Friday, October 24, 2008

THE LOST CONTINENT - The Peddlers - "Sacrifice To Giant Jaw-Snapping Mollusks" (1968)

Happy All Freakin' Saints Friday!! Tonight we've got what I consider A special treat for this 2008 Countdown, a title used many times over the years, "The Lost Continent," this particular version coming from 1968! Director & Producer Michael Carreras rocks! Just check his credits!!

I wasn't really familiar with this film, and a couple of years back one late night I ran into a series of odd German lobby cards I'd never seen before on the Internet, and I, as the consummate film fan couldn't figure out where these particular monsters, balloons, and boobs originated from, but luckily, recently I found this strangely classic film on Netflix, and the rest is prehistoric history or hysteria as it were! English pop singer Dana Gillespie plays the part of Sarah!!!

So, this slimy cast of characters sets off to sea, kind of like in "Gilligan's Island" only for a slightly longer cruise, and each and every one has a background that wouldn't allow them to be on a normal ship!!

Eric Porter is "The Boss" or in nautical terms, "The Captain"!!!

I smell a mutiny on the way!!!

The phosphorous cargo seems to be a bit of a problem, since if it gets wet, it explodes!!! YOW!!!! Even The Captain had issues!!!

"Desolation Row!"


And Freakier!!!!


And then after all that, you still have to deal with this pinhead jerk and his followers!!!

So, here we go people, me and Tabonga are old, and yet, sometimes we have never even heard of super amazing bands like the guys that did the soundtrack for this film, The Peddlers!!!!! The world is a mess, I know the names and music by heart of people like Debbie Gibson and The BeeGees, but I'd never heard of The Peddlers until I researched this film!! OWWWWWW!!!!!!!
The Peddlers were a three piece band so way far ahead of the pack, they sound much more like the 90's band Morphine, with the haunting vocals of the late Mark Sandman, than their contemporaries Emerson Lake and Palmer! The Peddlers are still so very cool to this day, and you should go out of your way to get anything by them that you can get your grimy little hands on!!

Here's like a studio version of this haunting ultra cool and smooth tune!!!!

In The Studio


Anonymous said...

In this movie appears also the not only in Germany very famous singer & actress Hildegard Knef. She had a short career as an actress in Hollywood shortly after WW II, then moved back to Germany. In the late 50s she was the biggest scandal in german movie history (totally naked for 1 or 2 seconds but filmed from behind) accept from Klaus Kinski

Eegah!! & Tabonga! said...

Yes, that is the absolute truth about Hildegard Knef, and that wsa a bit of information I meant to include and forgot, thanx!!

Greg Goodsell said...

I actually saw this in a drive-in theater with my late father in the Sixties!

Dr. Theda said...

I liked the monsters ...especially the "Mouth-Thing" below the ship to whom the "inquisitor" feed people...)

Monster Music

Monster Music
AAARRGGHHH!!!! Ya'll Come On Back Now, Y'Hear??