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Old May 6 2013, 12:28 AM   #586
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^I believe the model actually had only five limbs. It's sometimes called the "Quintopus." Although the creature in-story was presumably supposed to have eight limbs; we just never saw them all at once.
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Old May 6 2013, 12:37 AM   #587
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Night of the Comet (1984) - 4:15am
Is this any good? I've never seen it, but I remember that Catherine Mary Stewart was in it, and I've always liked her.
I'm also curious about this one. Robert Beltran is in it, too, and I've been meaning to watch it on Netflix for ages, but have never gotten to it. Anyone seen it?
And Mary Woronov, a mini-Eating Raoul reunion.

Man, I watched this many times growing up, it was an HBO staple at one time. I thought the leads were cute as a young'un. I think it's a fun movie but not necessarily essential as sojourer says. It's very 80s for better and worse, almost like a John Hughes apocalypse movie.
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Old May 6 2013, 09:23 AM   #588
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Night of the Comet (1984) - 4:15am
Is this any good? I've never seen it, but I remember that Catherine Mary Stewart was in it, and I've always liked her.
The only thing I remember about it is that Catherine Mary Stewart was cute. I'm curious to see it again.
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Old May 6 2013, 01:58 PM   #589
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^I believe the model actually had only five limbs. It's sometimes called the "Quintopus." Although the creature in-story was presumably supposed to have eight limbs; we just never saw them all at once.
That's the anecdote I read a few time over the years myself, 5 limbs. But in that 90 minute retrospective Ray himself claimed it had 6 limbs and then the presentation cut to another filmmaker (I forget whom) who also stated 6.

So, I don't know what to believe any more. I'm beginning to suspect I keep "slipping" into divergent quantum realities because people will state one thing and then later claim they never did.

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Old May 6 2013, 08:43 PM   #590
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Watched the first four chapters of the Judex serial last night. Since it's a 12-parter, things move a little slowly (Judex himself doesn't appear in the Prologue). Also, so far no "origin of Judex." We don't know who is or where he came for, just that he is "a champion of justice." I guess this will all come out in the remaining installments. By the way, the chapters were presented in their proper order: Prologue, Chapters 1, 2, and 3. Hopefully, the later ones will be also.
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Old May 6 2013, 09:36 PM   #591
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Watched the first four chapters of the Judex serial last night. Since it's a 12-parter, things move a little slowly (Judex himself doesn't appear in the Prologue). Also, so far no "origin of Judex." We don't know who is or where he came for, just that he is "a champion of justice."
And his brother's name is "Roger." He also had an article about someone named "de Tremeuse" (sic) that he looked at with the word "PAPA" written on it; I guess to remind himself of his relation to the subject of the piece.

It's interesting to see so much of the Shadow's precedents in this serial: the secret sanctum (with concealed passageways, no less), the sending of warnings via notes with an elaborate signature, the "cutting-edge" technology employed ("electric mirrors" and the like), and a network of associates (by which, I refer to his "distress" birds and "fantastic" dog pack). The cape and slouch hat are too obvious to remark on.

I can't wait to see the remainder of this serial. My fervent hope is that Judex and the Licorice Kid team-up to vanquish the villains in the final installment.
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Old May 6 2013, 10:47 PM   #592
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Ben Mankiewicz actually did a little prologue of his own where he rattled off all the similarities to the Shadow and Batman. It's amazing that I've never heard of this character before.
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Old May 7 2013, 12:40 AM   #593
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Ben Mankiewicz actually did a little prologue of his own where he rattled off all the similarities to the Shadow and Batman. It's amazing that I've never heard of this character before.
What, you're not an expert on silent French serials of the 1910s?
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Old May 7 2013, 09:32 AM   #594
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Sadly, no. But I've read a lot of articles and books on the history of the Pulps and genre fiction, as well as the film equivalents, that cite their antecedents back to the 1800s and further. I don't recall anyone ever mentioning Judex.
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Old June 6 2013, 02:35 PM   #595
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Just a reminder...

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Bride of Frankenstein (1935) - 8pm

Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) - 9:30pm

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) - 11pm

It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955) - 12:30am

King Kong (1933) - 2am

Cyclops (1957) - 4am
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Old June 6 2013, 09:30 PM   #596
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Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) - 9:30pm
^^^
Still a classic and a favorite (love how obviously they try and shoehorn Raymond Burr into the existing footage and story - and interestingly enough the Japanese included him in the 1985 (30 year anniversary) Godzilla film as a result.
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Old June 6 2013, 10:03 PM   #597
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Why is the 1984/1985 version of Godzilla never shown anywhere anymore?
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Old June 6 2013, 10:30 PM   #598
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Still a classic and a favorite (love how obviously they try and shoehorn Raymond Burr into the existing footage and story - and interestingly enough the Japanese included him in the 1985 (30 year anniversary) Godzilla film as a result.
Actually they didn't. As with the original, the footage of Burr was added by the American distributors for the US version of the film, which also differed from the Japanese version in other ways, mainly a dub script that had more humor and that presented the Soviet characters in a more negative light.
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Old June 6 2013, 10:31 PM   #599
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^^ It's too recent to be on TCM (although they did show Night of the Comet recently, so maybe they are working their way into the 80s). The only other place we'd be likely to see it is Encore.

Tonight is definitely an awesome lineup on TCM.
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Still a classic and a favorite (love how obviously they try and shoehorn Raymond Burr into the existing footage and story - and interestingly enough the Japanese included him in the 1985 (30 year anniversary) Godzilla film as a result.
Actually they didn't. As with the original, the footage of Burr was added by the American distributors for the US version of the film, which also differed from the Japanese version in other ways, mainly a dub script that had more humor and that presented the Soviet characters in a more negative light.
Well, another thing I didn't know about the 1985 film - that's hilarious that they added him into the U.S. version again.
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