Thursday, December 1, 2011

News: Torgo in High Def + another board game movie
Mr. Torgo goes to Blu-Ray

                All little while back, I was able to sit down and review a mostly forgotten (at least by non-MST3K fans) 60’s horror film called “Manos: The Hands of Fate.” Yes, the translated title really is: “Hands: The Hands of Fate.” Only in America!!
                The movie is a technical catastrophe in almost every possible way, but by god is unintentionally entertaining at times.
                The good folks who put the  no-budget mess together really put their hearts and souls into the thing. Even though they lacked money, know-how and--- in many cases--- any discernible talent, they didn’t let that stop them. Think of the cast and crew as the Kardashians of their time, except for that whole money thing. And the “Manos” team did way more with less.
                Anyway, the cult classic--- about a family that gets lost in the desert and stumbles upon a strange cult lead by the mysterious Master and his henchman/ arch enemy Torgo--- may just be getting the Blu-Ray treatment.
                Who can we thank for this joyous news? A lucky movie fan who found a  working print buried in a stack of old films. He plans to restore the film and release it once again onto an unsuspecting planet.
                Read his whole story here, complete with pictures. I post lots of links, but this is one I’d urge you to check out. You don’t have to be a fan of “Manos,” or even have seen it to appreciate this story. You just gotta love movies.
                Thanks much to Katie Reing for sending me the link!
                Source: Manos in Hd       
‘Ouija’ the latest useless 
board game movie

                Now, you and I both know this rarely happens, but I’m not a happy camper.
                I know, I know. It’s shocking. Settle yourselves and I’ll explain why.
                Actually, you may want to brace yourselves and have a barf bag ready and waiting, just in case.
                There’s an Ouija board movie in the works.
                I know! First “Battleship,” now “Ouija” and lest we forget “Clue?” All these board games are making the jump to the big screen and STILL there’s no movement on my “Risk” or “Mouse Trap” ideas.
                In case you’re new, my “Risk” movie is an extremely long, complex and intriguing war picture that just keeps going and going and going until everyone in the audience just gets sick of it and goes home.
                The “Mouse Trap” movie is all set up, with zero action whatsoever until an absolutely riveting 30 second long finale.
                We’re talking box office gold with the both of ’em. Gold I tells ya!
                And instead, courtesy of Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes production house, we’re stuck with “Ouija.” Marti Noxon, best known for her work on the “Buffy” the TV series and the “Fright Night” remake is penning the script.
                Apparently, the movie is going to go for a family adventure type feel. Which is sort of ironic when you consider just how many families have been torn apart by the evil forces contained within the Ouija board itself. Downright tragic really.
                Remember: It’s never too late to jump on the “Risk” or “Mouse Trap” bandwagon.  Operators are standing by, Hollywood studios.
                Source: Bad Movie Nite

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