Monday, February 24, 2020

THE OUTER LIMITS / 'Soldier' - Season 2 Episode 1 - 1964

In another classic tale, a soldier from 1800 years in the future, and an enemy soldier he's fighting, are accidentally teleported back to the year 1964. The psychiatrist assigned to examine the soldier realizes that the brute has been bred purely as a killing machine, but also, that he can reawaken the humanity in him. Later, the second soldier arrives and is ready to kill his enemy, and those who protect him!

It stars Lloyd (160 quality acting parts) Nolan, Michael (198 great acting jobs) Ansara, Tim (120 amazing acting credits) O'Connor and Catherine (75 solid acting parts, lotsa TV) McLeod.

The story starts here, in some unknown world... There seems to be a war going on, there are incoming super laser beams hitting down, and two soldiers are each taking commands to kill their enemy!!

As the men approach each other, two laser beams hit down at the same time, causing a time distortion that sends the soldiers careening through time and space, until...

One of the soldiers ends up here, he's being chased by police. Backed into a corner, he unloads on a patrol car, machen es geht, kaput!!

After being incapacitated by the noise from a jack hammer, the oddly clad man's barely subdued and taken to a psychiatric facility and put in an observation room. Tom Kagan is put on the case, an expert on foreign languages, they want him to figure out who the person is and what the Hell's going on around here. The big guy has the strength of five men! Paul Tanner, head of security, draws his gun before letting Kagan go inside the room with him.

Being friendly and offering the man a smoke seems to always be a good place to start, at least it used to be. Kagan eventually finds out that the man's name is Quarlo Clobregnny! Or, just plain old 'Quarlo' for short...

Later, Kagan tries to get Quarlo to read and identify words. He finds out that the man is from Earth, 1800 years into the future. He has been bred as a soldier, and understands much more than he lets on.

Tanner has the results back from the lab, the lethal weapon has no power supply and only has three working parts! Tanner's my favorite character in this one, Tim O'Connor is always great!

Kagan gets permission to take Quarlo to his own residence after he's sure the big guy is harmless to people he trusts. Also, Quarlo finds the family's cat and has a conversation with it using telepathy, cats in the future are like carrier pigeons of the past...

Of course, the other soldier, in full gear, eventually shows up, ready to cause a commotion. He starts by burning a hole in the wall, then entering the home. Got a great little still capture there at the bottom, nice!

Quarlo is able to grab the soldier and wrestle him to the ground. Then, well, they're flung off into another time and space place, I guess...

The story ends with another ominous warning about what we do in the present can effect events in the future. Tune in on Wednesday where Eegah!! will take us to another wild 'n' weird place in movie land, here at The Dungeon!!..

Saturday, February 22, 2020

SEXY CAT - "This Kitten Doesn't Purr" (1973)

 It's 2-22-2020,
 so it must be time for a "Sexy Cat" Saturday Night Special!

 And that's just what I have for you! 

Let's just let the cat out of the bag, "Sexy Cat" is whack!

 Pure and simple, this film was made in Spain, but it has an English title, and as far as I can discern, it was never released in the U.S. or with a Spanish title!

 "Sexy Cat" is a fictitious comic book for adults, a Fumetti as it were! 

 The creator of "Sexy Cat" is getting reamed. The comic is SO popular, they're creating a TV show, and he's not getting squat! He tries to hire a private detective to get him his fair share, but he really doesn't have much money. The Detective is a standup guy, and takes the case just to help out the little guy!

 Unfortunately for a lot of people get involved, there's some character dressed up like a real life "Sexy Cat," and the person is also a homicidal maniac!

 The poor guy who hired the Detective is the first victim!

 The eerie part is that he is killed the same way as the title of the next issue of "Sexy Cat."

 Yep, his throat was slit with a Venetian Dagger!
Okay, that's weird!

  Germán Sánchez Hernández-Cobos is Detective Mike Cash!
I like this guy! He's not real handsome, smart, athletic, or clever, but he's cool, and not a quitter! Even though his client got murdered, he's still going to try and find out what the Hell is going on!

 I like to take pictures of all of you. Don't worry, I won't tell anyone what you were doing!

 The gal who is playing "Sexy Cat" on the TV show is the next victim!
Of course this is what happened also in the next issue of "Sexy Cat."

 There is no way in Hell I would let them do this to me, and I got pretty turned off when it looks like they really kill the snake! Obviously it wasn't really poisonous!

 For those of you who have never taken a drawing class, this IS exactly what it's like!
That has got to be the best outfit I've seen lately!

 Even the poor kid in the wheel chair follows "Sexy Cat's" adventures on a regular basis!
Who is next, the story on the cover of the next issue is "The Synthetic Death." It's not going to be pretty. Just for the record, "Sexy Cat" is not really for kids. There's a meager amount of sex, but all the murders are quite graphic, and death by suffocation is not very pleasant.

 Fake Out!
When it looks like something is going to happen, it's not real, it's the TV show they're shooting.

 Every time there's a murder, by the luck of the draw, Mike Cash is there, and the police investigator is starting to annoy him with his questions.

 After all kind of cat and mouse tactics, it's finally revealed that.......

 .......The murderer is someone dressed up like "Sexy Cat," because like, there is no real "Sexy Cat!"

 So just stop the whole damn thing! Stop IT!

And in the "Department Of Let's Just Do Anything The Hell We Want," here's a VHS box for this film that doesn't have even one thing to do with the movie!
Ridiculous! It's not a movie about a freakin' cat!

Friday, February 21, 2020

THE FIEND OF DOPE ISLAND / He Enslaved An Island... And A Woman! - 1960

Okay so, on an island somewhere in the Caribbean, a guy named Charlie Davis has declared himself the head honcho, and if you don't obey his commands, well, you'll face the wrath of his fist and whip!!

Love these painted title cards the best!.. This one stars good old Bruce Bennett as 'Mister Charlie' and boss of the island. Bruce was born in Tacoma, Washington, and died in 2007 at the ripe old age of 100 in Santa Monica! Just prior to this feature, he played Dr. Karl Sorenson in THE COSMIC MAN and Dr. Eric Lorimer in THE ALLIGATOR PEOPLE. In this one he plays a drunk maniac. This movie is a fun watch, all the people are authentic looking and the over acting from Bruce is the whipped cream with a cherry on top!

And, if you don't believe me about the whip, Mr. Charlie will be happy to oblige...

Our hero is Charlie's helper, David, played by Robert Bray. He began his career after the war and had an amazing 8 acting credits in 1946, 10 more in 1947 and 11 in 1948!!.. Anyway, Charlie's telling him how has has to act around the natives, treat 'em tough!

Then, Glory La Verne, an entertainer, shows up for vacation and Charlie takes her money and prevents her from leaving, Her wants her for his own, the drunken peeg! Glory's played by Tania Velia, billed as the Yugoslavian Bombshell. And prior to this, she played a Venusian Girl in QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE and a Moon Girl in MISSILE TO THE MOON! You go girl.

Glory makes the best of it and helps out around the hut. She becomes fast friends with the village people (ha ha). In one case, she has a close encounter of the curious kind with a 15 year old boy that has an extreme hatred for Mr. Charlie because he whips the people, literally!

Charlie knows that David knocked him out and helped Glory escape with her native friends. So, he pulls out his whip (whips are evil but very effective weapons).

But, David fights through the snaps and cracks and knocks Charlie on his ass time and again with his fists. David splits and goes to a secret location where he has been coordinating with the locals to fight back against the brute.

Charlie goes off the rails and into tirade mode. The villagers are part of a plan to frustrate the wild man, they burn his shit down and even shoot at his feet when he tries to leave his place!

Eventually, Charlie finds David and Glory together and he beats up David. Just when Charlie is ready to use his whip on David, the 15 year old boy (he's been practicing) takes the whip and snaps a goodern on Charlie's back!

That gets Charlie's attention!!..

Charlie just wants to get his hands on the boy and tear him from limb to limb, but as fate would have it, the kid beats him into submission with his own weapon! Oh yeah, it all takes place during a lightning storm, every time the kid makes a strike, a lightning bolt appears!

When it's time for Charlie to leave the island, his little weasel buddy causes a pile of trouble with his pals. They are there to help take back the island, but the locals are two steps ahead of them and already have a battle plan.

Charlie and David have an epic battle in the water but that Mako shark there gets the last laugh, and Charlie is a goner! Hey, a perfect ending, this movie is so cool and satisfying at the end, check it out if you can... Tune in tomorrow as Eegah!! takes hold of the old 'post' button, here, at The Dungeon!..

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