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Thursday, June 18, 2009

More 8mm Japanese Monster Movie Boxes



My first ever 8mm monster movie- Ghidrah, Monster of all Monsters! (sigh...)





11 comments:

wiec? said...

these are all truly incredible!

i love how panicked, and small the crowd looks at the bottom of pic #3. That and the guy getting roasted by the Monster from a Prehistoric Planet.

prof. grewbeard said...

and most of 'em came from The Captain Company! (anyone know why the Co. was named that?)

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

8MM boxes are the best!!! What a concept!!! You really had to want to watch a movie reel bad in order to break out the screen, and set up the projector just to watch a 3 minute silent movie!!! Kids today think they got it tough!!

prof. grewbeard said...

i'd usually watch one of these three or four times in a row forward and backward just to make it worth the effort! the coolest thing to do is to get two projectors and project one film on top of another. you get images of true surrealism!

Karswell said...

Wow, I didn't know they made a Voyage into Space Super8!

But yeah, playing these reels backwards was sometimes more fun than playing them forwards... we also used to spin records to these, picking songs from albums or 45's and see if we could get lyrics or riffs to line up with the action. All the hub bub about Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon and Oz is just a load of baloney cuz Dark Side lines up perfectly with just about every movie ever made.

prof. grewbeard said...

except maybe The Creeping Terror...

J. Tallis said...

Man! I am gonna break out my copy of Creeping Terror just to find out!

prof. grewbeard said...

how about watching The Creeping Terror while listening to Monster A Go-Go?...

Anonymous said...

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prof. grewbeard said...

thenk you vedy much!

Anonymous said...

Wondrous, atmospheric artwork on these boxes. Today's DVD/Blu-ray covers of modern films lack all this. You really can't beat old artwork (or old films for that matter)!

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