Friday, May 20, 2011

MAGIC OF THE UNIVERSE / Aces Films - 1988

Welcome everbloody to Friday Night Drive-In with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. Tonite we gots another Asian entry, this one's about a circus magician, Jamir, who accidentally causes his daughter and wife to disappear. He then has to venture into a dangerous alternate dimension in order to rescue them from the vile clutches of the evil witch, Mikula, and her grotesque army of animal people minions.

The music's by Rey Ramos, who has 19 composing credits that includes the titles SNAKE SISTERS, VIRGIN PEOPLE, HEE-MAN: MASTER OF NONE, FLESH AVENUE and LOST AND FOUND COMMAND: REBELS WITHOUT BECAUSE! He also has 2 soundtrack credits and an acting credit.

Judging by the atomic clock on the wall over there, well, it's time to bring in our fuzzy little multi-eyed freek and Dungeon helper, yes, that's right, it's good old... Ralphie The Tarantula! And, he's here to start the show with our Eariffic Earclip for... MAGIC OF THE UNIVERSE!

Here's the touring magic show in their highly decorated International truck, on the way to their next stop...

This is our magician hero, Jamir, played by Michael De Mesa. He casts a spell and his wife, daughter and little helper just disappear!

A good monster shows Jamir the portal to the alternate dimension where his family and lil' buddy are.

This bad monster looks a lot like one of the monster dudes in the totally twisted flick from New Zealand, BAD TASTE! We've already done that one, so, you can use our search tool to easily find it, in case you want to check it out.

This wrinkly old semi-transparent guy wanders into the scene to give his 2 cents worth about whazzup.

Jamir comes in contact with a primal tribe and wows them with his magical wizardry.

All Hell breaks out in the jungles of the alternate universe.

This is the evil witch, Mikula, on the right, deliciously played by Armida Siguion-Reyna. She rules with the help of her loyal monster minions.

Not sure whut's goin' on here, but, I like this still a lot!.. Hiiiiiieee-Yaaaah!!

Jamir's buddy gets to tangle with this deadly swamp creature!

Mikula and her horde go into the jungle and capture Jamir and his family.

In the meantime, things aren't going that well back at the fortress. This is Sunshine, I believe, as the good witch, Freza. She has shown up to help Jamir, and, can shoot laser bursts out of her eyes! She really knows how to hurt a bad monster!!

Here's two shots of Jamir's little helper, who's stage name I think is... Tom Tom!

This little goat faced tattletale tells Mikula that there's big trouble back at the ranch, with Freza and all!

Finally, Jamir gets to face off with Mikula after they relocate back to the fortress. It is soooo weird, Mikula's brain moves around and inflates/deflates inside her head!!!.. Very strange looking!

Jamir fries Mikula's wicked ass with a high voltage electrical shock right through her eyeball sockets!!

Jamir's job's done here, and, it's time to get back to his own dimension!.. All hail mighty Jamir!!

Ghoulnight Everbloody!!..

3 comments:

prof. grewbeard said...

aaah, the 80s...in Asia. is the deadly swamp creature flipping us off?

Eegah!! said...

80's Asian Aces! Try and say that 5 times real fast!

TABONGA! said...

The swamp creature flailed around so quickly, I was lucky to get that still! And yes, he's flipping us all off!!

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