Return of the Giant Monsters - The Magic Serpent
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I am very grateful to Retromedia for releasing both of these movies on DvD (and the Magic Serpent especially, because you probably won't find it anywhere else), because they are both such sheer campy fun that they would HAVE to be on the same DvD.
What's great about these films is that they aren't "good" per-say, but they aren't supposed to be. They're supposed to be FUN. People who criticize these movies for being cheaply made and poorly dubbed basically have nothing better to do with their time. It's pointless to really criticize these movies unless you're a real kaiju-fan and know about this kind of stuff. But even with the critical eye of the fanboy (or fangirl), these flicks are hard to nitpick about because they are so...much...fun!
The only thing keeping this movie from getting higher marks is the fact that there's nothing else on the disc besides a scene selection and Retro's website. Plus, the quality of the print is pretty bad, but that's to be expected, these being such old films, and Retro probably having limited resources.
I highly recommend this DvD to anyone who is a fan of good-'ol giant monster rampages, or to anyone who is looking to introduce children to the kaiju genre (but not before a few Godzilla movies).
and not the mediocre SANDY FRANK version from the 1980s.
Story; Earth trembles and volcanic activity over the whole Japanese archipelago, unfold this new adventure. Mount Fuji erupts, scientist boards a helicopter to investigate. Suddenly, while sweeping the area, yellow energy beams, originating from the ground cuts the helicopter in half! There's confusion - Nobody can tell what really happened!
A journalist, led by a local boy, goes on a nearby mountain to investigate a mysterious green light. Horror lies however a head... The green light emanates from a horrible flying reptilian monster - The Gyaos!
The journalist gets quickly eaten, and Gyaos grabs his next snack - The little boy...
Suddenly Gamera appears; He/she manage to get the boy from the Gyaos. But gyaos is not an easy opponent; The ray, emitting from the mouth cuts Gamera severely... The boy and Gamera manage to escape; Both Gamera and a airstrike have failed - Is there any hope at all?
I gave this film 3 stars; The special effects are many, and the film has the only real air battle between two monsters, that I've ever seen!Read more ›
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You either like Gamera or not. I love these movies. Great fun all the way!Published 14 months ago by R. Fletcher
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I hadn't seen the Magic Serpent in a very long time - I saw it when I was a child and its a nice bit of memory to indulge in with the kids now that I'm an adult.Published on May 19, 2014 by Lorianne Arwood
Me and the grand kids both like too watch this one, it is their favorite when they come over to our house.Published on April 6, 2013 by mike rausch
LOVE THE ACTION IT THE MOVIES. THE MAGIC SERPENT WAS JUST THE TOPPING ON THE CAKE. IT WAS GREAT. I WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANY ONE WHO LIKES MONSTER MOVIES.Published on December 19, 2012 by putder53
I got this to give to a friend... It arrived on time, but I can't vouch for the actual quality of the movie!Published on August 21, 2012 by floppybelly
I love Gamera and hope everyone buys all his movies they're the best...he guides over everyone in the world...Go Gamera!!!Published on April 27, 2012 by T. Pollard
I would like to know why so many of the monster movies from the late fifties and the sixties are NEVER released on Region 2 DVD. Read morePublished on March 2, 2011 by Michael J. Rossiter