|A BEASTLY COLLECTION OF BIGFOOT, BUCHANAN, AND BIG STONE SAMURAI
||[Feb. 24th, 2009|05:22 am]
Monster movie fans, take notice. Image Entertainment has a treat for your this May in the form of the 11 movie, 4 disc, "Beast Collection" set. It will definitely be a bonanza for Bigfoot movie fans, of which seven of the eleven titles are composed of.
On the Sasquatchploitation front: the 1954 Yeti cheapie THE SNOW CREATURE, from the director of THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION comes THE CAPTURE OF BIGFOOT, the notoriously awful psycho Yeti schlocker SHRIEK OF THE MUTILATED, the 1977 cult quasi-documentary SASQUATCH, THE LEGEND OF BIGFOOT, another god awful Bigfoot documentary from 1976 titled THE LEGEND OF BIGFOOT, the Seventies TV movie SNOW BEAST that pitted Bo Svenson against an abominable snowman terrorizing a ski resort, and some no budget piece of crap from 1997 even I haven't bothered to watch called SEARCH FOR THE BEAST. Not sure how that last one got in there considering how recent and reportedly rancid it is.
Speaking of rancid and no budget, how about some Larry Buchanan? Two of his most beloved bad movie masterpieces will be included in this collection. I am speaking of ZONTAR, THE THING FROM VENUS and THE EYE CREATURES. The former starring John Agar in an almost surreal remake of Roger Corman's IT CONQUERED THE WORLD; the latter his remake of INVASION OF THE SAUCER MEN that boasts arguably some of the strangest looking alien creature designs put to film
It wouldn't be a monster movie collection without something from our friends in Japan. Sorry, no giant rubbersuit monsters; you'll just have to settle for a giant stone samurai on the rampage instead. Two of Daei's 1960's MAJIN flicks: MAJIN, MONSTER OF TERROR and RETURN OF THE GIANT MAJIN will be included. For those unfamiliar, these MAJIN movies were essentially samurai spectacles with the added twist of a giant stone samurai statue prayed back to life by local peasants to topple the evil shoguns warlording over their village. Now that I think about it, the MAJIN movies almost seem to classy for this DVD set.
The "Beast Collection" will be released on May 5th for the retail price of $19.95. The MAJIN movies alone make it well worth the price.
UPDATE: Did I massively oversleep today and it's suddenly May 5th? I go into Sam's today and they had this set on sale for $14.34. There's a huge time gap between February 25th and May 5th. Don't know how or why Sam's already has it on shelves but you better believe I snatched up a copy.