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Thread #69355 Message #1175712
Posted By: Little Hawk
01-May-04 - 08:26 AM
Thread Name: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
Was "Last Man on Earth" the Vincent Price one where everyone had been turned into vampires except for Vincent, and all the vampires were slowly starving to death while Vincent went methodically around the city killing them day after day and holing in in a garlic-strewn, mirror-laden house at night? That was one spooky film.
"Quatermas and the Pit" was pretty cool, demonstrating the British penchant for taking their Sci-Fi films a bit more seriously than Hollywood usually bothered to.
The first Godzilla film was great. I recall another rarer one in the "Big Lizard attacks Japan" genre, called "Varan the Unbelievable". It had some wonderful action scenes in it. Varan was a huge lizard who walked on all fours and trashed cities and used the very nasty technique of freezing opponents solid with his icy breath, delivered via a long, stiff tongue. Quite bizarre! He had a big fight with Gamera (I think it was Gamera...) in the middle of Tokyo, and finally froze the poor turtle in his footsteps, but got badly bitten in the process. Gamera later got thawed out and returned to even the score.