What makes the People of HomeMade Productions Happy?
Ok, this is really silly... On a vhs sale some years back Fredrik, Trond and Roger laughed they're asses off meeting the Norwegian title for the film DON'T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT. It was called: DE GALES REDSELSFULLE SKREKKHUS, which translates into the really really absurd THE MAD CRAZIES HOUSE OF HORRORS!!!! The title of the original - DON'T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT is much cooler. But really no laughing matter.
Another weird and obscure videotape that was more silly than actually funny was THE BRUTE (starring Richard Burton) titled DENNE MANN ER FARLIG in Norwegian. That translates into THIS MAN IS DANGEROUS... Antoher fine old classic with a dumb translated title is the Blaxploitation flick SLAUGHTER that for some reason translated into no less than VOLDSMANN... (meaning VIOLENT MAN)
And we're all happy that the eminent seventies filmclassic DEMON SEED translated into I DATAMASKINENS MAKT in Norwegian. That means IN THE POWER OF THE COMPUTER in English, and sounds terribly well!
Well, anyway. Let us give our attention to a list Trond wrote some years ago: br>
Top10 of movie characters that are extremely charming because of hight, tone of voice, honesty and innocence:
1. Barry in Close Encounters
2. Wicket from Return of the Jedi
3. Yoda from Empire Strikes Back
4. Drew Barrymore`s role in E.T
5. The big red creature that ate rocks in Labyrinth
6. The small beast that Gary Oldman keeps in his office in The Fifth Element
7. The baby Ewoks in Return of the Jedi
8. E.T himself
9. Leòn's ptted plant in Luc Bessons Leon
10. Mr.Chainsaw in Slackers vs Night Demons
More goofy lists will appear on these pages, amogst these our favorite movie monsters (ranging from Hedorah - the Smog Monster to Bossk - the Bounty Hunter!!), our favorite sci fi leading ladies (it should not come as a surprise that Erin Gray is on top of everyones lists here...) and favorite filmtitles. (Beneath the Planet of the Apes somehow dominates this category.)
10 Italian Must-See Films from the mid- Eighties:
BlastFighter (Lamberto Bava, 1985)
Cobra Mission (Fabrizio De Angelis, 1985)
Thunder (Fabrizio De Angelis, 1983)
Delta Force Commando (Pierluigi Ciriaci, 1987)
After the Fall of New York (Sergio Martino, 1983)
Double Target (Bruno Mattei, 1987)
Hands of Steel (Sergio Martino, 1986)
Strike Commando (Bruno Mattei, 1987)
Code Name: Wildgeese (Antonio Margheriti, 1984)
Brothers in Blood (Tonino Valerii, 1987)
Some absolute favorite titles that didn't make it to the final cut:
Castellari's The New Barbarians
Fulchi's The New Gladiators
Fulchi's Zombi 2
Fulchi and Mattei's Zombi 3
Deodato's Body Count
...and please don't forget D'Amato's Anthropophagous (the most macabre film ever!)
Many people out there will be pleased to know that Trond's seven favorite STAR TREK ORIGINAL SERIES episodes are still: The Trouble with Tribbles, The Cage, Spock's Brain, Amok Time, The Doomsday Machine, Mirror, Mirror and The City on the Edge of Forever.
Definitive Favorite Film People include:
Glen A Larson
Definitive Favorite Films include:The Invisible Man
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Definitive Favorite Godzilla Films include:Destroy all Monsters
Godzilla vs Hedorah
Son of Godzilla
Terror of MechaGodzilla
Ebirah - Horror of the Deep
Definitive Favorite Sci fi TV-Series include:Battlestar Galactica
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
The Twilight Zone
Definitive Favorite Rip off Films include:
Starcrash (10 points out of 10 possible. FIRE, FIRE! YEAAH!!)
Battle Beyond the Stars (Corman is the King of Kings.)
Double Target (Possibly the Funniest movie ever made. Most memorable is the scene where the Ramboesque hero underwater blows the Head of a man-eating Shark with his gun.)
Pirhana (Joe Dante is a funny guy.)
Ghoulies II (A lot of stupid fun.)
Talos - The Mummy (Actually better than Sommers' mumies.)
Strike Commando (Possibly the Worst movie ever made? One of the Bad Guys looks like Norwegian Soccer player Stig Inge Bjørnebye.)
Definitive Favorite Hate Films include:Supernova
Judge Dredd (the most unwelcomed movie ever)
Darkman 2-The Return of Durant
As you all remember January 9th will for all Eternity be remembered as the day Fredrik got a hold of an original vhs copy of our favorite thrashy-campy-sexy-seventies-crazy-sci-fi-extravaganza-movie STARCRASH (1979).
With its blue and psychadellic big box- cover it keeps on making our world a better (and weirder) place.
More is to come. Stick around.
If you Dare see more than meets the Eye.