Friday, April 17, 2009

LASERBLAST - Richard Band & Joel Goldsmith - "Laser Blast" (1978)

"Laserblast" was the first movie ever scored by Joel Goldsmith, and it was Richard Band's second outing! These two guys both went on to have astonishing careers, and are still both working today! Richard Band was responsible for the way you felt when you saw "TerrorVision", "Troll", "Re-Animator" and "Ghoulies" just to name a few, and Joel Goldsmith not only has "Kull the Conqueror" and "Vampirella" among his numerous achievements, he also has 213 episodes of "Stargate SG-1" under his belt to go along with the 99 episodes of the "Stargate: Atlantis" TV show he did the music for!

Kim Milford as Larry Duncan, was an extremely talented person, who not only was the lead singer for The Jeff Beck group for a short while, but also was cast in the original productions of both "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show!" Kim obviously had too much talent for one person, and checked out with a bad heart at only 37 years of age!

This was Eddie Deezen as Froggy's first acting gig! Eddie has gone on to having quite the respectable career, and does a lot of cool voices in cartoons like "Kim Possible" and "Dexter's Laboratory!"

Animator Randy Cook went on to be an animation guy on all the "Lord Of The Rings" movies! Not too shabby!!

Now, does any of that make "Laserblast" a good movie?? Hell, No!!! You've got to be kidding, this is without a doubt, one of the worst films I have ever had the misfortune of laying my eyes on! I could actually feel the life being sucked out of my body as I watched it, but it sure was a neat starting off spot for a lot of cool people!!


Darfish said...

I......I.......I just don't know what to say about that, except I loved the Jeff Beck Group.

prof. grewbeard said...

wow. i didn't know there was that much to know about Laserblast!

"verrrrry interesting- but stupid!"

Anonymous said...

Faaaaarrrr.. Oooout!

Lacey said...

I am always amazed at how many successful careers come out of truly bad movies. Thanks for the updates.

Greg Goodsell said...

For more Charles Band nihilism, check out MANSION OF THE DOOMED. Stuart Lancaster plays a mad scientist out to restore his daughter's sight, aided and abetted by Gloria Grahame.

Anonymous said...

oh, oh, my favoritist movie of all time ever... uh, no wait, I was thinkin' of something else... nevermind

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