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« on: May 10, 2021, 04:23:30 PM »

I've recently been watching a few of Bert's films from the 1950s & 60s. My kids actually enjoyed 'Earth Vs the Spider' which goes back over sixty years.

Does anybody else agree that he was underrated as a B-Movie pioneer? If you are unfamiliar with his work a few of his other films that might ring a bell are 'The Magic Sword' & 'The amazing colossal man'

I've found some real entertainment value in a couple of his flicks and it seems he wasn't just churning them out by the dozen as a cheap product.

The guy is 98 now and i believe he was still on the convention circuit as late as 2018. Have any of you guys had the chance to ever meet him?
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2021, 10:03:54 PM »

Never met the man, but some of us here sure are fans of BERT I. GORDON -

...and WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST !!! 
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2021, 04:04:45 AM »

I love 'Earth Vs the Spider'.
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2021, 07:22:48 AM »

I honestly don't think he's underrated, he has a similar reputation than Roger Corman, although in a differente way. Good ol' Bert liked to overuse his gimmick of putting big monsters on the screen. I did liked THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN, and VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS, while pretty crappy, has some sweet chicks to look at, at least.  BounceGiggle
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2021, 09:11:58 AM »

His favorite of mine was always the sequel to the AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN- the WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST.



I mean- he gave us FOOD OF THE GODS (1976)!

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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2021, 09:49:03 AM »

I keep hoping to find a copy of Food of the Gods in a second-hand market. Read the H.G. Wells story some time ago but I've never come across a physical copy of the film.
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2021, 10:00:08 AM »

Bert did a beach party version in 1965!
With Beau Bridges- the Big Lebowski's brother
It was called VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS.

Not a good movie!  BounceGiggle
But a watchable one!


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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2021, 03:45:28 PM »

Bert did a beach party version in 1965!
With Beau Bridges- the Big Lebowski's brother
It was called VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS.

Not a good movie!  BounceGiggle
But a watchable one!


http://youtu.be/n_a2V-y_bbQ

Joy Harmon! Who washed a car with her body in COOL HAND LUKE!


JOHNNY CRAWFORD was also in VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS... agree, it's not good (at all) but perhaps a reason I belong to this website.
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2021, 09:14:49 PM »

Used to wonder if Bert I Gordan was his real name.  ( I know now it is-thanks Wikipedia)

But it is kind of funny that a man who made so many giant monster films had the initials  B.I.G.   
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2021, 06:48:22 AM »

Bert did a beach party version in 1965!
With Beau Bridges- the Big Lebowski's brother
It was called VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS.

Not a good movie!  BounceGiggle
But a watchable one!


http://youtu.be/n_a2V-y_bbQ

Joy Harmon! Who washed a car with her body in COOL HAND LUKE!


JOHNNY CRAWFORD was also in VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS... agree, it's not good (at all) but perhaps a reason I belong to this website.


Also in this mess somewhere is Ron Howard and Toni Basil!
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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2021, 08:04:12 AM »

Empire Of The Ants was actually quite good.
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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2021, 03:21:59 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2021, 07:34:37 PM »

Don't forget THE CYLOPS. When he picks the girl with the background is simply hilarious. Bert had no shame.

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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2021, 02:02:55 PM »

TORMENTED(1960) is another gem from Bert..pretty good ghost story.

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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2021, 11:19:01 AM »

Tormented is pretty good; I usually like Bert I. Gordon's movies. FX work isn't much worse than Lost in Space.

Used to wonder if Bert I Gordan was his real name.  ( I know now it is-thanks Wikipedia)

But it is kind of funny that a man who made so many giant monster films had the initials  B.I.G.   
There's a theory that names can influence a person's decisions: https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/why-your-name-matters
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