Monday, November 23, 2009
there behemoths be!
but it stands to reason I saw it first, since I like it more. it's not quite as well made, but there's just something inherently likable about the entire movie. the cast is quite enjoyable, and very sincere in their performances. the story is nothing new, atomic bombs revive a prehistoric monster (sound familiar?) but the rather graphic effects shown are a bit disturbing.
this was a staple of late night or weekend afternoon tv viewing in the 70s and early 80s, but like many other cool movies and tv shows, disappeared once "infomercials" made their cancerous debut on the telly. AMC showed it a few times, which then proved there were two versions around, one missing about 10 minutes of footage. since it's not a long movie to begin with, I bet that version just booked along!