Friday, May 23, 2008

Monsterland Forums

I hope those browsing this blog page will check out Monsterland Forums, a message board I started about twenty six months ago, and dedicated to my great fondness for Godzilla, giant monsters, and sci-fi/horror movies. Our community is still small, with only about a dozen active members out of our membership scroll of 109 people. The site has been experiencing slow but consistently sustained growth, both in posting activity and in members. The site will be undergoing a format change soon to Zetaboards format. We have a "Casual Chat" and "Sports" forum, as well as forums for fan submissions(written, artwork and video) and "Ultraman".

To visit Monsterland Forums click the title of this blog entry above.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Movies I'd like to see on Region 1 DVD

There remain, despite my ever growing DVD collection, many titles I'd really like to see on quality Region 1 DVD. Among those I'd like to see:

Battle In Outer Space(1959)
The H-Man(1958)
Half Human(1955)
Captain Nemo And The Underwater City(1969)
Crack In The World(1965)
The Prey(1984)
The Green Slime(1968)

Here's the trailer for The Green Slime(1968), one of the films on my R1 "wish" list:

Saturday, May 17, 2008

AIP Trailers

Some of the best movie trailers I've ever seen are those from American International Pictures, or AIP. Here are a couple of favorites of mine: Frankenstein Conquers The World(1966)(top) and Die Monster! Die!(1965)(bottom):

Playing favorites

It seems like one of the more popular topics these days on chat oriented message boards is listing a favorite "this" and a favorite "that". Far be it for me to deviate from the trend. Some favorites of my own-

Favorite movies:

2001: A Space Odyssey(1968)
Gojira(1954) (the first "Godzilla" film)
The Thing(1982)
The Day The Earth Caught Fire(1961)
Mothra Vs Godzilla(1964)
Destroy All Monsters(1968)
War Of The Gargantuas(1966)
Frankenstein Vs Baragon(1965)
The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms(1953)

Favorite horror films:

Pit And The Pendulum(1961)
The Haunting(1963)
The Descent(2005)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre(1974)
The Curse Of The Werewolf(1961)
Horror Of Dracula(1958)
The Howling(1981)
An American Werewolf In London(1981)
The Burning(1981)
A Nightmare On Elm Street(1984)
Dog Soldiers(2002)
Night Of The Living Dead(1968)
The Fly(1958)
The Shining(1980)
The Changeling(1979)

Favorite science fiction films:

The Empire Strikes Back(1980)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture(1979)
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind(1977)
The Thing(1982)
Fantastic Voyage(1966)
The Andromeda Strain(1971)
Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea(1961)
Battle In Outer Space(1959)
Star Wars(1977)
Planet Of The Apes(1968)
The Day The Earth Stood Still(1951)
The Day The Earth Caught Fire(1961)
2001: A Space Odyssey(1968)