 13, 2003, 08:16:42 PM
Gosh, that Kim Milford did show such raw acting ability and charisma in this groundbreaking motion picture (remember, Leonard Maltin gave it ** 1/2). What I think is appalling is that The Great Sir Kim Milford did not only not recieve the Academy Award, but was not nominated.

Title: Laserblast
Post by: slycooper on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
After watching the movie from the 'Before Sci-Fi channel debut' final episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000; I think Crow questioned the movie's rating by Leonard Maltin the best. I quote: "could Leonard Maltin be wrong and this ISN'T worth **1/2?" They also rip a new one in for Roddy McDowell, and reiterate his 'Planet of the Ape's roles and pure shame for taking a small role as the doctor in this movie. Another career washed down faster than Alan Hale's. LaserBlast is also another movie based solely around padding and meaningless violence. This should been recognized as pure kids stuff, as it has no real plot but alotta cool scenes(sort of) of violence. Adults will either speculate its idiocy or fall asleep. the only redeeming quality of this movie were the aliens. Stop motion aliens who spoke some pretty nifty language, and were kinda cute.

Title: Laserblast
Post by: Mike on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Andrew K: "I first saw this on the Detroit Channel 50's Saturday Shocker, and thought it was the most depressing film ever made-but then they played The Incredible Melting Man the following week."

I suddenly thought of this movie for the first time in almost 20 years on the way home from work just now, and decided to do a net search.  This site is awesome.

I too remember when both of those movies were shown back-to-back on channel 50!  The Incredible Melting Man is the third worst movie of all time behind only Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things and Pretty Woman.  

Title: Laserblast
Post by: Rod on November 18, 2003, 01:39:33 PM
I remember watching this movie on a local channel as a young child.  Although the movie was weak in plot (a lot of details were left out and too many unanswered questions), I found it quite appealing as a child.  I especially liked the stop motion animation and the title soundtrack.  Do you know where I can get a copy of the title soundtrack?

Title: Laserblast
Post by: RandomGuest on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
Noticably dumb kid that gets picked on, finds laser, uses laser to exact revenge on bullies,the more he shoots the laser the more he turns into an alien.  In the end aliens come down and shoot him.

A lot of driving, a lot of cars blowing up
Conclusion -  A Cinematic Masterpiece

Title: Laserblast
Post by: Max on June 05, 2004, 12:12:59 PM
I only bought this movie because I hade 10 dollars to kill, and I love B-Movies.

Title: Laserblast
Post by: night heron on June 09, 2004, 11:39:49 AM
He the kid when he puuts on the weird necklece and takes up the gun and then he begins to look a bit like BILL BIXBY when he becomes the INCREDIBLE HULK  and the alein cops look a bit like dinosuars or turtles without shells and as for the weapon it looks pretty cool

Title: Laserblast
Post by: Kyle Brinkmann on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
LaserBlast is Grade Z Horror/Sci-Fi at its best.
No real plot here except for some guy finding an alien weapon and going ape s**t.

Title: Laserblast
Post by: Jason on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
I loved this movie!  I was a kid and the one thing I always hated about Star Trek was how little use they made of the phasers.  This thing had aliens and revolved around the gun.  

Not much of a plot but I figured the necklace was a conductor and the kid was a battery for the blaseter.  The more he used it, the more  he mutated.

The only unfortunate side effect of this film, I think how much I enjoyed it shows in my current work.

Title: Laserblast
Post by: JMR3000 on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I was 12 when this came out in the theaters.  I went to see it with a friend of mine.  It was playing as a double feature with "Chariots of the Gods", which my friend thought was "Food of the Gods" because he was telling me about giant rats.  Instead of seeing giant rats, we had to sit through two hours of William Shatner telling us about space aliens who landed on Earth 2000 years ago.

Then "Laserblast" finally came on, and I soon realized it was crap.  Cheesy aliens and a dork who kept turning into a monster whenever he used the gun.  I did admire the gun, though, and I'm sure I appreciated the explosions.

Even the TV ads were a cheat.  They emphasized the aliens and the space ship, which only showed up at the beginning and the end.

Still, I'd like to see this again, just for the sake of memories and to confirm its crappiness.  

Title: Laserblast
Post by: Will on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
What a sweet movie.  Horribly sweet.  I made a buddy watch Laserblast not too long ago.  Afterwards he told me with a blank face, "If you ever make me watch a movie like that again, I'm going to punch you in the mouth."

My favorite cheese-movie of all-time.

Title: Laserblast
Post by: IT on August 10, 2005, 12:02:17 PM
I got talked into seeing this piece of crap as a kid and almost lost my mind.The aliens were cool but the movie is terrible avoid it.

Title: Laserblast
Post by: scott on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Man, what a great movie.
I'm kidding of course.

I first saw this movie at a friend's house when I was 12, we rented it from a local convenience store that only carried old-ass, bargain-bin movies.

I just added it to my netflix queue, can't wait to relive the "magic".

Haw haw.

Title: Laserblast
Post by: Peder on November 17, 2005, 04:04:52 PM
The MST3K version is funny. Always loved the great stopmotion though.

Title: Laserblast
Post by: Melissa Schmidt on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
Got Laserblast coming in the mail soon.. But this movie had been MSTed. Love that bad. it hurts so good.
I like your site, will be amussing myself with it in the years to come....

Title: Laserblast
Post by: Virginia Plane on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
  The turtle head aliens are cute in a weird way. One thing that cracks me up about this movie is the "Star Wars" billboard that gets "blowed up real good" just has the words star wars scribbled on it, no graphics, no nothin'.

Title: Re: Laserblast
Post by: Naldoman on January 28, 2007, 04:02:47 AM
My buddy and I went to see this cinema dog when it came out.  The theater had maybe 10 people in it, during a matinee, and it was in a discount theater.  We laughed ourselves SICK.  It was the first time I'd seen movie in a theater that was absolute trash.  As terrible, boring and stupid as it is, there are actually a few moments that are just jewels.

• The destruction of the Star Wars billboard and the following (offscreen) death of the hippie stand as a tribute to teen impatience and rage!!!

• The teen's comeuppance at the hands of the aliens was such an unexpected and satisfying conclusion to the film!!!  Unredeemable!  Unallowable!! Unbelievable!!!

Of course, the ending leads you directly to think -- "WHY didn't the aliens pick up the damn gun to start with, instead of leaving it there for some precocious dolt to toy with???!!!!"

I too, wanted to erase the horrific sight of Keenan Wynn in a most wretched sad...

Title: Re: Laserblast
Post by: giant Claw on March 10, 2007, 08:32:19 PM
If i remember it was released just after STAR WARS came out and was probibly made to cash in on the popularity of sci fi fantasy movies :bouncegiggle:

Title: Re: Laserblast
Post by: Tbone on January 24, 2008, 03:14:52 PM
You don't know what you're missin till you see the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version of the movie. So freakin funny!

Title: Re: Laserblast
Post by: Giant Claw Jr on February 29, 2008, 10:56:09 PM
Those aleins look a lot like claymation dinosouars and the youth kind of reminds you of THE INCREDIBLE HULK :twirl:

Title: Re: Laserblast
Post by: LawDog1 on March 06, 2008, 10:40:14 AM
I saw Laserblast on TV - one of those late night features in the very early 80s. You know the ones your parents warned you about because of the "sex" scenes. Oh please!! Some ads today on daytime are more racy (not to mention the internet)!! At any rate, I recently Netflixed Laserblast to show my wife. We laughed most of the way through . . . I don't know if it was because the film was so cheesy or we're just children of the 70s. Long live the B-Movie!!

Title: Re: Laserblast
Post by: Eric Seiden on December 22, 2008, 08:14:09 PM
The worst F*ING movie *EVER*

I saw it when it came out and have been trying to forget it ever since.

Title: Re: Laserblast
Post by: K Miller on January 02, 2009, 12:01:10 AM
this film was cool as hell when i was 7 and well the hell with anyone that doesnt think its still cool
its all good when you were young and seen it but it seems our technology has surpassed our humanity and our lack of appreciation for what was made for (us) in the past, present and future has made us all one of the worst at acknowledging the fact that we take for grantit that which we do not destroy... come-on folks you can't accept thing's or people or works of art in slices ...

Title: Re: Laserblast
Post by: Watson on May 15, 2009, 02:20:44 PM
I remember seeing this film when I was about four years old.  (When they still had double features showing in the theaters.)  The movie Laserblast still stands out in my mind as being the worst film I have EVER scene in my life so far.   (When a four year old knows that a movie sucks, it's got to be bad.)  All this time I still wonder what some of these well known actors were smoking in order to provoke them to being in this film.  If you want to see a film that fits the TRUE definition of pure crap material,  this is definitely the one to see.

Title: Re: Laserblast
Post by: smashlov on May 24, 2009, 11:28:20 PM
so funny to see most ppl had the same reaction I did. saw this when I was six or seven on WKBD (good call Andrew K) and realized it was total crap regardless of any lasers or cool stop-motion aliens. you can't even say it's poorly written cause there's basically no dialogue. Literally JUST watched the MST3K version and had a good laugh.
David Fullam - you're not going to believe this but I watched the MST 'Robot Holocaust' immediately afterwards. I didn't notice if the score was similar and I'm pretty good at spotting that stuff. wished I'd paid more attention. I did notice that it was actually worse than Laserblast and I didn't know that was possible. I will always consider LB the cream of the crop tho.

LASERBLAST 4EVER!!!  :cheers:

Title: Re: Laserblast
Post by: Kyle on March 08, 2010, 11:04:05 AM
LaserBlast was great escapist B-Movie fun!!!

Title: Re: Laserblast
Post by: KyleBrinkmann on March 12, 2010, 03:37:06 PM
I loved this movie! It was a great Grade Z film about someone who found something incredibly powerful and managed to blow up a bunch of stuff before getting his fool self killed. What more could you ask for!

Title: Re: Laserblast
Post by: izzordad on December 18, 2011, 10:08:30 PM
I remember this movie, or rather OH GOD! take it from my head! i remember this movie.
For  me it ranks right down there with Plan 9 From Outer Space.

I saw this movie in 1979 or 80 in Bad Tolz Germany, and they had the audacity to charge us $1 to sit through it. We (I was in the Army then) had been out in the field for 30 days, we got an evening to come in take a hot shower get a hot meal be able to sleep in a bed, and maybe a few short hours to relax before goin back out for another 30 days or so.
So me a a couple others went and grabbed a few beers each and headed for the movies to relax drink our brews and watch a flick.
And we sat there in utter amazement at this godawful thing they called a movie and charged us to see. It was bad enough we didnt even drink the beer, German bier mind you.
To this day I can still see in my head the terrible stop motion (Ray Harryhausen must twist in his grave) aliens and the only funny part when the kid blasts the Star Wars sign and the guy in the van is like far out man then gets blasted.
All in all, just for the helluvit you should watch this movie at least once

Title: Re: Laserblast
Post by: Pacman000 on March 27, 2012, 12:48:43 PM
A few years ago I was looking at a binder full of sci-fi articles.  One of the articles was about a movie with stop-mtion lizard-beings.   I never saw the movie; I didn't even get the title.  I thought it was something like Star Wars, but with stop-motion aliens for the lead characters. Guess what?  It's this movie; I recognize the creatures.  I already knew about this movie; it didn't interest me, and it still doesn't interest me.  :bluesad:  Oh well, at least I can stop looking.

Title: Re: Laserblast
Post by: CalrissianFoxxSteele on October 03, 2012, 11:59:18 PM
They at least could have put subtitles for the alien dialogue scenes.