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« on: February 24, 2008, 10:14:05 AM »

Take a Chinese legend about "The Monkey King," turn it into a Hong Kong kung fu flick, then hire a Bollywood director.  Presto!

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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2008, 04:07:27 PM »

If the film had the spider sisters shooting silken web out their butt, it would be an entirely different kind of movie that would be found in a entirely different section of a rental establishment that is not Blockbuster or Hollywood.  That would be the section behind the door you never realized was a room full of movies until a sheepish looking overweight balding man walks out with an arm full of movies.  Disclaimer:  I do NOT want to see women shoot silken web out their butt.  Now if it's jelly beans, maybe then.

What good is Netflix if a number of movies you want to see are only found in VHS format (and there are a lot of them).  Thank God for Movie Madness in Portland, OR and Scarecrow and Seattle, WA.  Without Movie Madness, I wouldn't be able to rent Maniac Cop 2, Phantasm 2, The Green Slime, Damnation Alley, or Roller Disco USA (just kidding on the last one ... whom I kidding, I'm not really kidding).  With major rental establishments eliminating their VHS and carrying only DVDs, fanatics of "bad" movies are missing out on many gems that aren't and may never see the DVD format.  With Blue Ray, the selection gets even smaller.  I have no interest in Blue Ray.  Do I really need a better picture?  Will movies on DVD like Boss {n-bomb} and Soul of {n-bomb} Charlie really benefit on Blue Ray with that directly from VHS to DVD qaulity?  Once one has amassed a DVD collection such as I, switching to Blue Ray is really a moot point, especially when you purchase movies you know damn well will never see the light of Blue Ray.  Note:  This paragraph has nothing to do with the first.  Sorry about the tangent.
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008, 10:15:03 AM »

This is a four part series.  I have all of them and they are all really over the top.  it's been remade many times

another one that has similarly wild imagery though a less comprehensible plot is "mahbali hanuman" an indian religious movie from i think 1980.
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2008, 04:51:05 PM »

i've seen the first one, THE MONKEY GOES WEST, which borrows a full-sized dragon prop from the Italian peplum MEDUSA VS THE SON OF HERCULES (and a scene or two) and it's fun, but a bit long.  still, best to see these in order, since they do tell a complete story.

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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2009, 11:43:33 PM »

Kind of looking like a video game and those spider sister all look alike
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2010, 08:06:24 PM »

The legend this is based on is Journey to the West. I read it last year or so ago and wanted to find other media made from it...as a B movie fan this is a good find.
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2013, 12:16:31 PM »

Princess Iron Fan, an Chinese animated movie from the 40's is based on part of Journey to the West.

I have not seen it, but the Internet Archive has a copy: http://archive.org/details/princess_iron_fan

There was also a video game for the Supervision, but I can't find much info on it.  Screenshots:http://www.pixelpower.on.ca/supervision/games/jttwscreen.jpg
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2013, 11:48:43 AM »

There's also ALAKAZAM the Great!, an animated movie made in the 60's by Toei.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alakazam_the_Great

AIP released it in the US; they used some of the same voice actors as Speed Racer.  If I remember correctly, it was listed as one of the 50 worst movies of all-time.  Still, IMDb gives it a (semi) decent rating, so it might be worth checking out: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054265/.
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2013, 03:32:56 PM »

There's also ALAKAZAM the Great!, an animated movie made in the 60's by Toei.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alakazam_the_Great

AIP released it in the US; they used some of the same voice actors as Speed Racer.  If I remember correctly, it was listed as one of the 50 worst movies of all-time.  Still, IMDb gives it a (semi) decent rating, so it might be worth checking out: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054265/.


Yeah. I don't remember which book now, but it was listed as one of the worst movies of all-time in one of the books written by the Medved Brothers.

I, on the other hand, liked it. Seeing it a couple of times on TV. It dates from 1960 and is based on the Japanese comic "Boku no Son Goku." And the actual title being "The Magic Land of Alakazam." Though, I did see it under its alternate title "Alakazam the Great."

Originally voiced by Japanese artists., when it was released in the U.S., it was revoiced by among others Frankie Avalon, Sterling Holloway, Arnold Stang, Dodie Stevens, and Jonathan Winters.
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