Wednesday, April 16, 2008

WHEN INSPIRATION CANNOT BE FOUND, YOU GET THIS

I'm not sure when my brother and I started deliberately seeking out bad movies, but it's impossible to remember a time when we didn't. We liked bad TV as well--if it starred Granville Van Dusen, we'd be watching--but there's a special thrill to plopping down your money and buying tickets to Star Crash.

A few things to keep in mind as you watch this:

1) Yes, that's really Christopher Plummer. And his performance here isn't even as good as David Hasselhoff's.

2) That awful music? It's by John Barry!

3) This thing was produced by Nat Wachsberger, also responsible for Jerry Lewis' legendarily awful The Day The Clown Cried.

4) There was a time--now forgotten--when people actually hired Marjoe Gortner. As an actor, I mean.

5) What the hell kind of trailer tells us we are "about to be hurled"?

6) Remember--it's in DOLBY STEREO!

7) I've paid to see this. More than once.

6 comments:

Sudiegirl said...

Uh - yeah.

All I can say is don't comment on me liking Huey Lewis.

Edward Hegstrom said...

Well, as Huey himself once said, sometimes bad is bad.

Sudiegirl said...

I will never understand laying down cash money to see something that bad.

Blog Princess said...

I loved the Star Wars homages... complete with vague allusions in the score: Barry does Williams I guess. That trailer was pretty long. Are you sure that wasn't the actual movie?

I will be keeping an eye out for this - I love badly dubbed films, sort of a Spaghetti Western... in space... gone wrong.

Marty McKee said...

Excellent Van Dusen reference.

Edward Hegstrom said...

Ah! Always delighted to know there's a fellow traveler on the Van Dusen Express.