Tuesday, May 24, 2011

TONIGHT!

Project Parlor and Junk Food Dinner present...


Krull (1983)

The Beast and his minions (The Slayers) land on the planet Krull and kidnap the princess, it's up to prince Colwyn and his rag-tag team of misfits to save not only her, but the entire planet!

Directed by Peter Yates (Bullitt, The Deep, Friends of Eddie Coyle) and written by Stanford Sherman (The Ice Pirates, the original Batman TV show), and featuring a young Liam Neeson- this is an oft overlooked sci-fi gem. The sets are huge and colorful, the costumes are also huge and colorful. Also, this has one of the coolest (and vastly underused) weapons ever, The Glave. Do yourself a favor and check this out, it'll be your favorite movie you wish you had seen twenty years ago.



Return To OZ (1985)
Aunt Em, fed up with Dorothy's stories about the magical land of OZ takes her in for electro-shock therapy. While in the hospital, a huge storm kicks up and Dorothy wakes up in OZ with her favorite chicken, who can now talk. She finds the citizens of her beloved Emerald City have been turned into stone. It's up to Dorothy to save the land she longed to return to.

Fairuza Balk and Piper Laurie star in this slice of pure nightmare fuel from the mid-1980's. Honestly, this movie should not be shown to children. The Wheelers alone are enough to make never want to visit the "wonderful" land of OZ. An eclectic mix of set pieces and characters make Walter Murch's only directing effort shine but, seriously, don't bring your kids.




Join myself and Kevin Merryman tonight at Project Parlor, won't you?
Look for Episode #60 (Commando, Surf II: The End of the Trilogy, and Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn) tonight or tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. A great double feature, wish I could've been there. KRULL is awesome, and deserves a bigger rep! It's an all-time archetypal favorite of mine; exactly the kind of 80's otherworldly sci-fi fantasy monster-riddled journey adventure that I would search the VHS coverbox art shelves in the Sci-Fi section of video stores for as a kid. I'm always looking out for movies like this, especially of similar vintage, but I keep coming back to KRULL in my mind as one of best examples of what I am looking for. I almost put up a post about it when Peter Yates died a few months back.

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