Friday, October 12, 2007
See what I was talking about yesterday? The Monster on this box isn't Karloff, I'm pretty sure. Also, as you can see this is indeed another 8mm short cut down from a full-length movie!
Of course, the home video market just completely killed the 8mm industry... and there's hardly any up on eBay at any time.
And here's from a different release of Bride of Frankenstein. I'm not sure which of those two was released first!
And here's the first of many, many Mummy movies you'll see in 8mm format!
And here's the Deadly Mantis... although to be honest, the auction I got this pic from wasn't an auction for an 8mm movie of the Deadly Mantis, but instead was a magnet of the cover for the 8mm Deadly Mantis release! I'm hoping to find the regular box art without the word "sample" on it one of these days.
I'm sure most of you are aware that King Kong Vs. Godzilla originally was intended to be a Frankenstein sequel... so it was no surprise that a Japanese Frankenstein movie was finally done, and the above box art is from that! The giant creature there was the result of the heart of the Frankenstein Monster being exposed to radiation after the Axis decided to move it from Germany to Hiroshima, Japan.
There was a sequel, "War of the Gargantuas," although I don't believe the American version says anything about its connection to "Frankenstein Conquers the World."
This one's a two-fer! Of course to the left is the classic Frankenstein, but on the right is a generic box! I've seen generic box art for sci-fi movies, too... obviously, I prefer box art that's custom to the movie!
Here's another Frankenstein movie not by Universal... it's one of the Hammer movies. I have to admit that I don't think I've ever seen any of the Hammer Frankensteins! But I've probably got most of 'em covered in 8mm movie boxes!
This is another pic I need to find a sharper version of. For all I know, I may have it, it's just not in the stream yet!
This is a bit better quality, but still is in need of a better picture!
I don't recall if I've ever seen The Giant Claw... but I do know I just uploaded to Flickr tonight a picture of this same box art, but of a better condition box!
And here's Godzilla Vs. The Thing... and the Thing, of course, is Mothra. Of course, neither monster is accurately represented here!
Man, it's just major Frankenstein stuff tonight, isn't it? It wasn't planned that way (hence "Random Acts of Geekery" -- emphasis on Random). You'll notice that the Wolf Man and Dracula are not pictured on this box art at all! I'd guess that the movie here doesn't have either of those monsters, a pretty easy feat since the full-length movie pretty much has each of the three in their own separate story.
And then there's Konga... a fun movie so long as you don't expect much out of it!
More 8mm box art tomorrow!