Wednesday, October 22, 2008

YAMI NI HIKARU ME (Fear Of The Mummy) - (1958)

I got an email from today, Nov. 6, 2008, saying they had deleted the sound file included in this review for copyright protection infringement! For my money, this would have been the last film I would have thought anyone had a copyright on since information and copies of the film are like non-existent! So, whatever, I don't get it, and now neither do you!!! The link is now dead, sorry about that!

"Yami Ni Hikaru Me" or "Fear Of The Mummy", or "Fear For The Mummy" is about as obscure of a movie as we've seen lately! You can't hardly find out anything about it, except that it was directed by the virtually unknown Masakura Tamura and starred Bob Strickland in his 7th and last film, and that it was really a series of TV episodes edited into a movie.

Chillin' before it's time to go to work, then the alarm goes off and the Mummy has to find a trench coat so that he can stroll on down to the local bar and get a drink!! Some days it just doesn't pay to get up!!

Tabonga found us a copy in a pawnshop somewhere in Yokkaichi and the quality was barely worth watching, but the inventive soundtrack of eerie Casio noodling combined with some meandering guitar licks that sound a lot like something from one of the German "Dr. Mabuse" films and composed by God only knows who, makes it more than worthwhile!!

So, you want weird? That's why we're here!! Let the count down continue!!!


prof. grewbeard said...

i need a copy of this movie! i'll trade you for a copy of Invisible Man Vs. The Human Fly, the SECOND Most Obscure 50's Japanese Sci-fi Film ever!

zillagord said...

Wow. The countdown continues, and it's one hit after another. I have really been enjoying this ride! Thanks.

Now that I have brown-nosed (albeit sincerely), I have a request: I know it is a bit beyond the scope of this blog, but I am hoping you could perhaps check out the film "Teenage Gang Debs." There is a song in it entitled "Blackbelt" (I think) that absolutely begs to be made into an mp3. Check it out, I think you will agree!

Thanks for your contribution to my Halloween mood. I'll see you again tomorrow!


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