Monday, February 25, 2013

2020 Texas Gladiators

Ah, the masterpiece* known as 2020 Texas Gladiators (a.k.a. 'Anno 2020 - I gladiatori del futuro' in the original Italian)...

Neither of those guys, nor that cool cannon/blunderbuss gun thingy appear in the film, not surprisingly. This is just another example of cool, yet misleading, poster art of the time. :) There is actually nothing in the movie to make you think this was in the future. It looked pretty much like a messed up 1984.

The description is fairly accurate, but the story is so bogged down with "meh" that it's not too clear. *shrug* This is also typical of B-movies, of course. Actually, B is pretty generous. (think C or Z)

They spelled explosive as exsplosive throughtout the fuel refinery scenes. Those pics will show up in my dumberer blog eventually. ;)

As is the case with a lot of old OOP movies, you can see the whole thing at YouTube! (can, but don't have to, of course...)


Monday, February 18, 2013

Not Quite Human

The Not Quite Human trilogy was a HUGE favorite of mine—and my brother's—growing up, but especially the first one from 1987:
Great cast! Jay Underwood was very likeable and played the part so well. Alan Thicke was allowed to play his role as father with a certain levelheadedness, rather than the 'idiot' father of so many movies, so that was nice. And speaking of nice, Robyn! Definitely had a big crush on her! Hesseman and Balogna were a fun duo you had no problem seeing beaten. (business-wise, I mean)

Not sure when this tape was released (I'm guessing early to mid 90s), as they never put any dates anywhere. :p I have a bunch of undated Disney tapes. Why would they do that?

The whole movie is on YouTube! :) Here's the first part:

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Ah yes, Z.P.G. I picked it up on a whim at a video store liquidation. I'm glad I did. It's a little lot slow at times, but pretty interesting overall. And this is a case where the low quality of the print seems to help it be more mysterious. 

Love them 'tells you nothing' covers! ;) 

Decent dystopian story, typical of the 70s. 

Here's the trailer:

 Makes me want to watch it again!