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Elvira Takes On The World
on August 8, 2014
Elvira returns with another set of DVDs. This time she's got 4 episodes on tap, two of which are previously unseen (I guess they didn't air during the 2010 run of the show). The episodes are loosely themed because they deal with giant monsters of one sort or the other. This wasn't the strongest set, but that has nothing to do with Elvira; her antics, as usual, keep these tired, often dull movies afloat.
Movies contained are "Teenagers from Outer Space", "Giant Gila Monster", "Attack of the Giant Leeches" and "Monster from a Prehistoric Planet". None of them are very good, yet each of them delivers some low brow entertainment and a lot of fodder for Elvira's barrage of puns and quips.
"Leeches..." For instance has an excellent skeezy performance by Yvette Vickers that ends up being the highlight of the film. "Monster..." has terrible dubbing and "Teenagers..." is filled with amazing Wood-ian dialogue. "Gila Monster" may be the best film in the set based on technical merit, but it's not as much fun as the others when it gets the Elvira treatment.
For her part, Elvira goes about her usual antics feuding with the IRS, an imposter hostess, a pet lizard and a mid-life crisis. Like all the other sets, this is worth getting for her, but there are better sources for the films.