The War of the Gargantuas (1966 Japan)


The War of the Gargantuas (1966 Japan)
aka
Frankenstein's Monsters: Sanda vs. Gaira
Adventure of Gargantuas
Duel of the Gargantuas
La guerre des monstres
La guerra de los gargantĂșas
Frankenstein - Zweikampf der Giganten

For monster lovers, this has to rank up there as one of Toho Studio's greatest and most satisfying giant monster movies. For those looking for it, there's plenty of nonstop monster mayhem and devastation on tap. However, it's hard for me to decide which of the two versions I prefer; the Japanese original (which calls our creatures "Frankenstein's" and is a direct sequel to Toho's own FRANKENSTEIN VS BARUGON, aka FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD) or the U.S. edition (which christens the beasts "Garganutas" and works better as a separate stand alone story). This may be a rare occasion where the American rendition proves to be more entertaining, for a few reasons...

One grisly sequence shows the evil monster chewing a woman victim up like a piece of meat and spitting something out; in the Japanese version it's a bouquet of flowers, while in America it works more effectively as the girl's clothes. (IMDB JoeKarlosi)
















The Basement (1989)


The Basement (1989)

Four strangers are summoned to the basement of a abandoned house by a mysterious entity known only as The Sentinel. One after another, they are forced to witness heinous deeds they have yet to commit - and which will damn them for all eternity. (IMDB Kaza Brookbanks)  NV

Shot in 1989 over a period of 22 days but abandoned by the director after filming. It wasn't edited until Camp Motion Pictures picked up the distribution rights in 2010 and it finally debuted on VHS and DVD the following year. 








Dance with a Stranger (1985)


Dance with a Stranger (1985)

A stormy relationship, complicated by the strictures of 1950s social class and gender roles, ends in death. Based on the life of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain. (IMDB Mattias Thuresson)





















Halls of Anger (1970)


Halls of Anger (1970)

A few white kids are sent to an all black school where they encounter racism and hatred from some of the student. A new Vice Principal trys to handle the situation. The ultimate meaasge they were trying to get across is that this is what it is like to be black in a white world. ~Alzur


Calvin Lockhart

Davis Roberts (center)

Gilbert Green - Harry Holcombe




Jeff Bridges - Rob Reiner


James A. Watson Jr

Luther Whitsitt - Calvin Lockhart - Roy Jenson

Edward Asner - Calvin Lockhart - Lou Frizzell

Janet MacLachlan


Otis Day

Hilly Hicks




Jeff Bridges - Rob Reiner




Calvin Lockhart