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« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2008, 06:18:23 PM »

Thematicly intresting...but it still makes me want to order pizza.

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Cinematic Manic
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2008, 02:41:58 PM »

It seems to me there are three reasons that people deliberately watch these quality of movies:

1. They are goddam funny. You have to love the badness and appreciate it for its true entertainment value.

2. Nostalgia. I remember this beauty from my teenage years.

3. To have friends over, get a little "confused" and have a ball making fun of them.

The psychedelic scene alone is worth it. This is a gem of a movie. Wonderful.

« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2008, 04:34:10 PM »

Can someone email me and let me know if this is the movie version where the guy is in a cell at the end of the movie and telling this story. He has become half mushroom. Dun Dun Dun!!
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2008, 01:10:06 PM »

I saw this when I was young. Except it was in black and white and MUCH darker (film quality-wise) .  To this day, I refuse to eat mushrooms!  I saw it again last year in full color and too brightly lit.  In that light (pardon the pun), it matches the reviews. In it's original very dark b&w, on a cold dark night, it's one of the best B-movies ever played on our local Nightmare Theater (every city had their own version of our Nightmare Theater). Big difference between dark and menacing scary shadows and brightly lit rubber mushroom suits!
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« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2009, 02:08:10 PM »

Hey, did any of you notice the poor quality of the dubbing in this film?  Hey, it seems like every character says "Hey" 40 or 50 times.  Hey, maybe it was my verision only?  Hey!!  it's hard to cowcentrate on the 'drug symbolism' when the dubbing is so poor and laughable and everyone says HEY so damn much!
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« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2009, 06:44:23 PM »

Of course, bad dubbing doesn't help, but I actually like this movie. There are a few scenes that are genuinely creepy, IMO.
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« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2009, 03:26:21 PM »

It's worth noting that the film comes from a very very good English horror short-story by William Hope Hodgson.  Seek out his work if good, creepy ghost & supernatural monster stories are your fare.

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« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2010, 02:25:44 PM »

I find Matango to be one the better sci-fi/horror films Toho produced in the 1960s. It's one of Ishiro Honda's best films and up there with the original Godzilla. I think the majority of people who dislike it are missing the point.
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