Thursday, April 29, 2010

THE CYCLOPS (1957) trailer

How have I never seen this film? Any movie featuring a battle between two lizards that are supposed to be dinosaurs is exactly my kind of thing. Time to fire up the old TV.

6 comments:

Brian Lindsey said...

Smells like Bert I. Gordon!

I've never seen this film either. I guess it was one of those flicks that for some reason was never shown by any of the Creature Feature hosts of my youth.

On Smash said...

Actually seeing two lizards being passed off as dinosaurs always made feel ripped off. especially in Journey to the center of the Earth where James Mason ids one as a T-Rex, as a young dino buff that was a huge disappointment

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Rod Barnett said...

I used to hate it when filmmakers used lizards to double for dinos too. But as I've gotten older I find it amusingly entertaining. It was never going to fool any but the most credulous kids (guilty-age 10 and younger) or those hoping the film was better than its effects. These days I'm just thrilled to find a film I've never seen that uses that cheap trick!

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Technically he is not a cyclops. Just a guy with an eye injury on the other side of his face. Reminds me of those movies about the guy who grows big because of radiation "I just don't want to grow anymore' and then spears the army guy with the needle they just stuck him with.

Rod Barnett said...

Calvin- what you say is true. And to make Mr. Smash happy the giant lizards are NOT supposed to be dinosaurs but instead just regular reptiles that have grown to huge size from radiation exposure. But the worst thing about THE CYCLOPS is that it just sucks. Reeks. Blows. It is, hands down the worst Bert I. Gordon movie I have ever seen--and that is saying something. I've drunkenly defended THE MAGIC SWORD for God's sake! But THE CYCLOPS is boring. Dull. Awful. Sleep inducing. And Lon Chaney is terrible in it. Damn. It's bad.

I had hoped to keep silent about the movie as I just sent someone a copy of it. Sorry Brian. The only good news is that its short.