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« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2012, 08:55:09 PM »

I don't think so.  BTW, it was not a Nazi Nipple but a nerdy scientist nipple.
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« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2012, 08:59:24 PM »

I've never paid much attention to the Asylum movies until this thread.  I realized that I had an Asylum movie, though!  I Am Omega!  I bought it because I'm a big Mark Dacascos fan and it seemed like a good idea at the time.  It wasn't.

Man, the trailer to Nazis at the Centre of the Earth looks really terrible.  Did I just see Mengele rip the skin off someone's face at the very end?  Ugh!

It amazes me how the Asylum can make movies like 'Transmorphers' and 'The Day The Earth Stopped' without getting into serious legal trouble.  Do these movies even make money?
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« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2012, 09:04:04 PM »

Does Dominique Swain get naked at any point in it by chance? 
If she does, I'm sold, no matter if the movie destroys my very soul.  Wink
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« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2012, 09:50:44 PM »

It amazes me how the Asylum can make movies like 'Transmorphers' and 'The Day The Earth Stopped' without getting into serious legal trouble.  Do these movies even make money?

I seem to remember reading that 20th Century Fox, or whichever studio produced the "Day That Stood Still" remake w/Keanu Reeves, filed a cease-and-desist order against the Asylum over their "Day The Earth Stopped" flick but I don't know if anything ever came of it. Maybe the "real" studio watched the Asylum version and decided it wasn't worth going to all the lega trouble...

Also, awhile ago after Asylum's "Battle: Los Angeles" ripoff, "Battle Of Los Angeles," (note the "Of" in the title, people... totally different movie!) aired on SyFy Channel, it turned up in the On Demand offerings on my Cable TV under the new  title "Attack: Los Angeles".... I can only assume that the makers of the "real" movie must've made a few phone calls and forced a name change....

As for whether or not they make money, the Asylum's web site claims that they've never lost money on a film... most of their flicks cost less than a million (most are somewhere between a quarter million to half a million budget, I believe) so between RedBox rentals and selling broadcast rights to the SyFy Channel they seem to have got a pretty good racket going.
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« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2012, 10:22:33 PM »

Forgive my ignorance, but I'm not familiar with The Asylum's movies. Could somebody suggest a good starting point for me?
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« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2012, 11:12:10 PM »

You won't get better than the one that started this thread! TeddyR
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« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2012, 06:44:25 AM »

Forgive my ignorance, but I'm not familiar with The Asylum's movies. Could somebody suggest a good starting point for me?


Their site is over here:  http://www.theasylum.cc/ and they've got trailers for most of their movies.

My favorite would probably be "Journey To The Center Of The Earth" with Greg Evigan and Dedee Pfeiffer.  If you like hot babes in tight tank tops, it's the mother lode.  And it's a fun B-movie. 

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"100 Million BC" is another fun one.  Totally ridiculous but it's a fun watch.  "Shapeshifter" is kind of a cool little monster flick that I've watched several times. 
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« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2012, 08:39:31 AM »

 :bouncegiggle:AMERICAN WARSHIPS!
Wow, now what movie does that remind me off, hummm?...
Shameless...but fun If you ain't expecting Shakespear. Smile
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« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2012, 08:31:23 AM »

Ah, the fun of it all...

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« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2012, 04:19:36 PM »

That sounds...pretty promising, actually.
Then again, the asylum would have to try REALLY hard to be worse than it already is.

Thanks for the recommendation!
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« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2012, 11:42:55 PM »

Forgive my ignorance, but I'm not familiar with The Asylum's movies. Could somebody suggest a good starting point for me?
Mega Pirahna is my personal favorite. Tons of great Bad movie moments we all know and love without the movie being to painful.
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