Zombie themed movies are back as the in thing thanks to the success of mainstream viewing such as Shawn of the Dead and the TV show The Walking Dead. In horror movies there is two things that you love to see killed; Nazis and Zombies. So this film written, edited and directed by David B. Stewart III combines the two. The plot is a team of army special forces has been chosen to go to an old biological weapons facility to destroy all equipment and specimens inside. What they find is not only the danger from the zombies but also danger from themselves.
Directed by Albert and Charles Band, and released in 1992 by Full Moon Entertainment, Doctor Mordrid is a fantasy adventure set in New York city.
Doctor Anton Mordrid (Jeffrey Combs) is an enigmatic sorcerer, masquerading as a criminal psychologist and landlord to the New York apartment block he currently lives within. For over a hundred years Doctor Mordrid has lived on Earth, as a guardian against Kabal (Brian Thompson), another sorcerer with delusions of grandeur and sadistic intentions. “Before this is over I will drink your blood and eat your flesh…and it will taste sweet!”
Many things can grab your attention. It can be a shiny object, a loud noise, a beautiful woman, and so on – you get the point. But to this humble cinephile, there is nothing more slap-in-the-face stunning than a B-Movie poster. Featuring rich colors, wicked graphics, and tantalizing phrases, B-Movie posters consistently blow my mind. In fact, I cannot think of a profession that could be more fun than designing these AMAZING works of art.
Sergio Martino’s The Mountain of the Cannibal God is a welcome addition to the Italian cannibal sub-genre that dominated the late 1970′s and early 1980′s.
In search of her missing anthropologist husband in the jungles of New Guinea, Susan Stevenson (Ursula Andress), and enlists the help of Professor Edward Foster (Stacy Keach), who believes that her husband might have headed for the mountain Ra Ra Me. Translated as Mountain of the Cannibal God, Ra Ra Me is located just off the coast on the island of Roka, believed to be cursed by the locals. A curse that takes on the psychical form of a savage and cannibalistic tribe.
Let’s face it, B movies are just fun. It takes a high degree of fun-lovingness to not care especially about all those silly things like comprehensibility and acting. After all, those just get in the way of the fun, right? Usually, you can count on a movie below a certain level of film standards to not do especially well in the large scale. Many movies that are made at a lower budget can make a lot more profit in comparison, after all. But, even besides that, many people have a sort nostalgia and fondness for the B-movie feel, even in horror flicks.
The following review will focus on the 1995 dubbed release from Manga Entertainment.
Directed by Tsutomu Iida and released in 1987 Devilman: The Birth is an original video animation (OVA) based upon the Japanese manga series (1972-1973) of the same name, written and illustrated by Go Nagai.
Devilman: The Birth was followed by a direct sequel in 1990 titled Devilman: The Demon Bird, also directed by Tsutomu Iida. This sequel was also dubbed by Manga Entertainment and released in 1995. View ‘The Birth’ and ‘The Demon Bird’ together to understand why I personally consider Devilman as one of the finest examples of Japanese animation.