Wednesday, September 30, 2009

THE RETURN OF CHANDU / Principal Pictures - 1934

Welcome again to Wednesday Black & White Oldie Flick with host Tabonga and lil' helper pet Ralphie the tarantula and Piff the gnat! Only one day away from DUNGEON HALLOWEEN COUNTDOWN where we have all kind of surprise for you and we gonna post every single day from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31 ~ So, don't miss it!!

Three year after he play DRACULA, Bela Lugosi play hero Chandu in this 12 chapter serial THE RETURN OF CHANDU after he play bad guy Roxor in CHANDU THE MAGICIAN two year earlier and actually get the gurl this time!!

Abe Meyer was music director and use music from 5 composer, Charles Dunworth, Francis Gromon, Hen Herkan, Hen Herkan and Josiah Zuro. Today soundclip is real nice, no kidding, Eegah!! do 'nother great job!

So, on with show!.. Today, Piff have the honors of pushing big giant red 'GO' button which actually start a ball rolling somewhere! So, go, Piff, go!! BLACK MAGIC CULT vs CHANDU!

All Tabonga can say is... Gong crash can happen at any second and can scare crap outta you! So, turn volume up and scare pet cat for fun!

Bad guy think they so clever, nobloody even know what they up to!! N'yuk, n'yuk, n'yuk, n'yuk!!

Oh boy, Chandu coming to visit! (Just in nick of time!)

Chandu get off plane and into airport only to be follow by two suspicious lookin' dude!

Chandu gots his ring though, and he can do some cool trick when he rub it just right! Remember, he is magician...

Watch this, SUC-KER!

Gee, but, where did he go, George?!

Oh crap, he mysteriously pop in on party and mess up bad guy kidnap plan.

Bela try to explain so even gurl can understand!

Bela finally gonna get some info on evil bad guy plan, when!...

Oh hell yeah, blow dart to the heart!.. Work like charm! One time, Tabonga hear story about guy who suck in and swallow dart by mistake when he trying to kill other dude! Otch!!

Pretty clever way to get quarter out of ever kid, every week for next 11 week!

Monday, September 28, 2009

UNKNOWN ISLAND - Ralph Stanley - "So I Knocked Their Heads Together Like A Couple Of Coconuts" (1948)

Now, THAT is a title card, they knew how to make things right back in 1948, if you know what I'm talkin' about! 61 years ago, imagine that!! It's really not hard to imagine dinosaurs back that long ago!! And that's what "Unknown Island" is all about, dinosaurs, well, that, and Barton McClane!!

Yep, yer right, it all starts in this funky little joint, the "Port Of All Nations Cafe!"

Where the bullshit flies and the booze flows freely.....and swingin' music brought to you by the man of the hour, Ralph Stanley, aka Maestro Raoul Kraushaar, a composer we've written about many times before for his work on "Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter," and "Billy The Kid Vs Dracula" just to name a couple!

City slickers Phillip Reed as Ted Osborne, and the charming Virginia Grey as Carole Lane happen onto the scene, slumming as it were! Virginia is looking pretty dang good for somebody who had already been in the business for 21 years! Her first acting gig was in "Uncle Tom's Cabin" at the age of 10! You might also remember Virginia for her work in "Target Earth!" No slouch himself, Phillip Reed had been acting since 1933, but this would be his solo appearance in a scary movie!!

That's Dick Wessel as Sanderson the 1st Mate on the left, and the one and only Barton MacLane as Capt. Tarnowski on the right, taking in the view!! The same year Dick was also in "Two Nuts In A Rut" as wrassler Horrible Higgins! Tough dude's got almost 300 credits as cab driver, moving man, blacksmith, henchman, roughneck etc.

Whack job Fairbanks is played by Richard Denning, who went on to do some of THE coolest films ever. "Target Earth" again with Virginia Grey, "Creature From The Black Lagoon," "Creature With The Atom Brain," and "The Black Scorpion!"

Kinda like a cross between "Gilligan's Island" and "Jurassic Park" only with Barton Mclane playing both the part of The Captain, and his little buddy....

Here he sneaks up on First Mate Sanderson, and scares the crap out of him, gets a gun pulled on him, and laughs like some freakin' maniac the whole time! You're gonna love this guy!!

Here we go, once again, proof positive of the existence of dinosaurs just a mere 61 years ago!!

Did you hear what I heard?

Did you see what I saw?

That's right, it's none other than Ray "Crash" Corrigan himself, filling in some spare time, as The Beast Monster!!

Go Crash, Go!!!!!

The tyrannosauruses are the weakest part of the special effects, they just kind of waddle around and look dumb, but the closeup with smoke looks pretty good!

Barton has one last smoke before he gets what's coming to him in quite a bloody fight between Crash and whoever was in the T-Rex outfit. Looks like they used lots of raw meat!!

"Target Earth"! together! Okay, you won't hear from me again until this Halloween Countdown starts, we've got a couple of surprises for you, so stick around!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

THE ALPHA INCIDENT / Bill Rebane - 1978

"So horrifyingly close to the truth, it will blow your mind!" read the tagline from maybe best Bill Rebane flick. One of Tabonga' very favorite thing is MST version of MONSTER A-GO GO! Bill is master of "curl your lip up funny" to look like horror has just struck!

Today story about microorganism from Mars brought to Earth by space probe, then get loose because of nosy backwood Doofustein and it terrorize people at train station! So, what else new around here?

Eegah!! put together 'nother great little soundclip for this Rebane monsterpiece! Music is by Richard A. Girvin who work on total of 5 project in his short film career.

Today is Ralphie the Tarantula' turn to push giant 'GO' button that always start show rolling... Today is no different, so hit it Ralphie! And, away we go!.. MARTIAN GERM AT MOOSE POINT! Great stills wif' excellent eye-popping decomposing Ralph Meeker!

UH... OH!!

What?.. WHAT??! Let me see!!

Kin I git ya a cup uh hot lava, George?!

Martian germ definitely not like white mouse! Show what kind of crazy effect you can get for 8 cent though!!

Dude going to Moose Point station because he want to tell everbloody he see a moose!

'Buck' open up the box of Martian virus on train and it get in a cut on hand, Jenny help him out and then she get it!.. Later, 'Buck' escape so Dr. Ted try to shoot him before he spread germ all around.

General have gazillion dollar command center but is still goddamn ignorant fool and should NEVER be in charge of nuffin' 'cept maybe shined up turd, but he part of 'The Family' and God want him to be in charge! BTW, that his gurlfiend there!

Gang is quarantine to station so have to kill time playing card, or...

Good time and bad, end of world or not, it always seem like most sensible thing to do!

Okay, fuck this, there ain't no freakin' antidote, we're totally incompetent and I'm going home, thank you and goodnight!


Poor lil' Ralphie never even have a chance!!

After Jenny see Ralph eyeball an' brain pop out of skull, she decide to blow own brain out in car before that happen to her... Ick!

Take no chances, exterminate everbloody at the train station!! We can't let anybloody know what bumbling fools we are!!.. Okay, good! Thanks! Have a nice weekend.

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