Monday, July 25, 2011

Latitude Zero (1969)



today- or tomorrow, really, celebrates the release of this wild and wonderful movie.  I never saw it growing up- not even on the celebrated KWGN Channel 2. it wasn't until 1989 that I saw it on Channel 31, late night, and they aired it twice in about a month.

it's full of gadgets, cool ships and monsters, plus it's all in English.

I would have loved it as a kid.  I remember my cousin Todd telling me about it, describing the gloves with all the powers they had in them. and of course the pictures in Famous Monsters #114 were cool as well. I greatly enjoy it now, and knowing all the back story behind the movie makes me amazed it even got made. 

I'm still more astounded it got a legit R1 DVD release here in this country.

2 comments:

C. Elam said...

That R1 release was even more amazing when you consider it had only just been released in Japan a couple of years earlier!

I had forgotten Toho had done an English version of the trailer. Somewhat different than the U.S. one.

Xenorama said...

and that they thought the rights would never get cleared up for a release. so glad it did though.

I didn't watch it all the way through at first, so I thought it was the US trailer.