Bride of the Monster
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My only complaint is the cover art. It's creepy (in a bad way) and badly designed. It looks like Bela's nose has been replaced by a tiny blonde woman with Cthulu-esque tentacles. It does not evoke the look and feel of an old Ed Wood production. This is Ed Wood, not H.P. Lovecraft. Why not just use the original movie poster illustration or a new retro style design?
But for the price, it's an unbeatable deal. Highly recommended.
They don't make films like this anymore, well unfortunately they do.
The plot is stupid...
The acting is cheesy....
The props are every day household items, like a metal salad bowl......except the rubber octopus, which wood purchased at some prop shop without the mechanics to make it work so the actors had to do all the work.......
I don't know anyone who hasn't seen this movie but...........SPOILER ALERT!...........if you haven't seen it stop reading!
Bella's sinister machine is turned on him at the end and he runs into a giant (actually another actor wearing obvious platform shoes) and he kills Lobo, then runs on a rampage on the hillside behind his lab and is crushed by a boulder and forced into the pit with the octopus.
The doctor, now "juiced" up with atomic radiation is struck by a bolt of lightning and explodes into a giant mushroom cloud of atomic radiation, meanwhile our heroes stand nearby unharmed and the police chief says something prophetic (curtain call).......cheesy
You just can't help but like this movie......
is still GREAT! Lugosi like Karloff and Price and Cushing always gave their best despite some of the material they had to work with and the
cheap production values on some of their films. Lugosi is prefect for this role and Wood wrote a very good script much like or even better than
some of the classic Universal horror films. What he didn't have was a big budget and great actors except for Lugosi and the actor who plays
the homicide captain and the doctor from Lugosi's homeland and Lugosi gives a great performance when they finally meet. The directing is
actually pretty wood and much better than most B movies from this time! and it's not the worst film ever made! as some have commented.
This is a must have for Lugosi and classic horror mystery movies! Bride of the Monster was Lugosi's last great film.
God only knows how Wood kept wrangling a screen legend like Lugosi into doing these horrendously bad movies, but future generations will thank him for the resulting campiness and hilarity. If the thought of poor dialogue, horrendous sets and even worse editing rocks your socks, you're in for a special treat!
If you're going to buy any version of Bride of the Monster, you'd be best served by getting this particular DVD. Legend Films--friend to all B-movies--provides two versions of the film on the same disc: the original black and white version and their new, color-added version. You're welcome to take your pick of the two based on personal preference, but if you have yet to try the colorized version, you might as well indulge. When I compared the two side-by-side, I could not help but enjoy the colorized version more--it adds so much vibrancy and life to the images on screen. Maybe I've been spoiled by decades of realistic imagery in film, but I'm reticent to return to grayscale after having seen Bela, Tor and the octopus monster in their enhanced forms.
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"Stuck in this forsaken jungle hell", with only a colorized version of this movie to watch. So great. Service was great too.Published 12 months ago by J. Nixon
This movie fooled me as it's sort of funny and horror related all at the same time. The story does not have much to it, and the only truly good actor...the only actor... Read morePublished on March 10, 2011 by Kimberly A. King
Irresistible Monogram film. At the top of the list of movies that qualify for genre So-bad-that's-it's-good. Read morePublished on September 16, 2009 by VALENWORTH
First of all,let me clarify something:Tor Johnson does not say "time for go to bed" in this movie,but it was the turkey "The Unearthly" starring John Carradine... Read morePublished on February 9, 2009 by Bart Fargo
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