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The Green Slime [Remaster]
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and received it a few days ago. (Pricey!) Anyway, I'm glad
to finally have this among my Japanese monster collection.
This film creeped me out as a kid when I first saw it in
theaters, mainly because the creatures were just too weird.
It's goofy, cheesy, and a lot of fun - with a plot that
predates 'Armageddon' as astronauts attempt to blow up
an asteroid on a collision course with Earth. They do so,
but end up contaminating their space station Gamma III
(an extremely low-budget plastic toy obviously inspired
by '2001', which was still popular at the time) with the
titular crud that spawns the space monsters. I wouldn't
be surprised if this, in some goofy way, also influenced
'Aliens'. The film was made in conjunction with Japan's
Toei studio and directed by their ace 'yakuza' director
Kinji Fukusaku, who recently found renewed fame with his
'Battle Royale' series of films. The quality of this disc
is miles ahead of its vhs counterpart (the only other one
in existence) and is widescreen - though there's no extras
and no chapter stops. I believe that's typical for Warner
Archive editions. You may want to wait for the price to
Little known fact.. the actor playing the monster in the green slime also played Godzilla in the 1960's Godzilla movies.
The fungus grows into man-sized monsters which multiply rapidly and overrun the space station. Jackel and Horton are forced to set aside their romantic rivalry over Luciana Paluzzi (`Thunderball') while they battle the creatures. Blazing laser guns abound in a desperate battle with the unstoppable monsters! The astronauts even don spacesuits and jet-packs for a battle on the space station's hull. All this in glorious color AND wide screen. Wow!
Sure, this sounds great but . . . well, these guys didn't know what they were doing.
. . . Or did they?
`The Green Slime' looks more like a clever satire of sci-fi movies than an ineptly made film. The odds against all the side-splitting humor in this movie happening by accident must be astronomical. The potato-shaped monster suits are hysterical. The miniatures of the rockets are so tiny the camera can barely focus on them. The dialogue sounds like perfect parodies of sci-fi's most treasured clichés. (Example: The doctor rushes up to soldiers as their about to attack a slim monster. `Stop, don't kill it!' he pleads. `This is a magnificent discovery, and we must do everything possible to SAVE it!' -- and he says it in a perfect imitation of Richard Nixon.)
When the heroes' rocket tries to outrun an atomic blast, Robert Horton orders the pilot to increase thrust.Read more ›
Having grown up on this cheesy little slice of Jap/American filmaking I'm so happy I can put my crappy VHS away and finally see it on DVD. This movie has everything that a B movie lover could want !! Over the top acting ... cheesy monsters and one of the greatest instumentals songs of all time !! (Where Jack and Lisa are dancing and arguing over Vince. I can still play it on my synthesizer)Heck you can't even forget about the theme song that will having you swinging and singing till the dawn. lol
If you love the B-movies from the late 60's then this is honestly a movie for you. Imagine it... late Friday night ... home alone or with that special someone ... you just popped some corn and then you put your copy of "The Green Slime" in the DVD player.
It don't get much better than this folks.
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Of all the movies I saw as a kid on the Saturday Afternoon Creature Double Feature this is the one I remember the most. Read morePublished 2 months ago by ramirez98
Hard to find, but good ole' Amazon had it! LOVE this movie! If you are a Sci-Fi kitsch fan, this is for youPublished 2 months ago by D
Fun sci fi when a bit of "slime" comes back on a astronaut's uniform and reeks havoc at the space station! Read morePublished 2 months ago by "old movie finatic"
I love this movie about a space station & going to a plant to destroy it & bring back to the space station called the Green SlimePublished 3 months ago by jdyjr009
This movie brought back memories. I remember seeing it in the theatre. As a kid I found it suspenseful, I didn't want certain characters to meet their end at the electricity... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Reginald Golden
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