Saturday, January 19, 2013

I MARZIANI HANNO DODICI MANI - Ennio Morricone - "The 12 Handed Men Of Mars" (1964)

Our pledge to you, no weird film left behind, no matter what! That being said, tonight's feature is "I Marziani Hanno 12 Mani" or in English, "The 12 Handed Men Of Mars!" Once again, while everyone takes big-time liberties with their posters, and I might have dozed off, but I never saw anything close to resembling Robby The Robot in this movie!

Still working it hard today, the soundtrack  for "I Marziani Hanno 12 Mani" was composed by none other than El Fabuloso,  Ennio (THE GOOD BAD AND THE UGLY) Morricone! Ennio has always been known as kind of a slacker, he only has 513 composing credits to his name!!

Flying Saucers are real...............

............And they've been landing on Earth each and every day, mostly unnoticed for centuries!!

Here they are, those wacky guys from Mars: Paolo (Zum Zum Zum) Panelli as X1, Carlo (MY FRIEND, DR. JEKYLL) Croccolo as X2, Enzo (HOWLERS OF THE DOCK) Garinei as X3, and Alfredo (WHISKEY AND VODKA) Landa as X4!!!!

To blend in on Earth, the first thing you need to learn is the goose step, otherwise you're going to stand out like a sore thumb!!

These Martians are a bunch of geeks, and might just be the first foursome of guys with mop top haircuts that don't look anything close to cool!

Looking to cool down with some local liquid beverage, this crazy cat takes a big chug off of a gas nozzle!

The Martians are totally in tune with music and really dig it when the jukebox plays "Amore Twist" by Rita Pavone!

Back in the day, a group of guys like this would be referred to as gleeps or dorks!

But one thing is certain, they do have an immense appreciation for members of the opposite sex!!

Well, there is a bit of confusion when this Martian chooses the jukebox over one of the hot chicks!

The Martians are in full control of their own personal gravity!

Goobers and girls! That's what pretty much defines this film!

At a party, one of the Martians shows the musicians providing the music how to riff on one of their outer space tunes, and that leads to..............

.........This crazy dance number where one of the Martians accidently steps on his partner's dress which rips it off to the waist, and in turn, all the guys in the room think it's a cool idea, and do the same thing to their various dance partners, leading to.............

.................a wild and weird space dance reminiscent of the dance scene in "Ikarie XB 1" aka "Voyage To The End Of The Universe" and/or..............

............The dance scene in the German Space Patrol TV series "Raumpatrouille!" The odd space music in this scene that you will hear in the sound clip, is also vaguely familiar, but I haven't been able to place my finger on it quite yet! All I really know is that it's really spacey!

In the end, the Martians must pack it up, and go back to where they came from, or are they still around?


Troy Z said...

"Back in the day, a group of guys like this would be referred to as gleeps or dorks!"

...Or DEVO.

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

......or The Hullaballoos

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