Monday, October 25, 2010

Down the Rabbit Hole, Again

Alice in Wonderland (1985): this version was the super long movie directed by Harry Harris produced for television in the mid-eighties, one that apparently Micah (@reeldistraction) watched over and over as a child. It was broadcast in two 1.5 hour parts but the DVD provides both so it can be viewed as one continuous film (3 hours!). This might be one of the best versions I've seen mainly due to all the talent involved and the length to really tell the story. It's quite amusing to see another "star" show up for the next sequence. Here's a list of just a few of the actors involved: Red Buttons, Sherman Hemsley, Shelley Winters, Scott Baio, Sammy Davis Jr, Telly Savalas, Roddy McDowall, and Ringo Starr (just to name a few). 7/10
Terence Fisher's The Stranglers of Bombay (1959) was part of TCM's Hammer Horror Fridays this month that I recorded. It's less horror and more mystery adventure but there are horror elements that come from how the native tribes kidnap caravans under the guise of evil spirits. Not a bad watch at all. 6.3/10

The Black Scorpion (1957) is one of those atomic monster sci-fi B-movies from the fifties that seemed to be all the rage (that has somehow continued up to current times with all the monster animal flicks we see today by Asylum and other low budget studios). This one is very entertaining with a good cast. 6.7/10
  • October New: 48
  • October Re-watch: 11
  • October Total: 59
  • 2010 TOTAL: 643

No comments: