Saturday, December 26, 2009

THE GOLDEN BAT / Toei Tokyo - 1966

Welcome, everbloody, to last Saturday Matinee at Dungeon Soundflick Theater for 2009!! Ôgon Batto is original Japanese title and star popular Sonny Chiba as Dr. Yamatone. Director Hajime Sato only have seven credit but include THE GHOST OF THE HUNCHBACK, TERROR BENEATH THE SEA and GOKE, BODY SNATCHER FROM HELL!!

Original music is by Shunsuke Kikuchi, who have total of 149 composing credit, wow! A few other title he work on are: BRUTAL TALES OF CHIVALRY, WICKED PRIEST, SNAKE WOMAN'S CURSE, GOKE, BODY SNATCHER FROM HELL, WAR OF THE INSECTS, GAMERA vs GURION, GAMERA vs MONSTER X, GAMERA vs ZIGRA, KAMEN RIDER vs SHOCKER, ROBOT DETECTIVE, ELECTROID ZABORGER, THE CLASSROOM OF TERROR, SPACE IRONMAN KYODAIN, UFO WAR: FIGHT! RED TIGER, ULTRAMAN ZOFFY, DRAGON BALL and DRAGON BALL Z!!!

Eegah!! love it when there is comradery song sung by gang of guy flying around somewhere, and, this flick is no exception!! Once you learn word to catchy tune, you can sing along too!.. C'mon, it fun!!

Okay, Tabonga' pet tarantula, Ralphie, say he all ready to push big red 'GO' button and get 'Last Saturday of the Year Soundclip' a-rollin'... so, here goes!!.. THE GOLDEN BAT!

Oh, and, as special end of year bonus, we gots plenty of great stills for you perusing eyeball pleasure!

Bent on world domination, Nazō plan on making rogue planet Icarus to collide with Earth! He have no lower body and hover around in mini saucer and have metal pincher claw!! Now, that is too cool!!

Sonny is secretly made into special UN agent in secret Japanese Alps laboratory, and, whose secret mission is to help finish secret Super-Destruction Beam Cannon that can destroy Icarus.

Look like they doing drugs, too!

Dude gots everything, mountain garage door open up and jetcar go flying into wild blue yonder...

Actually, they flying on rescue mission to mysterious island somewhere in middle of Pacific Ocean.

At island they discover ancient ruins of Atlantis, but suddenly up pop big strange metal-drill-squid-spaceship!! That as bad as the giant-bat-rat-spider in ANGRY RED PLANET!

ATTAAAACK!!.. Thing-a-ma-jigger being commanded by evil ass, Nazō, what else?!

On to Plan B, go find ancient superhero Golden Bat, who been hibernating for over 10,000 years, waiting for this moment to save Earth! Heaven know they cannot do it by self, that for sure!

Get ready, Ōgon Bat is considered very first Japanese Super Hero, appearing in a pulp novel!!

Simply put, Golden Bat is “God of Justice and Protector of the Weak!”

GB see infernal thing pop up again, so, he fly over and break their giant new very expensive plasma TV they just get yesterday for XMAS!! "Hey-yo Prancer, hey-yo Dancer!"

Nazō then utilize skills of Werewolf Guy, Hot Chick and Scarface Dude to help out with nefarious plans.

But, good guy got ding-danged zip guns! ...Oootch, otch, yowie!! Hey, dat hoits!!.. STOP!!!

Portrait of typical early Japanese airship design. Have that old time, pulp feel.

Old Nazō can be real som-om-a-bip if he not have his medication!!

He make famous Doctor and Scarface Dude change brain for awhile...

...So he can have access to gurl he want to kidnap!

Thing pop up in town now, so, GB turn on powerful scepter that can conjure lightning and cause earthquakes! ...Hell, yeah!

.......BULLSEYE, MUTHERFUCKER!!!

Nazō get all depressed!

Scarface Dude go down!

GB get back the Super-Destruction Beam Cannon and they destroy rogue planet Icarus, thus, saving day!!

Hey, and look at Tabonga' new watch he get for jolly old XMAS!!

1 comment:

prof. grewbeard said...

only in Japan would you have a little gurl get all starry-eyed hero-worshipping a guy with a skull for a face! anyway, love this movie! Yôichi Numata, the guy who plays Keloid(aka Scarface Guy)was also in Nobuo Nakagawa's Jigoku(Hell)as a demon from Hell, literally...

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