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March 22, 2010

Vincent Price is awesome :)

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , — Bryan @ 6:44 am

We’ve watched a couple of Vincent Price films lately and ended up “discovering” a film that none of us had ever heard of called Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs. The movie was a total 60’s b-grade spy film parody where Vincent Price plays the role of the super villain out to take over the world. You just need to see it. It’s all kinds of awesome. Apparently it’s also a sequel to another Dr. Goldfoot movie that was released a year earlier that we need to watch now because the first one is apparently even better from the reviews I’ve found. Both films are on Hulu as of the writing of this post (here and here).

Speaking of Vincent Price, we also recently watched The Last Man on Earth (completing our I Am Legend related movie watching short of a the most recent direct to video production). I would have to say that all things considered this version seems to run closer to the book than any of the others. If you’re looking to watch these movies yourself I would say the canon (contrary to Wikipedia’s thoughts) would be:

  • The Last Man on Earth
  • The Omega Man
  • Night of the Comet
  • 28 Days Later (& 28 Weeks Later)
  • I Am Legend
  • I Am Omega

All of these are pretty awesome taken individually, and of course each has it’s own set of issues or variations on the book story. If you’re adverse to gory violence though, stay away from the 28 Days/Weeks movies. On that note, I can’t say anything one way about goriness with the last one on the list as I still haven’t seen it.

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